Alt Blend is where we combine less-conventional investments with forward-thinking perspectives on the world beyond stocks and bonds. Welcoming investors of any experience level, we’ll create a concoction of all-things Alts, including fundamentals of alternative investments, the role they play in the ever-changing environments we encounter, and a wide range of topics you aren’t likely to hear about in regular market news. Whether you’re a newcomer to Alts or a veteran private-market investor, there is sure to be something in store for you at the Blend.  

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 4: ProDigital ConCurrency (of Digital Currency)

“The true currency of life is time, not money, and we’ve all got a limited stock of that.” -Robert Harris It never hurts to have …

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Crypto Dip-Toe Part 3: A (Digital) Currency Caper

“Bitcoin and digital currency is just this thing that was always going to happen.” – Tyler Winklevoss The digital currency movement (including Bitcoin) is undoubtedly …

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Crypto Dip-Toe Part 2: The Distributed Ledger & Cryptography

“I am everywhere and I am nowhere. That’s the beauty of the Internet Age.” – Ai Weiwei In part one of this series, we touched …

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Crypto Dip-Toe

The whole “crypto” movement may feel very futuristic for many investors. While no one knows what the future holds, the extreme perspectives range from crypto/blockchain eventually being involved in nearly everything to just being a short-lived fad.

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Expect the Unexpected

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” -Samuel Beckett. On a pretty regular basis, our four-year-old daughter, Violet, will utter the phrase, “no, I amn’t.” For …

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The Knowledge Problem?

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein. I could’ve more predictably started this post with a quote from F.A. …

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Incoming! Part 4: Taxes, Fees, and (Finally) Returns!

“Money, it’s a crime. Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie.” -Pink Floyd, Money Unless you have some type of tax-sheltering …

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Incoming! Part 3: Yield

“Money, well, get back. I’m alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack.” -Pink Floyd, Money Your investment portfolio may seem a bit ethereal, …

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About the Author

Steven Tresnan, CAIA®, CFP®

Private Wealth Advisor

Steve is a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®. He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, which helps him offer guidance to clients with fiduciary responsibilities, such as board members of trusts, foundations, and endowments. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University.

Steve serves on the board and finance committee of New Music USA – a national nonprofit devoted to the development and appreciation of new music in the U.S. – and volunteers as the Treasurer for Campus Fun & Learn, a child development center on the campus of Rockland Community College in New York. 

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