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What Financial Advisors Can Learn From A Raisin In the Sun

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 11.09.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The play debuted in 1959 but the enduring theme remains: inner wealth is the foundation for outer wealth.

The 10 Best Stock Market Books You Should Be Reading

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

At a time when science often seems to be on the defensive - from the safety of vaccines and genetically modified organisms to the very existence of evolution and climate change - I have found a hopeful sign.

Wells Fargo Wants to Let You Make Million-Dollar Wire Transactions with Your Face and Voice

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

"My voice gives me access to proceed, please verify me," I announced to the phone in my hand. It scanned my face to see if my lips were moving. I then read aloud series of numbers. The voiceprint was a match, and the app unlocked itself - the demonstration was a success.

I (Shall Happily) Accept the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on Behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Bhagwan Chowdhry

I am completely serious in suggesting Satoshi Nakamoto for the Prize. The invention of bitcoin -- a digital currency -- is nothing short of revolutionary.

4 Industries Set to See Massive Disruptions From Smarter Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Shazir Mucklai

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next frontier in technology as humans are working to tap into the enormous data-processing capability of computers.

10 Signs You're Addicted to Online Shopping

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Online businesses nowadays always seem to know what we want and how to drive us toward their shopping carts, even when we are just on Facebook or browsing online. That pair of shoes you looked at last week pops up in the corner of your screen like a stealth shopping mousetrap.

The Unlikely Alliance Of A Corporate Raider And A Populist

Matthew Thomas | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Matthew Thomas

They may be unlikely allies. They may have vastly different motivations. But for now, Carl Icahn and Elizabeth Warren can justifiably claim to be on the same side when it comes to systemically important financial institutions. It is a union that bank executives should be very afraid of.

Indonesia Is on Fire. Here's How Goldman Sachs Responded

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.08.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.

Financial Products Must Continue to Change to Serve Gen Y

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Gen Y isn't like our predecessors. We're not all that complicated, just different. And the financial products and services that are willing to change and adapt to function in a technology-driven world where personable and transparent business win out will be the ones that thrive.

Leveraging Islamic Finance Promotes Growth and Prosperity of SMEs

Bertrand Badre | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Bertrand Badre

From the smallest, rural villages in Bangladesh to the large, bustling metropolitan centers of Cairo or Istanbul, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ...

Want to Grow the Economy? Time to Unleash the Devil.

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Adair Turner discusses his new book, Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance and the critical questions -- and radical solutions -- that can help lift the economy for everyone.

Five Stock Market Misconceptions Traders Need to Avoid

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

When it comes to doling out advice on stock market trading, there are plenty of experts who are willing to tell people the "best" ways to do things.

In The Land of Fairy Tales and Unicorns, Big Data Stands Tall

Yee Lee | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

Where else but Silicon Valley do "Unicorns" munch lazily among Redwood cities, venture capitalists spout fountains gold promising everlasting returns, and entrepreneurial princes try their hand at pulling cash from stone.

No Clarity From the Fed, so More Volatility Ahead

Sara Zervos | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Sara Zervos

statement. They are still worried, so they will watch the next month's worth of data on labor markets and inflation before they make up their minds. What?!

Millennials Don't Want to Buy Houses -- Would You Buy or Rent?

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Shazir Mucklai

Many experts have argued about the reasons millennials do not want to own a house. Some experts argued that student loan debts, anxiety or fears are the reasons millennials seems to favor renting a home. Yet, other experts are of the opinion that the lack of commitment is the key factor why millennials are not buying houses.

Guess What Time It Is? Time to Develop Your 2016 Business Budget

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If you’re already thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the new year, kudos to you. Doing so now will keep you from feeling the time cru...

5 Surprising Things Car Insurance Doesn't Cover

NerdWallet | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business

Car insurance can cover damage from accidents, vandalism and even meteor strikes. But no matter how good your car insurance policy is, it might not cover everything you think it does. And unexpected holes in coverage can cost you.

Another Shot of Steroids From the Central Bank Doctors

Sara Zervos | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Sara Zervos

Back in 2008, the global economy was severely injured, and policymakers have been struggling to provide the right medicine to heal it.

China and the One-Two Punch

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

This is a radically new concept in political culture; power in a country is no longer solely derived from the king, the dictator, the elites, the party or even the direct electoral consent of the governed, but from the economic well being of the governed.

Want to Become a Successful Trader? Do These Things Every Day

Paul Scolardi | Posted 10.22.2016 | Business
Paul Scolardi

Trading is about more than just getting an education. It is also about having the right daily habits. If you want to become a successful trader then there are five main things that you need to do every day.

5 Reasons Why Celebrities Pump Penny Stocks

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Timothy Sykes

Recently, famed basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal sent a cease and desist letter to me after I exposed him for pumping a company by the name of NXT Nutritional Holdings Inc.

Sign-Up for Free Financing for Development MOOC

Bertrand Badre | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Bertrand Badre

As previous readers know, I am a strong believer in the critical role the private sector has to play in financing the recently adopted Sustainable Dev...

How To Reform Executive Pay

Alex Edmans | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Alex Edmans

Executive pay is a high-profile topic which almost everyone has an opinion about, and many believe the entire system is broken. But despite being well-intentioned, many suggested reforms may not be targeting the elements of pay that are most critical for shareholder value and society.

Hillary Clinton and High-Frequency Trading

John I. Sanders | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
John I. Sanders

Let's assume, for just a moment, Mrs. Clinton is interested in regulating high-frequency traders, but has simply missed the mark. If we hope to properly regulate these traders, there are two preliminary questions we should answer.

Think Small for Inclusive Growth

Arancha González | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Arancha González

Macro-level problems cannot be fixed overnight. Quicker wins may be achievable at the local and sector levels, particularly through the public agencies and industry associations that play a critical role in helping SMEs connect to international trade and investment.