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Active investing versus passive: What if everyone indexed, except Warren Buffett?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.11.2017 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

Warren Buffett sometimes says things that seem . . . contradictory.

Sovereign Funds and New Trends in Commodities Markets

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Sovereign wealth funds have expanded dramatically in recent years. High commodity prices and large foreign exchange reserves have contributed to their significant growth in global markets. Yet, recent trends in equity and commodities markets could seriously impact this growth story.

Startup Insider: Featuring 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung and Her Journey Into Venture Capital

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

500 Startups Mobile Collective Fund Managing Partner Edith Yeung is one of the up and coming female venture capitalists in the region. Startup Insider caught up with Edith at the Echelon Asia Summit.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

5 Ways to Profit From Lessons Learned Abroad

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.

Birthright: Did I Have Sex With You in Israel?

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.

Slick Tricks to Separate You From Your Money

Dan Solin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

If these all-star managers can't pick stocks or time the market, Wall Street is concerned you might figure out that your local broker doesn't have much of a chance of doing so either.

Texas Versus America

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

Anyone else would be embarrassed about the timing. But not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Why should he be bothered by the awkward juxtaposition of his Texas ad campaign in Illinois launching just as a damning report on the state of his state is released by the Texas Legislative Study Group (TSG)?

Retirement vs. Taxable Accounts: What Goes Where?

Women & Co | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business
Women & Co

You might have both regular taxable accounts and also retirement accounts, such as a 401(k) plans and Individual Retirement Accounts. But which invest...

Danny Trejo Will Kill You in a Movie if You Donate to This Kickstarter Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.

African Country's New Plan To Fight Social Inequality

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Budget amendment extends reach of tax in 2012 * Funds to help develop poor areas to stem discontent * Two rates, depen...

An Open Letter to Jim Beard, Atlanta's CFO

Dan Solin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Your police and firefighters put their lives on the line for the protection of the citizens of Atlanta. At the very least, you could educate yourself on basic principles of investing and enable them to retire with dignity.

An Ebola Scare and Political Instability Didn't Stop Us

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Some people thought I was crazy. But I did it anyway because I knew we'd be fine. Despite an Ebola scare and political instability, I took my husband,...

Sam Stein

Biden Heads To Hill As Roadmap For Government Funding Resolution Emerges | Sam Stein | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden is meeting with Senate Democratic leadership Wednesday night in an effort to get officials on the same page ...

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Growing Worried That Riders, Not Money, Will Spur Shutdown | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the early debate over the budget that will fund the government through the end of September has been centered around whether House...

Midterm Election Spending Thrusts Spooked Lawmakers Into Permanent Campaign Mode

Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several veteran Democrats accustomed to winning reelection by lopsided margins went down in defeat -- partly because of the anti-incumbent mood of ang...

Venture Capital Firms Go for Supersize Status

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rebecca Fannin

Super-size is the latest trend among venture capital shops that are still capable of raising funds in the current depressed economy. History shows just how cyclical the business is.

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...

Study's Claim on the 'Myth' of Obama's Small Donor Base Is Itself a 'Myth'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A new CFI study disputes the "myth" that Obama rode a wave of small donations to victory. But buried in the report, are all the figures and arguments for showing that the CFI's "myth" is actually a myth.

The Perfect Storm: False Prophets and Bad Advice

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Advisors who want to be honest will tell their clients they have no idea when the markets will "reach the ultimate bottom." All we can realistically do is place the current markets in historical perspective.