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The SEC, CFTC and the Real-Time Risks in Today's Markets

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The new revelations surrounding the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, once again brought to light an undeniable fact: U.S. regulators desperately need to boost their real-time surveillance capabilities.

Investing vs. Student Loans: Which One Should Millennials Choose?

PolicyGenius | Posted 04.24.2015 | Money
PolicyGenius

Millennials are facing more student loans than ever before. Interest rates are high. Loan principals are even higher. Even those with good jobs are struggling to pay their monthly minimums.This is bad for a lot of reasons, one of which is that people in their 20s are not investing nearly as much as they should.

Make EB-5 REALLY Work

Jan H. Brown | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Jan H. Brown

Is PII "selling citizenship"? Is the current "at risk" EB-5 program really that different? I believe that the removal of "at risk" from PII would not be a great philosophic change from the existing EB-5 Investment Program.

Things You Want To Know About Investing But Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 1

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

n this first column of a three-part series, I want to help you crack the code -- starting with the most important foundational concepts. And then in the next two columns I'll define and describe the investments, accounts, and steps that will allow you to put these concepts to use over time.

Investment Crowdfunding Welcomes the New Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Investment crowdfunding leaders will convene in Chicago next week to welcome the 96% of Americans who until now haven't been able to participate in this innovative new form of investing.

My Journey

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I guess my own journey from the dark side began when I left the City. I loved being a research analyst but once I drifted up into senior management (eventually as Head of Equities in Europe for Lehman Brothers), I became part of the world that I didn't find especially comfortable.

Eight Percent Tax Free With a Government Guarantee

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Robert Rosenkranz

Puerto Rico, though it is not a state, has the privilege of issuing municipal bonds. Interest on those bonds is free from U.S. taxes. Typical municipal bonds pay 3 percent returns these days. But Puerto Rico's municipal bonds pay 8 percent or more.

Fed Near the Cliff

Michael Farr | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The incessant parsing and analysis of each and every Fed utterance is becoming quite comical. God love Steve Liesman and Mark Zandi, but are they really adding much value by trying to read between the lines of each statement from each Fed member?

Respectful Reply - Why Index Fund Investing Is The Last Thing You Should Do

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I recently posted an article detailing my concerns about index fund investing. That article elicited an interesting bunch of comments to which I would like to respond.

P2P Lending Is Not Dead

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

A short while ago, I pronounced P2P lending dead. Annihilated. Massacred by Wall Street bankers. Choked by a Black Rock. Then, I heard from Dara Albright, co-founder of LendIt, the largest peer-to-peer lending conference in the world.

Different Is the New Normal: Perspectives From China-US Travel

Pilar Stella | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Pilar Stella

The trip reminded me of my upbringing and the unique insights and lessons that our differences, and cross-border perspectives bring.

Spring Clean Your Money House

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

As part of the spring cleaning of your money house, let your mantra be, "I'm going to stop making everybody else rich, and start living a rich and sustainable life here and now!" Below are 10 ways to put more dough in your wallet.

Millennials, Stop Being Afraid of Investing

Kevin Yu | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
Kevin Yu

Technology these days has really changed the way we invest. It's amazing to see how new tech companies are disrupting this market. From robo-advisors to commission free brokerages, investing isn't as daunting as it used to be.

Why Do Interest Rates Keep Decreasing?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The market's response to Wednesday's economic data was somewhat perplexing at first blush.

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

5 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer When Meeting With These 2 Investors

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

John Rampton and Murray Newlands are not only interested in investing, but in providing start-ups with the right kind of support and insight they need to find success.

Where Does Your Money Spend the Night? Rethinking Capitalism

Tyler Jackson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Tyler Jackson

If we want to effect social change at scale, investors need to enlist the capital markets by injecting intention and purpose into every financial decision.

Why Index Fund Investing Is the Last Thing You Should Do

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.25.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If you are an individual investor that wants to preserve what you have and grow a little over time, the last thing you should do is invest in index funds or in portfolios built with a one-size-fits-all mentality.

50 Self-Directed IRA Custodians for Investment Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
Jorge Newbery

Self-directed Individual Retirement Account custodians and investment crowdfunding platforms are both proliferating rapidly. There is good reason: these custodians and platforms empower investors with direct control over where their money is invested.

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

There is a common belief that the best investment options require a lot of money to get started, but the reality is there are investments that allow you to start with as little as a $10 per month contribution, or a one-time deposit of $25.

It's Time to Tackle the Series A Funding Gap

Ray Leach | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

For entrepreneurs, there are few tasks more important than raising the capital they need to keep the doors open as they continue their long march toward a profitable venture.

5 Tools That Can Help You Build Wealth for the Future

Miranda Marquit | Posted 03.19.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

One of the difficulties associated with getting ahead when it comes to your personal finances is the fact that it can be hard to know where to start. Building wealth for the future is a daunting task.

Is the Tiny House Market Worth Investing In?

Marko Rubel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Marko Rubel

A lot of the times my students ask me, "Marko Rubel, how do you spot a real estate investment opportunity? What's the latest out there on the market?" A lot of it is all about research and, lately, there's been one popular housing trend I believe has investment potential that hasn't yet been captured.

The Dangers of a Glass Half-Full: Don't Let a Sunny Outlook Threaten Your Finances

Scott Burns | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Scott Burns

Looking on the bright side may help improve your social life, health and career. Unfortunately, your optimism may also hide risks to your finances.

I'm Retired So Now What Do I Do With My 401(k)?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.13.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Financial Planning is not a one-time set it and forget it event, it's a process that must be reviewed for changes over time and adjusted.