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The Quiet Global Transformation of Global Development

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Decades ago, private capital flowing into developing countries was a small fraction of aid dollars. Since then, that private capital investment has grown roughly 100-fold and the ratio of aid to investment has flipped. Today, every $1 in aid to developing nations is dwarfed by nearly $7 in private investment.

What's the Real Value of Twitter?

Steve Harmon | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Steve Harmon

Twitter o Twitter, what's a Twitter worth? A tweet or a song? Investors have been debating this the past month and I'm not sure anyone has it right just yet.

Climate Change: A Conversation About Art, Investment and Science

Jody Christopherson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
Jody Christopherson

If governments fail us again, then businesses, families, institutional investors, individuals, artists will have to take the lead and make sure humanity has a chance to survive.

The End of the Gravy Train?

Michael Farr | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

In the summer of 2013, a sharp spike higher in interest rates caused by the "taper tantrum" (fear that the Fed will soon end monetary easing) reduced both housing affordability and the opportunities to lower mortgage rates through refinancing.

Market Prices and Limit Order Dynamics: What's Going on in Today's Stock Markets?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Markets are bursting at their seams with financial data. Much of the data that researchers are now mining is called Level I, II, and III data; this data comprises information on orders, executions and cancellations across different price levels.

P2P Lending Is Dead

Jorge Newbery | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

First, disco bit the dust. Then, punk rock keeled over. Now, peer-to-peer lending has been annihilated. Who murdered P2P? Wall Street.

6 Financial No-Brainers in Honor of No-Brainer Day

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Remember, on Feb. 27, don't strain your brain. Do the simple financial stuff that doesn't require too much mental heavy lifting.

Aggressive High-Frequency Trading in Equities

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Aggressive high-frequency trading (HFT) is a classification of electronic trading strategies that rely on ultra-fast infrastructure and market orders to take advantage of news, predictive analytics or short-lived information asymmetries.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Diversity Problem

Ray Leach | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Ray Leach

As I stepped to the stage at the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit to be part of a panel discussion about the need for more diversity in the venture capital industry, it was not lost on me that I am a middle-aged white male and that everyone else on the panel was white as well.

'Chicken Money' Safety vs. Interest

Terry Savage | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

Low rates are a great way to help the government finance its growing deficits. But they sure make it tough for savers and retirees who wanted to live on the interest from their savings. Here are five things you should know about "chicken money."

Investing in Our Chicago: One Community at a Time

Kurt Summers | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Kurt Summers

One thing is clear, despite their location on the map, many Chicago neighborhoods share the same concerns: the need for investment, access to capital and more opportunities for local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Reduce Your Spending and Save More. Now.

Ken Weber | Posted 02.13.2015 | Money
Ken Weber

Once you decide on an amount for saving, stick to it. If possible, use the old technique of paying yourself first. When you sit down to pay your bills, write the first check to your nest egg.

Advice for Startups from Top Female Angel Investors

Hank Hanna | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Hank Hanna

I'm not here to stir up controversy so I won't go into the fact that recent studies have shown that women investors have out-performed their male counterparts by a decent margin over the past few years.

Investment Diversification: Identifying the Leading Indicators in Emerging Markets

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
Jonha Revesencio

There's no doubt about it. We are in a global economy, and to try and ignore that reality would be tantamount to sticking one's head in the sand, like...

Investing and Divesting for the Climate

Renat Heuberger | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Did you know that your investments cause just as many emissions as your daily activities do?

Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.

Ben Walsh

Meet The Man Who Wants To Build The ESPN Of Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

Inside Keith McCullough's Hedgeye Risk Management: “For better or worse, I’ll die here."

Alex Sion: You've Got to Think of Everything as Investment

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

4 Reasons to Avoid Multiple Financial Advisors

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Many investors I talk to use multiple advisors. When I ask why, I commonly get the response "I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket." That defines diversification for investments, and that's smart. It may not be as smart to diversify amongst financial advisors. Let's look at a few reasons.

Learn How To Start Investing With These Five Simple Steps

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.04.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The good news about investing is that you don't have to understand all the intricacies to get started. The trick is to break it down into simple steps.

New Generation of Investors, New Generation of Issues

Jean Rogers | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Jean Rogers

Like the world we live in and the market that fuels our economy, the "reasonable investor" has evolved -- values have shifted, and what was once irrelevant has grown increasingly material to investment decisions of today.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

Riding Your 401(k) Through the Market's Rollercoaster Ride

Catherine Golladay | Posted 02.04.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

In such volatile times, it's important to remember that panic isn't a strategy, especially with an investment as long-term in nature as a 401(k).

Time to Stress Test Your Investments

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

When I think of a stress test, I imagine a patient in a doctor's office, running on a treadmill, with tons of sensor patches connected all over the ch...

A Race Against Time

Michael Farr | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The year 2015 may yet produce solid returns for investors in US stocks. However, it's looking more and more likely that TINA ("There Is No Alternative"), more than any other factor, will be responsible rather than strong earnings growth.