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Political Violence: It's the Economy Stupid

Michael Farr | Posted 03.23.2017 | Business
Michael Farr

Getting away from D.C. every so often helps with perspective. Life inside the Beltway can cloud one's views and lead to an inflated sense of axis mun...

Wealthier Investors Are an Essential Part of Community Capital Markets

John Katovich | Posted 03.19.2017 | Business
John Katovich

The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently estimated that approximately 10% of all U.S. Households are now in the "Accredited Investor" categ...

5 Things You Need to Know about Online Stock Trading

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.18.2017 | Business
Dorit Sasson

If you have an online stock trading account, you can buy or sell stocks online as long as you open an account with an online brokerage like OptionsXpr...

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

5 Home Upgrades That Won't Add Enough Value

Trulia | Posted 03.19.2017 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

If you're hoping to increase your home's value (above and beyond the cost of an upgrade itself), you should know that the upgrades you value might not...

10 Stocks That Haven't Dropped in 5 Years

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.16.2017 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Ashley Redmond, Contributor There are close to 3,000 companies on the world's largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. So when you're ...

What's So Bad About a Little Deflation?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.15.2017 | Business
Michael Farr

Ever since the global financial crisis central bankers across the globe have become increasingly fearful about the prospect of widespread deflation. ...

Why Community Capital Markets?

John Katovich | Posted 03.15.2017 | Business
John Katovich

Most people think of capital markets as what goes on in the national exchanges (e.g. New York Stock Exchange), but one of the oldest definitions of capital markets is "the efficient transfer of individuals' savings to companies for research, development, marketing, stability and growth."

Gdansk attracting global investors

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.11.2017 | Home
Pawel Adamowicz

One of the most pleasant views a mayor can experience is a skyline with plenty of tower cranes. This is a visible sign of city's development, its attr...

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.

Magic Leap's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

Steven Schkolne | Posted 03.10.2017 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

The more I look at Magic Leap, the more astonishing the situation is. Even more astonishing is the spell they seem to have cast on people I speak with. Magic Leap is a world where secrets live.

What's Going on in Retail?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.09.2017 | Business
Michael Farr

CNN.com recently published an article (Store closings are the hottest trend in retail) about the rash of retail store closings in recent months. As t...

10 Coolest Stocks to Invest In

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.08.2017 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cat Alford, Contributor Google and Apple are always creating new and cool products, which makes them popular stocks for investors. However, there ...

Political Induced Uncertainty and the Quest for Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 03.04.2017 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Wolf von Laer, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Every form of government, regardless of it being social-...

Finally! Wall Street Cops Look to Ethically Courageous Cultures to Ensure Integrity

Brooke Deterline | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Brooke Deterline

Financial regulators are (finally) beginning to consider reforms that get to the heart of American's distrust of the financial system, addressing not just codes of conduct but also how to build ethically courageous cultures that ensure the actions behind the words.

Why Are Governments Struggling to Prop the World's Economy?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

"Out of ammo", "helicopter money", "monetary impotence", "infrastructure push", "savings glut". These are the kind of strange handles economists are u...

Invest in Who You Know - Part 2: Spooky Reporting at a Distance

John Katovich | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
John Katovich

Most people don't have the ability, flexibility or funds to invest like a professional, and a more common approach for 'investing in what you know' ta...

The Best Consumer Tech Products From The Last Twelve Months

Quora | Posted 03.01.2017 | Technology
Quora

I'm going to mention two very recent launches where the product and launch planning went quite well. Both are Homebrew investments.

The 19,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

As two extension deadlines came and went for the EB-5 Regional Center Program at the end of 2015, it became clear that meaningful reform for the program would have to wait.

Keep it in Perspective

Michael Farr | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Michael Farr

With the S&P 500 now down about 10% from its all-time high in May 2015, a certain level of fear has returned to the markets. Among the many concerns ...

Invest In Who You Know -- Part 1

John Katovich | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
John Katovich

There's an old saying that you should "invest in what you know," but what's far more valuable is when you can "invest in who you know" as well.

How to Increase Your Rental Yield Without Spending a Cent!

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.24.2017 | HuffPost Home
Krista M Sharp

As more people opt to have children later or not at all it's more and more common for people to have fur babies. Hence the demand for pet friendly homes is at an all time high. Every house we advertise for rent is met with applications from people with pets.

Wall Street Won't Give up on Its Energy Bets

Nick Cunningham | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Nick Cunningham

The oil and gas industry is suffering through its worst cycle in a generation, with most companies losing money at today's prices. Debt is piling up a...

Reinvesting in Infrastructure Would Boost State Economies

Elizabeth McNichol | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth McNichol

State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full economic recovery -- and it's an especially good time for states to do it, as we explain in a new paper.

Mortgage Repayment: Questions About Repayment as an Investment (First of a Series)

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Questions from readers about why and how to pay off a mortgage early outnumber those I receive on any other topic, including loan origination. Borrowers typically spend only a few weeks, at most a few months in acquiring a mortgage, but they usually have the mortgage for many years.