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Separating Investment Advice From Financial Pornography

Dan Solin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

What's an investor to do, when confronted with all this conflicting advice? It's simple: Ignore it.

Bosoms and Big Brass Ones

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.28.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

It takes some big brass ones to dismiss more than half the world's population as being irrational, hormonally-driven basket cases incapable of serious work. It's even more ironic to make that claim while speaking at UVA, home of two of the most famous fearless female gladiators in all of higher education.

Helpful Tips for Managing Investment Risk

Women & Co | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Regardless of our dreams, we still must contend with the uncertainty of whether we will live one decade or three decades in retirement (the more the better in my view), as well as whether our family will need our financial support or whether we will need theirs.

The Top 5 Lessons Learned in Our First Year

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

In the course of its first year any startup will confront issues it had not anticipated. Decisions will be made that are wrong. Every new business is different, and every one will encounter its own unique problems. Here are the lessons we learned from our mistakes at CircleUp in our first year.

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...

Study: This Monkey May Judge Stocks Better Than The Pros

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Next time you're looking for investment advice, you might be better off asking the monkey at your local zoo rather than a fund manager, a March study ...

Worried About Being a Bag Lady in Your Old Age?

Terry Savage | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Terry Savage

It's a fear most women share -- the fear of being dependent and alone and impoverished in our old age. And if men were smarter, they'd worry too -- unless they have a spouse to take care of them!

The Risks of High-Frequency Trading

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The trading risks of HFT may decimate the HFT operation and at the same time greatly affect other market participants. Particularly, in selected markets, unchecked HFT may quickly incur considerable losses, well in excess of any tolerable limits.

Democratizing the Investment Game -- Can Startups Level the Playing Field With Wall Street?

Hana Abaza | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Hana Abaza

The democratization of information that was once held in the hands of the "experts" is fundamentally changing our ability to make decisions for ourselves. So, is it time now to democratize Wall Street? Perhaps.

Women: You May Be Better at Managing Investments

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Suzanna de Baca

Men may be from Mars and women from Venus, but when it comes to deciding who should manage the money in your household here on planet Earth, women may have the edge.

This Just In: Virtual Apartments Are Back!

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Low inventory, low interest rates, pent-up demand and an improving economy are causing an outbreak of buyer irrationality and the emergence of the real estate tipping point.

Buffett Reloads Elephant Gun

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett has reloaded his elephant gun. The Berkshire Hathaway chief executive, who famously said in 2011 he was using an elephan...

Foreign Policy, the Headlines, Reality, Europe and China

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Besides any job creation impact and economic efficiencies created by an U.S./ EU trade pact, essentially a win win, the pact will enable the U.S. and Europe's economy to be more integrated in order to balance China's growing power in world trade.

Maryland: Leading the Way in Cyber

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages.

The Intelligent Investor Series: How Do I Keep More Money in My Own Pockets? A True or False Quiz

Steven Abernathy | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Steven Abernathy

If less than 1 percent of all advisers are legally obligated to hold your interests above their own, do you feel confident that your financial advisers are looking out for you?

SHAMU FOR SALE -- Should You Invest in Captivity?

David Kirby | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green
David Kirby

Investing in the captivity of highly intelligent killer whales for public amusement carries with it considerable risks and drawbacks -- not just financially, but ethically and morally as well.

10 Ideas for Scaling Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

The work to grow impact investing into an established category of mainstream investment remains very deliberate.

The Fatal Blindness of Private Equity -- Where's Your Consumer Insight?

Adam Hanft | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Adam Hanft

Here's a message to just about every private equity shop out there. There's a really simple way for you to make the billions in all your funds work smarter, harder and faster.

Catherine New

The Man Who Knows All Of Romney's Investment Secrets Will Be Out Of A Job If He Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.26.2012 | Money

The man who knows all of Mitt Romney's investment secrets might be out of that job in less than two weeks. Meet R. Bradford Malt, also known as the Re...

Why Is Everyone on Wall Street So Rich? You Have No Idea

Michael Levin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Michael Levin

John C. Bogle is mad as hell and won't take it anymore. Bogle's new book The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation is a gem -- well-researched and carefully argued.

The Big Flaw in Your 401(k) Plan

Dan Solin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Take a look at your 401(k) plan investment options. They are most likely predominately actively managed funds, with management fees of 1 percent or higher. Ask your adviser to justify including these funds in the plan. Don't accept the glib, patronizing response you are likely to get.

10 Investments Romney Wishes He Never Made

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.29.2012 | Money

On Aug. 10, 2011, the night before Mitt Romney participated in a Republican primary debate in Iowa, the Republican nominee took an extraordinary step:...

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #2 - Encouraging Too Much Diversification

John R. Talbott | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

Investors have been sold a very big lie over the years, that greater diversification always leads to higher risk adjusted returns.

Why Falling Oil Prices Are a Good Buying Opportunity -- An Interview With Jim Rogers

James Burgess | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
James Burgess

Falling oil and gas prices may offer some respite to consumers, but are they enough to help the economy or are they a symptom of deeper problems?

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

April Rudin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Mad Men, the wildly popular AMC TV show about the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, is set in a haze of cigarette smoke...