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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.

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.

Look Before You Leap Into Schwab's New Robo Investment Service

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.22.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Is it a free lunch or not? The answer is in the disclosure that contains a lot of vague language that will not mean much to most investors.

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.

5 Reasons Not to Invest With Financial Advisers at a Brand Name Firm

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Too many investors select financial advisers from brand firms because they believe it is a safer decision. But, are they really safer based on misleading TV commercials? The number of investors who believe they are safer is dropping.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Why This Tech Bubble Is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000

Mark Cuban | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Mark Cuban

Why is this bubble far worse than the tech bubble of 2000? Because the only thing worse than a market with collapsing valuations is a market with no valuations and no liquidity.

Obama is Only Half Right: $17 Billion Is the Tip of the Iceberg for Investors

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.04.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Wall Street associations and lobbyists are fighting the DOL and SEC 'tooth and nail' to avoid higher ethical standards for hundreds of thousands of stockbrokers who sell investment products to current and future retirees.

The Active Fund Industry Is Desperate

Dan Solin | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

Much of the massive securities industry is based on this false premise: There are "gurus" or "experts" who can identify mispriced equities, tell you when to get in or out of the market, pick mutual fund managers likely to outperform and are otherwise endowed with predictive powers.

Inequality and Fairness: Why Investors Should Care

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
Peter Schwartz

The effect of unequal educational funding is to reinforce existing wealth inequalities across social class, race, gender, and region. But the most significant effect is the reproduction of these inequalities across generations.

Why Investors Aren't Getting What They Pay for (Infographic)

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

In his popular book, What Investors Really Want, Professor Meir Statman explains that investors want to play the investment game, and they want to win. They believe their investment advisers can help them win by picking skillful active managers.

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to succeed.

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.

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."

How Can Investors Find Advisors They Can Trust? A New Road Map To Follow

April Rudin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Is there any issue more contentious than trust in the financial advice and wealth management business? No, probably not. But beyond a little gut instinct and a good referral, how do you really know who you can trust with your hard-earned dollars.

Greece: Who Really Should Pay?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Today, trying to find a reason for my unease with what's happening to the Greek people, I took a look at the definitions of two forms of risk that investors can incur when buying foreign debt: systemic risk and sovereign risk.

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.

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.

Bold Action Plan or Delusional Rant?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

Wherever you stand on the political spectrum, I think there are some undeniable truths regarding our economy that need to be addressed before we reach the next phase of robust and sustainable economic growth.

Business Plans: Mapping Your Road to Success

Nina B. Ries | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

When I work with startups, I am invariably asked whether they "really need to bother with a business plan." Small businesses owners pose the same question.

Governance Roadshows: Added Firepower in the Face of Activism

Lex Suvanto | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Lex Suvanto

A growing trend in investor relations is the "governance roadshow", in which companies engage directly with governance experts within their institutional investors.

What Wall Street Does Not Want You to Know About Financial Fiduciaries

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.21.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I bet you did not know the financial services industry has two ethical standards. One benefits Wall Street and one benefits you.

Successfully Crowdfunding of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design Driven Startups are ideal for attracting funding on crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Crowdfunder. However, competition for funds is fierce and only the top percentile receives significant funding.