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Dead Funds Walking... But Not Talking

Dan Solin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's unfortunate that investors pay little heed to that admonition. That's exactly how the mutual fund industry likes it.

Learn From the Fama/Shiller "Disagreement"

Dan Solin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

At first blush, proponents of active management might find solace in Shiller's views. A closer analysis indicates such a view would be misplaced.

Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEnvironmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children -- it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.

Irrational Investing: An Explanation

Dan Solin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Most individual investors invest in actively managed funds. I have long been fascinated by this behavior, because the overwhelming data indicates that active managers do not enhance returns.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

It would be interesting to look out how some of the high-flying technology stocks have performed in an effort to determine whether or not there may be some froth building up in stock prices.

Want to Create More Jobs and Help the Economy? Invest in Real Estate...

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Americans are still a bit shaken over what the future holds. Well, you can worry or you can take action. Educating yourself about getting involved in real estate might be worth a few hours of your time.

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back -- First Impressions of Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Rohan Kusre | Posted 12.24.2013 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

We have been waiting a long time for this moment. Sitting on the edge of our seats, money in hand for more than 18 months. The private equity field has been bracing for a shake up and it is finally here.

The Big Winners in Kenya's Oil Debut

James Stafford | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
James Stafford

These wells -- targeting 700 million barrels between just the two of them -- are in eastern Kenya, and this is where Taipan is. The catalysts here for Taipan are increasing by the day.

Better Late Than Never: DTC to Propose Fair Procedures to Lift DTC Chills

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

If you're not a securities professional, chances are you've never heard of the DTC. While the three-letter acronym, DTC, can easily be mistaken for th...

Investors Cheer for More Enforcement

John D. Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

Five years on, there is still plenty of public resentment for the lack of visible enforcement actions dating back to the crisis. But lately, U.S. regulators have been flexing their muscles with a more pointed and aggressive approach to finding and punishing miscreants.

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

Latino Technology Conference to Precede SXSW

Kety Esquivel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

My involvement with SXSW began in 2008, through the submission of a panel to SXSW interactive, "Can Social Media End Racism?" with Latoya Peterson, Jay Smooth and Phil Yu. The conference was phenomenal.

Investors Who Bet Against the Market: Goldman Sachs Trader Convicted

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Someone once told me that it isn't hitting the pavement after jumping out of a high-rise building that kills you, it's the sudden stop. When I first ...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Venture Capitalist David Hornik on How to Pitch Investors (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

While in Silicon Valley, I had some "Travel Talk" with venture capitalist David Hornik from August Capital. He gives advice on how, and how not, to give a good pitch to investors. Hint: It's all about telling a good story.

Do You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

John D. Rogers | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
John D. Rogers

To build an enduring investment business takes more than brains and toughness. Success starts with values that clients care about most -- starting with trust.

Inspiration vs. Manipulation

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

When you stand for something, you inspire. You take a stand for something, usually bigger than yourself, and people relate. It motivates rather than manipulates.

Five Start-up Lessons From the Front Lines

MaryAnn Bekkedahl | Posted 08.02.2013 | Small Business
MaryAnn Bekkedahl

No amount of investment can buy customers if your product itself can't earn them. And with customers, funding follows easily. Customers, then funding, always.

Stay Balanced and Ignore the Noise

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

The financial news racket has little or nothing to do with maintaining our balanced investment plan. No matter what your age or financial status may be, do not change your retirement plan because you heard a piece of scary financial information from the media for the umpteenth time.

LGBT Retirement Money

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

Five ways to find the money to help fund those later years: controlling housing and transportation costs, social security, company retirement plans, and self-directed savings. A fiduciary advisor, fee-only (paid by the hour), can be an excellent source for help.

22 Lessons From NFL Coach Jason Garrett on How to Lead a Successful Life

Fahad Hassan | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Building a business is hard. Building one that scale's is even harder. Know the fraternity you're trying to get into is elite. It's going to take everything you have to be among the best.

Men of Steel: How Retail Investors Saved the Muni Market

John Bagley | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
John Bagley

Everyone knows that retail investors play a major role in the municipal bond market. But the power of retail investors to turn the tide in munis was never before as evident as it was last month.

How To Get Pro Athletes To Invest In Your Company

CNBC | Jeanine Ibrahim | Posted 07.18.2013 | Small Business

CNBC A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a successful business doesn't come cheap. Whether they need $5,000 or $500,000 to bui...

Camryn Manheim On 'The Hot Flashes' And Film Roles For Women

Greg Archer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Photo: Courtesy of Anonymous Content If you tossed Bridesmaids and Steel Magnolias onto a basketball court and blew a whistle, it would look someth...

Is India Heading Towards the Best Decade For Investors?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Sreedhar Pillai

For 1.3 billion people of India, corruption is a way of life and something they can't live without. Paying a few bucks to get a rail ticket or cooking gas or college admission for a child is taken for granted, which the most agitated anti-corruption protestor can't deny not having ever done.

Slick Tricks to Separate You From Your Money

Dan Solin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

If these all-star managers can't pick stocks or time the market, Wall Street is concerned you might figure out that your local broker doesn't have much of a chance of doing so either.