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Gyrations in Stock Markets: Worrisome for the Heart

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

We can only speculate about the extent of cardiovascular adversity precipitated by the current financial crisis in Greece, and potentially also in Puerto Rico going forward. Along with a healthy diet and life-style, keeping emotions out of investment decisions might be a wise move.

Global Markets On Edge As Greece Heads For Default

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

By Lionel Laurent LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Euro zone stocks and low-rated bonds recovered the worst of their losses on Tuesday but ...

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Riding a Growth Wave

Michael Farr | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

It is still early days for the American newfound interest in health and wellness, but as organics only make up 5 percent of total food sales I think the industry has a long runway of growth ahead.

Pick a Winner

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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7 Best Stock Brokers for Online Trading

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Technological advances in financial and investment tools give investors a myriad of options, including online trading. Online trading accounts can benefit many types of investors, from the beginner who needs assistance getting an investment plan started to the knowledgeable investor who can use the online trading tools to pursue an investment strategy.

Why Traders Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

What gives? How can Wall Street be thriving when it seems virtually impossible for individual traders to get a foothold in the market? The answer lies in the misconceptions that too many amateur traders have about what trading is and what it entails.

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's time to hop back in and investing there. We've rounded up the best investment advice from the people you should trust most -- renowned expert investors from Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn who have made millions (some, billions) by investing.

The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Investments

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Baby Boomers are making mistakes every day when it comes to their money investments, and it's costing them big-time in their retirement.

The CFA Is a Scam

Lewis Krell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lewis Krell

This coming Saturday, well over 100,000 hopeful and aspiring financiers will sit down in desks all across the world and attempt to pass one of the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

I've stated repeatedly that a massive amount of stimulus has been required to generate GDP growth of just 2.0%-2.5% annually since the end of the Great Recession (June 2009). We have further said that the removal or reversal of some of these stimulants will be a tough hurdle for the economy to overcome.

Poking Holes in the Strong-Dollar Thesis

Michael Farr | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.

Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

AP | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, on Thursday filed for an initial public offering worth up ...

Celebrating the Flash Crash with a Wall Street Sales Tax

Dean Baker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

For those who don't remember, the Flash Crash was when the stock market lost almost nine percent of its value from its opening level, with most of this decline occurring in a five-minute period. The market quickly recovered most of this loss. But the crash did reveal something extraordinary.

Leverage Fandango

Joel Judd | Posted 05.01.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

PERA (the Public Employee Retirement Association) is the embodiment of our promise to teachers and driver's license clerks that instead of social security, we will give them a pension when they retire.

Financial News on Twitter: Who to Follow? Mapping and Ranking the Top 100 Twittersphere Accounts

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

The good folks at Captain Economics did a great post a couple of weeks back on 'The Economics Twitosphere Top 100 Influential Users'. We followed up with our own post, Mapping the Financial / Media Twittersphere, an illustration of the Twitter accounts that are most central for financial news.

Fed Near the Cliff

Michael Farr | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The incessant parsing and analysis of each and every Fed utterance is becoming quite comical. God love Steve Liesman and Mark Zandi, but are they really adding much value by trying to read between the lines of each statement from each Fed member?

Are Banks Open on Good Friday? Guide to Holiday Bank Hours

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.03.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

As a major Christian holiday, many will observe the day by fasting and attending a service. But is Good Friday a public or bank holiday?

Millennials, Stop Being Afraid of Investing

Kevin Yu | Posted 05.31.2015 | Money
Kevin Yu

Technology these days has really changed the way we invest. It's amazing to see how new tech companies are disrupting this market. From robo-advisors to commission free brokerages, investing isn't as daunting as it used to be.

Why Do Interest Rates Keep Decreasing?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The market's response to Wednesday's economic data was somewhat perplexing at first blush.

The Federal Reserve Runs the Economy, Not Congress or the President

Tom Mullen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

We can argue whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that a small, unelected group of bankers is in complete control of all meaningful economic outcomes. But let's at least face the reality that they are. That said, can't we at least get a full audit of what they're doing?

Hoarding Cash Like Apple?

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you sitting on a pile of cash? Does cash make you feel better or safer? Whatever your reason, I'd like to take you through the discussion of why you shouldn't hoard cash.

The Best Investing Sites For Beginners

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

With the Dow at a record high -- more than double since 2009 -- some first-time investors are concerned that it might be too late to jump into stock trading. The truth is that no investment comes with a guarantee, and experts disagree about where the market will go next.

Nasdaq Hits Major Milestone

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, with the Nasdaq moving above the 5,000 mark for the fir...