When I first went to China in 1998 there were 6 million people online -- in the whole country, and most of them were government researchers or university students. Today there are about 800 million, many connecting via mobile.
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.
Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its electric vehicles. As I read through it, it called to mind how Warren Buffett handled himself during "The Great American Express Salad Oil Scandal." While this story is almost 50 years old, it bears repeating.
If we assume my Model S was the last one delivered in Q3, that would mean that Tesla's Q3 deliveries were actually 22,017-12,550= 9,467, an enormous surge of production over the Q3 guidance of "slightly over 5,000."
Our attention spans are on Miley Cyrus, not the precarious long-term health of, say, the bond market. If we don't wake up and change the way we run our companies and invest our capital, immediate gratifications are going be a dim memory.
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?
While cold calling by brokers is legal if it's in compliance with applicable statutes and regulations, it's a practice that readily lends itself to abuse.
"Syria is one of those exogenous things, and it is tough to judge the implications. Military events that tend to be short-lived, like this one might be, have actually proven to be phenomenal buying opportunities."
Muriel "Mickey" Siebert, who passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Manhattan, is a legend on Wall Street. Needless to say, Siebert knew a thing or two about Wall Street, about bonds and about regulatory oversight (or lack thereof).
The Fed's chosen course of action comes with a cost. We expect continued lackluster economic growth for the next several quarters.
How did YouVersion come to so dominate the digital word of God? It turns out there is much more behind the app's success than missionary zeal.
Am I taking too much risk? To answer this question, we'll often look at our portfolio, focusing on the mix of stocks and conservative investments.
Capital used to mean silver and gold; now it's credit. Digital currency has a potential for manipulation and fraud that paper bills and coins never could. And no counterfeiter could make a fraction as much as a hedge fund operator or Wall Street CEO. Not even close.
Our feelings about the stock market are heavily influenced by the investments we already own, a phenomenon known as "anchoring." Many of us also suffer from "recency" bias, the tendency to read too much into short-term market performance.
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