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What Apple and Indonesia Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

You wouldn't think Apple and Indonesia have much in common. On the surface, they don't, but they can still teach you a lot about investing.

Art Market Analyst On 'Investment-Quality' Art And The Future

artfagcity.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts

The past few weeks, the stock market has been reeling as concerns about the U.S. and global economy resurface. In an attempt to discover what this mea...

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Facebook's Early Years

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 10.30.2011 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Entrepreneurs dream of Zuckerberg-style fame, not to mention the total decimation of competition. Here are five lessons from Facebook's early years for every entrepreneur.

Real Financial Experts Won't Go on TV

Dan Solin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

This is information the financial industry doesn't want you to know. The guests on these shows primarily are from the mutual fund industry or are advisers who recommend actively managed funds.

'Til Money Do Us Part: Don't Let the Markets Drive You Apart

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

When the market is going up, couples rarely find that they disagree, but it's during times like these, with the market in such flux, that couples find their relationship in a similarly erratic state.

Using the Tools of High-Frequency Traders to Immunize Your Investments

Irene Aldridge | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Many high-profile long-term investors have publicly expressed their frustration with the tactics of some high frequency traders (HFTs). While much of...

Investing: Bad News, Good News, and What's Next

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Long term investors should consider buying commodities or companies that own physical commodities. We're running out of key commodities especially related to agriculture and fertilizer. Washington's brand of the latter isn't the type we need.

The CrowdFunders: IndieGoGo's Most Extraordinary Campaigns

Slava Rubin | Posted 10.22.2011 | Small Business
Slava Rubin

In the coming months, we'll introduce you to the extraordinary entrepreneurs behind some of the most ground-breaking IndieGoGo campaigns in a series called The CrowdFunders.

AOL Energy Week in Review

Shifra Mincer | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Shifra Mincer

As digital communication technology improves, the world seems to be getting smaller and smaller. And as quarterly financial reports continued to roll in this week, energy markets showed a high degree of correlation and interconnection around the world.

HP Embodies All That's Wrong With Corporate America

Jeff Reeves | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Jeff Reeves

There's nothing new about good corporations getting a little too fat and unfocused. Heck, even Wall Street darling Apple (AAPL) had its moment of corporate disarray. The iconic tech company was on the verge of irrelevancy in 1997 before it called Steve Jobs back.

Hope in Sight for Credit-Starved Small Businesses?

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.19.2011 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Although Heidi's business was booming, credit for small businesses had dried up and she couldn't get a loan -- that is, until she gave a bank everything she owned and signed her and her husband's life insurance over as collateral.

How "Threat Sensitive" Are You to These Market Conditions?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

In many cases, for investors to continue to maximize their financial returns, they must first learn to master their emotions.

Seven Ways to Teach Your Grandchildren the Value of Money

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Irvin G. Schorsch III

Young people are our country's greatest natural resource. They are technologically savvy and confident. Unfortunately, they are also often -- no other way to put this -- financially illiterate.

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

How the Economic Rollercoaster Strains Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 10.12.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

A poorly performing stock market, in addition to the anticipated public-sector budget cuts, put a damper on almost everything that high growth entrepreneurs need to be successful.

Smart Investing, From Suze Orman

Posted 10.11.2011 | Women

Personal finance expert Suze Orman distills the complexity of investing into a few easily understandable guidelines. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefi...

The End Of The Startup Boom?

Eric Ries | Posted 10.10.2011 | Small Business
Eric Ries

It doesn't matter if you call it a boom or a bubble. The startup business moves in cycles, and what goes up will eventually come down.

Florida State Retirement Plan Loses Billions Through Inept Pension Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

I find it ironic that in turbulent times investors look to market "experts" to explain what is going on. These are the same people who didn't see the 2008 market crash.

Block Out The Noise

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 10.09.2011 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Remaining flexible and nimble should always be the goal but especially in periods of uncertainty.

Startup Financing 101: Don't Waste Your Money on Equipment. Go See A Lender Instead.

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

Don't use your precious funds raised in dilutive equity rounds to buy servers and other capital equipment. Go see a bank, finance company, or manufacturer about a financing arrangement.

Winning the Future: Eliminating Racial Imbalance in Innovation

Garren Givens | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Garren Givens

As the founder of an Internet startup, I meet entrepreneurs and investors every day. I've met hundreds, yet over the past few years, I have met only a couple of entrepreneurs and investors who are black.

How To Survive The Stock Market's Wild Ride

Daily Finance | Posted 10.06.2011 | Black Voices

The stock-market roller coaster has been wild enough to make even the most stoic, stiff-necked investors queasy. After falling in 10 out of the last 1...

Are We Investing Enough in Clean Energy?

Andy Mannle | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

There's no doubt that billions of dollars are flowing into the green market from government, private investors, banks and major corporations. The question is -- is it enough?

The Green Building Tipping Point

Trevor Neilson | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Trevor Neilson

According to the McGraw-Hill Green Outlook report which tracks the building industry, the value of green construction starts jumped 50% from $42 billion in 2008 to $71 billion in 2010, when it represented 25% of the all new building activity.

How Would a U.S. Default Affect Consumers?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Beth Kobliner

As more and more news reports raise red flags about the meaning of a default or downgrade for Main Street, now is the time to pay attention to the following.