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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.