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Anti-Business? Majority Of Global Investors Bullish On Obama

Bloomberg | Mike Dorning and John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fifty-three percent of investors now view him favorably, up from 49 percent in November, reversing a yearlong deterioration in perceptions of the U.S....

Impact Investing -- Using Green Thinking to Make Green Dollars

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
April Rudin

It's not easy being green. And we all know that it is not easy "making green." But in the future it will be.

Are VCs Playing Small-Ball Rather Than Swinging For The Fences?

James E. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James E. Anderson

I've sometimes thought of the venture capital industry as a bunch of bettors standing around a roulette wheel. There are enough people and enough money to bet on each number. On every spin of the wheel, most will lose their bet, but one person will also win a 35:1 payout.

Miracle on Wall Street!

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Joanne Bohnke is a 74 year old widow, hoping to make her $315,000 savings last longer than she does. She turned for advice, as most Americans unfortunately do, to her broker at Smith Barney.

When They Are Throwing Money At You

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

Given that we are in the "throwing money at entrepreneurs" period in web investing, I thought I'd say a few things about this.

Investors Fell In Love With Bonds Again In 2010

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — Mutual fund investors were buying stock funds at the end of 2010. But they were trying to avoid risk through most of the year, as bond fund...

Fools Rush in...

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Only advice based on long-term data qualifies as investment advice. If you're paying for any other kind of advice, understand the price may far exceed the fees you are paying.

Haiti One Year Later: How One Analyst Returned To His Roots To Help Rebuild A Nation

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jacques-Philippe Piverger deals with money. In his professional life, he's managed billions of dollars in assets as an analyst in venture capital an...

Buffett, Gates and The Story of Enough

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Woody Tasch

"When is enough enough?" Bernie Sanders asked during his filibuster against the Lame Duck tax bill in December. During the speech, he referred to Bi...

A Great Government Investment

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

With all the talk about cutting budgets, the federal, state and local governments should invest more in an activity with a terrific ROI - aggressively...

Investing Do's and Don'ts for 2011

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Don't rely on predictions by anyone about the direction of the markets or what to buy or sell in 2011. No one can predict random events. If your broker couldn't call the worst crash in 50 years, why do you believe his predictive skills have improved?

Why I'm Not Buying Banks

Pamela Rosenau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Rosenau

We can all recall the first round of housing woes -- the subprime loans that blew up in everyone's faces. Well, the worm we thought we killed has grown back.

Fund Investors Slowly Returning To Stocks

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — It appears investors are beginning to get comfortable with risk again. Not only are they pulling money out of bond mutual funds at the ...

The Top 10 Stocks of the Last 10 Years

DailyFinance | DAN BURROWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Buy-and-hold might not be dead but it sure doesn't work in a secular bear market. Anyone keeping tabs on his or her 401(k) knows all too well the depl...

Grow Revenue Before You Seek VC Funding

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Small businesses owners want to grow their companies, but their ability to expand operations is limited by their own profitability or otherwise lack of capital.

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New Report

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Smith

If you're knowingly invested in companies contributing to human rights abuses, you're complicit. But like Norway, you can avoid that complicity by selling your shares in the problematic company.

5 Money Myths That May Be Fouling Up Your Finances

Wallet Pop | Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Certain money myths may be getting in the way of how you handle your personal finances. Does your financial belief system include any of these? ...

Overnight Successes Take Time

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James M. Lynch

As a business coach I talk to a broad spectrum of potential clients.

Citigroup Loses Larry Hagman Case, Must Pay More Than $10 Million Over Bad Investments

The New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Mr. Hagman, 79, got even once again. This time it was against his broker. A securities arbitration panel awarded Mr. Hagman and his wife...

The Crowdfunding Revolution Will Democratize Venture Investing

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Lawton

It's no secret that venture capital and angel investing is 'clubby,' dominated mostly by middle-aged men. According to a 2007 study of angel investo...

New Index Returns Astound Wall Street

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

In January, 2010, I created the Solin Random Stock Index (SRSI). I wish I could report that my index was a complex algorithm, but it was really very simple. So how did the SRSI do from January, 2010 through November, 2010? It's up an astounding 45.14%.

Invest In 'Ugly Adolescent Stage' Startups

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

There's a story in the NY Times about the hyperactivity in web startupland. They quote from a few posts I've made on this blog and I think Jenna and E...

Divorce Investment Firms Fund Cases For A Cut

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

While this business is in its infancy, Balance Point is part of a bigger trend -- the growing industry that invests in other people's lawsuits, arming...

10 Investing Facts You Probably Don't Know -- But Should

Daily Finance | Daniel Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The securities industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year in advertising, but that doesn't mean the general public is getting the straight...

Billionaire Investor: Next Decade Will Be 'Just Be As Good As The 1990s' For Investors

bloomberg.com | Angus Whitley and Jacob Greber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The next decade will be as good for investors as the 1990s, said Ken Fisher, the billionaire chief executive officer of Fisher...