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Why Is Everyone on Wall Street So Rich? You Have No Idea

Michael Levin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Michael Levin

John C. Bogle is mad as hell and won't take it anymore. Bogle's new book The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation is a gem -- well-researched and carefully argued.

The Big Flaw in Your 401(k) Plan

Dan Solin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Take a look at your 401(k) plan investment options. They are most likely predominately actively managed funds, with management fees of 1 percent or higher. Ask your adviser to justify including these funds in the plan. Don't accept the glib, patronizing response you are likely to get.

10 Investments Romney Wishes He Never Made

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.29.2012 | Money

On Aug. 10, 2011, the night before Mitt Romney participated in a Republican primary debate in Iowa, the Republican nominee took an extraordinary step:...

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #2 - Encouraging Too Much Diversification

John R. Talbott | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

Investors have been sold a very big lie over the years, that greater diversification always leads to higher risk adjusted returns.

Why Falling Oil Prices Are a Good Buying Opportunity -- An Interview With Jim Rogers

James Burgess | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
James Burgess

Falling oil and gas prices may offer some respite to consumers, but are they enough to help the economy or are they a symptom of deeper problems?

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

April Rudin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Mad Men, the wildly popular AMC TV show about the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, is set in a haze of cigarette smoke...

Four Things To Look For In Your 401(k) Disclosure

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money

BOSTON — It's easy to overlook what's important when it comes to saving money. Many people would sooner clip a toothpaste coupon than review their r...

Yao Ming, Venture Capitalist

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business

Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capit...

Fine Wine Prices Plunge: Invest Or Drink?

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Food

By Leslie Gevirtz June 15 (Reuters) - If the secret to investing is buy low and sell high, the steep drop in fine wine prices - down b...

Why Inequality's Even Worse Than It Seems

Bloomberg View | Michael Kinsley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View The current debate about rich and poor -- the 1 percent versus the 99 percent -- is a bit misleading because the evidence usually is...

Were You "Punk'd" by Facebook?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business
Joanne Bamberger

Even though there is never a sure thing on Wall Street, many people thought this would be the exception. After all, it's Facebook we're talking about.

What Is a Roth IRA? A Short and Simple Guide

J.D. Roth | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Even if you don't have a retirement plan through your job, you can still save for the future. One of the best ways to do so is through a Roth IRA.

An Open Letter to Jim Beard, Atlanta's CFO

Dan Solin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Your police and firefighters put their lives on the line for the protection of the citizens of Atlanta. At the very least, you could educate yourself on basic principles of investing and enable them to retire with dignity.

A 'Seismic' Shift In The Small Business Economy

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

(By Lynn Adler - Reuters) - A "seismic" shift to service-based small businesses away from manufacturing, transportation and construction is stifling e...

The Greater Fool Theory and Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Many investors subscribe to this theory, but don't know they are engaging in it. In an ironic twist, they become the "greater fool," and are left holding the bag when the investment falls and they either can't find a buyer or they have to sell at a loss.

Despite Facebook's High Expectations, Dull Stocks May Be Superior

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Investors thinking of buying a piece of Facebook after it goes public are hoping it will perform like Google, whose stock has risen 500 pe...

Lucia Graves

Who's For Congressional Insider Trading? An Inside Trader

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr's vocal opposition to the STOCK Act raised some eyebrows in Washington this week, and with good reason. Burr, a No...

Catherine New

Growing Numbers Moving Their Money Away From BofA

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Do banks need your money? Bank of America revealed yesterday that the number of customers closing their accounts spiked last quarter, but official...

How to Retire Without Worrying About Social Security

InvestingAnswers | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty
InvestingAnswers

Consider your age, your risk tolerance and your income needs. Then decide on the investments that are best suited for you. A well planned allocation strategy may allow you to achieve even the most optimistic retirement dreams.

A Solution to Your Worst Retirement Nightmare

InvestingAnswers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Fifty
InvestingAnswers

Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules for estimating your life expectancy. Your current health status, your lifestyle and the age your parents passed away at are all influencing factors.

How We Can Retake Capitalism Without Occupation

Lee Munson | Posted 02.26.2012 | Books
Lee Munson

Finance has hijacked capitalism, and we need to take it back. Now is the time for finance to sign up to defend capitalism, not usurp it. Can we change the course? Yes we can.

Richer Than Rich: Art Outperforms S&P

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

If you ever find yourself choosing between some Warhols or a few stocks, we're here to make that decision easier. A new study has found that artwork b...

Twitter Is Definitely 'Trending', Confirms 300 Million Saudi Investment

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

Earlier today, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) announced a $300m investment in social media site, Twitter, following months of negotiations.

Neither a Quick Nor Comprehensive European Fix

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.09.2012 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

European leaders still need to do a lot more, and quickly, if they are to catch up and get ahead of the crisis. Accordingly, and regrettably, the specter of volatility caused by European headlines will not recede for long.

Money Managers' Least Favorite Investment

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Ask the people who invest billions for a living to name their favorite picks for 2012 and you'll get a smorgasbord worthy of a holida...