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The Secret To Higher Expected Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Is there something these passive investors know that you don't? Why have they thrown in the towel and abandoned the quest for alpha?

4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

"What's more important is that everyone who comes in contact with your business must get with absolute clarity what your business does and who they do it for."

Is Social Media Now Part of the CEO's Job?

Alice Korngold | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

Consumers, employees, investors, and members of the broader community look to a company's top leader to understand what that company stands for -- in good times and in bad. With social media, CEOs have a unique opportunity to be tell their story directly, immediately, and openly.

The New Rules of Fundraising

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

The world of fundraising has been turned on its head. A decade ago, entrepreneurs had limited sources for capital -- angel investors, venture capital funds and rich Uncles. Today, entrepreneurs have a plethora of options.

The Secret Sauce to Successful Crowdsourcing Campaigns

Ivo Lukas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

We live in an age of entrepreneurial overload, after all -- how are you going to set yourself apart from all the rest?

Warning: Groupon May Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Norman I. Silber | Posted 03.07.2014 | Money
Norman I. Silber

Merchants basically get it -- to many of them, Groupon looks less like an innovative advertising mechanism than a loan broker, arranging bundles of small loans from consumers, and taking a substantial cut... Consumers don't often see this side of the equation.

Why You Aren't Meeting Investors

Seth Goldstein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Seth Goldstein

Nobody teaches you these rules. And people are too polite to tell you when you violate them. Understanding and following the laws of email are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings.

Mother Nature Clouds the Outlook

Michael Farr | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

How much of the slowing can be blamed on Mother Nature? Nobody knows for sure, of course, but there is enough reason to believe that the brisk pace of growth recorded in the second half of 2013 will not be sustained in 2014.

A Surprising Spin on a Bad January

Dan Solin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

If you are really concerned about the performance of the global markets in January, you should not have any exposure to stocks.

Here's Why Intelligent Investors Are Avoiding Stocks Right Now

Jesse Felder | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Jesse Felder

The stock market had an awesome year last year, rising roughly 35 percent. Many investors, inspired by the market's strength, have now decided they want to get in on the gains. However, now is not the ideal time to put money to work in stocks. In fact, it's a horrible time to do so.

Stupid Things Finance People Say

The Motley Fool | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

My job requires reading a lot of financial news. It's one of my favorite parts. But it gives me a front-row seat to the downside of financial journalism: gibberish, nonsense, garbage, and drivel. And let me tell you, there's a lot of it.

A Tested Motif: Betting on Me and Not the Horse

Tinia Pina | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Tinia Pina

For investors, it is an old adage whether to bet on the jockey or the horse. With so many variables untested and the development at such an early stage, a seedling venture often only has its founder's vision, team and world changing product to convince an investor's judgment.

How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

An Investing Perspective

Dan Solin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

The core of the problem is the media need to fill up time and pages with fresh news or they won't be able to capture your attention. Much of the "news" is of little help to investors. Often, it is misleading and harmful.

The VIX Also Rises

Michael Farr | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The more people working, earning income and spending, the greater the economic benefits. The masses move the needle, not the 1% at the top.

The Basics of Care and Feeding For Your Startup

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Startups can be a joy to have, and fun for everyone involved. But they can be finicky, sensitive to changes and in many cases, their health can go downhill in no time.

13 Experts and 13 Trends That Will Dominate Crowdfunding in 2014

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Most of the experts I talked to on the list acknowledged that the new Jobs act is imperfect and will need revisions if it is to be a real force in the future. But most also cited that using social networks and crowdsourcing support for these changes was a sure path to victory.

Tips For Dealing With The Market Decline

Dan Solin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Regardless of your exposure to stocks, a huge market correction can be extremely difficult on investors, but these tips can help you get through it.

Analyze The ROI Of Your Innovation Idea, Step By Step

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Bobby Grajewski

In our experience, those who view their invention as a business opportunity (and keep their emotional attachment to their idea out of the equation) are the most successful.

What Bugs You About Your Money?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.12.2014 | Money
Frank A. Weil

If you are one of the many millions of people who have enough wealth outside of your home to worry about how to invest it, your foremost questions are...

5 Ways to Check You're Not Late to the Stock Market Party

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

When everyone's rushing for the door, you need someone to offer you a way out or you could be in trouble.

All-Star Entrepreneur: 1 on 1 with Sagi Schliesser, Founder of TabTale -- Creator of No. 1 Christmas App for Kids

Nicole Valentine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Valentine

Entrepreneurship is a rite of passage into a league where its players re-imagine the world and innovate. Entrepreneurship is a life style and a life choice. I've had my share of success and my share of moments on the edge.

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.

Dead Funds Walking... But Not Talking

Dan Solin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's unfortunate that investors pay little heed to that admonition. That's exactly how the mutual fund industry likes it.

Learn From the Fama/Shiller "Disagreement"

Dan Solin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

At first blush, proponents of active management might find solace in Shiller's views. A closer analysis indicates such a view would be misplaced.