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Average-Joe Millionaires Turn Out For Apple Shareholder Meeting

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

Ever wish you'd gotten in on the ground floor of a company like Apple, Google or Microsoft? Apple's most recent shareholder meeting, which took pl...

SEC Expands A Major Stock-Market Probe

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

* SEC probe expands to popular ETFs, delay in trades -source * One large, failed trade sparks SEC interest * ETF industr...

Morningstar's Fund Manager of the Year: A Slippery Slope

Dan Solin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Clearly, investors are getting the message. Still, the overall market share of actively managed funds, as reported by Morningstar, is 85.2 percent compared to 14.8 percent. You want to be part of 14.8 percent. I call those investors the educated minority.

A Glaring Omission in the Senate's Insider Trading Bill: Fair Disclosure

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Why should members of Congress and other federal insiders be excepted from the same demand for fair disclosure the government has imposed on corporate officials?

The Perfect Entrepreneurial Resume Doesn't Exist

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 04.07.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

You have an idea for a phenomenal company. Problem is you have zero background in that industry, no prior entrepreneurial experience, never got an MBA and can't lean on your family for financing or business resources. At first glance, you're facing an uphill battle. But personal and empirical evidence has proven that it can be done.

Mark Gongloff

The Stock Rally That Nobody Believes Hits New Highs

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

The stock market's recent wild run is like one of those mass UFO sightings: Everybody sees it, but nobody believes it. The Dow Jones industrial ave...

Can Crowdfunding and Social Networks Forge Ties to Kickstart the Economy?

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
April Rudin

The U.S House of Representatives passed a bill last week known as HR2930 -- the crowdfunding bill. The eventual passage of this bill would propel the growth of sites like Kickstarter, Rockethub and others as new small-ish investors will clamor for access.

Bonnie Kavoussi

What Will It Take For Investors To End The Euro Crisis?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

What exactly do investors want from Europe? The question is far from trivial. Without private investors buying up the bonds of troubled European co...

Earning a Real Return on Real Investment

Roger Martin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Critics of eliminating the focus on stock-based compensation argue that investors deserve a return on their investment; that management must work assiduously to maximize the stock price. This argument plays fast and loose with logic.

Look Who Hopes To Turn A Profit From The Wrecked Housing Market

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

* Gordian Sword: "We just might do a good thing for America" * Jan. letter says success of firm rests on "secret formula" ...

Mining Ban: Good for the Grand Canyon, but Not for El Salvador?

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Sarah Anderson

We should urge the Obama administration to take an important stand in support of social and environmental stewardship by rewriting our trade rules to put people and the planet first.

Letting Go

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 03.11.2012 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

In my experience, exceptionally bright, driven, visionary people commonly share a particular attribute: a high need for control. These characteristics are also hallmarks of the startup founder, who brings maniacal focus, evangelical passion and a penchant for multi-tasking to the table.

The 2012 Investor "UnList"

Esther Loewy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Esther Loewy

The UnList is a suggested guide for investors on what not to focus on in 2012 when searching for the next groundbreaking technology to invest in.

The Glacial Response of the S.E.C. to the Rise of High-Speed Trading and Market Volatility

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

For those who want the Securities and Exchange Commission to fulfill its mission of protecting investors, the New Year brings more bleak reality.

You're Not Steve Jobs -- And That's OK

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

Startup employees and new investors are looking for people they actually like who are insanely passionate about their ideas; not inflexible, uninspiring drones.

Don't Be Fooled by "Best Fund Manager" Lists

Dan Solin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

This is the time of year when the financial media goes into overdrive. You can expect no end of predictions for 2012. Some will be right. Others will be wrong. Those who are right will anoint themselves "gurus." Actually, they were just lucky.

2011 In Review: Four Hard Truths

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

As the year draws to a close, the recovery in many advanced economies is at a standstill, with some investors even exploring the implications of a potential breakup of the euro zone, and the real possibility that conditions may be worse than we saw in 2008.

Angel Investing in Startups Stimulates Job Growth

Mike Green | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Mike Green

The next Mark Zuckerberg will likely emerge from environments that foster, nurture and invest in the innovative spirit of its talented entrepreneurs.

Inside Capitol, Investor Access Yields Rich Tips

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

When Senate Democrats finally brokered a compromise over the proposed health-care law, a group of hedge funds were let in on the deal, learning detail...

Pitch-A-Thons Give Startups In Second-Tier Cities Investor Love

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen - Reuters) - The crowd was restless as startups, investors, MBA students and a host of entrepreneurial wannabes waited in anticip...

Investors Falling Out Of Love With Hedge Funds

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

(Laurence Fletcher and Sinead Cruise) - Deep cracks are starting to show in the love affair between hedge funds and their investors, after another...

Post Euro Deal, Investors Brace For Big Moves

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) – Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns ...

How UBS Hijacked an Aviation Legend

Jim Egan | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Jim Egan

In pursuing a brand comeback strategy, UBS' "We Will Not Rest" ad campaign is false and misleading, and reveals a UBS orientation in stark contrast to its claims.

Black America's 21st Century Economic Movement

Mike Green | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

A decade from now historians will discuss the economic impact of a two-day event that recently took place at Rutgers University, which brought together more than 120 minority business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs for the first-ever " Gathering of Angels" summit.

Continuous Feedback

Fred Wilson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

We have a portfolio company that will remain nameless that does something I want to call out as super awesome. Every board meeting, as homework after ...