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TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Michael Farr | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.

Recession Still Devastating American Households

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Rese...

Stocks May Be Your Least-Bad Option

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Time Is Ripe for Board Leadership on Executive Pay

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The board of JPMorgan Chase took a bold step last week when it slashed CEO Jamie Dimon's bonus in half. Could this action signal a new opening to the dialogue about executive pay?

The Year's 10 Best Stocks

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

Last year’s profile of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 was a depressing read full of mining concerns, discount stores, and credit-card...

The Best, Boring Investment Advice You'll Ever Receive

Dan Solin | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

It's unfortunate that most investors succumb to the sales pitch of brokers and advisers who tell them they can "beat the markets." If your broker falls into this category (and almost all of them do), ask her to describe her methodology. If it is based on past performance, is she able to predict tomorrow's news?

Free Floating Stock Prices

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The stock market has risen to levels not seen since 2007 despite anemic economic growth, stubbornly high unemployment, a pending fiscal crisis and weak economic indicators -- and it keeps rising. One can only wonder what Wall Street investors know that the rest of us don't.

Stock Tips From Obama And Romney

SmartMoney | JONNELLE MARTE | Posted 08.30.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dole out a lot of stock tips -- just not in their stump speeches. Research shows that the stocks of the...

What the Stock Market is Telling Us

Michael Farr | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The breakdown of S&P 500 returns by sector is once again telling us something. This time the breakdown is confirming what the incoming economic data over the past several weeks has been saying all along: global economic growth is slowing.

What the Return of Market Volatility Tells Us

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The renewed volatility in stocks last week was due to conflicting signs of additional central bank liquidity support, both in Europe and the US.

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.

Occupy Wall Street's Outrage at Greed Can Expand to Corporate Stock Manipulation

William Lazonick | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

Rather than invest profits in building a strong economy, corporate executives invest in their own pay.

Why The Rest Of America Can't Invest Like Buffett

Slate | Bethany McLean | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

It's not even a week old, and Warren Buffett's deal to invest $5 billion of Berkshire Hathaway's money in Bank of America has already been dissected, ...

Scapegoats For Stock Market Volatility

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

As is often the case when market gyrations become excessive, governments have good reasons to hope that the significance, if any, lies in market imper...

Corporate Lobby To Blame For Economic Mess

Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The economy is flatlining. Global financial markets are in turmoil. Your stock price is down about 15 percent in three weeks. Your customers have lost...

Alexander Eichler

Markets Rally On Fed Speech Day After Huge Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Wall Street started the week with its worst single day since December 2008 Monday. But it followed up on Tuesday with its best day since M...

Wall Street's Plunge Threatens Already-Weak Consumer Confidence

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — What little confidence consumers have is being undermined by the tumult on Wall Street. Americans struggling with lean wages and j...

Despite Plunge, Stocks Still Expensive

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

The main problem for the stock market is obviously the economy. But it’s not the only problem. Stocks are also under pressure because they are fairl...

Morgan Stanley Downgrades Google Due To Aggressive Expansion

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley downgraded Google Inc a notch to "equal-weight," saying the search giant's margins will shrink as it undertakes aggressive hiring a...

Stocks Up, Houses Down, And What This Means for Most Americans

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

While Wall Street's bull market is making America's rich even richer, most Americans continue to be mired in a worsening housing crisis that the administration is incapable of stemming, and of which Wall Street has now seemingly washed its hands.

Another Market Crash in 2011?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The masses, namely the army of retail investors, are starting to get swayed by signs of a peppier economy and rebounding equity prices. But there are still plenty of lurking nightmares out there.

Ben Bernanke Defends Fed's Massive $900 Billion Program

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What will the Federal Reserve's massive $900 billion plan actually accomplish? As HuffPost's Shahien Nasiripour pointed out yesterday, the Fed's new a...

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.

Phantom Assets: Undermining Corporate Elections and Shareholder Rights

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
N. E. Marsden

Every once in awhile, a journalistic ray of light exposes how far our financial system has veered from anything resembling objective reality.