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  • Traditional vs Alternative Investments: What Are the Differences?

    Long gone are the days where the only way you could invest was through the stock exchange. There are now far more ways to potentially grow your money; known as alternative investments. Some people argue that alternative investments are the only way to go nowadays. Whereas others believe traditional is best. We take a look at the differences between traditional and alternative investments, to see which is better. Picture from Flickr Definitions ... [Continue Reading]

    FX Trading: Being A Newbie Doesn’t Mean You Have to Be An Amateur

    Image source: So, you’ve been contemplating your next investment move for some time now. After much consideration, you've arrived at the conclusion of trading on the Foreign Exchange. Good choice. With an average daily turnover of over $4trillion, the Forex is the world’s largest financial market. For that reason alone, it's easy to see why so many look to it as a potentially very rewarding trading investment. While trading stocks and... [Continue Reading]

    This Retailer is Ordered to Pay $2.5 Million for Military Debt Collection

    A furniture and electronics retailer is not the sort of company that you might normally expect to be involved in illegal debt collection activities. Nevertheless, this is exactly what one Virginia-based retailer that previously ran a store in Jacksonville has been accused of. As a result, the company is now required to pay over $2.5 million in restitution and a $100,000 civil penalty for illegal debt collection practices. The company in question is... [Continue Reading]

    Massachusetts Town Meeting Spirals Out of Control

    A town hearing in Massachusetts ended abruptly when the crowd became unruly, yelling, clapping and interrupting the speakers. The community of less than 8,000 became aggravated at the meeting Wednesday night when the proposal to ban sale items (cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco) was discussed. If this ban is pushed through in Westminster, Massachusetts, this town will make history by being the first. However, the residents remain... [Continue Reading]

    Is it time to think about your approach to investments?

    The financial world can sometimes seem like a complex maze, which it’s impossible for most people to navigate. When finance professionals are struggling to get great results and to predict the future, how can enthusiastic amateurs possibly hope to succeed? It seems to me that a successful approach to investing is all about having clear requirements in mind and then outlining a plan to meet your specific objectives. In fact, it’s only by... [Continue Reading]

    Infographic: How to Send Smart

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    Surprising Factors That Affect Your Home Insurance Rates

    Out of the all the begrudging expenses that you must incur as a homeowner – home insurance is usually the most frustrating. One of the biggest reasons why it is so frustrating is because you can never seem to nail down a rate that makes any sense. You may call one company and get a quote that is completely different from another agency’s quote. It can really make your head spin. However – unbeknownst to you – your insurance... [Continue Reading]

    Equity Release: Lifetime Mortgage Versus Home Reversion

    Faced with retirement on a pension of today's standards, lots of us are looking for a way to bump up the pot of cash we have access to in later life. If you're over the age of 55 and own your own home, equity release could help you gain a lump sum of cash, boost your monthly income, or provide a combination of both to help you to fund your lifestyle. According to research, the amount of people taking out a lifetime mortgage (a form of equity release)... [Continue Reading]

    Investment News
  • BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2015 ...
    BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2015 ...

    Venture Investment In Healthcare Declines Through Q2 After Record 2014
    After a record-breaking year of growth in 2014, venture capital investors in healthcare seem to have settled into a groove. They invested roughly $2.8 billion in healthcare technologies through the second quarter of 2015, down from $3.3 billion over ...

    Japanese executives want more investment, tourists from Ohio
    Ohio has long been considered a prime destination for Japanese business investment since Honda Motor Co. established a manufacturing presence outside Columbus in the 1980s. But the reverse - interest from Ohio companies in Japan - is not developing ...

    Weyerhaeusers Investment Value Weakens on Dicey Future
    However, notwithstanding these long-term growth prospects, Weyerhaeuser's exposure to certain headwinds has weakened its investment value in the near term. International operations expose the company to risks related to unfavorable foreign currency ...

    Is Silver a Good Investment Today?
    Silver has not performed nearly as well as its high-flying days of 2009-2011, when it quadrupled in price. But that doesn't mean the metal doesn't have value to your portfolio. Let's delve into some relevant aspects of the silver market to determine ...

    Sweetgreen receives $35M investment
    Sweetgreen has received a $35 million funding round from T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and Revolution Growth, the fast-casual operator said Wednesday. The investment marks the third fundraising round for the quickly growing, 29-unit Washington, ...

    Skill Versus Luck And Investment Performance
    This article presents a simple procedure for assessing the relative impact of luck and skill in determining investment performance. The procedure is then applied to the large cap value managers. The results are consistent with earlier work that ...

    US Factory Orders Drop 1 Percent in May; Demand in Key Investment Category ...
    US Factory Orders Drop 1 Percent in May; Demand in Key Investment Category ...

    Phil Jackson -- Porzingis Is a Good Investment
    NY Knicks honcho Phil Jackson seems to be VERY AMUSED by all the criticism surrounding Kristaps Porzingis -- but says when push comes to shove, the Latvian is a good investment. Jackson was having dinner with coach Derek Fisher at Ago in West ...