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After volatile year, area investment advisers are optimistic for 2013
Omaha investment advisers say they've had more than the usual number of end-of-year meetings with clients wondering how to handle their investments amid still-volatile financial markets and political indecision, with no stability in sight. But on the ...
PhillyDeals: Be cautious about bonds as an investment refuge
But many American investors bet the other way, dumping stock-fund shares and investing "astounding" sums in low-yielding bond funds, as if they thought that would be less risky, says Michael Galantino, managing director at investment brokers Boenning ...
LodgeNet will file for bankruptcy, sell to investment firm
LodgeNet Investment Corp. said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will be acquired by investment firm Colony Capital. Advertisement. LodgeNet provides video, Internet and advertising services to the lodging and health care ...
Investment services available for Eagle Ford landowners
A: There are tremendous opportunities to provide investment services to Eagle Ford landowners for their lease and royalty income. The University of Texas San Antonio has made the only study of the economic impact of Eagle Ford. The university updates ...
Cement Manufacturers Want Protection On Investment
Lagos — Cement Manufacturers under the auspices of Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria at the weekend sought federal government's protection over their $4.1 billion (about N639.6 billion) investment in the cement industry. They want the ...
Fargo investment grocer charged in theft
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo investment broker ordered to stop doing business in North Dakota about six months ago has now been charged with bilking a married couple out of more than $250,000. The Forum newspaper reports ( (link) ZRUjqz ) that ...
Imperium Watch: Occupy Your Investment Future
This may be the year more people break away from the Wall Street economic paradigm and give their investment money, large or small, a new life helping the 99 percent. It's possible—and only small sums are needed to get a start. A thousand dollars and ...
Sudan launches major dam to boost agricultural production, investment
ROSEIRIS, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudan launched a major dam project on Tuesday to boost power supply and agricultural irrigation, a plan officials hope will foster farmland exports and attract more Gulf investment to the African country as it battles an ...
Chimera Investment Corporation Moves Up In Market Cap Rank, Passing Molex
Market capitalization is an important data point for investors to keep an eye on, for various reasons. The most basic reason is that it gives a true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given company's stock. Many beginning ...
Chinese investment in the US hits record level
Wanxiang's North American arm, meanwhile, is finalizing a $256.6 million acquisition of bankrupt Waltham battery make A123 Systems Inc. — a deal that is expected to help make 2013 another record year for Chinese investment in the United States ...
Cement Glut Threatens Our Huge Investment, Says Dangote
Nigeria's major cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Group has raised the alarm over the danger that the continued glut in the cement market portends danger for investment in the sub-sector and the economy at large. The cement group is worried that if ...
Avoiding the SEO 'Fiscal Cliff' – Justifying Investment With Metrics that Matter
In the old days of SEO, traffic and ranking improvement easily justified investment, but those metrics are difficult to argue against CPA, ROAS, CPO, impressions, reach reports or those cost analysis spreadsheets paid search and advertising folks ...
7 retirement investment resolutions for 2013
Joe Hearn is Vice President of Teckmeyer Financial and has been helping clients plan for retirement for nearly 20 years. He writes the popular IntentionalRetirement blog and is the author of two books: If Something Happens to Me and The Bell Lap: The 8 ...
EastBridge Investment Group Announces Cellular BioMedicine Group A Keynote ...
EastBridge Investment Group Announces Cellular BioMedicine Group A Keynote ...
Walter Investment To Acquire Security One For Approx. $31 Million
Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC: Quote) Wednesday announced an agreement to acquire Security One Lending for a total cash consideration of $31 million. The transaction consists an upfront payment of $20 million, and additional $11 million ...
'An Era of Investment': San Diego Schools' Remarkable Fiscal Turnaround
Talk of actual investment in classrooms or educational services then, is currently muted. Officials hope that the district will continue to see successive funding increases for several years, and that despite constant expansions in labor costs ...
New Investment Vehicles In China: Real Estate In 2013?
In a recent piece, I described the evolution of investment opportunities in the US: real estate, savings accounts, stocks/bonds/mutual funds, pensions, insurance, and on to ETFs, hedge and private equity funds. What will happen is China? Will ...
An investment strategy that always works
Larry Stein is the founder and CEO of Disciplined Investment Management, an investment advisory firm that caters to high net worth clients in Chicago's North Shore suburbs. Most of the firm's clients are either retired or planning to retire in the next ...
Chinese Investment in US May Break Record in 2013
Chinese investment in the United States will likely break another record in 2013, according to research firm Rhodium Group. That's after a record year in 2012 with deals worth more than $6.5 billion, a 12 percent increase from the previous record of $5 ...
If it's Risky, It's not an Investment
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary an investment is: “the outlay of money usually for income or profit”. When it comes to investing in your retirement, we want to omit that word “usually” and replace it with the word “safely.” However, we find ...
What's the Safest $10K Investment for a Child?
Given the parameters you place on the investment, I'd lean toward U.S. Series I savings bonds. There's an annual purchase limit of $10,000, which dovetails nicely with the amount of money she has to invest. A Series I savings bond earns the prevailing ...
Is Brocade Communications Still a Great Investment?
In the face of astronomical growth in bandwidth-hogging content, investors initially turned to companies that helped speedily transmit the data such Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM ) and Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW ) . But traditional networks and data ...
My 2012 Investment Game Plan: Year-End Lookback
In early January 2012, Seeking Alpha editors published my article, "My 2012 Investment Game Plan." The link is found here. As I have done in years past, I followed up with a 2012 mid-year review that was published in July. I am now writing with a full ...
Wellcome Trust Starts $326 Million Health Investment Arm
The Wellcome Trust, the world's second-largest biomedical charity, said it started an investment arm with 200 million pounds ($326 million) of initial capital to back biotechnology startups. The Syncona Partners LLP unit will support new businesses in ...
Business groups: Cliff deal won't spur investment
A bill approved Tuesday by the Senate and House aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts is scheduled to take effect in the new year. The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years compared with tax policies that were due ...
West Covina's Crazy Horse restaurant sold in investment sale
WEST COVINA - Colliers International announced Wednesday that it has completed the investment sale of the Crazy Horse restaurant in West Covina. The $4.2 million transaction marks the single largest tenant restaurant sale in Southern California since ...
The return on (non-financial) investment
The other day, I spent an hour playing an abstract strategy game with my oldest son. After that, I spent roughly the same amount of time helping my daughter build a LEGO kit that was way above her age level. My youngest son and I played a game of “Word ...
Turkey's Is Investment Sees 2% Lira Appreciation, ISE at 93000
The Turkish lira will gain about 2 percent this year to finish at 1.78 per dollar and the country's main ISE-100 index will reach 93,000 by year-end, according to Is Investment Securities, Turkey's largest brokerage house by trading volume. The lira ...
Vanguard's head of equity investment resigns
1 mutual fund company, said on Thursday that Sandip Bhagat, the head of its equity investment group, has resigned. No reason was given. The announcement was contained in a supplement to a prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
Symphony Large-Cap Has 'Twin Engines' for Investment Ideas
The strategy behind Nuveen Symphony Large-Cap Growth Fund (NCGAX) marries black-box quant stock-picking with a more traditional approach based on fundamentals. "We have 'twin engines' of idea generation--quantitative screening as well as ...
Vanguard's Head of Equity Investment Unit Bhagat Departs
Bhagat's departure was announced today in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which also said Mortimer J. Buckley has assumed the role of chief investment officer. Buckley, known as Tim, joined Vanguard in 1991 as assistant to ...
Investment Guru Sir John Templeton's 16 Rules For Investment Success
The famous British investment guru Sir John Templeton has 16 Rules For Investment Success, his best tips on what investors need to keep in mind if they're going to generate positive returns. His lessons are the end result of a lifetime of knowledge ...
Is Dating a Good Investment?
While hopeless romantics may roll their eyes at those who view dating in the same light as they view their finances, approaching dating as a high-risk, high-yield investment promises to net the savvy investor a range of compelling dividends. There's no ...
Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust Named Top 25 Dividend Stock With 5.83 ...
Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust Named Top 25 Dividend Stock With 5.83 ...
SeaWorld IPO May Not Make Second Investment Splash
SeaWorld's next investment splash might be smaller than its last. Blackstone Group is ready to take public the amusement parks it bought in 2009 from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dividends have helped the buyout firm recoup a big part of its original cash ...
Clueless 2013 Investment Ideas
Just got a lovely nugget in my email inbox from Robert Elder, the Communications Manager for the Texas State Securities Board (the “TSSB”). Unlike many messages from his regulatory colleagues at other state and federal agencies, the stuff from Elder is ...
The Cleantech Cliff: global venture capital investment plunged 33 percent in 2012
You could call it the cleantech cliff: Global clean technology venture investment plunged to $6.46 billion in 2012, down 33 percent from the $9.61 billion invested a year ago, according to the San Francisco-based research and consulting firm Cleantech ...
Investment Opportunities in Dollar Stores?
You're watching... Investment Opportunities in Dollar Stores? Advertisement. Details. Description. BB&T Capital senior analyst Anthony Chukumba on the outlook for retailers in the dollar-store sector. Duration 5:18; Date Jan 3, 2013. Advertisement ...
'Star Wars' creator George Lucas engaged to investment firm president
LOS ANGELES – "Star Wars" creator George Lucas is engaged. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm Ltd. says the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson. No other details were provided. Hobson serves as ...
Bill for preschool is promising
Only when it is shown that the preschool experience has succeeded in raising the children's academic skills to the level of their peers' would the state need to come up with money to repay the investment, with interest. If the program did not succeed ...
Slovakia Wins Investment Projects Worth 466 Million Euros
Slovakia last year won investment projects worth 466 million euros ($606 million), said Sario, the government agency for promoting foreign investment. The 18 projects completed in 2012 are set to create 3,228 jobs, the Bratislava, Slovakia-based agency ...
Business First by Kevin Eigelbach, Reporter
As someone who has had a hand in creating two angel investor groups, Mark Crane knows how hard it is to persuade investors to put up money for startup and early-stage businesses. “You're asking people to write you a check and trust you with their money ...
China Minsheng Bank to Set Up Investment Bank Unit in Hong Kong
(1988), the nation's first privately owned lender, will open an investment banking arm in Hong Kong, as Chinese banks seek to take advantage of the yuan's increased use in global trade. The board of the Beijing-based lender approved the plan, which ...
Colombian Peso Strengthens on Foreign Investment Outlook
Colombian Peso Strengthens on Foreign Investment Outlook. By Andrea Jaramillo - 2013-01-04T14:58:09Z. Colombia's peso fell, heading for its first weekly drop since November, on speculation policy makers will take further measures to ease the currency's ...
Chimera Investment: Opportunity or Siren Song?
Chimera Investment Corp. (NYSE: CIM ) counts itself as one of a handful of so-called mortgage real estate investment trusts. Otherwise known as mREITs, these are leveraged investment funds, not unlike hedge funds, that specialize in assets related to ...
News Summary: US factory orders unchanged in November, but demand for ...
News Summary: US factory orders unchanged in November, but demand for ...
Legg Mason Unit Investment Strategist Mauboussin Leaves
Michael Mauboussin, chief investment strategist at the Legg Mason Inc. unit that's home to Bill Miller, left the firm this week. Mauboussin, who had been at Legg Mason Capital Management since 2004, departed Jan. 2 and there are no plans to replace him ...
George Lucas engaged to investment executive
Los Angeles --. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas is engaged. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm Ltd. says the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson. No other details were provided. Hobson serves as ...
Taconic Investment Partners Closes Deal With Maserati at 619 West 54th Street
The elite Italian automaker Maserati is adding some va-va-voom to Hell's Kitchen with a 25,000-square-foot store on the ground floor of 619 West 54th Street, the 326,000-square-foot Art Deco building that Taconic Investment Partners bought last October ...
Solar system is worth investment
Installing a solar system on your roof can make a significant change in your yearly power bills. In 2008, we installed a system on the roof of our shop in Cedar City. It has been four years now, and I am pleased with the results. In 2007, the utility ...