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New tax laws and your investment strategy
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 ...
World Gold Investment Drops in 2012
A big component in the drop in gold investment last year was a 19.7% fall in physical gold bar investment to 961 tons. A similar drop was seen in the fabrication of official gold coins, while growth in metal and imitation coins was modest. This likely ...
Cyprus off Russia's investment 'black list'
NICOSIA, Cyprus—Russia has removed Cyprus from a so-called black list of countries which Moscow discourages investment in, the Cypriot finance ministry said Wednesday, in a development it hopes will help in bailout negotiations with international ...
Goldman Sachs' earnings surge as investment banking revenues jump, aided by ...
Goldman Sachs' earnings surge as investment banking revenues jump, aided by ...
NJ Urges Post-Sandy Investment in Shore Towns on State Backing
New Jersey is urging investors to buy debt of municipalities hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy, saying they remain a “sound investment option” because of strong state oversight. As many as 15 towns may lose 10 percent or more of their tax base, and ...
Baltimore's R2integrated receives investment from Dallas private equity company
Dallas-based Orix Private Equity announced Wednesday it has invested an undisclosed amount in Baltimore-based R2integrated, which the digital marketing and technology company hopes to use to expand rapidly in the next few years. Founded in 2005 ...
Mongolia Draft Mining Law Threatens Investment Climate -Business Group
Mongolia has seen foreign investment in mining wane after it introduced a new law last year that restricts foreign ownership in strategic sectors such as mining. Politicians have also made at least two unsuccessful attempts to change the terms of a ...
Oregon could better manage its $70 billion investment portfolio in-house ...
Oregon could better manage its $70 billion investment portfolio in-house ...
Alibaba Denies Hiring Investment Banks for Share Sale
Investment banks are vying for a role on a possible Alibaba IPO, said three people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. An offering could happen this year, and potentially raise $3 billion ...
China to Boost Rail Investment to Speed Growth
China will increase investment in the railway sector this year to stimulate economic growth, the rail minister said. Investment will total 650 billion yuan ($103 billion), the official Xinhua News Agency Thursday cited Minister of Railways Sheng ...
Advanced Info Service Sets 2013 Investment Budget at THB13 Billion - CEO
Advanced Info Service PCL (ADVANC.TH), Thailand's largest mobile phone operator by subscribers, will spend the bulk of its earmarked 13 billion baht ($436 million) investment budget this year on expanding its third-generation mobile network, its chief ...
Goldman Sachs Is A Phenomenal Investment Opportunity
Goldman Sachs (GS) remains a phenomenal investment because of its fastest growing division (investing & lending), the stabilization of the regulatory environment, along with improving economic conditions. Qualitative Analysis. Source: Information ...
Former UCI president Verbruggen defends personal investment links to ...
Former UCI president Verbruggen defends personal investment links to ...
The India Investment
The U.S.-India relationship is broader, deeper and more beneficial than it has ever been, but the danger is that it will suffer from Indian and American inattention. Tanvi Madan drafted this memorandum to President Obama as part of Big Bets and Black ...
China aims to open up investment
HONG KONG — In what would be a drastic liberalization of China's huge but still cloistered capital markets, the country's top securities regulator said Monday that foreign investment could be allowed to rise as much as tenfold. Citing the still ...
Ga. man sentenced in NY for $5M investment scheme
A Georgia man has been sentenced in federal court in Rochester to eight years in prison for scamming more than $5 million from two western New York investors. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports ( (link) 13GV5Wz ) that the U.S. ...
Paragon Investment bought by United Capital
Seattle investment adviser Paragon Investment Management Inc. has been bought by United Capital Financial Advisers LLC for an undisclosed sum. Paragon was founded in 1991, has more than $1 billion in assets under management, and focuses on high ...
Top Foreign Investment States: South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina continues to stand out as a top destination for foreign investment, ranking first in attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to an analysis by IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI). The Palmetto State ...
Verbruggen defends investment later linked to Armstrong
Verbruggen confirmed details in the newspaper article of his investment, while he was the International Cycling Union president, with broker Jim Ochowicz from 1999-2004. Verbruggen is now honorary president of the cycling group. "I have given Jim a ...
Investor Alert: Broker-Sold Investment Trouble Spots
These are real-estate investment trusts investing in properties across the country. They are highly illiquid and have been losing value. The fees and commissions are usually exorbitant. * Closed-end, Exchange-Traded Funds and Notes. These traded ...
State certifies 5 start-ups for investment tax credits
The WEDC previously used "qualified new business venture" to describe the program, but has started calling it "early stage business investment" following a Journal Sentinel story that showed investors have been confused about the old term and how it ...
The expanding scale and scope of China's outward direct investment
China is famous for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). But a growing amount of investment is also flowing in the opposite direction. According to official figures, China's outward direct investment (ODI) exceeded $77 billion in 2012, an ...
12.95% Dividend Payer AG Mortgage Investment Trust Growing And Trending ...
12.95% Dividend Payer AG Mortgage Investment Trust Growing And Trending ...
GM Plans Large Investment In North American Plants
DETROIT (www.incnow.tv) - General Motors is planning a large investment in plants across North America. Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, says the company will invest $1.5 billion towards new product development. Digital Daily – subscribe to ...
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA
In trading on Thursday, shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $27.41, changing hands as high as $27.45 per share. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares are currently ...
Cantor Fitzgerald's Investment Banking Push Goes Awry
Steven Kantor, then head of investment banking for Cantor Fitzgerald, gathered his staff about a year ago for a holiday party in his 82nd-floor apartment in Trump World Tower. Kantor had stepped up his hiring in prior months, and the bankers discussed ...
Walmart's $50 Billion Investment and the Challenges Ahead
In regard to Walmart's announced commitment to invest $50 billion over the next ten years in American-made goods: I am the owner of Oliver & Adelaide, an online retailer of children's clothing, toys and furnishings, all of which are made exclusively in ...
China home prices up in December, investment growth slows
Real estate investment, which accounted for 13.8 percent of China's gross domestic product in 2012, rose 16.2 percent last year from a year earlier, slowing from an annual increase of 16.7 percent in January-November. A modest rise in home prices is ...
Finnish 2013 Industrial Investment Seen Falling 9%, Survey Shows
Fixed investment by industrial companies in Finland will slide 9 percent in 2013 after the nation fell into a recession last year, a survey from the Confederation of Finnish Industries showed. Investments will slide to 3.2 billion euros ($4.3 billion ...
Mongolia Defends Draft Mining Law Branded as Bad for Investment
Mongolian officials held a briefing today to defend proposed changes to a mining law that the country's biggest business association says would deter investment. Puntsag Tsagaan, the mineral policy adviser to President Tsakhia Elbegdorj who led the ...
Walter Investment transfers stock listing
Walter Investment, a Tampa-based asset manager, mortgage servicer and originator, plans to transfer its common stock listing to the New York Stock Exchange from the NYSE MKT, effective Jan. 23, a statement said. The current ticker symbol, “WAC,” won't ...
VC investment in MN falls to a record low in Q4
That's down from $274 million in 2011, but well above the $139 million Minnesota firms raised in 2010 — a year when annual venture investment in Minnesota reached its lowest level since 1995. Still, only 27 Minnesota companies raised venture capital ...
Morgan Stanley Cuts Investment Bank's Pay Costs 7.6% for 2012
Morgan Stanley (MS), the bank that's deferring all bonuses for top earners, set aside $6.65 billion in 2012 to pay investment-bank employees, a 7.6 percent decline from a year earlier. The ratio of compensation to revenue in the unit fell to 44 percent ...
Sri Lanka's Investment Story Now
It looks to me in a preliminary way that Sri Lanka is in that select category of frontier markets which have a decent chance to evolve and progress into becoming emerging markets. There was a time not that many decades ago when countries we now think ...
The Morning Leverage: KarpReilly Investment Puts the Icing on the Cupcake
Most people go to the cupcake “ATM” to make a withdrawal, but KarpReilly has just put in a deposit. Amy Or reports that the consumer-focused firm is investing in Sprinkles Cupcakes, a bakery that launched the 24-hour cupcake dispenser last year in ...
Libor probe may further shrink RBS investment bank
LONDON – Royal Bank of Scotland will face pressure to further shrink its investment bank should an investigation into interest rate rigging show cultural failings persist in the business, political and industry sources have said. The part-nationalized ...
Citigroup Said to Cut Investment Bankers' Bonuses by 20%
Citigroup Inc. (C), the third-largest U.S. bank, cut investment bankers' bonuses by 10 percent to 20 percent globally after a revenue slump, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Average bonuses in Asian and European divisions dropped about ...
A Budweiser Heir's Crafty Investment
Budweiser Heir Gets Crafty: Salmon River Brewery in McCall, Idaho, is getting an investment from someone with a well-known name in the beer industry: Adolphus A. Busch IV, the son of August "Gussie" Busch Jr. While Adolphus Busch was never directly ...
Retrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment Trust Shares Cross 8% Yield Mark
In trading on Friday, shares of Retrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment Trust (Toronto: RMM-UN) were yielding above the 8% mark based on its monthly dividend (annualized to $0.45), with the stock changing hands as low as $5.59 on the day. Dividends ...
Man faces 50 years in investment scam
BRIDGEPORT -- A Nigerian scam artist faces up to 50 years in prison after a jury Friday convicted him of bilking more than $150,000 from 11 `working Joes" in a phony house renovation investment scheme. The Superior Court jury of four women and two men ...
US venture capital investment
Morgan Stanley · Lithium-ion batteries · Detroit auto show. U.S. venture capital investment. U.S. venture capital investment. Sources: National Venture Capital Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Todd LindemanThe Washington Post. Published on January ...
Laredo mayor: Border investment, immigration reform needed
WASHINGTON — Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas said upgraded ports to expedite trade with Mexico and an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws are needed to create a modern border and bolster the economy in both countries. “Let's be good partners,” Salinas said ...
Editorial: More early childhood education is best investment Missouri can make
If you could just do one thing to improve public schools, what would it be? We put that question to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year. He didn't hesitate. “Early childhood education,” he said. Unfortunately, too many states, including ...
Insight: US government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm
In 2009, HHS' five-year, $147 million investment helped bail out then-struggling Protein Sciences, and the tiny biotech has now produced the first gene-based vaccine to win FDA approval. "The new technology offers the potential for faster start-up of ...
Guyana translates labor laws into Chinese
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The South American country of Guyana has translated its labor laws into Chinese amid an influx of Asian companies and workers. Labor Minister Nanda Gopaul presented the translation to the nonprofit Chinese Association that ...
Moleto Smith: Caribbean jurisdictions have all the investment firms
The financial services industry is emerging and America's paradise should have a piece of the action, according to Moleto Smith, a candidate for governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Mr. Smith, owner of management consulting firm and a two ...
What kind of investment return should plans expect?
The most contentious debate in public pension circles right now is whether it's reasonable to assume investments can yield returns, averaged over 10 years, of at least 8 percent. It's a key factor in whether pension funds can recover from the Great ...
Billions in private investment earmarked for Ohio drilling
Billions in private investment earmarked for Ohio drilling. Billions of dollars will pour into Ohio's Utica Shale this year.- 11:27 pm. NAACP Newark chapter works to continue civil rights leader's vision for equality. On a trip to Memphis when he ...
Barreto: Dolphins stadium proposal a 'unique investment' for Miami-Dade
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made an important announcement last week. Realizing our community faces stiff competition from San Francisco and a fast-approaching May deadline to land the blockbuster 50th anniversary Super Bowl, Ross ...
RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Once wary markets warm to Merkel status quo
The constellation of coalition government she will be able to form is far more in question, but investment strategists see status quo in the chancellery at least as the best bet for sustained rehabilitation of the battered euro bloc, and, by extension ...