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Don't Chase Exotic Investment Ideas. Stick to the Basics!
An investor who gets into confusing and complicated strategies will not only have a lot less control but also a higher level of risk involved in the investment, because you won't be able to foresee any possible risks or even fully understand how the ...
Samsung Reportedly Planning $84 Million India Investment
The sources in the PTI report said that Samsung has already approached the Indian government to make use of incentives dished out under recent policy announcements (likely to do with foreign direct investment caps that could be lifted soon) and that ...
Investment adviser opposes McKesson CEO's re-election: WSJ
In a letter expected to be sent on Monday, CtW Investment Group urged McKesson's shareholders to vote against the re-election of CEO John Hammergren and directors Alton Irby III and Jane Shaw, the business daily said. Irby and Shaw head the board's ...
Illumina - A Deeper Look Into A Genetic Technology Investment
When it comes to investing in biotech and genetic research companies, many investors quickly turn to the speculative companies. They think that this is where they can make meaningful return on their investment. A closer look at the sector reveals that ...
EU Accuses 13 Investment Banks of Hampering CDS Competition
Thirteen of the world's biggest investment banks were accused by the European Union of colluding to curb competition in the $10 trillion credit derivatives industry. The EU sent a complaint, or statement of objections, to 13 banks, data provider Markit ...
BERMAN AND MORELLA: A smart investment in Africa
When we assist developing nations, we not only help improve the lives of their own citizens, but also the business environments for private-sector global investment. Our smart investments spur economic reform, advance the rule of law and improve ...
EU: Investment Banks Appear to Have Colluded
The European Commission says many of the world's largest investment banks appear to have colluded to block attempts by exchanges to trade and offer more transparent prices for financial products known as credit derivatives. The commission, the ...
European Commission: major investment banks apparently colluded on ...
European Commission: major investment banks apparently colluded on ...
IP Investment Share Structure
One of the most overlooked data points in an IP-centric investment is the failure of investors to understand or locate the information pertaining to the share structure of the investment. The majority of the publicly traded IP-centric investments, or ...
Let's Leverage Our National Investment in AmeriCorps to Build Civic Leadership
Since AmeriCorps was launched 20 years ago, nearly 1 million Americans have served, working to address our nation's most pressing challenges. They've tutored in our toughest schools, provided emergency relief services after tornadoes and hurricanes ...
How Gold Miners Became A Terrible Investment
It's tough to find an entire investment sector that has tumbled by 50% this year, but that's how far the shares of gold mining companies have fallen in 2013. The price of gold, of course, has also plunged in 2013 by some 25% to $1,240 an ounce. But ...
Broadway's 'Vanya and Sonia' Recoups Investment
David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen and Sigourney Weaver in Sara Krulwich/The New York Times David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen and Sigourney Weaver in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” In another sign that Broadway's 2012-13 season was ...
Goldman Sachs Is An Outstanding Investment
Goldman Sachs (GS) is one of the few companies in the banking industry that I trust over a long-term horizon. Often known for hiring the smartest and most motivated people from around the world, Goldman operates in four broad categories: investment ...
Investment Is Vital for Third-Quarter Recovery
Welcome to the third quarter. Its first week is a busy one for economic-data releases, with new data on purchasing-manager confidence, jobless claims, nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate. Among the figures, here's perhaps the central question ...
Investment Plans and Forecasts Don't Mix
Carl Richards is a certified financial planner in Park City, Utah, and is the director of investor education at the BAM Alliance. His book, “The Behavior Gap,” was published this year. His sketches are archived on the Bucks blog. “I know you can't time ...
Oregon's proposed manufacturing investment credit alive yet in Salem
SolarWorld in Hillsboro was among the handful of solar industry manufacturers to receive millions of dollars worth of manufacturing Business Energy Tax Credits. That program is expiring, and lawmakers are floating a proposal to take its place. (Motoya ...
HSBC unveils $37 million investment
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Big changes are coming to the Atrium building now that HSBC has put a $37 million dollar price tag on a new investment. What many want to know is, what does this mean for the future of the bank and its workers? The biggest ...
Ecobank Plans to Hire Investment Bank Head to Tap African Growth
Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI) is seeking a new investment banking chief as Africa's most geographically diverse lender hires people across the continent to tap growth. Ecobank's corporate and investment bank arm has almost 600 staff in 33 African ...
5 investment moves to make in the wake of a Fed 'overreaction': UBS
“We believe the sell-off in Treasuries is overdone and the equity correction was not warranted,” says Stephane Deo, strategist at the investment bank, in a note on Tuesday. “Fundamentally, our view of the world has not changed: we expect a slow ...
Brazil Erodes Last BRIC Refuge for Investment Banks
Brazil is the only so-called BRIC emerging economy where companies not owned by the government, such as Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) and Grupo BTG Pactual, still earn the most investment-banking fees. That may soon end. Banco do Brasil SA and ...
Investment Banks Eye 'Hedge Funds for the Masses'
Several investment banks are said to be eyeing the launch of hedge funds for retail investors with minimum investments as low as $1,000 following the launch of a Goldman Sachs fund in May that raised $58 million in less than two months. Goldman became ...
US First Ladies Promote Investment in Women in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAM, TANZANIA — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama joined forces with her predecessor Laura Bush at a summit Tuesday in Tanzania to promote investment in women. The conversation soon turned to talk about the unique power and challenges ...
Financial adviser sentenced for investment fraud
Authorities say Smith created a sham investment fund, promising his mostly elderly clients tax-free returns of up to 9 percent annually. But instead of investing the funds, Smith used the money for personal expenses, including gambling and ...
US factory orders rise 2.1 percent in May as business investment rises at ...
US factory orders rise 2.1 percent in May as business investment rises at ...
Virtual Currency IPO? Winklevoss Twins Plot Bitcoin Investment Vehicle
The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust said in Securities and Exchange Commission filings late Monday that the proposed shares “will represent a cost-effective and convenient investment relative to a direct, outright investment in Bitcoins.” Cameron and Tyler ...
SOEs Declining Role in China's Foreign Investment
Though overseas investment is a decidedly capitalist thing to do, the main players in China's efforts to invest abroad are a vestige from the past: state-owned enterprises (SOEs). As Chinese overseas investment experiences a dramatic rise, SOEs still ...
Qatar ex-PM loses powerful position on investment body
DOHA (AFP) – Qatar's former prime minister and strongman was Tuesday replaced as deputy head of the powerful Qatar Investment Authority in a shakeup ordered by the country's new young emir, official QNA news agency reported. Sheikh Hamad Bin ...
Obama's Power Africa backer calls weak competition an investment incentive
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu, who backed President Barack Obama's Africa Power initiative with a $2.5 billion investment pledge, said on Tuesday the lack of competition in the continent's nascent power sector makes it ...
Trade Deficit Worry Warts Ignore $26 TRILLION in Foreign Investment
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently reported that job-creating foreign investment in the United States is approaching $26 trillion. In the first quarter of 2013, the value of foreign investment in the United States increased by $394 ...
CEO and President of Investment Fund Plead Guilty in New York Federal Court ...
CEO and President of Investment Fund Plead Guilty in New York Federal Court ...
Investment advisor swindles $1 million - plus from old man , spends thousands ...
Investment advisor swindles $1 million - plus from old man , spends thousands ...
HSBC's Phillips Moves to London in Investment Bank Overhaul
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), Europe's largest bank, said Robin Phillips will relocate to London to lead a new group for managing relationships with clients as part of an overhaul of its investment bank. Gordon French will succeed Phillips as head of ...
Bolivia awaits Russia's technology and energy investment – Morales to RT
We want to learn from you, to work together and cooperate in investment, in order to diversify our investments and our market. We cannot depend entirely on the US market, as some countries in Latin America do. We cannot rely entirely on the European or ...
Michael Jordan May Have Been The Hunt Family's Greatest Investment
But it will be difficult for any investment in sports to top Hunt's small stake in the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. His father, the late Lamar, bought less than 5% of the Bulls expansion team in 1966 that paid an entry fee of ...
YouTube Confirms Investment in Vevo
The investment, reported by The Financial Times on Tuesday and Billboard in February to be worth between $40 million and $50 million, gives the Silicon Valley technology company a roughly 7 percent stake in Vevo. "We made an investment in Vevo," ...
Rentech: An Undervalued Special Situation Investment
Today I was looking at the list of companies in the Chemicals - Major Diversified industry to see if I found any good investment candidates. Although there are many interesting names in this industry, only one of them caught my eye because it seemed ...
In China, Pakistan Leader Seeks to Win Investment
Analysts say Pakistan's leadership wants greater investment from partners like China to spur economic growth and win stability, while China needs greater signs that country's security situation is improving rather than deteriorating. "If security isn't ...
Chipotle: The burrito hype continues
Walk by any Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), and the lines for burritos and tacos usually appear endless. Investors are hungry for the stock too. It's up nearly 30% this year and approaching 52-week highs. That's not a good thing for two fund managers who ...
Investment industry groups scuffle over ethics, costs
At issue is a long-running controversy about the differences in responsibilities toward clients for securities brokers, who register with the self-regulatory Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, and registered investment advisers, or RIAs ...
Digital health investment growing, but experienced angels are MIA
Health accelerator Rock Health's midyear report, released today, found that digital health funding for the first half of 2013 represents 11 percent growth in investment and 24 percent growth in deals year over year. In short, it's still growing, but ...
E. Hampton called retiree investment hot spot
RealtyTrac compiled its list by taking municipalities where at least one-third of the population is age 65 or older, and limiting the tally to towns where it would be profitable to own and rent out an investment property. Lastly, the firm sorted the ...
Saudi Investment Bank Hits 5-Year High on Earnings: Riyadh Mover
Saudi Investment Bank's shares have soared 26 percent this year, outpacing the 13 percent increase for the benchmark Tadawul All Share Index. Quarterly net income surged 44 percent to 320 million riyals ($85.4 million) from a year earlier, beating the ...
Natural Gas Price Hikes In China, India Expected To Boost Production ...
Natural Gas Price Hikes In China, India Expected To Boost Production ...
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock: A Great Investment With 3 Growth Drivers
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) is a dredging company that provides dredging serves all over the country. The name of this company does not do the company justice, as it is much more diversified and I believe that there could be significant upside ...
Merkel challenger plans investment offensive in Germany
After years of restrained government spending, the low level of investment in Germany's infrastructure ranging from the 12,800-kilometre network of motorways to public buildings has become the subject of intense debate between federal and regional ...
Argentine billionaire Elsztain withdraws investment in Dankner's IDB
Argentine billionaire Elsztain withdraws investment in Dankner's IDB. By JPOST.COM STAFF, GLOBES. 07/05/2013 05:21. Tweet. Dankner, in danger of losing control of conglomerate, reportedly seeking new investors as deadline looms for debt arrangement ...
Pa. to sell $100M in tax credits for tech investment
The credit boosts funding to Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the state-sponsored initiative that funds regional technology accelerators such as South Side-based Innovation Works, the Pennsylvania Venture Capital Investment Program and regional Life ...
Investment outsourcing nears $1 trillion, P&I survey finds
The 10 largest investment outsourcers in P&I's universe controlled 62% or $593 billion of total reported outsourced assets under management, while the 25 largest managers held 87% or $831 billion. P&I's survey data show that fully discretionary ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Why higher US yields should cheer investors
Mutual and exchange-traded bond funds lost a record $79.8 billion in June, according to TrimTabs Investment Research. Another factor bolstering the growth theme is liquidity, which is likely to remain very loose even if the Fed reduces its $85 billion ...
Foreign investment on the rise
Job announcements have suggested the amount of foreign investment in Indiana continued to pick up through 2012 and is still on the rise, said Indiana Business Research Center Economic Research Analyst Tanya Hall, who was one of the authors of the ...