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Retirement Planner: Target-date funds not a good investment strategy
The general gist of the extensive work was to outline the degree to which "professionally managed allocations" were becoming the dominant investment choice in 401(k) plans. That term is a euphemism for "target date funds," which, in turn, is a ...
Cuccinelli lashes McAuliffe over investment in annuity tied to a dying person
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, criticized his opponent Sunday for “gambling on the life of a terminally ill individual” and making a “despicable investment.” Cuccinelli, who has been lagging behind ...
New York Fed examines mortgage real estate investment trusts: FT
Regulators with the Fed have been probing the proliferation of mortgage real estate investment trusts, or MReits, where long-term mortgages are financed with short-term loans from dealer banks, known as a repo. The concern is that a rise in interest ...
The euro 'lives on,' and here's where it's headed
The euro area has always been an attractive investment destination for those willing to bet against irrational spells of gloom and ill-informed expectations of an imminent unraveling of the monetary union. That has not changed. Many people still have ...
Europe's tech startups take funding knock as VC investment tumbles across the ...
Europe's tech startups take funding knock as VC investment tumbles across the ...
Clearwater Solving Key Corporate Investment Accounting Challenges
LAS VEGAS --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clearwater Analytics continues to solidify its position as the top choice among U.S. corporations for investment portfolio accounting, reporting, and analytics. Since 2003, the web-based software company has worked with ...
Catalyst Funds to bring Chinese, Russian investment to Israel
The China fund, expected to close first, will have about $200 million for investment while the Russian fund, with about $150 million, is seen closing in the first half of 2014, Alain Dobkin said. "We have a pipeline of 20 companies that would like our ...
YELP INC : Leading Investment Service Previews Earnings for Apple, Yelp ...
YELP INC : Leading Investment Service Previews Earnings for Apple, Yelp ...
What Does Bill Gates' Investment in KiOR Tell You?
Whenever you hear the name "Bill Gates" probably one of the first things to come to your mind is "big bucks" or "one of the richest guys in the world." Likewise, if you hear "Bill Gates" and "investment" uttered in the same sentence, you probably think ...
PepsiCo Could Be a Better Investment
Whenever investors and consumers think about PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP ) , most of them think about one of the largest soft drink players in the world, second only to Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) . In the U.S., Coca-Cola has as much as 42% share of the total soft ...
Long-term investment returns robust in '13
Cornell's long-term investments (LTI) – which include the university's portfolio of endowments – realized a robust return for fiscal year 2013, says A.J. Edwards, the university's chief investment officer. The LTI had an increase of 11.4 percent for ...
Investment banking slowdown to hit European lenders
LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Grim investment bank revenues, a mixed economic backdrop and increasing regulatory and legal concerns are set to weigh on results from three of Europe's biggest banks on Tuesday. But Britain's biggest domestic lender Lloyds ...
President calls ObamaCare coverage a 'good investment for young people'
“This is a good investment for young people and you know when you look at the number of who actually want health insurance, but are having trouble affording it, that fact we are making it affordable for them … [is] a big deal.” The figures refer to ...
Investment banking slowdown to hit European lenders
LONDON (Reuters) - Grim investment bank revenues, a mixed economic backdrop and increasing regulatory and legal concerns are set to weigh on results from three of Europe's biggest banks on Tuesday. But Britain's biggest domestic lender Lloyds ...
GreaterMSP touts 9000 jobs, $700M in investment since founding
The economic development group known as GreaterMSP said it helped the Twin Cities land 9,000 jobs and $700 million in capital investment since its launch two years ago. Members of the agency celebrated the group's success Monday. “Two years ago, we ...
Goldman Pushes Junior Investment Bankers to Take Weekends Off
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), this year's top merger adviser, is discouraging investment banking analysts from working weekends as it overhauls demands placed on entry-level employees and the support they receive. Goldman Sachs developed a “junior ...
Culture Vs. Cultural Investment Stirs Debate in Oil-Rich Gulf
That difference between cultural output and investment in cultural products is likely one that will be wrestled with in the Gulf states for decades. Billions of dollars have been poured into cultural investments, but it remains to be seen whether Gulf ...
Moscow Financial Hub Plans Seen Doubling 2013 Investment
Moscow will attract double the foreign direct investment this year as the Russian capital promotes plans to become a regional financial hub and expand the subway system, according to a minister in the city's government. FDI in Moscow could reach as ...
Magisto Lands $13 Million Investment for Polished Home Movies on Your Phone
Today, Magisto said it had landed a $13 million strategic investment from Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of the wireless chip company, and SanDisk Ventures, the flash-memory manufacturer. Existing investors Magma Venture Partners and Li ...
UBS Investment Bank Proves Resilient in Challenging Third Quarter
UBS's investment bank passed its first real test since its revamp at the start of this year, as underlying operating profits before tax quadrupled from the same period last year during a challenging third quarter. At group level, however, progress in ...
The Investment Opportunity Of A Lifetime? European Banks
Don't look now, but European banks are trading at two-year highs and could post significant further gains in years to come. These bank shares have been beaten up, and unlike their U.S. counterparts, who have rallied sharply in the past two years ...
Investment rate rose in Europe in second quarter
Eurostat said the business investment rate for the eurozone rose from 18.8 percent in the first quarter to 19.2 percent in the second. In the 28-member European Union, the investment rate rose from 18.8 percent in the first quarter to 18.9 percent in ...
Goddard Investment buys Overlook III
Goddard Investment Group LLC is the latest investment firm to bet on the rebound of Atlanta's Perimeter office market. Goddard Investment acquired the 440,000-square-foot Overlook III building in Vinings. It completed the purchase through its Goddard ...
Myanmar FDI: China Accounts For One Third Of Foreign Investment In Myanmar ...
Myanmar FDI: China Accounts For One Third Of Foreign Investment In Myanmar ...
Man's forgotten $27 Bitcoin investment yields $886000
It's not every day that an investment increases more than 3 million percent in just four years. That's what happened to Kristoffer Koch of Norway, who, after discovering the digital currency while writing a thesis in 2009, invested 150 Norwegian krone ...
U.S. House Votes to Delay Rules on Retirement Investment Advice
The agencies have been working on regulations to require more investment professionals to give advice that is in their clients' best interests, meeting a standard known as fiduciary duty. The Labor Department proposal would expand that standard to more ...
Penny Pritzker, President Obama team up to court foreign investment
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has a message for the rest of the world: Despite the recent government shutdown, “America is open for business” and a great place to invest. That's the theme of the U.S. government's first-ever investment summit on ...
Committee seeks to avert confrontation over investment
A committee largely appointed by Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz will try today to map out a new investment policy that could avert a confrontation with the County Commission. At issue is how much freedom the treasurer should have in deciding ...
Whither Japan Stocks: As Investment Titans Return, Foreigners Buying ...
Whither Japan Stocks: As Investment Titans Return, Foreigners Buying ...
Policymakers Must Remove The Barriers To Foreign Investment In The United ...
Policymakers Must Remove The Barriers To Foreign Investment In The United ...
Investment Research Under the Spotlight in UK
The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority plans to launch a consultation paper in November to address how investment research is paid for and how dealing commissions are spent, the regulator's chief executive said Wednesday. The news follows a Financial ...
Norwegian Man Forgets About $26 Bitcoin Investment, Makes $850000
An offhand $26 investment in bitcoins has turned into an $850,000 windfall for one very lucky Norwegian man. According to Norwegian news outlet NRK, Kristoffer Koch decided -- on a whim -- to invest 150 kroner (about $26) in 5,000 bitcoins in 2009 ...
Spooky Investment Advice
It's becoming ever more difficult to tell a trick from a treat when it comes to investment opportunities. This Halloween season is particularly spooky as fellow investors; investment advisers and policy makers alike appear to conspire against you ...
Sprint posts 3Q profit thanks to investment gain
Excluding items such as a gain of $1.4 billion related to Sprint's previous investment in Clearwire, Sprint would have posted a loss of $398 million, compared with an adjusted loss of $231 million for the 2012 third quarter. Revenue slid 1 percent to ...
Why Coach Is Not a Good Investment Anymore
Why Coach Is Not a Good Investment Anymore. By Amal Singh | More Articles October 30, 2013 | Comments (0). As competition heats up within the luxury retail space, customers have more options at their disposal than ever before. Now that consumers can ...
Our Economy Is Suffering From an Investment Drought, Not Low Treasury Rates
This lack of confidence keeps cash on the sidelines, and this in turn means there's a huge supply of investment capital competing for a small number of good investment opportunities. When this happens, any project that's even halfway promising can ...
Harris: Investment advice in the name of charity
Black Lincoln SUVs and Town Cars lined up outside the Harris Theater on Tuesday as men in gray suits filled the seats inside. That visually describes Invest for Kids, a $1,000-per-ticket annual charity event in which a flood of Chicago finance guys ...
Investment crisis hammers county budget
The treasurer's investment policy has already ground one-time projects to a halt. "Most folks should know, we've cut about $20 million out of what we were going to do this particular year," Zdunek continued. That means a last-minute cancelation of an ...
Two Investment Firms Almost Sure They Remember Being Hired to Sell Twitter ...
Two Investment Firms Almost Sure They Remember Being Hired to Sell Twitter ...
Trading crunch hits Europe investment banks' Q3 with more to come
Trend to continue into year-end. By Simon Jessop and Toni Vorobyova. LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Europe's leading investment banks took a trading revenue battering in the third quarter that shows no signs of reversing before the end of the year and ...
Obama's day: Foreign investment, politics, Halloween
President Obama spends Thursday talking about the economy and celebrating Halloween. In the afternoon, Obama pitches ideas for attracting foreign investment to the United States in speech at the "SelectUSA Investment Summit." "The President will ...
Climate Change Risks Are Hiding in Investment Portfolios, Gore Says
The United States has no national tax or price on carbon dioxide pollution. That doesn't mean it doesn't cost investors anything there or elsewhere, says former Vice President Al Gore. He and David Blood, co-founders of Generation Investment Management ...
US ramps up efforts to lure foreign investment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged an aggressive expansion of U.S. efforts to draw foreign investment by clearing away red tape and having U.S. diplomats court investors who want to break into the market. "We know ...