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Investment Conference Sparks Interest in South Sudan
JUBA — Around 50 companies registered with the government of South Sudan after last week's investment conference in Juba, taking what officials call a key first step toward doing business with the world's newest nation. Other investors showed keen ...
How online investment advisers add value
A year ago, I wondered whether there was an easy personal investment strategy which is better than Vanguard, and looked at two intriguing products — the RealRetirement funds from Pimco, and an online asset manager called Wealthfront. Then, last month ...
Investment Funds Are Taking a Big Stake in Galena Biopharma
After looking at the recent investment fund filings, it looks like one of the big reasons for the move has been increased institutional investment. A few of the funds that have recently added shares are Barclays Global, Blackrock, Highland Capital ...
Online investment tracker SigFig launches new service offering low-cost ...
Online investment tracker SigFig launches new service offering low-cost ...
US Investment-Grade Bond Sales Reach Record $1.125 Trillion
Sales of investment-grade corporate bonds in the U.S. reached an all-time high for a second straight year as issuers took advantage of borrowing costs that touched record lows to offer deals of unprecedented size. Deere & Co. (DE)'s $1.25 billion ...
The 2014 Contrarian Investment Tour, From Rupees to Copper
The BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- have all taken their lumps this year. “Emerging market stocks are selling at a tremendous discount to U.S. ones,” says Jason Hsu, chief investment officer of Research Affiliates, which oversees ...
top tech investment
HP believes a $10 billion investment will establish their dominance in this field. But all of the benefits of sensors would be worthless if all the data they collect couldn't be passed along. And for that you need a high-tech "middle man." And that ...
Etihad examines Alitalia's books, mulls investment: sources
"Etihad recently bought a third of Switzerland's Darwin airline and a good portion of their fleet serves destinations in Northern Italy," said Stefano Sala, a partner at aviation investment advisory firm Avinomics. "It will be interesting to see what ...
European Investment Bank Invests €50 Million Into Clean Energy Fund
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has invested €50 into the second clean energy fund set up by Glennmont Partners, marking the single largest investment by the EIB this year. The EIB describe Glennmont Partners as “one of the largest infrastructure ...
Saving GM Was a Great Investment
This week marks the end of so-called "Government Motors." Now, let us consider the math. Now, that the U.S. Treasury has exited its partial ownership of General Motors, the bill to the tax-payer is reported to be $10.5 billion. Libertarians and many a ...
In China, a Down Year for Investment Banks
Investment-banking revenue in China this year has slumped to its lowest level since 2009, even as overseas takeovers and bond sales by companies in the world's second-biggest economy rose to record levels. During the year, Shuanghui International ...
3 Investment Strategies for 2014 and Beyond
Diversification is an investment strategy that spreads your assets among a variety of different securities, like cash, stocks, and bonds. That way, success isn't tied to one type of investment. But diversification doesn't end there. You also need to ...
Marathon Oil Lays Out 2014 Plans Including Investment, Sales, Buybacks
Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO ) announced plans today for 2014, which include a nearly $6 billion investment in its assets to grow production capabilities, the potential divestment of certain noncore European assets, and increasing its share repurchase ...
Why Child Care Costs Are the Best Investment
If you could invest $20,000 per year for five years and this investment returns 100 percent in the first five years, 200 percent in years 5-10, 300 percent in years 10-15 and 400 percent in years 15-20, all in after-tax dollars, would you be interested ...
American Century Investments names co-chief investment officers
The two investment executives will share responsibilities for overseeing the fund company's $137 billion in assets. Enrique Chang had served as the top investment officer at American Century until leaving earlier this year for a position at Janus ...
Report: Snapchat Confirms $50 Million Investment
Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel has confirmed a new $50 million investment, according to a Wednesday report by TechCrunch. Spiegel told the site he raised the money from a single investor and will put it towards building the business. The report seems to ...
Marathon Oil plans $3.6 billion in N. America investment
HOUSTON — Marathon Oil said it plans to pour $3.6 billion into boosting its production of oil and gas from North America in 2014, outlining a plan increasingly focused on lucrative production in the United States. The Houston-based independent company ...
Neyer Properties' investment funds accelerating site acquisitions
Real estate company Neyer Properties is close to acquiring a third property as part of its third commercial real estate investment fund, said Dan Neyer, president and chief executive of Neyer Properties. Neyer said the acquisition is expected to close ...
Africa's Richest Man Dangote Plans $16 Billion Investment
Dangote Group, the Nigerian company controlled by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, plans to invest about $16 billion in cement, petrochemicals and agriculture over the next four years to boost expansion. “We are investing $4.7 billion to finish our ...
Big Smart-Grid Investment Idea for 2014?
Therefore could self-healing technology be a big investment theme for 2014? I absolutely think so. Cooper Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, which was acquired by Eaton (NYSE: ETN ) in 2012, uses software, reclosers, and switches to ...
Bitcoin startup raises a record $25 million. Is this a Bitcoin investment bubble?
Coinbase, a start-up that helps both consumers and businesses conduct Bitcoin transactions, has raised $25 million from the venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz and other investors. This represents the largest venture capital investment in a ...
This Global Specialty Retailer Is One Cheery Investment Bet In Uncertain ...
This Global Specialty Retailer Is One Cheery Investment Bet In Uncertain ...
A Complete Guide To Investment Fads And Themes From 1996 to 2013
Joshua Brown · Joshua Brown is a New York City-based investment advisor for high net worth individuals, charitable foundations, retirement plans and corporations. Recent Posts. Snapchat's Value: 'A Form Of Delusion' · Before You Despair Over The Next ...
Drink Discovery App Elixr Scores Investment From David Karp, Gets Fresh ...
Drink Discovery App Elixr Scores Investment From David Karp, Gets Fresh ...
Waxing Poetic With Investment Advice
Most people can't craft poetry from investment advice. But leave it to Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline books, to do just that. Bemelmans, the Austrian-born American writer and artist who died in 1962, was prolific, churning out advertising ...
Sony's Michael Lynton Poised to Hit Jackpot with Snapchat Investment (Exclusive)
While Lynton's ties to the Los Angeles-based photo-messaging service became evident in June when he joined the board of the company, what went undisclosed was an investment he and his wife, Jamie, made in the company estimated to be worth ...
Hedge Fund Inflated Value of Coal Investment and Client Fees, SEC Says
Determining the exact value of an investment is important because hedge funds typically charge their investors a yearly fee based on the total size of the fund's assets. GLG collected a 2 percent annual fee and a 0.5 percent annual administrative fee ...
Great Expectations for an Investment Rotation
Net investment in stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds this year will likely top that of the four prior years combined, according to Strategic Insight, which tracks the mutual fund industry. — In a sign of how the tide has turned, Vanguard ...
Investment From China May Be Near for Peugeot
GENEVA — PSA Peugeot Citroën, the ailing French automaker, moved closer to grabbing a financial lifeline on Thursday, saying that it was in negotiations with Dongfeng Motor, a state-owned Chinese company with which it already has a joint venture, that ...
What Will Be Your Best Investment in 30 Years?
You often hear people in their 60s, 70s and even 80s say that the house they lived in for 30 years was the best investment they ever made. Given what we recently went through in the housing market that can be hard to believe. But they're probably right ...
4 sites selected for company investment
The Select Tennessee Certified Sites program was launched last year with the goal of helping Tennessee communities prepare available sites for investment and expansion. The program sets a rigorous standard upon which companies can rely in making ...
An Investment In The Future
Some people spend their days thinking about how to get ahead in life. Then there are those, like Anna Maria Chávez, who focus on helping others move forward. The CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA recalls as a little girl being awakened late at night by ...
Six Investment Errors You Are Making Right Now
It is an annual event that comes with the regularity of Thanksgiving and holiday shopping. I am referring to the Black Friday survey conducted every year in a misguided attempt to forecast holiday sales. As we discussed a few weeks ago, the National ...
Something for Wall Street to Be Sad About
This is the "return on equity" that investment banks are earning, one measure of profitability. It's of particular interest in the financial sphere because financial firms use so much leverage (i.e. debt) to finance their activity. A moderately ...
The 2014 contrarian investment tour, from rupees to copper
Don't try to catch a falling knife. It's one of the oldest saws on Wall Street. But to make a lot of money, sometimes you have to get a little bloody. So say contrarians like Brian Singer. The risk is great, "but the return is of such an astounding ...
Investment Fads and Themes: Ritholtz Chart
Every year, my colleague Josh Brown puts out a collection of "Investment Fads and Themes." This year is no different. His half dozen themes for 2013 (in no particular order) are Elon Musk Stocks, Smart Beta, Long Nikkei/Short Yen, Bitcoin, Buybacks ...
Investment strategist Paulson says recovery 'looking normal'
If there were any worries about the sustainability of the economic recovery, it didn't show in the lavish breakfast crowd gathered at the Four Seasons to listen to James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management. Paulsen, who is ...
Great expectations for an investment rotation: Of mutual interest
NEW YORK — After years of sticking with plain-vanilla bond funds, investors are starting to turn their backs on them and opt for stocks instead. The move isn't big enough to be the "great rotation" from bonds to stocks that many experts predicted ...
Investment opportunities in Hollywood?
GLAMOROUS INDUSTRY AT LEAST IT APPEARS TO BE FROM THE OUTSIDE BUT ALSO HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING A VERY CUTTHROAT INDUSTRY AS WELL. WITH ONLY 4% OF MOVIES GETTING DISTRIBUTION IS THE FILM INDUSTRY TOO ...
Scott Burns: Still in school? Keep investment powder dry
I'm planning on investing in an index fund, but I'm not sure if I want to make my investment in a Roth IRA or in a traditional account, or some sort of split. I may need some funds for graduate school in the future, but I don't have any idea about how ...
Investment Roundtable: Top stock picks for 2014
On December 6th, USA TODAY Wall Street reporter Adam Shell interviewed five top investment managers and strategists for USA TODAY's 18th annual Investment Roundtable. The panel spent three hours debating how financial markets will fare in 2014 ...
Andrew Menachem: Investment ideas for the winter season
There are also plenty of investment opportunities beyond the United States in both developed and emerging markets. For instance, the Japanese economy — which has sputtered along for the past two decades — may finally be entering a growth phase under ...
Germany has a capital investment problem
That is disappearing domestic private sector investment. In fact in 2009-10 NFCs were net saving. This is distinctly unhelpful in an economy which has seen gross fixed investment falling for the last twenty years. To start with, it appears that ...
Investment Trends Two Rivers money manager hedges his bets
"I don't know if or when the bubble is going to occur, but this gives me some insurance," said Reis, president of GVR Investment Management Inc. He might adjust the quantities or timing, but Reis evaluates each position at least once a month. The ...
Guest column: Infrastructure investment will pay dividends
An investment in infrastructure, particularly, roads and bridges, is vital to serve our existing businesses and residents, attract new companies, and support our manufacturing economic engine. During the last few years, companies such as Boeing ...
Japan, Myanmar sign investment pact to nurture business ties, improve protections
TOKYO – Japan and Myanmar have signed an investment treaty to nurture closer business ties as the once secluded Southeast Asian country opens its fast-growing economy to more foreign commerce. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar President ...
Japan, Myanmar Sign Investment Pact
Japan and Myanmar on Sunday signed an investment treaty to nurture closer business ties as the once secluded Southeast Asian country opens its fast-growing economy to more foreign commerce. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar President Thein ...
The Big Churn - How High PE Partner Turnover Is Damaging Institutional ...
The Big Churn - How High PE Partner Turnover Is Damaging Institutional ...
Investment Advice for 2014
The panelists were Cheryl Costa, principal at Forteris Wealth Management, with offices in Purchase, N.Y., and Framingham, Mass.; Matthew Quinn, director of research at Lee Financial Corp. in Dallas; and Mark Willoughby, chief investment officer ...
SecondMarket allows IRA investment in bitcoin
SecondMarket, a finance startup that has helped people invest in private technology companies, has been gathering the virtual currency into the Bitcoin Investment Trust. It has been buying bitcoin for several months and currently holds about $70 ...