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A mortgage is a terrible investment
He argued: "The problem is that a house is a crap investment." Now, the housing market recently turned a corner in the U.S., and has been rising for the past couple years, although those who bought at the peak of the 2006 and 2007 bubble are still ...
Expanded Disney Investment In Shanghai Lifts City Transportation And Travel ...
Expanded Disney Investment In Shanghai Lifts City Transportation And Travel ...
Here's Why Energy Transfer Partner's Major Investment is Risky but Should Pay Off
Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP ) is a company in transition, as a result of a major acquisition campaign designed to branch out into new regions and businesses. One of Energy Transfer's major strategic initiatives that has paid off was its ...
New Bellevue website Flipt says if a house is a good investment
When Andrey Nokhrin was shopping for his first house, he knew he wouldn't be able to buy his dream home. So he wanted to make sure it was a good investment. "I bought, actually, a house that ended up being a disaster," he said this week. Despite ...
Why Aging Is The Next Big Investment Opportunity
Aging, they say, is the next big investment opportunity. Entrepreneurs, businesses and employees who hop on this trend, they believe, stand to profit enormously. That's what I heard today at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2014 in Los Angeles, ...
A mortgage is a terrible investment
He argued, "The problem is that a house is a crap investment." Now, the housing market recently turned a corner in the U.S., and has been rising for the past couple years, although those who bought at the peak of the 2006 and 2007 bubble are still ...
Tortoise Capital Advisors Launches MLP and Pipeline Investment Solution for ...
Tortoise Capital Advisors Launches MLP and Pipeline Investment Solution for ...
San Bernardino County searching for two investment officers
San Bernardino County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement Association is seeking a senior investment officer and investment officer, said Sierra Orr, communications officer for the $7.6 billion pension fund, in an e-mail. James Perry, senior investment ...
Deval Patrick touts $5.2 million investment in UMass Springfield satellite ...
Deval Patrick touts $5.2 million investment in UMass Springfield satellite ...
Investment firm snaps up Music Row building
A Nashville-based real estate advisory and investment firm has purchased an office building near Music Row for $1.38 million. OakPoint Real Estate bought the building at 2 Music Circle S. from New Life Property Holdings II Inc. The 9,118-square-foot ...
China Rail Stocks Rise on Investment Report: Hong Kong Mover
China's two biggest railway builders jumped in Hong Kong trading today on an HSBC Holdings Plc report that the Chinese government will increase railway investment by at least 23 percent to support economic growth. China Railway Group Ltd. (390) surged ...
BASF Mulls Investing Over $1.39 Billion to Build Gas Complex in US
BASF, which also reported a small rise in first-quarter profit, said the investment would be the single-largest plant investment in its history. The methane-to-propylene complex would supply BASF's North American operations, converting natural gas into ...
UPDATE 1-Indonesia eases foreign investment rules, opens up pharma industry
But in a reform that should ease some of that concern, the cabinet secretary's office, after months of delays, issued a revised "negative investment list" of sectors in which foreign investors are either barred or restricted. The list, which has ...
The Uncomfortable Reason Your Home Is Not a Great Investment
They might be right, only because the average stock investor does so poorly that a home may indeed be their best investment. But housing has historically been a terrible bet for people who think it will return more than inflation. To show you what I ...
US factory orders increase 1.1 percent in March with business investment ...
US factory orders increase 1.1 percent in March with business investment ...
DAN Fund: Why our second $340K investment is not in a Dallas startup
The startup, Detroit-based LevelEleven, met all of the DAN fund requirements, including proving that it has a growing revenues, a strong team and a product that differentiates itself in the market. And while the fund is confident in its investment ...
Feds indict former real estate investment partner on fraud charges
A onetime Chicago-area real estate investment partner was indicted on federal charges that he fraudulently obtained and misused investment funds. Matthew Stoen, 35, formerly of St. Charles and Chicago, was charged with four counts of mail fraud and two ...
Hagel Calls for NATO Meeting on Defense Investment
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 – At a Wilson Center forum here this morning on NATO's 21st-century security challenges, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for the creation of a new NATO ministerial meeting focused on defense investment that includes ...
Buying a home as an investment
There was a time when many people believed that buying a home was one of the safest and surest investments you could make. But a decade of extreme ups and downs in the housing market has many people reconsidering the value of a home. Housing ...
UBS Hires a Senior Executive From Barclays
Ms. Stephenson will become the global chairwoman of corporate client solutions, UBS's name for investment banking activities like mergers advisory, industry coverage and financing. She will also lead corporate client solutions in the Americas. In her ...
Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Art as an investment
Lagrange is a London-based hedge fund manager who sees art as a way to diversify investment risk. Abundantly more interesting and hugely more risky, the "alternative" investment market of luxury items such as classic cars, rare coins, stamps, jewelry ...
Japan considers tax breaks to promote investment, help companies: report
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering expanding tax breaks and loosening some rules to promote investment in start-ups as part of the second installment of the government's economic growth strategy, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Saturday. Japan is ...
We Don't Want Pfizer To Guarantee Jobs And Investment If It Buys AstraZeneca
To give you an example of quite how politics, and the political misunderstanding of economics, perverts the economics of the world. Pfizer Pfizer has decided that it would quite like to purchase AstraZeneca AstraZeneca and it's offering a rather large ...
Kerry Calls for U.S. Investment in Africa, Warns on Corruption
Secretary of State John Kerry today urged greater U.S. investment in Africa to help develop a U.S.- Africa relationship focused more on shared opportunity and economic growth than on crisis management. “For too long, ties between the United States and ...
Kerry Calls for US Investment in Africa, Warns on Corruption
Secretary of State John Kerry today urged greater U.S. investment in Africa to help develop a U.S.- Africa relationship focused more on shared opportunity and economic growth than on crisis management. “For too long, ties between the United States and ...
Berkshire shareholders LOVE Buffett
Joe and Tracy Drollinger pose with cutouts of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire shareholders reception. Four things were made quite clear at a cocktail reception for Berkshire Hathway shareholders Friday night at the Borsheims jewelry ...
Here's Why Owning Your Own Home Really is a Good Investment
According to a recent Gallup poll, more Americans are beginning to view real estate as a viable long-term investment. Thirty percent of those surveyed early last month took this view, up from 25% just a year ago. Gallup credited an improving housing ...
Schafer: Tracking teens yields investment insights
She's a stock picker, the co-director of investment research at the Minneapolis investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. As Piper has proved, the purchasing habits of teenagers swing a lot of capital allocation decisions in our economy, and business owners ...
Andrew Silton: NC pension fund board won't eliminate politics from investment ...
Andrew Silton: NC pension fund board won't eliminate politics from investment ...
Japan Moves to Encourage Indonesia Investment by Curbing Financing Risks
TOKYO—The Japanese government unveiled a new program to help accelerate infrastructure investment in Indonesia, as Japanese companies increasingly eye the country as a new manufacturing hub for Southeast Asia. The facility run by the ...
Huawei makes an investment in its international image
Outside of its home grounds, Huawei hasn't had the easiest of times making a dent in markets such as the US and Europe. But that's not to say the company hasn't been been trying. Just last year, the Chinese communications giant outlined a plan to ...
Warren Buffett: My company won't leave the US
Shares are up 566% since Berkshire made its investment. 4. The Geico gecko isn't going anywhere ... There was an interesting question about whether Geico's business model would be disrupted if self-driving cars become the norm in the future. Buffett ...
Federal EB-5 program brings mixed results in area development projects
The 83-year-old former Foremost Dairies processing plant at South 25th and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma was remodeled as a mixed use office and retail structure in 2010 using money invested under the federal EB-5 program. JOHN GILLIE/STAFF WRITER ...
3 Signs Your Solar Investment Is All Wrong
3 Signs Your Solar Investment Is All Wrong. By Justin Loiseau | More Articles May 4, 2014 | Comments (0). Source: PG&E. Solar energy is soaring, and 2013 was no exception. A new report from the Solar Electric Power Association reveals three of the ...
China in Africa: investment or exploitation?
Chinese investment in African countries has also risen some thirty fold in the past ten years. Foreign direct investment went from $500mn in 2003 to almost $15bn by 2012. And last year, China pledged $20bn in loans for infrastructure development ...
Egypt Investing Big In Solar Energy, Announces $1 Billion Investment
The new Egyptian government apparently sees solar energy as being a key part of the country's future, based on recent comments made by its Local and Administrative Development Minister Adel Labib. At the recent inauguration of a conference organized ...
Slate Raising Its Investment in Podcasts
Slate's additional investment in podcasts comes as other news publications have shrunk their podcast offerings in favor of video programming. At last week's NewFronts presentations in New York for buyers of online advertising, Time Inc., The Wall ...
Organizing For Aging—An Investment Imperative
Starting now, venture capitalists should reflect on an opportunity that probably occupies them very little. They know they are in the medical progress business, having financed numerous hard-won successes in developing drugs and diagnostics for rare ...
Turkey, China in talks on $10-12 billion energy investment: minister
However, TAQA said in August it was delaying investment and Turkey subsequently began talks with other companies. "There will be an investment of $10-12 billion in the Afsin-Elbistan field. This will include use of the coalfields. We are in talks with ...
A $100 million investment that Nokia announced Monday suggests that may be ...
A $100 million investment that Nokia announced Monday suggests that may be ...
FLIPT aims to decipher investment potential of single-family homes
For each property in its database, populated by listings from a handful of aggregators, FLIPT uses an algorithm with data from county records and other sources to develop scores on a 0-100 scale in four categories: “Fix & Flip,” “Buy & Hold,” “Rent Out ...
Stellus Capital Investment Corporation to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial ...
Stellus Capital Investment Corporation to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial ...
Swander Pace Capital Announces Investment in Recochem, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, has announced an investment in Recochem, Inc., a Montréal-based producer, formulator, and marketer of specialty consumer and ...
Klement's Sausage Co. sold to private investment firm
Officials with Tall Tree Foods, a portfolio company of private investment firm Altamont Capital Partners, based in San Francisco, plan to keep the two production plants and office in Milwaukee, according to a company press release. Klement's employs ...
Housing still a weak investment, bond fund manager says
That was the view of one of the world's top bond managers at one of Wall Street's most high profile investment conferences on Monday. Speaking at the Sohn Conference, which is being co-produced by Bloomberg, Jeffrey Gundlach, who is the founder of ...
Former president of Iselin investment firm admits duping investors out of $250K
NEWARK — The former president of an Iselin investment company pleaded guilty today to duping investors out of more than $250,000 by lying about his background and promising returns he could not deliver, federal prosecutors said. Shreyans Desai, 27, of ...
Capitalizing on financial crisis, Chapel Hill's Borden offers alternative ...
Capitalizing on financial crisis, Chapel Hill's Borden offers alternative ...
OfferBoard Brings Crowd Investment To Growth Capital
The U.S. Platform Development Group has a pitch for companies looking for growth capital and the investment bankers that love them. The group launched OfferBoard, its new growth capital crowdfunding platform, onstage this afternoon at TechCrunch ...
Recap: Full Coverage of the Sohn Investment Conference
The Sohn Investment Conference, one of the most highly anticipated annual gatherings of hedge-fund managers, delivered plenty of news on Monday. Market-moving short positions and massive new bullish bets were again revealed at the gathering at ...
Assets Pour Into a Curious and Controversial Investment
The reason MLPs are such a big chunk of ETN assets is that a registered investment company cannot hold more than 25 percent of its portfolio in MLPs. This is why MLP ETFs are structured as C corporations instead, and so have to pay a 35 percent ...