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Could the wine in your cellar be your family's best investment?
For the 39 percent who are looking for a sound investment, however, a pretty strong case can be made for hobby investing. If you pretend for a moment that a car or a bottle of wine is a financial instrument, you might notice that it has some pretty ...
Mariner Holdings acquires local investment bank
“The business valuation services that Allied provides, the transition planning, the forensic accounting — those are great services to have. From an investment banking perspective, if we're taking a client through that process, it usually takes several ...
New real estate investment fund invests in Houston office building
“The combination of discretionary investment capital with a strong national investment and operating platform will give our team a tremendous competitive advantage,” Rick Kirk, PMRG's chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “PMRG has the investment ...
Slow And Steady: An Investment Advisor's Advice For Young Wealth Builders
Once upon a time, the standard American dream meant a house, two kids, a dog and a comfortable retirement by age 65. But these days, many of us are grateful just to be able to afford one child while also juggling hefty student loans and trying to save ...
This one chart starkly explains why India needs foreign investment in defence
Finance minister Arun Jaitley's budget proposal to raise the limit of foreign direct investment in defence production to 49% was the latest—and it has predictably stirred consternation. Former defence minister AK Anthony has warned that Indian defence ...
Rand Capital going deeper on Z80 Labs investment
Rand, the publicly traded investment firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo (NASDAQ: RAND), has partnered with Z80's Innovate NY fund to back CrowdBouncer, a Z80 tenant which closed out its $437,500 Series A financing in February, and Empire ...
Why Alibaba's Snapchat Stake Could Touch Off a Wider Investment Binge
Chinese investment in U.S. companies has skyrocketed over the last few years, particularly as monoliths such as Alibaba Group prepare to go public. That company, founded by multi-billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma, has invested hundreds of millions of ...
5 Tips for Avoiding Investment Bubbles
That way, if you are fortunate to see your investment go up, you won't get drawn into holding on just because it seems to be getting more popular. Rebalance. This will help you execute tactics 3 and 4: As individual investments or asset classes rise, ...
Singapore's GIC Says Investment Environment Will Be More Challenging
SINGAPORE—Singapore's sovereign-wealth fund warned of a challenging investment environment over the next decade, as global central banks unwind easy-money policies amid a modest growth outlook for many developed economies. GIC Pte. Ltd. said it ...
Protecting seniors from investment scams
The fallout from the Great Recession, plus continued job insecurity and a seesaw stock market, have all contributed to people's fears that their money won't last. And this makes them vulnerable to investment scams promising better returns. I'm always ...
Rauner responds to criticism about $1 million investment
“I'm making an investment in a small business that specializes in making micro-loans to African American businesses,” Rauner said. “That's a great way to make a good business investment and help improve the quality of life in these communities that are ...
Look past those now-stellar 5-year investment returns
June's edition of Money magazine featured an ad from T. Rowe Price bragging that 100 percent of its mutual funds geared toward specific retirement dates had beaten their 5-year benchmarks through the end of March. The fine print on the page packed a ...
Charter schools offer high return on investment, study claims
Charter schools offer more bang for the buck than traditional schools, say a group of researchers at the University of Arkansas. Comparing per pupil cost and test scores in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the study found that charters offer ...
Judge tells investment firm CEO who calls ex-employee 'prostitute' on social ...
Judge tells investment firm CEO who calls ex-employee 'prostitute' on social ...
Actor Murray's investment a sign of hope for blighted N. Charleston neighborhood
Chicora-Cherokee is getting a boost from another investment group that is offering space in the old Naval Hospital near Reynolds. Redevelopment of the vacant building is envisioned as a catalyst to revive the fortunes of the neighborhood, North ...
Warren Watch: Buffett's investment by moat strategy gets a book
Financial research company Morningstar has built an investment philosophy and published a new book around a concept that Warren Buffett embraced more than 20 years ago. Heather Brilliant and Elizabeth Collins wrote and compiled the book, “Why Moats ...
Investment scam suspect claims ties with BOC
MANILA, Philippines - A man accused of perpetrating an investment scam had been claiming to have connections with the Bureau of Customs to convince potential targets, some of his alleged victims said yesterday. The five victims, all agents of the ...
Evercore to Buy Research Firm Institutional Strategy & Investment
The deal, coupled with a move to buy the 40 percent of Evercore's institutional equities division that the firm does not already own, is aimed at building up a complement to the investment bank's mainstay advisory operations. By acquiring the company ...
Report: NBA owners eye investment opportunity in Sacramento soccer
The owners of the NBA's Sacramento Kings are interested in dipping their toes into North American soccer, with an eye on turning a wildly popular minor league club into Major League Soccer's next expansion franchise. The Sacramento Bee reported on ...
Australia – which investment bank sees “upside risk” this week?
There is potential for growth to transition to other sectors, with very strong residential investment set to underpin growth in the next year and broader infrastructure spending in the major cities beyond that. Australia is benefiting from very easy ...
Why the Time Horizon Matters
The time horizon is a guide investors use to decide how long to hold an investment. You should make the decision "before you move any money around," says Mr. Willard. For traders, time horizons can be short—sometimes a matter of hours or days. But for ...
5 Tips For Avoiding Investment Bubbles
It is one of the most basic of investment principles, but one that people abandon too readily. If you spread your investments out sufficiently, you will minimize the impact of any one bubble bursting. Use a sell discipline. When you buy something, have ...
HSBC's First-Half Profit Fall 12% on Investment Bank
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) reported a steeper-than-estimated decline in first-half profit, marking the first such decrease since 2009, as investment banking weakened. Pretax earnings dropped 12 percent to $12.3 billion from $14.1 billion a year earlier, ...
PYMNTS Innovation Investment Tracker
Retail was king during the closing days of July, with retail payments taking in almost half the weeks' investment activity. Customer acquisition and loyalty for banking customers took in 77 percent of venture backed and strategic investment. Lagging ...
Do Collectibles Belong in Your Investment Portfolio?
Collectibles are also known as “emotional assets,” “investments of passion” and “treasure” by various sources and are not an insignificant portion of net worth for wealthy investors. A Barclays' report in 2012 estimated that global high net worth ...
Alibaba Ups Video Game Presence With Kabam Investment
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Alibaba Group Holding's $120 million investment in Kabam underscores the value of video games in e-commerce and other sectors. Kabam had $360 million in 2013 sales from purchases that players make within its free games such ...
HSBC first-half profit falls 12% as investment banking drops
HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe's largest bank, reported a steeper-than-estimated decline in first-half profit, marking the first such decrease since 2009, as investment banking weakened. Pretax earnings dropped 12 percent to $12.3 billion from $14.1 billion ...
Fortress Investment Up on Earnings Beat amp; Special Dividend
Shares of Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG - Snapshot Report) gained 1.5% after it reported second-quarter 2014 pre-tax distributable earnings of 39 cents per share, up 30% year over year. Moreover, results outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 34 ...
Tesla's Gigafactory worth a $500M investment, New Mexico lawmakers say
Though Tesla Motors Co. has broken ground for its Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada, New Mexico legislators say that if their state lands Tesla's giant battery factory, it will be worth the $400 million to $500 million price tag that comes along with ...
Interest rates don't determine corporate investment, new research suggests ...
Interest rates don't determine corporate investment, new research suggests ...
Mexico: A Different Investment Lens Required
Simply stated, Mexico requires a different investment playbook than that of many of its emerging-markets peers. Consumption accounts for 69 percent of gross domestic product. At $11,000, the country's per capita GDP falls into the World Bank's upper ...
CalPERS announces $500 million investment partnership
CalPERS today announced a new $500 million investment partnership that will concentrate on global infrastructure deals. The $300 billion California pension fund is teaming up with UBS Global Asset Management. CalPERS will put in $485 million and UBS ...
FACT SHEET: Shared Investment in Youth
Burkina Faso has just announced a youth investment project involving 46,800 young men and women offered an opportunity to find sustainable jobs in the labor market. The five-year “Youth Employment and Skills Development Project” (PEJDC) is entirely ...
Your Biggest Investment Risk Is You
It's very easy, and very human, to seek to place blame for decisions that don't work out. A thousand factors can influence outcomes, but we often discount the single biggest one: Our own reactions. This really comes home when you think about driving ...
Itaú BBA hires dealmaker Salas to head Mexico investment banking
Múlas expects Mexican regulators to approve the creation of a broker-dealer before the end of this year, which would further leverage the ability of Itaú BBA to land investment-banking mandates in Mexico. So far, Itaú BBA has participated in the share ...
Houston energy startup lands $600M investment
A new Houston energy company focused on terminals and storage is forming with the financial backing of a top New York-based global private equity firm. Warburg Pincus LLC is leading a $600 million investment to support the formation of Zenith Energy in ...
Georgia Pacific Announces $375 Million Investment In Brewton Mill
Georgia-Pacific has announced an investment of more than $375 million in an energy improvement project at its Brewton, Ala., mill. All permits are in place for construction to begin in the next few months, and the project is expected to take ...
Cyber Spooks Are in Demand at Investment Banks
Banks, including JP Morgan , Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have cyber security intelligence roles currently advertised on their websites, while a City of London headhunter said a number of large European banks are also looking for ...
Obama to pledge $14 billion investment in Africa
President Barack Obama is announcing $14 billion in commitments by U.S. businesses to invest in the continent of Africa. Obama plans to make the announcement Tuesday at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington. The forum is bringing together ...
Classic Cars, Lean Hogs and Duchamp Art Lead Alternative Investment Ranking
“I'm hearing more companies funding their activity purely with debt and counting on cash-flow growth to handle their deleveraging over time,” says J. Scott Craig, a fund manager at investment firm Eaton Vance Corp. in Boston. “I don't think that's a ...
National Health Investors Is On A 'REIT' (Really Encouraging Investment ...
National Health Investors Is On A 'REIT' (Really Encouraging Investment ...
MSFT Stock – Why Microsoft Is Your Best Retirement Investment
Microsoft office for iPad MSFT Stock Why Microsoft Is Your Best Retirement Investment However, thanks to a good run for MSFT stock lately and a new management approach, Microsoft has gotten some swagger back. That alone makes MSFT stock worth a ...
El Salvador struggles to keep business investment at home
The United States and El Salvador, as well as the Salvadoran private sector, clearly see increased foreign direct investment as necessary to kick-starting the Salvadoran economy. The first Millennium Challenge Corporation compact for the northern ...
Kenyan Tycoon Chris Kirubi Increases Stake In Investment Firm
Kenyan multi-millionaire Chris Kirubi has increased his shareholding in Centum Investment Group, a Nairobi Stock Exchange-listed investment holding company. According to a report by Kenya's Business Daily newspaper, recent regulatory filings show that ...
US announces $14bn investment in Africa
The business commitments being announced by the Obama administration on Tuesday include a $2 bn investment by GE by 2018, $200 million in investments across Africa by Marriott, and a $66 million commitment by IBM to provide technology services to ...
Coke boosting Africa investment by $5 billion
The meeting is meant to hike America's investment in the continent. Coca-Cola said the $5 billion will be added to the $12 billion the company already has committed to spending in Africa between 2010 and 2020. “As an organization that has been part of ...
Doing Good While Doing Well: Responsible Investment in Africa's Great Lakes ...
Doing Good While Doing Well: Responsible Investment in Africa's Great Lakes ...
Quinn says Rauner avoiding overseas investment questions
Quinn took aim at the offshore bank accounts held by Rauner's investment firm and the republican's support for the right of American-based corporations to move overseas. "These billionaires and these runaway corporations, they're not patriotic in my ...
UPDATE 4-US-Africa summit garners over $17 bln in investment pledges
U.S. and African companies and the World Bank pledged new investment in construction, energy and information technology projects in Africa at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, including several joint ventures between U.S. and African partners. "The ...
US-Africa summit garners over $17 billion in investment pledges
By Krista Hughes and Lesley Wroughton. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African leaders on Tuesday called for a deeper economic relationship with the United States, hailing investment pledges totalling more than $17 billion (£10.07 billion) at a Washington ...