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Top Investment Ideas For 2015
As a result, I suggest the following portfolio management ideas for careful and thoughtful consideration for the New Year remembering that any investment portfolio should be custom tailored to an investor's specific financial goals, income needs ...
Caldor Investment Mistake: Learning from the Past, Part 3
The result was my largest loss, and I would not lose more on any single investment again until 2008 — I'll get to that one later. It was my largest loss as a fraction of my net worth ever — after taxes, it was about 4%. As a fraction of my liquid net ...
Investment in schools is an investment in the city
Investment in schools is an investment in the city. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Email0. 0 comments. What is Philadelphia´s next mayor going to do about public education? What is Philadelphia's next mayor going to do about public education? TOM GRALISH ...
A Dream Acquisition for This High-Yield Investment
Any energy company with a decent balance sheet should be salivating at the idea of making an acquisition or two right now. With oil prices down as much as they are today, many assets out there are trading at huge discounts -- even the ones that shouldn ...
French investment firm buys Auburn packaging company CSP Tecnhologies
"Wendel's long-term investment philosophy and 300-year track record of building exceptional manufacturing companies make them the ideal partner for us," CSP Technologies CEO said in a statement. "We welcome them as a strategic partner as we continue ...
Community investment group reaches 40th anniversary
The Northern Community Investment Corporation is inviting people to receptions it's holding with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its office in St. Johnsbury, and with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan on Feb. 18 from 2 p.m ...
New Chinese Property Investment Tip: Follow the Graft Inspectors
Investors who once favored China's property developers have been spooked by the bond default and other problems at Kaisa Group Holdings and are scrambling to figure out who might be next. One tactic: Follow the graft inspectors. Some investors and ...
Lakewood leaders want new investment at Towne Center
Lakewood city leaders want to see more life at Lakewood Towne Center, the roughly 100-acre commercial site that anchors the city's civic center and retail sales tax base. Lakewood does not own any vacant property on the site, but that hasn't stopped ...
Will Biofuels Be Foreign Investment Golden Egg or Cooked Goose?
At a White House summit in late 2013, the President encouraged executives from dozens of foreign-owned companies to increase their investment in U.S. companies. This foreign direct investment (FDI) injects billions into the economy each year and puts ...
Ocean Avenue investment soars, but old businesses feel squeezed
The wave of investment that has washed over Ocean Avenue the past few years has brought hundreds of units of new housing, a Whole Foods, a celebrated Thai-Laotian restaurant and even a new hardware store. But as builders flock to the rising ...
Singapore Targets Less Investment Amid Uncertain Global Outlook
(Bloomberg) -- Singapore will target lower levels of investment in the next few years, its economic development board said, as the island contends with tighter manpower policies and an uncertain global economic environment. The government forecasts S$9 ...
One Thousand & One Voices™ Announces Investment in South African ...
One Thousand & One Voices™ Announces Investment in South African ...
O'Connor: Buying home not 'best investment'
One of the most persistent personal finance myths around is that buying a home “is your best investment.” You'd think this notion would have been wiped out during our recent financial unpleasantness — along with hundreds of thousands of luckless home ...
Salesforce Ventures Leads $41M Apttus Investment
The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, the investment arm of Salesforce.com. It's worth noting that it's the largest investment ever in a company that Salesforce wasn't buying outright, according to Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe. Additional investors ...
Capitala Finance Corp. Completes $20.0 Million Investment in Tender Greens ...
Capitala Finance Corp. Completes $20.0 Million Investment in Tender Greens ...
Proposal to create Oregon Investment Department returns
This will be the third consecutive year that his idea to create an Oregon Investment Department comes before the Oregon Legislature. It's not Wheeler's idea alone; the proposal has the backing of the state's public investment board, as well. House Bill ...
The Future of Electricity: High Level of Investment Needed Across the Board
A new World Economic Forum report “The Future of Electricity – Attracting Investment to Build Tomorrow's Electricity Sector”, written in collaboration with Bain & Company, outlines how to attract needed investment and seize those new opportunities via ...
Euro Disney turns into a Mickey Mouse investment for shareholders
Her original 1992 investment would have lost 95 percent of its value by now. "It's too bad they didn't give us paper share certificates,” said the grandmother and former high school principal, who still has 100 shares worth about 3 euros ($3.40) each ...
The Brandery is more than doubling its investment in new startups
Nationally ranked Over-the-Rhine startup accelerator the Brandery is more than doubling the cash investment it gives companies that go through the program. The Brandery, now recruiting for its sixth class, will be offering new startups that go through ...
Mr. Obama, want to kill jobs, dampen investment, weaken our economy? Pile on ...
Mr. Obama, want to kill jobs, dampen investment, weaken our economy? Pile on ...
Sony Online Entertainment Sold to Investment Firm Columbus Nova
As Sony looks to offload more of its assets as part of an ongoing restructuring, the company has sold “EverQuest” creator Sony Online Entertainment to New York-based investment firm Columbus Nova. Financial terms were not disclosed. SOE, which had ...
Slump in Oil Prices Brings Pressure, and Investment Opportunity
In 2009, Resolute merged with an investment firm run by Thomas O. Hicks, a former owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team and the Liverpool soccer club, and became a publicly traded company. The merger infused Resolute with cash, but its debut as a ...
Stealth: The Free Lunch Investment Seminar
And one of the worst things an older investor can do is tie up her money for long periods without a substantial penalty if she needs to access it before the extended term of the anticipated investment. This is a trap many seniors fall into, hoping to ...
Mexico opens its doors to investment
For the first time in 75 years, Mexico is opening up its oil and gas prospects to foreign investment, hoping to collect at least $50 billion from private companies by 2018. It's a tricky time to launch a major energy initiative. Oil prices have ...
Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed
"When they're talking to Wall Street, they say different things than when they're talking to the press about what the FCC might like to do," she says. "They trot out these really simple and nonsensical platitudes, like 'regulation inevitably leads to ...
Advent Capital Management Hires New Portfolio Manager forAlternative ...
Advent Capital Management Hires New Portfolio Manager forAlternative ...
Would FCC plan harm telecom investment?
"In plain English, I'm asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the Internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life," Obama said in November. Big cable and phone companies warn that would stifle investment and ...
Look Beyond Short-Term Investment Patterns
As with any investment, maintain reasonable expectations of your return. If you choose to follow a short-term trend, separate it from your long-term goals and don't let it get in the way of financial security and retirement readiness. Chasing a market ...
Clatsop enterprise zone would offer tax breaks for new investment
“It's really meant to be another tool in the toolbox to create investment, to hopefully create jobs,” Somers told the Astoria City Council during a presentation Monday night. Councilor Cindy Price questioned whether enterprise zones are effective ...
Your Genes Impact Your Investment Decisions
They examined data on the investment behavior of identical twins (who share 100 percent of their genes) and fraternal twins (who on average share only 50 percent of their genes). The authors surmised that if identical twins exhibited more similarity ...
Investment fund Wintergreen says Coke didn't do enough to inform shareholders ...
Investment fund Wintergreen says Coke didn't do enough to inform shareholders ...
China has crossed a major investment threshold that is going to change the ...
China has crossed a major investment threshold that is going to change the ...
Stealthy Seattle Storage Startup Qumulo Snags $40M Investment
Qumulo (pronounced cume-u-low), a stealth storage startup out of Seattle, announced a $40M Series B investment today. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with participation from existing investors Highland Capital, Madrona ...
Investment firms become cybercrime focus, highlights insurance need
1credit-cnet.jpg CNET Over half of US brokerage and investment firms have been targeted by scams designed to trick them into releasing client funds, regulators say. Research released by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suggests that ...
AXIS Capital Q4 Earnings Miss on Soft Investment Results
A soft interest rate environment weighed on investment results. Also, heightened competition, especially in Reinsurance, affected the bottom line. Nonetheless, strong underwriting results driven by low cat activity, favorable reserve development and a ...
How to Find the Best Investment Advice
One way to determine whether investment advice has merit is to ask for the data on which an assertion is based. More often than not, there is no data. The expert is merely offering an opinion, which may or may not be accurate. A recent article, written ...
Is Artificial Intelligence a New Smart Money Investment?
Feb. 4 -- Peter Diamandis, chairman at X Prize Foundation, talks about the investment opportunities in funding research into artificial intelligence. He speaks with Bloomberg's Betty Liu on “In The Loop.” ...
Council president fears city's $170K investment in improving Batavia at risk
Adding up the $90,000 paid to consultants at czb to do a needs assessment for Batavia, and $80,000 already committed to Vibrant Batavia to help get it started, if it dies, Hawley acknowledged, that $170,000 investment to try and build a more vibrant ...
5 Key Investment Strategies for Women
That recommendation comes from Virginia Reynolds Parker, CEO and chief investment officer of Stamford, Connecticut-based Parker Global, an investment firm. That can take a while to engineer, so start by having your own 401(k) geared toward your own ...
Savvy Investment Ideas: Time to buy 'Mid-Cap Marvels?'
Broad-based market gains sending all 10 S&P 500 sectors rallying into the close for the second straight session -- so is it time to hit a sell button on what looks like an overextended stock market? Delphi Management Founder and President Scott Black ...
Startup investment boom may be threatened by wobbly Wall Street
"When you see the stock market is up, there's that general feeling of wealth and so you feel comfortable spending more," says Syrett, CEO of Pantegrion Capital, an investment company in New York. She also recently invested in NoMad, a San Francisco ...
Q4 2014 U.S. Investment Bank Round-Up: Advisory Services
Last month, we detailed our expectations for Q4 advisory revenues at each of the country's five largest investment banks – JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and Citigroup – as a part of our article Strong Q4 ...
Australia's DesignCrowd takes AU$6m investment round
New technology-focused venture capital fund AirTree Ventures has led an AU$6 million Series B investment round for Australian online design crowdsourcing platform DesignCrowd, doubling its total capital raised to date to AU$12 million. The company ...
Investment Managers Arrested and Charged in $11 Million Investment and $8 ...
Investment Managers Arrested and Charged in $11 Million Investment and $8 ...
A Strong Dollar Should Not Attract Foreign Investment--Expectations of a ...
A Strong Dollar Should Not Attract Foreign Investment--Expectations of a ...
Oligarchs Unload Sochi Olympics Assets to Recoup Investment
The ski jump sits shrouded in mist, its coat of snow undisturbed by any athletes hurtling down the ramp to take off into the air. A year ago, the jump bustled with activity at the Sochi Olympics as the world's best ski jumpers — including women, for ...
Gold Is the Worst Investment in History
In addition to its miserable historical performance, gold also has many other failings as an investment, not least of which are the cumbersome and inefficient options available to own it and the prevalence of less than reputable salespeople in the ...
How not to attract foreign investment, Mongolian-style
Despite Mongolia's trove of minerals, the first 11 months of 2014 saw foreign direct investment plummet 71%, year on year. “This case sends a message to foreign investors that if they want to do business here, they have to play by Mongolian rules ...
Investment Bank's CEO Turns Down a $2.2 Million Bonus
Richard B. Handler, the head of the investment bank Jefferies, turned down a $2.2 million bonus after the bank suffered a difficult final quarter in 2014. The compensation committee at Jefferies's parent, the Leucadia National Corporation, where Mr ...
Deutsche Bank Said to Cut Investment Bank Bonus Pool by About 4%
(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG cut the bonus pool at the securities unit, its biggest profit generator, by about 4 percent as the firm reviews candidates to help run the investment bank, said people with knowledge of the matter. Some debt traders will ...