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Don't bail on your investment strategy yet: Traders
U.S. stocks came under renewed pressure Tuesday, but volatility could still provide buying opportunities in the American equity market, strategist Michael Zinn told CNBC. "Every time you see market dislocation, what you have to look at is whether it's ...
Struggling Kazakhstan Bids For Investment From China
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev is on a state visit to China hoping to shore up Astana's tight-knit relations with a key strategic partner and drum up investment for his country's ailing economy. With China fighting its own battles, however ...
Foxconn hasn't canceled investment plan in Indonesia: ministry official
The official's comment came after Kontan business daily quoted Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Suryo Bambang Sulisto as saying the Apple Inc supplier had canceled its investment plans due to unspecified land issues. I Gusti Putu ...
AmCham survey reveals investment worries
Alongside the rankings is a survey on Germany as an investment location. The results suggest US companies are generally satisfied with Germany, ranking the investment climate very good - even slightly better than last year. "The perception of Germany ...
Buffett Buys Into Phillips 66: A Bricks And Mortar Investment
For a pundit like myself to critique an investor like Warren Buffett is a bit like asking a high school English teacher to review Shakespeare, but they do it, so I might as well. Without examining his investment in Phillips 66 in detail, some comments ...
China stock probes send shivers through investment community
Adding to those concerns is the fact that authorities have also been probing investment funds' trading strategies, looking into whether they have been engaging in alleged "malicious" short-selling or market manipulation. On Monday, Bloomberg reported ...
Your Investment Has 'Done Well': So What?
Most of the time, it means only one thing: The investment in question has gone up. Sometimes, with a dash more sophistication, it means the investment has gained a certain (often arbitrary) percentage, or outperformed the S&P 500 index. Those are all ...
Five Steps to Reducing Investment Risk
Just as the market downdraft was starting a week and a half ago, a Twitter follower sent me a dire warning: stocks were going lower and if I didn't get out of the market, I would be taking on as much risk as if I were standing on the tracks in front of ...
Why you need to convert IT consumers into investment partners
Remember the '70s? Way back then, IT was a mainframe that sat in some room somewhere. Only two people had a key to that room, and nobody else really cared. Flash forward about a decade, and IT was a limited set of systems irrelevant to the vast ...
NKY firms could add 208 workers with investment plans
Two companies want to expand their manufacturing operations in Northern Kentucky and could get state tax incentives to do it. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority awarded $1.9 million in tax credits to Duro Hilex Poly LLC and $230,000 ...
Valpo startup first to land diversity investment
Adjunct Professor Link, also called APL, a company that helps connect institutions of higher learning with qualified adjunct professors, received $125,000 in seed funding from Elevate Ventures' Indiana Diversity Investment Fund. Other investors in the ...
New Flint charter school is a test for future investment in neighborhoods
Which is why Eagle's Nest Academy could serve as a huge test for the future of investment in projects outside the city core. If the school succeeds, the $1.5 million spent to revitalize the former Selby Elementary School building on Flint's north side ...
UPDATE 2-Indonesian leader vows 'massive deregulation' to win investment
160 regulations identified as hurting investment. * Some laws will be amended to improve climate (Updates industries involved, number of regulations). By Wilda Asmarini. JAKARTA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia's government on Wednesday promised quick ...
How Much Investment Risk Should You Take?
Before you can invest responsibly, it's important to take a long look at your risk tolerance -- that is, how much volatility are you willing to deal with in the pursuit of investment gains? I wish there was a simple answer to this question, but risk ...
Bill Gross thinks everything sucks
In his latest investment outlook to Janus Capital clients, published on Wednesday, the veteran bond fund manager outlines a world in which zero interest rates — after having boosted prices in risk assets like stocks — have suppressed real and ...
US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July as business investment shows ...
US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July as business investment shows ...
Grant Platform Gets $10.2 Million Investment
With investment from both the Silicon Valley venture community and its own customer base, Fluxx offers grantmakers technology to make more targeted and impactful gifts. Its SaaS platform enables organizations to visualize, track and analyze the ...
Meketa Investment Group's Portland Office Adds Two Clients
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meketa Investment Group, a global investment consulting firm, today announced the addition of the Retirement Plan of Stoel Rives LLP and the University of Wyoming Foundation to its client roster. Consulting services ...
Laurene Powell Jobs Leads Investment in Charles King's New Media Startup
The investment was led by Emerson Collective, the investment vehicle founded by Laurene Powell Jobs — the widow of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs — that backs social entrepreneurs focused on education, immigration and innovation. She has made ...
A Chinese investment bank rates its own stock - thinks it's definitely a buy
China Galaxy Securities, a $50 billion Hong Kong investment bank that has seen its share price drop more than 60% since late May, thinks its stock is a bargain. "China Galaxy Securities (CGS) recorded a net profit of RMB5.6bn, jumped 3.19x year-on-year ...
These charts show how US investment banks are crushing their rivals
American banks are beginning to increase their global-investment banking market share for a number of reasons, according to a note from Morgan Stanley's Huw Van Steenis. It's partly a result of the US having relatively larger, deeper, and faster ...
Blackstone Makes Investment in Mortgage Insurer PMI Group
The New York investment firm has agreed to provide PMI with a loan for working capital needs, in connection with the purchase of a significant equity stake. Blackstone now has the rights to participate in future equity offerings and will nominate a ...
401(k) investment menus
Houston, we have a problem. It seems I'm reading far too many stories about “Alts,” “QLACs,” and similar trendy concepts. It seems everyone wants you to include them in that vast distribution mechanism known as the 401(k) investment option menu. It ...
Union claims Verizon making inadequate investment in its copper phone lines
Without proper investment, the service quality in those copper-line areas will deterioriate for customers and could force them into a wireless service, the CWA said. "They have put virtually nothing into their copper network over the last seven years ...
Mexico to Rely on Financial Tools to Boost Investment
MEXICO CITY—Days before Mexico's government unveils the most austere budget in years because to falling oil prices, President Enrique Peña Nieto has decided to rely on new financial tools to boost investment in such key sectors as education, ...
Volatile markets require stomach, says investment guru Peter Lynch in Columbus ...
Volatile markets require stomach, says investment guru Peter Lynch in Columbus ...
Global Investment Banks May See Revenue Drop, JPMorgan Says
Global investment banks may see revenue drop 19 percent in the third quarter, lowering earnings per shares across the industry, as a surge in volatility caused by turmoil in China recedes, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. “Recent strong ...
MOVES-Baird names Fetzer DACH investment banking head in Frankfurt
Fetzer was most recently European head of industrials investment banking at Jefferies International in Frankfurt. Prior to that, he was a managing director in the global industrials group at UBS Investment Bank in London, the company said. He is the ...
Meet Vietnam's First Company Open To Majority Foreign Investment
Foreign investors have waited two years for Vietnam's government to allow them majority ownership in publicly traded companies, the driver behind fast economic growth plus a 20% stock market gain in 2013 and another 5% rise last year. In June the ...
The market chaos could have messed up investment bank earnings for a year
We note that investment banks are not immune to the market movements & overall positioning may have impacted profit & loss negatively vs. the second quarter leading to earnings per share cuts. We also take a cautious view that recent strong turnover, ...
World Bank's Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller visits ...
World Bank's Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller visits ...
For retirees, investment risk has changed, so should your portfolio
Investment risk has changed dramatically in the past few years, so much so you might not even recognize the risks implied by owning a "standard" stock-and-bond portfolio, warns Burton Malkiel, the Princeton professor who wrote the investing classic A ...
Green energy investment plan was a $54M scam, feds say
Amanda Knorr, 32, no street address given, was president, chief operating officer and vice chairman of the board of directors of Mantria Corp., which promised investors up to a 484 percent return on their investment, according to court records. Troy ...
Gross fixed investment rises 7.6 pct. in Mexico
Gross fixed investment in capital equipment and construction rose 7.6 percent in June, compared to the same month in 2014, the Mexican National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said. Construction spending increased 0.40 percent, while spending on both ...
Managing Your Brand Is an Intangible Investment That Pays Off Big
We live in a return-on-investment-driven society that is obsessed with instant gratification. Whenever we implement a new product feature, make a pitch to investors, launch a marketing campaign, interview a key job candidate or make a sales call, we ...
Financial Sector Reform—an Investment in Asia's Future
Asia's financial systems are big, resilient, and growing rapidly, but financing another generation of rapid growth will require further innovation, says the IMF Managing Director at a conference in Indonesia. During the day-long gathering on the future ...
Organizations call for U.K. social investment funds in DC plans
“Good Pensions: Introducing social pension funds to the U.K.,” cited the estimated size of DC assets, which are expected to grow to about £600 billion ($941 billion) by 2030, as evidence that these assets could be targeted as a source of social ...
Why We Need to Take Investment in African Development Seriously
This historic event demonstrated that multinational investment in Africa is now a top world priority. To quote the President himself: "We cannot reach our global goals of fighting extremism, ending extreme poverty, investing on peace and security ...
Financially Speaking: Investment thoughts for this turbulent market
“Many of the winners during the last bull market will not outperform during this bull market nor will the winners of this bull market most likely be the winners of the next.” As with other aspects of their lives, when making a choice as to what to ...
County pension hires CEO, cuts return target
Wescoe, who was CEO of San Diego's city system from 2006 through 2009, is widely credited with reforming the agency's operations, cutting investment costs and restoring its reputation. Previous to his tenure, political leaders had caused a national ...
Baidu's Student Q&A App Zuoyebang Lands Investment From Sequoia and Legend Capital
The new capital was provided by Sequoia China and Legend Capital, and is part of an ongoing Baidu initiative to open some services to external investment opportunities. The company has enabled investment in Baidu Takeout Delivery and 91 Desktop, two ...
Putin Pitches for Foreign Investment in Russia's Far East
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin made a pitch Friday for greater investment in his country's resource-rich Far East region, despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy that has shaken global markets. Speaking at the Eastern ...
Selectman wants tobacco investment extinguished
Altria Group, formerly Philip Morris, is a low-risk, high-dividend stock, exactly the sort of thing a town looks for in an investment option. But it's not just about a stable investment. It's about sending the right message. It's about how the ...
Treasuries Are the Worst Investment, Except for All Others
Treasuries are cementing their status as the world's market oasis of choice -- at least for investors who aren't stashing their money under the mattress. Even though the Federal Reserve may be on the cusp of raising interest rates, 10-year Treasuries ...
Analysts: Investment down, manufacturing jobs 1/3rd of Obama's promised 1 million
There is growing expectation that the sluggish economy will force interest rates to stay flat driven by a drop in business investment and a surprising lack of newly created manufacturing jobs. While the economy added 173,000 more jobs last month, less ...
What Kind of Investment Accounts Earn Compound Interest?
Once you learn about the magic of compounding, it's natural to want to put its power to work building your wealth. Thus, it's natural to wonder what kinds of investment accounts earn compound interest. Let's review compounding itself, along with ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , in trading on Friday, shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (Symbol: FRT) were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $3.76), with the stock ...
A year into the oil slump, here's how investment strategies are changing
It might sound simple, because it is. Amid tumbling oil prices and an increasingly volatile stock market, trend-following strategies are emerging as a solid, simple investment for investors that don't want to give up their energy shares, but would also ...
Walter Investment fined $29.6 million for False Claims Act violations
Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC) will pay $29.63 million in fines for violations of the False Claims Act to settle charges brought by the Department of Justice, which accused several Walter Investment subsidiaries of submitting false reverse ...
CORRECTED-Bertelsmann nears investment in HotChalk - sources
Bertelsmann is leading a funding round that could value the Campbell, California-based company at $600 million to $800 million, the people said this week. Bertelsmann may use one of its subsidiaries for the investment, which is still under negotiation ...