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Parachute Investing

Ever jumped out of an airplane? It’s OK if you have on a parachute. Pretty dumb if you don’t. Every buy any stocks, mutual funds or Exchange Traded Funds? It’s OK if you know how much you are willing to risk. Pretty dumb if you don’t.

Remaking the Information Security Market
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A Bad Year for Information Security

Penny Stock Investing

The Nature of Penny Stocks

For anyone new to investing in penny stocks, you should first be made aware of the differences between these micro-cap stocks and the more conventional blue-chip and mid-cap investments. Unlike buying shares in a large, stable company like Ford or IBM, you are dealing with speculative investments.

Entrepreneur’s Lab – Test your Market before Investing.

“Entrepreneurial Laboratory” is what the Internet has transformed into during the last ten years. Amazingly, the year was 1993 when Marc Andreasen launched the first ever “point & click” Internet browser called Mosaic at a trusting world.

Investing in Central and East Europe

The brief global recession of the early years of this decade – which was neither prolonged, nor trenchant and all-pervasive, as widely predicted – had little effect on Central and Eastern Europe’s traditional export markets.

Introduction to Private Equity Investing

Private Equity Investing is investing into privately owned companies. A private investor can inject capital into a business that needs it. In return they will receive part-ownership in the company.

IBM Investing In Linux

IBM’s affection for the open-source community and Linux continues to grow. Recently they allowed the community access to numerous IBM software patents with goals of quality improvement.

Best No Load Mutual Funds: Mutual Fund Fees and Mutual Fund Expenses

When searching for the best no load mutual funds, some mutual fund investors often tend to focus exclusively on mutual fund fees and expense ratios. Is this always a smart way to select mutual funds?

Venture Capital Investing Heading In The Wrong Direction … Down

Venture capital investing dipped in the third quarter of the year with investments of $4.3 billion.

Are You Worth Investing In?

Do you realise that if you’re green you’re growing and if you’re ripe you’re rotten? So says Winston Marsh, Business Marketing Guru in his recent newsletter.

Biotechnology Investing with Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds

Shares of biotechnology companies have declined, after the much anticipated American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting last week in New Orleans. This sector has been on a roll ever since Genentech (NYSE: DNA) vaulted 45% on May 19, 2003 following positive news from Phase III trials of Avastin in colorectal cancer patients. Is the recent correction a good time to fish or cut-bait?

Investing in Accounting Software: A Smart Business Resolution

With the start of a new year, most of us make some resolutions about how we want to improve our businesses or ourselves. Maybe we want to cut our overhead so we can take home more profit. Maybe we want to make next year’s tax season less of a stressful burden than this year’s. Maybe we just want to streamline our responsibilities so that we have more time to enjoy our success and to work on building it even higher. The way to make any of those resolutions happen for you is to start using accounting software in your small or home-based business.

10 Tips for Investing in Distressed or Foreclosed Properties

1. Search on the world wide web for distressed or foreclosed properties as a starting point. Use a professional REALTOR to identify great foreclosure deals for you. You may be successful at searching the web on your own, but keep in mind some of the information is outdated, some may be incorrect, and some of the available properties are not even listed. A REALTOR subscribes to updated MLS listings and can offer you the most current information available.

Low Cost Investing

The Internet is the most dynamic and effective investing tool ever invented.Those who have computers have access to information that will make them as successful as most stock brokers if theyare willing to put in the necessary time and effort.From the most recent neophyte to the seasoned day trader there is a wealth of information waiting to be used. And much of it is free.

10 Tips on Investing in Distressed or Foreclosed Properties

1. Search on the world wide web for distressed or foreclosed properties as a starting point. Use a professional REALTOR to identify great foreclosure deals for you. You may be successful at searching the web on your own, but keep in mind some of the information is outdated, some may be incorrect, and some of the available properties are not even listed. A REALTOR subscribes to updated MLS listings and can offer you the most current information available.

Investing In Your Business

Advertising your online business is a hit or miss under- taking. It involves constant testing and tweaking of your ad copy, to get the best return on investment (ROI) for your advertising dollar (or pound, euro, etc.).

How to Find Value in No Load Mutual Fund Investing

What are you thinking when it comes to your no load mutual fund selections? Are you saving pennies and sacrificing dollars?

Retirement Investing For The Independent Contractor

Hi Ulli,
Thanks for offering your knowledge to help WebProNews readers out! Here’s my question:
I work for a small family owned company. Although I have worked here for over a year and work a 40 hour week, I am not hired as an “employee” because they can’t afford to offer me any sort of benefits yet. I am an “independent contractor” for them and file my taxes as such. Because of this, I do not have a 401K and need to start investing for my future in ways other then my savings account! My salary is 55K per year. What are my options and what do you suggest? Thanks for your help!

Ulli Niemann Answers Investing Questions

Ulli Niemann will answer all types of investment questions, like “what kind of an IRA should I choose? How can I find an Investment Advisor? What type of mutual funds should I pick? How can I avoid being financially devastated by the bear market? How can I avoid some of the broker garbage fees?”

Your Worst Enemy to Successful Investing – the Media

How do you make your investment decisions and where do you get your information? If you’re like most of the people I know, you look to the experts.

That’s fine, however it’s important to be aware that for every expert, there’s an opinion and for every opinion there’s an expert. I have a friend who says that opinions are like noses: everyone has one but you wouldn’t live in anyone else’s nose!

Investing In Real Estate

Fundamentally, you have three ways to make money when purchasing investment property. The first is to lease the property for an indefinite period at rents that exceed the cost of holding the asset. The second is to purchase the property with the intent of renovating it to substantially increase the value and selling it quickly. The third is to find properties that need to be liquidated quickly at a substantial sacrifice to equity. An investor can acquire these properties and immediately sell them for a substantial profit.