All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Investment’

Nina Dobrev Excited About Big Investment, Thanksgiving Getaway

Nina Dobrev is very excited about a huge investment she recently made. The Vampire Diaries star just bought a home in Los Angeles, and she can’t wait to host both family members and friends there. On the heels of her Thanksgiving vacation–she was thrilled to visit family, because she seldom gets home to Canada–she gushed about her recent purchase. “One …

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Stock Market Distrust Shown for Third Straight Year

As it currently stands, the stock market is in a fairly good spot. Interest rates on fixed income and cash are low, market returns in 2013 exceeded 30 percent, and the market itself is setting record highs. Despite all of the success over the past five years, however, Americans are still not likely to invest their hard-earned money in such …

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Warren Buffett Successor Still a Mystery

Warren Buffett’s immensely successful insurance and investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc will surely be left in good hands after he steps down, but the mystery surrounding the successor is disquieting to its investors. Buffett sought to comfort those investors in his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend, but there was little comfort to be had without knowledge of his …

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Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoin for Ticket to Space

CNBC reported on Friday that Sir Richard Branson has permitted his space startup, Virgin Galactic, to accept Bitcoin as fare for a flight to space. Branson made the announcement in a blog post at Virgin. “The virtual currency has really captured the imagination recently as one of the world’s most innovative businesses looking to the future. So we think it …

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Man Goes Bankrupt Investing in Beanie Babies

In an interview with Dazed Digital, one man tells the story of how his father spent all his family’s money to “invest” in the Beanie Baby craze, and in the end lost $100,000 on the crazy market idea. Back in late 1993, Ty Warner, Inc. debuted the toy animals. There were originally nine designs of the toys. They flew off …

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Investor Analytics Releases White Paper on Risk Aggregation

Investor Analytics has released a new white paper detailing the benefits and practicalities of risk aggregation. The paper, called Adding It All Up: The Myths and Realities of Risk Aggregation along with the Risk Aggregation Survival Guide, debunks popular aggregation myths. According to Investor Analytics, the white paper puts to the test the commonly held myth that “investors should tread …

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President Signs JOBS Act for Small Biz Investing

President Obama on signing the JOBS Act: “For start-ups and small businesses, this bill is a potential game-changer.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 5, 2012 With that tweet, the White House announced today the signing of the JOBS (Jumpsart Our Business Startups) Act. The act was a combination of bipartisan efforts aimed at helping new and small businesses get going …

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Crowdfunding Could Be a Game-Changer for Entrepreneurs

Imagine you have an idea you want to get off the ground. Maybe it’s a children’s book you want to write and need to pay for illustration, layout or cover design. Maybe it’s an animated short film that’s burning a hole in your head. You could max out your credit cards and put all your chips on you. Or, you …

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Lance Armstrong Invests In Mobli

Mobli, a social networking startup focusing on sharing photo and video, just got some star power in the form of a new investor. Lance Armstrong, professional cyclist and seven time winner of the Tour de France, has invested an undisclosed amount of money in the company, according to a new report. Mobli apparently intends to use Armstrong’s fame as a …

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