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How to Position Your Nest Egg for Rising Rates

How to Position Your Nest Egg for Rising Rates

Long-term interest rates have hit their highest levels in nearly two years, signaling at long last the likely end to what has been a brutal period for savers and income-seeking retirees. The benchmark 10-year...

Stocks Pick Up Speed, Alcoa Rings Up Gain Before Earnings

Stocks Pick Up Speed, Alcoa Rings Up Gain Before Earnings

Wall Street extended last week’s rally Monday morning, as investors get ready to sink their teeth into corporate earnings after weeks of market gyrations driven more by central bank jawboning and economic readings. Alcoa...

The Heart Of Effective Advertising Is A Powerful Insight

The Heart Of Effective Advertising Is A Powerful Insight

Advertising agencies have traditionally split functions into people responsible for client contact (account management), buying (media), and ideas (creative). The importance of consumer insight in the advertising development process has grown over time, and...

8 Oil Stocks With High Yields And Low Valuations

8 Oil Stocks With High Yields And Low Valuations

It has become more of a challenge to find stocks trading at attractive valuations. One group that recently caught my eye is the major integrated oil companies. Most of the stocks in this group...

Are Hedge Funds Worth The Money? Depends On Who You Ask

Are Hedge Funds Worth The Money? Depends On Who You Ask

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The June 1-2 weekend Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece proclaiming that no one can say “the basic logic of investing in hedge funds is...

Don Tapscott: We Need Fundamental Change In All Our Institutions

Don Tapscott: We Need Fundamental Change In All Our Institutions

Don Tapscott was one of the earliest of the world’s thought leaders to grasp the structural change in the way organizations will be run in the 21st Century. Of all the books in the...

A Look At Brazil’s Booming (Yet Closeted) Multi-Billion ‘Pink Dollar’ Gay Market

A Look At Brazil’s Booming (Yet Closeted) Multi-Billion ‘Pink Dollar’ Gay Market

If the gay and lesbian community in Brazil can thank Marco Feliciano for anything, it might be that the outspoken Brazilian evangelical preacher, who’s also a lawmaker, has shown how big and important the...

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple AAPL -0.83% at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It...

Wall Street Billionaire Steve Cohen Dodges Insider Trading Charges

Wall Street Billionaire Steve Cohen Dodges Insider Trading Charges

Wall Street hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen is reportedly poised to avoid federal insider trading charges because U.S. prosecutors don’t believe they have enough evidence to bring a case against the billionaire financial...

Don Mattrick To Make Over $50 Million As Zynga Boss

Don Mattrick To Make Over $50 Million As Zynga Boss

As Don Mattrick prepares to start turning the Zynga ship around next week, some of the reasons for his move have become clear. In an SEC filing, Zynga has disclosed just how much Mattrick...