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HBO's Silicon Valley nails VC deal details

Apr 17, 2015
The show is the best explainer of how venture capital works anywhere on the web.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, HBO, venture capital, Investing, VC, startups, Tech

Explaining stock buybacks

Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
Posted In: stock buybacks, stock market, shares, equity

How hostile takeovers work

Mar 10, 2015
Hostile takeovers are all about applying extreme force in the form of cash.
Posted In: hostile takeover, accounting, proxy fight, stocks

Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Feb 25, 2015
Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
Posted In: deflation, prices, Economics, inflation

Herd immunity, explained

Feb 10, 2015
Vaccination only works if most of the population has been inoculated.
Posted In: vaccine, herd immunity, immunization
Protesters rally in support of "net neutrality" outside Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.

Net neutrality: Whole lot of drama in those two words

Jan 27, 2015
Here's what the term means and why Americans are lobbying the FCC to keep the policy in place.
Posted In: big business, Internet, net neutrality, fcc
Four million people came to London to see a work of public art

London’s poppies prove the value of public art

Nov 11, 2014
Millions went to London to see an art exhibit. It's free, and it made a profit.
Posted In: veterans, London
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Why the VIX is like the Headless Horseman

Oct 22, 2014
The VIX is also known as the Fear Index. Making it perfect for Halloween
Posted In: VIX, market volatility, Halloween

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What happens when you shout "buy!"

Mar 31, 2014
Michael Lewis' book, "Flash Boys," reveals a great deal, including people's confusion about the stock market

The magic of compounding: An explainer

Feb 27, 2014
Compounding is one of the best tools out there to build wealth.
Posted In: compounding, interest
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