They're a hot investment, but are ETFs safe?

Aug 31, 2015
The infrastructure behind these funds may not be keeping up with their growth.
Posted In: ETFs, Investing, markets; stocks; trading

China's growing, but not fast enough for some

Aug 28, 2015
Its run as global economic driver is starting to slow.
Posted In: world, China, Investing

When markets go nuts, financial advisers get emailing

Aug 26, 2015
The overall message is resounding: keep calm, don't sell.
Posted In: Investing, stock market, financial advice
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City.

Stock drop highlights Rule 48 and the market makers

Aug 24, 2015
Market makers are the go-to people who keep American exchanges fine-tuned.
Posted In: markets, stocks, trading, rule 48, Investing, NYSE
Paddy Hirsch talks hedge funds.

What exactly is a hedge fund, again?

Aug 5, 2015
Refresh your memory and consider this: Most don't do well after going public.
Posted In: hedge funds, Investing, shares, IPO, Citadel, whiteboard

Why a share's price and its value might not line up

Jul 22, 2015
A company's share price doesn't necessarily always reflect its true value.
Posted In: Investing, Analysis, accounting, stock market, valuation, whiteboard

The all-important exit strategy, explained

May 19, 2015
Smart investors don't put their money into a venture without an exit strategy.
Posted In: exit strategy, venture capital, Investing, early-stage investing, angel, finance, IPO, acquisition, equity, shares, stock, stake
The Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 — the date the social media company went public.

Why social media investing looks like a rollercoaster

May 4, 2015
Social media stocks are volatile. With good reason.
Posted In: social media, stocks, Investing, markets, shares

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, whiteboard
The GoDaddy banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange as the website hosting service makes its initial public offering on April 1, 2015 in New York City.

The price is right ... or is it? Pricing IPOs is tricky

Apr 1, 2015
Today’s big IPO — the domain-registration firm GoDaddy — shot up 30 percent in price.
Posted In: IPO, GoDaddy, shares, stocks, Investing