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The ups and downs of pretend investing

Jul 1, 2011
Feeling a little wary about diving into Wall Street? An entrepreneur merged social media and stock indexes to create a fantasy investing world, where you can invest without losing any real dollars but potentially win some greenbacks too.
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The bubbles to look for, thanks to baby boomers

Jun 30, 2011
As baby boomers try and sell off their stocks, and their kids go off to college, they may be setting off some big bubbles. Will they bust?
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Cash is king

Jun 29, 2011
You've probably heard of a "black swan."...
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Could Greek crisis affect money-market funds?

Jun 24, 2011
The funds shouldn't own Greek bonds, but they could hold short-term investments in European banks with Greek bond holdings.
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Even hedge-fund stars stumble

Jun 22, 2011
John Paulson has made billions on big bets, but his investment in a Chinese forestry company shows how difficult investing in China can be.
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Another punctured money myth

Jun 22, 2011
When it comes to money, women are from Venus and men from Mars, women research and men flip a coin, and so on--or so we're told. A yawning gender...
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Dabbling in social lending

Jun 21, 2011
Question: Hi Chris - I was listening to the marketplace money podcast (6/10/2011) and one of the guests mentioned peer-to-peer lending. I googled...
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Baby boomers and stock returns

Jun 16, 2011
Question: As the baby boomers move into retirement, they will start to use their retirement funds or savings. Since the generations following the...
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A timely warning

Jun 9, 2011
It sounds like a good deal. Invest in a structured financial product that protects the principal value of your money while letting you participate...
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'The spy who loved VC'

Jun 9, 2011
Anna Chapman -- the red-headed cover girl of the Russian spy ring uncovered by the FBI last year -- is no longer a woman of international mystery, and instead is promoting technology investment in Russia.
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