Glencore announces IPO

Apr 14, 2011
The Swiss-based commodities trader Glencore has announced its intentions to go public. The main offer could raise as much as $11 billion, but would force the secretive company to open its books.
Posted In: Investing

Corporate earnings season kicks off

Apr 11, 2011
As corporate earnings season gets started, many economists look to see which industries are coming back and which are lagging behind. Julia Coronado, chief economist with BNP Paribas explains.
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Three simple money lessons

Mar 31, 2011 has a slideshow, Meet the Millionaires. I usually don't pay much attention to these kinds of articles. But I like the lesson) Jim Wang...
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Investment funds that bet on disasters are thriving

Mar 25, 2011
Black swan funds bet on things that are unlikely to happen. And when global economic collapses and catastrophic natural disasters dominate headlines, black swans are raking in the cash.
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Stocks for the long run?

Mar 18, 2011
It's one of the most powerful ideas in modern personal finance: Stocks become safer investments with time. But the idea is deeply flawed for a...
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Japanese yen hits record high against U.S. dollar

Mar 17, 2011
The yen has hit its highest level against the U.S. dollar since World War Two as Japanese insurance companies sell off foreign investments to cover impending insurance claims.
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Investors flee to safety after disaster in Japan

Mar 14, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with BNP Paribas, explains how the disaster in Japan will shift global economics, and how U.S. debt becomes a "save-haven asset."
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Have micro credits reached the end of the line?

Mar 9, 2011
Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize for getting microfinance off the ground and into the mainstream. But after Yunus was fired due to Bangladesh's mandatory retirement age, many question the future of micro-credit loans.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Hedge fund insider-trading trial to start

Mar 7, 2011
The insider trading trial of the Galleon Group founder puts the hedge fund industry in the spotlight. Are these traders geniuses or just connected?
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Two years from market low, stocks recover

Mar 7, 2011
Economist Gary Schilling explains what it means to be two full years from the low point of the stock market. And what it means for ordinary investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street