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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday.

The stock market freaks out ... but you don't have to

Aug 24, 2015
Listeners are handling the chaos a whole lot better than the media, ahem.
Posted In: stock market, China, shares
Oil pumps in operation at an oilfield near central Los Angeles.

Energy companies lose $1.3 trillion amid oil crash

Aug 6, 2015
A number so big, it almost seems like it doesn't mean anything.
Posted In: Final, crude oil, energy, shares
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

Post cigarettes, CVS looks to grow as a health company

Aug 4, 2015
The company bought a pharmacy supplier and took over drugs for Target.
Posted In: CVS, shares, corporate strategy
The Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA.

Netflix sale nets investor $993 million

Jun 24, 2015
Carl Icahn purchased his shares three years ago at $58 a pop. This morning they went for $700.
Posted In: investor, netflix, shares

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 Nasdaq composite index in New York City.

Nasdaq experiments with the Bitcoin blockchain

May 11, 2015
The traded commodity becomes the stock exchange itself.
Posted In: NASDAQ, bitcoin, shares
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

The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
Posted In: activist investor, share buybacks, investment, board of directors, corporations, AGM, business, shares, stock, whiteboard

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, whiteboard

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