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
Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures on stage during an Apple special event on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

The complicated formula — and incentives — behind CEO pay

Apr 24, 2015
What's the best way to pay a CEO?
Posted In: ceo, compensation, salary, stock, incentives

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

Stock buybacks could be good for investors

Oct 8, 2014
Critics have sounded alarms that companies are pumping up their stock price.
Posted In: stock, stock buybacks, IBM

On pins and needles for the next words from the Fed

Sep 15, 2014
Fed watchers are obsessed with two words right now: “considerable time.”
Posted In: stock, interest rates, The Federal Reserve

More people own cats than stock these days

Sep 9, 2014
Stocking up on cats instead of shares? You're not alone.
Posted In: cats, stock, recession

IPOs - why the frenzy ?

Jul 29, 2014
It might be the busiest week for companies going public since August 2000.
Posted In: IPO, stock, biotechnology

Amazon makes a lot of money. But it still loses more.

Jul 25, 2014
Amazon's stock fell 11 percent this morning following another sad earnings report.
Posted In: Amazon, earnings report, stock, shares, S&P 500 index

Central bankers clear the way for stock gains

Jun 20, 2014
Despite geopolitical risks, stock markets around the world keep on going up.
Posted In: stock

Explaining exchanges

Sep 19, 2013
You've heard of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. Do people really still stand around and yell out buy and sell orders at these places? Paddy Hirsch explains what an exchange is -- by taking us to the supermarket.
Posted In: stock exchange, stock, stock market, whiteboard