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Investors desperate for yield make risky bets

Nov 22, 2012
Investors are agreeing to all sorts of crazy terms in order to put money to work in the bond and loan markets. They're baking risk into the system, and that could be a problem for all of us.
Posted In: investors, Investing, risk

Are stocks still the best investment option?

Nov 13, 2012
The 2008 stock market crash sent folks walking away from Wall Street. Even today, an air of fear still holds some from re-entering the market. Have investors come around?
Posted In: Investing, investors, stock market

How 'activist' investors enact change

May 14, 2012
The CEO of Yahoo, Scott Thompson, has abruptly resigned. This development is the work of what many call an 'activist' investor. So, just what is activist investing?
Posted In: investors, Yahoo

Yahoo CEO ousted over false biography

May 14, 2012
The ouster of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson shows how activist investors sleuth about executives themselves, not just their corporate leadership.
Posted In: Yahoo, shareholders, Scott Thompson, investors

Are more investors staying on the sidelines?

May 9, 2012
Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger discusses how the investors mindset has fundamentally shifted since the financial crisis and whether investors should be worried about Europe.
Posted In: investors, Investing, market volatility

Herbalife suffers after David Einhorn asks questions

May 2, 2012
You may not take a diet or nutritional supplement made by the company Herbalife, but you might want to watch its stock today, which is rebounding at the moment. But Tuesday, shareholders lost $1.6 billion, all because one activist investor asked a few questions.
Posted In: Herbalife, investors, David Einhorn

Markets running scared as European fears return

Apr 11, 2012
U.S. stocks had their worst day of the year yesterday, in part because analysts say the European debt crisis is back after months of relative calm.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, investors

Showdown over the future of Yahoo!

Mar 19, 2012
A hedge fund investor with a 6 percent stake in Yahoo! is demanding to take over a block of seats on the Internet giant's board of directors.
Posted In: Yahoo, investors

Investors face deadline to prevent Greek default

Mar 8, 2012
Private bond holders have until this afternoon to decide if they'll take major losses on their investments in order to keep Greece out of a messy default, and avoid another global crisis.
Posted In: euro, Greece, investors, Europe debt crisis

Intelligent investing

Feb 27, 2012
New research suggests a higher IQ may mean a higher risk/return ratio.
Posted In: Investing, investors

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