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Green Tech Drawing Major Venture Interest

While the IPO market has focused heavily on the social networking and social media sectors, the greatest part of venture founding in the country has actually gone into green technology of late, according to The Los Angeles Times. Venture investing as a whole took a major hit in the third quarter, dropping to an eight-year […]

Walmart Offers Suggestions for Holiday Shoppers

As the holidays approach, many Americans find themselves wandering through shops or endlessly browsing websites to try to find something, anything to buy for friends and family. Walmart hopes to attract some new business by offering an easier solution to this dilemma, with the introduction of its new Shopycat app, according to PCWorld. Shopycat, designed […]

ETFs versus mutual funds

There are ten times as many exchange-traded funds that offer appealing results than mutual funds, investment strategist David Trainer recently told MarketWatch. Trainer, who is also the managing partner of hedge fund adviser Novo Capital Management, LLC, stated that the performance granted by many actively-managed mutual funds do not make up for the higher expenses. […]

Designing the right investment plan

While no single investment strategy is guaranteed to result in success, individuals can follow some simple steps to help achieve their goals. The first step in any investment plan is to pick out objectives. A recent college graduate may be saving for retirement, while a person further along in their career may want to put […]

Strong consumer confidence sends U.S. stocks higher

U.S. stocks climbed higher following Standard & Poor’s largest gain in a month as consumer confidence surpassed analysts’ expectations, increasing by the most since 2003, Bloomberg reports. Exxon Mobil Corp. climbed 1.4 percent on an oil rally while Yahoo! spiked 2.3 percent after Thomas H. Lee Partners showed interest in a bid. Hewlett-Packard Co. also […]

Target-date funds 101

Target date funds offer many benefits to potential investors, but there are caveats that should be observed when picking the appropriate fund to use. Target-date funds allocate assets based on the date by which investors want to be able to actually spend their money. Bankrate.com reports that one benefit of these funds is that they […]

Energy ETFs offer investors exposure to energy sector

Energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be useful to investors as they offer both diversification and exposure to the energy sector. There are currently less than 20 funds that provide exposure to the energy sector, according to The Street. Although these securities can provide some diversification by investing in energy stocks, the sector is not without […]

Five new ETFs will be offered by fund provider Direxion

Fund provider Direxion announced recently that it will soon offer five new exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with two of them becoming available in December and the others becoming available in January. Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares ETF and Direxion Large Cap Insider Sentiment Shares ETF, which are both based around stocks chosen from different Standard […]

Groupon Slumps, Endangering Upcoming IPOs

After a successful initial public offering by Groupon, technology companies like Angie’s List and Yelp have piled into a perceived window for them to go public. That window appears to have solidly closed, according to The New York Times, as Groupon suffers from the slump characteristic of most other offerings from earlier this year. When […]

Brazilian bond funds receiving significant influx of funds

Brazilian bond funds are receiving a larger influx of capital now than at any time since 2007. This net inflow is lowering yields, and market experts have predicted that this change will have an impact on stocks, according to Bloomberg. A total of 2.8 billion reais ($1.5 billion) flowed into fixed-income funds in October, the […]