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YOUNG MONEY articles, books, resources, advice for college students and young entrepreneurs – starting a business, business plans, business ideas for young entrepreneurs.

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 […]

Facebook Settles Privacy Issues with FTC

The world’s largest social media network has come to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding accusations of unfair practices, according to The New York Times. While some might imagine unfair business practices entailed some means of pushing out competitors, the FTC actually took action against Facebook on the basis of consumer privacy concerns. […]

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 […]

Kindle Fire Makes Gains on iPad

The seemingly unbreakable hold of the iPad over the tablet market could come under pressure as Amazon continues to see success with its new Kindle Fire. PCWorld reports that the new tablet’s growing popularity was only highlighted by the massive sales seen on Black Friday. The Kindle Fire, a full tablet line somewhat distinct from […]

Facebook announces plan to hold IPO in 2Q12

Facebook is mulling a $10 billion initial public offering (IPO) next year that would provide the social media giant with a market value of $100 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, though this flotation amount is speculative. Lise Buyer, principal of IPO advisory firm Class V Group, told the media outlet that […]

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 […]