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Foreign Investors Eye India

For foreign funds, India may be this year's hottest ticket. Non-Indian funds have poured a net $15.8 billion into Indian stocks this year, data from securities firm Nomura shows. Last week alone, foreign institutional investors parked $1.7 billion in Indian stocks – and according to the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the trend is […]

Contrarian Investors See Equity Opportunities Amidst Pessimism

The past decade has been overwhelmingly disappointing for equities investors – the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq have all generated negative returns since 2000, and many investors are understandably wary after the 2008 meltdown and the so-called "Flash Crash" back in May. For a few big players, though, the current market represents […]

Contrarian Investors See Equity Opportunities Amidst Pessimism

The past decade has been overwhelmingly disappointing for equities investors – the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq have all generated negative returns since 2000, and many investors are understandably wary after the 2008 meltdown and the so-called “Flash Crash” back in May. For a few big players, though, the current market represents […]

Tax Cuts May Boost Saving, Not Spending

As the debate rages over whether allowing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts – enacted under former president George W. Bush – to lapse, Bloomberg News has stepped in with an article that’s problematic for both Democrats and Republicans. Rather than boosting spending and consumption, economists at Moody’s Analytics have found, the tax cuts increased […]

Tax Cuts May Boost Saving, Not Spending

As the debate rages over whether allowing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts – enacted under former president George W. Bush – to lapse, Bloomberg News has stepped in with an article that’s problematic for both Democrats and Republicans. Rather than boosting spending and consumption, economists at Moody’s Analytics have found, the tax cuts increased […]

Hit Western Videogame Drives Profits at Take-Two

For years, Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) has languished as a struggling small-cap stock, despite its outsize presence in the gaming industry and wider news media. The publisher of Bioshock and Grand Theft Auto (not to mention Midnight Club, the Civilization franchise and other hits) has often courted controversy in its games with extreme, sometimes […]

How CD Laddering Can Preserve and Grow Wealth

Laddering certificates of deposit – or bonds – is an effective and often little-discussed strategy to preserve and grow your wealth through uncertain economic periods. It shouldn’t be confused with laddering stock purchases, an illegal form of insider trading. One of the most important overlooked bank services is the CD – which works basically like […]

Compounding Your Earnings through Reinvestment

The physicist Albert Einstein apocryphally said that "compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe." Whether or not the quote is real, the sentiment remains intriguing – and it has powerful implications for your investment strategy. Interest isn’t the only thing that compounds – whenever gains are reinvested, the principle of compounding gains […]

Streaming TV Gets Ready for the Limelight

Where to go when you want to watch free episodes of Glee, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Community, Arrested Development and Family Guy? For the past few years Hulu has been the de facto – legal – answer to that question. The service is a joint venture of News Corporation (the owner of Fox and the […]

How to Prepare Yourself for Inflation and Deflation

A recent New York Times article profiled two rival camps of economists; the Deflationistas and the Inflationistas. Simply put, the former see the greatest danger facing the U.S. economy as a downward spiral of decreasing prices and wages, with consumers putting off purchases and focusing on their debts and savings. The latter believe the opposite […]