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U.S. government bonds are the least-favorite asset of money managers

U.S. treasuries are not the favorite assets of money managers, according to The Associated Press. There are various reasons not to like the financial instruments. They provide very little return and many market experts anticipate that they will lose value when interest rates start to recover from historically low levels. There are various reasons not […]

Groupon Sees 500 Percent Growth in Holiday Sales

A few weeks after its IPO, Groupon has seen some success as a public company, according to Reuters. Investors have struggled substantially to determine whether they made a good choice putting their money into the young daily deals company, particularly after a quick decline similar to many of the other technology companies going public this […]

Zynga sets terms for largest internet IPO since Google

Social media game developer Zynga announced the terms for its initial public offering (IPO) on December 2. The long-awaited initial public offering plans to issue 100 million shares with a price range of $8.50 to $10.00. If stock options and existing shares are counted, the company has 904 shares outstanding, Reuters reports. Selling the shares […]

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 […]

Zynga to promote its IPO during cross-country road trip

Zynga Inc. is expected to begin a road show on Monday, December 5, in support of its initial public offering with hopes of enticing investors eyeing internet companies. According to Reuters, the social gaming company responsible for the “FarmVille” craze is the most recent in a list of tech companies looking to get their feet […]