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13 Sep

Small Businesses And Foreign Investment… Possible??

Posted in Markets on 13.09.13

sbfiThe lure of the US. economy makes sources of financing overseas a viable option for small businesses.

For many business owners, the search for outside financing often begins at the nearest bank–and ends there, too, in the frustrating words, “We’re sorry, but you don’t qualify for a loan.”

Bank money is often the cheapest financing that business owners can get, but capital takes many forms and comes from many sources other than banks, including some that are unfamiliar to many entrepreneurs.

Take, for example, capital from overseas.

No one keeps

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08 Aug

The Tech Bubble Times – Remember Those?

Posted in Market History, Markets on 08.08.13

scEach of the Mutual Fund contestants began the yearlong contest with a $100,000 hypothetical investment in six stocks. Two of the stocks remain in place for three months, two for six months and two for the full year. Contestants include investors, analysts, portfolio managers and channel executives, who pick under code names. The CRN Grab Bag comprises stocks picked at random from a list submitted by CRN editors.

Proving the market confusion, the CRN Grab Bag outperformed many of the experts in the most recent quarter. CRN’s picks moved up

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30 Jun

Don’t Let The Market Kill Your Enthusiasm

Posted in Markets on 30.06.13

mkyeCorporate America has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the past decade. When the stock market soared past 11,000 on May 3 nearly everyone displayed confidence in the future. But the economic landscape still isn’t as giddy as it was before the reality of troubled foreign markets hit many minds. Asian markets last year declined by as much as 80 percent. Latin America, the fourth largest U.S. trading partner, slowed from a record high growth rate of 5 percent in 1997 to an estimated 1.5 percent in 1998. Russia and Eastern Europe

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18 Jun

Is Value Really Ever A Value?

Posted in Markets on 18.06.13

ivreav“The move to indexing and near indexing continues to be an underlying theme,” says David Bullock, senior consultant for Eager Advisory. “The other theme of the study is that people are comfortable with value investing and the portion of their portfolio … in value will stay about the same.”

Roughly 86% of the 321 plan sponsors polled by Eager Advisory hold value investments in their portfolios. The total average allocation to value, currently at 31%, will make a minimal drop to 30% by 2001, according to the survey, which was

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