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  • Ponzi Schemes Remain a Threat to Investors - 4 September 2014
  • Hi-yield investment and Ponzi schemes remain among the top threats to investors and small business owners according to a list compiled by security regulators in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Despite the name-and-shame publicity given to various scammers, investors continue to be drawn in by promises of high rates of returns, giving scam artists the opportunity to fleece investors.

  • WBAA – Supporting Angel Investors Worldwide - 23 June 2011
  • Angel investors are essential to entrepreneurs, and indirectly support job creation and economic development through their investments. Oftentimes the positive effects of angel investing are limited to the local community and economy. Established in Estoril, Portugal, on October 10, 2007, and operating as an international non-profit organization based in Brussels, the World Business Angels Association (WBAA) focuses on promoting the exchange of knowledge relating to angel capital financing on a global scale.

  • Golden Seeds – Encouraging Growth - 16 June 2011
  • With more than 170 accredited investors, and locations in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, the network of angel investors known as Golden Seeds is dedicated to investing in start-up, or seed, companies led by women. In addition to financial investing, either directly or via a managed fund, Golden Seeds members invest their time and expertise. In this way, business women are supported both financially and intellectually, to grow their companies to the benefit of themselves, employees and the economy of the country. Sectors supported by Golden Seeds include technology, consumer products, life sciences and software.

  • HP, Dell Lock Horns Over 3PAR - 30 August 2010
  • As the business world becomes ever more reliant on technology in order to function efficiently and remain competitive, there is plenty of behind the scenes wheeling and dealing going on between major players in this fast-moving sector that investors may want to keep track of. A merger bid by Dell, and the subsequent raising of the stakes by Hewlett Packard, for a company that reportedly has not managed to turn an annual profit since it became a public company three years ago, has been drawing a great deal of interest. The company at the center of attention is Fremon, California, based 3PAR, which received and accepted a merger bid from Dell, only to announce on the weekend that the board of the data storage company would be terminating its merger agreement with Dell in favor of the offer by HP, which it considers to be a "superior proposal".

  • Gas Prices Falling in Line With Oil Prices - 25 January 2010
  • While declining oil prices over the last week have not necessarily caught the attention of consumers as much as they have speculators and impacted businesses, the falling gas prices have. Friday (January 22) marked the seventh consecutive day of falling fuel prices with the current national average at $2.73, according to Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service.

  • Oil Slides Back Toward $74 - 21 December 2009
  • As temperatures plummet with the winter months in many parts of the US, some speculators appear to be expecting increased crude demand to result. Benchmark crude oil prices were up $1.22 to $73.87 in early Friday (December 18) morning trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Fundamental Analysis in Investing - 8 October 2009
  • A dictionary definition of the word "fundamental" describes it as "being an essential part of, a foundation or basis" and this is certainly true when it comes to fundamental analysis in investing. When the market is flourishing, even an uninformed investor has a good chance of making some money, but in today's economic climate, the more reliable information an investor has and understands, the more likely he is to reap some rewards. So what does fundamental analysis involve?

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