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$10: One Perspective On What Bitcoin Will Be Worth In 2014

$10: One Perspective On What Bitcoin Will Be Worth In 2014

The Wild West has become a popular metaphor for the unregulated Bitcoin market. Like in old cowboy films, the world of Bitcoin...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Why Even North Korea Outpaces The U.S. In Credit Card Security

Why Even North Korea Outpaces The U.S. In Credit Card Security

The ever-worsening news from Target’s breach of credit card and customer data highlights the need to implement a more secure U....

Jan 14 2014, 10:26am CST

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Fast Track Bill Presented But Progress On Trade Requires The President Stand Up To Detroit

<div> Last Thursday, legislation to restore “fast track” trade promotion authority was introduced in Congress.  The grant...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Week Ahead: Fasten Seatbelts For Earnings, Indicators & Budget Fight

Week Ahead: Fasten Seatbelts For Earnings, Indicators & Budget Fight

Stock markets shrugged off Friday’s confusingly low U.S. job creation numbers – so let’s see how they cope with an onslaught of...

Jan 12 2014, 7:06pm CST

Markets: 'First Five Days Of January Were Down--Does It Matter?' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

Markets: 'First Five Days Of January Were Down--Does It Matter?' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

With the media focused last week on the “polar vortex” extreme cold, Chris Christie’s “BridgeGate,” the jobs report shock, Fed...

Jan 12 2014, 10:46am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

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Beating Back The Bubble Babble

WITH STOCKS AT or near alltime highs, financial publications and market pundits are providing plenty of hot air as they inflate...

Jan 6 2014, 7:36am CST

Week Ahead: Mayer, Malone & Slew Of Market-Moving News

Week Ahead: Mayer, Malone & Slew Of Market-Moving News

The first full trading week of 2014 brings a slew of company and economic news that is potentially sensitive for investors. The...

Jan 5 2014, 3:11pm CST

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1)...

Dec 31 2013, 4:31pm CST

7 Ways To Protect Yourself Against A Data Breach

7 Ways To Protect Yourself Against A Data Breach

As business owners, we know that we could be doing a better job protecting our data.  We should be more responsible, have bette...

Dec 31 2013, 9:16am CST

Why 2014 Could Be An Explosive Year For Japanese Stocks

Why 2014 Could Be An Explosive Year For Japanese Stocks

Source: Bigcharts.com On December 5th, I published an update in which I showed an important resistance level at 16,000 that nee...

Dec 26 2013, 12:26am CST

Tesla, Tupperware And 8 Other Winning Stocks Set For A Slide In 2014

Tesla, Tupperware And 8 Other Winning Stocks Set For A Slide In 2014

The stock market roared ahead in 2013, putting the S&P 500 on track to end the year up 25%. With the U.S. economy showing s...

Dec 24 2013, 12:46pm CST

The Book That Predicted Obamacare's Failure -- And America's Rebirth

The Book That Predicted Obamacare's Failure -- And America's Rebirth

In three short months, Obamacare has exposed, with 200 proof concentration, the fundamental mismatch between government’s limit...

Dec 24 2013, 12:16pm CST

The Best And Worst Sports Stocks Of 2013

The Best And Worst Sports Stocks Of 2013

The stock market has been on a tear this year with the S&P 500 up 27%, fueled in part by the Federal Reserve’s easy money p...

Dec 23 2013, 1:07pm CST

Tapering Is Just One Reason Gold Bugs Aren't Happy Right Now

Tapering Is Just One Reason Gold Bugs Aren't Happy Right Now

By Dee Gill For gold investors, the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to taper its $85 billion-a-month bond buying program w...

Dec 23 2013, 12:46pm CST

Housing Outlook 2014: 10 Predictions From The Experts

Housing Outlook 2014: 10 Predictions From The Experts

In 2013, the housing recovery was a welcome bright spot on the economic pages: prices were shooting up, fewer homeowners were u...

Dec 23 2013, 12:26pm CST

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Tesla Torched The Shorts In 2013, While JC Penney Proved A Winner

This is a guest post by Karl Loomes, market analyst at Astec Analytics, part of SunGard. The views expressed are those of the a...

Dec 23 2013, 10:46am CST

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Why Did They Call It The "Federal Reserve" System?

One hundred years ago today President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, thus creating the Federal Reserve System, our cent...

Dec 23 2013, 9:36am CST

Why Are Stocks Rising?

Why Are Stocks Rising?

During 2013, many smart analysts and money managers voiced their puzzlement of why the stock market continued to rise in spite...

Dec 23 2013, 8:56am CST

Financial Repression From The Obama Administration: How Savers May Be Forced To Buy Federal Debt

Financial Repression From The Obama Administration: How Savers May Be Forced To Buy Federal Debt

By William Tucker As still another showdown over the national debt looms, some experts are concerned that the Obama Administrat...

Dec 23 2013, 7:16am CST

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Keynes and Copernicus: The Debasement Of Money Overthrows The Social Order And Governments

The United States Senate moves toward the confirmation of Janet Yellen, now posited for next January 6th, as chair of the Feder...

Dec 23 2013, 7:16am CST

Who Got Rich This Week: Blue Jackets Owner and Married Japanese Biotech Team

Who Got Rich This Week: Blue Jackets Owner and Married Japanese Biotech Team

Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market. The...

Dec 21 2013, 10:06am CST

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The Fed Will Still Provide Massive QE Next Year

The Federal Reserve announced this week that it will provide $75 billion of quantitative easing (QE) in January, a massive amou...

Dec 20 2013, 2:41pm CST

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12 Attractive Stocks For 2014 That Performed Superbly In 2013

After having gotten too obsessed with the Fed’s taper dance, investors need to get back to the basic business of investing. And...

Dec 20 2013, 10:56am CST

Bypassing Letters Of Credit With Real-Time 24/7 B2B Payments

Bypassing Letters Of Credit With Real-Time 24/7 B2B Payments

An oil and gas company in the UK was paying its Saudi and other suppliers $3 billion to $4 billion a year, using a letter of cr...

Dec 20 2013, 10:46am CST

U.S. GDP Grew 4.1% In Third Quarter, More Than Previously Estimated

U.S. GDP Grew 4.1% In Third Quarter, More Than Previously Estimated

New data shows the economy is growing, giving support to the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin cutting back on asset purchase...

Dec 20 2013, 9:06am CST

Five Powerful Quotes From Five Powerful People

Five Powerful Quotes From Five Powerful People

The people at the top of the business world are usually there for a good reason. Many of them have lived professional lives ful...

Dec 20 2013, 8:34am CST

100 Years Later, The Federal Reserve Has Failed At Everything It's Tried

100 Years Later, The Federal Reserve Has Failed At Everything It's Tried

On Dec. 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Owen Glass Act, creating the Federal Reserve. As we note its centennial,...

Dec 20 2013, 8:34am CST

Janet Yellen follows Ben Bernanke as Fed Chief

Janet Yellen follows Ben Bernanke as Fed Chief

Ben Bernanke will step down as Fed Chief in January. President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen....

Oct 9 2013, 7:35am CDT