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A Costly Investing Bet against America

A Costly Investing Bet against America | Investment | Scoop.it

According to one prevailing narrative of the last few years, American capitalism is dead as a doornail and the postmortem looks pretty gloomy.

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Cuccinelli Lashes over Investment in Annuity Tied to a Dying Person

Cuccinelli Lashes over Investment in Annuity Tied to a Dying Person | Investment | Scoop.it

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, criticized his opponent for “gambling on the life of a terminally ill individual” and making a “despicable investment.”

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American Silver Eagle Borrows its Design from which U.S. Coin?

American Silver Eagle Borrows its Design from which U.S. Coin? | Investment | Scoop.it

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947.

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With David Pogue Hire, Yahoo Joins the Journalism Investment Boom

With David Pogue Hire, Yahoo Joins the Journalism Investment Boom | Investment | Scoop.it

Following in the footsteps of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and venture capital firm Accel Partners, Yahoo has pumped new money into original journalism.

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Washington Bickering has Killed Nearly 1 Million Jobs

Washington Bickering has Killed Nearly 1 Million Jobs | Investment | Scoop.it

Economists increasingly see lasting damage from the drawn-out budget bickering, with a new study contending that political standoffs have cost the economy 900,000 jobs in 2013 alone.

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Gold Standard Radio Show for October 14th by Merit Financial

Gold Standard Radio Show for October 14th by Merit Financial | Investment | Scoop.it

Radio host Brian tears into Washington lawmakers for their lack of progress and cavalier attitude toward breaching the U.S. debt limit.

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The 102 Finance People You Have to Follow on Twitter

The 102 Finance People You Have to Follow on Twitter | Investment | Scoop.it

Business Insider has compiled a list of the best of financial Tweeters for you to use. Some of them you'll definitely recognize from financial media, other are completely anonymous.

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Precious Metals Market in Review

Precious Metals Market in Review | Investment | Scoop.it

On the Gold Standard Radio program presented by Merit Financial, Brian reviews the past trends in the precious metals markets and discusses why is the U.S. government suddenly hoarding gold?

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What’s Moving the Gold Market of Late? Courtesy of Merit Financial

What’s Moving the Gold Market of Late? Courtesy of Merit Financial | Investment | Scoop.it

On the Gold Standard Radio show Brian covers what's causing the consolidation in the gold market and what to expect as a result of the impasse over the U.S. budget.

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Gold Standard Radio Show for September 25, 2013

Gold Standard Radio Show for September 25, 2013 | Investment | Scoop.it

On the Gold Standard Radio program presented by Merit Financial, Brain recaps what moved the precious metals markets of recent.

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Gold Extends Gains on Fed Decision

Gold Extends Gains on Fed Decision | Investment | Scoop.it

Market Updates for September 19th on Merit Financial noted that gold prices edged up in late-morning trading, soaring to a one week high.

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Summers Falls, Thanks to the Senate Banking Committee

Anyone who has worked in a large corporation knows that often times really competent people don’t move ahead and those who make error of judgment move ahead with great gusto.

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Here's a Tax Increase Republican Lawmakers Support

Here's a Tax Increase Republican Lawmakers Support | Investment | Scoop.it

Republicans in Congress don't usually fight for tax increases. But GOP senators balked when Democrats proposed delaying a new temporary fee on everyone covered by health insurance.

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Gold Standard Radio Show on Merit Financial for October 24th

Gold Standard Radio Show on Merit Financial for October 24th | Investment | Scoop.it

On the Gold Standard Radio program, host Brian Baker discusses everything from central banks to government debt to the decline of the American spirit.

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China's Baidu Challenges Alibaba with Financial Services Platform

China's Baidu Challenges Alibaba with Financial Services Platform | Investment | Scoop.it

Baidu Inc will launch an online wealth management platform, as China's biggest Internet search company moves away from its advertising business to compete against Alibaba & Tencent Holdings.

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Boost for London as China Agrees to Loosen Yuan Investment Rules

Boost for London as China Agrees to Loosen Yuan Investment Rules | Investment | Scoop.it

Beijing will give London-based institutions the right to invest directly into China using the Yuan, giving the City an edge over other financial centers fighting for business.

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Ed Davey Hopeful of 'Massive' Energy Investment

Ed Davey Hopeful of 'Massive' Energy Investment | Investment | Scoop.it

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said a "massive" wave of investment in nuclear and other technology from China, Japan and Korea would help secure the U.K.'s future power supply.

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A New Investment Bank, Kimberlite, to Focus on Advice

A New Investment Bank, Kimberlite, to Focus on Advice | Investment | Scoop.it

Kimberlite plans to offer only advice & merchant banking services, without underwriting, lending or trading businesses. Also, it plans to focus on two areas - real estate & financial institutions.

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Budget Showdown Weighs on Stock Markets

Budget Showdown Weighs on Stock Markets | Investment | Scoop.it

The mood in financial markets was cautious as the partial government shutdown entered a seventh day & lawmakers appeared to be making little headway in raising the country’s debt ceiling.

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When Should You Begin Taking Social Security? It Depends

When Should You Begin Taking Social Security? It Depends | Investment | Scoop.it

Baby boomers who already have not reached this milestone will soon be confronted with a decision - either to begin receiving Social Security benefits as soon as they are eligible, or wait.

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How to Save the Investment Research Industry

The investment research industry has faced structural challenges for the past decade. Despite this, the industry has not wholeheartedly embraced innovation in its business processes.

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Is Business Investment Gap Stalling Recovery?

Is Business Investment Gap Stalling Recovery? | Investment | Scoop.it

Five years after the crisis, the "investment gap'' that Alcoa exemplifies stands as one of the most enduring and disabling legacies of the Great Recession.

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Buffett Lauds Bernanke but Laments Lack of Investment Bargains

Buffett Lauds Bernanke but Laments Lack of Investment Bargains | Investment | Scoop.it

The billionaire investor spoke one day after the central bank surprised investors by postponing its expected wind-down of monetary stimulus.

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A Case for Morality in Investment

As investors we have a seemingly never-ending list of responsibilities to ourselves, our children, our communities, etc., but the obligation to moral investing often gets left out.

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L.A. County Pension Fund is Taking Heat over Hotel Investment

L.A. County Pension Fund is Taking Heat over Hotel Investment | Investment | Scoop.it
Workers at an Embassy Suites in Irvine who are trying to unionize are pushing the L.A. County Employees Retirement Association to help them or unload its investment in the hotel.
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