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  • Bitcoin price tumbles following Trump’s criticism

    07/15/2019 9:52:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2019 | Katherine Lam
    The price of bitcoin tumbled Monday after President Trump Opens a New Window. tweeted Thursday that he was “not a fan” of cryptocurrencies and criticized Facebook’s Opens a New Window. Libra digital currency that’s set to launch next year. Bitcoin price briefly hit below $10,000 just after midnight Monday, a two-week low for the leading digital coin, Coindesk’s data Opens a New Window. showed. The cryptocurrency appeared to rebound slightly to bring it past $10,000 as of Monday morning. It’s unclear what caused the sudden price drop, but it comes just days after Trump took to Twitter to slam cryptocurrencies....
  • Wealthy Buyers Say ‘So Long’ to South Beach: Brokers say the neighborhood is losing luster [tr]

    06/28/2019 4:03:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2019 | Candace Taylor
    Miami’s South Beach is on the outs. Once famous for its art deco architecture and nightlife, it is gaining a reputation for crowds and wild partying. High-end buyers aren’t impressed, say real-estate agents. Miami Beach gets about 12 million visitors a year, nearly double the number 10 years ago, said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales. A slew of new hotels on Miami Beach is attracting the masses, he said. And, as other spring break destinations work to stem the flow of student partyers, Miami Beach has become their “it” destination. The crowds bring traffic and litter, said Ceci Velasco,...
  • Insight from Experienced Investors Sought

    06/20/2019 8:22:33 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 67 replies
    6/20/2019 | sonrise57
    I don't know if this kind of question is allowed on Free Republic, but given that we have lots of people who have created wealth for themselves on here, I am wondering about something. I came into $2000 unexpectedly and thought I would use it to learn how to invest in the stock market as an independent investor. Thankfully, if it went away tomorrow I would be fine. I opened up an account on a low-cost online brokerage. This brokerage has investment ratings--- A, B, C, D, etc. I am wondering if these have any value or are they bupkus?...
  • Biden on "stepped-up basis"

    06/12/2019 9:37:24 AM PDT · by TIElniff · 11 replies
    I'm surprised that there has been no (or little) comment about Biden's suggestion to eliminate the "stepped-up basis" on capital gains at the death of the investor. What gives?
  • We Demand Dividends

    06/09/2019 4:43:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | June 9, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    Baby Boomers are retiring. Most are now starting to take their pensions and Social Security. The more fortunate are beginning to dip into their IRAs and 401Ks. As we reach this milestone, our views tend to harden. We are growing less tolerant. Some may call it cranky. We don’t buy a lot of the nonsense that is shoved down our throats by so many of the so called experts on television. We frequently find ourselves yelling back at them. We are even less tolerant of all the politically correct BS. As our circulation slows, we look forward to spending more time in...
  • NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland saves 90% of his pay

    04/17/2019 11:13:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-06-2019 | Staff
    “I came out of Penn and I was signed to a one-year, $1.2 million contract,” said the 27-year-old Copeland. However, following a severe injury, “I probably really only saw maybe $25,000 to $35,000 of those dollars before being released by the team.” Since then, Copeland says he’s learned to live on less. In fact, he said, he spends only about 10% to 15% of his income. “I’m not too flashy; I don’t need a lot.” “I realized that I have it backwards,” he said of his early days in the league. “I need to be maximizing every single day I...
  • Money Observations: When Investing Seems to go down a Black Hole (Part 2)

    03/30/2019 7:44:39 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 30 replies
    Vanity | 3/30/2019 | Self
    When Investing Seems to go down a Black Hole (Part 2). Lately the market has been weird. The S&P went down 3% on some bad news last Friday and it still hasn't recovered yet. And my investments in our 403B seem to be going down a black hole. Even though we are investing 24% it still seems like we can't get over the high water mark of last October. Is it time to make changes or even think of bailing out? Well let's first take stock rather than do the worst thing and make financial decisions based on emotions. 1)...
  • ‘American Pie’ singer Don McLean has made $150 million in his career — here’s how he’s invested it

    03/26/2019 8:26:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 03/26/2019 | Steve Kutz
    McLean talks with MarketWatch about the only two stocks he owns, the meaning of ‘American Pie,’ and why he’s never had an assistant. In 1971, Don McLean released the album “American Pie,” and the title song became one of the most famous — and successful — ever made. It came out at a time of major political and social upheaval in America, and captured a feeling of loss. The song runs for over eight minutes, and is No. 5 on the list of best songs of the 20th century. Now 73, McLean talked with MarketWatch about his most famous song,...
  • Uber’s Great Idea to Offer their Drivers Equity at IPO Price

    03/01/2019 1:37:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/01/2019 | Kevin Williamson
    Uber and Lyft, the two ride-hailing giants, both are planning initial public offerings of their stock. And both of them are doing something interesting: offering their most valuable drivers cash bonuses that can be exchanged for equity at the IPO price — giving them the opportunity to buy in on the same terms as the big Wall Street players. This is an excellent idea, and one that should be encouraged. As the Wall Street Journal reports: Comments It is typically hard for an ordinary investor to buy a company’s stock at its IPO price before it begins trading on an...
  • Infrastructure For The Next Century: What Americans Will Need To Build Next

    10/24/2018 12:14:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 3, 2018 | Michele Lerner
    If Elon Musk’s Boring Company succeeds, the fantasy of slipping into a pod and being whisked from Washington, D.C. to New York City in less than 30 minutes may become a reality. As startling as that might be, such transformational projects are nothing new. Think of how Americans of a half-century ago felt once the national interstate highway system was complete and a cross-country road trip shortened from two weeks to five days. Infrastructure improvements in the U.S. – such as the interstate system, built in the 1950s and 1960s, the first transcontinental railway in the 1860s, and the Erie...
  • How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

    09/03/2018 5:55:10 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 139 replies
    NY Times ^ | Steven Kurutz
    Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012. He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device. The job was high-pressure: He had to document every step for the Food and Drug Administration, and a coding error could lead to harm or death for patients. Mr. Jensen was making about $110,000 a year and had benefits, but the stress hardly seemed worth it. He couldn’t unwind with his family after work; he spent days huddled over the toilet. He lost 10 pounds. After one especially brutal workday, Mr. Jensen Googled...
  • Facebook's CIA Friends - Connections count at FB. And Google

    04/11/2018 5:32:23 AM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    BullionVault ^ | 04-10-2018 | Addison Wiggin
    HAS the recent Facebook data scandal got you a little paranoid about sharing information on the internet? asks Jody Chudley, financial analyst for The Daily Edge, in Addison Wiggin's Daily Reckoning. I don't blame you. After all, Facebook has access to some of your most personal information. I'm talking about every message you've ever sent or been sent, every contact in your phone and even access to your computer's camera and microphones. Now would you like to get a lot more paranoid? Okay. Let me introduce you to a company called In-Q-Tel. This is a venture capital firm funded by...
  • UPS makes $41 million 'strategic cross-border investment'

    02/07/2018 10:02:28 AM PST · by spintreebob · 4 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | 2-6-18 | Eric Mandel
    UPS said Tuesday that it is making a "strategic cross-border investment" that serves a manufacturing region across New Mexico, Texas and part of Mexico. The Atlanta-based logistics giant announced development of a new package operations center to support commercial and residential commerce in the growing North America Borderplex. The $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas adds 153,000 square feet of new processing capacity to the UPS Smart Global Logistics Network for automotive, electronics, appliances and machinery producers, according to a news release. It is expected to begin operating in late 2018. The investment stretches into Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico,...
  • America First: European CEOs Go One By One To Tell Trump They Are Investing Billions

    01/26/2018 11:13:22 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/25 | Benny Johnson
    Full title: America First: European CEOs Go One By One To Tell Trump They Are Investing Billions Back In The US President Donald J. Trump hosted a dinner with European business leaders and CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Thursday evening. Trump has been making the rounds in Davos, holding bilateral meetings with other world leaders and conducting business roundtables. Trump met with various business leaders in shadow of the recent economic boom in America. In a stunning moment, one by one, European titans of industry from companies like Adidas, Siemens and Bayer went around the table...
  • Home Depot just showed who will gain the most from corporate tax cuts

    12/08/2017 11:10:51 AM PST · by spintreebob · 99 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12-7-2017 | David J. Lynch
    With unemployment low and demand for new homes high, a company like Home Depot could be spending most of its surplus billions on raises for workers or the rollout of new stores. Instead, it is using $15 billion to buy back shares of its own stock, a move that will reward shareholders including chief executive Craig Menear. Home Depot’s statement was a reminder that corporate America may have other plans for that cash. Several companies already have indicated that they will use excess funds to pay off debt, increase dividend payments or repurchase their own shares rather than create new...
  • good stock or fund for immediate investment?

    12/04/2017 2:37:57 AM PST · by SteveH · 86 replies
    me | me
    any recommendations?
  • Centre approves 83,000-km highway projects worth Rs 7-lakh crore ($108 billion)

    10/26/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Moushumi Das Gupta
    In a fillip to India’s highway development programme, the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved a plan to build thousands of kilometres of roads and highways over the next five years at a cost of about Rs 7 lakh crore, a spending push that could help generate jobs and lift the economy. Announcing the Cabinet decision, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley called this public expenditure on infrastructure projects as “unprecedented” and “something which has not happened in the country till date.” The plan involves constructing 83,677 km of roads, highways, green-field expressways and bridges in...
  • U.S. Investor Optimism Rises Again, Hits 17-Year High

    09/13/2017 12:49:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Gallup ^ | 09/13/2017 | Jim Norman
    Index rises to +138, highest since +147 in September 2000Hike is latest in 98-point rise since February 201668% optimistic about stock market -- tied for highest percentage on record WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new surge of optimism among U.S. investors has pushed the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index to its highest level since September 2000. The index, after rising in every quarter since the start of 2016, leveled off in the second quarter at +124 before rising to its current +138 in the third quarter. The latest boost in optimism pushes the index almost 100 points higher...
  • Damages May Be Sought From Investors in Abortive Fyre Festival

    07/11/2017 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    The Recorder ^ | July 11, 2017 | Todd Cunningham
    With the finances of disgraced Fyre Festival concert promoter Billy McFarland being questioned, major investors in the concert-turned-fiasco are facing unexpected scrutiny and potential liability for the money lost. Unpaid vendors, employees and attendees of the Bahamas concert that was canceled before it began have filed 11 civil lawsuits, which include six class actions and five private suits, and all will be seeking damages.... ...McFarland was arrested in New York on June 30 and released on $300,000 bail the next day. The 25-year-old entrepreneur was represented by a public defender at the bail hearing, but has since retained Boies Schiller...
  • Saudi Arabia to Invest $20 Billion in Infrastructure, Mostly in U.S.

    05/21/2017 5:48:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/20/2017 | MICHAEL J. de la MERCED
    As President Trump begins his first presidential trip abroad in Saudi Arabia, an investment company run by one of his top supporters, the billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman, has secured an enormous investment from the Middle Eastern kingdom. The company, Blackstone, which Mr. Schwarzman helped found, said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had committed $20 billion to a new investment fund aimed at infrastructure projects, primarily in the United States. The commitment is about half of the capital Blackstone plans to raise for the fund. All told, including potential borrowed money, the new fund could invest more than...