Is it a Bull or Bubble?
Mar10

Is it a Bull or Bubble?

The past two corrections have had investors crying recession, myself included. Technical analysts have made references to the 2008 Financial Crisis. The list of potential bubbles is long, and some of them could drop the market like it’s 2008. Bulls say the 2008 recession is still fresh enough in our minds to make us irrational about every correction, and that the market is going up from here. It’s been a few months, and the market has...

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5 Famous CEO Mansions
Mar11

5 Famous CEO Mansions

Ever wonder where the CEOs of your favorite companies live? In this week’s Trivia Tuesday, we’ll be showing you the homes of the CEOs of Amazon, Tesla, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter. Keep reading to learn more: 1. Jeff Bezos Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets to call Tom Cruise his neighbor. Located in Beverly Hills, Bezos’ mansion covers 12,000 square feet and has an estimated value of $27 million. Additional features to...

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Google Acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 Billion
Jan13

Google Acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 Billion

Today, the internet giant Google ($GOOG) purchased Nest Labs for a whopping .2 billion in cash. Although this deal doesn't top the list of the world's largest acquisitions which includes America Online Inc's acquisition of Time Warner Inc for $112.1 billion in 2000 or Exxon Corp.'s  acquisition of Mobil Corp in 1998 for $85.6 billion, it is interesting to see Google spend a significant sum of money on a relatively unknown company that...

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Real Estate
Jan12

Real Estate

Potential Benefits of Real Estate Investments Similar to the return patterns of other real assets, real estate returns also have low correlations with traditional investment vehicles, which adds a diversification benefit. Secondly, as real estate investment returns are directly linked to the rents, its income tends to increase faster in inflationary environments, allowing investors to maintain its real returns and potentially absolute...

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Left My Wallet in San Francisco (UPDATED: 12/27/13)
Aug21

Left My Wallet in San Francisco (UPDATED: 12/27/13)

 Techie Invasion Lately, I’ve been reading about a very interesting phenomenon occurring in San Francisco. Namely, this phenomenon can be summed up as: The Techie Invasion. Simply put, this phenomenon consists of young, relatively rich, technologically advanced individuals that work in Silicon Valley moving to San Francisco and driving up the prices of almost everything. So much so that the once iconic diversity of the City’s...

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Where to Invest when Interest Rates Could Rise Anytime
Apr02

Where to Invest when Interest Rates Could Rise Anytime

Where to Invest When Volatile Asset Bubbles Are Everywhere Optimistic prognosticators are claiming the worst recession in a century is finally beginning to show signs of recovery. Yet other key indicators still make some of us a bit nervous. With more than a 70% increase in the number of Americans on food stamps since 2008, it makes the “recovery” seem a bit less sustainable in the short-term. In fact, indications of...

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