The NYSE And Wall St. Then And Now [GALLERY]
May30

The NYSE And Wall St. Then And Now [GALLERY]

With a market capitalization at US$14.242 trillion, the New York Stock Exchange is without a doubt the heavyweight stock exchange of the world. However, with its fast pace, reputation for complexity, and overall position as a dominant fixture in the world economy, it’s easy to forget that even the NYSE and Wall St. both came from humble beginnings. Started in 1792 when the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by only 24 stockbrokers,...

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Friday Investor Link Roundup: May 25, 2012 Edition
May25

Friday Investor Link Roundup: May 25, 2012 Edition

This is the first in a series of weekly link roundups of links we found particularly interesting over the past week or so. Hopefully our readers will find these links helpful in catching up on news they may have missed. If you have a link you think should be included, share it in the comments! Groupon jumps 17% on narrowing losses “Daily deals company Groupon on Monday reported narrowing losses and better-than-expected sales,...

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BREAKING: Facebook Bankers Cut Earnings Forecast During Facebook IPO Roadshow
May22

BREAKING: Facebook Bankers Cut Earnings Forecast During Facebook IPO Roadshow

  UPDATE: Now we know that apparently “The analysts cut their estimates because a Facebook executive who knew the business was weak told them to.” See: Here’s The Inside Story Of What Happened On The Facebook IPO 5/22/2012 – Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Thiel sell shares 5/24/2012 – Facebook, Morgan Stanley, and “Dumb Money”   Original post: From Business Insider: And now comes some...

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Be Strategic And Constant—But Not Annoying
May22

Be Strategic And Constant—But Not Annoying

Crowdfunding gives you the chance to invest early, before angels and VCs. (Photo Credit: Venture Beat) As our readers have probably realized, we’re excited about crowdfunding. We think it’s really going to level the playing field by giving retail investors a seat at the table with angel investors and venture capitalists. Not only that, but startups will now have another method of raising much-needed capital, thus extending...

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Why You Should Care About Crowdfunding: The Case of Facebook
May17

Why You Should Care About Crowdfunding: The Case of Facebook

The game is about to change for startups and entrepreneurs seeking seed funding to launch their idea. With the new Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBs) bill, individuals – for the first time – have a chance to buy early shares in a startup during an initial funding round, before angels, before VCs, before the IPO or acquisition, and before the point where most everyday people shake out after the IPO frenzy calms down. Startups...

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