Brian Parker

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The State of Everest: The Greats Weigh In

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

Investing

Apple losing its edge as a tech innovator, say 71% in global poll

Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company, has lost its edge among investors, according to the latest Bloomberg Global …

#FitchTheHomeless: Watch the Harsh (!) Anti-Abercrombie Video That's Gone Viral

Greg Karber -- a self-described "writer, performer, video-maker, cultural critic and entrepreneur" based in L.A. -- doesn't mince words. His YouTube …

Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding

Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history.<p>Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system is accelerating the collapse, says IDC. The new tile-interface is …

Hedge Funds

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [SLIDE DECK]

We at <b>BI Intelligence</b> have put together a comprehensive presentation on Mobile Payments that looks at how mobile payments work, the main players in the ecosystem, the two main approaches to mobile payments, why mobile payments will go mainstream, and the remaining barriers to consumer adoption.<p>We've …

FinTech

Bill Gates: Good Feedback Is the Key to Improvement

The world's richest man says everyone needs feedback beyond one-word descriptors.<p>Bill Gates, who recently reclaimed the title of the richest man in the world, took to the stage earlier this month for a TED talk on one of his pet causes: improving the quality of education. Specifically, the …

Soros and other top hedgies now love Google more than Apple

For a long time, hedge funds roped themselves to Apple and rode its remarkable rise higher. It was almost like they <i>had</i> to own it. The stock had such a large weight in stock market indexes, the so-called smart money risked severe under-performance by opting not to own the electronics giant. But as …