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10 Terms You Must Know Before Raising Startup Capital

There are a lot of ways to get tripped up while building a company. Failing to understand financial jargon shouldn’t be one of them.<p>It’s not that investors and venture capitalists are evil or anything. It’s just that their interests don’t perfectly align with those of entrepreneurs. You want to …

Hedging Your Portfolio Against Obamacare, Hyperinflation And King Dollar

I don’t consider myself a conspiracy theorist, chicken little, or perma-bear but some of the things going on within our political system and economy have me concerned. Enough so, that I think everyday investors as well as retirees need to consider developing some long-term strategies to offset some …

5 Big Mistakes Investors Make -- And How To Avoid Them

PHILADELPHIA — Look around you. How do you compare?<p>Like the vast majority of people, you probably think you’re above average.<p>Although it’s impossible that the vast majority of people outshine half their peers, illusory superiority, as the phenomenon is called, is alive and well.<p>Take, investing for …

Yelp vs. Angie's List: A lesson for social media investors

One of the many lessons of investing in social media stocks is this: Companies that create a system in which vast amounts of free content wash around often find themselves awash in money.<p>It's worth thinking about as Twitter Inc. heads for its initial public offering, perhaps as early as this coming …

The Week Ahead: Will November Surprise the Bulls or Bears?

The stock market surprised the majority of analysts again in October as the S&P was up 4.4%, the Nasdaq 100 was up 3.8%, and the Russell 2000 gained 2.5%. The Dow Industrials did a bit better than the small caps, for a change, as it was up 2.7% but the Dow Transports led the pack, up close to …