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Uncovering Opportunities in Emerging Markets

By Mark Kiesel, Pimco, Emerging markets have underperformed expectations, but the longer-term secular outlook remains constructive for many regions. Highly [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Own a Chain Franchise?

McDonald’s To become a McDonald’s franchisee, you’ll need to start with $750,000 of non-borrowed personal resources. Burger King To purchase [...]

Apple Tops List of World’s Most Valuable Brands

By Douglas A. McIntyre February 18, 2014 6:18 am EDT Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sat atop a new list of the [...]

A Look Back At The First Quarter

By JC Parets, Now that we’re officially in the second quarter of 2014, we can look back at Q1 to [...]

Apparently There’s A ‘Goldilocks’ Hedge Fund Size

By Linette Lopez, Business Insider, Apparently hedge funds of a certain size are best at getting the market ‘juuuuust right.’ [...]

Gundlach – Rates Will Remain Low in 2014

By Robert Huebscher, Slowing economic growth, low inflation and a lack of motivated sellers will keep interest rates depressed, at [...]

Russia-EU Trade Infographics

Illustration of Economic Interdependence By Pater Tenebrarum, RT and Der Spiegel have recently published a few infographics on trade between [...]

How China (and the Rest of the Emerging Markets) Spend Today

By Matthew O’Brien, The Atlantic, After 30 years of catchup growth, consumers around the world are starting to look more [...]

8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have In Common

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/12/successful-people/ I’ve posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders… Looking back, what patterns [...]

Booze Map of the World Crushes Our Spirits

Illustration credit: Richie King, Quartz; (click for larger image) America! We have some work to do. Not only are we not [...]

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