November 2013

Jack Ma Takes in $5.75 Bil – And Takes on China’s Real Estate Barons

By Michael Cole, Mingtiandi, Not satisfied with sales of RMB 35 billion ($5.75 billion) over his e-commerce sites on a […]

The Death of the American Mall and the Rebirth of Public Space

All across suburban America, hundreds of shopping malls have become vacant and indebted hulks. Demographics and economics, from the decline […]

Portfolios With Purpose: Stock Picking for a Cause

By Steven Russolillo, WSJ Blog,   Stacey Asher has taken the art of stock-picking to a philanthropic level, with several […]

The Most Educated Countries in the World

Between 2010 and 2011, the percentage of adults with a college degree in the United States remained unchanged at 42%. […]

Structured finance

Structured finance is a broad term used to describe a sector of finance that was created to help transfer risk […]

As Stock Markets Surge, Could Twitter Finally Be a Good Way to Predict Trading?

By Douglas A. McIntyre, 247WallSt, There have been a long line of companies set up based on the ability to […]

East or West? Ukraine now has to choose its path

By MARIA DANILOVA, AP, According to an old folk tradition, if a man knocks on the door of a Ukrainian […]

The Most Important Variable Governing Market Prices

To the casual market observer, last week’s price action appeared to be dependent on every headline out of Washington. Strike […]

Active Versus Passive Scorecard: Emerging Markets Small-Cap Funds Are Big Active Winners

By Barry Ritholtz , From Bloomberg, Twice a year, Standard & Poor’s releases a “SPIVA Scorecard” — a report comparing […]

Icahn warns stock market could face ‘big drop’

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Jennifer Ablan, Reuters, (Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday said there was a chance […]