President Trump says he’s having dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook, praises him for ‘investing big dollars in U.S.A.’

AP President Trump says in a tweet that he has dinner plans with Apple CEO Tim Cook. That dinner will likely take place in Bedminister, New Jersey, where the President has been since August 3.  Cook has been vocal in his disapproval of certain Trump Administration policies, particularly around immigration and trade. Diners in the […]

Factor-based investing spreads from stocks to bonds

COMPARED with equity investing, bond investing can seem stuck in the dark ages. As hedge funds and asset managers use whizzy algorithms to trade shares automatically, bond-fund managers still often call traders by phone. So when new investing strategies do arise, they make an even bigger splash. “Factor” investing is the latest example. This is […]

The growth of index investing has not made markets less efficient

IN THE autumn of 1974 Paul Samuelson, a prominent economist and Nobel prizewinner, issued a challenge. Most stockpickers should go out of business, he argued. Even the best of them could not always beat the market average. But there was a snag. “If this advice to drop dead is good advice, it is obviously not […]

In investing, as in poker, following rules works best

AT THE annual World Series of Poker, which begins this week in Las Vegas, the main event is the no-limit Texas hold ’em tournament. In the course of two weeks of gruelling knock-out play, several thousand players are whittled down to just two, playing “heads-up” for one of the WSOP’s coveted bracelets. In last year’s […]

This site cuts down on the cost of investing so you can make more money

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Many apps and online services help interested investors trade stocks, bonds, and options, and save up for the future. At $ 4.95/trade and $ 3.95/trade for active investors, […]

London’s Octopus Ventures raises $280 million to expand its seed and early stage investing

Octopus Ventures announced that it has raised an additional $ 280 million, bringing its total assets up to $ 1.2 billion as it continues to pursue international expansion of its early stage investment strategy. Founded just over a decade ago, Octopus has backed 89 startups through 199 funding rounds. That includes 16 new companies over […]

I’m a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

The first step to becoming an investor is choosing a broker-dealer and filling out the necessary paperwork.  Before choosing your account type and creating an asset allocation plan, first take stock of your current situation — your age is likely to affect the amount of risk you are able to take with your investments.  Finally, select […]

Purpose-Driven Investing Steps Out of the Shadows in Asia

Asia’s rich are finally getting serious about channeling more of their massive wealth into impact investing — as long as they can find projects offering market rates of return in countries and industries close to their hearts. Despite boasting more billionaires than any other region in the world and a raft of socioeconomic and environmental […]

Maple Leafs investing in Marlies to build Cup contenders at both levels

The sensible course for each NHL team is to build through the draft and have sound player development in the American Hockey League. The top-two Canadian-based clubs this season, the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs, are proof of this philosophy. Not only are the Jets and Maple Leafs considered legitimate Stanley Cup challengers, their […]

Here’s Why Big Automakers Are Investing in May Mobility, an Autonomous-Shuttle Startup

– Standing on a street corner in downtown Detroit on a brisk winter afternoon, Kevin Bopp watched in frustration as a large bus pulled to a nearby curb and dropped off its lone passenger. – “That’s one of ours,” he said, wincing toward the bus. – He’s not happy about that fact. Bopp is the […]