Market News & Insights

Up Close and Personal: The New Age of Advertising

By Alex Salomon As I started writing about the new age and evolution of advertising and delved into the realm of future automated engines that will harvest data in one’s personal online social network to create automated friend/network experience-based advertising (as well as user-definable filters to help narrow and match reviews),…

Social Media Musings and The Information Age

Welcome to the Information Age, where word travels fast… real fast.  Where we can track news from many media outlets and across many different people watching those outlets on Social Media (i.e. Twitter). And everyone one from the traditional news media to your Twitter “Follow,” Facebook (FB) “Friend,” and LinkedIn…

Facebook and the Future of Targeted Search and Advertising

By Alex Salomon On May 18, we will likely witness Facebook (FB) rocket to a $100B capitalization. Pretty much every one has an opinion on Facebook and its IPO, even non-investors. And all sorts of discussions abound: the actual valuation of Facebook; its fight against Google (GOOG) and other emerging companies…

Navigating The Information Age and New Era of Social Media

Today’s global economy is as tough to pinpoint as it is to navigate. From QE and stimulus to austerity and sovereign debt to housing bottoms and jobs growth. Some say slow growth some say no growth. And some see giant green beanstocks. Let’s face it, reading and consuming the latest…

Interview: Take 5 With Dufour Capital

By Andrew Nyquist In late 2011, I was fortunate to connect with Sascha Freimueller and Ryan Held, two very bright, experienced industry professionals that were in the process of founding their own hedge fund, now known as Dufour Capital.  As you can imagine, I jumped at the opportunity to further educate…

Frugal Finance App Review: FastCustomer

By Kelly Hodges Imagine this not so uncommon scenario.  You receive your cable bill in the mail and there is an extra $10 charge that you do not understand, that you think is an error.  You are now faced with a decision.  Do you let it go (it’s only $10 after…

YOU MIGHT BE A TRADER IF…

By Andrew Nyquist YOU MIGHT BE A TRADER IF… • You wake up and start watching the markets, only to realize that it’s 2:00 in the afternoon and you’re still in your underwear thinking “I’ll shower in 10 more minutes…” • You understand fibonacci retracements, elliot waves, demark indicators, support, resistance,…

Bernanke Lathers up Equity Markets, Metal Heads

OMG, did he say QE may last forever? I feel like a school girl (or was that school boy? — cue, Lloyd Christmas please).  Comments early yesterday from Fed Chief Ben Bernanke sent the markets in a tizzy. He caught shorts leaning the wrong way, and properly lathered up the equity bulls for another run…

Cut Your Fuel Costs – There’s an App for That

By Kelly Hodges With gasoline prices eking up over the $4 mark, filling up the tank has become an excruciating experience.  And while public transportation, carpooling, and good old-fashion bicycle riding are great cost-efficient (and eco-friendly) alternatives to driving, many of us still heavily rely on our vehicles to get us…

Economic First Down… or Another False Start

By Joshua Schroeder In both 2010 and 2011 the US economy began growing at quick pace only to peter out later on in the year. Once again in 2012 we are out of the gates quickly with projections of the S&P reaching 1,500 all of a sudden being thrown about. So are we…