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    Purchase a Florida vacation home to supplement retirement income
    Florida is a fabulous location to invest in a rental property because of the steady 300 days a year of sunshine. Right now, Florida vacation homes can offer as much as 7-10% cash flow returns, while keeping 17 weeks a year free for family and...
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    NAB Show 2015: How to Gain 60 Seconds of Happiness
    The Las Vegas Convention Center hosted the NAB Show last week from April 11 through April 16, 2015. NAB stands for National Association of Broadcasters. This showcased new technology coming out to enhance viewer experience. The whole concept of...
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    Funding Circle's: The Small Investors Gateway
    Are you an investor (small fish)who wishes you could invest in the companies that the sharks do? Are you continually striving to increase your portfolio to gain some respect? If so, it is time for you to relax and take a deep breath, because...
  • Marriage equality finances
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    Times are a 'changin goes the old folk song. And for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender couples in the Capital District, change means progress and a need to build a sound financial house.Marriage equality is the law in New York State, and...
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    NYC finance event forced liquidations and the cost of a liquidity premium
    International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF) and The Thalesians Present:Forced Liquidations, Fire Sales, and The Cost of Illiquidity: A Talk byAndrew WeismanInstitutional investors seeking diversification often build portfolios using...
  • Amazon reports larger than expected loss for the third quarter
    Amazon reports larger than expected loss for the third quarter
    Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, reported a large net loss for the recent quarter, disappointing shareholders and spreading doubt on CEO Jeff Bezo’s financial and business strategies, according to a New York Times article...
  • Katherine Foster
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    Your retirement spending guidelines
    How much should you spend when you’re retired? Interesting question. Even if you have a high net worth, you will face uncertainty over how much you can afford to spend in retirement – especially if you are a retired business owner or...
  • Cloud computing
    The state of the Cloud market today
    Any company who leverages technologies of IoT (Internet-of-Things or, as some call it: Internet-of-Everything), mobile, and big data and analytics, is using Cloud computing.The future holds a shift toward a richer, effective and convenient user...
  • Mayor Gray leads Trade Mission to China promoting economic development in DC
    Mayor Gray launches second DC China Center in Beijing today
    Today, Mayor Vincent Gray and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller celebrated the opening of the second DC China Center in Beijing. During the ceremony, Gray also announced the launch of the Greater...
  • Investment risks
    Fighting the investment risks that overshadow rewards
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    The relationship between investment risk and expected returns
    Risk is not really about volatility and market sensitivity – it is about ambiguity. Your quintessential risk/return graph fails to incorporate the uncertainty associated with riskier investments. Dodgier investments have higher expected...
  • Market efficiencies
    Not all markets are created efficiently
    In addition to the fact that the overall market can be dominated by market sentiment, certain sectors are particularly prone to inefficiency. There are several reasons why one financial market may be more inefficient than another. Two of these...
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    GICs and Savings Accounts – the park and ‘no-pay’ options
    When financial markets become a little uncertain – some investors get nervous. Uncertainty and nervousness can cause some investors to flee equities and jump into fixed income investments that they feel will provide more certainty and...
  • ‘The Love Punch’: Hopkins brings a new type of comedy dealing with today’s issues
    ‘The Love Punch’: Hopkins brings a new type of comedy dealing with today’s issue
    A modern day “Pink Panther” story that will definitely entertain and even make you laugh. Just imagine going to work one day and find out the company is closed and all your investments were with that company. What would you do? This...
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