I read the recent news of the big names who wrote $100 million checks to Theranos and wondered how they could have made such gigantic bad bets. Are there parallels to the Madoff scandal?
A veteran medical technology investor concludes that there may be two big reasons they agreed to invest in Theranos — it seemed to offer a compelling mission to the managers of their family offices....more>>>
Hows that New Year’s resolution to get back to the gym going? Yeah, thought so. But if you find the right facility, you have plenty of time to shape up in time for beach season.
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Do a test workout. Take advantage of the free trial at a few gyms. Be sure to go when you typically work out, try the classes and use the locker room.....more>>>
Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the safe stocks to buy, in blue chips, in a nice ladder of bonds, and do just fine.
Alas, the market has significantly changed. Much of this is due to the historically low interest rates weve had.
The problem with the Federal Reserves attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields,....more>>>
Friday brought 2016 to a close for the stock market, and major market benchmarks limped into the long weekend with losses. The Dow fell 57 points, finishing the year almost 240 points shy of the much-anticipated 20,000 mark, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down between half a percent and nearly a full percent on the day. Yet despite the disappointment among some that the Dow didn’t manage....more>>>