Would You Rather Own The Unicorns, or Facebook?

Back in 2000 I was a biomedical engineering student at Virginia (who happens to be in the College baseball World Series, go Hoos!).  I was in love with genetics and all things biotech, but also spent plenty of time reading annual reports and buying and selling (often shorting) stocks.  One of the classes I enrolled in outside of engineering (if you are […]

Why Janet Yellen shouldn’t be trading stocks

In case you haven’t heard, suburban malls are on the way out (sorry Paul Blart). Some have become abandoned wastelands popular for ruin porn. Others have been torn down and turned into industrial sites.According to Ellen Dunham-Jones, an architect and professor at Georgia Tech, there are about 1,200 enclosed malls in the United States, and about one-third of them are […]

Not Your Average Millionaire: The Hit and Miss Career of James Altucher

The career of media mogul James Altucher could be likened to a 20-year roller coaster ride, or a sprint through a minefield. Few have experienced a career as erratic, and with as many highs and lows as that of Altucher. Despite his many setbacks, he has been a pace setter in the fields of finance, corporate ownership, management, writing, blogging […]

Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 Toronto: Day 2 Highlights

Highlights from the presentations by Big Data leaders from Aviva, Canadian Imperial Bank, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and University Health Network on day 2 of Big Data Innovation Summit 2014. By Anmol Rajpurohit, @hey_anmol, Aug 7, 2014.As many organizations are now working with unmanageably large data sets, the importance of using and maintaining an analytics platform which […]

Fuel Fix » Divestment campaigns struggle against stock market, profits

College students and supporters hold up signs at a rally to support fossil fuel divestment outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)HOUSTON — Environmental advocates across the country are urging foundations and universities to sell their investments in oil and gas companies, arguing they have a responsibility to withhold support from companies whose […]

Bright Lights, Big Data: Culturomics and Results-Based Reading …

Until about six months ago, when I finally fled the sinking ship of my academic career for the precarious lifeboat of freelance writing, I worked on the top floor of a sleek, contemporary building in the center of Dublin called the Long Room Hub. High and airy, it overlooked the venerable panorama of Trinity College. The building was intended as […]

New book: Big Data, Mining, and Analytics: Components of Strategic …

This book ties together big data, data mining, and analytics to explain how readers can leverage them to extract valuable insights from their data. Big Data, Mining, and Analytics: Components of Strategic Decision MakingBy Stephan Kudyba
Hardcover: 325 pagesPublisher: Auerbach Publications (March 24, 2014)ISBN-10: 1466568704Illustrating basic approaches of business intelligence to the more complex methods of data and text mining, […]

Retirement Woes Remain As Housing, Stock Markets Rebound

Despite a rebounding stock market and recent housing gains, retiring comfortably remains an elusive goal for the majority of Americans. Many whose plans for their “golden years” were disrupted by the recent recession must still work longer and save more to get back on track.Fidelity Investments, which has 12.5 million participants in 401(k) plans, said 35% of those who left […]

Aaii sentiment survey: pessimism rises to highest level since august

Source: pessimism among individual investors rose to levels not seen last since last August, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, bullish sentiment fell for the fifth time in six weeks. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 4.3 percentage points to 27.9 percent. This is the lowest level of optimism registered […]