Robinhood – the stock trading platform that promises to revolutionize an industry (and we don’t doubt it considering they’re backed by Google) – is now officially available for download. The app has been available on iOS for almost a full year, albeit through a quite stringent invite-only process. As for a desktop version? It doesn’t exist (and possibly never will).Whereas most […]
Last Thursday we saw a tale of two biotech companies. If you need evidence investing in medical research stocks is a lottery, this is the story for you.First we have Sirtex Medical, a Sydney-based company that provides radioactive treatment to help extend the lives of patients suffering from liver cancers.Its shares jumped 28 per cent after it revealed stronger-than-expected results […]
When many of us think of investing, our thoughts immediately jump to the idea of picking stocks. The hope is to find the “hot tip” or get in at the “right time” in order to make a lot of money in a short period. We talk about investing as though it’s the same as stock trading when it’s not.
William Bernstein, […]
At what point do you simply throw up your hands and “Alright, I’m in,” when it comes to buying into the incredible value in Regent Park?Every day, I scroll through new listings on MLS and I scoff at the low prices of condos on Cole and Sackville Streets, and I wonder when buyers will start flocking there in droves.I don’t […]
Shares of Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGNT) and Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IPXL) were up on Wednesday, after analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Tuesday.
The analysts initiated coverage of Sagent with a Buy rating and a $29 price target. They say they have always liked the biotech company’s “focus on the attractive generic injectables segment but now believe […]
During a recent chat with a long-time investing-minded friend, the topic naturally drifted to the recent strong market performance and what that meant for our goals.Perhaps like many others, our goals can be broken up into two separate but related hopes. One, the mildly optimistic version, is that we save and generate enough investment returns to retire comfortably — live […]
Who is in the KnowfictionEdward w PritchardIt is humbling to contemplate how many folks have come before us and how few of them have left a mark that they were here.Author writes he is fascinated by unknown cave dweller who took time out to draw an outline of His or Her hand.Have we evolved past that statement?Author has been thinking […]
If you follow stock-market punditry obsessively like we do, you’ll quickly notice something.A handful of analysts speak English. But the vast majority don’t.Rather, they speak a language unique to the investment business.This language consists of market phrases that sound intelligent but don’t mean anything.The phrases don’t sound like they don’t mean anything, of course. On the contrary, they sound like they mean […]
Dec. 9, 2014, 10:20 AM
Bloomberg.comSee AlsoShanghai Stocks PlungedEuropean Markets Got CrushedThe Bond Market Doesn’t Look Ready For What’ll Likely Happen On December 17Stocks in Greece crashed on Tuesday. At the close, the Athens Stock Exchange Index was down a mindboggling 12.78%.That’s the worst fall since 1987.The steep decline comes after the announcement that Greece’s presidential elections are being brought forward […]
Posted: Sep 01, 2014
Nanotechnology and big data – the next industrial revolution?
(Nanowerk News) A report commissioned by the Lloyds Register Foundation, reviewing the potential implications of nanotechnology on the safety […]