Guest Post: Who needs big data? –

By Matthew Napleton, marketing director of ZizoThe promise is timely access to essential business insight; the reality is a massive dent in the CFO’s budget. So why are organisations still investing in big data projects?For any CFO concerned about throwing good money after bad on big data deployments that are simply failing to deliver the information the business needs, there […]

Retail Investors Returning To The Market – Business Insider

Business Insider/Matthew Boesler (data from E*TRADE)The stock market crash of 2008 has for many years caused an aversion to stocks among retail investors, but they may finally be coming back after a 188% run-up from the March 2009 lows.
Daily average revenue trades (DARTs) at leading online brokerage E*TRADE have been trending up since bottoming out in mid-2012, but in January, […]

Here's The Stock Market Chart The Bears Are … – Business Insider

Business Insider/Matthew Boesler, data from BloombergFriday, the S&P 500 index snapped a five-day losing streak, and today, it’s trading just five points shy of its all-time high at 1813.
The index is now up more than 28% in the year to date, and many market strategists are sanguine on the prospects for stocks in the remaining few weeks of the year […]

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MintLife investing expert Matthew Amster-Burton is answering questions from Facebook fans. If you’d like to ask Matthew a question about investing, retirement planning, or saving for college, drop us an email.
MintLife reader Patrick asks:
Would you consider an ETF like QQQ or SPY for a 5- to 7-year investment, or are these funds overvalued in the taper or non-taper environment?
and reader Nandar asks:
Heard the stock market may crash again […]