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Hackers Hamper Market Strategy

On December 1, FireEye, a cyber-security firm, released a report detailing a year-long coordinated cyber-attack on over 100 health care and biotech firms. These hackers targeted executives who had key

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Economic Kung Fu

In the animated film Kung Fu Panda, a villainous snow leopard named Tai Lung desperately wants to obtain the secret Dragon Scroll that is said to hold the secret to


Biotech Grows Fight on Cancer

Wealthy humanitarians investing in challenging industries. Supercomputers team with pharmaceuticals to speed up diagnosis and access to treatment. Biotech company possibly going public in 2015. One of my favorite technologists


Market Strategy’s Fork in the Road

Knowing when to buy, hold or sell is the tricky part of investments. I’m an awful debater. Not because I don’t like a good back-and-forth battle of wits. I do.


Commodities Slump, Is Fracking the Culprit?

What is fracking? Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, fissures, etc., in order to force them open and allow more oil and gas to


Education Overload

When students don’t organize their college years very well, who ends up footing the bill? My son, a college junior, recently registered for the spring semester. As he described his


Market Focus Fixed on Commodity Cycle

Investors are growing increasingly distracted with year-end loose ends and the holiday season — so last week was a bit lackluster. The U.S. economy still looks to be the world’s


Commodity Breakdown

Three trends have come together and are igniting a deflationary environment. Central banks are fighting them with a fire hose of quantitative easing (inflation). The first trend and, it’s slow


Market Strategy and Biotech Hype

I’m sure you know by now… I LOVE investment systems. The benefits of a well-defined, data-driven, and rules-based investment strategy are many: • It removes the emotional component of your


Market Research Helps Play the Game

What kind of signs do you look for when investing in the stock market? It can be a game and let me show you how you can perfect it. One