BioCatch is behavioral profiling software that hopes to trip up cyber criminals by recognizing when their actions don’t match up with who they're claiming to be. More »‘Invisible biometrics’ detect user identity by how they use the device
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The shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) have been on a steady climb since plummeting to $385.10 on April 19; but my sense is that the buying has largely been driven by retail investors and not from where it counts with the institutional money, based on my stock analysis. Insiders and the institutional money are not... More »The Dow Is at a Record High, but Institutions Are Selling
Bank stocks have been one of the strongest sectors in the market over the past year. Bank stocks have rallied sharply after many investors dumped shares on fears that the financial crisis might worsen. Those fears obviously never materialized, and many bank stocks have begun to resume paying dividends and generating profits. There are two... More »Is It Time to Book Profits in Bank Stocks?
Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight. More »Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing
Spending around the country rose this month! Retail sales are up .1%, and analysts had actually expected them to fall a bit. Prices for food and gas are falling, so Americans spent less on necessities, leaving more money for discretionary spending. CNN reports “a 1% gain in car sales in April was an important driver... More »U.S. Retail Sales Rise Unexpectedly
Introduction This is part two of a series on investing for growth, part one can be found here. One of my primary objectives for preparing this series is to dispel some of the common myths that many investors hold regarding investing for growth. For example, many believe that growth stocks are, by definition, riskier than... More »My Top 10 Fairly Valued Fast-Growing Stocks
The stock market continues to chug along, hitting new highs virtually every day. Back in early March, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 14,200 for the first time ever. It has continued to climb over the last two months and is currently sitting near 15,100. So far this year, the Dow Jones is up more... More »Record Stock Market Rally Leaving Half of Americans Behind
Gold bullion has attracted a lot of attention lately from both the bull side and the bear side. The main reasons: the continuous decline in the prices since the yellow metal reached its highs in 2011, and the recent sell-off, which caused more pain to the investors. Will gold go down further? Or is it... More »Bulls vs. Bears: What’s the Best Strategy for Gold?
One company that always reports early is NIKE, Inc. (NYSE/NKE). The company has doubled on the stock market since 2010, and it has more than tripled since 2006. This kind of stock market performance really is amazing. In just three years, a $12.5-billion company has become a $25.0-billion company. From Oregon, Bill Bowerman and Phil... More »How Five Hundred Bucks and a Handshake Created a Colossal Stock Market Winner
You are trying to back away from them but their stank is just ridic? They have no idea how bad their breath is! Especially when they eat the onion bagel with lox cream cheese! You’ll do anything to avoid their halitosis. Got me thinking. Do your taxes have bad breath? Your taxes only end up... More »Do Your Taxes Have Bad Breath?
There are a lot of other reasons why finance and accounting outsourcing is necessary for every business. The most identifiable reasons why you need the services of an outsourcing company are in this post. More »Is Outsourcing Bookeeping a “Yes” or a “No”?
While big business may have access to bank lines of credit and even government bailouts, small businesses usually don’t have the same financing resources. When an emergency strikes and you need cash, you need to understand how to finance your business through a rough period. Emergencies may include major equipment failures, serious cash flow shortages... More »How to Finance Your Business in an Emergency
Not everyone is happy with the current bull market, despite the fact that the S&P 500 and the Dow are headed for their fourth straight year of gains and seemingly more records to break. As the old saying goes, “the trend is your friend,” and so far, this has played out. Just take a look... More »Great Time to Play Stocks? Maybe Not for Everyone
The U.S. housing market is still under stress, and it will take a very, very long time for it to recover. Take a look at the chart below of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index—the most prominent indicator followed by economists to assess the health of the U.S. housing market. Chart courtesy of www.StockCharts.com Now consider... More »10.3 Million U.S. Homes Have Negative Equity
The key stock indices have been rising since the beginning of the year, and there is still room for them to rise even higher as optimism concerning stocks continues to grow. But the risks associated with the stock market are piling up very quickly—investors may be standing in front of a train wreck. I continue... More »NYSE Margin Debt Close to Pre-Financial Crisis Highs
There’s something fishy going on with China’s economic data—at least with those figures that are reported by the Chinese government. The reality in those numbers has always been questionable. Are the economic data compiled and reported by the Chinese government agencies correct and reliable? Are we seeing a major scam developing out of the country?... More »China’s Economic Reporting: Fact or Fiction?
Question: What app or software helps make managing your business finances a breeze? Question by: Ashley Stay on Track With Indinero “The most important financial metric for most startups is monthly cash flow. Indinero lets us easily see how much we’re spending each month by category so we can budget for the coming months.” -... More »11 Tools to Simplify Your Business Accounting
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 3.8 million jobs opening in the U.S. jobs market in the month of March, unchanged from February and lower than March 2012 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 7, 2013.) The hires rate, which is the number of people hired relative to those already working,... More »Jobs Growth So Far in 2013 Running Well Behind Last Year’s Pace