The Birth of Hedge Funds
Alfred Winslow Jones was a financial journalist before he became a wildly successful investor who would be known as the father of the hedge fund...
What Goes Around Comes Around
Bob Burg started out broadcasting the news on radio and television. But it is the information he has imparted for 18 years now as a...
Before Obama Speech, American Energy Innovation Council Pushes Agenda
With President Obama set to address the Gulf oil spill, cap and trade legislation, and alternative energy sources in a speech to the nation Tuesday night, June 15, the country's top business leaders want it known they have ideas of their own.
Land of Milk and Money
In their recent book, Start-Up Nation, Dan Senor and Saul Singer argue that one of the main reasons Israel has had such success in starting...
THE ETF EXPERT: Assets Pouring into Water ETFs
Who would not want to own companies that produce or distribute an item that is essential for human life, exists in limited quantities, and has no known substitutes?
Alternative Energy Twisting in the Wind
Last July in this column ("Energy Is in the Air"), I wrote enthusiastically about T. Boone Pickens's plans to build the world's largest wind farm...
Changing Shades of Blue
As of December 31, 2008, the top five holdings in Massachusetts Investors Trust, which this year celebrates the 85th anniversary of its founding, were the...
Sometimes heroes are not all they are cracked up to be. Consider the case of Richard Whitney, whom Time magazine labeled "Hero Whitney" for his...
Success, with Strings: Searching for Alpha, March 2009
What's the best way to play the eventual recovery? If you're Warren Buffett, the answer is (mostly) shunning common stock in favor of higher tiers of the capital structure.
MARK IT TO MARKET
Global equity markets lurch in waves of volatility. Banks are loathe to lend, withholding the lubricant that makes economies function. At the epicenter of the...