NJ Regulators Allege ‘Massive, Nationwide Fraud’ by Real Estate Fund

Securities regulators in New Jersey have ordered Secaucus development firm National Realty Investment Advisors to cease what they characterize as fraudulent activity, alleging that the firm misled investors while funneling millions of dollars to executives and their families. The New Jersey Bureau of Securities said in its 63-page cease-and-desist order that NRIA had operated a … Read more

You’ll know the bear market is nearing an end when anxious investors push the ‘panic’ button

The end of the bear market is not close. That’s according to a contrarian analysis of stock market sentiment: the US stock market hasn’t yet experienced the extreme pessimism seen at major bottoms. It may certainly feel like there’s plenty of pessimism and despair on Wall Street. But that bearishness seems a mile wide and … Read more

NJ Regulators Allege ‘Massive, Nationwide Fraud’ by Real Estate Fund

Securities regulators in New Jersey have ordered Secaucus development firm National Realty Investment Advisors to cease what they characterize as fraudulent activity, alleging that the firm misled investors while funneling millions of dollars to executives and their families. The New Jersey Bureau of Securities said in its 63-page cease-and-desist order that NRIA had operated a … Read more

In Today’s Market, Poor Performance Still Pays

In a perfect world, public companies would compensate their executives commensurate with the creation of long-term shareholder value. Last year, the median compensation for US chief executives reached a record high for the sixth consecutive year, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. While most pay packages are bolstered by restricted stock units that … Read more

Weekend reads: Your guide to bear markets for stocks, crypto and, soon, housing

The S&P 500 index plunged 23.6% from its closing high on Jan. 4 through June 16. The damage has been broad – on June 16, 97% of stocks in the benchmark index were down, with more than a third dropping at least 5%. A bear market is no fun to wait through, but the US … Read more

Opinion: ‘The stock market is not going to zero’: How this individual investor with 70 years of experience is trading the bear market

Not many investors can claim a lifetime of stock-market success. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, + 0.75% BRK.B, + 0.46% comes to mind, of course, but what about Warren Kaplan? Who? Kaplan is an 85-year-old individual investor with 70 years of stock-trading experience. Kaplan grew up in a poor family in the Bronx, NY, … Read more

Opinion: ‘Liquidation panic’ has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets – and this may be the beginning of the end

The US stock market is experiencing a liquidation panic where everything is getting sold. The good news is such panics usually don’t last long. Analysis from Rob Hanna of Quantifiable Edges suggests a rare Inverse Zweig Breadth Thrust (ZBT). Although the sample size is small (n = 10 since 1926), the bearish implications of the … Read more

Opinion: With global stock markets in turmoil, a healthy corporate culture counts more than ever. Here’s what to know.

Corporate culture can be hard to define and even harder to measure – and it is among the most important factors shaping a company’s long-term performance. I’ve seen this up close at companies ranging from Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, -1.74% BRK.B, -1.57%, which I wrote about in “Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values,” to … Read more

A guide for new entrepreneurs on marketing your startup with social media

The means of marketing a business comes in many forms but with the number of times a day that prospective customers check their social media platforms, it is a good idea for small-business owners to at least explore using social media to spread the word about their startup. Platforms such as Facebook FB, + 5.42%, … Read more