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What went wrong with Facebook IPO

What went wrong with Facebook IPO

It’s been less than a week since Facebook went public, and while the IPO made CEO Mark Zuckerberg and many others very wealthy, the botched way in which the offering was done has sparked investigations, lawsuits and regulatory threats. It has also sparked a lot of anger toward the social media company, lead underwriter Morgan […]

This is what United States of America owes! (Biggest Holders of US Debt)

This is what United States of America owes! (Biggest Holders of US Debt)

With the United States government deadlocked in talks with the opposition over raising the debt ceiling; it is time to take a look at the US debt issue. Like all governments, the United States borrows hard cash through treasury bonds. It issues government securities that other countries and institutions buy. The US national debt — […]

ETrade vs. Scottrade vs. Ameritrade: Which is Better?

ETrade vs. Scottrade vs. Ameritrade: Which is Better?

E*Trade, Scottrade, and Ameritrade are today’s leading online brokerage companies that offer a simple way to buy and sell stocks. If you’re not an experienced investor, but still want to take a plunge into the stock market, learning about different options available can help you find out the benefits of each. Still, each brokerage offers […]

Must-knows before buying a house in India

Must-knows before buying a house in India

For most NRIs as well as the rest of Indians, buying a house is perhaps their biggest one-time investment. A decade back, most of the salaried people in the country and abroad would put their lifetime savings at the fag end of their career to buy a home for themselves. In the past one decade, […]

World’s 10 safest banks

World’s 10 safest banks

Be that as it may, bank stability seems to high on corporate and investor agenda now. And it is against this backdrop that the Global Finance magazine has published its 18th annual list of the world’s safest banks. The dust seems to be settling now after two eventful years that witnessed many financial giants drop […]

9 Great Tips From Stock Market Masters

9 Great Tips From Stock Market Masters

Great traders are created, not born. Those who lack discipline, persistence and self-confidence lose the never-ending challenge of trading profits. But those who survive the battle by using the tools used by the masters enjoy the fruits of consistent success. Different master traders use different methods and approaches. But what is that one aspect that […]

The world’s top 10 banks

The world’s top 10 banks

Lehman falls, Merrill sold, AIG nationalised. What next? Remember reading one such headline on a September morning in 2008? And the collapse did not stop there. From the United States to Iceland to Kazakhstan, banks and insurance companies were either acquired or merged or went belly-up thanks to a fatal combination of pure greed, bizarre […]

America’s top 10 bankrupt companies

America’s top 10 bankrupt companies

#1: Lehman Brothers With General Motors becoming the 99th American company this year to go under, the current year may go into record books with a dubious distinction of having maximum number of public company bankruptcies. So far, the record is held by 2001, when as many as 263 companies filed for bankruptcy in the […]

Why General Motors went bankrupt

Why General Motors went bankrupt

General Motors Corp filed for bankruptcy on Monday, forcing the 100-year-old iconic car major which has been one of the most visible symbols of American capitalism and economic might into uncharted waters of nationalization or government ownership. This is the third-largest bankruptcy filing in American history and the largest-ever US bankruptcy in the manufacturing arena. […]

6 worst things to do in a recession

6 worst things to do in a recession

Are we mired in a long-term recession or will the “green shoots” of economic growth we’re seeing be the real thing? Without a crystal ball we can’t predict an official end date to the downturn but we can safely tell you the six worst things you could do in the meantime:   Ignoring the situation. […]

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