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Citigroup http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/1849/all/feed en Google trumps Microsoft to become second most valuable company http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121002/google-trumps-microsoft-become-second-most-valuable-company-id-1701712128.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s official!! Google is now the second most valuable company in terms of market capitalization, ahead of tech giant Microsoft and just behind Apple Inc. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/google.png" alt="Google trumps Microsoft to become second most valuable company" title="Google trumps Microsoft to become second most valuable company" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google shares jumped to $761.78, meaning its market capitalization stands at over $249 billion as of today while that of Microsoft Corp is just over $247 billion. Apple, meanwhile is way ahead of its competitors with its market cap standing at $618 billion. </p> <p>The stock price of Google has risen steadily in the past few months, thanks to some great moves that are paying off well. Its major revenue sources - YouTube video sharing platform, Android mobile operating system and its flagship search engine – are performing exceedingly well. </p> <p><strong>Citi boost</strong><br /> A Citigroup note proved to be a big booster for the company wherein the global banking behemoth had advised investors that its share price could "rise significantly in the 12 months ahead."</p> <p><strong>Word about competition</strong><br /> Google is carrying out innovations at a break-neck pace which takes it light-years ahead of most of its competitors. Over half of the mobile devices currently in operation are powered by Google’s Android OS and developers are showing tremendous interest in developing apps for it. </p> <p>The response to Microsoft Windows 8 can be best described as lukewarm. Though the company is giving a push to phones and tablets based on it’s yet to be released OS, which is being touted as best till date, it has not received as good a reaction as it would have wanted. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google trumps Microsoft to become second most valuable company</p> </div> </div> </div> Android Apple Inc Business Citigroup Google Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8 Top Story United States Windows 8 YouTube Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:04:05 +0000 Dinesh Dhiman 1701712128 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Morgan Stanley to slash 1600 jobs http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111216/morgan-stanley-slash-1600-jobs-id-1701711456.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's going to be a tough new year for many at Morgan Stanley. The Wall Street bank has disclosed plans to cut 1600 jobs in the first three months of the coming year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/080918-morganstanley-hmed-1230a.grid-6x2_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Morgan Stanley spokesperson told FOX Business, "As we conduct our year-end performance management </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Morgan, which is struggling with declining revenue in both trading and banking businesses, hopes the layoff will cut its costs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20111216/morgan-stanley-slash-1600-jobs-id-1701711456.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of America Citigroup Credit Suisse Goldman Sachs investment bank Job cut layoffs Morgan Stanley Services Top Story UBS United States Wall Street bank Wall Street firm Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:05:44 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 1701711456 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Citigroup data breach:Hackers steal 210K IDs from bank's site http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110610/citigroup-data-breachhackers-steal-210k-ids-bank039s-site-id-101701710521.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After Google and Sony, CitiGroup is the latest victim in a string of attacks by hackers on major corporations. The US bank has acknowledged that hackers stole personal information from of hundreds of thousands of its credit card customers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Citi_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, Citigroup reveled that hackers stole personal information from about 1 percent or abou</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The hackers broke into Citi Account Online, which holds basic customer information such as names, account numbers and e-mail addresses, the bank confirmed yesterday</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110610/citigroup-data-breachhackers-steal-210k-ids-bank039s-site-id-101701710521.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> acknowledged Business Citigroup credit card customers Google Internet sony Technology Technology The US bank Top Story United States Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:48:46 +0000 NeelamGoswami 1701710521 at http://www.themoneytimes.com The Pessimist's Guide to 2011 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101229/pessimist039s-guide-2011-id-101701708861.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">I'm a long-term optimist. You should be, too. But even when you're an optimist, a healthy amount of skepticism -- maybe even pessimism -- can do you good. It makes you a more stable optimist.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Citigroup_18.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="52" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101229/pessimist039s-guide-2011-id-101701708861.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101229/pessimist039s-guide-2011-id-101701708861.html#comments Berkshire Hathaway breaks Citigroup Consumers economy history internet rates investing Markets policy Returns United States valuation Wed, 29 Dec 2010 05:25:57 +0000 Morgan Housel 1701708861 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Can the Economy Recover in 2011? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101228/can-economy-recover-2011-id-101701708840.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;Before you get too excited, I'm not planning on throwing my hat in the ring with my own predictions for the economy next year. I find plenty of ways to be wrong, and that is the kind of make-me-look-silly opportunity that I'm more than happy to pass on.</p> <div style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Of course if that's what you're looking for, plenty of other more daring (foolhardy?) individuals have provided guesses.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/JPMorgan%20Chase%20logo_5.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="48" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101228/can-economy-recover-2011-id-101701708840.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101228/can-economy-recover-2011-id-101701708840.html#comments 2011 economy Bank of Montreal Citigroup consumer employment foreclosure Goldman Sachs Growth Markets quarter recover United States Tue, 28 Dec 2010 03:20:55 +0000 Matt Koppenheffer 1701708840 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 2 Unbelievable Bargains to Buy Right Now http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101223/2-unbelievable-bargains-buy-right-now-id-10145384.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">In our ongoing series of chats with Fool analysts and advisors, I've been asking them about the stocks on their watchlists and the catalysts that would induce them to buy. Today, the man in charge of training our analysts provides two excellent companies that he owns and believes deserve strong consideration for a spot in your portfolio – no catalyst required.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Citigroup_17.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="52" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101223/2-unbelievable-bargains-buy-right-now-id-10145384.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101223/2-unbelievable-bargains-buy-right-now-id-10145384.html#comments Business capital Citigroup dividend earning finance Invest large caps Market Markets Money price purchase Returns United States Wells Fargo Thu, 23 Dec 2010 04:17:42 +0000 Roger Friedman 145384 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Bernanke's Best One-Liners of 2010 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101222/bernanke039s-best-oneliners-2010-id-10145330.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Central banking isn't all grim and sober. These are my top one-liners for 2010 from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who really saved the best for last by delivering three of them during a single, exceptional set on CBS'<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit;">60 Minutes</em><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>at the beginning of the month.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Citigroup_16.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="52" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101222/bernanke039s-best-oneliners-2010-id-10145330.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101222/bernanke039s-best-oneliners-2010-id-10145330.html#comments answer Bank of America Bernanke Citigroup crisis Goal Investors Markets percent Prices resources United States Wed, 22 Dec 2010 05:05:53 +0000 Alex Dumortier 145330 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 7 New Taxes That Should Sneak Into the Tax Bill http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101221/7-new-taxes-should-sneak-tax-bill-id-10145301.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">In an ideal world, the budget would be balanced, the deficit minimized, and taxes low. Unfortunately, we live in the USA. None of these dreams are likely to be part of the economic reality anytime soon. Perhaps I can be of some assistance.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Wells%20Fargo_8.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="173" height="250" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101221/7-new-taxes-should-sneak-tax-bill-id-10145301.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101221/7-new-taxes-should-sneak-tax-bill-id-10145301.html#comments agency capital gain Citigroup Congress Markets reason United States Wells Fargo Tue, 21 Dec 2010 07:16:59 +0000 Nick Kapur 145301 at http://www.themoneytimes.com General Electric Wants to Be a Millionaire http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101218/general-electric-wants-be-millionaire-id-10145165.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 11px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; display: inline !important; "><a id="fck_paste_padding">There's an old investing saw -- of the gallows humor variety -- that says "it's easy to become a millionaire investing in stocks. All you gotta do is start out as a billionaire..." Well, it seems<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">General Electric</strong>&nbsp;<span class="ticker" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; ">(NYSE:&nbsp;</span></a>GE)&nbsp;aims to put that theory to the test.</p> <p><br /><a id="fck_paste_padding"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;A few months back, you see, GE Vice Chairman John Rice promised to spend $30 billion over the next two to three years in an effort to reinvent the company. The goal: to leave behind the days when GE's consumer finance business drove its growth efforts (into a ditch), and return to the company's roots as a maker of "stuff."</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/ExxonMobil%20logo_4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101218/general-electric-wants-be-millionaire-id-10145165.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101218/general-electric-wants-be-millionaire-id-10145165.html#comments Bank Hughes Business Citigroup company deal Dresser ExxonMobil GE General Electric major oil Markets millionaire plan United States Sat, 18 Dec 2010 03:54:12 +0000 Rich Smith 145165 at http://www.themoneytimes.com St. Joe Shares Popped: What You Need to Know http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101216/st-joe-shares-popped-what-you-need-know-id-10145119.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.</em><strong>What:</strong> Shares of beleaguered real estate developer <strong>St. Joe Company</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: JOE)</span> jumped as much as 13% in intraday trading on heavy volume.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><br /> </p><p><strong>So what:</strong> St. Joe's stock is flying today thanks to some unsubstantiated buyout rumors. And when I say "unsubstantiated," I mean that with a capital "U" and a double underscore. I found one source that said there has been some unconfirmed chatter that noted value investor Bruce Berkowitz -- who already owns a substantial position in St. Joe along with other embattled financials including <strong>AIG</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: AIG)</span> and <strong>Citigroup</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: C)</span> -- wants to take the company private.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/citigroup_208.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101216/st-joe-shares-popped-what-you-need-know-id-10145119.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101216/st-joe-shares-popped-what-you-need-know-id-10145119.html#comments Citigroup investing Investing St. Joe Company United States Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:23:54 +0000 Matt Koppenheffer 145119 at http://www.themoneytimes.com This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101214/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-10144982.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.</p> <div style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;But in "This Just In," we don't simply tell you what the analysts said. We'll also show you whether they know what they're talking about. To help, we've enlisted&nbsp;Motley Fool CAPS, our tool for rating stocks and analysts alike. With CAPS, we track the long-term performance of Wall Street's best and brightest -- and its worst and sorriest, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/JPMorgan%20Chase%20logo_4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="48" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101214/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-10144982.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101214/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-10144982.html#comments cheap Citigroup earning FBT JPMorgan Chase long term market caps Markets MasterCard perform Profit United States Wall Street Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:27:31 +0000 Rich Smith 144982 at http://www.themoneytimes.com The Downside of Financial Literacy http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101211/downside-financial-literacy-id-10144757.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Our mission at The Motley Fool is to educate, amuse, and enrich. We do this because we think -- no, we&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit; ">know</em>&nbsp;-- that people make better financial decisions when their financial literacy grows.</p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; font-size: 20.16px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />The idea might seem impossible to refute. But Lauren Willis at Loyola Law School has persuasively done just that. In a paper titled "Against Financial Literacy Education," Willis explains that there's "no reliable empirical evidence that financial-literacy programs are effective."</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Berkshire%20Hathaway_16.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101211/downside-financial-literacy-id-10144757.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101211/downside-financial-literacy-id-10144757.html#comments bankruptcy Berkshire Hathaway Canada Citigroup Consumers emotional examples financial educators hedge fund index funds Invest Markets Money Sat, 11 Dec 2010 05:15:49 +0000 Morgan Housel 144757 at http://www.themoneytimes.com US earns $12bn profit on Citigroup bailout http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101208/us-earns-12bn-profit-citigroup-bailout-id-10144399.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The treasury announced on Monday that it has sold its last 2.4 billion shares of the Citigroup at $4.35 per share to private investors, thus earning $10.5 billion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/CityGroup.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With this, government total proceeds from the bank comes to $57 billion. This includes sales of shares, dividends, and interest that the bank paid to the government.</p> <p>The government had to pump in billions of dollars in 2008 in Citigroup and other banking giants which had faced huge losses on mortgage and other loans. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The government earned 26.6 percent return on its investment, thus earning $12 billion dollar profit on the $45 billion dollar investment. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101208/us-earns-12bn-profit-citigroup-bailout-id-10144399.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101208/us-earns-12bn-profit-citigroup-bailout-id-10144399.html#comments Bailout Citigroup financial crisis income loans package Profit Services shares stocks Top Story Treasury United States Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:33:07 +0000 Anter Prakash Singh 144399 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 10 Really Simple Financial Lessons to Live By http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101207/10-really-simple-financial-lessons-live-id-10144177.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;If you liked&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit; ">The Black Swan</em>, you'll love Nassim Nicholas Taleb's latest book,&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit; ">The Bed of Procrustes.&nbsp;</em><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 22px; ">Unlike Taleb's previous books, there's no storytelling in this one. There are no predictions of future meltdowns. No warnings to idiot bankers. The entire book is simply a collection of hundreds of "philosophical and practical aphorisms" -- pithy one-line quotes full of meaning and importance.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;I've selected 10 of those quotes that struck me as financial lessons. Few were meant as such -- these are broad aphorisms not meant to be confined to finance -- but all provide at least some lesson that can help make you a better investor. Enjoy.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Berkshire%20Hathaway%20logo_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101207/10-really-simple-financial-lessons-live-id-10144177.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101207/10-really-simple-financial-lessons-live-id-10144177.html#comments Beazer Homes Berkshire Hathaway Buffett Citigroup dangerous default financial lessongs investing Markets Media price United States Mon, 06 Dec 2010 19:37:55 +0000 Morgan Housel 144177 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Hooray! Kardashian Kard Calls It Quits http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101206/hooray-kardashian-kard-calls-it-quits-id-10144147.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;Less than 30 days after its release, Kardashian sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe are pulling their endorsement of&nbsp;a fee-filled farce of a debit card&nbsp;that bears their name.&nbsp;Color me thrilled. The Kardashian Kard had nothing to offer.</p> <div style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;What's troubling is that, in pulling their support, the sisters do not acknowledge the product's drawbacks -- only the negative publicity they received as a result of their association with it.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/JPMorgan%20Chase%20logo_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="48" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101206/hooray-kardashian-kard-calls-it-quits-id-10144147.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101206/hooray-kardashian-kard-calls-it-quits-id-10144147.html#comments Business Citigroup cost debit card Dennis interest Markets Money negative Product support United States Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:08:43 +0000 Tim Beyers 144147 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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