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  • Just 27% of investors bother to vote

    If retail investors received a "participation" grade, they'd definitely be flunking.

    A key benefit of owning shares in a company -- besides the gains or losses as the stock moves -- is the ability to vote in corporate elections. Shareholders get a voice in many key decisions, including the approval of members on the company's board of directors.

    It's a lot of power, but average Joe's who own stock rarely bother to exercise MORE

    - Jun 12, 2014 8:30 AM ET
  • No profits? No problem for biotechs!

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Earnings are supposed to matter. But that little bit of Investing 101 may need to be thrown out of the window when it comes to biotech stocks.

    The biotech sector has staged a remarkable comeback from MORE

    - Jun 10, 2014 1:19 PM ET
  • Want to make a lot of money? Be a bank CEO

    In 2013, it paid to be the boss of a bank.

    The CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, received $19.3 million last year. That includes base pay, bonus, stock options and long-term incentive awards if Stumpf hits his targets.

    Stumpf won the highest paid bank CEO prize, according to a study of regulatory filings by SNL Financial, but you don't have to be the head of a mega-size financial group to rake MORE

    - Jun 10, 2014 12:13 PM ET
  • Uber is worth more than Barbie

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    That's one expensive cab ride! Uber disclosed Friday that it had raised $1.2 billion from investors. The latest round of financing values the company at a whopping $18.2 billion.

    To put that in perspective, Uber -- MORE

    - Jun 6, 2014 2:34 PM ET
  • Netflix: Buy or sell?

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Netflix stock was hit so hard earlier this year, it made you wonder if billionaire Raymond Tusk from "House of Cards" was shorting it. Or if religious zealot Pennsatucky from "Orange is the New Black" MORE

    - Jun 5, 2014 1:28 PM ET
  • Sallie Krawcheck invests in pro-women fund

    Sallie Krawcheck has long preached the financial benefits of gender diversity in Corporate America.

    The former Wall Street executive is now putting her money where her mouth is.

    On Wednesday, Krawcheck took a major stake in the first and only mutual fund in the U.S. that focuses on investing in companies with strong track records for advancing female leadership.

    "While gender diversity is a nice-to-do, I have become convinced that gender diversity is MORE

    - Jun 4, 2014 12:47 PM ET
  • You don't know Jack ... Daniel's

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    If you're looking for a hot stock ... go no further than your local bar or liquor store.

    Shares of Brown-Forman, the maker of Jack Daniel's, are up nearly 25% so far in 2014. That puts MORE

    - Jun 3, 2014 1:15 PM ET
  • Bitcoin is back! Price surges again

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Stop those funeral dirges for Bitcoin. The virtual currency is not dead.

    In fact, the price of Bitcoin on Bitstamp, one of the leading Bitcoin exchanges, is up more than 30% in the last two weeks! MORE

    May 29, 2014 12:35 PM ET
  • Look out below! DSW stock falls 27%

    Cue the jokes about a shoe dropping or not fitting.

    DSW, the popular discount shoe retailer that allows customers to browse through thousands of shoes warehouse style, is having anything but a Cinderella moment.

    The footwear and accessories retailer dropped a bomb on investors on Wednesday, revealing shrinking sales and a diminished outlook for the rest of the year. DSW (DSW) blamed the bad news on severe weather, tumbling women's shoe sales MORE

    - May 28, 2014 3:32 PM ET
  • World Cup: Goldman Sachs betting on Brazil victory

    If you want to put money on the World Cup, Goldman Sachs has some advice for you.

    The Wall Street bank on Wednesday released a statistical model for predicting the outcome of the 2014 World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil.

    Based on a study of international soccer matches since 1960, the football/soccer fans at Goldman expect Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Spain to reach the semifinals.

    Brazil is the favorite to MORE

    - May 28, 2014 11:22 AM ET
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