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2011-08-16 05:18:00

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The deVere Group, the world's largest independent financial consultancy group, has been following, like all investors globally, the emerging economic crisis in the eurozone and the US. The crisis has diminished confidence in currencies and the markets, leading investors instead to put their money into precious metals and Gold. Recognised usually as a safe haven, Gold is currently seen as an alternative currency, an investment trend...

2011-06-21 17:44:34

A study of the reaction by the United States stock market to international financial crises shows that small companies are often hit hardest, and the impact is above and beyond what would be expected given their exposure to global market factors. This unexpected result suggests the significant impact that investors' actions can have during emerging market crises. During these crises, investors flee to the perceived safety of big companies and shed stocks of smaller companies, despite...

2011-06-20 12:37:16

Much coverage of the economic downturn has focussed on its immediate impact, yet it is likely to hold long-term implications for family life. A research study 'Changing Lives and Times' funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) at Cardiff University has explored the impact of the financial crisis on the daily lives and future plans of new fathers, finding that several men were making significant life changes. New dad William described how he and his wife decided to stick with...

2011-03-29 07:10:00

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Wave Surfing book has issued its first big wave alert (BWA) predicting the next financial crisis. Based upon an analysis of past financial crisis, the alert predicts the timing, and technology, behind the form and the size of the next financial meltdown. Ken Thurber, author of the new book Big Wave Surfing, Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing and Investing, says, "The crisis has already started and we need to...

2010-12-17 17:24:32

Our flawed understanding of how decisions in the present restrict our options in the future means that we may underestimate the risk associated with investment decisions, according to new research by Dr Ole Peters from Imperial College London. The research, published today in the journal Quantitative Finance, suggests how policy makers might reshape financial risk controls to reduce market instability and the risk of market collapse. Investors know that there are myriad possibilities for how...

2010-09-22 13:11:47

How could the current financial crisis have happened? While fingers have been pointing to greedy banks, subprime-loan officers, and sloppy credit card practices, these are not the only contributors to the economic downturn. A new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines the psychology of financial decision making, including the role of risk in making economic choices, how individuals behave in stock and credit...

2010-09-09 01:25:33

The U.S. economy is experiencing anemic growth, yet businesses are sitting on a mountain of cash worth nearly $2 trillion, according to Federal Reserve estimates. But this trend is nothing new for firms, who have been steadily increasing their cash holdings over the past three decades, a University of Illinois business professor says. Finance professor Heitor Almeida says the fact that businesses are stuffing corporate piggy banks with spare cash for the proverbial "rainy day" is unrelated to...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.