DES MOINES, Iowa — So you didn’t win Wednesday’s $360 million Powerball jackpot? Make that you and everyone else.
A message early Thursday on the multistate lottery’s website said the jackpot has soared to $475 million after none of the tickets sold matched all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32.
The next drawing will be held Saturday.
The two big names in crowdfunding are Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but it turns out that you have plenty of other options that grant you a degree of control over your campaign that the bigger names don't.
Now that Washington has talked American investors down from the fiscal cliff, what will be the market's next obsession? And how might people invest for a new normal where tax rates have been decided, but everything from worldwide growth to the fate of Europe's economy remains in flux?
Who says so? Just the community of market professionals who average compensations of 7-figures annually, helping big-money-fund portfolio managers shuffle holdings like million-dollar chips at the highest-stakes poker table you ever heard of.Since they have to put their employer's capital at risk to do it, everyone's skin is in the game, big time. No old, bold pilots here; the pros know when to hold 'em and how to hedge their exposures, or fold 'em when the odds and payoffs aren't right.
Social media and big data are being used in an innovative new payday loan banking model that’s more Silicon Valley than Wall Street. Most interestingly, the operation seems to have more in common with old-fashioned hometown lenders than today’s giant banks or typical payday loan outfits. When people get nostalgic about community banking, they evoke a time when your bank really knew who you were. The manager knew your name and the tellers would ask how your kids were doing or wish you happy birthday.
The Fed announced it would begin tapering bond purchases next month. Wall Street rejoiced, pushing the major averages back up toward new highs.
However, the taper news won’t help you make money in the markets in 2014. But understanding two important four-year market cycles just might…
Get ready. We are entering the second year of the presidential cycle — which is also a midterm election year. Historically, these are not strong years for stocks.
Are you impressed by folks that can make themselves a $ million (or more) a year? For many years in a row?Would you be willing to bet alongside them if their bets pay off 9 times out of every 10?When their average wins are twice as large as the losses, so they have 20 times as much gain as loss?Even if you don't bet, would you be inclined to believe them if they told you what they believe will happen to the market? In a specific period of time?