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The biggest mutual fund bets on Tesla Motors 
November 3, 2015 CNBC
Tesla Motors' sales have grown substantially each year, construction of the company's gigafactory in Nevada is ramping up, and it's launched a new business, selling battery packs for industrial and home use. more >>

The freelancer's guide to saving for retirement 
April 28, 2015 CNBC
Fifty-three million Americans are now living the freelance life, and they have one very big thing in common: Without the backing of a full-time employer, the onus is on freelancers to handle their own retirement planning. more >>

What would Bogle and Buffett think of these ETFs?
September 17, 2014 CNBC
In the 21 years since the SPDR S&P 500 ETF debuted, the exchange-traded fund market has mutated and grown like some sort of monster that's all-knowing and great at making analogies. more >>

The 10 Best-Paying College Majors
September 11, 2015 Investopedia
It's impossible to quantify what a college major is worth to a person. Factors like spiritual fulfillment or intellectual development can't be measured, nor can anyone gauge how college will enrich their social life. From an income perspective, though, things are far easier to quantify. more >>

Top Tips for Investing in Commercial Real Estate 
May 22, 2015 Investopedia
Over time, if managed correctly, commercial real estate assets tend to offer stability. more >>

How To Get A Good Deal On A Used Car
September 17, 2014 Investopedia
You want to buy a used car? Good for you! A new car will depreciate about 10% the moment it leaves the lot, and another 20% within its first year. After three years, the average car is worth about 60% of what it was when new. That might be depressing news for the original owner, but it represents a screaming deal for the prudent used-car buyer. more >>

CalSTRS To Issue RFP For Commodities Managers
February 28, 2011 Institutional Investor's Money Management Letter
$140 billion California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) will issue a request for proposals for commodities managers within the next five months. The commodities allocation will total $150 million, and was approved late last year, according to Carrie Lo, an investment officer in the fund’s Innovation and Risk unit. The System plans to use the allocation as a sort of test-drive of the asset class as a hedge against inflation and to develop greater internal knowledge regarding the class. more >>

Nonprofits Spy Emerging Hedge Funds
October 28, 2010 Institutional Investor’s Foundation & Endowment Money Management
Emerging hedge funds--new entrants with fewer assets under management--can provide nonprofits willing to take a risk both
excellent returns and diversification. But such investments take courage and often involve risk and a need for increased due diligence. FEMM Contributing Reporter Joseph D'Allegro recently spoke with a panel of experts about the trials and tribulations of emerging managers: Morgan Creek Capital Management Managing Director Michael Hennessy; Michael Welz, a v.p. and senior investment strategist at USI Advisors; Gravitas CEO Jayesh Punater; and Centaur Performance Group CIO Henry Pizzutello. more >>

Taft Weighs Brazilian Equity
October 1, 2010 Institutional Investor’s Foundation & Endowment Money Management
The Taft School's $180 million endowment may add Brazilian equity within the next eight months as it seeks to invest in the fastest growing stable economies in the world. The Watertown, Conn., boarding school, which outsources the oversight of its endowment to New Providence Asset Management, has not decided on the size or details of the addition, said Lance Odden, who handles business development for New Providence. He had served as Taft's headmaster from 1972 to 2001. more >>