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Report: Banks May Lose 60% Retail Profits to Tech Startups

Banks may lose more than half of their retail profits to tech startups over the next ten years. According to an eye-opening report published by the financial consulting firm McKinsey & Co., banks face a 60% loss of retail profits to new tech companies. The firm revealed that banks are turning a roughly $1 trillion…

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venture capital vs seed capital

Venture Capital vs Seed Capital: What’s the Difference?

Still trying to wrap your head around the concept of venture capital vs seed capital? While both of these types of business capital are used to fund new ventures, there are some key differences between them which shouldn’t go unnoticed. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the difference between an angel investor vs venture capitalist. Angel…

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IMF Looks to Cut Global Outlook

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be cutting its global outlook amid weak commodity prices in emerging markets. Established December 1945, the IMF is an organization of some 188 countries working to promote greater trade cooperation, financial security, employment and economic growth, and to lower poverty rates. Each country member of the IMF contributes funds…

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UK Economy Sees 0.7% Quarterly Growth

If you keep up with financial news surrounding the global economy, you are probably well aware of the recent downturn experienced by the U.S., China, Japan, the U.K., and several other nations. It’s believed that China’s devaluation of its currency triggered this selloff, causing markets to drop by as much as 10% in just a…

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Feds Postpone Interest Hike… Again

You can take a deep sigh of relief, because the Federal Reserve has announced that it will postpone interest rate hikes. In the wake of the U.S. housing market crash, the Feds have kept interest rates at near-record lows in an effort to stimulate the economy. When interest rates are low, consumers can buy homes,…

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OppenheimerFunds Encouraging Global Investments

OppenheimerFunds has launched a new campaign in an effort to encourage people to invest in global commodities and markets. Dubbed “Invest in a Beautiful World,” this campaign follows the firm’s existing framework, which involves global investments in emerging economies. Of course, the timing for OppenheimerFunds’ new campaign couldn’t be more appropriate. In recent months, marks…

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Warren Buffet’s Bold New Plan to Capitalize on Global Markets

American investor, philanthropist and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet has announced a bold new plan to capitalize on the up-and-down global financial markets. In a recent press release, Buffet said  his company, Berkshire Hathaway, would acquire Precision Castparts Corp. for a jaw-dropping $32.36 billion, making it the company’s largest investment ever. Given the fact…

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Top Angel Investor Reveals the 4 Characteristics of a Good Entrepreneur

Funding your venture through angel investing offers several unique advantages that aren’t found in traditional banks and financial institutions. Entrepreneurs can obtain cash in less time; there’s often a lower interest rate tied to the loan; and angels bring their own personal skills and experience to the table, helping the entrepreneur grow his or her…

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Ron Paul Blames Federal Reserve and Congress for Market Bubble

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is pointing the finger at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Congress for the recent losses on Wall Street. When speaking to Newsmax TV earlier this week, Paul said the Feds and Congress are “99% responsible” for the economic downturn felt by traders. The politician, author, and two-time presidential candidate said…

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How to Get Startup Capital

A New Business Idea Should Offer a Solution to a Real-World Problem

The very best business ideas and the ones most likely to be successful are those that solve the everyday problems and annoyances that consumers encounter. Once your idea meets that criterion, the next step is to thoroughly research your new idea or business to ensure that it hasn’t already been done. If the product doesn’t…

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Startup 101 – Helpful Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

In today’s fast moving business arena, young entrepreneurs are an extremely welcome commodity. Younger business people tend to dream bigger without much of a fear of failure. They are more free and capable of thinking outside the box, since they haven’t been worn down by the corporate life cycle. They tend to have more unbridled…

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More Lawsuits Following the Forex Rigging Scandal

If you keep up with our blog here at Intrepid Executive Group, you may recall a story we covered a few months back involving a massive currency rigging scheme conducted by several of the world’s largest banks. The offending banks have already paid out more than $10 billion in fines, making this one of the…

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