GO
Loading...

Trends & Fads

More

  • At risk is not only Ramirez’ legacy, who was (and may very well still turn out to be) a sure-thing Hall of Famer but also his brand as a hitting savant and that of the Dodgers as a wholesome franchise, one of the most potent brands in all of sports and particularly in the tradition-rich national pastime, writes Ray Kotcher, CEO, Ketchum Public Relations.

  • Frugal Shoppers May Be Here To Stay Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 3:00 PM ET
    Shopper at Talbots

    As if the retail sales report wasn't depressing enough, it looks like our newfound frugality might not be just the latest fad. Retail Forward is out with a survey that spells more bad news for women's apparel retailers, particularly for those who cater to those with champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

  • How Long Will You Live And How Much Will You Make? Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    Old man thinking

    Have you been wanting to go back to school but keep putting it off? Do it. It'll be good for you. The United Way has unveiled a new calculator today which predicts how one's level of education can indicate future income and lifespan. This calculator actually does it on a county-by-county basis for the entire U.S.

  • Hirschhorn: Essential Rules for Trading Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 2:26 PM ET

    There are 7 essential trading rules that can help investors be successful in any market.

  • Twitching Over Twitter Friday, 8 May 2009 | 4:33 PM ET
    Twitter

    Like a 2009 version of "Less Filling" versus "Tastes Great", there's a smackdown going on in cyberland over whether Twitter has legs.

  • Aretha Wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 1:38 PM ET
    Aretha Franklin

    Apparently there are so many fans wanting to buy the same hat Aretha Franklin wore to President Obama's inauguration that the Queen of Soul wants a cut of sales.

  • Maslansky: It’s The Symbols, Stupid Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 11:05 AM ET
    Question Marks

    Multimillion-dollar compensation packages. Private jets. Hormones in milk. Plastic water bottles. Chemicals in baby products. High credit card rates. Retention bonuses. .....Each is a symbol – a shorthand representation of a much larger ideological perspective. Each tells a story without having to say a word.....For better or worse, symbols now dominate the debate.

  • Hirschhorn: Staying Objective Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    Most traders lose money because they lose objectivity in their trades. They anchor to prices, try to be right rather than make money, trade for revenge or over trade because they're afraid to miss out.

  • Hirschhorn: The Trader's Journal Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 3:55 PM ET

    A trading journal can help investors create a plan of attack, structure trades, see patterns that help avoid slumps and, perhaps most importantly, remain objective in trading decisions.

  • Chairman And CEO of Universal Health Services, Alan Miller writes, "Now that President Barack Obama has made healthcare a priority for his administration, we should all hope that his plan to provide greater access to health insurance and lower the cost of healthcare will also include tort reform for medical malpractice lawsuits."

  • Thomas Skains, Chairman, President and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas and Chairman, American Gas Association writes, "A key part of President Obama’s energy plan is a focus on significantly reducing current imports from the Middle East and Venezuela within the next 10 years. One of the ways to do this is by promoting the responsible domestic production of natural gas here in our own country."

  • Viceroy: Fuel The Fire, Not The Fear Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    Anthony Viceroy, President of Global Operations, Porter Novelli writes, "Recently the fear of losing a job has led people to set aside their natural inclination to take chances. Even those with great track records are looking over their shoulders nervously. So should they believe a boss who tells them to be bold and dare to fail—who says “the only failure is not daring to try?"

  • Hirschhorn: The Trader's Mind, Pt. 2 Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 12:28 PM ET
  • Ultimate Frisbee On The Rise Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 12:44 PM ET

    I was just reviewing stats put together by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, which always provides extremely interesting data that is rarely covered by the mainstream media.

  • Cool Factor

    I am the poster child of "Uncool" - I'm always light years behind trends. I'm a total embarrassment to my kids who truly think the song "1985" was written about me - but then, what is cool? Bernie Williams is cool!

  • It's OK To Cry Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:14 AM ET
    Dow Jones Hanky

    Lost everything in the market? Dry your tears with the Dow Jones Hanky. The linen handkerchief is being sold at Design Glut, which designs "culturally relevant products".

  • Hirschhorn: The Trader's Mind, Pt. 1 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 5:37 PM ET
  • Hirschhorn: Fear of Missing Out Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Nobody wants to be left behind, particularly as they watch their peers' portfolios climb. It's that fear of missing out, says market coach Doug Hirschhorn, that can lead some investors to do some pretty stupid things.

  • Maslansky: Combating The "OutrAIGe" Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/maslansky_m_100.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1108500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalsefalsefalse Michael Maslansky CEO of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic ResearchThe reasons to envy Edward Liddy, AIG Chairman and CEO, are few and far between these days.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting the Fear of Re-Injury Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 5:05 PM ET