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  • With housing at the forefront of the financial crisis, the high-end market is not immune. The national drop in home values and turmoil in the stock market have combined to put homes that were once highly attractive to the ultra-rich, such as hedge fund titans, in lower demand.However, in the face of multi-million dollar price reductions, these homes are beginning to offer potentially profitable (and in the mean time, prestigious) investments. With information from , these lavish homes in close p

    These lavish homes are typical of the Wall Street elite, and are also examples of some of the most significant price drops in the area over the past several months.

  • In the past two years, powerful figures in both Washington and Wall Street became household names as the crisis deepened, markets and corporations struggled to survive and the federal government took drastic steps to save the economy. Whether they had a crucial hand in the crisis or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time may not be clear for years. Now, one year after the roughest stretch for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression, these financial titans have either stepped out of

    A year after the roughest stretch for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression, these financial titans have either stepped out of the spotlight or come to the end of their careers.

  • It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question,  Wall Street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation.After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the  stock is headed. Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks ar

    Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest price drops?Here's the top 20, according to ThomsonReuters (as of market close on 10/16/09).

  • For most Americans, a day of golf requires a trip to their favorite links, but for the most dedicated golf enthusiasts, owning a home with a course in their back yard is the only way to go. For those with the deepest pockets, some of the most exquisite golf homes allow them to live a golf fantasy to the fullest.Recently, real estate website  surveyed realtors and listings across the country to find the most spectacular golf homes in the country and created their top 10 list. From spectacular hom

    Recently, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com surveyed realtors and listings across the country to find the most spectacular golf homes and created their top 10 list. Check out the photos!

  • There’s a reason Hollywood relies so heavily on the gaming world for film ideas. While the hit to miss ratio skews towards misses, when a game-based film hits, it hits big. "For example, Paramount made over $430 million by having Angelina Jolie shimmy into Lara Croft’s short-shorts in 2001 and 2003. And it made another $1.5 billion from films based on the “Transformers.”But some of the board- and video games (and toys) that studios are tapping for upcoming films are just downright baffling.

    There’s a reason Hollywood relies so heavily on the gaming world for film ideas. While the hit to miss ratio skews towards misses, when a game-based film hits, it hits big.

  • With the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 10,000 point mark for the first time since 2008, we wanted to take a peek back in time to compare what America was like the very first time the Dow crossed 10,000 mark (March 29th, 1999) to today.What were some of the most cutting-edge products, who was the highest paid athlete, and what were the hottest topics buzzing around the internet? For these and more comparisons, check out the following slideshow!

    The first time the Dow hit 10,000 it was 1999. What did the world look like then? What were the hottest gadgets? The hottest stars?See what the world looked like — then and now.

  • Especially in volatile times, dividends can be a way for investors to more effectively safeguard returns.  Many publicly held corporations pay out a portion of their  earnings to shareholders, giving investors a payback whether the stock price goes up or down.  Cramer's Rule Number Four in his "" calls these "buffers."Calculated as a percentage of share price, dividends have the potential to be cut or changed and yields vary as share prices fluctuate. For the purposes of this report, dividend yi

    Especially in volatile times, dividends can be a way for investors to more effectively safeguard returns. So, what are the biggest dividend yields on the S&P 500? Click ahead to find out!

  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) has traditionally been defined as a physical investment into a country from a foreign entreprise - like the construction of an industrial building - but is also recognized as large-scale, long-term investment outside an investor's domestic economy. In this case, investors are most often multi-national corporations and investment firms.Following the global economic crisis, the amount of investment capital shrank, with total global FDI inflows falling from the all t

    So, which countries boast the biggest amount of foreign direct investment? Click to find out!

  • America's real estate market has had a rough ride over the past two years, with home valuations dropping and foreclosure rates on the rise, but how big can these drops really be?Recently, Trulia.com released their "October Price Reduction Report," which highlights some of their high-end listings that have dropped significantly in price, in excess of $1 million. The report also found that 25.6% of all homes on the market as of Oct 1 have experienced at least one price cut, with the total amount o

    America's real estate market has had a rough ride over the past two years, with home valuations dropping and foreclosure rates on the rise, but how big can these drops really be? Find out!

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    What does $1 million buy you in today's real estate market?  In many parts of the country, than can certainly go a long way. In other areas, however, even with the unprecedented drop in home prices over the the past three years, a seven-figure price tag doesn't necessarily get you an ultra-luxurious apartment or big house in the suburbs.

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