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Microsoft CEO: Israel Is the High-Tech Country

29 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #171

Bank of Israel Restricts Mortgages Severely, Looking to Avert Future Real Estate Crises

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The new directive stops banks from giving mortgages with an LTV of more than 70%, with an exception for first-time buyers, who are allowed mortgages of up to 75% of the value of the apartment. Mortgage customers who buy an apartment for investment will be limited to 50% LTV.

Gold Buyers Beware: Fraudulent Gold Found in the Marketplace

6 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
Word has been spreading that some gold experts have cracked open the gold bars that they bought only to discover tungsten (a metal worth about one-fifth of the value of gold) inside. Since tungsten has a similar density to gold, it’s easy to confuse people, amateurs and experts alike. With bars of gold that weigh ten ounces or more, using regular x-rays to determine the chemical composition of the metal doesn’t work well since the x-rays don’t penetrate deep enough.

Israel on Campus Coalition Joins Up with Student Investment Group

1 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
The Israel on Campus Coalition announced a new partnership with the student-run TAMID Israel Investment Group, connecting American business students with business and investment opportunities in Israel.

Are Your Investment Decisions Rational?

12 Tishri 5773 – September 28, 2012
As a financial planner, I often ask new clients why a particular investment is included in their portfolio. One answer that I find somewhat worrying is: “I don’t really know how to explain it, but I just had a gut feeling that this stock was going to be a winner!”

The Four Most Common Financial Mistakes

8 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
As a financial adviser I notice that certain money mistakes are very commonplace. Are you making these kinds of errors that can destroy a fortune? Instead of learning from your own mistakes, try learning from other people’s mistakes. Here is a list of some of the most common mistakes in financial planning.

How to Avoid Being the Next Ponzi Scheme Victim

24 Elul 5772 – September 11, 2012
Sadly, as stated above, ZeekRewards is not a one-off story. Apart from desperation to make more money, another possible reason people fall for these schemes is that the scammers may have gotten smarter. However, there are three basic measures that you could follow to protect yourself from falling victim in a financial scheme.

Plans Underway, Experts Convened, to Revolutionize Jerusalem by the Year 5800 (2039)

16 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
The sale of a 185-room hotel at the entrance of Jerusalem on August 16 was not just a 17.5 million dollar real estate acquisition by Australian multi-millionaire Kevin Bermeister, but one investment in a broader and more calculated strategy to make Jerusalem a global tourism capital. Up next: a subway system servicing the Old City and a Jerusalem International Airport in the nearby desert.

Prime Minister Shifts Own Financial Portfolio on Eve of Possible Iran Strike

10 Elul 5772 – August 27, 2012
The committee for permits in the state comptroller’s office has allowed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 15 – at his own request – to make changes in his investment portfolio, both overseas and locally. The request comes in the wake of threats by the PM to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in the near future. But it appears that Netanyahu's financial move was done in full transparency and in complete adherence with legal procedure.

Four Reasons to Consider Buying Mutual Funds

17 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
Though every investment has pros and cons, consider using one of the most common investment tools around.

What a Fast Food Franchise Can Teach You About Managing Your Own Money

12 Av 5772 – July 31, 2012
The best-selling book The E-Myth examines the success of McDonalds and what we can learn from it.

Special Report: Bibi Outmaneuvered Obama, Funded Settlements After Freeze

12 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
Though the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instituted an unprecedented 10 month building freeze in Judea and Samaria due to pressure by the US beginning in November 2009, an Israeli business newspaper report shows that financial support for Jewish communities leaped a whopping 38% the following year.

Should You Sell Your Inheritance?

8 Av 5772 – July 27, 2012
What did you do when you received a purple vase decorated with green stripes and gold roses as an inheritance from your late Aunt Minnie? Did you give it a place of honor in your breakfront, hide it away in the attic, or did you follow your spouse’s instructions and “sell that hideous thing because at least you might get some money for it”? Chances are that you wouldn’t dare sell the vase, simply because of its sentimental value.

Risks You Need to Know Before Buying Dividend-Paying Stocks

4 Av 5772 – July 22, 2012
There’s no such thing as a perfect investment.

Free Stock Trades Can Make You Lose Money. Here’s Why.

26 Tammuz 5772 – July 15, 2012
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

How to Handle the Current Market Volatility

19 Tammuz 5772 – July 9, 2012
Should you sell out of your portfolio now?

The Secret to Buying the Right Stocks

14 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
What kind of investor are you? Do you try to time the market and jump in at the right minute? Or are you a more cautious kind of person who spends hours researching market performance before you consider buying or selling anything?

A Dumb Investment Someone Wants to Sell You Now

5 Tammuz 5772 – June 24, 2012
Watch out when salesmen want to sell you a unique or secret investment.

The #1 Thing You Should Know About Real Estate Investing in Israel

28 Sivan 5772 – June 17, 2012
There is a myth that if you buy a property in Jerusalem then you are assured to make money.

The Investment Scam That Will Wipe You Out

21 Sivan 5772 – June 10, 2012
Which investment scammer has you in his sights? Who knows? But one thing is for sure - if you start by asking the most basic questions and not believing the unbelievable, you're well on your way to protecting yourself. The scammer will just move on to his next victim.

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