Economics & Investments

The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

By John Bogle The past half-decade or so has seen a significant change in the mindset of investors. Prior to 2007, “buy and hold” was the predominant investment philosophy. Investors were conditioned to ride out market cycles and to level off the peaks and valleys through periodic investments via an investment strategy called dollar-cost-averaging (DCA). […]

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March 28, 2013

Islamic Fund Managers In Gulf Opt For Foreign Domiciles

By Bernardo Vizcaino DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) – Islamic fund managers in the Gulf are increasingly choosing foreign domiciles for their products, favouring their cost- efficiency and reputation for strong regulation as investors seek to avoid any suspicion of money laundering or tax evasion. The last few years have been difficult for the Gulf’s Islamic […]

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March 21, 2013

Housing as an Investment? Yes, That Idea Is Back

Should you look at housing as a (good) investment?

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March 14, 2013

Study Documents American Muslim Entrepreneurship

A study released last year by the Strategic Research Circle reveals some great insights into American Muslim entrepreneurship for the first time

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February 14, 2013

Islamic Summit Opens With Calls For Syrian Dialogue

Leaders of Muslim nations called for a negotiated end to Syria’s civil war at a summit in Cairo on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt’s new Islamist president to center stage amid turbulence at home.

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February 7, 2013

Give Islamic Finance a Chance

As a genre of services, Islamic finance abhors the idea of making money out of money and upholds the belief that wealth is generated through actual trade and investment.

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February 7, 2013

How to Determine if it is Time for an Estate Plan – Evaluating Your Family Situation

By Adil Daudi, Esq. All too often I am approached by and asked during my estate planning seminars, “Do I need an estate plan now?” “When is the best time to get an estate plan?” “Isn’t estate planning for older people?” Unfortunately, because everyone’s family and financial situation is different, it is always difficult for […]

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January 31, 2013

The Big Fail

So what went wrong? The answer, mainly, is the triumph of bad ideas.

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January 10, 2013

“How Should My Real Estate be Titled?”

it is unfortunate that how often people overlook the titling of their property and don’t give it the consideration it deserves

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December 27, 2012

Egypt’s SuperMama

Yasmine El-Mehairy has it all backwards. At least, that’s what people have told her.

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December 13, 2012

Six Rules of Wealth Building

Wealth Building Rule 1: Debt is a Disease…

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October 4, 2012

Lower Your Taxes When You Move for Work

The IRS allows people to write off moving costs—but there are catches

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September 27, 2012

Turkey Embraces Islamic Finance with Sovereign Sukuk

ISTANBUL/DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Turkey’s issue of its first sovereign sukuk this week paves the way for Turkish companies to raise money through Islamic bonds, and may help the country become a major market for Islamic investors from the Gulf and southeast Asia.

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September 20, 2012

Does the Internet Make You Dumb? Top German Neuroscientist Says Yes – and Forever

South Korean doctors were the first to describe this phenomenon, and dubbed it digital dementia – whence the title of Spitzer’s book. Simplistically, the message can be summed up this way: the Internet makes you dumb.

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September 20, 2012

What a Return to the Gold Standard Would Mean for You

Republican party discusses gold standard

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September 6, 2012

The Key to Competitiveness

“Why are we so behind?” I asked. Someone else commented that both Germany and Japan were leveled to the ground in World War II, yet today they are economic giants.

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August 30, 2012

Common Estate Planning Pitfalls

If you’re one of the few Americans who managed to establish a sound estate plan, congratulations.

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August 30, 2012

Drought, Food Prices Fan Fears of New Crisis

Global alarm over a potential repeat of the 2008 food crisis escalated after data showed food prices had jumped 6 percent last month and importers were snapping up a shriveled U.S. grain crop, helping drive corn prices to a new record.

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August 23, 2012

Average Joes Need To Realize How The Stock Market Takes Their Money

Common sense leads us to the “obvious” conclusion that the U.S. stock market is a rigged skimming operation that is essentially a form of legalized, officially sanctioned fraud.

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August 16, 2012

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