Nike to Sell Cole Haan Brand for $570 Million

Nike to Sell Cole Haan Brand for $570 Million

Nike (NYSE: NKE ) announced today that it will sell its Cole Haan brand to private equity investing firm Apax Partners. According to a Nike press release, Apax will purchase the upscale footwear and accessories brand for $570 million. The sale is
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Chrysler Adding 1250 New Jobs, Investing $240 Million In Facilities

Chrysler Adding 1250 New Jobs, Investing $240 Million In Facilities

Posted by Nicole Wakelin – November 15, 2012 – Breaking News, Chrysler. Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler and Fiat CEO, announced today that the company will be hiring 1,250 workers for new jobs and investing $240 million at three different Michigan plants.
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Your Questions About Investing Money

James asks…

Investing money?

I’d like to start investing money in mutual funds or stocks. I really dont know much about doing this. I know i can go to morningstar to see what types of things to pick…but where can i actually sign up to invest in something? I am going to do more reading on this, but I was hoping i’d get some replies here about good sites to sign up at and invest money.
thanks. If i wanted to invest money at this moment where would i go?

financi4 answers:


I also had a similair problem as you have.
I had a good amount of money, and wanted it to grow.
So I looked around on the internet to find something that is:
1) giving me great returns towards a relatively small risk

2) Professional people who know what they where doing with my money.

I’m glad to say I finally found a moneymanager who is capable of giving me good returns and give me a great support.
On this blog you can follow up all the results that he is making:

My money is working for me, in a little over two months I already have a ROI of 62%.
So you don’t hear me complaining!
Annyway if you would like to get in touch with my moneymanager to have some more information feel free to contact me you can send an email to me at derrekmay at
Then I’ll give you the email adress of my moneymanager

Hope this has helped you!

William asks…

investing money?

i wanna know if any of you have done this and be successful at it?
How do you start?
what is the minimum amount of money to invest?
what site is good to know everything about investing?

financi4 answers:

I have made online investment. There was no minimum. I have invested $5,000. Now I am getting 2% interest every month ($100).
Am I successful? Well, I could get even 30% APY. 🙂

Thomas asks…

Investing Money?

Im 16 and i wanted to start investing my money in mutual funds or stocks but i dont know what to investy in and i wanted to know are there any companys or websites that allow you to invest a certain amount of money every month and then they invest it up in things they think wiull do well?

financi4 answers: is the best place for you to start if you want to do stocks. Many mutual funds can accept monthly investment plans, and some will allow you to start with as little as $50.

If you pick a basic mutual fund, you’re probably as safe there as anywhere. It won’t be a world-beater, but it will be a great place to start until you build up your dollars.

By the way, you’re incredibly intelligent to start investing young. It will truly pay off for you in the long run.

David asks…

How would I go about investing money into a new business?

I’m thinking about smartly investing money into new and developing business but am unsure how I would go about doing this? Where could I obtain a list of new businesses with information and contact details for them? Business papers?

financi4 answers:

Stocks, penny stocks,gold, silver and tax lien sales and tax lien certificate are just few of the investment you may want to consider.

Robert asks…

I want to start investing money in the stock market. What should I do?

I’m 19 years old, and I want to start investing in the stock market. How much money can I make over the next years if I’m good with buying and selling stocks..? I am ready to invest $100 as soon as I can and then build off the next weeks when I get paid up to $1000. What should I do first, and where do I go first??? I am confused on how to start investing.

financi4 answers:

Standard investment advice is that you should invest in a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, and money market funds. If you are like most people you will invest part of your money aggressively in stocks, and part conservatively in money market funds and bond funds. However, some young people will go all stocks, and some very conservative people will go all money markets. The links below have on-line questionnaires which will give you an idea of how to do “Asset Allocation,” determining how much to put in each type of investment.

You want to buy a diversified portfolio of stocks as individual stocks are too risky. Highly knowledgeable people can buy a properly balanced portfolio, but most folks have a difficult time balancing things on their own. They will misbalance their portfolio by buying all small stocks or all growth stocks, or some other misbalanced assortment of stocks. Back in 2000, Some people bought all Internet stocks; they got burnt when they all crashed together. You have to diversify across industries. Unless you know what you are doing, it is best to buy mutual funds that will diversify for you. Buy no-load, low cost funds. Mutual funds should have expense ratios of less than 0.4%.

I like index funds. Because of their broad diversification, you are less likely to have a dramatic drop in value. They also have the lowest management fees. For stock funds, I like putting ~70% of one’s money in the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. And ~30% in the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund. The Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund is good for a bond fund. The Vanguard Target Retirement funds can be a good all-in-one stock and bond funds for an IRA. (Since you have less than 3,000 dollars, you’ll have to use the Target Retirement Funds) There are many different opinions out there on what the best mutual funds are. Read the links below and form your own opinion.

Once you have stared investing, you need to keep adding money on a regular basis. Many funds allow you to set up automatic investment programs that take a set amount of money out of your bank account each month.

If your company offers a 401K plan at work, try to invest the most you can. The money grows tax free, and some companies will match your contribution. Investing in a mutual fund IRA is also a good idea.

If you have high-interest debt, like credit cards, it is best to pay this off first before trying most of the investment ideas above. You should also have 3-6 months of salary saved up as an emergency fund in a bank or money market fund before trying more risky investments.

I will warn you that there is a tremendous amount of stock investing books and websites that teach stock investing strategies that don’t work. Particularly bad are people that teach “technical analysis” systems that sound impressive, but don’t work.

Believing advice you get on Yahoo answers can be risky, so read these websites for further information. If you find it too confusing, contact a professional financial advisor. They will charge you significant commissions, however.

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Investing in the Nat Gas Boom – CNBC

Investing in the Nat Gas Boom – CNBC

CNBC's David Faber talks with Ken Hersh, CEO & Co-Founder of NGP Energy Capital
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Your Questions About Financing Film

Robert asks…

Are there positions in investment banks related to film financing ?

Hi ,

I am interested in going into an investment bank to a position that gives me exposure to either research or analysis about film financing or the entertainment industry.
I heard of such groups with specific industry focus do exist in the investment banks. Where do I find the positions, and how can I correctly apply to them?
My main goal here is to know how film financing operate as much and soon as possible,so one day I can successfully have my own entertainment business.


financi4 answers:

Investment banks seek skilled investment and one of the areas is film financing !!
People are trained in this job, and you will have to seek for this particular type of job !

Daniel asks…

Where can I get film financing?

I’m working on a film with a $2 million dollar budget, it’s an independent art film with a small cast/crew, but I’m not sure who to approach for financing? Any tips?

financi4 answers:

You could start at the nearest college. A professor might be willing to post ads for investors.

You won’t be able to get any institutional investors until this current film is produced and sold. You need help from friends and family.

John asks…

Where can I go to find film financing for my feature film script?

My goal is to produce and direct this script, as I have several commercials and 1 short film on my resume. The only big obstacle I see is that this script is a fantasy film like Willow or Lord of The Rings, so my resume might not be good enough?

financi4 answers:

Try If you give a good enough pitch for it who knows?

Joseph asks…

Imagine you were told at the beginning of your film production that does not have enough financing?

If I was told at the beginning of production that my film does not have enough financing to be made the way I originally intended, what should I do to try to save money without compromising my artistic intentions? It shouldn’t be making money, but adjusting my filming plan so that I don’t lose so much in the process.
I want to get into the film business in the future but I thought of this and I’m a bit worried.

financi4 answers:

You could make a trailer and then put it up on

It’s a place where people can donate to a project you’re making if they feel like it’s worth being made.

George asks…

How does one go about getting financing to make an independent film?

I have written a script and I don’t have the funds to make it myself, so how do I go about getting someone to fund the project? I was told by a film student to just try to get someone to fund it, but how do I find someone or a company who’ll want to fund a film? It’s a drama, and I already have a few of the actors, so the budget won’t be huge, especially if some will work on deferred payment.

financi4 answers:

I hope this will help you.

First off I will tell you this, that once you sell your script or give it to a director, it is no longer yours. If you have a certain vision for the film, you will need to direct it ! On to the meat of

If you are looking for funding, there are several ways to go about doing so.

First is to figure out how much you are going to need total, and if it is a short film or a feature length. This is includes equipment (renting or buying), feeding your cast, cast costs, location cost, consumables (gaffer tape, camera film/tape, lightbulbs etc.), costuming, effects both CGI and physical application, stunts, and the list goes on.

Once you have your budget drawn up, I suggest you ask your relatives. I know it sounds bad, however if you express to them that this is your passion and career goals. It will also help out your portfolio for professional or film school reasons,they may be more inclined to help fund it.
Go to your local Film commission (if there is one where you live) and present your project to them. Film commissions are designed to help you find locations, cast, crew and other industry professionals. They can also point you to local businesses who have expressed interest for people to come film. That is where you can barter for locations i.e you let us film here from x date to date for x hours or days, and your business will get screen time for x amount of time and listed in the credits.

The best way to show people that you are serious about shooting your film, is to create a teaser, a one sheet, a synopsys and a budget with a make shift business plan.

I hope some of this has helped you out. If you need more information there are several books that go more into detail about film funding that explain better than here.

Thomas asks…

Ir you have all the financing for a film, is it still as difficult to get a distribution deal?

Do you make the movie before you get a distribution deal or after?

financi4 answers:

Finance for the film is just about 1/10th of the part done. Most important is story and script, casting and above all making. Ultimately getting a distributor will depend on the quality of your product. If you have a good film you can get a distributor (you might get a distributor for bad films also – but then your entire finance might be down the drain). So the most important part of Motion Picture Business is Making a Good Film – rst everything falls into place. If you have a good script, the finance also comes along.

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Real Estate 101 Cash Partners Actual Estate Investing

There are numerous individuals who are attempting cash companions real estate investing in higher hopes of creating considerable earnings. Truly, the real estate marketplace is one of the few financial possibilities that give returns to your investment. Nevertheless, you should comprehend the guidelines to expertise a win-win situation. Investments on estate need numerous other undertakings this kind of as maintenance and restoration, which can exhaust your pockets and cost savings. So as to stand up to costly upkeep cost, it is crucial to construct a money movement, which can ensure sustenance of extra expenses, and however provide you with generous gains.

1 of the best methods of making certain of sustaining a actual estate investment is the cash partners estate investing. With this technique, you can invest in actual estate and put up for sale the estates in this method to assistance the cash flow. However, turning more than estates could be difficult if you are a beginner in real estate investing. You require to be persistent to be sure that the money movement would come as intended. You have the choice of spinning estates for money flows of the complete worth, or a partial worth or with a contract this kind of as a promissory be aware. A created agreement for payment assures you a continuous earnings for a long period.

For flipping estates, a large investment is needed. If you are thinking about a home loan mortgage, you need to regain the value as soonest as feasible time from the purchase of your estate to pay the loan. Real estate traders can choose from a flipping transaction. It permits investors to make a new credit without affecting the initial home loan. The new purchaser will spend you, and then you will have to settle your preliminary mortgage. The distinction in between the two payment schemes is the cash flow you have succeeded to make.

It could be challenging for beginners in actual estate investing to acquire cash flow circulating in the industry. However, anybody can nonetheless invest in a partnership enterprise by searching for a partner who has an excellent credit score and wealth. Partners can also select to set up a Limited Liability Business or LLC, wherein the scheme is equal partnership and net gains. The subsequent stage is to appear for trustworthy estate in average qualities that are normally much more affordable than other investing

Choosing money partners actual estate investing can be gratifying for anybody who is serious with properties and investments.

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