Remembering that cash still is king

by Christopher Grey -- In today's frothy technology company acquisition market, it would seem that company founders have it made. They can start a business – inexpensively relative to the past. Many more…

Leveraging network to raise capital

by Christopher Grey -- Here are four ways to leverage your network to raise capital: No. 1 – Don't hesitate to ask people you know for help. This seems obvious, but many more…

A warning about tech biz values

by Christopher Grey -- Do you have the next Facebook, Groupon, or Google? Or do you have the next eToys or Webvan? Do you have a trophy real estate asset like South more…

It takes more than interest rates

by Christopher Grey -- There is a lot misunderstanding out there related to what conditions lead to bull or bear markets in stocks and other risky assets. One that is particularly misguided more…

Metals, mining and your portfolio

by Christopher Grey -- The past year has been especially good for owners of metals and mining companies. This has led to some highly unrealistic expectations for metals prices and the share more…

Facebook, Groupon party like it's 2000

by Christopher Grey -- It's officially the year 2000 again. Facebook, with $2 billion of revenue and $700 million of earnings, is valued by Second Market's latest share auction at $70 billion. more…

Good for the short term? Treasuries

by Christopher Grey -- I'm generally not a big fan of buying Treasuries. They're heavily manipulated. They are usually viewed as much safer than they are. They help to fund the federal more…

New economic leaders? Value-oriented companies

by Christopher Grey -- There is nothing new about expecting financial markets, especially in riskier assets, to have a correction soon. This topic is being discussed often and everywhere. Of course nobody more…

Changes on their way for 2011

by Christopher Grey -- Many commentators, fund managers and investors are bullish on stocks and commodities and bearish on bonds for 2011. There are strong fundamental and technical reasons to have these more…

To plunge into municipal bonds – or not?

by Christopher Grey -- It recently was reported that Bill Gross has bought a substantial amount of shares in several closed-end California municipal bond funds – even as shares in these funds more…