Jesse Emspak

Jesse Emspak is a New York-based journalist who focuses on technology and the science behind some of our favorite gadgets. His work has appeared in The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, The Christian Science Monitor, LiveScience and Tom's Guide. He also is a former Technology and Science editor at the International Business Times.

He spent a decade covering Wall Street for Institutional Investor Newsletters and after that, at Investor's Business Daily. Much of his work focused on telecommunications, consumer and banking technology and later, the systems used in the back offices of financial institutions.

Emspak has been particularly interested in the way science influences technology and the way it spreads to consumer use.

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  1. Professionals

    SEC's CARDS Plan Creates Controversy for Brokers

    The securities industry isn't happy with the hand it may be dealt with the SEC's proposed CARDS rules.
  2. Bonds & Fixed Income

    African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  3. Options & Futures

    Why Gold's Price is More than 'Supply and Demand'

    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  4. Professionals

    Where the Ultra-Wealthy Go to School

    Want to concentrate on the best chance for building an ultra-wealth clientele? Start with their schooling ... and always bet on Harvard.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

    A look at the pros and cons of government bond ETFs.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Volatility Can Drag On Leveraged ETF Gains

    The pros (many) and cons (several) of investing in S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  7. Trading Strategies

    Margin Investing: Big Risk, Big Reward

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  8. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Interested In West African Debt? Look Here First

    Promising high yields that the Eurozone and U.S. can't match, West African sovereign debt has caught the attention of savvy investors.
  9. Investing News

    Tips To Beat Inflation For Near-Retireees

    How can investors close to retirement protect the purchasing power of their savings? Here are some tips for near-retirees and their financial advisors.
  10. Stock Analysis

    Getting In On The Texas Oil And Gas Land Boom

    It's no secret that landowners are enjoying rising prices of their oil- and gas-producing plots, but is there any way for the rest of us to hitch a ride?
  11. Investing News

    How Carlos Slim Built His Fortune

    How did Carlos Slim Helú get to be so wealthy? Here's a look at where the man came from and how he got to where he is.
  12. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Will ETFs Eventually Replace Mutual Funds?

    Will mutual funds be replaced by ETFs? Possibly, but it's not too likely and probably not anytime soon.
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Look Under The Hood

    Interested in diversifying your portfolio with some emerging market debt? Have a look at these key ETFs.
  14. Investing Basics

    Kaizen: An American Idea Gets A Japanese Makeover

    This manufacturing philosophy – made famous by the likes of Toyota – had its start in postwar Japan with an American statistician.
  15. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    A Guide To Key ETFs Investing In South Korea

    An overview of the ETFs that offer investors an easy and efficient way to invest in South Korea's many leading companies.
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