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. Stock Analysis

    Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  2. Economics

    How Bernie Sanders Has Avoided Big Money (Mostly)

    Bernie Sanders hasn't entirely avoided PACs with his fundraising, but he has gotten a lot of bang for the buck
  3. Investing Basics

    Hedging Risk for Beginners: How and When to Do It

    Hedging risk is always a good idea. Here is how sophisticated investors go about it.
  4. Products and Investments

    Passive vs. Active Management: Which is Best?

    Portfolio performance is as much about picking asset classes as picking stocks. Timing the market, however, is something else altogether.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Getting in On the (Next) Texas Oil, Gas Land Boom

    Landowners enjoyed rich royalties from their oil- and gas-producing plots. But how can the rest of us hitch a ride on the next boom?
  6. 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.
  7. Trading Strategies

    Margin Investing Gets A Bad Rap, But For The Thrill-Seeker, ...

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  8. Financial Advisors

    Advisors: Don't Regret Lagging on Cybersecurity

    How to get ahead of regulators — and hackers — on all things cybersecurity.
  9. Investing Basics

    Alpha and Beta for Beginners

    An in-depth look at what alpha and beta are and what they measure.
  10. Financial Advisors

    Top 4 Ways to Avoid Muni Bond Mistakes

    Muni bonds are often perceived as safe investments. But it's important to do some thorough research before investing.
  11. Financial Advisors

    Why Robo-Advisors Might Not Last as Independents (AAPL, ...

    Robo-advisors are likely here to stay. But will the current crop of start ups get swallowed by big players?
  12. Financial Advisors

    SEC to Advisors: Implement Cybersecurity Plans

    Advisors need to take heed of new SEC guidelines to beef up cybersecurity. Here's what they look like and what some firms are doing.
  13. Financial Advisors

    Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  14. Investing Basics

    The 5 Worst Financial Advisor Scammers of All Time

    A look back at history's five worst financial scams.
  15. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How Mutual Funds Are Taxed in the U.S.

    A look at how mutual funds are taxed and how investors can be more tax efficient.
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