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 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.
  2. Professionals

    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).
  3. Investing Basics

    The 5 Worst Financial Advisor Scammers of All Time

    A look back at history's five worst financial scams.
  4. 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.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  6. Professionals

    Obamacare: Can it Be Repealed?

    Attempting to repeal Obamacare is a yearly ritual for House Republicans, but trying again in 2016 or beyond could create more problems than it solves.
  7. Bonds & Fixed Income

    African Sovereign Debt: Risks and Rewards

    African sovereign debt offers high yields and upside — if one has the stomach for the risk.
  8. 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.
  9. Bonds & Fixed Income

    African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Stock Analysis

    Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

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

    Volatility Can Drag On Leveraged ETF Gains

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

    Margin Investing: Big Risk, Big Reward

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  15. 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.
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