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.

  1. Tips To Beat Inflation For Near-Retireees
    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.
  2. Getting In On The Texas Oil And Gas Land Boom
    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?
  3. How Carlos Slim Built His Fortune
    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.
  4. Will ETFs Eventually Replace Mutual Funds?
    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.
  5. Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Look Under The Hood
    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.
  6. Kaizen: An American Idea Gets A Japanese Makeover
    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.
  7. A Guide To Key ETFs Investing In South Korea
    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.
  8. China ETFs: Get In As China Matures
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    China ETFs: Get In As China Matures

    These ETFs offer an easy way for investors to access China's growing economic might and growing consumerism. Just watch the volatility.
  9. Investing In Natural Gas? Eye ETFs, Seasonality
    Investing News

    Investing In Natural Gas? Eye ETFs, Seasonality

    When considering natural gas extraction companies and the commodity itself, what options do investors have?
  10. Fracking ETFs Or Drilling Services Stocks?
    Investing News

    Fracking ETFs Or Drilling Services Stocks?

    Hydraulic fracturing — otherwise known as fracking — is a hot topic. But how to invest in this trend?
  11. Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies
    Stock Analysis

    Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies

    With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities? Are the companies that extract oil and natural gas a good bet?
  12. How Fracking Affects Natural Gas Prices
    Stock Analysis

    How Fracking Affects Natural Gas Prices

    Whatever you think of fracking, it has done one thing: kept the price of natural gas from increasing any more than it has.
  13. Coffee: The Cost Of A Cup
    Investing Basics

    Coffee: The Cost Of A Cup

    A look at what goes into the cost of coffee.
  14. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does
    Investing Basics

    Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying for.