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. Stocks

    GOOG or GOOGL: Which Stock Do You Buy? (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  2. Markets & Economy

    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 Strategy

    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. FA Profession

    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 ...
  5. Commodities

    The Texas Oil & Gas Land Boom: How to Get a Leg Up on the Next One

    Landowners enjoyed rich royalties from their oil- and gas-producing plots. But how can the rest of us hitch a ride on the ...
  6. FA Relevant

    Investing in Africa: A Look at West African Debt

    Promising high yields that the Eurozone and U.S. can't match, West African sovereign debt has caught the attention of savvy ...
  7. FA Profession

    Risks And Rewards Of Margin Investing

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

    Alpha and Beta for Beginners

    An in-depth look at what alpha and beta are and what they measure.
  9. FA Relevant

    How to Avoid Muni Bond Mistakes

    Muni bonds are often perceived as safe investments. But it's important to do some thorough research before investing.
  10. FA Relevant

    Pros & Cons of Convertible Bonds

    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  11. Crime & Fraud

    The 5 Worst Financial Advisor Scammers of All Time

    A look back at history's five worst financial scams.
  12. Mutual Funds

    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.
  13. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Risks and Rewards of African Equities vs. Bonds

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  14. Commodities

    What Moves Gold Prices?

    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  15. FA Relevant

    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 ...
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