Alyssa Oursler
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Alyssa Oursler is a freelancer writer based in San Francisco. She covers a wide variety of topics, including investing, personal finance, technology and gender ... but she is most interested in what those things mean for the big questions (and vice versa).

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Recent Articles

The 4 Stages of Learning Just About Anything

Feb. 24, 2014, 9:58 am EDT – My short, sweet foray into the world of finance taught me a lot of things ... and not all of them were about stocks and bonds. More 

10 Best Stocks for 2014: How Our Expert Picks Stack Up So Far

Feb. 4, 2014, 7:01 am EDT – The markets seem to be suffering from a monthlong New Year's hangover... and it's showing in our 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest. More 

GOOG: 5 Reasons Google Is Giving Up on Motorola Mobility

Jan. 30, 2014, 12:12 pm EDT – After less than two years, Google is calling it quits on Motorola ... and a quick look at the numbers shows why the $2.9 billion sale to Lenovo is a no-brainer for GOOG. More 

4 Oscar-Nominated Netflix Documentaries You Can’t Miss

Jan. 28, 2014, 9:57 am EDT – Scroll through list of streaming Netflix documentaries and you'll find all but one of the Oscar-nominated movies up for "Best Documentary Feature." More 

AAPL – 7 Things Apple Stock Investors Must Know Before Earnings

Jan. 27, 2014, 11:04 am EDT – There's plenty of fodder about the upcoming Apple earnings report floating around. We rounded up the details that all AAPL followers need to know. More 

Why Aren’t Young People Investing?

Jan. 8, 2014, 8:00 am EDT – As one generation exits the financial sphere for retirement, another takes up the slack ... or at least that's what used to happen. Twenty-somethings are largely avoiding the market, a trend that could have far-reaching consequences. More 

5 Huge CEO Pay Raises of 2013

Jan. 3, 2014, 3:01 pm EDT – CEO pay tends to dwarf the average worker's salary, but these CEOs managed to bump their pay even more. Here are 5 huge CEO pay raises from 2013. More 

10 Best Stocks for 2014: Hot Expert Picks

Dec. 30, 2013, 2:00 pm EDT – New year, new showdown. From an inverse emerging markets ETF to TSLA, here's a closer look at each expert pick for InvestorPlace's annual 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest. More 

The Hands-Down Hottest Stocks of 2013

Dec. 27, 2013, 8:43 am EDT – Some of the hottest stocks of 2013 fell into four distinct buckets: 3D printing stocks, tech stocks, solar stocks and new stocks. Here are the top names. More 

Should You Buy MSFT Stock in 2014? Our Experts Weigh In

Dec. 20, 2013, 11:37 am EDT – Microsoft is beating the market so far this year, but is it still a good bet heading into 2014? Here's what our experts think about MSFT stock. More