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A Lot to Be Thankful For

MoneyTips | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business

As Thanksgiving approaches, we think about all of the people and things in our lives that we are thankful for -- but how often do we think about being thankful for our economic good fortune?

5 Ways to Maximize Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

However, Thanksgiving is about more than just having the day off and Black Friday and holiday shopping, Thanksgiving is a really powerful holiday and one that can be the best day of the year, if you just take the time to really enjoy the best Thanksgiving has to offer. If you want to really maximize your Thanksgiving holiday, here are five easy tips to consider that can completely change your holiday experience.

How Are Fantasy Sports Like Our Fantasy Stock Markets?

Phil Davis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

The difference is the stock market is a scam that has gone on for so long that no one dares to do anything about it. In reality, stock certificates are nothing more than another form of fiat currency that have been printed by our Corporate Masters which we, in turn, barter and trade for without putting any real thought into what they are actually worth.

Where There's A Will There's a Way

Michael Farr | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

If the full extent of the budgetary problems are not well understood, how can we be in a position to address the problems?

What Can We Really Know About The Future Of Stock Prices?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Talking to Frydman is a bit like entering a fascinating meditation on the limits of knowledge and the nature of truth. Having lived through the failure of centralized planning in communist Poland, he is particularly sensitive to the hubris of believing that the future can be exactly mapped.

Why Republicans Are Bad for Business

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Republican politicians bill themselves as pro-business, pro-growth, and pro-opportunity. Yet the financial facts say otherwise. Republican administrations bring hard times, for rich and poor alike. Why are their results so different from their aims? Perhaps Democrats are better at motivating workers.

Seven Important Stock Trading Lessons We Can All Learn... From an 18 Year Old Trading Genius

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

When it comes to learning about penny stock trading tips, there is no end to the different resources available for those who want to make money by t...

The 10 Best Stock Market Books You Should Be Reading

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

At a time when science often seems to be on the defensive - from the safety of vaccines and genetically modified organisms to the very existence of evolution and climate change - I have found a hopeful sign.

World's Smallest Stock Markets

MoneyTips | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business

Every investor knows the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Most people are aware of the Tokyo, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong stock exchanges. But are you aware of the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) of Zambia, the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE), or the Mongolian Stock Exchange?

Five Stock Market Misconceptions Traders Need to Avoid

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

When it comes to doling out advice on stock market trading, there are plenty of experts who are willing to tell people the "best" ways to do things.

Want to Become a Successful Trader? Do These Things Every Day

Paul Scolardi | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

Trading is about more than just getting an education. It is also about having the right daily habits. If you want to become a successful trader then there are five main things that you need to do every day.

Patience Is a Virtue

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

Investor behavior somehow reasons that now stocks are a greater risk since they have corrected, and that is false. I would argue that the stock market has more risk when prices are higher.

Office Spaced: Can't We Do Away With the 9-5 Workday, Already?

David Fagin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Fagin

It's almost 2016, people. By this time next week, drones will be carrying us to work and cars will be driving themselves. Yet, everywhere you look, most of us are still racing like rats and herded sheep to get to the office by 9:00 a.m. And for what? To punch a clock?

Financial Savvy: Investment Risk vs. Market Volatility

David Rae | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.

4.6 Million Customers Affected in Scottrade Breach: Are You One of Them? | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's off to a pretty dismal start. Following the Experian breach announcement on Oct. 2 that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers, retail brokerage Scottrade announced it had discovered a breach in one of its systems.

Losing $180,000 in a Day & Other Millionaire Lessons

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

It still stings a little bit, but my biggest all-time, one-day loss was a whopping $180,000. I thought I was in the right position shorting a stock, but after it kept getting higher and higher, I had to get out and take a loss on it.

Is the Market Being Pushed Down to Help CNBC, Trump, and a Few Speculators?

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

There has been really bad news on the Chinese economy almost daily as its industrial profits fall to the lowest level since 2011, when the US stock market had its last 10 percent "correction."

Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

This week the Atlantic Magazine published "The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?" by Graham Allison. I have a great deal of respect for Graham Allison and he lays out a series of compelling arguments. But I believe he will be proven wrong in this case.

China Bear Jim Chanos: The Emperor Is in His Underwear

Lynn Parramore | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

For the past several years, well-known hedge fund manager Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates has been an outspoken China bear. He explains how he became concerned that the world's second largest economy is headed for trouble.

Tear Stocks Plummet After John Boehner Announces Resignation

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.25.2015 | Comedy

Tear stocks and crybaby futures hit a record low on Wall Street Friday just minutes after Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that ...

Too Big To Nail?

Highline | Jade Walker | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

By fall 2013, the government and Johnson & Johnson had settled on a new number: $2.2 billion—$500 million in criminal fines and forfeitures...

Five Ways to Beat Others in the Stock Market

Timothy Sykes | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

The stock market is a difficult and often competitive game, and one that can come with its fair share of letdowns. Approximately 90% of traders will lose money; 70% or more of mutual fund managers fail to beat the S&P 500 each year.

What Should You Do in a Bear Market?

Ken Weber | Posted 09.21.2015 | Money
Ken Weber

You've probably heard the advice to ride through market turbulence. That is good advice, but it needs to be repeated regularly because too many folks don't heed it - even people who should know better.

Fed Keeps Interest Rate Steady, Giving Leeway To Job Market

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

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Big Investing Mistakes: Learn How to Avoid These Three Now

David Rae | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
David Rae

Many novice investors often think being a successful investor is just about picking the "best" investments and maybe even timing the market perfectly. Realistically investing is about making smart decisions and avoiding making the big mistakes that can drag down you long term returns.