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.
Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit from this fact,* I am ofte...
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.
Artist or employee or entrepreneur, ask every night, "Who did I help today". This will help you avoid the problems listed.
World currency factors have a huge impact on commodity prices, since a relatively strong dollar makes commodities more expensive for overseas purchasers. The recent currency adjustment by China has had a huge effect on prices because of the size of their market and the abruptness of the devaluation change.
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.
Up and down we go. Where we stop, no one seems to know. Mario Draghi is speaking at 9 a.m. this morning and, now that the Fed has put off ...
As I've noted over and over again -- it's very difficult to fix your portfolio after the fact -- which is why you need to learn to hedge your positions properly.
Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions.
So-called "smart beta" is having a day in the sun. Pioneered by the very smart Rob Arnott, the basic idea is: don't invest in an index weighted by market cap -- invest in one that weights according to a non-market fundamental value measure, or even equally.
Have you ever met somebody who's down in the dumps, but blames all of their misery on factors outside themselves? You know, the person who's always whining about how much easier other people have it, or how they just can't get ahead because of their circumstances?
If the U.S. economy really is getting stronger, why are U.S. stock markets so volatile? The broad answer: the economy is much more than the stock market, and vice versa.
With the recession barely behind us and as a millennial myself, I can attest to the fact that having a job is a great thing. Not having one is a horrific experience to go through. Finances are extremely important and saving up for a rainy day is even more so.
Financial literacy and security is what every millennial needs to learn about. These days, millennials are having quite a difficult time surviving due to the nature of the times we live in.
In 2013, the CIA announced the official existence of one of the governments worst kept secrets, Area 51. It had to be the easiest press releases to write in the history of declassified government information. I'm paraphrasing the official document, but it said "Yep".
I see so many investors that start to watch the financial news every waking moment when we start to have a correction. The more you check your investments and listen to the media, the more volatile it will appear -- further fueling your internal panic buttons.