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3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
Lee Wang

I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.

The Secret To Higher Expected Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Is there something these passive investors know that you don't? Why have they thrown in the towel and abandoned the quest for alpha?

What Is the Best Way to Invest for Retirement?

Quora | Posted 04.15.2014 | Money

Decide how you are going to spend your time. What are you going to do during the first six to twelve months in retirement, and what do you plan to do for the rest of your retired life?

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

The World is Flat - Again!

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 04.11.2014 | World
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Our global economy is still in flux, and much of the world is "hooked" on cheap money. The abrupt change or repricing of those conditions could lead to severe volatility in financial markets.

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We are in a dangerous time in the stock market. It's not a dangerous time because of a crisis or volatility. It's dangerous time because investors start to become overconfident.

Knowing the Ropes in the Foreclosure Purchase Ring

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

I've bought a great many foreclosure properties over the years and can tell you that you can end up pulling your hair out if you're not prepared for the hurdles the lender places in your path to a closing.

The Idiot's Guide to High Frequency Trading

Mark Cuban | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

If you know that by getting to the front of the line you are able to see or anticipate some material number of the trades that are about to happen, you are GUARANTEED to make a profit. What is the definition of a rigged market? When you are guaranteed to make a profit.

Facebook, Oculus Rift, and an Already Imagined Future

Steven Nereo | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Steven Nereo

Facebook's newest acquisition of Oculus Rift and the reaction by the media and investment pundits who seem to signal this more as a CEO out of control than a company that -- I believe -- appears to have a very obvious plan in mind.

You Want Human Rights With That? McDonald's Serves Up Due Diligence on Human Rights

Amol Mehra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Amol Mehra

By Amol Mehra, Esq., and Nicole Santiago Shareholders are using their voting power to join the movement for corporate accountability and the most re...

Heard About Bitcoin? Nah, Been There, Done That

Bob Swarup | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Bitcoin enthusiasts today are very much recreating the digital equivalent of the California Gold Rush. The currency is the answer to all our modern day problems, they claim. I hear all that. It is still a rerun, because it is human.

6 Lessons March Madness Can Teach on Retirement Investing

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Those bracket pool entries are probably the most heavily researched investments most people ever make. Perhaps some of that careful due diligence can be carried over to principles that will help people manage their retirement savings.

Mbloom's $10 Million Hawaii Tech Fund Begins to Take Shape

Jason Rushin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Mbloom, the Maui-based incubator and investment fund, announced the closing of their $10 million investment fund back in December, but little has been...

Crowdfunding Is Growing Up: Here's What You Need to Know

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Just six months ago, equity crowdfunding was not yet legal in the U.S. Today, there are close to 1,000 crowdfunding sites in existence -- at last coun...

It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep That Matters

Jordan Waxman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Money
Jordan Waxman

With income and capital gains taxes on the rise, and interest rates as low as they are, it is more important than ever to achieve sufficient after-tax cash flow and keep the tax man at bay.

The Single Biggest Problem With Your 401(k) | Posted 03.14.2014 | Money

You are already invested in your employer more than you think. It's also tempting to think that you should invest in what you know, and so hold your employer's stock.

What Exactly Is 'The Fed' Reserving?

Bob Swarup | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The Fed is both the savior and the bogeyman of tomorrow. Yet amidst all the rhetoric and dogma, there are many questions about how The Fed operates. Here are five things to think about regarding the Federal Reserve.

The Highest Return Investment for Women

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

I'm often asked to speak to women about investing. And for years, I've typically started with the basics of saving, diversification and asset allocation. But, before getting to that, there is an investment that women can make that has by far the greatest risk-adjusted return available.

Why the YOLO Generation Has It All Wrong About Money

Kali Hawlk | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.

Why You Aren't Meeting Investors

Seth Goldstein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Seth Goldstein

Nobody teaches you these rules. And people are too polite to tell you when you violate them. Understanding and following the laws of email are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings.

TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

10 Things The SEC Wants You to Know About Variable Annuities

Andrew Wang | Posted 02.25.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

Because different products have different features, it is important to read the prospectus for details including charges, investment choices, death benefits, payout options, and other features.

Mother Nature Clouds the Outlook

Michael Farr | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

How much of the slowing can be blamed on Mother Nature? Nobody knows for sure, of course, but there is enough reason to believe that the brisk pace of growth recorded in the second half of 2013 will not be sustained in 2014.

Land: They're Not Making Any More of It

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

There is an upswing for raw land. As demand for housing grows, demand for land grows. It's a simple fact of economics and American ingenuity.