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How Wall Street's unrealistic expectations created a crisis for Twitter

The stock market is freaking out over a report that Google is dropping out of the race to buy Twitter. Other rumored bidders, including Apple and Disney, are also expected to pass, according to Vox.com sister site Recode. That could mean that only one company — Salesforce.com — makes a formal bid …

What Is Options Trading?

Broadly speaking, options trading refers to the practice of buying and selling options contracts. These contracts give the buyer the right -- but not the obligation -- to buy or sell a stock or other asset at a predetermined price, within a predetermined time period.<p>There are two basic forms of …

Investing

Great, Donald Trump Has Threatened To Default On The National Debt

Just great.<p>Analyzing Donald Trump policy proposals is a fool's errand. I am a fool: Behold my errand.<p>The presumptive GOP nominee has an idea for dealing with American debt and infrastructure. The first half of his plan makes sense. The second half is insane.<p>Trump laid out his plan during a CNBC …

Examining Keynes's legacy, 80 years on

In 1935, John Maynard Keynes wrote to George Bernard Shaw: “I believe myself to be writing a book on economic theory which will largely revolutionise – not, I suppose, at once but in the course of the next ten years – the way the world thinks about its economic problems.” And, indeed, Keynes’s</i> …

Economics

The hottest hedge fund strategy tells you everything you need to know about markets right now

The good news is that there's a hedge fund strategy for that, and it's set to be a very popular approach.<p>Fundamental equity market neutral funds, or hedge funds that take an offsetting number of longs and shorts with the goal of generating alpha no matter the market direction, are in fashion, …

Investing

READ UP: 4 tough Wall Street interview questions

Below are four of the most difficult questions (two technical and two behavioral) you may encounter as well as some sample responses to give you an idea of how to structure a great answer.<p>As you will see, these questions take mastery both of your personal story and of the technical side of …

Goldman Sachs Says It's Time to Short Gold

During a stressful week navigating volatile markets, many investors turned to the popular long-term investment of gold, pushing up prices 7.1% last …

Greece’s Debt Due: What Greece Owes When - WSJ.com

*The IMF's basic rate is 1.05%, but there are surcharges of between two and three percentage points for large and longstanding loans of the type Greece has received.<p>†These loans, called an Extended Fund Facility, charge a basic rate of 1.05%, but there are surcharges of between two and three …

Economics

Goldman Sachs sends US into recession, promptly retracts report’s slide

Despite being “too big to fail”, America’s “most important bank” Goldman Sachs may have done so this week, at least for a few minutes, when it …

Mario Draghi rejects global recession fears and says refugee crisis is an opportunity

Davos audience hears ECB president play down fears of global downturn and says EU can boost growth if it copes together with the refugee influx<p>Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, has said coping with the refugee crisis will be a boost for growth and brushed aside fears that …

Economics

Stocks: How scared should we be?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how worried are you?<p>Richard Quest, CNN's chief international business correspondent, has put that question to a lot of VIPs at Davos. Responses range from 2.5 to 9.<p>The reality is probably somewhere between 5 and 6 -- the average of what CEOs and global leaders say.<p>Yes, stocks …

Stock Markets

Ireland risks being next euro zone victim of political uncertainty | Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland could become the latest euro zone country to face political deadlock in an election expected next month that risks delivering an inconclusive verdict and leaving Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s coalition short of an overall majority.<p>Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny arrives at …

Economic Reform

Why low oil prices hurt the stock market – but won't lead to a US recession

Stocks are having their worst start to a year in history, partly because of a plunge in the price of oil, but few economists see a repeat of the 2008 crisis ahead<p>Wall Street is drowning in oil. Stocks are having their worst start to a year in history in part because of a rapid plunge in the price …

Oil

Goldman Sachs Makes Oil Prices Drop | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>“We must prepare for the worst scenario but it would be nice to be proven wrong” – is the leitmotif of virtually all major news-makers. And it is</i> …

Theresa May's £1,000-per-year tax on smart people is the worst idea in economics right now

Here is what's going on:<p>Employment rose to 74%, an historic record, and unemployment declined to a staggeringly low 5.1%. There are jobs for everyone, basically. It's the best of times!<br>• The stock markets are going down worldwide. A lot of people think we are entering a global recession, with China, …

Economics

Do ruthless people really get ahead?

Does a dark personality actually help you get to the top of business? The truth is more complex.<p>Don Draper in Mad Men. Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. When we think of success, we often picture rather brutal characters who will happily trample over others’ …

Psychology