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Bill Ackman Is Right About Index Funds

He’s often controversial… and usually pretty brash. But Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman is also usually quite insightful. He’s been at this game a long time, and he’s had his share of big wins… and big losses. Ackman has an ego on him. (What hedge fund manager <i>doesn’t?</i>) But he’s also his own biggest …

This is the single most important chart during a stock market crash

Through the first half of January, the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined by 8.2%, or more than 1,400 points, the technology- and biotech-heavy Nasdaq Composite has sunk 10.4%, or better than 500 points, and the broad-based S&P 500 is off 8%.<p>In fact, the S&P 500 briefly touched an …

Stock Markets

Vanguard founder John C. Bogle explains where most investors go wrong

Chances are, if you have a 401(k) or an IRA, you've got money in a fund owned by Vanguard. The good news is that means you're probably not paying a lot in fees to hold it. Bogle, who turns 87 this year, has long espoused low-cost index funds.<p>His firm introduced the first index fund in 1976. The …

Investing

How to Run Your Startup Like Richard Branson

Branson's formula to success is simpler than you may think.<p><i>Kristopher B. Jones is a prominent internet entrepreneur, investor, public speaker, and best-selling author. Kris is the founder and former President and CEO of Pepperjam (sold to eBay), managing partner of KBJ Capital (13 companies), and</i> …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: The red-hot stock market is being supported by an unsustainable earnings mirage

In a new video titled "Danger Ahead," the billionaire Wall Street veteran lays out the major problems coming out of both Washington and Wall Street to argue that what's coming next will be "very dangerous and could be disastrous."<p>He started by explaining why Donald Trump had become so popular in …

Markets

How these fund managers have beaten the market for 25 years

Managers can get lucky - but surely not for 25 years. Meet the investors who have stayed ahead of the market for a quarter of a century<p>While the world was a very different place in 1990, some things were the same then as they are now.<p>A quarter of a century ago, as news rolled in of the release of …

Why VCs don’t invest in ‘good’ companies

Every VC says they are looking for great founders that are solving real problems in big markets. So why is it that so many “good” companies that seemingly meet these requirements still fail to raise money from VCs?<p>Venture capital is a hits driven business, with ~4.5 percent of dollars invested …

Venture Capital

12 things everyone should know before investing

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert to start investing.<p>You don't even need to be rich to invest, yet so many of us fail to get started managing our money because we're intimidated or don't know where to start.<p>But investing is crucial. Inflation lops an average 3.87% off your …

Investing

8 Ways to Build More Retirement Wealth

These insights from the smartest investing pros can help your portfolio grow faster.<p>You can commit a large chunk of your life to becoming a better …

The Seven Secrets Of Top Angel Investors

Angel investors, sometimes known as business angels, typically invest between $25,000 and $500,000 in new start-ups, often with the aim of taking them on to the stage where they can attract venture capital funding. The rewards for top angel investors can be significant, but it can also be risky. So …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

7 SEO Fundamentals More Important Than Link Building

Link building has been a subject of controversy for the past few months, as comments from Google’s own John Mueller and evidence from the latest round of the Penguin update have called into question the overall legitimacy of link building as an SEO strategy. Up until recently, link building was …