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Dividend stocks that deliver

Today we’re going to take a look at 5 dividend stocks that in my opinion look like solid bets to generate double-digit total returns every year, or at least every year on average.<p>A 10% annual return is obviously not get-rich-quick money. But at that rate, you’re still doubling your money every …

Checklist: 9 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer

Whatever your priorities, this can help you find someone who understands you and has the resources to help you manage your financial life

9 compelling reasons to consider a Roth IRA

Get tax-free growth potential, tax-free withdrawals, no required distributions, and more.<p>Do you want to help lower your taxes and increase your …

Retirement

8 traits Harvard says true leaders need to navigate today's 'volatile, uncertain' business world

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

Leadership

UBS: We are witnessing the end of the credit cycle, and a crash is coming

The era of cheap debt and plentiful liquidity is slowly drawing to an end, according to a team of UBS analysts led by Paul Winter, making it harder to use credit to juice corporate profits.<p>As earnings fall, so will investors' confidence in stocks, leading to either a market crash or a correction, …

Markets

Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund: Market-Beating Returns and Low Fees

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Most Vanguard index funds simply try to match the performance of an index, but a chosen few that include the<b>Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund</b> (NASDAQMUTFUND: NAESX)become runaway successes and the envy of their category.<p>Over the last 15 years, Vanguard's fund has blown away …

Value Line Investment Survey

Value Line Investment Survey<p>Why the Famous Research Product Is Such a Great Choice for New Investors<p>Updated August 23, 2017<p>What do Warren Buffett, …

Stock Market Timing: Does It Make A Difference

What if I sold King Wan Corp. Ltd. (SGX:554) when it hit the high of 34c, and bought back when it reached the low of 25c before it rebounded back to …

7 steps to a perfectly written business plan

Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it's to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a business plan includes;<p>However, getting started can be …

Small Business

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016<p>Just 8 percent of …

Retirement

The right way to roll up your shirtsleeves

Summer can be a challenging time to dress professionally while staying cool. If you can't avoid wearing dress shirts, then make sure that you are rolling your shirtsleeves up properly.<p>We created this simple visual guide so you'll never look sloppy with rolled sleeves:

Beauty

Why the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model is So Successful

Use the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model in Your Life<p>Focus on Two Buckets of Value - Operating Income and Marketable Securities<p>Updated April 07, …

Investing

This Supercut of 'SNL' Stars Breaking Character Is the Best Thing on the Internet Today

This should tide you over until the show returns.<p>Anything can happen on live television. Although most of the time, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> goes off without a hitch, moments where cast members crack each other up and break character are inevitable—especially when you have some of the funniest people …

6 Financial Advisors Share Their Best Financial Advice for Saving Money

Is saving money easy? From a distance, it certainly appears to be.<p>But, when it comes down to it, it’s pretty difficult – especially when you don’t have a stellar income.<p>You already know you need to save money for the future. You need to save money for retirement, for an emergency, for your kids’ …

Personal Finance

NASA's new camera makes rocket engines look like Hollywood CGI

HDR video of a seriously powerful booster<p>NASA has created a camera that can film slow motion footage of booming rocket engines with higher dynamic range than ever before. It’s called the High Dynamic Range Stereo X camera, or HiDyRS-X, and late last week the agency released some of its footage to …

Space Exploration

10 Tips For First Time Dividend Investors

<b>10 Tips For First Time Dividend Investors by Ben Reynolds</b><p>Do you remember the first time you purchased a stock or mutual fund?<p>I can look back on when …

Expected Return, Variance And Standard Deviation Of A Portfolio

Expected return is calculated as the weighted average of the likely profits of the assets in the portfolio, weighted by the likely profits of each …

Investing

Jared Leto Enraptured by Green Gucci Jacket, Procures Green Gucci Jacket, Wears Green Gucci Jacket

Beautiful.<p>Jared Leto fell head-over-heels for a magnificent green jacket six weeks ago at Gucci's men's fashion show:<p>Today, he wore that jacket with baby pink pants on the red carpet of <i>Suicide Squad</i>'s London premiere:<p>When you know, you know:

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U.S. stocks see paltry gains amid new batch of company earnings

The Dow experienced another dip as stocks had another day of paltry gains as investors continue to analyze a new batch of mixed corporate earnings, including significant results from Facebook and Ford Motor on Thursday.<p>The social-networking giant from Northern California posted 59% in quarterly …

Stock Markets

The silver boom is coming

But as we've written before, there is good reason to believe silver prices are headed even higher. Negative interest rates and global economic uncertainty continue to scare markets and investors. Precious metals are great portfolio "insurance" and they have a low correlation to shares.<p>(To find out …

Stock Markets

Warren Buffett's Best Investing Advice in 10 Quotes

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1"<p>One great way to learn the basics of investing is by studying the greatest …

Investing

Using the Price-to-Sales Ratio to Value Stocks

Image Source: Getty Images<p>The price-to-sales ratio, also known as "price/sales" or "P/S ratio" can be a useful metric for valuing stocks. The P/S ratio is determined by dividing the company's market capitalization by its revenue, so it is solely based on revenue not profits. For this reason, it can …

Roze, Tensile Trading

<i>Tensile Trading: The 10 Essential Stages of Stock Market Mastery</i> by the father-son team of Gatis N. Roze and Grayson D. Roze (Wiley, 2016) is a …

This tech exec thinks one main belief about self-driving cars is 'bulls---'

Although there's widespread disagreement on exactly when we'll start seeing autonomous vehicles on the road, car companies and tech giants alike are pouring resources into the idea.<p>Google's efforts are some of the most visible: it has 58 self-driving cars on the road that have cumulatively driven …

Autonomous Cars

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Books

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate