Carlos F. Ramirez

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London's City braces for historic day

<b>It's tricky to find a hotel room for Thursday in the City of London or Canary Wharf. Financial institutions have bagged them to accommodate the extra staff needed for this unique night.</b><p>City of London dealing rooms will be alight on referendum night as firms brace for what could be the most dramatic …

Hargreaves Lansdown

How to invest like ... Hetty Green, the world's richest woman

Hetty Green was the first woman to invest on Wall Street. She was also the pioneer of Warren Buffett-style “value investing”.<p>When she died in 1916 at 81, she had an estimated $100m in cash and owned more than 6,000 assets, including railways, hotels, office buildings, theatres, churches and …

Silver Assets Climb to Record as ‘Forgotten’ Metal Soars

Holdings in exchange-traded funds backed by silver swelled to a record as investors sought a haven from global economic and political risk.<p>Assets …

ETFs

Trump Or Hillary For Gold, Silver Investors?

<b>Will Trump Or Hillary Be Good For Precious Metals Prices? by Clint Siegner, Originally Posted on Money Metals Exchange</b><p>This year’s presidential …

China’s meltdown shows the country is out of control

Global stock markets have rebounded after the shock of Black Monday, but worries over the Chinese economy are not over, in fact they are just …

Stock Markets

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.<p>In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: <b>They self-educate by reading.</b><p>"Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first …

Self-improvement

Embracing Failure: Lessons From History's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In the Middle East, failure is a taboo subject. We don’t like to talk about the startups that have failed, or the people that have sacrificed every …

Motivation

China's stock market crash: five numbers you need to know

Attempts to stabilise China's volatile stock markets haven't lasted<p>China's turbulent stock markets show no signs of cooling off yet, as a sell-off that began in June continues to ripple through equities.<p>Attempts to stabilise the market by the authorities, such as allowing companies to suspend …

King dollar has cost S&P 500 companies $244 billion of balance sheet pain

The strong dollar is one of the biggest stories in the global financial markets right now. At 97.47, the US dollar index is up over 19% from a year ago.<p>While this is good news for importers, it's bad news for exporters. It's also rough on the US-based multinational companies that do a lot of …

Markets

Opinion: 5 cheap stocks that aren’t value investing traps

While sentiment matters and headlines can change, there are few substitutes for good analysis that compares investment options objectively based on …

Investing

What Warren Buffett's favorite indicator says about China's stock market

Warren Buffett has long been bullish on China, and its market. But, given the nation’s recent stock market tumbles, would he still be now?<p>Chinese …

Stock Markets

The oil price rout is going to inflict real pain on Russia

Russia is facing a mounting fiscal crisis as the combination of low oil prices and western sanctions continue to take their toll. For a country that gets about 50 percent of its budget revenues from oil and gas, the sudden collapse of oil prices since June - Brent is now trading at $55 per barrel - …

Oil

Estate planning for single people

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>While discussions for estate planning often focus on married couples, estate planning for …

Retirement

China's stock market crashes again as panicking sellers lose faith

All that’s left to happen in China’s stock market is for government leaders to admit they are powerless to stop a selloff.<p>Monday’s panic selling was …

Stock Markets
Stock Markets

Blending the right mix of assets can generate a healthy stream of income

Investors and advisors know they can't depend <b>solely</b> on the old standbys—bonds, high-dividend stocks and cash—to produce income today, and they're ready to try a new approach. But which one?<p>Answering that question isn't easy. Sure, 70% of the 2000 respondents in our Global Income Survey said they …

Investing
Retirement

5 charts show how index investing is beating stock-picking

Slide 1 of 7<p>One of the investing world’s big changes in this millennium is all the money rushing into index funds—instead of funds run by traditional …

Investing

Higher interest rates can actually be a good thing

While rates remain extraordinarily low by historical standards, in the last few months we have witnessed a modest change in the environment. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yields have risen by nearly a full percentage point from the January lows, and short-term rates are starting to climb as well. This …

Stock Markets

For every investor thinking 'long-term' there are almost 20 who are thinking 'short-term'

Because of this we often obsess over the short-term and end up doing detrimental short-term actions in what is essentially a failed attempt to create certainty in an uncertain financial world.<p>It isn't totally irrational to think about the short-term, however, this article from Fund Reference shows …

Investing

Major Money Manager Braces for Bond-Market Collapse

TCW Group Inc. is taking the possibility of a bond-market selloff seriously.<p>So seriously that the Los Angeles-based money manager, which oversees …

Stock Markets
Stock Markets

The Federal Reserve isn't raising rates and Wall Street is pumped

The short-term impact for bankers and on Main Street is expected to be huge.<p>Dealmakers think summer vacations could get short as Wall Street continues its record M&A pace. Bankers have spent recent months advising clients that the Federal Reserve would not hike up interest and now they're ready to …

Wall Street

Hot shot startup investor Bill Gurley just wrote a cryptic tweet about the looming tech bubble — once you understand it, you'll be a little freaked out

The other day, Bill Gurley, who has to be on the Top 5 most successful and smartest VCs, had a few semi-cryptic tweets. Cryptic to non-VCs, at least:<p>Many of you may not even know what an LP meeting is. It's where VCs meet with their own investors, the "Limited Partners." And it might be a bit …

Venture Capital

Opinion: Don’t rush to dump stocks when interest rates rise

Stocks are considered to be the best investments against inflation, and the rising interest rates associated with it, because companies can pass cost …

Investing

Millennials' banking habits could make Wall Street obsolete

It's a trend that could crush Wall Street.<p>The 2015 Makovsky Wall Street Reputation Study came out this week.<p>In it, there's a subset covering millennial habits.<p>And within that data subset is some bad news for big banks.<p>49% of millennials said they would consider using financial services options from …

Wall Street