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How To Achieve Dividend Investing Success In Four Steps (Example Included)

With the Fed in its seventh year of keeping yields low and bond prices no longer going up, investors have gravitated to dividend-focused stock investing. Many stocks have higher-than-bond yields, plus they offer the possibility of both dividend and price growth. The problem is many investors and …

Negative 0.5% Interest Rate: Why People Are Paying to Save

When you lend somebody money, they usually have to pay you for the privilege.<p>That has been a bedrock assumption across centuries of financial history. But it is an assumption that is increasingly being tossed aside by some of the world’s central banks and bond markets.<p>A decade ago, negative …

Interest Rates

Exploring the puzzle of consciousness

The Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition States of Minduses science and art to unravel mysteries from memory loss to sleepwalking<p>On a crumpled sheet of tin foil in the Wellcome Collection’s conservation studio lies an odd assortment of plasticine forms. One looks suspiciously like the footprint of …

This amazing Goldman Sachs chart shows how tech companies have come to dominate the world

Goldman Sachs released a huge note full of great charts for clients, including an end-of-year financial crossword.<p>One of the more eye-catching graphics is of the top 20 companies by size, charted for the past 10 years.<p>It shows how 2015 marked the first time the top three largest companies in the …

Markets

How to invest $500

If investing feels like a rich person's game, it's not your imagination: Many online brokers impose initial deposit requirements of $1,000 or more. Mutual funds, a common investment choice with close to $16 trillion in U.S. assets, often have similar minimums.<p>But that doesn't mean you should sit on …

Investing

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Watch Einstein’s Theory of Relativity explained in a superfun 3-minute cartoon

Today is the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and what better way to celebrate that iconic moment in history than taking …

Meet a dividend investor who’s on his way to early retirement

<b>MARK SEED</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Project manager<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Approximately 30 Canadian and U.S. dividend stocks such as Bank of Nova Scotia, BCE Inc., Fortis Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson; also, exchange-traded funds such as iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Since …

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Three ways to get your investments to pay you a monthly salary

It is a challenge many savers face: securing a reliable, frequent income from their investments.<p>Many want to use their assets to “pay them a wage”. But how?<p>Until recently, building such a portfolio would have proved difficult, as the norm was for investment funds and companies themselves to pay …

Retirement

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

The 15 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

7 Forms of Real Wealth that Everyone Should Build to Lead a Meaningful Life

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Patrick Meagher<p>Wealth is about so much more than money. Yes, money can give you opportunities, …

Happiness

Opinion: How fast we forget what drives stock prices

The great economist John Maynard Keynes once said: “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are …

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

These 2 rules will help you avoid the fatal flaws of long-term investing

What's more, the strategy fails to include a safety mechanism - something that ensures investors won't lose <i>all</i> of their money.<p>That means investors are left to their own devices when it comes to managing risk. And a number of studies within the realm of behavioral finance are revealing a troubling …

Investing

The Fed nailed it

In September, the Federal Open Markets Committee, the Fed's policy setting arm, decided not to raise its benchmark rate, which has been near zero for seven years.<p>Ahead of the meeting, there had been little certainty about what the Fed would do, but a good number of economists believed that the …

Millennials, You Should Be Rooting for a Market Meltdown

Buying stocks at market lows can help you build more wealth in retirement—if you have time to wait for a rebound<p>Most investors cringe at the thought …

11 Investing Mistakes Everybody Makes

Which ones are you guilty of?<p>Anyone who has ever made money by investing has probably also made their share of blunders. In fact, it’s the blunders …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past …

Online Education

Gov’t Will Seize Nevada Family’s Property Near Area 51 If They Won’t Accept the Air Force’s ‘Last Best Offer’

The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to the owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51.<p>The Sheahan family is being told to take a $5.2 million “last best offer” for their property by Thursday — or the …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …