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Your ETFs could be hedge funds in disguise

The Proshares Large Cap Core Plus Fund uses borrowed money—leverage—to load up on stocks recommended by its algorithm. Nearly 20% of its portfolio is …

Big Investing Mistakes: Learn How to Avoid These Three Now

<b>If you make these 3 big investing mistakes it will cost you a bundle.</b><p>I'm extremely lucky to have a smart and successful group of clients, many of whom came to me after falling victim to the 3 simplest of investing mistakes. Whether rich or poor market folly does not discriminate. Win by not losing …

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 …

How to learn about investing...by watching Netflix

Too many Americans think of the stock market as the "final frontier" -- something worthy of a "Star Trek" episode.<p>After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it's easier than you might think to "boldly go" where many …

Investing

Trading in Stocks, ETFs Was Halted More Than 1,200 Times Early Monday

Increase or decline of 5% or more triggers a five-minute pause in trading<p>Trading of U.S. stocks and exchange-traded funds was paused more than 1,200 times in early trading on Monday as the market experienced heightened volume and volatility.<p>Under market regulations, anytime a stock jumps up or …

Stock Markets

Stock Market Turmoil: Dow Jones Jumps and Dives in Day of Turbulence

In a historic day of turbulence, the stock market whipped between nauseating drops and roaring comebacks on Monday before closing with another big loss.<p>Seized by fears that the Chinese economy is not as healthy as it appeared to be, investors sold with abandon at the opening bell and sent the Dow …

Stock Markets

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

Apple’s Stock Is Now Officially In a Bear Market

Apple’s stock had a very bad day on Friday, ending the trading session officially in a bear market.<p>Apple was already down 16% from its April high …

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain

Opinion: These two indicators are telling you to buy stocks

If you’re holding off on buying stocks because “everyone knows” September and October can be terrible months that often bring trouble, you might be …

STOCKS GET CRUSHED: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,990.69, -358.04, (-2.06%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,035.73, -43.88, (-2.11%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,877.49, -141.56, (-2.82%)<p>And now, the top stories on Thursday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: The TV business is falling apart »</b>

You can earn 100 times more interest on your money by using a different kind of savings account

That's because the "big banks" out there — Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, to name a few — usually offer an interest rate of <i>0.01%</i>. Your savings just sit there, growing by a negligible amount.<p>However, if you're using a high interest savings account at an internet bank such as Ally …