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Image Completion with Deep Learning in TensorFlow

<i>August 9, 2016</i><p>Introduction<p>Content-aware fill is a powerful tool designers and photographers use to fill in unwanted or missing parts of images. Image …

Deep Learning

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" status — the term in the tech industry for companies worth $1 billion (£640 million) or more.<p>Earlier this year conference organiser Finovate pulled together a list of all …

Dumbest things to do with money

rorobito/flickr<p>Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to …

J.P. Morgan's 53 Top Stock Picks for 2016

In 2016, any upside to the <b>S&P 500 Index</b> will be "closely linked" to delivery of earnings growth, according to <b>J.P. Morgan</b>. Analysts from the bank …

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Pharmaceuticals Rapscallion Martin Shkreli Now Playing the Stock Market Like a Goddamn Pan Flute

Here’s a fun story a few weeks in the making, starring everyone’s favorite price-gouging pharmaceuticals asswipe, Martin Shkreli. This one involves …

Stock Markets

50 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2016

For those who are dreaming of a new job at an up-and-coming young company, we've compiled this list to help.<p>All of these companies specialize in making tech for work and business use, a $3.5 trillion worldwide market.<p>All of them had spectacular years in 2015, by launching great new technology or …

Startups

How Wall Street hijacks your money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Robert C.S. “Bobby” Monks, author of “Uninvested: How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money & …

With Profit Recession In Full Swing Should You Sell Stocks?

The U.S. economy is growing — up 2.1% in the third quarter — but the same can’t be said for the profits of S&P 500 companies — they’re down by $25 billion so far in 2015. Is that full-blown profit recession a reason for you to sell stocks?<p>Before getting into that question, let’s look at the theory …

It’s time to lighten the load on these 10 stocks

It is time to take partial profits on 10 popular stocks listed later in this column. These are great companies with great products, excellent market …

10 dividend stocks for 2016 with yields up to 15.6%

Why buy dividend stocks?<p>There are two main arguments. Let’s start with ...<p>... the growth case<p>If you’re a long-term growth investor, the S&P 500 …

Newton Global Income fund focus: 'The US stock market is expensive - but it's China that worries me'

Newton Global Income has turned £10,000 into £23,000. Manager James Harries names the 'safe shares' he has been buying<p>James Harries, who has overseen the popular Newton Global Income fund for almost ten years, has adopted a conservative investment approach.<p>This is because he holds a gloomy outlook, …

Investing

Opinion: This little-known credit card stock is the holiday’s best bargain

As you get ready for holiday shopping, you may be looking forward to the nice discounts and cash-back plans retailers like Amazon.com and TJX offer …

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 …

What Data Mining News Coverage Can Teach Us About Global Events

What can massive data mining of global news coverage tell us about the economic sanctions against Russia or global reaction to China’s economic slowdown? The Cross Country Emerging Markets Unit at BBVA Research recently produced a report summarizing their work on tracking geopolitical and social …

Sanctions

The stock market owes more than all of its success this year to just 8 companies

The S&P 500 owes more than all of its success this year to eight stocks, known by the acronyms Fang and Nosh:<p>Collectively, these eight stocks account for a roughly 2.5% positive contribution to the S&P 500's return this year.<p>The index is up about 0.6% over the same time period, so these stocks …

Stock Markets

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 …

GOLDMAN: Here are 15 great stocks with fat dividends and huge buyback plans

According to David Kostin at Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies will spend $2.2 trillion in excess cash in 2016, and 46% of that will be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends ($432 billion) or buybacks ($608 billion).<p>Additionally, the stocks of companies returning large amounts of cash to …

Immerge is a ball of Lytro cameras for VR video

Lytro first made a name for itself with a small rectangular camera that did one magical thing: It allowed you to refocus photos <i>after</i> you've taken them. It did this trick thanks to some complex software and the camera's unique light field technology that captures millions of rays of light. Last …

Augmented Reality

How to Earn a Year's Worth of Stock Gains in Just 6 Months

6-month periods starting in November have delivered 85% of stock-market gains.<p>You’ve probably heard that Wall Street saying, “sell in May and go …

DEUTSCHE: Here are 32 great stocks to buy right now

Others think that you can stay bullish, but they recommend having greater exposure to some industries than others.<p>"We believe Energy and Industrial positions should generally be reduced heading into yearend as operating disappointments are likely through 1Q16, in favor of over weights on Health …

Investing

3 Things: "You Should Buy, Professionals Need To Sell"

<i>Submitted by Lance Roberts via STA Wealth Management,</i>The 1998 Profits RecessionI recently quoted the importance of the current profits <i>"recession"</i> as …

7 Great Stocks That Keep Raising Dividends

The stock market has had a good run since 2009. So good, in fact, that a growing chorus of seers fears that U.S. stocks will deliver little …

3 Stocks to Buy for Income, Growth and Value

In a low-yield world, where's an income investor to turn? Certainly not to the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, where Janet Yellen …

JP Morgan To Grant IPO Access To Everyone

Traditionally limited to institutional investors and high-net-worth clients, J.P. Morgan is about to make it easier for retail investors to gain access at the IPO price. The bank is announcing today that it will partner with Motif Investing to give ordinary investors the option to purchase shares …

Warren Buffett and Jeremy Grantham have been warning us about this moment for years

Since the financial crisis, corporations have managed to deliver robust profit growth by offsetting the drag from weak sales growth with widening profit margins. These fatter profit margins came from cutting costs, which usually means getting more productivity out of fewer workers.<p>But with the …

Ben Bernanke: More execs should have gone to jail for causing Great Recession

WASHINGTON — This season, Ben Bernanke was able to sit through an entire Nationals game.<p>During the financial meltdown in 2008, the then-chairman of the Federal Reserve would buy a lemonade and head to his seats two rows back from the Washington Nationals dugout, a respite from crisis. But often he …

Market history is calling, and it's saying stock performance will be crappy for another ~10 years

If history is a guide, it's likely to stay weak for at least another 10 years.<p>Why?<p>Because stocks are still fantastically expensive relative to most of recorded history.<p>And in the past, when stocks have been this expensive — or close to this expensive — performance over the next decade has been …

18 Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

"That rug really tied the room together."<p>Every month, Netflix bids farewell to a collection of great titles, but this September is a particularly difficult month for those who love the streaming giant. From horror to drama to comedy, an unusually large number of notable films will disappear when …