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What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator shows it’s time to unload stocks, buy bonds

Lucky number seven? We’ll see. That’s how many sessions in a row the Dow industrials have closed in the red. We haven’t witnessed a dry streak like …

Stock Markets

On Investing: Risk Could be Almost Entirely Optional

<i>This post is from an evangelist of an investment method called valuation-informed indexing (VII). The post compares and contrasts that method with</i> …

10 reasons Fiji is one of the world’s happiest countries

If someone asked, ‘Are you are happy?’ what would you say? Well, if you lived in Fiji, there is an almost nine-times-out-of-10 chance you’d say ‘yes!’. According to WIN-Gallup 89% of Fijians report they are happy, making Fiji one of the happiest countries in the world.<p>And what are the odds that a …

Fiji

The Maldives: A Private Paradise

Karo was surfing his home break with some buddies one morning 14 years ago when a strange thing happened. The local police buzzed up in a speedboat …

Who Got Rich This Week: Beneficiaries of a Publicis Buyout, CEO of a Rising Payroll Software Company

<b>Low Earnings? No Problem</b><p>Sapient Corporation, a Boston-based digital consulting and marketing firm, released third-quarter earnings Thursday, and the results weren’t impressive. Gross revenues did increase 9% from the previous year to $364 million, but net income dropped 15% from $26.3 million to …

Investing: Two ways to beat average returns

<b>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</b><p>If you are serious about your financial future, you’ve got to be serious about investing. Enough has …

A Scary Story for Emerging Markets

<i>Below is the October 26th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>The consequences of the coming bull market in the US dollar, which I’ve been predicting for a number of years, go far beyond suppression of commodity prices (which in general is a good thing for consumers – but could at some …

Wall Street: How Bull Markets Turn Into Bubbles Before Bursting

<i>Disclosure: I own shares of QQQ</i><p>“THE STOCK MARKET—the daytime adventure serial of the well-to-do—would not be the stock market if it didn’t have its ups and downs,” writes John Brooks <i>in Business Adventures</i>.<p>That has certainly been the case with Wall Street in 2014, with S&P500 (NYSE:SPY), the NASDAQ …

Earin Wireless Earbuds

Bluetooth is great for cutting the cables between your phone and your ears — but up 'til now, basically all BT earbuds have still had a cable running …

Consumer Tech

Profit Powerhouses: Industries With The Strongest Earnings Growth

When it comes to which U.S. industries are generating the strongest profits, you don’t have to look much further than the construction sector, according to new private-company data from Sageworks, a financial information company.<p>Based on financial statements filed over the past year, six of the 10 …

The 6 Most Costly Mistakes Individual Investors Make

When you speak about money with individual investors every day for years, you learn a lot about how people make their decisions. You see why they're …

10 Warren Buffett Investment Tips to Build Your Wealth

Warren Buffett, the world’s second-richest person, shows no signs of slowing down. Besides owning trains (BNSF Railway), planes (NetJets) and …

Investing

3 Lessons An Investor Learned After Losing His Job, Reputation, And $1.6 Million

The late Jim Paul went from a poor Kentucky boy to serving on the board of governors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange through a series of lucky breaks and smart investments. But his hubris grew alongside his success, and a series of terrible investment decisions led to his downfall in 1983. His …

Investing

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

Investing

14 Brilliant Insights From Legendary Investor Jim Rogers

In 2007, he packed up and moved to Singapore where he is essentially shorting the West.<p>Behind Rogers' quick wit and endless charm are brilliant investing insights he gained during his lengthy and legendary career.<p>We put together 14 of the best insights that every investor will find helpful.

Stock Markets

Successful investing rules: John Lee

One of the UK’s most famous – and famously successful – private investors is <b>John Lee</b> (aka Lord Lee of Trafford).<p>Thanks to more than a decade of …

Investing

3 Ways to Be a Better Investor You Won't Learn in a Book

Roughly 17 years ago, I didn't know my ABCs from my 123s when it came to investing.<p>I was a high school senior, enrolled in a half-semester economics …

Lance's Right, Indonesia

en_US<p>article<p>Lance's Right, Indonesia. Photo: Pete Frieden<p>https://www.surfer.com/blogs/photo-blog/lances-right-indonesia/<p>SURFER …

How to Become Rich

There are many people who are inquisitive about the road to affluence. Some may accuse kismet for the amount of wealth they end up with. But then how do we spell out those many people who go bankrupt only to become rich again around 2-3 times in their lives?<p>Contrary to popular belief, any one can …

Personal Finance

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Warren Buffett's Secret Sauce

Warren Buffett knows more about investing than a room full of celebrity chefs know about cooking. But he has secret sauce that has worked for him over the course of a half century that he’s not entirely sharing.<p>In a recent Fortune blog, the oracle of Omaha shared some of his advice on long-term …

5 Industries That Will Never Get Warren Buffett’s Money

Warren Buffett isn’t called the Oracle of Omaha for nothing. With a net worth of $65.8 billion, according to <i>Forbes</i>, he’s the world’s most prominent …

Warren Buffett’s Words of Wisdom for Investors

• Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Don't forget rule number one.<br>• If [investors] try to time their purchases, they will do very well …

Investing

Time value of money

The <b>time value of money</b> is one of the most important concepts to grasp in investing. Happily, it’s also a pretty instinctive one.1<p>The time value of …

Personal Finance

The 4 biggest mistakes investors are making - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

Investors tend to put money into what's worked in the past. That's not a great strategy for the future.<p>Everyone wants to know when the stock market is going to tank -- and how high it's going to go just before it does. It would make getting rich a lot easier.<p>Even Wall Street experts don't know …

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Finance

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

The Beach Body Arms Workout

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