Kirk Faulkner

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Interview With A Market Wizard

Jack Schwager is a well-known author and hedge fund industry expert. But for a long time he wondered what makes a successful stock market trader. Or, which approach do they use to consistently outperform the market?<p>To find out he conducted dozens of interviews with top traders in big financial …

Experience Over Things: The Future Of The Consumer Economy

Does money buy happiness? And at what exchange rate? And how do I get the most happiness from a buck of money? Happiness research, based on surveys of life satisfaction, has addressed these issues, with implications for both personal behavior and the economic forecast.<p>Happiness is measured by a …

What Low Oil Prices Really Mean

Since the start of 2016, oil prices have swung between $27 and $42 per barrel, about a quarter of the 2008 peak crude oil price of $145. On February 16, oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Venezuela agreed to a tentative deal to freeze their production in an attempt to boost prices. …

Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

You are currently reading this article for free. In fact, Forbes has no paywall, so you can access any article on this website free of charge. Yet, if you are like me or any publisher or, incidentally, a growing cohort of the tech world, you would agree that journalism is not worthless.<p>How do we …

Journalism

Opinion: Here’s a sure way for you to sell high and buy low

Now that the stock market has bounced back from its terrible start to the year, investors might feel they’ve regained their balance. They have — if …

Wall Street set for higher open as oil rebounds | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday as oil rose and investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s March meeting on monetary policy.<p>Traders work at the post that trades Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., on the floor of the New York Stock …

Stop calling this the 'most hated bull market in history'

We've been hearing for years now how this is supposedly, "the most hated bull market in Wall Street history." In fact, it's become such a popular meme that even USA Today picked it up this week and ran with it. The trouble is there is absolutely no evidence at all to support this idea.<p>In fact, all …

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Scientists say how you react to stress is important, not its frequency

Do you get stressed easily?<p>You should probably take it easy and let it go a little.<p>According to a new study, how you perceive and react to stressful …

Pretty soon you can order Tesla's new $35,000 car — here's what you need to know

<b>The unveil</b> <br>Investors have known for some time Tesla would be unveiling its $35,000 Model 3 in March, but it wasn't until the company released its fourth-quarter shareholder letter on Feb. 10 that a specific date was shared. Tesla will unveil Model 3 on March 31.<p>After sharing the date of the …

Truebill launches to help find and cancel your forgotten subscriptions

It has happened to all of us at one time or another: You scan your credit card bill and notice some phantom $7.99 monthly charge for some service you had signed up for months or maybe even years earlier.<p>Now you face a dilemma: Do you sink the time into tracking down the website, remembering how to …

Retirees Are Handing Wall Street Billions For No Good Reason

Perhaps the best reason to worry about Wall Street money managers ripping off investors is that most of those investors are regular people—via …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Standby for terrible news from Wall Street ...

We are about to get confirmation that earnings growth for America's biggest companies was negative in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year ago.<p>When aluminum giant Alcoa releases its results on Monday, it will mark the unofficial start of the heaviest reporting season for S&P 500 …

ICYMI: Here's why raising the retirement age is a terrible idea

<i>The correlation between life expectancy and income is one of the best-established metrics in American demographics, but seldom is it portrayed as strikingly as in the graphic above, published this weekend by the Health Inequality Project and drawn from a study in the Journal of the American Medical</i> …

Opinion: A good trick to picking the best dividend stocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The Dogs of the Dow are barking again, but watch out for their bite.<p>I’m referring to the strategy that, each …

Retirees, don't worry about your health deteriorating – leaving work can be good for you

A few years ago, my mother had a bit of a crisis in the lead-up to her retirement. She struggled with her self-worth, perceived value to society and …

Retirement

8 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn in Less Than 6 Months

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Apps

With Health Insurance, the Deck Is Always Stacked

We buy health insurance for the promise that the insurance companies will protect us from enormous medical bills. But what happens when they don't keep that promise? We all know that medical costs are a nightmare for the uninsured. Hospitals and other health care providers mark up medical bills to …