Mason Griffin

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Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

Opinion: Why grandma should be buying Greek stocks

If you’re a regular Joe, Joanna, or Grandma Jones, and you think the collapse in the Greek stock market is nothing to do with you, think again.<p>And if …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Productivity

Mary Stocks's Obituary on Toronto Star

STOCKS, Mary Patricia (nee Morris) —<p>Pat Stocks, 94, passed away peacefully at her home in bed July 1, 2015. It is believed it was caused from …

The stock market is disappearing

In an afternoon email to clients, Rich Barry at the NYSE wrote:<p>Buyback factoid: ~20% of S&P 500 companies have reduced their share count by at least 4% year-over-year in each of the last five quarters(!!), and that appears to be continuing into Q2. As of [Tuesday] night, 92 companies in the S&P …

3 Oil and Gas Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

While the markets remain focused on Greece and China, the month of July has been a hard month for the oil and gas sector. Oil had reached $60 again, …

The crown jewel in Disney's cable empire is facing an unprecedented crisis

<b>Walt Disney Co.</b> is arguably the world's most powerful and best-known media and entertainment company. Not only does it own the famous theme parks and movie studios, but it also counts several subsidiaries under its auspices including ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, and Touchstone Pictures.<p>That …

Gold, Stocks, Oil... Choose One

<i>Via ConvergEx's Nick Colas,</i><p><b>Would you rather have one “Share” of the S&P 500 at $2,124, or 41 barrels of crude oil, or 1.86 ounces of gold?</b> Yes, they …

CLIP: The New Game-Changing Layerless 3D Printing Technology

The 3D printing technology is evolving very rapidly as companies and startups continue to develop new innovative ideas to take new technology from …

Gold stocks crash - Barrick plummets to 25-year low

On Friday, the price of gold dropped to the lowest level since April 2010 after the Fed said the world's largest economy favours a rate rise this …

15 of the toughest interview questions you'll hear on Wall Street

Despite how ludicrous some of these questions can be, insiders say the worst answer you could give is, "I don't know."<p>How do you think you would answer some of the most difficult interview questions these companies have asked candidates in the past?

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

You should be paying attention to this economic indicator

A "no" vote from the Greek referendum last Sunday, the vast stock market selloff in China, and the volatile movements in the price of U.S. crude oil have made it clear the worldwide economy is collectively riding the brakes. The 3.5-hour halt in trading on the NYSE also added to investors' …

Similarities Between China's Stock Market Crash And 1929 Are Eerie

For students of history, the China stock market crash looks eerily familiar.<p>It’s playing out much like the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929.<p>In …

China's stock market turbulence is over? Don't count on it

The extraordinary recent boom-bust trading pattern appears to have been halted, but China’s growth model has to change and become less reliant on investment<p>The numbers are mind-boggling. Ten days of falls on the Shanghai stock exchange resulted in losses that exceeded the GDP of Mexico. And 12 …

Stock Markets

3 Stocks That Could Double This Year

Despite the market's lackluster performance lately, there are some stocks that could be ready for a major pop<p>The stock market has been in a slump for …

Here are 25 things that science says can make you happier

Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Disney is trading at a 'historical discount' ahead of its digital makeover (DIS)<br>• Photos reveal …

Happiness

Stock Market's Fake Out Looks Like Start Of New Bull Market Leg

That was fast. Midweek, the U.S. stock market crashed below key barriers, seemingly confirming the worldwide seriousness of Greece, China, Puerto Rico, the “mysterious” (a la <i>USA Today</i>) NYSE shutdown and the numerous other concerns discussed recently. Articles and commentaries poured out negative …

Stock Markets

Chess, Centaurs And Your Future As An Investor In An Age Of Machine Intelligence

Thousands of machines read this sentence before you did. Not that our column receives the same scrutiny as the pronouncements of, say, Janet Yellen, but by virtue of being in FORBES (and Twitter, and Facebook, etc.) , this story (and every other one that you read from almost any online source you …

Artificial Intelligence

Wall Street analysts say virtual reality can't go mainstream until these issues are fixed

On Thursday, analysts at Oppenheimer published a report on the state of virtual reality, in which they outlined the most significant obstacles companies will face in the next couple of years.<p>The analysts said that although the VR experience has improved over the decades, it's not where most people …

Oil price has further to fall, says IEA

The IEA said it expected global demand growth to slow next year to 1.2m per day (bpd) from 1.4m this year<p>Oil prices are set to come under further pressure from easing global demand and an expanding glut of crude while a rebalancing of the markets may last well into next year, the International …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

No Love for Shake Shack Stock

Shares of the upscale fast food chain are 45% off their peak price in May.<p>The sell-off at Shake Shack SHAKE SHACK INC<p>continues. Shares of the …

The Evolution of Perception

Jason Gregory, <i>GrahamHancock.com</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In any attempt to save the world we are in one sense an immense help in changing the world, and in another …

Chinese stocks listed on U.S. exchanges facing bloodbath

It's not just retail investors on China's mainland who are pulling out: The Chinese companies who have chosen to list their shares on American exchanges are now also getting battered.<p>The lists of worst-performing stocks on the U.S. exchanges this week are littered with Chinese names. Wednesday, …

Stock Markets

Second Wave of US Oil Boom Will Bankrupt OPEC

U.S. crude oil prices have plunged by 11 percent over the last two days to a low of $50 a barrel before settling at $52. The mainstream-media blames …

Oil

Apple Should Conglomerate: Investments AAPL Should Make (Before It's Too Late)

Some of the discussions about Apple’s strategy focus on Apple’s becoming a technology conglomerate. It’s been suggested that Apple buy Tesla, that Apple buy Dropbox, Uber and Square, and that Apple buy Jawbone and GoPro, among other technology companies. But what if the best strategy is way …

Bank of China

5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future

Self-repairing pipes. Printed organs. Bulletproof t-shirts. <i>Seriously?</i><p>In April I was asked to speak at the annual TED conference in Vancouver (following Bill Gates…<i>gulp</i>) on the topic of 3D printing production and its implications. I have detailed my thoughts on why the shift to 3D printing …

3D Printing