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The Oil Price Slump Is Creating Some Big Winners And Losers In The Emerging Markets

In the past two months, crude oil has experienced its biggest price slump since the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, with a number of reasons cited, including slowing demand growth from major economies and increased output from the United States in the past few years that hasn't been met with …

U.S. Stocks Rise to Record Highs

Dow Has Gained For Seven Consecutive Sessions<p>The Dow industrials and S&P 500 each notched records, as investors back from the Christmas holiday remained buoyed by a bright outlook for U.S. growth.<p>Energy prices slipped, reinforcing trends in financial markets that have taken hold in the past several …

Stock Markets

A Super-Tough Question Morgan Stanley Asks Bankers Who Want To Join Its Wealth-Management Team

It's harder than you might think.<p>So we asked Morgan Stanley to send us a tough interview question, one that separates the men from the boys, or the women from the girls.<p>This is a question that shows you how the bank wants its wealth managers to think.<p>Here it is:<p><b>"The client is always right. Describe</b> …

If You Missed The Rally, Then You Just Made The Most Classic Mistake In Investing

We've seen two violent sell-offs. The first came when the S&P 500 quickly tumbled 9.8% from its then all-time high of 2,019 on Sept. 19 to as low as 1,820 on Oct. 15. The second came when the S&P plunged 5.1% from 2,079 ion Dec. 5 to 1,972 on Dec. 16.<p>Because of the way our brains work, most of us …

6 steps to the ultimate retirement portfolio

<b>Step Four: Add small-cap stocks</b><p>The standard pension fund's equity portfolio consists mostly of the stocks of the largest U.S. companies. Each of …

Investing

Supply Correction Will Support Oil Price in 2015

As the year draws to a close, if you chose an assessment point for the Brent front month futures contract price in June and squared it against the current price in December, chances are you’ll record an oil price decline of around a whopping 46% over the period. Yet, as I have been insisting for …

5 Productivity-Enhancing Habits for Working at Home

From picking your own hours, to working in your PJs, there are plenty of perks that come with working at home. But be careful of roadblocks that hinder your productivity.<p>Working from your home is seen by many as heaven. The ability to choose your own hours, to work in your PJs, and other such …

Productivity

Yep, that tablet at bedtime really is messing with your sleep

New study links screen use at night with less REM sleep<p>If you’re reading a book before bed, what do you reach for: a paperback, a tablet, or an e-reader? The choice you make will have an effect on your sleep, and if you answered either of the last two then you probably already know the news isn't …

The IPO Class Of 2015: After Alibaba, Is Uber The Next Blockbuster?

The years-long resurgence of the IPO market in the wake of the financial crisis has been marked by several trends, one of which is the regular appearance of blockbuster offerings. Since 2010, each year has included at least one deal that captured the market’s attention whether because of its size …

Opec oil output will not be cut even if price hits $20 - BBC News

Informal capital controls arrest Russian ruble's slide

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The rouble hit its highest levels in two weeks on Tuesday, shored up by informal capital control measures designed to head off a repeat of the inflation and protests that marked Russia’s 1998 financial crisis.<p>Russian rouble banknotes are seen in this illustration picture taken in …

Russia