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The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

The Gloves Come Off: 'ETFs Are Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

Early last month, I wrote a little something called "This Just Doesn't Feel Right."<p>It was about ETFs.<p>As it turns out, that wasn't the first time I've …

Investing

Goldman Sounds a Warning on China Property, Outlook for Metals

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has sounded a warning about the outlook for China’s property market, saying it sees growing risks across the industry and …

Here are 18 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz — head of ETF trading and strategy at JonesTrading whom BI readers know from his "super quick guides to what traders are talking about" briefs— compiled a dizzying list of the books Wall Street will be reading on "spring break" this year.<p>This year, Lutz got more than 700 responses.<p>And …

A former investment banker has condensed an entire MBA into one online course — and it's only $10 right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Roman Kruglov<p>There's a lot to learn before you're ready to break out in the business world. You need to be knowledgeable in …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Try It Now

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

Personal Finance

From Tesla's Powerwall to flow batteries: five facts about the energy storage revolution

From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle<p>Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in …

Clean Energy

4 New Books That Can Change Your Entrepreneurial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We read to know we’re not alone. -- William Nicholson<p>As a lifelong entrepreneur, and an advocate of embracing the journey through business and life, the above statement couldn’t be more true. Reading doesn't just allow you to learn about …

Wall Street's brightest minds reveal the most important charts in the world

As many of the charts in our latest collection from some of Wall Street's top strategists show, questions right now center on what the future holds for the US economy, for emerging markets, and the Federal Reserve.<p>The last time we ran this feature back in February, the world looked different. The …

Markets

China's bizarre 'floating city' is not a giant hologram or window into a parallel universe

Thousands of people in China saw what looked like a giant, floating city in early October, spurring conspiracy theories involving holograms or a …

Physics

There Will Be Blood – Part IV

In today's penultimate piece on shale oil (you can catch up on the previous letters here:Part I, Part II, and Part III), Harris talks about the role …

Central Banks

5 important countries are dumping US debt

They're dumping Treasuries, each for their own reasons that are now coinciding. And at the fastest rate on record.<p>For the 12-month period ended July, sales of Treasuries by central banks around the world reached a net of $123 billion, "the biggest decline since data started to be collected in …

Stock Markets

GOLDMAN: Welcome to the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

The financial disaster, which started seven years ago with the collapse in US real estate and investment banking, has entered its third phase, according to a team of Goldman Sachs analysts.<p>This wave is characterised by rock-bottom commodities prices, stalling growth in China and other …

Markets

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 36 stocks that should thrive no matter what

But even if the markets and economy as a whole were to turn, there will continue to be growth stories here and there that'll deliver no matter what.<p>These are the secular growth stories.<p>On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley released its annual list of secular growth stocks.<p>"To build this Secular Growth Stocks …

These are the LOWEST paid jobs in investment banking

Behind the traders, there is the support staff, known as the middle and bank office of the bank. While the front office brings in the money and takes the risk, the rest have to process it and carry out the admin.<p>And the pay is quite different. While an analyst level back office employee will …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The men are back in the US as Mike Pompeo's trip secures their release and …

Sanctions

The Fed nailed it

In September, the Federal Open Markets Committee, the Fed's policy setting arm, decided not to raise its benchmark rate, which has been near zero for seven years.<p>Ahead of the meeting, there had been little certainty about what the Fed would do, but a good number of economists believed that the …

RBC to launch client voice identification

Phone passwords and security questions could soon become obsolete as banks race to implement technology that can verify a client's identity based on the characteristics of their voice.<p>After a successful pilot project last summer, Royal Bank of Canada is rolling out "voice biometrics" technology …

Bank of Canada

Secrets Of The Elite: Why Forbes’s Rich List Doesn’t Include The Wealthiest Families On The Planet

on 19 September, 2015 at 2:01 pm<p><b>Editors Note:</b> Have you ever wondered who controls the corporate mainstream media? Well there is just six companies …

Income Inequality

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed by Science

<i>BY</i> <i>CAMMI PHAM</i><i> — First appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management