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7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

Emotional Intelligence

DEBATE: How Might the Israeli-Iranian Face-Off in Syria Evolve?

Benjamin Netanyahu displays piece of Iranian drone that infiltrated Israeli airspace, Munich Security Conference, photo via Wikipedia<p>BESA Center …

Will the Saudi Kingdom Collapse Under the Resource Curse?

If Saudi Arabia is acting a bit unhinged of late, it’s easy to see why: the Kingdom has all the troubles of Ayyub, as Job is known in the Qur’an. Its …

Saudi Arabia

Oil: Economic Landscape Of Saudi Arabia

<i>By Erik Norland</i><p>Most fundamental indicators are flashing bearish signals for oil. One, inventories are rising on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Two, oil …

Stock Market Black Swan Risk #1 - A Spike In Oil Prices

The decline in oil prices the last three years has been the primary driver for continued low bank yields and high stock prices worldwide, in my …

Offshore Drilling - Forget About The Oil Prices, Let's Talk About Oil Reserves: The Case Of Mexico

<b>Investment theses:</b><p>The volatility in oil prices over the past decade has created plenty of concern for the business world and something tells me that …

What Is Saudi Arabia Going to Do With Its Arms Buildup?

In 2010, I moved to Saudi Arabia to work for an international law firm in the midst of an arms-buying bonanza by the kingdom.<p>Beyond the work I was …

4 ETFs to Keep You Invested After Retirement

Retiring shouldn't mark the end of your investing career. These funds can help you keep your money growing.<p>Many people mistakenly believe that once …

Investing

How to Build an Entire Portfolio With Only the Best of Vanguard Funds

Build a Portfolio With the Best Vanguard Funds<p>A Sample Portfolio of Vanguard Funds<p>Updated July 02, 2018<p>It's not difficult to spot the best Vanguard …

25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

iStock<p>Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend …

10 Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

Oil stocks are riding high so far in 2017. After spending much of 2016 in the proverbial toilet, the tail end of the year was met with better times. …

Oil prices: the lonely role of the swing producer

The new Opec quota has been in force for six weeks, which is sufficient time to judge what is happening on the basis of facts rather than …

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Forever is a long time to hold a stock. Most investors hold on to a stock for less time than the late Elizabeth Taylor held on to a husband. …

The Only 3 Vanguard Funds You Need to Build a Portfolio

How many Vanguard funds does it take to build a complete portfolio? No, this is not a lead in to a riddle or a joke, but rather the beginning of a …

5 Things Schlumberger Management Wants You to Know About the Oil Market in 2017

If you want an idea of where the oil market is headed, the first thing you need to read is a conference call transcript from <b>Schlumberger</b> (NYSE: SLB). As the world's largest oil services company, it has connections with just about every producer out there, from the titan Saudi Aramco to the small …