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The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

Photo: Pete Souza / Public Domain<p><i>By Lucy Mueller</i><p>Nearly seven years out from the beginning of the recession, Americans are still keeping the stock market at arm's length. Less than a quarter -- just 24 percent -- think stocks and mutual funds are the best option for a long-term investment, according …

The damage from the oil crash could impact Canada for decades

Low oil prices are cutting into the profits of major producers. Producing from Alberta's oil sands is costly and requires a high oil price to justify the expense.<p>In fact, the fall in prices could significantly impact production levels decades from now. Oil companies are shelving large investments …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

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Five Basics You Should Definitely Know About The Stock Market

<b>Intro</b><br>No one likes to lose money. Moreover, the pain threshold of some is greater than it is with others. If you’re considering an investment in the stock market and the thought of a loss upsets you, you probably shouldn’t invest. However, when you invest there are several things you should know to …

With 'steroids' gone, fewer stock market records to celebrate

During baseball's steroids era, it seemed like home run records were broken all the time. That's what the bull market in stocks has felt like the past few years.<p>The S&P 500 celebrated an incredible 98 record closing highs during 2013 and 2014, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. And last week, the …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …