Mike Montgomery

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The Trick That Helped My Lungs Stop Burning on Runs

If you're anything like me, running is not a sport that comes easily. In fact, I don't remember any sport that came easily to me. It wasn't for a lack of health — I've always eaten pretty healthy and had an adventurous lifestyle. I was never particularly sedentary, just not athletic. The reason …

These 7% Dividends Sell Way Below Book

Legendary investor Peter Lynch was fond of saying that corporate insiders may sell their company’s shares for a variety of reasons. But there’s only one reason they buy – and that’s because they think the price is going up.<p>Anyone at the director-level or above in Corporate America is considered an …

Investing

Google Is The New Apple, And YouTube Is The Future

It’s very easy to fret about the future and much harder to see the next big thing that will assure the good times roll. Apple suffers from this. What next for Apple?<p>Apple is a fantastic company with fantastic products and a very lowly rating. A 11.5 P/E, a 2% dividend and a 2 times sales valuation …

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3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

If you want both income and growth from your portfolio, it's hard to beat dividend stocks. An average yield of around 2% for the stock market might not give you the income you're looking for, but if you look hard, you can find some promising stocks with yields of 5% or more.<p><b>TiVo</b> (NASDAQ: TIVO),</b> …

Investing

3 Biotech Stocks You Don't Have to Babysit

The biotechnology industry is typically characterized by companies with huge potential, but little to no revenue. This situation often leads to some gut-wrenching volatility that keeps even the most cavalier investors constantly logging into their brokerage accounts.<p>But biotech investing doesn't …

Biotechnology

The Weird Drink That Gives Me All-Day Natural Energy

Every morning with my tea, I drop in a grain-sized portion of sticky, black tar that emits a rather pungent smell. It melts, darkening the green tea …

Coffee

Does The 7 Minute Workout work?

Me doing The 7-Minute Workout in Business Insider's office.Business Insider/Erin Brodwin<p>When we first heard about The 7-Minute Workout, an app that promises to grant you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes, we thought it was all hype.<p>But as it turns out, …

The 2 Best Dividend Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio

Investors, still spooked by the massacre of 2008 and the market selloff earlier this year, are making the same mistake again. They’re shifting into so-called “safe” fixed-income investments like CDs and treasuries—and moving out of stocks altogether.<p>A recent survey by Franklin Templeton found that …

Investing

No, Canada Will Not Be the Next Silicon Valley

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pledging $800 million over the next four years to create "technology incubators" aimed at transforming …

Silicon Valley

The future of finance: Forget PINs and passwords ... welcome to a world of wearable technology

What does the future hold for us as spenders and savers? In the past 30 years, the way in which we bank and use money has changed dramatically. But …

Interview With A Market Wizard

Jack Schwager is a well-known author and hedge fund industry expert. But for a long time he wondered what makes a successful stock market trader. Or, which approach do they use to consistently outperform the market?<p>To find out he conducted dozens of interviews with top traders in big financial …

Stock Markets

Will This Gadget Let Humans Breathe Underwater?

952<p>SHARES<p>Over 50 years ago in <i>Thunderball</i>, Q handed Bond a tiny respirator that (of course) fortuitously saved his can while trying to elude …

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5 Blue Chip Dividends That Will Beat The Street

As we approach tax time, many investors open their brokerages statements for the first time in a year. Those that “outsourced” their investing decisions to fund managers are often disappointed. On the whole, these vehicles tend to underperform the broader market.<p>Of course there are exceptions. For …

Investing

5 Metrics You Should Be Measuring

It can be easy to miss a few critical metrics. Consider these five metrics that you may not have incorporated in your analytics.<p>Technology has …

7 Cloud Services Every Small-Business Owner Should Try | Inc.com

The cloud is an integral part of business these days, but it can be hard to know which services make the most sense for small business.<p>These services offer something unique for a startup trying to keep data secure or protect against hackers. In each case, these services do not require extensive IT …

Small Business

This Dividend Play Could Get You 585% Upside

A few months back, I ranked my five favorite dividend ETFs – and shared my top pick to buy and hold forever. Since then, three new ETFs have launched that address the main problem I had with the strategies I reviewed the first time around.<p>The result? A 585% return over a 15-year period!<p>I’ll share …

Investing

3 Energy Companies That Will Probably Raise Their Dividends in 2016

Image Source: Pixabay<p>While crude prices are hovering around their start-of-the-year levels and many independents are still bleeding cash, the fundamentals of three energy companies --<b>ExxonMobil</b>(NYSE: XOM),<b>Spectra Energy</b>(NYSE: SE), and<b>Phillips 66</b>(NYSE: PSX)-- are strong, and each is likely to raise …

Investing

The Apple TV Just Got An Important Upgrade

Owners of the latest Apple TV are getting some upgrades to help make controlling their televisions easier.<p>Apple (AAPL) announced updated software, …

Planning Retirement? These 3 Safe Income Stocks Belong in Your Portfolio

Inflation was stubbornly low in the U.S. in 2015, but it's picked up in the first two months of this year. If consumer spending continues to improve …

Starwood Property Trust Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 10.08% Yield (STWD)

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider’s view of the business, and …

Investing

Apple’s Classroom app for iPad lands on App Store

Apple is putting more tools in the hands of educators today with the official launch of the new Classroom app for iPad that promises to opens up new, more engaging ways of teaching and learning on the iPad.<p>The new app is part of the new iOS 9.3 education features Apple has added that allow teachers …

Apps

Google Gives San Francisco Free Wi-Fi in Public Places

On Wednesday, San Franciscans were able to hook their gadgets up to free Wi-Fi that launched in 32 new public locations. All that connectivity was …