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Opinion: 7 best investing-research papers of 2015

SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, published its top 10 papers of 2015, and one of my papers, “Understanding the Modern Monetary System,” …

Falling Oil Prices, the Saudis, and the Soviets

It’s hard to read about how Saudi Arabia’s rulers are handling the collapse of oil prices without recalling the end of the Soviet Union. Every petro-state has to ponder this precedent, but for the Saudis the parallels must be unnerving. Consider: Their economy is inefficient and undiversified, …

Oil

Here's Ben Graham's family tree of value investing

Benjamin Graham is often referred to as "the father of investing" - and for good reason.<p>Warren Buffett was one of Graham's students at Columbia University (and the only one to have ever received an A in his class). Many other value investing legends, like Bill Ruane, Irving Kahn, and Walter …

Invest Like The Best: 7 Buffett And Lynch-Inspired Stock Buys

If you are a serious investor, you’re surely familiar with Warren Buffett and likely familiar with Peter Lynch. The former is considered the greatest investor of all-time, having built Berkshire Hathaway into one of the largest companies on the planet; the latter may have been the greatest mutual …

11 Companies Warren Buffett Secretly Loves

<i>By Lucy Mueller, Senior Editor</i><p>When it comes to his stock picks, marquee investor Warren Buffett is both stubborn and predictable.<p>Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio is stocked with the brands you'd see arranged in an endcap in a '50s grocery store: Coca-Cola, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson. Buffett has always …

Investing

Michael Burry: Focus on Bargains and not Stock Market Valuations

Michael Burry’s story is captivating. And in fact so good of a story that excellent financial storytellers like Michael Lewis and Greg Zuckerman …

Mad Max: Fury Road Might Be the Best Thing You See This Summer

Though there have been Mad Max movies before it, Fury Road thrills like something we’ve never seen before.<p>For a movie set in a post-apocalyptic desert hellscape, <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> is awfully refreshing. Though it’s the fourth movie in writer-director <b>George Miller’s</b> fervid, violent <i>Mad Max</i> series, …

Bill Ackman presented on his two favorite stocks on Monday — here's the full slide deck

Ackman shared two investment picks, consumer products company Jarden Corp. and Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant. He believes both companies are undervalued.<p>Last year, Ackman teamed up with Valeant to pursue a hostile takeover of Allergan. It didn't work, but Ackman made a fortune from his …

This Breakdown Of How Much Beauty Bloggers Make Will Prompt You To Reevaluate Your Life

If you've ever wondered how to perfect a smoky eye or nail that fishtail braid, chances are you've turned to YouTube for a makeup or hair tutorial. But how much do those beauty bloggers actually <i>make</i>? Well, let's just say it's more than most people.<p>AdAge did a deep dive on YouTube's most popular …

Beauty

Is The IPO Outmoded? Why Venture Backed Companies Are Waiting Longer To Go Public

Tech companies are staying private longer. Amazon went public in 1997, just two years after its first round of institutional financing, at a market capitalization of about $440 million. Compare that with on-demand ride service Uber Technologies, which remains private close to six years on and after …

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

Feeling Lucky? Maybe It's Time To Invest In Somebody Else's Lawsuit

Jay Greenberg thought he knew a bit about capital markets, having run the numbers for several multibillion-dollar deals at Deutsche Bank including SAP’s $5.8 billion acquisition of Sybase in 2010.<p>Then somebody told him about litigation finance, an estimated $1 billion market where investors bet on …

30 Healthy & Tasty Breakky recipes you can make the night before

Many of us are pressed for time in the mornings but starting your day with a healthy breakfast may not be as hard as you think. Here are 30 recipes …

Happiness

The 16 Most Surprising High-Fiber Foods

Despite its popular association with trips to the restroom, fiber is no joke. The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also …

High Fiber

Stop Playing Nice: What Women Can Learn From Victoria Beckham's Success

Victoria Beckham is the top entrepreneur in Britain this year according to Management Today, who applauds the pop star turned football star wife turned major fashion designer’s “acute business sense”.<p>Love her or loathe her, you cannot ignore the numbers – and Beckham has some impressive ones. With …

The Walking Dead: Blackberry, Yahoo and the Zombie Apocalypse!

I will start with a confession. I have distinctly lowbrow tastes when it comes to literature, movies and entertainment. I would much rather read a …

The IPO Class of 2014

The best year for new stock offerings since the tech bubble is in the books, and industry pros are expecting another strong year in 2014. Returns may not top 30% again, but in terms of activity the outlook is bright as long as the broader market continues to make progress. Visibility into the …

The only three mega-mega-cap companies in the U.S.

The U.S. has the world’s largest economy, and some of the biggest companies. But when it comes right down to it, there are three mega-mega-cap …

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