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This Email From a Chief Executive Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

Short. Sweet. And majorly effective.<p>All companies say they value transparency and honesty. Most are lying.<p>A truly transparent company--one that encourages open and honest communication from all employees--is hard to find. Instead, in most organizations you'll find a complex web of office politics. …

Emotional Intelligence

Blow To Bitcoin As Coinbase CEO Makes Stark Warning

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption rates around the world are growing, but not quickly enough to prevent the bitcoin price from falling — and now the chief executive of San Francisco-based Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has warned that widespread, mass bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Facebook is facing the biggest single-day loss in stock market history. Here are all the reasons why.

Facebook’s shareholders finally awoke Wednesday to the mounting problems that have beset the social network for more than two years — wiping $120 billion off the company’s value in the space of a couple of hours.<p>The company has been hit by numerous controversies in recent years, but throughout that …

Stock Markets

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …

Emotional Intelligence

These four fund managers and 30 analysts figured out how to consistently beat the S&P 500

If you manage $28 billion in client money, you may find it hard to beat benchmark indexes because of the sheer scale of investments you must …

Investing

Zuckerberg Loses $16.8 Billion in a Snap as Facebook Plunges

Mark Zuckerberg is counting the cost of user disenchantment with Facebook Inc.<p>His fortune tumbled by $16.8 billion in late trading Wednesday, as …

Social Media

Here's Where the Bull Market Is Likely To Focus in Future

Political issues have continued grabbing headlines over the last week. President Donald Trump canceled his summit with North Korea, announced new …

Dow tumbles nearly 400 points on Italy fears and US-China trade tensions

Volatility gripped Wall Street on Tuesday.<p>The Dow plunged more than 392 points, or 1.6%, on fears about political turmoil in Italy and renewed trade uncertainty between the United States and China. It was the worst day for the Dow since April 24.<p>The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq slipped 1.1% and 0.5% …

Stock Markets

People are obsessed with booking their vacations through Costco — and now there are even more benefits

Costco's travel service is fast becoming one of its biggest assets.<p>The retail giant has been offering members deals on hotels, flights, cruises, and rental cars since 2000.<p>While it might not sound like the most glamorous way to book a trip, its customers can't get enough of it — including Business …

Costco

Warren Buffett says low-cost investments are essential for the average investor — here's how much it costs to use 8 common investing apps

Investing can be a difficult process.<p>Deciding what to invest in can take hours of research — but before you get to that point, you have to decide <i>where</i> you plan to invest.<p>Billionaire and legendary investor Warren Buffett has long championed Vanguard's low-cost investment options. Vanguard primarily …

Investing

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Investing

Sell Side Says Chill Out on Alarming Yield Talk: Taking Stock

Stock futures are slightly lower as the dollar holds onto recent gains, buoyed by weaker PMI data out of Europe. News flow remains light, and we …

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Machine Learning

4 Tips for Investing in a Volatile Market

Here are four ways to make smart investment decisions in a volatile stock market.<p>After nearly a decade of steady growth and soaring stock values, the marketplace has finally entered correction territory. For those who have grown accustomed to a bull market, knowing how to invest in a volatile …

How Jim Cramer Knew to Sell Just Before The Dow Jones Industrial Average Tanked

While markets are nowhere near the same position that they were in leading up to the October 1987 crash, TheStreet's Jim Cramer says he sold some …

Millions of Cryptocurrency Owners Could Be Making a Big Mistake

Virtually no Americans are paying taxes on their cryptocurrency profits -- at least not yet.<p>It's been a slow day for the major cryptocurrencies on …

Cryptocurrency

A Warning Shot For Passive Investing

Last week, investors received a <i>"warning shot"</i> about the dangers of <i>"passive indexing."</i><p>While the idea of <i>"passive indexing"</i> sounds harmless enough, we …

Trump on the stock market: A 'big mistake'

President Donald Trump weighed in on a tumultuous few days on Wall Street on Wednesday, lamenting that recent reports of "good news" on the economy hadn't resulted in the stock market rising.<p>"In the 'old days,' when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good news is …

History says the bull market is ending

If history is any guide, the good times are about to end for the U.S. stock market.<p>It's been one of the longest-running bull markets ever…<p>Over nearly nine years, or 105 months, the S&P 500 has returned 368 percent (including dividends).<p>That's the second-longest bull market the U.S. has ever seen… …

Stock Markets

The bond market is creating huge problems for stocks — and investors don't realize how bad it's gotten

Stocks have a bond market problem — and investors may not yet realize how bad it's gotten.<p>Sure, they're on high alert as 10-year Treasurys plummet to four-year lows, and as pundits try to predict what level will be the breaking point for stocks. But experts on the whole haven't started sounding the …

Stock Markets

We're living in a Golden Age — and it's scaring the hell out of everybody

LONDON — On my last day at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, I sat around a table at a bar drinking beer with two colleagues, discussing the common themes that had emerged at the conference.<p>The one that struck me was, "we're living in a Golden Age." Or, to put it more sharply, "we are …

S&P 500

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<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>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Apps

It's still shockingly cheap to protect against big stock market losses — here's how to do it

The stock market's two-day selloff was scary, but apparently not worrisome enough to force traders to pay up for hedges.<p>So says data compiled by Goldman Sachs, which shows that while the Cboe Volatility Index— or VIX — spiked to a five-month high amid growing worry, it's still on the low extreme …

Stock Markets

Bitcoin Meltdown: It's Worse Than You Think

We get it, everybody is talking about the Bitcoin meltdown. But we have news for you: if your local currency is the USD -- chances are high that it …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Here Are 2018's Best and Worst States to Retire

How does your state rank?<p>Each year, countless workers rack their brains trying to determine whether the time is right to bring their careers to a …

We crunched the numbers to find the one stock set to get the biggest boost from Trump tax reform

If Wall Street strategists can agree on one thing as 2018 gets underway, it's that President Donald Trump's recently enacted tax law will boost the stock market.<p>The average year-end price target for the S&P 500 is 2,950, which is roughly 6% higher than current levels. And that's after the equity …

Investing

The average investor is making a classic mistake as the Dow marches to 30,000

Mom and pop are making a classic mistake in investing at this time. The purpose of this article is to show the average investor that there is a better way.<p>The mistake is being made as Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% marches to 30,000 and bitcoin BTCUSD, -21.11% falls to $10,000 and …

The Perfect Storm (Of The Coming Market Crisis)

It is always refreshing to step away from the keyboard for a few days and hit the "reset button," which is exactly what I did last week. My wife and …