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Opinion: If you can buy only one stock or ETF, make it this one

I have been flooded with emails from investors who are asking: If they could buy only one stock or ETF, what would it be?<p>The questions appear to stem …

A Study of More Than 50,000 Employees in Over 1,000 Companies Says These Are the 10 Things Workers Need the Most to Succeed

Thousands of employees worldwide are sharing (in real time, right now) what they want most from their companies. This is the biggest report on employee engagement ever.<p>Late last year, Officevibe, the leader in employee engagement software, released an unprecedented, real-time report on the "State …

Employee Engagement

If You Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Getting new hires off on the right foot can make all the difference.<p>If you're in any type of management role, I have an important question for you: Do you have an onboarding process for new employees?<p>I ask because having effective onboarding is crucial to the success of new hires. For so many …

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money Soon and Build Wealth in a Hurry

Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work but doing the right things every day rarely fails.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mindset that's prevalent these days. It's one of instant gratification in an on-demand society that looks for quick results with very little …

The equity chief at $5.4 trillion investment behemoth BlackRock shares her best investing advice

Now the chief equity strategist at BlackRock, which oversees $5.4 trillion, Moore has used this as a guiding principle throughout her career — whether that meant figuring out the next move in her career, or making an investment decision.<p>In an interview with Business Insider, Moore talked about the …

Investing

9 Ways to Stay Optimistic When All You Want to Do Is Quit

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn—those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with stunning success. Here are nine ways to stay optimistic when your life hits a speed bump.<p><b>1. Know that you’re probably about to succeed.</b><p>Years ago, I read …

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

6 Qualities of Extremely Likable People, According to Science

Are you interested in others? This would be a good start.<p>There are so many factors to consider when it comes to being a person that will attract others to you. Perhaps showcasing your emotional intelligence and keeping your cool under pressure is a feature of your likability.<p>If you're looking to …

The Depressing Reason Why Democrats and Republicans Haven't Yet Fixed Social Security

Each party has a workable solution, which is a big part of the problem.<p>For millions of Americans, Social Security isn't just some extra monthly …

4 Toxic Leadership Traits That Could Destroy Your Company

Everyone has an ego, but if your leadership style is built on it, your company's growth and reputation may be harmed.<p>Captured on camera, a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight goes viral instantly, and an international brand-tarnishing moment is made. Such a scenario is a shining …

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write

Ever heard of Writer's Block?<p>I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write …

7 Bad Habits You Need to Kill to Be a Better Leader

Why are some people in the workplace, so...dysfunctional? It may be due to a lack of self-awareness.<p>Just about any leader or entrepreneur who's ever failed at some point understands the importance of inviting feedback.<p>Yes, it's powerful because gaining new perspective and wisdom from, perhaps, …

Cramer's advice for investing in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond

Jim Cramer says that suitability, or the concept that certain stocks are right for some investors but wrong for others, can last investors a long …

Google and Facebook Now Make More From Ads Than Every Newspaper, Magazine, and Radio Network In the World Combined

It's Google, then Facebook, and then everybody else.<p>This is a story about paying attention to the numbers that really matter--and paying a little bit less attention to the ones that don't.<p>There was some big news this week about Google: namely the $2.7 billion fine the search and advertising giant …

How To Build A Successful Career In A Future Without Jobs

Whether you blame robots, artificial intelligence, or automation more broadly, the proactive professional needs to plan for a successful career in a future without jobs . It is not enough to know how to navigate a company hierarchy because that company may completely restructure. It is not enough …

Financial Services

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees

These common human traits seem so logical in every day relationships. Why are they so rare to find in bosses?<p>Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or …

5 Alternatives to Calf Raises That Will Get You Ready for Shorts Season

Give these workouts a try.<p>It's warm out, which means you're probably wearing <i>shorts</i> in public for the first time in months. But since there is no sight more painful than an otherwise fit, stylish gentlemen sporting a pair of spindly, reedy, twig-like legs that protrude down from his shorts and into …

Muscle

This 1 Mental Habit Helped Make Warren Buffett a Billionaire

If it works for him, shouldn't you give it a try?<p>Warren Buffett tends to bill himself as an ordinary guy who just happened to make a ton of money by being thoughtful, patient, and frugal. He's also very smart, and puts a lot of time and effort into thoroughly understanding the market and his …

Only These 6 Stocks Have Raised Their Dividends for 60 Straight Years (or More)

These six incredible Dividend Aristocrats have rewarded investors with annual dividend raises for at least six decades.<p>Dividend stocks are among the …

​16 Natural Ways To Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and your heart starts racing.<p>If these feelings become overwhelming and …

Depression

The 1 Thing Good Leaders Never Do

Get ready to eat some humble pie.<p>Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" …

Goldman Sachs just launched a new way for everyday investors to follow the hedge fund crowd

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is launching an exchange-traded fund, which pretty much anyone can access, that will invest in hedge funds' most popular stock picks.<p>The fund will track Goldman's Hedge Fund VIP Index, which includes the top 10 long stock positions held by hedge funds. Earlier this …

Overthinkers May Be Smarter And More Creative Than Everyone Else

Validation, at last.<p>The inner dialogue of an overthinker is often filled with uncertainty and self-doubt (sounds fun, right?). But it’s certainly not all bad news.<p>The constant chatter in a neurotic person’s mind can also yield some pretty positive traits. Psychologists and research studies are …

High Blood Pressure

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

3 Great Dividend Stocks That Could Double Their Payments

Finding a high-yielding dividend stock trading at a good value can be a great investment. That's especially true if you plan to start tapping those dividends for income in the near future.<p>But investors with a longer time horizon may be better suited finding companies with low to average yields, but …

About to Lose It? Try These 18 Unusual Stress Busters Right Now

You don't have to be a victim of the stress you feel. Take charge of it now.<p>If you are on the verge of losing it due to stress, chances are you are probably experiencing such things as lack of concentration, frequent colds, nervous habits, nausea, poor judgment, unexplained aches and pains--and …

Make 2016 Your Year: Find The Next Billion Dollar Ideas.

The New Year is almost here and, with it, unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs. 2015 saw the most M&A activity ever, with deals adding up to about $4.7 trillion. Venture Capital investments also rose steadily in the past year – with over $98 billion invested in 2015. Mega-rounds of $100 …