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Hedge funds are making an unprecedented bet that's signaling more stock market pain

Some of the market's most influential investors are making an unprecedented bet that near-term bond yields will climb — and that could continue heaping pressure upon stock traders.<p>Hedge funds and other large speculators are holding a net-short position on 2-year Treasurys that's the biggest on …

A CEO who gives his employees $2,000 to go on holiday explains why the policy is a good idea

Since 2011, SteelHouse CEO Mark Douglas has had two policies that have transformed the way his company operates.<p>Not only do employees at the …

Employment

Corner shop numbers grow by 21 per cent in only five years as business booms

Business is booming for convenience stores, with sales of £38billion last year and the number of corner shops rocketing by 21% to 16,500 in the past …

Toys R Us seeks £120m lifeline as survival battle intensifies

Toys R Us has appealed to investors for a £120m lifeline as crucial payment deadlines loom at the end of the month.<p>The UK arm of the troubled retailer was put on the block last week, with management proposing a five-year plan to fight back against Amazon and Argos.<p>It is understood that potential …

Toys "R" Us

Samsung’s chip business is now worth more than Intel’s

Intel processors cede dominance to Samsung memory<p>Intel has been the dominant company in chip manufacturing for literally decades, but in 2017 it ceded its crown to Samsung, as evidenced by the two companies’ annual financial reports. First noted by Bloomberg, the change of leadership was signalled …

Work-work balance: how to juggle a job with postgraduate study

When it comes to the dreaded small talk – “So, what do you do?” – mine’s not the smoothest of answers.<p>“Well, I’m doing a PhD, but I also do some freelance writing, and I work at the Guardian, and I teach a bit, too.”<p>Full-time study and three jobs sounds impressive at first, but it’s decidedly less …

Time I

5 Ways the Smartest Businesses Use Instagram Marketing | Inc.com

There are a million and one Instagram marketing posts out there, and 99 percent of them offer the same solid, sensible advice. But what if you've mastered the basics -- you've nailed down your goals, started posting regularly, fine-tuned your profile, and begun tracking your progress -- and now …

Tech stocks have regained their dotcom-era highs

CAST your mind back to when Bill Clinton was president, Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin were fresh-faced new leaders and tweeting was strictly for the …

Twitter is having a very bad day

Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today — which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak.<p>Here’s the chart, which could pretty much be summed up with a 😐:<p>Today also wiped out most of the …

Oil prices drop toward session lows, but gold trades near the day's highs

Oil prices dropped to fresh session lows Friday, pressured as tanker-tracker Petro-Logistics said OPEC oil output is poised to climb by 145,000 …

John Mayer Talks Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Off-White, and How to Start a T-Shirt Brand | GQ

The singer-songwriter goes deep in his most extensive interview about fashion to date.<p>John Mayer wants to talk about clothes. We’re at 7B, a prototypical East Village bar, where Mayer’s filming promos for his Bud Light Dive Bar Tour date later this summer. He’s wearing Visvim boots, a white gold …

Why Being an Entrepreneur Is Really Hard (But You Should Do It Anyway) | Inc.com

In many ways the current beliefs and thinking around entrepreneurship seem amazing compared to previous generations. It's no longer uncommon for someone to walk away from employment opportunities, no matter how great, in order to start their own business.<p>Although they may be confident in their …

Entrepreneurship

Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products

Have you ever stopped to ponder the true complexities involved with trying to create a viable, safe, autonomous vehicle? The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pioneer trying to develop the technology, while at the same time going up against entrenched, powerful …

Receipt Bank raises $50 million to help bookkeepers automate data extraction from invoices

Receipt Bank, a fintech startup that helps companies automate elements of their bookkeeping, has raised $50 million in a series B round of funding from Insight Venture Partners.<p>Founded out of London in 2010, Receipt Bank targets accountants, bookkeepers, and small businesses with an online platform …

The augmented reality landscape shows 60% growth in startups focused on enterprise

The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies.<p>The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 …

Augmented Reality

Small housebuilders snap up double the amount of sites as urban land market heats up

Demand for new homes in regional cities has boosted the price of urban land, with smaller housebuilders snapping up almost double the amount of land in the last year due to increased Government funds and more accessible finance.<p>Research by Savills found that the price of urban land is up 4pc …

Brexit talks bogged down by disagreement over citizens' rights, Ireland and the exiting bill

The second round of Brexit talks has ended with the EU's chief negotiator demanding more clarification from Britain on citizens' rights, Ireland and …

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work Even Harder for You | Inc.com

There are millions of users and billions of data points on LinkedIn, but most people still miss the mark in fully grasping how to leverage their profile to grow their business on LinkedIn.<p>What if I told you there's a powerful method I've been advocating for years to help LinkedIn users get found by …

LinkedIn

How Billion-Dollar Companies Think Differently About Customer Relationships

Every business needs repeat buyers. Look for patterns to help you increase the lifetime value of each customer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows great products, solid branding and a thriving corporate culture help a company achieve massive growth. But …

4 Ways to Leverage Marketing Trends for Viral Growth

What you can learn from this fashion brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since the founding of Facebook in February of 2004 and Twitter in March of 2006, marketing has completely changed. Brands that once built campaigns to push market awareness through …

CashDash lets you withdraw cash from ATMs without a debit card

The act of withdrawing money from an ATM has largely remained the same, ever since Barclays Bank introduced the first “Hole in the wall” in London, way back in 1967. But now it’s about to see a radical update with CashDash — a range of ATMs launching in London where your debit card is your …

39 Video Marketing Statistics You Need to Know

coffeebeanworks / Pixabay<p>You need video, you need video, you need video. No matter what blog you go to, any marketing site worth a grain of salt will …

How Charitable Giving Can Impact Your Taxes

Updated March 01, 2018<p>Charitable giving during the holiday season is a recognized tradition all over the world. From donating to your favorite …

U.S. stocks wind up mixed as retailers rise, healthcare dips

U.S. stocks hardly budged Monday as smaller firms and retailers rose while healthcare companies and banks declined. Chemical and mining companies rose as the dollar weakened.<p>Precious metals rose as the dollar, already at its lowest levels in almost a year, weakened a bit further. Bond yields …

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Why Having a Video Marketing Strategy is Important for Marketers

This column is authored by Laura Lewis, Business Head, Streamhash.comThe post Why Having a Video Marketing Strategy is Important for Marketers …

What causes a stock market crash - and are we heading for another?

The dizzying ascent of global stocks has unnerved City analysts in recent months, as lofty valuations and the prospect of interest rate hikes threaten to spark a major sell-off.<p>The MSCI All-Country World Index, a gauge of global stocks, set a new peak last month.<p>The Dow Jones logged its third …

7 reasons why Shoreham-By-Sea is the best place to live

<b>Can you imagine waking up in the morning, grabbing your paddle board and having a quick dip in the sea before work?</b><p>The local gym has windows that …

West Sussex

Asia stocks fall as government bonds hit following ECB minutes

Asian equities followed Wall Street lower on Friday as the global bond rout continued.<p>Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was down 1.3 per cent as the financial …