Sam Madani

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'Sell-off has barely begun' says £1.2bn investor

It has been a rollercoaster ride for investors since the start of the year, with stock markets around the world whipsawing between gains and losses.<p>According to AJ Bell, the broker, the FTSE 100 has risen or fallen by 1pc or more on 20 of the 31 trading days of since the start of the year. This is …

A big political battle over Dodd-Frank financial reforms is coming in 2016

Forgive and forget. Or just pretend that banks' greedy and reckless behavior never happened.<p>That seems to be the sentiment behind what's certain to be one of the biggest political battles in 2016: whether we should roll back financial reforms put in place after the financial meltdown that nearly …

Financial Services

IBD 50 Stocks You May Want To Buy Before Fed Hike

It's widely expected that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its next meeting, scheduled for Dec. 15-16. It would be the first rate …

Yahoo stock jumps 6% after report says it's considering sale of core business

Shares of Yahoo Inc. jumped Wednesday morning after a news report that the company's board was meeting this week to consider selling off its core business.<p>The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company's stock climbed $2.05, or 6%, to $35.76 in early trading.<p>On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that …

Apple and 11 High-Growth Tech Stocks to Buy for 2016

The technology sector is a great place to look for growth stocks. Between <b>Amazon</b>, <b>Apple</b> and others, the tech sector has delivered some of the best …

Stock market enters final bull-market stage

Based on historic patterns, bull markets die in three stages, and investors familiar with the anatomy of a dying bull market rarely get stuck with …

The stock market owes more than all of its success this year to just 8 companies

The S&P 500 owes more than all of its success this year to eight stocks, known by the acronyms Fang and Nosh:<p>Collectively, these eight stocks account for a roughly 2.5% positive contribution to the S&P 500's return this year.<p>The index is up about 0.6% over the same time period, so these stocks …

This ‘hippo’ stock market could be about to charge

Now is about the time of year when seasonal tailwinds tend to blow, but there’s a sense that the holidays may have come early for bulls, considering …

Stock Markets

A dark narrative about the stock market is starting to take hold on Wall Street

It's a throwback to a time when many Wall Street titans had never even dreamed of investing — the 1960s conglomerate boom.<p>Here's how the story goes: Today's merger mania, which investors say looks a lot like what happened in the '60s, has been fueled by low interest rates and a "bigger is better" …

Markets

How to Earn a Year's Worth of Stock Gains in Just 6 Months

6-month periods starting in November have delivered 85% of stock-market gains.<p>You’ve probably heard that Wall Street saying, “sell in May and go …

Goldman Sachs Has Some Bad News for Investors Who Like to Pick Stocks

Something very rare just occurred in the S&P 500 and it's going to make the rest of the year pretty difficult for active investment managers seeking …

The toughest investment banking interview questions and how to answer them

Within the next few weeks, investment banks will start inviting their favourite applicants in for interviews. Full time analysts are typically …

This 'investment banking training’ course bundle could help you land a job in finance

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How far can you go in the finance industry? Thos Robinson/Getty Images If you're vying for an entry- or junior-level position at a top …

Investment Banking

Opinion: Don’t let these investing mistakes lose you money in a bear market

Once stocks start to tumble, likely sooner than later, many people will learn the painful lesson that their investment ideas and habits have been …

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

Startups

This Stock Has A 3.86% Yield, Sells For Less Than Book, and Insiders Have Been Buying

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 …

"Chasing Waterfalls" In Private Equity Funds

The time value of money is central to all investing, but has a particular importance in the area of private equity.<p>Interesting, the practice in the United Kingdom and Europe with regards to the payment of carried interest in private equity funds has differed historically from the practice in the …

10 Best Investing Books to Read for Summer 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are my picks for the 10 best books every investor should read this summer.<p>Hey, why not? Alfred Hitchcock put himself in …

My Love for Dividend Paying Stocks Made Me Create My Own ETF

When I was a young boy my mother would always tell me "never spend the principal only the dividends." I had no idea what she was talking about. She had a habit of taking a portion of her weekly paycheck and investing it in large cap dividend paying stocks. During her whole life she kept the account …

Investing

Wingstop Delivers Another Hot Restaurant IPO Dish

6/12/2015<p>Related news<p>5:04 PM ET An earnings avalanche arrives tomorrow, with Amazon earnings due, along with earnings from Intel. McDonald's, …

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The top technology companies of the Fortune 500

By<p>Ever heard of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the $52 billion biotech company? How about Jabil Circuit, the $5 billion electronics manufacturing company? …

How to Wow Potential Investors With Your Pitch Deck

<i>Author Phil Laboon is an accomplished Internet marketer who has consulted everyone from Fortune 500s to Tech Startups. At just 20 years old, Laboon founded the Pittsburgh-based SEO firm, Eyeflow Internet Marketing. In addition to his work with Eyeflow, Laboon is heavily involved with local</i> …

The stock market is becoming a 'lose-lose' situation

In a note to clients Tuesday, Bank of America's Michael Hartnett wrote that with the Fed set to raise rates and the US economy underperforming, we could be facing a tough period for investors this year.<p>Hartnett writes:<p><b>We have been urging caution. No bear market, but mid-2015 environment is</b> …

Stock Markets

Five Disruptive Technologies that Will Create Jobs

A fading middle class is cause for endless hand wringing among politicians and commentators, but emerging technologies look likely to spawn new businesses on top of the existing economy. Among big company supply chain executives the use of robotics and big data are obvious, but some other new …

Manufacturing

Opinion: Simple math will determine what happens to stocks when rates rise

If you’re thinking of investing in stocks (or bonds) because you can’t think of anywhere better to put your money, you might want to take a pause and …

Five Billionaire-Owned Energy Stocks That Could Double On A Wave Of M&A

At Billionairesportfolio.com we are always looking to align ourselves with stocks owned by billionaire investors that have the potential to double on a fundamental catalyst.<p>One of the best and immediate catalysts for a revaluation in a stock is a takeover. And following the sharp sell-off in oil …

Investing

Three Top Dividend Growth Funds

A skeptical editor challenged me when I recently profiled an investor whose goal was achieving a 6% to 10% pre-tax return.<p>Is such a performance possible in a sideways stock market and dismal bond/savings yields?<p>The key to the answer is dividends, but not just companies that pay them. You need to …

6 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio Right Now

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The U.S. aerospace industry generates more export sales than any other U.S. manufacturing industry. It exported almost 65% of …

UBS is pushing ahead with front office investment banking recruitment, pay rises

UBS’s investment bank remains under fire even after the radical shrinkage of 2013. Activist investor Eric Knight has suggested it be combined with …

Workaholic investment banking bosses and how to survive them

It wasn’t the greatest precedent to set. Alex, a third-year associate working on a FIG investment banking team in London, had just seen her …