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New stock exchange trying to thwart high-speed traders and offer better prices is apparently working

Last year, a new stock exchange called IEX, or The Investors Exchange, emerged to challenge traditional Wall Street as the champion of the ordinary …

How to swing trading stock | Forex Trading

How to swing-trade stocks:<br>5 effective strategies<p>Learn swing trading basics and gain valuable insights into five of the most popular swing trading …

9 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

Do You Know the 5 Percent Rule of Investing?

The 5 Percent Rule of Investment Allocation<p>Diversification Basics for Building a Portfolio of Mutual Funds<p>Updated March 20, 2018<p>For proper …

Investing

25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

iStock<p>Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend …

What 'Growth' and 'Value' Stock Labels Mean

Growth, Value Stocks Defined<p>Updated February 03, 2018<p>How would you define a growth stock or a value stock? You hear these terms associated with value …

Harvard Academics Reveal Blueprint for Avoiding Stock Crashes

Good news for everyone waiting for a bubble to burst. Predicting sectorwide crashes in the equity market isn’t impossible.<p>That’s the conclusion of …

The bump isn't just Trump: What's driving the stock rally

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is hitting new heights, and yes, excitement about President Trump's policies is part of the reason for it. But it's …

Stock Markets

18-Year-Old Peter Szabo: High School Dropout, Digital Marketing Star

The Slovakian teenager started making Facebook ads when he was just 11 years old.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Students don't usually drop out of high school to improve their future prospects, because school can be a vital time to develop the you'll need to make it in …

Digital Marketing

How Dangerous Is a Stock Market of Mindless Robots?

Could the millions of people investing on autopilot be pushing an already expensive market even higher?<p>Investors are turning into automatons. So-called robo-advisers manage investments electronically; index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds roll entire markets up into a single bundle; …

Stock Markets

How to Use an LLC to Build Family Wealth

How Families Can Invest Together With an LLC<p>Pooling Money and Investments to Build Family Wealth<p>Updated August 27, 2017<p>One of the best uses of a …

There are glitches happening in the market matrix

Volatility has been quelled, with nearly 90 days elapsed since the last 1 percent decline, as global economic data improves. Earnings growth has rebounded. President Trump is ready to lower taxes.<p>All of this caps one of the quietest four-year periods in market history and the quietest January of …

Stock Markets

Virtually Everyone Agrees That Current Stock Market Valuations Are Not Sustainable And That A Great Crash Is Coming

Current stock market valuations are not sustainable. If there is one thing I want you to remember from this article, it is that cold, hard fact. In …

8 Ways to Change Your Thinking From Employee to Owner

Even the best employees can struggle to adjust when they become the boss.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges in changing your lifestyle from an employee to an entrepreneur is focusing on maintaining the right ownership elements, instead of …

Entrepreneurship

Top Preferred Stock ETFs for 2017 (IPFF, PSK) | Investopedia

Preferred stocks pay dividends to shareholders before they pay dividends to holders of common stock. The dividend rate is fixed. In the event a …

Investing

One question from Warren Buffett made Bill Gates completely rethink Microsoft

In a January conversation between the billionaire philanthropists to celebrate 25 years of friendship, moderator Charlie Rose asked each what surprised him the most about the other. Gates eagerly fielded the question.<p>"One of the first questions he asked me was, 'Hey, Microsoft is a small company, …

Bill Gates

How to profit when the market dips

A wall of money is patiently watching from the sidelines as both small and professional investors wait to inject potentially hundreds of billions of pounds into the stock market - when the time is right.<p>So when does that magic moment arrive? Most investment managers will tell you it is impossible …

AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros - MIT Technology Review

The ability to predict the stock market is, as any Wall Street quantitative trader (or quant) will tell you, a license to print money. So it should …

The best funds for your 401(k)

Most large and many medium-sized companies offer their employees a 401(k) retirement plan. These plans come with a number of benefits, often including a matching contribution from your employer, which makes them well worth contributing to. In many ways, the 401(k) is the best way for most people to …

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors had a …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Remember These 4 S's for Startup Success

Forget all the other acronyms and theoretical business quadrants. All you need for startup success are these four S's.<p>Business school was (and continues to be) an expensive learning experience, and what I remember most was that every professor claimed their stake to significance by naming or …

I look like a self-made millionaire. But I owe my success to privilege.

I am a millionaire. The first in my family. A self-made success. It’s the story we love to tell ourselves in America about how anyone can make it. Except it’s not true. The reality is that most entrepreneurs — myself included — are the product of generations of privilege that enable success. You …

10 Dividend Growth Stocks That Simply Print Money

History has taught us that dividend growth stocks are the absolute best way to grow both your income and wealth over time.<p>One such group of dividend …

The 2 Most Important Leadership Lessons from the Closing of Ringling Bros.'

Ringling Bros. had a 146-year run. Now on the cusp of closing, what can business owners learn from its demise?<p>Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus will no longer be coming to town. After 146 years, Chairman and CEO Kenneth Feld announced that they are closing the curtain. Businesses don't simply …

Leadership

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

How to invest in stocks and funds for the first time: The easy guide to growing your money

When it comes to the stock market, young people are getting seriously mixed messages.<p>On one hand, you maybe know you're supposed to own stocks — or …

Candy maker Mars expands its pet care network

Mars, the candy giant which also backs key pet food brands like Pedigree and Whiskas has initiated a roughly $9.1 billion deal to buy pet health care provider VCA.<p>While consumers may be most familiar with Mars as the maker of Snickers, M&M’S, and Wrigley's Doublemint gum, the company also has a …

If You Want to Get Promoted, Say So

Jason, a general manager at a Fortune 100 company, worked hard. His businesses were thriving and his team liked working for him. Given his successes over the past year, Jason was hopeful that he’d soon be promoted to vice president. His company usually announced VP promotions in September and …