Michael Walters

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Investing: It’s not that difficult to get the big things right

Every six months financial adviser Bestinvest publishes its list of “dog” funds that have slumped down the performance tables. The latest report contains howlers from some of the biggest investment groups: Invesco Perpetual gets a good kicking for five funds worth £15bn with woeful returns, while …

Finance

Where to Look in the Oil Market for Clues of a Demand Slowdown

This is supposed to be a year of bumper oil demand, but economic warning signs are flashing across the developing nations that drive growth.<p>Emerging …

Oil

And Then There Were None

Over the last year, we have progressively seen global equity markets undergo significant declines from their highs while U.S. markets have remained …

Stock Markets

Using Google Trends To Predict Stocks

For those of you who have not heard of Google Trends, it is a tool produced by Alphabet/Google (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) that allows users to see search …

Investing

Is Your Website User Friendly? A 25 Point Website Usability Checklist [Infographic]

How user-friendly is your business website? Could you make improvements to provide a better experience for your visitors?<p>Mango Media share their …

Infographics

A Strong Social Media Strategy Helps Homes Sell Faster

Social media has become an integral part of daily life: Globally, there are over 3 billion active social media users; in the U.S., 68% of Americans …

Social Media

Kurt Vonnegut Offers 8 Tips on How to Write Good Short Stories (and Amusingly Graphs the Shapes Those Stories Can Take)

You can't talk about American literature in the second half of the 20th century without talking about Kurt Vonnegut. And since so many well-known …

Kurt Vonnegut

Here's What You Really Need to Know About Blockchain

Eliminating information bottlenecks is how blockchain will truly make an impact<p>In 1970, a scientist at IBM Research named Edgar F. Codd make a remarkable discovery that would truly change the world. Though few realized it at the time, including at IBM, which neglected to commercialize it. It was …

Databases

The 5-Message Sequence: A LinkedIn Marketing Strategy that Generated $101k+ in 9 Months

<i>You don’t need thousands of leads</i>.<p>You just need the right ones. The question is… how do you find them?<p>A lot of people focus too much of their time …

Martin Lewis - the 3 things you need to ask before starting your own business

I consider myself an accidental entrepreneur. A true entrepreneur aims to set up a business or even multiple businesses to make money – think Peter …

How to Use Fibonacci Retracement Levels When Day Trading

Moves in a trending direction are called impulses, and moves against a trend are called pullbacks. Fibonacci retracement levels highlight a few areas …

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User’s Head

<i>“Well, as a user, I wouldn’t do that.”<br>“Our users aren’t going to worry about that.”<br>“It’s my project. I know what users think.”</i>We’ve all heard …

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell stories to …

Public Speaking

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process

<i>Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex</i> …

4 Tools for Perfecting Your B2B Sales Funnel

Cloudlead, GrooveJar, Stripe Checkout and Drip can help you customize your first-time visitor's journey, to 'customer.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The B2B customer journey from visitor, to lead, to customer, to promoter is often broken down into four steps: <b>attract,</b> …

Marketing

How to Use the Rule of 78 in Business and Sales

Using the Rule of 78 in Business and Sales<p>Updated June 01, 2018<p>Whether you’re a novice or a serial entrepreneur, most small business owners welcome …

7 National Parks To Visit From Las Vegas

All Within a Day's Drive of the Strip<p>If you're staying in Las Vegas but looking to explore some of the Southwestern United States' national parks, …

National Parks

For Adults Only, the Topless Pools of Las Vegas

It's that time of the year when all the workouts are finally paying dividends. You know how you spent the better part of the winter in the gym …

Scientists Just Found a 240-Million-Year-Old "Mother of All Lizards"

Wow.<p>Here's a fact you should know about the world in which you live: It's home to more kinds of scaly reptiles than all the mammal families …

Grant Cardone Mentors Tai Lopez & Mentor Box

This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising

When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.<p><i>This is an episode of our podcast</i> Problem Solvers<i>. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more successful</i> …

Business Strategy

Here's How Tai Lopez And Alex Mehr Are Attempting To Make $100,000,000 In The Next 12 Months

You can use these strategies yourself. And if you want, you can watch as Tai, Alex, and OMG Machines attempt this never-before-done goal.<p>Tai Lopez and Alex Mehr are both serial entrepreneurs and famous online marketers. They are attempting something big. They want to create 200 business and make …

How This Artist Makes Money Off YouTube Without Brand Sponsorships

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton says he's successful because of this decision, not in spite of it.<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Thomas Heaton used to spend his days shooting …

Landscape Photography

Infographic: Why does your site get no traffic through Google?

Google search is an important source of traffic for most websites.According to Net Marketshare, Google search accounts for 73 percent of all internet …

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

How Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Goop Used Content to Triple Its Revenue

Brands like Rihanna and Netflix follow these same marketing principles too.<p>Most companies get that producing valuable, relevant, and timely content is a smart growth strategy. Gary Vaynerchuk and a Harvard professor even went as far to say that every company should behave as a media company, by …

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology