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Why Closed-End Funds Can Trade At A Discount

<i>By</i> <i>Aberdeen Asset Management’s editorial team</i><p>Let’s get to know a bit more about closed-end funds. Closed-end funds, while also mutual funds, have several characteristics that distinguish them from open-end funds. One of these unique traits is that they can trade at a discount or premium to net asset …

Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

Muscle Foods for Men

Men's Health cover model Gregg Avedon shows you what he eats every day<p>When I began training and competing in bodybuilding contests, I realized that my diet was my best edge on the competition. Over the years, I've learned which foods accelerate or slow my gains. I think the right nutritional …

A billionaire’s guide to productivity

The preciousness of time cannot be argued by anyone. To me, productivity is the process by which this priceless commodity can be used in the most effective way possible. It is my experience that with practicing the following ideas, leading a productive work life can easily become a lifestyle for …

8 Resources That Will Make You Smarter About Investing

But it's not like there aren't enough resources out there to help.<p>The problem is choosing which ones to use.<p>After weeding through numerous investing apps, podcasts, websites, and books, here are some of our favorite resources to help nearly any investor build their expertise.<p>It's not an exhaustive …

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10 Secrets to Building Mass

Here's what you need to know...<p>If you have 14-inch arms and want to start a mass building program, don't worry about your stupid abs (for a …

Workouts

The Unwritten Rules Of Business

One of my favorite writers, Rick Reilly, penned a great column in 1995 entitled, Unwritten Rules. The piece laid out many of the great “known” rules of sports –things that athletes know to be true, but which cannot be found in any rulebook.<p>I realized recently that there are also “unwritten rules” …

Oil Continues Down Its Slippery Slope: Where's The Bottom?

<b>Intro</b><br>A fundamental shift is underway in the energy complex. The price of oil, as measured by West Texas Light Sweet Crude, has fallen from its most recent high near $107 per barrel in late June of last year, to a current level under $47. This represents a decline in excess of 55%. What’s causing …

Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector

It's not unusual to have a stand below your TV to hold your various video boxes. With the Sony LSPX-A1 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector, the TV <i>is</i> the …

Easybreath Snorkeling Mask

Snorkeling is a great way to take in the sights and sounds under the sea without the need for bulky scuba equipment or certification. But it does …

Dash Smart Earphones

We've got smartphones and smart watches — so why not smart headphones? Dash Smart Earphones are indeed smarter than your standard pack-ins, and …

This Ring lets you control the world with hand gestures

LAS VEGAS — Japanese company Logbar is here at the 2015 International CES hyping its Ring product, which fits around your index finger and allows you to control the devices around you with gestures.<p>In the demo I saw, the presenter programmed an app to recognize a specific hand gesture, and that app …

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

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Tax Tips Every Angel Investor Should Know

Is there ever an upside when a risky startup investment evaporates right before your eyes? Absolutely! The US government provides a tidy benefit to angel investors who take on the risk and economic impact of these investments. The trick is to know how to recoup some of your losses to reduce your …

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Says These 5 Habits Made Him Successful

Ray Dalio has been called " Wall Street's Oddest Duck " for his highly unusual approach to management, but no one has ever questioned his brilliance.<p>He turned his company Bridgewater Associates into the world's largest hedge fund, with $160 billion in assets, and amassed a personal fortune …

Bridgewater Associates

Opinion: 15 Big Oil sell signals that warn of a 50% stock crash

Big Oil investors beware: “The day of the huge international oil company is drawing to a close,” warned the Economist last year. Since then, Big Oil …

Biggest economic threat? Student loan debt

If one were to ask me what I think is the most dangerous threat to our economy, the answer is very simple: student loans.<p>As I write this, we have more than $1.2 trillion of student loan debt. About 10 million federal students loans are taken out annually, and then there are the insanely dangerous …

Wall Street: How Bull Markets Turn Into Bubbles Before Bursting

<i>Disclosure: I own shares of QQQ</i><p>“THE STOCK MARKET—the daytime adventure serial of the well-to-do—would not be the stock market if it didn’t have its ups and downs,” writes John Brooks <i>in Business Adventures</i>.<p>That has certainly been the case with Wall Street in 2014, with S&P500 (NYSE:SPY), the NASDAQ …

A Beginner's Guide To Laundering Money

Fear not. With a little financial detergent, your dirty money can be rendered more or less untraceable.<p>It must be said that the flow of illicit capital is distorting the global economy, draining wealth from emerging nations and inflating the cost of assets in the developed world. Neither of which …

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6 Sustainability Buzzwords to Use at Cocktail Parties

The world of sustainability and corporate social responsibility is evolving fast.<p>The world of Sustainability evolves so quickly that it can be a little hard to keep up with. You may remember Michael Porter, of Harvard Business School, trumpeting in the new term "shared value," making anyone still …

Master & Dynamic Headphones

Master & Dynamic are a recent audio brand that make beautifully designed, technically sophisticated headphones. They are masterfully crafted …

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

Genetic Engineering

This Magical Inkless Pen Never Needs a Refill

<b>Italian design firm</b> Pininfarina—famous for shaping such iconic Ferraris as the Daytona and the F40—is now applying its automotive eye to the world of …

Start Smart: Many Ways To Build Your Investor IQ

Angel investing includes a lot of very smart people. But it’s also very complicated. That’s why the wisest angel investors are always on the lookout for smart ways to avoid doing stupid things. And there are many people who are new to the field and need knowledge fast. That’s why I’m pleased to see …

Motorola Moto Hint Earbud

We all know by now that Bluetooth headsets are a serious fashion faux pas — so if you're going to wear one, make it as small as possible. The …

How to Dress at Work

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

27 Facts About The Global Economy That Every Investor Should Know

US Trust put out a report titled 101 Things Every Investor Should Know About The Global Economy earlier this year. Inspired by the report, we drew on some key global themes in terms of investment, trade, output, competitiveness and asset performance to pull together 27 key themes for investors.<p>We …

Economic Development