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How To Distinguish Yourself In A Wall Street Job Interview

With entry level base salaries in the range of $70,000 to $90,000 before bonuses, it is easy to understand why investment banking jobs are some of the most sought after positions among college and business school graduates. Competition for these jobs is fierce, since there are many more graduates …

Investing

7 ways to play gold and oil

Oil's well-documented price dive continues, as U.S. crude ended Friday with its seventh straight losing week. Gold has moved somewhat sporadically in …

Stock Markets

3 of the Best Investments for Beginning Investors

The best investments might not be what you'd expect.<p>Are you new to the world of investing? If so, welcome! Natural first questions for beginners …

This Stock Has A 11.08% 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 …

Your Broker Will Hate This Smart, Easy Portfolio

The securities industry has a vested interest in making investing as complicated as possible. If you're dazed and confused, you are more likely to …

5 Dumb Investments Smart People Make

Investing is complicated enough. Don't make it harder by making decisions that are just plain dumb. Here are five of the dumbest investing mistakes …

Prospect Capital And The Best Stocks For 2015

<i>This piece is part of InvestorPlace’s Best Stocks for 2015 c</i><i>ontest. Charles Sizemore’s pick for the contest is Prospect Capital Corporation.</i><p>I have a reputation to redeem. After winning InvestorPlace’s Best Stocks contest in 2011, coming within a hair of winning in 2012, and then winning it all in …

The Redemption Stories Of 2015

If the 2013 market was a rising tide that lifted all ships, the 2014 market was a choppier tide that lifted most ships. This environment has meant that some of 2013’s big winners -- like 3D Systems or Amazon -- reversed course in 2014 trading, while stocks with exposure to 2014‘s volatility (like …