Araden Baker

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A Mirrored Fence that Changes with the Seasons

Artwork by <b>ALSYON SHOTZ</b><p>Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson<p>Alyson Shotz is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from …

Overcoming resistance to meditation

No matter how much experience we have of meditation being beneficial in our lives, and of not meditating making life harder for us, we can still end …

Four Canadian stocks Warren Buffett would love

<i>John Reese is CEO of Validea.com and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the Omega Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it<i>.</i><p>Warren Buffett has a whole lot of cash, and nowhere to put it.<p>"We're having a hard …

All the Evidence that Time Travel is Happening All Around Us

This iconic footage of a person apparently talking on a cellphone in a Charlie Chaplin film is just one clue that time travel is happening all around …

Carrick on money: Advice from a 34-year-old millionaire

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Advice from a 34-year-old millionaire</b><br>His net worth is $1.3-million, but he drives a seven-year-old car and golfs with 16-year-old clubs. Read his five basic …

The Nia Technique to a Quiet Mind

With the upcoming deadline, and the mountain of work still left to do, you have no idea how you will get it all done on time. You are literally down …

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Top 40 Buffett-isms: Inspiration To Become A Better Investor

When you hear Warren Buffett speak or read Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letters to shareholders you can always take away a few words of wisdom. Buffett’s message is simple, you don’t have to be an investing guru or know anything about finance to be a successful investor. Focus on good companies with …

A 15 Minute Yoga Asana To Balance Your Root Chakra

<i>This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.</i><p>The Root Chakra, also known as Muladhara, is the energy center at the base of your spine. It is …

Apple pulls iOS update after software causes dropped calls

Apple Inc. pulled an update for the iPhone operating system after the new software caused some people to lose cellular service.<p>After rolling out the latest version of its iOS 8 mobile software earlier today, the Cupertino, California-based company withdrew the update when scores of customers …

The Week Ahead: Will Stocks Sizzle In August?

July was a great month for stocks with the Dow Industrials up 4%, the S&P 500 gained 4.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 6.6%. The small-cap Russell 2000 was the leader, gaining 6.9%.<p>In mid-July, flows into stock funds hit a six-month high at $19.7 billion but there still seems to be some debate …

The Markets' Worst Kept Secret

Here’s what your stockbroker and the media aren’t telling you: the world is more indebted now than it was at the height of the financial bubble in 2007. That’s right. Despite the extraordinary government intervention of the past six years. Despite continuing optimism of a recovery. Despite the …

25 U.S. companies with an edge over their peers

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>U.S. companies that boast solid profit margins compared with other firms in their industry. These businesses would seem to possess some competitive edge that allows them to extract better returns than their peers from an equal amount of assets. Their shares might therefore …

23 Ways To Make Money Using The Nerdiest Site On The Internet

But one way that people don't use it enough is when it comes to money.<p>If you work in finance, play in stocks, invest, have a mortgage, or pay taxes, Wolfram Alpha is here to make your life better.<p>It's got incredibly detailed data for thousands of companies and if you work in finance it better be a …

Unfixed Income: The Power Of Dividends

As Bill Gross of bond manager PIMCO said recently, the great 30-year bull market in bonds is over. Investors in bonds can only expect to get the minimal coupon yield on short-duration bonds – and the slightly better coupon minus capital losses on long-duration bonds. Simply put, bonds are likely to …

Diversification: Why Not Put Everything in Whatever Will Go Up the Most?

The U.S. markets are doing well this year. Many other asset classes are not. The S&P 500 was up 16.9% at its peak on June 18. Then it dropped 2.9% in the last 10 days of the quarter. This gain in the U.S. markets has some people questioning the merits of a global portfolio. But the track record of …

Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating And Net Profits

When investors want to see how a company is performing, chances are they’ll browse the company’s website or annual report for its income statement. One sees the business’s total revenue at the top, followed by several rows of expenses. The very bottom row shows what’s left over: the net profit or …