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Wall Street's getting crushed by a form of financial engineering you've probably never heard of

On August 6, billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman took the unusual step of dialing into an earnings call for one of his fund's holdings and asking a question.<p>It was a second-quarter earnings call for SunEdison, a solar-energy company that went public in 1995. At the time, Omega was the …

Markets

America's Investment Crisis is Getting Worse

For an economy to grow, somebody has to be willing to spend money–be it consumers, the government, or the business sector.<p>Without money changing …

The party is over for oil

When oil prices started taking off in 2004, it was part of the same "commodity supercycle" that sent prices of so many other commodities spiraling …

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It could get a lot worse for gold this week

With a slide of almost 7 percent in November, gold is wrapping up its biggest month of losses in more than two years. And according to some traders, …

Opinion: Mutual funds should be giving investors more for their money

The mutual fund business believes that the only thing it owes you for your money is a positive return.<p>It is right, to a point, because no one is …

74% of millennials make this big mistake when it comes to investing

<b>The reasons people don't invest, and how to get around them</b> <br>In a survey by Bankrate, investors who don't own stocks were asked why they aren't in the market. Here are the top four answers, and why you shouldn't let any of these excuses stop you from investing.<p>1. <b>"I don't have the money" (53% of</b> …

Investing

These 5 Companies Own $18 Billion Worth of Walmart Stock

A simple slideshow reveals the five biggest institutional owners of Walmart’s stock.<p>Despite <b>Walmart</b>'s (NYSE:WMT) issues over the last few years, …

Retirement Investing: Top 5 Dividend Stocks For 2016

As we approach the end of 2015 and retirement investors reevaluate their holdings, we have prepared a list of our highest conviction dividend paying …

Investing

I've been writing about money for 15 years, and here is the single best piece of financial advice I can give you

I had a strong feeling that this was the meeting where we'd discuss money. At the time, I was earning around $45,000 at NY1 News as a producer and sometimes-on-camera reporter. And, crazy as it sounds, I wanted to double my salary with the new job.<p>An anchor at NY1 whom I confided in directed me to …

Personal Finance

These 6 nightmare charts most worry the Bank of England about the financial system

On the whole, the financial world is looking more stable now than during the summer, which was dominated by Greek political instability and market crashes in China.<p>But lots of risks still remain, and some, like the threat of a cyberattack or a downturn in Asian economies, worry the Bank of England …

Why are we trading liberty for security?

In a way, you can hardly blame Western governments for being so opportunistic at this moment. Their citizens are shaken, unsettled by shadowy threats and by leaders who use every chance to drop the words "safety" and "threat" into public discussion.<p>Why wouldn't they use this critical moment to …

You may need less retirement income than you think

New research indicates that retirees—especially in higher income brackets—might need to replace less of their pre-retirement income than they …

This Simple Writing Habit Changed My Life

by Joe BuntingI’m often asked,”How did you become a writer? Did you always dream about being a writer as a kid? How did you actually make it …

The 10 Best Writing Tips I’ve Learned

The 10 Best Writing Tips I’ve Learned<br>As practically all authors will tell you, writing isn’t easy, and yet I firmly believe that over time it can …

Russia's Finance Ministry Wants to Ban Bitcoin, Not the Blockchain

Though bitcoin regulation remains a divisive topic globally, there's perhaps no country that has kept the international bitcoin community guessing …

Greek crisis, China crash and low rates: hedge funds’ horror year

The nightmare has wider effects, with a quarter of the industry’s assets managed for pension funds<p>The panic that swept the markets in August was tough for investors the world over, but particularly for the macro hedge funds, who bet big on economic trends.<p>Despite a reputation as “the smartest guys …

Warren Buffett's 7 Secrets to Dividend Investing Revealed

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Looking for value? Then tap the ultimate value investor, Warren Buffett.<p>This article will show you the seven …

Why Writers Must Plan To Be Surprised

Every writer I know is at some point surprised by what they write. In fact, being surprised by what we write is as dependable as it is uncontrollable. Garth Stein, the author of <i>The Art of Racing in the Rain</i>, came to novel-writing via screenwriting. Like most screenwriters, he had trained himself to …

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

One of the most bullish Wall Street strategists just offered one of the most bearish outlooks for 2016 we've read yet

"We believe the S&P 500 will likely suffer its first calendar year loss since 2008," Belski and his team wrote in their 2016 outlook note to clients on Wednesday.<p>He has a 2016 year-end target of <b>2,100</b> on the S&P 500, with an earnings-per-share target of $130.<p>On Wednesday, the index closed near 2,089.<p>…

2 fascinating charts show that only a small minority of stocks actually drive market gains

A recent chart-filled note from CLSA's Damian Kestel shows just how top-heavy the US stock market's gains are. In fact, if you only held the bottom 75% of stocks, it turns out that you wouldn't make any return at all. The average (mean) return of a US stock is actually slightly negative.<p>The data is …

Here's what Wall Street is predicting for the stock market in 2016

Wall Street steadily lowered its expectations for the market as 2015 unfolded.<p>On Thursday December 24, the S&P 500 closed near 2,061. Last December, the median year-end target for 2015 among the top strategists was higher at 2,213 according to Bloomberg.<p>Based on the forecasts we've received so far, …

This Is the Worst U.S. Earnings Season Since 2009

This U.S. earnings season is on track to be the worst since 2009 as profits from oil & gas and commodity-related companies plummet.<p>So far, about …

Opinion: 10 reasons to be thankful you own stocks

There are certainly a lot of big question marks for the financial markets nowadays.<p>The dangers range from geopolitical risks including the terror …

Your Facebook Profile Could Hurt Your Credit Score

Certain phrases — or even who you're friends with — could tip off credit reporting agencies.<p>It can get you fired, put the kibosh on being hired, and, now, may even present a road block for securing a car loan or line of credit. Credit-rating companies have started looking at consumers' Facebook …