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Here's every stock market crash in the past 60 years

Stock market crashes are sudden, scary, and surprisingly common.<p>According to Christian Mueller-Glissmann, a strategist at Goldman Sachs, crashes of at least 20% are incredibly painful because of their rapid pace and long recovery times, but they're also more frequent than you may expect.<p>Since 1950, …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

University of Exeter

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

8 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money

When it comes to earning more money and growing your wealth, sometimes all it boils down to is establishing key habits and making small lifestyle changes.<p>"Success is a learnable skill," emphasizes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can …

Personal Finance

What Bill Gates’ and Mark Cuban's Failures Can Teach Us About Success

<i>Answer by Elijah Medge on Quora.</i><p>When you think of Mark Cuban or Bill Gates, what comes to mind? Perhaps the names of the famous companies they’ve …

Top 10 books about bankers

A self-confessed ‘complete outsider in the City’, <b>Joris Luyendijk</b> reveals the best guides he’s found to this complex, sometimes terrifying world<p>I wanted to write a book about bankers because finance seems to have replaced politics, with democracy beginning to feel like a system that allows voters to …

19 of the most inspiring rags-to-riches stories in business

But many of them started with nothing, and through hard work, talent, grit, and a bit of luck, managed to rise to the very top.<p>These 20 stories remind us that it's possible to overcome just about anything, from parents passing away, to extreme poverty, and more.<p><i>Max Nisen and Eric Goldschein wrote</i> …

9 books to read if you want to be a billionaire

Many of them have shared the books that helped shape them personally and professionally. If you want to emulate these titans of industry, reading their faves seems like a good place to start.<p>From classic literature to business management guides, we rounded up their top picks, so you can start …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Opinion: How to spot a bear market before it hits

By the time most investors realize a bear market has taken hold of stocks, much of the damage has been done.<p>Often, stealth bear markets begin while a …

10 investing mistakes not to make in 2016

<b>1. We have no idea what we’re doing…</b><p>Over the last four decades, the 401(k) plan has replaced the pension as the main form of retirement plan. About …

Retirement

6 Investment Lessons Learned From Hosting 'WealthTrack'

As <i>Consuelo Mack WealthTrack</i> marks its 10th anniversary on public television, we are amazed, grateful and wiser. Our <i>WealthTrack</i> team and audience are a decade older, or as we view it, 10 years closer to retirement!<p>We have been through a housing and stock market boom and bust, a period of strong …

The 38 coolest CEOs right now in Silicon Valley

We recently released the Silicon Valley 100, Business Insider's annual list of the most impressive people working in or influencing the world of tech.<p>We went through the SV100 list to pull out the most influential, innovative, and all-around inspiring CEOs in Silicon Valley in 2015.<p>Scroll down to …

Silicon Valley

FAO Schwarz closes: Read Fortune’s 1940 story about its rise

<i>F.A.O. Schwarz, the iconic toy store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, will close its doors on Wednesday, felled by high rents in a prime shopping</i> …

The 10 Worst Ideas For Your Investment Portfolio

John Rafal recently met with a new client who had a $9 million portfolio, stuffed with the kinds of things brokers sell, but investors shouldn’t own.<p>“Her portfolio is a textbook of what you shouldn’t do,” said Rafal, founder of Essex Financial Services, an independent advisor with about $3.3 …

Advice From The World's Top Market Minds

Five billionaires. A miser. A Nobel laureate. A Founding Father. We’ve rounded up the 20 finest market minds—dead or alive—and distilled their timeless wisdom into specific suggestions for stocks, bonds and funds you can buy today. Be warned: You just might get rich.<p><i>Investor profiles by: Tom</i> …

10 Completely Free Books Every (Would-Be) Business Leader Should Read

Maybe you’re a rising business executive who’s getting ready for your summer vacation, and you’re looking for something interesting to read.<p>Maybe you’re just heading to Seattle for a sales conference, and you need something to peruse on the plane.<p>Or maybe you’re starting an MBA in the fall. and …

How to get less stupid at investing

A few weeks ago I shared a list of things I've learned about how stupid we all are. We're short-term thinkers, biased by politics, tempted to fiddle with our portfolios and over-complicate simple tasks. All of us.<p>One reader responded: "It doesn't help to tell us we're stupid without recommending …

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

What Makes An Asian Tiger? Singapore's Unlikely Economic Success Lies In Its History

When Dutch economist Dr. Albert Winsemius arrived in Singapore in 1960, tasked by the United Nations with salvaging the struggling island economy, he gloomily remarked upon “this poor little market in a dark corner of Asia.” Over five decades later, Singapore’s market is neither poor nor little—the …

The 25 Scariest Moments Of The Financial Crisis

The plot lines of the financial crisis are well-documented, but it should still give any market watcher pause to stop and think again about the events as they unfolded.<p>From Lehman's collapse to AIG's bailout, September and October of 2008 were, simply put, absolutely nuts.<p>To celebrate the …

Markets

The 12 mathematicians who unlocked the modern world

But long before the development of the math that gave us computers, quantum mechanics, and GPS satellites, generations of brilliant minds — spanning from the ancient Greeks through the eighteenth century — built up the basic mathematical ideas and tools that sit at the foundation of our …

Mathematics

4 risks for emerging markets

Emerging markets have bounced back this year but investors need to tread carefully to avoid boom turning to bust in the second half.<p>The benchmark MSCI emerging market index has rallied by 6% since January 1 to reach levels not seen in over a year. Stocks in some countries have done much better: …

The Humble First Jobs Of 15 Highly Successful People

But many of the one-percent started off with conventional first jobs.<p>Goldman Sachs' CEO Lloyd Blankfein, for example, grew up in the projects and made extra money at a concession stand in Yankee Stadium. Warren Buffett built his savings as a kid by delivering newspapers. And before she found her …

Success

Shh! 6 secrets from top stock pickers

Imagine if Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep got together to share tips on acting and making it in Hollywood. That's the level of investment star power gathering this week at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago.<p>The following tips are from three rock star investors who …