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The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

How To Move Up The Ranks: 4 Steps To Go From Employee To CEO In 2 Years

Some of the greatest success stories have the humblest roots. Take Apple, for example, the tech giant that began with virtually no capital in Steve Jobs parents’ basement.<p>It’s amazing how, with enough determination and a will to get the job done, nearly anyone can create a business that is …

Ten Mistakes That Are Killing Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile is your online billboard. Before LinkedIn arrived on the scene in 2003, a lot of people built and maintained personal websites that showcased their professional accomplishments. We don’t need personal websites anymore because you can use LinkedIn for the same purpose. Who …

Can Leadership Skills Be Taught?

I am immersed in and surrounded by goofy, ridiculous ideas every day and for the most part it doesn’t bother me. Nearly every working day I go to a meeting where someone says, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!” one of the granddaddies of business lies.<p>Most of the important things in …

Leadership

How To Get Your Interviewer Off The Script

Getting your interviewer off the job interview script is essential in the Pain Interviewing process I teach. If you allow the interview to be governed by the goofy script the interviewer holds in his or her hands, you won’t have the opportunity you need to get past the standard interview questions …

Yup, negative rates were a really bad idea

2016-02-17T12:06:57.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>It seemed so plausible. Break through the zero lower bound and <i>ta dah!</i> A new scale of economic stimulus …

Economics

JPY pain, charted and extrapolated

2016-02-18T09:18:41.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>By Nomura first, who are worried that Japan’s economy has taken a dangerous turn — what with GDP dropping at …

The oil price in 2016. How low is the ceiling?

There are two divergent views of what is happening to the oil price within the industry and among serious investors. 2016 may help us to see which is …

Oil

How oil can get back to triple digits by 2017

2015-11-23T18:00:23.000Z<p>By: Guest writer<p><i>With Goldman raising the spectre of a $20 crude price, here’s an alternative scenario from Ecstrat strategist</i> …

Oil

Floating Beds Elevate Your Bedroom Design To The Next Level

A new twist on a basic design idea, floating beds are an eye catching focal point. Most often associated with modern interior design, they can be a …

Stylish Home Near Moscow Flaunts Round Architecture

SL Project imagined a home displaying round architecture near Moscow that will make you look closely at all the details. And that’s because the …

Architecture

How Successful People Handle Stress

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.<p>The second …

The Fed’s grudging embrace of inflation targeting, part 2

2015-04-02T07:30:16.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>In our previous posts, we looked at the 1995 debate within the Fed on whether to establish an inflation …

Economics

This time is not different, USD edition

2015-04-02T08:23:49.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Nasdaq in the 1990s, Dow in the 1920s, silver and gold in the late 1970s, USDRUB, Bitcoin and oil more …

25 Light Fixtures That Will Transform Your Kitchen

Track lights and fluorescent fixtures? Please.<p>If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, you've come to the right place. Lighting is an easy way to make a big difference in your kitchen. These fixtures will make a statement, enhance your existing design, and …

FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

2015-03-12T06:02:26.000Z<p>By: Amie Tsang<p><i>You can sign up to receive the email here.</i><p>The euro continued its slide towards parity with the dollar ahead of …

Counterterrorism

The Bank of England’s balance sheet in looong-term perspective

2015-02-27T08:30:54.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>In celebration of the Bank of England’s One Bank Research conference, the Bank has, for the first time, …

Is Japan in danger of a “fiscal crisis”?

2015-02-23T20:27:18.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>About 20 years ago or so, it started becoming fashionable to conclude that the Japanese government’s …

The BoE as eurodollar dealer of last resort?

2015-02-20T10:32:46.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Zoltan Pozsar may have swapped his day job as senior adviser to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to …

Did the Fed’s QE actually do anything for the real economy?

2015-02-05T17:08:40.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Eric Rosengren, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, gave a speech in Frankfurt on …

Housing

About that $9 trillion global non-bank credit exposure…

2015-02-05T19:19:31.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>In one of our previous post about petrodollars, we cited BoAML on how nobody really knows how the …

Currency manipulation: not that one again

It’s been a few years since the guns of the international currency wars fell silent, or at least until the main combatants turned most of their …

It’s not the euro that’s getting cheaper; it’s the dollar that’s getting more expensive

2015-01-26T09:00:26.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>You may have noticed that a US dollar goes a lot further in much of Europe than it used to. In fact, it …

Economics

Europe cannot agree to write off Greece’s debt | Financial Times

Syriza have won the Greek election. But, perhaps just as startling, the “far left” party is making considerable headway in the struggle to win over …

Europe

The dollar is still our currency and still your problem

2015-01-22T08:30:44.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>For some reason, a lot of people outside the US like to borrow from and lend to each other in dollars.<p>A …

Loans

25 bps in Canada = €1.1 trillion ECB QE?

2015-01-22T17:38:25.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>The Bank of Canada cut rates yesterday and the European Central Bank announced its sovereign bond-buying …

Economy

Mr Draghi finally delivers

And then there were none. On Thursday, the European Central Bank became the last of the major central banks to announce a large programme of …

European banks and oil price exposure

2015-01-08T14:16:24.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Fascinating what a few months of sub $90 per barrel oil prices can do to the dialogue about the …

Easy money, housing bubbles, and financial crises

2015-01-09T08:30:12.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Housing booms are wasteful — and the subsequent busts are deeply destructive. Worse, they have become …

Economics

EM portfolio flows suffer sharpest slump since “taper tantrum”

Portfolio flows into emerging markets (EM) suffered their sharpest slump in December since the 2013 “taper tantrum” as the Russian currency crisis …