Darren Lawton

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Hunting For Global Value In 2015

2014 was a lousy year for global value investors. Cheap markets, as measured by the cyclically-adjusted price/earnings ratio (“CAPE”) got even cheaper, while expensive markets got even pricier . (Note: the CAPE takes a ten-year average of earnings as a way of smoothing out the economic cycle and …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are 42 Stocks That'll Thrive Even If The Economy Gets Worse

The 42 stocks are companies they believe will grow irrespective of fluctuations in the business cycle.<p>Tech companies like Facebook and Google dominate the list. There are also a lot of healthcare companies, which are benefiting from the aging population.<p>"We believe that the names selected for this …

CITI: These 6 Huge Trends Are Completely Reshaping The World Economy

"Twenty years ago, there were fewer than 3 million people with Internet access; now there are nearly 2.5 billion. Mice can grow human ears. Robots make cars. Guns can be manufactured with a 3-D printer," Citi's Andrew Pitt writes.<p>For investors, it's important to understand how all these changes are …

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 40 Cheapest Stocks In The Market

Despite what has been a 200% rally in the market since early 2009, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin believes the S&P still has the ability to go from 1,960 today to 2,050 by the end of the year. From there, Kostin sees it going to 2,200 by the end of 2016.<p>While further gains in the market are likely to …

29 Brilliant Quotes From Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man

And then at age 31, he met Warren Buffett, who convinced him to go into investing.<p>Today, Munger is Warren Buffett's right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway and has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.<p>We've compiled a list of his most insightful quotes about business, investing, and life in …

This Is Why Shorting Stocks Is So Brutal

Last night, drug development company Puma Biotechnology reported better than expected breast cancer trial results, and shares of the company rallied nearly 300% afterward.<p>Yesterday, activist investor Bill Ackman gave the "most important presentation of his career," regarding his short position on …

Understanding Bond Fund Yield Statistics

It’s usually the first question that comes to an investor’s mind when considering an investment in a bond fund: What’s the yield?<p>Such a simple question. Such a complicated answer.<p>The simple answer to this question—and, most likely, the wrong answer—is the distribution yield published by the bond …

How to forward a new golden age

2014-07-24T19:26:10.000Z<p>By: Guest writer<p><i>This is a guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School</i> …

Oversold Conditions For Fresh Market (TFM)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

How Millennials Missed Out On A Gigantic Fortune In The Stock Market

Unfortunately, far too many young people haven't participated in this rally, and, unfortunately, this may be detrimental to their futures.<p>According to a new survey by Bankrate.com, millennials are uncomfortable with choosing the stock market as their preferred method of investing "money they don't …

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

4 Things Remarkable Startups Have In Common

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do some startups succeed and others don't? Here's a hint: It doesn't have to do with if an idea is good or bad. Indeed, the successful entrepreneurs are able to run with amazing concepts and pivot otherw when needing. There are a few …

Who should you trust with your money?

Who should investors turn to for financial advice?<p>Brokers, advisers and planners have different training and credentials and charge based on varying …

How to Start a Business While Working a Full-Time Job

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>The American dream used to be getting a secure job, working from 9-5, and retiring. For most of us, especially people born in the 80s and 90s, this is the …

The Only Way to Get Really, Really Rich | Inc.com

Want to be remarkably successful? Want to get really rich? (While there are many ways to feel "rich," in this case we're talking about monetary wealth.) Then check out this little gem of an investment opportunity.<p>It's a simple investment. You only have to invest almost all of your money. On the …

Teaching Smart People How to Learn

Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the 1990s must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn. What’s more, those members of the organization that many assume to be the …

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

What’s Holding Uber Back

As a consumer, I absolutely love Uber. The other week I was at a dinner in a relatively remote part of Singapore. Afterwards, the hotel concierge furiously worked three phones to get taxi cabs to appear for the 15 people who were waiting with growing impatience. I clicked three buttons, and my ride …

38 Resources to Empower Anyone to Live Within Their Means

Living within one’s means is easier said than done. These resources – calculators, articles, and tools – will help you save money and spend less so …

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