Gideon Lapian

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Trialling 'learn to trade' stock market websites: can you get rich quick?

Tony turned £3,000 into £47,000 in just nine weeks and has retired at the age of 50. Awia was a "bored mum", but is now earning a good living while …

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 …

Emerging Markets and the USA

This is something that I’ve been watching very closely. And even more so recently as some bullish divergences have begun to appear. The way I see it, …

Are Socially Responsible Businesses Bad for Society?

Writing for <i>Foreign Policy</i>, <b>Daniel Altman</b> argues against socially responsible business initiatives such as the recently launched “B Team.” For-profit …

Gold Was a Horrible Investment from 1500 to 1965

That sound you hear is the gold bubble popping again<p>Ron Paul thinks gold could go to "infinity", which would certainly be a lot of dollars. But it won't be an easy ride into Buzz Lightyear territory for the shiny metal: gold has fallen 8.5 percent since Ben Bernanke started talking about tapering …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

Understanding LBOs

Leveraged Buyouts<p>by Terry Stidham, President of Target Search Group<p>Wall Street has proven Archimedes' statement, <i>"Give me a lever long enough</i> …

Our Networking Pride & Prejudice

Last night, one of my all-time favorite books that got turned into a film was on: "Pride & Prejudice." The book was first published in 1813 - exactly …

Pride and Prejudice

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …

What 100 Years Of Change Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we rapidly approach the 100 year anniversary of the Federal Reserve (signed into law on December 23, 1913) and the 16th amendment (ushering in that IRS favorite - the income tax) a question arises: <i>what was life like a century ago?</i><p>Conveniently, the following infographic breaks down some of the …

Income Tax

Why do financial traders work as an employee instead of trading and making a lot of money independently, and if capital shortage is the only plausible explanation, then why do so few go independ when they have sufficient capital to do so?

Possible versus Probable - The Big Picture

Its Friday, and has become my wont, this is the day of the week I like to kick back, wax philosophical about various thoughts kicking about me noggin.<p>…

Young artists swap shock factor for old-fashioned paper as it becomes more precious in a digital age.

Young artists are turning their back on the “shock” factor to focus on old-fashioned skills, as paper becomes more valuable in the digital age, the director of the Saatchi gallery has said.<p>Rebecca Wilson, from the Saatchi gallery in London, said the simple medium of paper was becoming more valued …

Global interest rate-rigging crackdown escalates

A total of 133 traders at 20 global banks based in the U.S. or overseas attempted to manipulate foreign exchange and interest rate benchmarks in Singapore, the city-state's central bank said Friday as it disclosed the latest escalation of a global crackdown on suspected rate-rigging.<p>While there was …

The Stock Market Is Broadly Expensive According To This Uncommon Measure

The simplest way to value stocks or the stock market is to take its price and divide it by earnings (i.e. P/E).<p>There are many ways to apply the P/E. For the stock market, strategists often take the price of the index and divide it by the index's earnings.<p>In his June monthly chartbook, Morgan …

Stock Markets

10 things economists won’t tell you

<b>1. “We can’t predict the next crisis...”</b><p>As political gridlock in Washington threatens to stall a U.S. economic recovery, investors are once again …

Economics

Keynes's Unconventional Wisdom

Having just celebrated the 130th birthday of the great economist on June 5, it’s a prime time to ask the ghost of Keynes what he thinks about current events and how contemporary policymakers are being bamboozled by defunct ideas of other dead economists:<p>* Does Austerity Work in the U.S.? Well, the …

Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

Economists traditionally use Gross Domestic Product to measure economic progress. If GDP is rising, the economy is good and the nation is moving forward. If GDP is falling, the economy is in trouble and the nation is losing ground. From a strictly numerical perspective, GDP provides an …

STOCKS TUMBLE AGAIN: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow Jones: 14,994.69, -127.33, (-0.84%)<p>S&P 500: 1,612.54, -13.59, (-0.84%)<p>Nasdaq: 3,400.43, -36.52, (-1.06%)<p>And now, the top stories:<p>10-year U.S. Treasury yields climbed 5 basis points to 2.24% today. The sell-off in the bond market is being driven by rising real interest …

Stock Markets

IT FINALLY COMES OUT: Elite Traders Are Getting Access To Data Before Everyone Else

Time after time ahead of major news, there seems to be someone who knows something before it happens — there seem to be trades that hit too hard and fast before the news is actually made.<p>This has been going on for a while, and people are finally starting to understand why.<p>The current target of …

Markets