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Fourteen Wall Street Veterans Share the Best Advice They've Ever Received

Wall Street has a reputation as a cutthroat place with an intense working environment. Those who survive rarely get there on their own, however, and …

Most stock market gains are made when you’re asleep

If you’re a day trader, you might know how to time stock trades. But what about timing the broader market?<p>Bespoke Investment Group released a report …

When Evidence Fails

The investing cycle of good ideas goes something like this:Early adopters find an anomaly and exploit it for huge gains. More and more smart money …

Investing

Absolute Strength Momentum Investing Strategy

Here we highlight an interesting working paper titled “Absolute Strength: Exploring Momentum in Stock Returns” by Gulen and Petkova (2015).The …

Investing

Don't Be Blinded By Big, Scary Numbers

Today I am going to indulge in a pet peeve of mine, one that I hope you will find helpful. It's about a bias called denominator blindness and it is …

Whooping Cough

Are These 4 Fears Keeping You From Success?

Isn’t it interesting how everyone wants success, but when an opportunity comes, many of us come up with excuses?It isn't that we don't want success. …

Motivation

Remember Commodities?

From where I’m sitting, it seems like commodities aren’t getting any attention. I remember a time, not too long ago, where Oil, Gold, Copper and the …

Stock Markets

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

The world isn't as simple as you think.<p>The Federal Reserve began printing money with abandon almost seven years ago. From Day One, people warned that …

Rising Interest Rates Can Be Good For Stocks

In December the Federal Reserve indicated they would begin reducing their bond buying (taper) at the rate of $10 billion per month starting in …

More Americans Worse Off Financially Than a Year Ago

Yet most expect to be better off within a year<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. - More Americans, 42%, say they are financially worse off now than they were a year …

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Is the market rally running out of steam?

In my post last Friday, while reiterating that the longer-term market outlook remained bullish in a clearly-defined uptrend, I did mention that some …

What It Takes to Get Fired From the Obama Administration

Call it "Survivor: White House" edition.<p>Over the past week, one high-profile cabinet secretary managed to dodge an onslaught of Republican demands …

California Figured Out How To Make Democracy Work Again

Just three years ago, California was billed a "failed state." Now it seems they have democracy figured out more than Washington does. How California beat gridlock.<p>LOS ANGELES — During the 17 days the federal government was shut down in Washington, D.C., California Gov. Jerry Brown signed 363 bills …

Government

Succinct Summation of Weeks Events (10/25/13) - The Big Picture

Succinct Summations week ending October 25, 2013.<p><b>Positives</b>:<p>1. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite both made new 52-week highs.<br>2. Jobless rate in U.S. …