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A brief history of the 1929 stock market crash

On October 16, 1929, Yale economist Irving Fisher wrote in the New York Times that "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." Eight days later, on October 24, 1929, the stock market began a four-day crash on what became known as Black Thursday. This crash cost investors …

Stock Markets

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

RBS Cuts CEO Potential Share Award 10% After Poor Customer Score

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc cut Ross McEwan’s potential share award for 2018 by 10 percent after the bank failed to get the top customer service …

U.S. Stocks Rally to End Week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 erase their losses for the week<p>U.S. stocks rallied Friday to end a bumpy week with slight gains, as falling bond yields provided a reprieve for investors concerned about rising inflation.<p>Major indexes surged into the close, with all 11 sectors in the S&P …

Stock Markets

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street rebounds

BEIJING (AP) — Shares were mixed Friday, with European stock benchmarks slipping after a day of gains in Asia.KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, …

Stock Markets

Five reasons 2018 could be the best year yet for cryptocurrencies

In an earlier piece for CNBC, I explained why a potential cryptocurrency bubble could burst in 2018. Many people asked me afterward: If I'm so …

Cryptocurrency

'Australia's Warren Buffet' quits as head of fund management firm

© Reuters. 'Australia's Warren Buffet' quits as head of fund management firm<p>By Tom Westbrook<p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global stock picker Kerr Neilson, …

Investing

Jeremy Grantham Wants His Kids to Get Into Emerging Markets

Jeremy Grantham, the 79-year-old investor known for his bearish views, is so bullish on emerging-market stocks that he’s telling his own kids to …

Markets

How An Invite-Only Asset Manager From Australia Keeps Beating The Market

In 2017, Standard & Poor released research that showed only 17.62% of large-cap funds in the United States outperformed the S&P 500 over a five-year period. The percentage of mid-caps and small-caps funds that beat their corresponding index was even lower, at 12.79% and 6.17%, respectively.<p>This …

Investing

The Step By Step Guide To SEO Ranking Factors in 2018

This is an ultimate guide on how to rank your website in Google 1st page, which SEO tools to have, SEO tips from top experts, on page tips and off page tip. SEO Check List you should do and The Best Digital Marketing Companies which has SEO optimization for business. all in one blog<p>For more info: …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Even 'safe' bond investments falter as markets tumble

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio, have faltered, too.<p>In what's been a rude awakening for some investors, bond funds have lost ground these past couple of weeks, unlike in past downturns for …

Stock Markets

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Customer Experience

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

If KOLs Aren't Part Of Your Marketing Strategy, You Need To Read This

I recently spent time in China interviewing C-level leaders across different industries (see here for insight from 18 leaders and here for insight on how firms are using closed-loop data to improve CX). After several interviews, I was struck by a pattern I observed. Not one marketer had talked …

Marketing

50 Great Black And White Photographs From The Masters Of Photography – Part 7

Here is the <b>Part 7</b> of amazing black and white photos from masters. Please check our previous articles here:• Great Black and White Photos – Part1 <br>• Great …

Street Photography

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea | Inc.com

Survey.com's annual "Wasting Time at Work" report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75 percent of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason for that. They're in the way, literally. Elon Musk knows that, and isn't alone.<p>Before Elon Musk, There …

Tesla

Marriott Reveals The Best Way to Retain Your Best Customers (And It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

In the digital age, how do you retain your customer's loyalty when your fiercest competition is only a click away? Marriott International, who recently acquired Starwood (including its Starwood Preferred Guest program), has the world's largest loyalty program. Marriott Rewards and SPG find that <b>the</b> …

Customer Experience

The State Of Small Business Marketing

Marketing is a moving target these days. Technologies evolve and customer behavior seems to change almost every day.<p>Small businesses tend to be a little slow with marketing developments. Some are cutting-edge, of course – but most wait until there’s proof a tactic works.<p>That’s not a bad strategy, …

Small Business

Why shoe retailer DSW is turning influencer content into ads

DSW is on a mission to standardize its influencer marketing strategy while making it a larger part of its digital marketing budget.<p>The shoe retailer …

This 2-Word Quote From Writer Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work | Inc.com

When it comes to insights about work, there are tweaks and there are game changers. Which isn't to diminish tweaks. Sometimes, the perfect scheduling hack or productivity ritual can radically improve how much you get done.<p>But no hack or routine will change the fundamental way you view your work -- …

Kurt Vonnegut

The Truth About Content Marketing And What Brands Need To Know

You may not know it, but 1732 was a great year for content. In December of that year, Benjamin Franklin produced his first copy of “Poor Richard’s Almanack” to promote his publishing business. The publication became a bestseller in the American colonies because Franklin knew how to bring value to …

Marketing

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

How This 27-Year-Old Used Instagram To Double Her Income

Meet Caley Dimmock, a one-woman marketing and creative agency and online educator helping others build their personal brand on Instagram. Based in Vancouver, BC, Caley quit her corporate job as a brand and marketing manager earlier this year to pursue an online business. Within just a few months, …

Marketing

Shaping the Light of a Landscape Photo Using Only Lightroom

There's often the belief that creating a fully polished photo requires the use of Photoshop at some point in the process. However, Lightroom is …

The 3 Components of a Brilliant Marketing Plan | Inc.com

Anybody can write a marketing plan. Heck, there are dozens of templates and examples available on the Web for every type of business strategy. Writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan, though...that's more of a challenge.<p>The first step to writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan is to understand what marketing …

Marketing

Use This Worksheet to Budget Your Annual Spending

How To Budget Annual Spending<p>Free Annual Spending Worksheet<p>Updated February 01, 2017<p><b>Question:</b> Monthly expenses are easy enough to budget for, but how …

Personal Finance

Video Ads: A Comprehensive Guide To Video For Social Media

Like it or not, we’ve entered an era of marketing absolutely dominated by video ads. And guess what? It’s been a long time coming. For years, video …