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Hedging Stock Positions With Options: Too Bad I Didn't Do It On Thursday

It’s impossible to determine the success of an options trading strategy until liquidation. There are, however, for certain traders, strategies which will essentially enhance their bottom line under most circumstances. Hedging is a successful way for money managers, individual investors and …

Investing

MARK CUBAN: Donald Trump is proving he'd be a 'puppet president'

During an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, the brash billionaire and business mogul said Trump had proved over his run that he had no grasp of policy. And without that understanding, he will have to rely on those around him to get anything done.<p>"If you look back over the past 10 months, you don't …

Emerging consciousness glimpsed in babies

A glimpse of consciousness emerging in the brains of babies has been recorded for the first time. Insights gleaned from the work may aid the …

Gold clings to $1,200-an-ounce after Yellen says rate increases coming ‘within months’

Gold prices fell Monday, moving in the opposite direction of the U.S. dollar, which soared after comments by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen …

How a tiny, secretive research shop exposed one of the world’s biggest commodity traders

The CEO of Noble Group unexpectedly stepped down today (May 30), the latest bad news from a storied Hong Kong investment giant that is one of the world’s biggest commodity traders.<p>Yusuf Alireza, a former Goldman Sachs manager who took over the company in mid-2013, resigned unexpectedly “for family …

Markets

It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it

These investors take big risks betting on the market, but the reward has usually been pretty significant.<p>Let's not forget, five hedge fund managers made over $1 billion in 2015.<p>Based on recent outlooks, however, the reign of these "masters" may be coming to an end.<p>Everywhere you look, it appears …

Investing

Scholar Jack Treynor Changed Thinking on How to Build a Stock Portfolio

He didn’t bother to get a Ph.D., gave up a potentially lucrative career on Wall Street and refused to use a computer<p>If he had promptly published one of his early research papers, Jack Treynor might have shared in a Nobel Prize for economics, colleagues say. He didn’t bother to get a Ph.D., gave up …

Wall Street

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this is what you should invest in 'if you don't want to die poor'

The doldrums, he explained, are a region on the earth's surface where air doesn't move horizontally.<p>"It either goes directly down, directly upward, or doesn't move at all," he said. "If you accidentally sail into that zone and all you have is wind power, you die there."<p>So it's safe to say that the …

High School

Opinion: Here’s what the best stock-market timing system is telling you to do now

The stock market will exhibit strength through June 7, and then weaken until the end of June.<p>This remarkably precise prediction comes from the …

Is This a Reason for Bank of America Investors to Be Concerned?

Image source: Wikimedia Commons.<p>If you compare <b>Bank of America</b>'s income statement to other multitrillion dollar banks, one thing sticks out: it's the least conservative of the nation's biggest banks when it comes to preparing for tough times ahead.<p>You can see this by looking at how much Bank of …

Investing

Six Investment Opportunities More Entrepreneurs Are Exploring

Entrepreneurs are known for taking risks. But when it comes to making personal investments, they’re just as diligent as they are with their business finances, carefully balancing risk and reward — and looking for opportunities where others are not.<p>Below, six successful financial experts from Forbes …

Investing

Can Bitcoin Uber The Fed? Gilder Says Gold Standard Is Coming Whether Central Banks Want It Or Not

George Gilder’s new book, <i>The Scandal of Money</i>, is the most hopeful thing I’ve read about monetary policy in a long time. Most of what is written about money is just awful — worse than nothing: anti-knowledge. A few writers—Forbes, Gilder, Skousen, Lehrman, and their disciples (Tamny, Mueller, …

Payment Systems

Why Viggo Mortensen Is Off the Grid

Multiple blockbusters, an Oscar nomination, piercing blue eyes–who's that guy again?<p><b>This summer, the quintessentially un-Hollywood Viggo Mortensen stars in a film about a father of six who rejects the world to raise his kids completely off the grid. How much does this character resemble the actor</b> …

Ralph Lauren

The best new music to add to your summer playlist

BRIGHTON, England — Hailed as the UK’s answer to SXSW, Brighton's The Great Escape festival is an annual hub of new music sprawling the city’s …

Hedge funds hate Apple ... but love Facebook

Warren Buffett has finally taken a bite out of Apple's stock.<p>The Oracle of Omaha's Berkshire Hathaway bought a stake in Apple during the first quarter, its first investment ever in Apple.<p>But many big hedge funds are selling the maker of iEverything. They've fallen in love (or is it like?) with …

Investing

Money Management And The Gold Mining Rally

<i>Editor's note: Originally published at</i> <i>tsi-blog.com</i> <i>on May 21, 2016.</i><p><i>This blog post is a modified excerpt from a TSI commentary published a week …

Billionaire George Soros is Betting Big on Gold -- Should You?

Several days ago, one of the richest human beings on Earth revealed he'd been bitten hard by the gold bug. George Soros' investment fund, in its quarterly disclosure of U.S. stock positions, revealed that the star investor loaded up on assets tightly linked to the commodity.<p>SOURCE: …

Investing

Goldman Sachs' Recommended Reading List - Written About, By or For Money Managers and Traders

Goldman Sachs put together a list of the best books and it is impressive and long – unfortunately it is hard to sift through since it just has the …

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values right now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an …

Investing

Can You Name the 5 Richest Investors in the World?

James Simons is worth $15.5 billion.<p>When it comes to investing, there’s an obvious scorecard: accumulated wealth. The five billionaires below are the …

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) May See $150

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) May See $150<p>HEFFX have revised their mid-term target on TSLA to $150.<p>TESLA MOTORS closed down -3.630 at 204.660. …

Robots Weave a Carbon Fiber Forest in London

Experimental materials inspired by beetle wings make art at the V&A Museum.<p>Elytra Filament Pavilion at the V&A, <i>©</i> Victoria and Albert Museum, London<p>A high-tech robot is spinning an insect-inspired installation in the Victoria and Albert Museum's courtyard. The Elytra Filament Pavilion is a canopy of …

Posthumous Paper Resolves Century-Old Mystery of How Stars Evolve

Chances are you’ve never heard of Allan Sandage, but the late astronomer was a major figure in 20th century astronomy, particularly known for his …

George Soros bet big on gold

Is George Soros bracing for a storm?<p>During the first quarter the legendary investor purchased $264 million worth of shares of Barrick Gold (ABX), the world's largest gold miner. Soros, known as the "man who broke the Bank of England," also acquired 1.1 million options to buy the popular SPDR Gold …

Stock Markets

Rise of the billionaire robots: how algorithms have redefined hedge funds

On Wall Street, you eat what you kill. And boy, can they eat. According to a just-published annual survey by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine, the 25 best-paid hedge fund honchos pocketed $13bn in 2015, a sum that exceeds the gross domestic products of many nations.<p>What’s interesting is that …

Investing

What Billionaire David Tepper Thinks About Stocks

Forbes has been studying the great wealth creators of our time for more than 98 years and what’s been clear is that the world’s richest have amassed their wealth by <b>thinking differently</b> and <b>acting differently</b> than the typical investor.<p>This week Nathan Vardi, who covers hedge funds for Forbes, had …

Stock Markets

Money Masters: The Most Powerful People In The Financial World

From banking to buyouts, trading to takeovers, these 40 financiers dominate the world of money. The hedge fund managers, private equity moguls and lenders who control the flow of trillions of dollars around the global economy impact just about all of us one way or another. To compile the list, we …

Markets

3 Good Reasons to Say No to an Annuity—and 3 Bad Ones

Understand how annuity income can help you before you turn it down.<p>Even the best annuities—i.e., relatively uncomplicated ones that generate lifetime …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel