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READ UP: 4 tough Wall Street interview questions

Below are four of the most difficult questions (two technical and two behavioral) you may encounter as well as some sample responses to give you an idea of how to structure a great answer.<p>As you will see, these questions take mastery both of your personal story and of the technical side of …

Commodity financing as a deflationary feedback loop of hell

2015-10-28T16:26:05.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Money printing was supposed to cause an inflationary collapse, right?<p>Except, points out Seth Kleinman at …

The Problem with Stock Buybacks

Why high corporate profits aren't translating into widespread economic prosperity, as explained in William Lazonick's HBR article, "Profits Without Prosperity."

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

Innovation

How to become a data scientist

It’s really good that you want to become Data scientist. Most of the people think that it is very difficult to become a Data scientist.<p>But, let me …

Data Science

The next chapter in the Bitcoin story

What if the benefits of Bitcoin stretched far beyond money?<p>More than a cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is really a set of rules à la SMTP, the protocol that …

Global economy should be on the up in 2015

<b>What prospect does the New Year hold for the world economy?</b><p>The outlook that emerges from many forecasts is perhaps best described as "not bad", though inevitably there are risks, some of them quite substantial.<p>The International Monetary Fund, for example, predicts global growth this year of 3.8% …

An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy

The dawn of the twenty-first century has proved unsettling. It was not what we expected. Only a few years ago, the world was full with apparently justified optimism. The new century would be free of the ideological fights that plagued the twentieth. A consensus emerged that markets and democracy …

Economics

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Timothy Geithner: Americans 'Thrilled' With Bank Failure

How Modi can bring U.S. businesses back to India | Fortune.com

FORTUNE -- In the wake of India’s elections, the country’s newly elected leader could very well turn around one of the world’s largest economies and draw more U.S. investment. After a decade in opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party has been returned to power, and Narendra Modi will become prime …

Is U.S. Hyperinflation Imminent?

<b>Introduction</b><p>According to renowned economist Marc Faber, hyperinflation in the U.S. is a certainty within the next 10 years. Mr. Faber has correctly predicted some of the most important financial events in the modern era including, the stock market crash of 1987; the rise of oil, precious metals and …

Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce

Jeff Bezos has some very well-defined opinions and strategies about management, including keeping teams small and being confrontational when needed. That doesn’t mean he’s not up for trying something new.<p>In his annual shareholder letter, Bezos outlined a few specific initiatives and techniques that …

Jeff Bezos

Here Are The Microeconomics Of Uber's Attempt To Revolutionize Taxi Markets

Taxi markets have long needed a shake-up. In theory, entry should be easy--all that is needed is a car and a driving license--with new drivers keeping cab fares close to costs. Yet in many cities, cabs are far from that competitive ideal. Decades of regulation conspire to keep entrants out. In New …

Following New Loan Default, Is China's Economy Finally On The Brink?

If you think China is on the brink of economic collapse and are looking for evidence to that extent, don’t listen to Alan Conway. He’ll drive you completely barmy.<p>For confirmation of China’s hard landing and pending debt crisis, any pundit on CNBC, CNN and Fox will do. But if you’re braver than …

Next Bubble? Fuel Cell Stocks

There is little doubt that one day hydrogen will be the fuel of the world economy. But no one alive today is likely to see it.<p>There is magic in fuel cells; even the electrochemistry of them is almost mystically pure. What is more magical than a car with an exhaust of pure water? However, fuel cells …

Yellen debut: Dull with dash of folksy

Janet Yellen was boring. And that’s exactly what she wanted to be.<p>The newly installed Federal Reserve chair, in her first big policy meeting and news conference, gently nudged the central bank away from its extraordinary easy-money policies and toward a more normal footing in a way that only mildly …

Markets unfazed by U.S. sanctions

Early Monday, the United States unleashed an array of sanctions against Russian officials, the most dramatic such move since the end of the Cold War.<p>The reaction from financial markets: Yawn.<p>Benchmark stock indexes in the United States and Europe rose. Investors showed no appetite for traditional …

This lost generation of young men is threatening global stability

More emerging market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge male youth boom.<p>There’s a close relationship between surging populations of young …

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FORTUNE — A big challenge for investors is piercing management’s feel-good, “it’s all great if you leave out the bad stuff” earnings metrics to measure a company’s true profitability. Even the official GAAP accounting numbers frequently need plenty of scrubbing to reveal the real picture. For …

Natural Gas Has Been Getting Destroyed

One day after seeing their biggest fall in six years, natgas futures climbed down another 8%, signaling the imminent end of the February rally.<p>Contracts for April delivery fell about 7% to close under $5/mmBtu for the first time in more than a week.<p>Yesterday the National Weather Service's Global …