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I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Positive Thinking

The world's best (and worst) airlines - according to TripAdvisor

Did you know you could submit a review of your airline using TripAdvisor? The website recently gave users the chance to rate their flight, as well as their accommodation, in a move it claims will “demystify” what is becoming an increasingly confusing market place for travellers.<p>But which airlines …

5 Rules to Buy Low and Sell High in the Stock Market

<b>This article appeared first on</b> <i>The Stock Market Blueprint Blog</i><b>.</b><p>Every investor claims to buy low and sell high in the stock market. No one can argue …

5 Books Every Day Trader Should Read

These books are like steroids for your trading brain.<br>And they’re not even about trading.<p>#1: Thinking, Fast And Slow<p>by Daniel Kahneman<br>(paperback | …

The best books of 2016

<b>The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez by Laura Cumming (Chatto & Windus, 304pp)</b><p>Mark Hudson: "Velázquez's monumental masterpiece Las Meninas has obsessed Cumming over 25 years. And she is not alone in that. The questions of who is looking at whom in this extraordinary painting, and why, and …

Books

The 10 best stock analysts you should have listened to so far this year

And for the very active investor seeking to lock in returns, TipRanks identified the analysts that have been worth listening to so far in 2016.<p>They took every analyst rating that was issued between January and May 2016, and deduced how much return an investor would have earned if they followed the …

Canaccord Genuity

10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Retirement

3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio | Investopedia

Cash holdings are often criticized for reducing performance in uptrending markets, but an increasing number of investment banks, including The …

50 Things to Love About Warren Buffett

He has a healthy view of failure and understands the difference between price and value.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett is one of the richest investors in …

How Many Stocks Does Warren Buffett Own?

Warren Buffett is well-known for being perhaps the greatest investor of all time, and his stock picks are closely followed by many investors worldwide. Specifically, the stock portfolio of <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> contains more than 40 stock positions in a variety of sizes and industries. Here are the …

Is Apple's Stock a Buy Now?

For months, Apple fans have been arguing that its shares were a great buy at well over $100 a share. Now, following the big selloff triggered by its …

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These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Investing

The world's largest oil driller just gave a very bearish presentation on the future of the industry

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard gave a presentation at an industry conference Monday, and much of his outlook was very bearish.<p>He started with the fact that the oil industry is in "the deepest financial crisis on record" that is making it impossible for most oil and gas operators to stay profitable.<p>…

Oil & Gas Industry

Wall St. Ends Flat as Recent Rally Spurs Caution

Wall Street closed little changed on Monday as investors searched for fresh catalysts and showed concerns about fully-extended share prices after a five-week rally.<p>The session, which closed slightly higher and opened slightly lower, followed a market-friendly move by the U.S. Federal Reserve last …

Fed says Goldman’s GE Capital deal would help financial stability

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve announced on Monday it has approved General Electric Co.’s plan to sell its online bank to Goldman …

Goldman Sachs

Tesla dumps high capacity Powerwall as it gears up for Mark II release

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk first unveiled the company’s home battery system, the Powerwall, clean energy advocates literally jumped up and down with …

U.S. existing home sales tumble in warning sign for housing market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America’s economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown.<p>A house-for-sale sign is seen inside the Washington DC Beltway in Annandale, Virginia January 24, 2016. …

Housing Market

This huge change in how we get energy is coming much faster than expected

A recent forecast by from the U.S. Energy Information Administration contains a stunning punchline: This year, natural gas is expected to supplant coal as the No. 1 source of electricity in the United States. Gas will supply 33.4 percent of power, and coal will contribute 32 percent, the EIA …

Bear markets can be shorter than you think

Investors in or approaching retirement are among those who have the most to lose in a bear market. Their investment horizons might not be long enough …

Stock Markets

5 Ways to Protect Your Retirement if the Market Tanks

Use these strategies to keep your investments safe.<p>When you’re investing for retirement, your main task is to establish a long-term goal and plot out …

Here's the hidden strategy behind Saudi Arabia's oil plan

Or, alternatively, are they targeting specific global competitors and specific national markets?<p>Did they start with a particular strategy in November 2014 when Saudi Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali al-Naimi announced the new market share policy at the OPEC meeting in Vienna and are …

Oil

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.<p>Its CEO and Chairman, Randall Stephenson, isn't afraid to mince …

Employment

How the role of the CFO is changing rapidly

Each event had a different theme, but the conversation at both ended up being the same: how the role of CFO is changing with the proliferation of technology and big data.<p>In fact, the conversation was so much the same that I found my mind wandering halfway through the second event. That's when it …

Why the US hides 700 million barrels of oil underground

The world’s superpowers store an enormous stockpile of oil in secure caverns and tanks around the world. So why can’t we use it?<p>Something important, and valuable, has been quietly hidden along America’s Gulf Coast. Across four secure sites in unassuming locations lies nearly 700 million barrels of …

The Fed Just Brought Us Closer to a True Market Crash

Do not underestimate the cowardice or incompetence of the U.S. Federal Reserve.<p>Last Thursday, after running out of domestic reasons to avoid raising interest rates by a paltry 25 basis points for the first time in nine years, the Fed decided to blame China for its policy paralysis.<p>By doing so, it …

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

Despite his humble origins, Pablo Escobar became the leader of the Medellín cartel, which was responsible for 80% of the global cocaine market.<p>"El Patron" brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, making him one of the wealthiest drug lords ever.<p>While verifying Escobar's wealth is …

South America

The 8 most elite special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above …

Special Forces