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MSFT - Microsoft’s Rumored CloudBook Could Rival Google’s Chromebook

<i>Microsoft ( MSFT ) is taking the fight to Google with its rumored new budget laptop running on cloud to deal with lesser global PC sales.</i><p><b></b>When you’re …

Debt levels are now back where they were when Jim Cramer had his prophetic TV meltdown 10 years ago

• <b>It's nearly the 10th anniversary of Jim Cramer's epic "they know nothing!" rant about bank illiquidity on CNBC, so we're looking at what's changed since then.</b>• <b><br>It's not good.</b>• <b><br>US corporate debt may be so high that it's a threat to global stability, according to the IMF.</b>• <b><br>The UK</b> <b>has high unsecured consumer</b> …

Economics

Will Tesla Do to Cars What Apple Did to Smartphones?

The company’s fate rides on the answers to three unresolved questions about the auto industry’s future: driven or self-driving? Electric or gas? Private or shared?<p>As Tesla surged past Ford and General Motors last week to become the most valuable car company in the United States, here was the …

Electric Vehicles

5 life-changing lessons from Warren Buffett's favorite business book

Few people living today have a name as synonymous with success as legendary investor Warren Buffett.<p>Famous for making near-perfect bets on businesses since the 1940s, Buffett is a seemingly permanent presence on lists of the planet’s richest people, as well as one of the most charitable …

Success

The Rise of Far-Right Populism: A Brief Introduction

The Rise of Far-Right Populism: A Brief Introduction<p>“Brexit was a war. We won. There’s no turning back now.” – Arron Banks.[1]<p>The United Kingdom’s …

Globalization

April 2017 Market Outlook for EUR - Politics Take Cantre Stage - Markets Analysis

<b>April 2017 Market Outlook for EUR</b><p>Politics takes center stage for the single currency in April with elections in France and the start of the Brexit …

Marine Le Pen

What Does Geert Wilders ’ Loss Mean for Le Pen & French Election? - Markets Analysis

Far-right leader Geert Wilders suffered a swift defeat in the March 15 Dutch election, delivering a significant blow to Europe’s populist uprising. …

Europe
gold

My $6,000 mistake. 6 hidden facts about live trade rooms

Live trade rooms, where subscribers pay to watch somebody trade live on line, seem like the perfect education tool. I hear from a lot of traders …

Major League Baseball

Why Traders Fear Losing So Much

Fear of losing is a major stumbling block to lasting trading success. It is possibly the biggest threat to our survival as traders and to our ability …

How Much Money Would I Have If I Had Invested at Amazon.com's IPO?

Amazon has made some early investors very very wealthy.<p>Few stocks have outperformed <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) since the company started trading shares …

Markets

Financial Markets Mid-Week Bullet Report - Markets Analysis

<i>The US benchmark stock index, S&P 500 has suffered its steepest loss since October yesterday as the financial markets brace for uncertainties in</i> …

China ’s Economic Transition: What’s at Stake - Markets Analysis

In 2015, India overtook China as the world’s fastest growing economy,[1] a transition that will likely intensify as Beijing embarks on a new …

Mid-Week Markets Bullet Report - FOMC Rate Decision in Focus

<i>Today’s main event is the long awaited Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) rate decision. The focus though is not whether the Federal Reserve (FED)</i> …

These economic 'black swans' could rock global markets

Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of swan risks that threaten to rock the global financial markets.<p>Interestingly, the firm has not updated either the major negative or positive risks to markets since its November edition of the chart was published after the US election.<p>On the …

Team Trump Insists They Will Get Tough On Wall Street … Someday

Don't hold your breath.<p>WASHINGTON ― The Republican Party has been allied with Wall Street since the presidency of William Howard Taft. So its official 2016 policy platform was more than a little startling. Discarding decades of orthodoxy, President Donald Trump’s campaign called to reinstate …

10 Companies Set to Dominate the Next Decade

Many companies will grow and thrive over the next 10 years -- but these juggernauts will likely outpace them all.<p>Any investor would love to get their …

What Actually Is Wealth?

<b>There is a direct co-relation between wealth and trading which actually has a profound impact on how you see yourself as a trader.</b><p><b>It also impacts on</b> …

The Rise of the Female Trader: Men may have a few things to learn

The rise of the female trader is nothing new, but has intensified in recent years as more women look to utilize their hard-earned money. The growth …

U.K. Economy Proves Resilient as Brexit Looms - Markets Analysis

The British economy has proven surprisingly robust since the June 23 Brexit vote, with recent data showing a bigger than expected pick up in the …

MacroEconomics Archives - Markets Analysis

The British economy has proven surprisingly robust since the June 23 Brexit vote, with recent data showing a bigger than<p>With the stroke of a pen, …

Why Uber and Snapchat can tell us so much about the world economy this week

For Britons the big news this week will be the budget, <b>the last spring budget</b> before the main budget moves to November. As such it will be a bit of a …

10 Dangerous Dividend Stocks to Dump Now

I love dividend stocks. If dividends could be personified, I would marry them and sire children by them.<p>OK, that might have gotten a little weird. …

Brain Training - Trading Drills to Accelerate Your Performance (video)

In a previous article, we took a look at trading drills to accelerate your progress as a trader. In the earlier article, we looked at the “Cut and …

Markets Rejoice as Trump Takes Aim at Dodd Frank - Markets Analysis

With the stroke of a pen, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the Treasury secretary to begin reviewing the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and …

March 2017 Market Outlook - Important Economic Events - Markets Analysis

Although Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential elections resulted in an immediate upturn in business sentiment in the country, the highly …

UEFA Fears Messi And Neymar May Not Be Allowed Into The UK If Barca Reach UCL Final

Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar could be barred from entering the UK if Barcelona reach the final of the Champions League final due to their …

Snap expects some IPO investors to hold stock for a year

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, disclosed on Monday that it expected investors buying up to a quarter of the shares in its $3.2 billion initial public offering this week to agree not to sell them for a year.<p>While Snap cautioned it had no binding commitments yet from …