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Warren Buffett: Here's How I Would Solve the Trade Problem

<i>Warren Buffett wrote this article, originally titled “America’s Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling The Nation Out From Under Us. Here’s A Way To Fix</i> …

Economics

The market's most crowded trades could be causing dangerous bubbles

Bubbles, simply put, are sins of excess driven by too many people reaching for too few goods.<p>The tech bubble saw investors clamoring for a piece of internet gold, which drove valuation to a popping point. The housing bubble saw similar events occur in the real estate market.<p>It is not unreasonable …

Markets

China's currency devaluation is just getting started

The stark truth is nobody wants yuan anymore.<p>The U.S. dollar (USD) has gained over 35% against major currencies since 2011.<p>China's government has pegged its currency, the yuan (renminbi) to the USD for many years. Until mid-2005, the yuan was pegged at about 8.3 to the dollar. After numerous …

Stock Markets

Meet the Man Who Predicted the Chinese Economic Collapse

Back in 2012, when oil prices were above $100 per barrel and the Chinese economy was growing at over 10% per year you’d be hard pressed to convince …

Economics

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Dividend stocks are often the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Dividend payments not only put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any downward move in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividend payments also …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Chinese developer leads transformation of L.A.'s skyline

For decades, the sprawling six-acre Metropolis parcel in downtown Los Angeles sat barren as successive real estate busts derailed the promise of a $1-billion "city within a city."<p>Now, in an eye-rubbing spectacle, three towering cranes are working on the first phase of a hotel and a condominium …

Five Things Successful People Do Before They Go To Bed

The time before going to bed is critical to ensure that one closes out the day that has passed, plans for the day ahead, but it is also critical that the mind is calmed so that one has a restful sleep. Too many successful executives get this wrong. One can only burn the candle at both ends for so …

Sleep

One Of The Smartest VCs Of All Time Has An Ominous Warning For The Tech Industry

Respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley is sounding the alarm on the startup industry.<p>In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Gurley says the current environment reminds him of the tech bubble that formed in the late 1990s.<p>Every incremental day that goes past I have this feeling a little bit …

Venture Capital

Tesla mines gold in Silver State

Nevada's economic incentives for<p>Tesla Motorswon the state a coveted battery factory and an estimated 6,500 jobs, but at one of the highest costs a state has ever paid to lure a company — nearly $1.3 billion.<p>The lavish dowry reaffirms Tesla chief<p>Elon Musk's reputation as a maestro of public …

Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that Nevada won a high-stakes battle with four other states for Tesla Motors' coveted battery factory, but the win comes with a hefty price tag — up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives over 20 years that state lawmakers …

Own Habits That Truly Serve You

We are all familiar with the notion that humans are "creatures of habit." Perhaps you are even reading this very post out of a habit or behavioral pattern: maybe the Huffington Post is your iPhone browser's homepage, and you check it each morning before diving into your overflowing inbox.<p>In fact, a …

Success

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

How to avoid another Wall Street tsunami

As the chair of the board of the Ben & Jerry’s corporation (but writing as an individual), I can speak firsthand to the benefits of paying workers a …

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks June 23rd To June 27th And Year-To-Date

The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) up 47.92%, Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM) up 29.31%, Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 27.77%, Fusion-IO (NYSE:FIO) up 27.27%, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) up 23.7% and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: …

This is what needs to happen for gold to rally

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The top-performing gold-market timers aren’t convinced that the yellow metal’s low earlier this month marked the …

Stock Markets

5 hype-free IPOs overshadowed by Alibaba

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — For many investors, there is only one initial public offering to talk about: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s planned IPO …

Alibaba Group