oligarchvxik

3,383 Added | 5 Magazines | 271 Likes | 21 Following | 59 Followers | @oligarchvxik | TBE

In one chart: McDonald’s remarkable rebound

McDonald’s was among 23 S&P 500 stocks hitting all-time closing highs Friday, as investors were relieved that the hamburger chain finally halted a …

Investing

Looking into Citi’s political crystal ball

2015-12-07T17:54:04.000Z<p>By: Mackenzie<p>We’re fully in prediction season, and Citi analysts are out with their most fluid global political outlook in …

Geopolitics
Coffee

An ECB rates scenario guide

2015-12-02T13:04:11.000Z<p>By: Paul Murphy<p>Courtesy of Nishay Patel and Justin Knight at UBS, ahead of the expected easing of policy from the ECB on …

Economy

The Rise of Paul D. Ryan

Republicans overcome their divisions to nominate the representative from Wisconsin as Speaker of the House.<p>The Republican Party may have 15 presidential candidates and a deeply frustrated voter base, but as of Wednesday afternoon, it has a new de facto leader: Paul Ryan.<p>In a secret-ballot election, …

Immigration Reform

What Would It Take to Have an Economy Full of Good Jobs Again?

Politicians talk about growing the middle class as though it's easy. But it’s going to require admitting some uncomfortable truths.<p>Looking back a few generations to the postwar era, there was what could be described as a golden age of work for many Americans. This was a time when homeownership was …

Economics

Investing in Startups Is No Longer Just for Millionaires

The SEC passed a rule permitting average earners to get in on the companies that only the rich used to be able to buy stakes in.<p>Though crowdfunding has become immensely popular in recent years, the perks of buying into companies early through platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have mostly …

Investing
Marketing

Bill Ackman thought Valeant was the next Berkshire Hathaway

A lot of investors have been comparing Valeant Pharmaceuticals to a lot of other companies lately. There was Citron Research, which last week issued …

Markets

As Hopelessness Sets In, Grexit May Be Inevitable

When the European Union has finally approved Greece’s €86 billion bailout package, and Greece has used some of the money to repay the European Central Bank, why does uncertainty still dog the country’s future? Why did Alexis Tsipras, who led Greece’s fight against the EU until recently, resign as …

Europe

11 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine Will Make Your Day More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Time Management

Are share buybacks jeopardizing future growth?

Fears that US companies underinvest by paying too much back to shareholders are unfounded. Rather, the rise in buybacks reflects changes in the …

Investing

Want to See Who's Happy About Low Oil Prices? Look at Refiners

While oil and gas drillers cut spending to the bone, U.S. refiners are reaping a windfall from low prices.<p>Tesoro Corp. reported record profit in the …

Oil
Oil & Gas Industry

Managing mergers: A conversation with Rob Leary

The president of TIAA-CREF Asset Management talks about why the industry is likely to see more tie-ups, how to prepare for big deals, and why finding …

Back For The Future

Government
Government

EU and the UK: Examining the ties

<b>1. UK EU Growth</b><p>Before entry to the European Economic Community in 1973, growth rates of members significantly exceeded that of Britain, while in the …

Economics

The Guy’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Cut out meat without going crazy, ruining your social life, or losing your hard-earned muscle.

Vegetarian
Natural Gas
Oil

This Yoga Routine Will Unknot Your Muscles

A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>The video above is a preview of Rebecca Pacheco's full routine on her new DVD, <i>Runner's World Yoga for Runners</i>. Pacheco recommends doing these moves following a run and/or on a rest …

Yoga
Oil

Seth Godin: 'The Person Who Fails the Most Wins'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seth Godin wears many hats: serial entrepreneur, prolific author, beloved blogger and inspirational speaker.<p>He’s also a master at failure, mostly because he’s done it so many times. “I think it’s fair to say that I have failed more than …

Self-improvement

What to Do When Your Personal Growth Stalls

We’ve all hit a wall at some point. You may run up against a competitor you cannot beat. You might lose your job despite your best efforts. You could be doing everything you can – but still not getting that promotion. But whatever the cause, what feels like a roadblock could be your first step on a …

Real Estate

Seth's Blog

Feeling like a failure has little correlation with actually failing.<p>There are people who have failed more times than you and I can count, who are …