Omar Stwodah

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13 ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks with yields over 4%

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index has greatly outperformed the broader S&P 500 Index over the past 10 years, and includes many quality companies …

37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility

Want your writing or speech to be more persuasive? These words will help.<p>If you think choosing precisely the right words doesn't matter much, you're wrong. A single word can have amazing power to change human behavior, usually without our being aware of it. Which means those who know how to use …

To Reach the Truly Rich, Television Ads Won’t Do

Private jets. Grand estates. Fast cars. High fashion.<p>Images of wealth and luxury abound on television. Yet marketers seeking to appeal to the truly wealthy rarely advertise on TV. Instead, it’s the aspirational masses that most brands are after with their television spots.<p>Television commercials …

Facebook Lead Generation Ads: How to Get Started

Would you like to make it easier for your target market to connect with your offer on Facebook? Want to reduce your cost per optin? Facebook’s new …

Would You Buy Retail Stocks Here? 💼

1. The Holiday season is here. But something really strange has happened. Retail stocks like Macy's, Nordstrom, and Tiffany & Co are tanking to …

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<b>The Secret Source:</b><p>But hold on... I hear the question in your mind; what is the "secret" you ask?<p>Well, simply put, it is using the power of <b>submission</b>. …

Three ways to get your investments to pay you a monthly salary

It is a challenge many savers face: securing a reliable, frequent income from their investments.<p>Many want to use their assets to “pay them a wage”. But how?<p>Until recently, building such a portfolio would have proved difficult, as the norm was for investment funds and companies themselves to pay …

Retirement

Opinion: Why 100% of your investment portfolio should be in stocks

I recently wrote an article for <i>USA Today</i> about asset allocation strategies and the rather antiquated notion of a 60% stocks/40% bonds portfolio. For …

Investing

How Saving $8 A Day Can Make You A Millionaire

Full disclosure: Right now, I have three retirement accounts that I pretty much ignore. One is from my current job at Refinery29. I set it up as soon …

The Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold

<i>Via Simon Davidson (Flickr)</i><p>In September 2014, on a provincial farm somewhere in the West of France, two men opened the rusty doors to their deceased …

This Simple Formula Will Tell You What to Pay Every Employee

Deciding what salary to offer is hard. Follow these steps to make it a little easier.<p>You know you need to hire new employees for your company or department. That means grappling with one of the thorniest questions you have to answer as boss: Just how much should you pay each of them? Should you pay …

The stock market's track record for rolling 20-year returns is pristine

The following is one of my favorite running stats on the stock market:<p>Over the years I've noticed that whenever these types of long-term numbers are presented there tend to be two extreme responses:<p>There is some truth in each of these statements, but as with most things the historical data is never …

Stock Markets

Here's the inflection everyone in the stock market is praying for

Earnings and expectations for earnings are the most important drivers of stock prices.<p>In recent months, expectations for earnings growth have flattened out and turned negative.<p>But most experts have been sanguine about this because of the causes of the deterioration. For one, analysts note that much …

Stock Markets

Playing the Probabilities

The following is one of my favorite running stats on the stock market:Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever these types of long-term numbers are …

Stock Markets

S&P($2,100, $210): The Perfect Short

The world is back to normal. The S&P is ~1% from its high, China is stabilizing, the U.S. is adding jobs, average hourly earnings are rising, and …

How to Win at the Credit Card Balance Transfer Game

The average American is carrying thousands in credit card debt. This is high interest debt that can take years to pay off... if you don't take action early. Yep, we Americans are up to our knees in debt. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. There are a few tricks that you can …

DEUTSCHE: Here are 32 great stocks to buy right now

Others think that you can stay bullish, but they recommend having greater exposure to some industries than others.<p>"We believe Energy and Industrial positions should generally be reduced heading into yearend as operating disappointments are likely through 1Q16, in favor of over weights on Health …

Jupiter May Have Ejected A Planet From Our Solar System

If you want to make a solar system like ours — with a central star, rocky planets and gas giants — all you need is to begin with a cloud of molecular gas that’s cool enough and dense enough to collapse under its own gravity. So long as previous generations of stars have existed in great enough …

If You Want to Be More Successful, Learn How to Sell

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest people avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it.<p>Why? One reason is that our society too often disparages the sales profession. <i>Death of a Salesman</i>, <i>Wall Street</i>, <i>Boiler Room</i>, <i>Glengarry</i> …

Forget month-to-month: A better way to budget

Fall brings Halloween and before you know it the gift-buying craziness of the holidays. They drive investments, cash flow and credit card bills right from your mind. This time of year, before the rush, is perfect to refine your annual budget, and here's why.<p>Budgeting problems are twofold:<p>■ You use …

Why Tesla is losing its luster

When Tesla Motors Inc. reports third quarter earnings Tuesday, Nov. 3, it will do so in a headwind of growing skepticism around the Elon Musk-led …

5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it's tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between "dreams" and "action" that many people never seem to cross -- and it's usually due to …

Real Estate

5 Best Tech Stocks for Dividends, No FANGs Required

Time was, technology stocks rarely paid dividends. Today, the tech sector is the second-biggest provider of dividend payments in Standard & Poor’s …

How To Become A Better Negotiator

An unfortunate proposal can be compared to driving a nail into the wall. It can be done just with one blow but it takes time to pull the nail out again and it cannot be done without leaving a mark where the nail was.<p>Examples and experiences show that negotiation is a psychological game with high …

Rare discount for this emerging market trust paying 5.2pc

For those with the stomach for emerging markets, JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income may be unfairly unloved<p>For those still sold on the long-term story in emerging markets, a respected investment trust with a defensive stance is trading at a discount.<p>JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income has …

8 Times When It's OK to Ding Your Credit Score (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the things I often hear when talking about personal finance and credit is that people are afraid to wreak damage to their credit scores. They obsess over hard vs. soft inquiries and are reluctant to make any kind of financial move …

OMillionaires investing profile on StockTwits

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