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Low Volatility Investing Strategies Got Crushed In May

Low volatility had a bad month in May, and there has been a slew of commentary on this. See Abnormal Returns here for a bunch of links.<p>Deutsche Bank's 'The Quant View' by Rochester Cahan summarized the month's performance by noting that<p>'Last month we argued that the Low Volatility/High Dividend …

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's What You Need To Know

10 Stunning Facts About What People Are REALLY Doing On The Internet

Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst and current Silicon Valley investor, put together an annual presentation on the state of the Internet and mobile.<p>In it, she answers a bunch of those questions and more. Here are the most stunning findings.

Social Media

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet.<p>We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The following startups are …

Startups

These Are The Best And Worst Things To Buy In June

But before you let the increasingly warm weather convince you to buy less-than-stellar deals, check out our latest buying guide.<p>We searched through our extensive archives of sales, promotions, coupons, and daily deals to sort the fact from fiction when it comes to getting the best deals in June.

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

16 Brain Foods You Should Eat To Boost Productivity

With the right ingredients, you can boost brain power by as much as 20%, according to the World Health Organization.<p>"Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain," Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science, says in his research about brain …

We Have Been In The Grip Of A Treacherous Sideways Moving Stock Market

I started writing my first book, <i>Active Value Investing: Making Money in Range-Bound Markets</i>, in 2005; finished it in 2007; and published the second, an abridged version of the first (<i>The Little Book of Sideways Markets</i>), in 2010. In both books I made the case that there is a very high probability …

Baked salmon & eggs

Do something different with your eggs and smoked salmon by baking into a bread roll for an extra special brunch<p>Ingredients<p>6 crusty white rolls (poppy …

Balsamic Grilled Baby Carrots | Side dish recipe

<b>Balsamic Grilled Baby Carrots</b> <br>Serves 3 to 4<p>Ingredients: <br>20 baby carrots, cleaned peeled and cut in half, lengthwise <br>3 sprigs thyme <br>2 tablespoons …

Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad with Fresh Cranberry Vinaigrette | Simple Sundays

Many people, myself included, sometimes shy away from kale if you have experienced a bitter bite of its leaves. But if you find young, tender kale, …

The 10 best sandwich recipes

Bill Oglethorpe's Borough Market three-cheese toastie<p>The aim with this exceptional toasted cheese sandwich is to let the ingredients speak for …

A Happy Medium, with Eggplant

<i>Eggplant Stewed in Honey and Spices</i><p>Back when I was first getting my feet wet in the business of globetrotting, I traveled without any agenda …

Lebanese Roasted Stuffed Onions • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

The first step is to soak your rice in a bowl cool water. The rice will absorb some of the water -- we'll drain off the water in a later step.<p>Fill a …

Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

If you long for high-tech eyewear but can't afford, or wait, for Google Glass, these Japanese glasses let you record in HD for less than $100.<p>Mitamanma Megane from Japan's Thanko hide the camera in the frame and only cost 8,890 yen ($91). That's cheaper than similar products like Pivothead video …

Why Retail Matters

Is there a role for brick and mortar stores today? Does retail matter?<p>A smart person just asked me that question and although I suspect she knows the answer is yes, isn’t the question really “What form should retail stores take to serve today’s shoppers?”<p>Retail matters and there’s increasing …