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17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

It starts with what you say--and what you know not to say.<p>We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with …

Here’s why it’s too late, too foolhardy to ditch stocks now

Just as this market seems to be finding its feet, the crashy calls are building and “1929” -style charts are making the rounds again.<p>Technical …

There's a lot of evidence to show negative interest rates are nothing but bad news for the global economy

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is the most recent big-hitter to wade into the negative-interest-rate fray.<p>Carney warned at a G20 meeting in Shanghai that, while negative rates might be an attractive way for an individual country to weaken their currency and boost exports, the world economy …

Goldman Sachs

Slump makes now a great time to invest in banks at bargain prices

Could the recent rout in banking stocks prove to be an opportunity for investors?<p>You might expect Guy de Blonay, manager of the £452million Jupiter …

Three Forex Trading Tips For 2016

I mentioned it many times that trade value for Forex is way more than the total trade value of stocks. Banks and financial institution make most of …

Trading

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Finances Before Retirement

If retirement is only a few years down the road, hopefully you already have the right retirement savings in place. And nothing can beat a well-funded …

3 tech stocks for stormy markets

2016 has been a trial for stocks in general and technology stocks in particular.<p>As of mid-February, the technology sector of the S&P 500 was down over 10% year-to-date. While not quite as bad as the recent 14% decline among Financials, it wouldn’t be considered good, either.<p>Heck, even the energy …

Start-ups: Look before you leap

There are many things to consider before leaving the stable job and regular income<p>Fri, Feb 26, 2016, 09:30<p>Nikki Lannen who left Facebook to start …

"Go Back to the Drawing Board, Build Real Start-Ups"

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>With a galore of start-ups around him at SURGE 2016, Subrata Mitra of Accel Partners stressed on the need to build real start-ups.<p>What investors are looking for<p>"I think this whole branding start-up and funding in …

Startups

A 6300% Gain Since the Financial Crisis

If you think it came from a tech company, a famous silicon valley unicorn, or a bank …you wouldn’t even be close.<p>When market calamities hit, few …

Bill Gates shares this habit with successful leaders

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>In a recent Forbes interview, Bill Gates’ dad reveals what the Microsoft billionaire …

Here's The Latest Bank to Predict a Global Recession

They call economics the “dismal science,” and it’s practitioners are living up to that designation lately.<p>The latest warning about the health of the …

Opinion: Income investors are leaving money on the table if they don’t use this easy options strategy

Do your eyes glaze over when you hear someone mention an options strategy as a way of enhancing investment returns?<p>Mine do. But I promise to explain …

Top 9 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

There are podcasts that you want to listen to, and there are podcasts that are worth listening to.<p>They are those that provide invaluable lessons and insights to make you successful in business and help you grow as a person. Sometimes, those podcasts just simply encourage you to finally let go of …

Here's why you should buy gold ahead of the 2016 election

A mega-gold bull.<p>This started in 2005. I was making markets in ETFs at the time and—as head of the ETF desk at Lehman Brothers—I signed the firm up to be one of the early authorized participants in the SPDR Gold Shares fund (GLD).<p>I was pretty excited.<p>It may seem quaint now, but at the time there …

The Importance of Education in Personal Growth

<i>Education is a powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.</i>This sentence pronounced by the legendary Nelson Mandela perfectly depicts the …

Education

The new Y Combinator: Inside the world's hottest startup factory as it tries to scale from 200 to 2,000 companies a year

When the famous Silicon Valley accelerator began in 2005, it was just that: a prestigious three month program known for pumping out 100 companies every batch.<p>It has spawned some of the current tech boom's biggest names, including Airbnb (worth over $25 billion as of its last round), Dropbox (worth …

Opinion: How to make money trading both sides of the market

For the past two years, the anonymous editors at investing website Zero Hedge have mocked me for a 2014 satirical article I wrote for …

7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits

Is 2016 your year to finally eat healthier, start saving, and liking yourself more?<p>You probably know it's a lot easier to create a good habit than to get rid of a bad one. Forming good habits is one of the few ways you can create better, healthier, or more productive behavior. But how do you start …

Startups in 2016: Consolidation, customer experience to be buzzwords

Consolidation and customer experience are expected to be the buzzwords for startups this year as entrepreneurs focus on bringing in innovation across …

5 Prime Blockers To Developing Confidence

On the surface, it may appear that confident people never make mistakes and know what to do in any given situation. But when I started to pay close …

Self-improvement

3 Signs That You’re Hanging Onto Something Toxic

<b>When is it time to let go? Or more specifically, how do we know when to stop doing things that don’t contribute to our long-term plans?</b>I used to have …

Self-help