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Five signs your client may be running a Ponzi scheme

It seems that another big fine is in the offing for JP Morgan: Leaks abound that the bank will sign a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department, effectively admitting to wrongdoing and paying perhaps $2 billion in penalties and fines. (It agreed to pay $13 billion over its handling …

Corruption

Wall Street’s best trades of 2013

It’s that time of the year again when investors take a step back and fantasize about the voluptuous returns they might have enjoyed, had they the prescience to buy some asset class or another. Here are some of the best bets that you might have made in 2013.<p>Japanese stocks<p>Nobody has really cared …

Stock Markets

The biggest M&A fails of 2013

In many ways, 2013 has been a watershed year for capital markets. At $1.1 trillion, mergers and acquisitions volume in the US is back at its highest level since 2007, according to Dealogic. A number of massive deals, like the $130 billion Verizon Wireless takeover, and the $21 billion Dell buyout, …

Verizon

Warren Buffett appears as Walter White from “Breaking Bad” on his Christmas card

Warren Buffett apparently likes the AMC television series <i>Breaking Bad</i> so much, he decided to send out a Christmas card inspired by the show. The card reads “Have yourself a Meth-y Little Christmas,” a play on the main character Walter White’s illicit job as a meth cook. It features a photo of …

Breaking Bad

Rio Tinto, Philip Morris Among Stock Losers Set To Rebound In 2014

Picking the losing stocks of 2013 is, quite frankly, not the easiest task. The stock market of 2013 was so bullish that its momentum (an over 25% return) carried many a company along with it, deserving of the upswing or not. Conventional wisdom suggests that the stocks that did produce negative …

Gold Stocks: The Great Contrarian Trade Of 2014?

In my experience, one of the singular best investment strategies is to buy assets/asset classes which are most reviled by investors. By reviled, I mean assets where a mere mention of you wanting to invest in them generates nervous sniggers among others, if not howling laughter. Where upon their …

Combining Two Powerful Technical Tools

There are a wide range of technical indicators that traders and investors can use to determine the market’s trend and to pick stocks. I have found that the most effective combination of indicators use either different data or non-correlated data.<p>For example, if you were to use the MACD-His, RSI, …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Bailout exit does not mark end of Ireland's financial crisis, says Noonan

Ireland,Ireland bailout,International Monetary Fund (IMF),Financial crisis,Eurozone crisis,Stock markets,Austerity,European banks,European Union,Europe,Banking,Sinn Féin<p>As Ireland prepares to become the first country to exit eurozone bailout, there are still several reasons why its finance minister …

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Why Nobody Wants to Shop at the Mall Anymore

The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on …