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Even The Smartest Investors Can Fall Into These 5 Traps

<b>Investment Traps That Even The Smartest People Fall Into (CFA Institute)</b><p>Even the smartest investors often fall into investment traps writes Michael Lipper at the CFA Institute. Here are some of the current investment traps he sees.<p>1. Value - "There are two traps here. The first is that we can …

Investing

Gold price plunges as confident investors pile out of safe havens

November brought more bad news for believers in the eternal power of gold: the commodity saw its sharpest monthly price fall since June. This month's 6% drop makes 2013 a terrible year for gold, and is set to mark the end of a 13-year boom. Gold is heading for its first annual fall since 2000 after …

The Next 3 Days Are Stuffed With Juicy Economic Data — Here's Your Complete Preview

But everyone will want to keep an eye on the business news wires.<p>"The data docket is relatively full in what is a holiday shortened week for financial markets," said Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna.<p>We'll get crucial up-to-date reads on consumer sentiment and the health of the housing market.<p>Meanwhile, …

Stock Markets

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

3 Steps to Find Your Purpose When Life is Crashing Into Chaos

<b>“What is my purpose here and how may I serve…in the midst of all this confusion?” ~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Your life is a mess and you can’t do anything about it, …

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …

15 Meditation Books For Beginners Recommended By Buddhist Teachers

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit.<p>But how does one meditate? What resources are out there to help beginners to start a sustainable meditation practice?<p>While there are many …

7 Things to Keep in Mind When Setting Intentions

I was recently having coffee with a friend who, laid off from his big corporate job, is now receiving "just a paycheck," to make ends meet. He constantly told me how unsatisfying and unrewarding the job is, and his eyes actually sparkled when he told me about his last position, which demanded …

5 Steps to a Limitless Mind

We live in the age of numbers. People are trying to work out every worldly issue by placing a number to it. Numbers dominate pretty much every conversation and thought of every person in society. We think about mortgage calculations, how many people are coming to a birthday party, how many votes a …

Meditation

30 Ways to Live Life to the Fullest

<b>“Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life.” ~Seneca</b><p>At times, it’s seemed as though life contains an endless supply of …

UK enters global online university race

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1011000/1011759_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534445693_657b140aad9e02a139ecb6b07f5fd1e9<p><b>The UK's biggest online university project has been launched, with more than 20 universities offering free courses.</b><p>Students will be able to follow …

Online Education

Inside Twitter’s plan to go public as quickly and quietly as it can

Twitter would like to go public as quietly as possible. And to do that, it will go public as quickly as possible, too.<p>The clock started yesterday when the company tweeted that it had filed paperwork for an IPO. But the confidential filing actually happened a few weeks ago, according to someone who …

This is probably the last bit of good economic news to come from Turkey for a while

Crisis? What crisis? In the second quarter, the Turkish economy grew at a 4.4% annual rate, comfortably beating analysts’ estimates. This was double the rate of growth in 2012, as Turkey shrugged off the destabilizing effects of mass protests that gathered steam throughout June.<p>Despite this …

The most cited, least important stock market index has been tweaked by its kingmakers

Alcoa, Bank of America and HP will be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Nike, Visa and Goldman Sachs will be added. The Dow Jones Company will make the changes at the end of trading on September 20.<p>Changes to the Dow certainly feel important. Even though the index includes a mere 30 …

Stock Markets

7 Undervalued Stocks the Bull Left Behind

These companies have lagged during the market’s advance. Now it’s time for them to catch up.<p>The U.S. stock market is following a terrific 2012 with a …

Here Are The 4 Big Market-Moving Events We Know We Have Coming Up In September

From Nomura, a useful, little calendar of the (known) market-moving events coming up the rest of the month.<p>Simple:

How to Start Investing in Stocks

If you think you are ready to start investing, it can seem daunting knowing where to begin. The following article gives you a step-by step …

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE

Nokia Shares Rise, Microsoft Falls in Reaction to Deal

Shares of Nokia, the soon-to-be-ex-Finnish wireless phone giant, are rising significantly in reaction to the company’s $7 billion deal to sell its …

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When a trade is just a day trade. | Day Trading Alerts, Strategies, and Live Training

One of our member asked when a trade is just a day trade and when its a swing trade.<p>Swing trading is based on daily chart setup. We usually …

How to Get Work Experience Without Having a Job

"Need experience to get a job; need a job to get experience" is one of the most frustrating paradoxes faced by those who are still in school or in …

How to Start Investing (with $1,000 or Less)

Retirement planning is usually not a priority many young couples. As you’re both becoming established in your careers you have several monthly bills …

Investing

The 6 Best Digital Tools For Angel Investors

As a startup investor, you need to understand that startup investing is highly risky and illiquid for 5-10 years on average. With big risk, however, comes the potential for incredible returns. To give you an idea of what’s possible, if you would have invested $1,000 in Facebook in 2005, it would …

Looking For Undervalued Situations? These Stocks Are Cheap Right Now!

<b>Patrick S. Kaser, CFA, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC</b><p><b>Patrick Kaser:</b> How do we put ourselves in the best position for consistent, long-term success? Recognizing that we’re not going to beat the market in any given year, but if you have a good …

America's 10 Fastest-Growing Companies

Fortune released its annual list of the fastest-growing companies in America today, ranked by revenue and EPS growth rates, and total return over three years.<p>Some of the companies that are doing well are a reflection of the economy, beneficiaries of the oil and natural gas boom. Others are involved …