Investing

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg: 'The Tax Bill Is an Economically Indefensible Blunder'

Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg says the GOP tax bill is an "economically indefensible blunder' and that CEOs aren't waiting on a tax cut.<p>(Bloomberg …

Personal Finance

Three in Four Parents With Adult Kids Are Making This Glaring Mistake

Are you guilty of it, too?<p>Many parents struggle to accept the fact that their grown kids no longer need them. But the majority of parents seem to …

Business

These 2 Tech Stocks Are Ridiculously Cheap

The tech sector is easily the top-performing group in the past year climbing 36%, well above second place healthcare's 21% gain. However, for a variety of reasons including business transitions and out-of-favor industries, there are tech stocks that remain woefully undervalued.<p>Two ridiculously …

Stocks

A Big Shift Is Underway Among Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple

We're beginning to see two separate areas develop within the cryptocurrency space.<p>What an incredible year it's been for the cryptocurrency market and …

Business

Bitcoin buyers: 'Be ready to lose all your money,' UK regulator says

The head of one of Britain’s leading financial regulators put a warning out to bitcoin buyers late Thursday, saying the cryptocurrency is a “very volatile commodity,” and those who chose to invest should be prepared to “lose all their money.”<p>Andrew Bailey, head of the Financial Conduct Authority …

Business

3 Stocks That Cut You a Check Each Month

Looking for monthly income? These three stocks have you covered.<p>A handful of companies choose to send their shareholders a check each month instead …

Stocks

How this top-ranked investor has been averaging 18.5% annual returns

Tim Beyers manages his family's portfolio and writes about stocks at MotleyFool.com. For nearly 10 years now, he has published his stock picks on TipRanks.com. This website recently ranked him ninth-best out of 6,202 financial bloggers, and reports that his average return in the year after …

My Retirement Portfolio: Continuing To Earn Both Income And Capital Gains

I review the progress made on my retirement portfolio for 2017.<p>Average yield was 6% on original invested capital, 5.59% on current value.<p>The …

Business

Hedge Funds Are Pulling Out of Gold and Seeking Thrills Elsewhere

Hedge funds are pulling out of gold bets as more exciting moves in equities and cryptocurrencies make safe-haven investments look boring.<p>Money …

Business

10 High-Yield Stocks That Won't Cut Their Dividends in 2018

Over the long run, high-yield dividend stocks have been the stocks to buy. Studies have shown that over time, they've outperformed both the broad …

Stocks

The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):<p>5:25 p.m.<p>The final version of the GOP tax bill would provide a $2,000 per child tax credit to families making up to $400,000 a year.<p>That doubles the child tax credit from the current maximum of $1,000 and makes it …

U.S. Politics

Live like a billionaire: The daily habits of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates

You don't have to be a billionaire to live like one.<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg famously wears a grey t-shirt and jeans. All the time. …

Elon Musk

Bitcoin Rival Ripple Erupts to New Record

Ripple is on its way to the top.<p>The cryptocurrency surpassed bitcoin cash, an offshoot of bitcoin, to become the third-largest digital currency by …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin battle: Winklevoss twins vs. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the first reported bitcoin billionaires, have a message for bitcoin critic Jamie Dimon: the digital currency is no bubble.<p>“Money is a network. People believe in the U.S. dollar, it has more value. People believe in bitcoin, it has value. People believe in gold, it has …

Cryptocurrency

Warren Buffett's 10 Largest Current Stock Bets

There are more than 40 stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, but some holdings are much larger than others.<p>The majority of <b>Berkshire …

Stocks

The 7 Best Investing Apps For 2018

A new year brings the opportunity to take stock in yourself and make a resolution to become a more educated and informed investor. These are the apps I plan to use most frequently in 2018:<p>(Disclosure: I have no financial stake in any of these companies and receive no compensation for anything in …

Charles Schwab

Why now is the best time of the year to sign up for a new credit card

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p>The end of the year is the best time for a few things: holiday decorating, finding pumpkin-spice and gingerbread-flavored everything, breaking out the …

Personal Finance

How to Actually Improve Your Finances in One Year

Saving for your kids’ college and retirement, reaping the rewards of the stock market—all of these things take years to accomplish. But there are …

Personal Finance

Here's What's Expected to Ride the Bull Market in 2018

While 2018 likely will be another bull market year overall, strong earnings and confidence in the US economy are among the factors that particularly …

Personal Finance

5 Year-End Financial Tasks Every Parent Should Complete, According to a Financial Planner

Taking care of these five tasks now will help set you up for a stronger 2018.<p>By<p>Dec 15 2017, 3:11 PM<p>Ready, steady, go. It’s the mad dash to the finish …

Personal Finance

How Do Politicians Get Away With Cutting Taxes for the Rich?

A substantial majority of Americans believe that rich people ought to pay more taxes. For example, consider public opinion about the “Buffett rule,” …

Social Justice

Learn How to Build a Minimum Variance Portfolio

Do you know what it means to have a minimum variance portfolio? It may sound complex but this portfolio structuring model can help you maximize …

Data Science

H&M Should Be Ashamed and Bitcoin Fans Should Get Ready for Explosiveness

<b>H&M's disaster:</b> It bothers me when reading an analysis of why a company had a terrible quarter and it's not completely truthful. Take the case at …

Stocks

U.S. court dismisses $3 billion suit against Deutsche Bank by Jewish family heirs

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A U.S. district court in Florida has dismissed a lawsuit by the heirs of a prominent Jewish family seeking $3 billion from …

Stock Markets

General Electric: A Top Stock Pick For 2018?

General Electric's shares sell close to multi-year lows, are widely oversold.<p>However, GE has provided income investors with dividend visibility going …

Stocks

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Slow and fast lanes, price changes, and other potential shifts.<p>Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted …

Net Neutrality

Despite Wall Street records, ETF investors favor foreign funds

Exchange-traded funds saw record-breaking growth in 2017, but despite the dozens of records set by the U.S. stock market—along with a near-total …

Business

Here's what's in the final tax bill Republicans plan to send to President Trump next week

Republican House and Senate negotiators released a final tax bill on Friday that would overhaul the individual and corporate codes after making last-minute changes that appeared to lock down the votes needed for passage.<p>Raising the child tax credit won over at least one GOP holdout, Sen. Marco …

Retirement

Why is billions flowing out of UK shares and into Europe and Japan?

Investors are leaving the British market and piling into overseas stocks and funds, according to the latest investment industry figures.<p>In September and October £335m flowed out of the popular “UK All Companies sector” while funds investing in Europe, Japan, North America and globally attracted …

Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder

Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument.<p>The cryptocurrency's staggering recent price rises -- more than 1,700 percent since …

Cryptocurrency