Following past boom/bust cycles, the oil business appears to have bottomed in February 2016 at $27 a barrel. The bruising multi-year bust in crude oil prices was the biggest reason for the world stock market sell-off from late 2015 to early 2016 of roughly 15% overall. The cruel irony of ultra-low prices is its disruptive effect on regular exploration activity. A short-term oil market depression....More>>>
Some people start benefits at 62 in order to invest the cash. Dumb.
Get the money now and invest it. You can make enough on your portfolio to come out ahead of someone who waits.
Thats what a lot of people tell themselves in starting Social Security at 62 rather than at 70. I think theyre making a big mistake. Theyre doing the math wrong.
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Britain is not a great place for expats to live.
The U.K. has tumbled in a ranking of top destinations for expats following the June 2016 vote for Brexit. It now ranks 35th out of 46 countries in the annual HSBC survey.
“Few countries have seen the kind of rapid change in expat perceptions that the U.K. has experienced since 2016, probably as a result of the decision to leave....More>>>
Want to provide a health benefit to workers and encourage employees to save at the same time? Offer a high-deductible health plan combined with a health-savings account; it accomplishes both goals and likely encourages retention, too.
This sounds like Im mixing apples and oranges, but hear me out.
Founders at startups often agonize over retirement plans for employees. Not everyone....More>>>
Mark Mobius, a fixture in international investing from his perch at the Franklin Templeton mutual-fund company, will retire after three decades of leading American investors to foreign shores.
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BMO’s Gary Nachman contends that the sale of Salix “could be a good strategic move” for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX). He explains why:
News reports from WSJ have indicated that Valeant is in advanced talks to sell the Salix business for ~$10bn (may include $8.5bn cash and future royalties). If true, we believe this could potentially be a strategically smart....More>>>
The fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter since the second quarter of 2014 that Macau’s gaming market grew at all. And the signs of life have given new hope to gaming investors with exposure to the world’s biggest gaming market.
But Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) may not have had as strong a quarter as competitors like Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL) and Wynn....More>>>
Over the years, I’ve found that if investors just stay away from a few bad mistakes, profits will soon find them, asserts value investing expert Charles Mizrahi, editor of Hidden Values Alert.
Unlike the New Year’s resolutions that many find so hard to keep after only a few weeks, like exercising every day or shedding a few pounds, these mistakes are very easy to avoid.
Small cap mobile gaming stock SPYR Inc (OTCMKTS: SPYR) has just announced that its flagship game Pocket Starships, is now available for download and play on VK.com (VK) – a social networking site very similar to Facebook and the fifth most visited website in the world.Most Americanshave probably never heard of VK, but its actually thelargest European online social media and social networking....More>>>
This is part of a 2016 gift guide series. Read about the Gift of the Year and Gifts for Geeks.
Americans, for all our gluttony and flaws, are a generous people. We as individuals gave away nearly $260 billion in 2014, even more than the year before. That’s why in a world where 80% of the people live on less than $10 a day and most Westerners think nothing of paying $6 for a fancy....More>>>