Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Oil prices have been on fire over the past year, rising more than 20%, which pushed the U.S. oil benchmark (WTI) up to a recent price of around $67.50 a barrel. With continued cooperation by OPEC, healthy demand growth, and a hesitant approach by shale drillers, WTI could soon top $70 a barrel. That’s well above the $50 a barrel most producers in the country budgeted for in 2018.
The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend growth stocks for long-term investors.
That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend....More>>>
Oil may return to $100 a barrel, but it would have much less of an impact on the global economy than when prices hit that level in 2011, according to Bloomberg Economics’ simulations. The amount of oil needed to produce a unit of output has been on a steady downward trend for decades and improvements in energy efficiency....More>>>
Sometimes when you want to find out how someone you admire ticks, you ask them whom they respect. When it comes to super-investor Warren Buffett, the answer (among others) is Jack Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group.
Bogle should be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for bringing the passive index fund into the world. This vehicle simply holds a basket of securities at very low cost.....More>>>
Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware....More>>>
One decade ago, Warren Buffett took a $1 million wager that stashing money in an index fund would make you richer than if you entrusted it with hedge fund managers.
He won — big time — and in his annual letter on Saturday, the billionaire Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) Inc. outlined the final tally. He also took a jab at the hedge fund folks at the losing end.....More>>>
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Sometimes, companies find themselves on the wrong side of a secular trend. Usually when that happens, even the most powerful companies can be crippled. Indeed, it isn’t out of the norm for a company stuck on the wrong side of a secular trend to entirely disappear.
But while some companies lay down and die when the cards are stacked against them, others keep fighting. They innovate.....More>>>
Chinese search giantBaidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) went public in 2005. After stumbling out of the IPO gate, it experienced the type of run-up that can create dynastic wealth for patient investors. Between early 2006 and mid-2011, shares of the company advanced 3,000%. In other words, in just five years, you
Founded in 1999 by English teacher turned entrepreneur Jack Ma, Alibaba (BABA ) began as a China-based business-to-business marketplace and has since evolved into a multinational conglomerate. With humble beginnings and a constantly growing number of revenue streams, the firm has seen exponenti
Recently, Mary Meeker of venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers released her 2018 internet trends report.While there were several stars of this year's report, the biggest may have been China, which is now home to nine of the top 20 internet companies in the world, up from
Quad Capital Management Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) by 81.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,507 shares of the specialty r