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  • 4 ways to trick your brain and build your wealth

    Sadly, our brains aren’t wired to make us rich.

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  • Investing Education: Dividend and Yield

    The Div & Yield lists the annualized dividend amount and the dividend yield based on the most recent quarterly dividend a company has paid.

    Learning Markets
  • Investing Education: P/E (ttm)

    The P/E ratio tells investors how expensive a stock is compared to its earnings or profits. It can be used to compare stocks in a similar business or industry group but it’s not as helpful when comparing stocks in very different industries. Investors who are concerned about getting a good value try…

    Learning Markets
  • Investing Education: Market Capitalization

    It is reasonable to assume that small cap stocks that experience greater levels of volatility are more risky than those with a large market cap. But the upside potential for small cap stocks in a bull market may also be greater on average. How diversified your portfolio is between small and large…

    Learning Markets
  • Investing Education: Pre-Market & After-Hours Trading

    Most traders know that the stock market is only open for six-and-a-half hours – from the time the opening bells rings at 9:30 am until the closing bell rings at 4:00 pm Eastern – nearly every business day. But what many traders don’t know is there are pre-market and after-hours trading sessions…

    Learning Markets
  • Investing Education: Open Price & Daily Range

    The open price is the first price a stock trades at during the day. For active stocks that price will likely be set right at the market open, which occurs at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time. The open price is not predetermined but is set by buyers and sellers as orders are matched up in the market.

    Learning Markets
  • Investing Education: Earnings Per Share (TTM)

    Ultimately, the value of any company must come down to its potential return to shareholders in the form of profits or dividends. Earnings or profits are watched very closely for signs of strength or weakness. However, earnings can be diluted across a very large number of shareholders. So earnings…

    Learning Markets
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  • Investing Education: Bid / Ask

    The Bid is the current price that buyers are “bidding” from sellers for shares of a particular stock. When you sell a stock, you are paid the Bid price. The Bid is usually a little lower than the Ask price, which is the price a seller is “asking” for the stock when you want to buy.

    Learning Markets
  • Are workplace personality tests fair?

    The use of online personality tests by employers has surged in the past decade as they try to streamline the hiring process.

    The New York Times
  • Germs at the Office Are Often Found on Keyboards and at Coffee Stations

    Just one door contaminated with a virus spreads the germ to about half the surfaces and hands of about half the employees in the office within four hours, according to a study at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. "The hand is quicker than the sneeze," said Charles Gerba, a professor of…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • The High-Tech Ways Debt Collectors Get You to Pay Up

    It sounds like science fiction, but it isn't: A debt collector who wants a payment clicks a button and remotely disables the borrower's car.

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  • The Best Entrepreneurs Aren't Risk Chasers. They're Terrified

    New research shows that most entrepreneurs are motivated by the worry that they'll never earn as much as they did when they had a secure full-time job

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  • How to Make the Road to Retirement Less Rocky

    Retirement planning may not seem like a priority when you're young, but it needs to be if you are to live comfortably when you are old. Here's how to do it.
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  • Are Credit Scores Just a Scam?

    Three digits help determine your access to borrowed funds and how much you'll pay to get them. Some people think credit scores are a racket.
  • Netflix to launch a King Kong cartoon for kids in 2016

    Kids have now two mythical creatures to look forward to on Netflix: after dragons are done invading the streaming service in 2015, a colossal gorilla's slated to follow suit. The company has just announced ...

  • Virgin Money pushes ahead with UK initial public offering

    Virgin Money has become the latest small British bank to announce plans for an initial public offering, seeking to raise £150m for the business created from the takeover of the failed Northern Rock business ...

    Financial Times
  • Borrowing from 401(k) can cost more than you think

    Primarily taking out loans to buy a house, Fidelity analysis finds.

  • Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work

    BLAINE, Maine (AP) — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.

    Associated Press
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions

    SACRAMENTO — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares ...

    Los Angeles Times
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  • Manager Orr testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight.

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