Month: June 2018

When technological innovation threatens to upend the status quo, the status quo fights back. Every time. I try to keep that in mind when observing oil industry-backed efforts to discredit electric vehicles (EVs) and dismantle progress on transportation electrification by peddling misinformation through industry-funded studies. To give you a sense of the absurdity of these
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Americans might think they’re doing everything possible to protect their health. But those taking the prescription drug Truvada, designed to prevent HIV, could jeopardize their ability to buy some types of insurance. A Boston urologist, who is gay, was turned down for lifetime disability insurance based on his drug regimen, according to The New York
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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were forced to leave shareholder pay-outs at roughly last year’s level after fumbling a crucial part of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, while competitors from JPMorgan Chase to Citigroup were allowed to boost distributions. The New York-based investment banks were ensnared by the administration’s tax cut, which resulted in
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If the bulk of your retirement savings is locked up in 401(k) plans and traditional individual retirement accounts, you may have set yourself up for unnecessarily higher taxes once you’ve stopped working. That’s because once it’s time to start taking withdrawals from those tax-deferred accounts, the majority of your savings will be subject to ordinary
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Boomers versus Millennials: Is the generation blame game getting old? Shutterstock The reaction to my recent post about the declining Millennial birth rate was surprisingly acidic — or at least it was in the acid pool of Twitter: Boomers destroyed our economy and don’t [care] about the future[,] but yes, let’s continue this drivel and blame
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Call it a love-hate relationship. Investors have bet heavily this year that a number of stocks would fall, but in some cases, the exact opposite has happened, fueling some very large gains in those very same stocks. Advanced Micro Devices, Rent-a-Center, Shake Shack and Restoration Hardware — all stocks with high short interest – have
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Netflix’s global subscription expansion as well as gradual pricing increases put the company’s stock on track for even more upside over the next year, according to Macquarie Research. The firm raised its price target on the online video streamer’s shares to $430 from $336, reiterating its outperform rating and citing uplift in subscriptions to higher
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Shutterstock I get a lot of questions from readers about high-paying “preferred shares.” And most of these queries have one thing in common: worry! You see, many of these folks are concerned that preferreds—known for their outsized dividend yields funded by safe cash flows—will get swamped as interest rates rise. So today I’m going to
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A interview with billionaire entrepreneur, venture capitalist and founder of Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla. In this interview, Vindo discusses his early life and being an entrepreneur before a venture capitalist. Vinod also talks about his investments, education and gives advice to entrepreneurs. ? Vinod Khosla recommended books are located at the bottom of the description❗
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A presentation and Q&A with value investor and author, Joel Greenblatt. In this presentation, Joel discusses how the stock market works and his principles for stock valuation. Joel also talks about investment strategies, active management and compounded interest. ? Books by Joel Greenblatt and his favourite books are located at the bottom of the description❗
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