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Get A 10% Raise Each Year With These 5 Stocks

By Brian Ditchek: Wouldn't it be great if every year of your working life you received a salary increase of greater than 10%? Considering that the average yearly raise is closer to the inflation rate of about 3%, a 10% increase would...Show More Summary

5 Undervalued Companies For Enterprising Investors With Relatively Strong Dividend Yields

By Benjamin Clark: There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected five companies with strong dividend yields which have been determined to be undervalued based on a formula taught by Benjamin Graham. Show More Summary

Going Gray

Two years ago, the new seven-member Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo — the most powerful political entity in the country — was introduced to great fanfare. All seven men walked on stage wearing a dark suit and a red tie, but to me the most striking aspect of their appearance was their hair.

Dull Derek Jeter’s New Site Could Actually Be Cool

That didn't take long. Three days into retirement, the Yankee great launches a media business. Here's hoping it's more interesting than he's been.

5 Things Reynolds American's Management Wants You to Know

Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron sees great things in the company's future.

7 Unexpected Ways to Clean With a Lint Roller

We all know that lint rollers are great for getting unsightly fuzz and animal hair off dark clothing, but did you know that the handy tool can also be used for household cleaning? At only a couple of dollars, lint rollers ($9 for four rollers) are about to become your go-to cleaning tool. Show More Summary

The House Flipper’s Guide to Great Short Sale Deals

Finding a flip that is a good deal is hard. The biggest reason for the difficulty is the intense competition — particularly in markets that are hot, as many are today. I have tried hundreds of strategies to find and secure good deals...Show More Summary

Gold , Silver Start Q4 With Gains; Platinum Touches Five-Year Low

September was not a great month for gold, and gold ETF holdings are at their lowest level in half a decade. However, the fourth quarter started off on a positive note for gold: December contracts climbed to $1,215.50, and even silver, which has long been languishing near four-year lows, rose a dime to $17.48. The [...]

From Bad to Worse: Two Terrible Productivity Ideas

While we may be past the worst of the Great Recession, many companies still feel the need to stretch the human resources they have as far as possible. It's no surprise, then, that we're still experimenting with ways to pump up productivity...Show More Summary

Developed And Emerging Market Equities

By Marc Chandler: This Great Graphic, created on Bloomberg, shows the performance of the MSCI World Index (white line), which, despite its name, does not include emerging markets. It also shows the MSCI Emerging Market Index (yellow line). (click to enlarge) In Q1, emerging market equities underperformed. Show More Summary

This Cash Generator Has A Growing Dividend And 60% Upside

Most great businesses have one thing in common: cash. Far from simply not hurting for it, they’ve typically got plenty on the balance sheet. They generally have healthy free cash flow,

What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in September 2014

A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month is a great way to scan the month’s […] The post What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in September 2014 appeared first on Abnormal Returns.

How Cronut Creator Dominique Ansel Puts Customers First

It doesn't take much to be a great entrepreneur, says the famed pastry chef. Just show customers you really care.

Diver captures great white sharks fighting on camera

A diver in south Australia caught two sharks fighting on camera, and the video has gone viral. The 33-year-old, London-born diver, Adam Malski, recorded the sharks in waters roughly 50 miles off the Neptune Islands in south Australia. Show More Summary

Today in Small Business: ‘Bloodletting’ at Tony Hsieh’s Start-Up Community

A guide to co-working in New York. If you want to be a great leader, start acting weirder. Why millions of new blue-collar jobs will open up over the next few years.

In A Matter Of Days, The Ford And GM Stories Have Totally Switched Places (GM, F)

In a matter of three days, the dominant narratives of Ford and General Motors have completely swapped places. Here's the background, greatly simplified: In 2009, GM — along with Chrysler — has to be bailed out by the taxpayer and then goes bankrupt. Show More Summary

Will Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Succeed Where General Motors Company (GM) Failed?

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) continues to benefit a great deal from the leadership of its inspirational CEO, and co-founder, Elon Musk, who has over the years remained firm in turning every stone in pursuit of success. Tesla is poised to make a push for the Japanese auto industry, a market that has over the years […]

Oil, Empire And Playing The Great Game

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, Those waiting for the U.S. and its dollar to collapse in a heap may find their own stability is more contingent (and fleeting) than they reckoned. Many observers (including myself) question the coherence of U.S. Show More Summary

Celgene Is A Great Stock, But I Can't Manage To Hold Onto It

By Abba's Aces: I recently closed my position in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) from my growth portfolio because I had a pretty good gain in the name and wanted to lock up some profits. I ended up buying shares of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) because I wanted to buy into the biotech stock again. Show More Summary

TAL Education: Short-Term Headwinds, Great Long-Term Potential

By ONeil Trader: TAL Education (NYSE:XRS) has been a strong performer in the last two years, rising from just $9 in early 2013 to $35 in September 2014. The move was the consequence of accelerating revenue growth and meaningful margin expansion which lead to significant multiple expansion. Show More Summary

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