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Trump’s Uncertainty Principle
Pay no attention to the strongman who may or may not be behind the curtain
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No Time To Wait
WHEN I WAS 37, my brother-in-law’s next-door neighbor Tony told me to stop renting and buy an apartment. I couldn’t afford it, I told him. “You won’t be able to afford it next year either,” he said. “Only by then, you’ll have spent another year in re
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Your 20 Best Money Moves for 2017
HERES HOW TO PLAY THE AGING BULL MARKET, LAND A NEW JOB, PICK THE RIGHT CREDIT CARD, PROFIT FROM THE SHARING ECONOMY, AND FIND YOUR NEXT HOME.
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7 Smart Financial Steps to Take in 2016
Make 2016 your year to prosper.
- Feb 20 20172 minutes
Ups Japan’s SoftBank agreed to buy Fortress Investment Group, a publicly traded private equity company with $70 billion in assets, for $3.3b Matching its rivals, Verizon is once again offering unlimited data plans on its cellular network. Telecom s
- Dec 15 20161 minute
Stocks To Keep A Nest Egg Growing
Unpredictability may be the only constant in the stock market in 2017. We found 21 companies and two funds that are poised to reward investors no matter how wacky the headlines get.
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How to Invest Without Thinking
A NEW BOOK RAISES THE QUESTION: CAN YOU BE A GOOD INVESTOR WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT BUSINESS?
- Feb 13 20173 minutes
Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule
Donald Trump asks for a second look at a rule requiring brokers to put their customers first | “Clients are savvier about hidden expense ratios and commissions”
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Maybe A Good Manager Can’t Run Everything
The Walmart and Microsoft star who went to Citadel—briefly | “One leadership guru doesn’t fit everyone”
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Soft Landings In Mattresses
What do two startups reveal about the pros—and cons—of venture funding?
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Why You Should Keep Your Personal and Professional Finances Separate
It may be tempting to go all-in on your company, but it's better to play it safe.
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Stocks With a Shaky Foundation
Recent changes in the markets have made it even easier to buy real estate investment trusts. But this may not be the best time to move your money in.
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
Beijing Moves To Curb Overseas Investments
Efforts to contain capital flight threaten to gum up dealmaking | “The credibility of China Inc. will be badly damaged”
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Five Smart 401(K) Moves
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- Dec 15 20164 minutes
‘You Can’t Stop This Country.’
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett spoke with Fortune deputy digital editor Stephen Gandel about the billionaire’s investment in wind power, the pros and cons of free trade, and why the election didn’t dent his optimism (even though he backed Clinton). Here, edited excerpts from their conversation.
- Jan 4 20174 minutes
Hedge-Fund Managers With Flashy Sports Cars Make Worse Investors
Traders who own minivans, a recent study suggests, are more financially prudent.
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Art and Design Get a New Launchpad Opportunity with New Inc Incubator
Technology incubators have traditionally underserved artists and designers, but New Inc is changing that, 100 members at a time.
- Jul 1 20166 minutes
7 Rewarding Reads
SUCCESS 1 Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth Why read 300-plus pages to learn that folks with grit—that is, “perseverance and passion for long-term goals”—are more likely to succeed than those who don’t? It’s a fair qu
- Jul 4 20161 minute
India’s Success Is Built to Last
IN THE WORLD OF CENTRAL BANKERS, Raghuram Rajan is a rock star, and the abrupt announcement on June 18 that he will depart the Reserve Bank of India in September came as a shock for investors. Some experts suspect that the charismatic, outspoken form
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Chinese Buyers Move On From Vancouver
A tax on foreign investors makes Seattle and Toronto look better | “Chinese money isn’t going to sit and wait”
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
Put Your Money Where Your Values Are
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE investing was once taken about as seriously as tree hugging. I remember one conversation I had with my financial adviser 15 years ago: When I inquired about do-gooder funds, he wrote them off as bad investments, likely to offer o
- Jan 1 20174 minutes
The Business Of Humanity
Many of the world’s most prominent corporate and nonprofit leaders gathered with Pope Francis for this year’s Fortune + Time Global Forum. Their aim? Forging a new social compact.
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
The Case for Going Global
FIGHTING THE TIDE OF ECONOMIC NATIONALISM AND INVESTING MORE ABROAD CAN PAY OFF.
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
A Strange Trumphoria Rules the U.S. Stock Market. for Now
SOMEWHAT MYSTERIOUSLY, STOCKS have been on a tear since Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th President. And it’s not just that the Dow Jones industrial average is up nearly 800 points in the past three weeks. The parts of the market that are le
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
2017 Franchise Outlook: Forecasting The Near Future In Franchising
Franchisers are indicating a belief that a healthy 2017 is in the offing, on the basis of a strong hiring performance just before the start of 2016’s final quarter. The ADP National Franchise Report shows franchisers adding 26,000 jobs in September.
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Look Beyond High Yields
RETIREES CAN HOBBLE THEIR PORTFOLIOS BY REACHING FOR EXTRA INCOME. THERE’S A BETTER STRATEGY.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
How Our 2016 Forecast Shaped Up
WHAT WE GOT RIGHT Stocks: Last year MONEY said investors would get at least one more bite at the bull-market apple but warned that there would be increased rockiness as the rally ages. Sure enough, the broad market has gained 7% this year, despite m
- Dec 15 20168 minutes
Why Colleges Are Getting A C In Investing
After Yale’s endowment fund soared, universities across America eagerly tried to copy its esoteric investment model. Now, as the copycats struggle, it may be time for a change in tactics.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Firm Founded by a Trump Nominee Violated Trading Rules
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Europe’s Startup Factory Sputters
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