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What You Need to Know About Dividends

What You Need to Know About Dividends

Public companies are faced with two critical choices: 1) Deliver a share of your profits each year to your shareholders. 2) Keep all profits and reinvest them into the business. Theoretically, if the company is able to obtain superior profitability by reinvesting the profits that would otherwise be paid out to shareholders, then it should not pay dividends. On average, companies obtain a higher valuation by reinvesting their profits. However, shareholders achieve greater returns in the long run by being paid dividends on…

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10 Movies About The Stock Market You Need To Watch

10 Movies About The Stock Market You Need To Watch

Cinema offers an alternative way to get closer to the complex world of financial markets. These are some of the movies that you should check out if you want to get acquainted with the world of the stock market, as well as delve into some of the events that have marked financial history in recent years. The Big Short (2015): One of the more recent films, the movie shows four different focus points of people who were able to see…

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How Is The Dollar Correlated With Commodities?

How Is The Dollar Correlated With Commodities?

The prices of raw materials and the US dollar have an inverse correlation. Today’s lesson explores the reasons behind this phenomenon and the main factors that make the dollar move. WHY DO  THE DOLLAR AND RAW MATERIALS HAVE AN INVERSE CORRELATION? There are several reasons why the US dollar affects commodities. However, the main reason is that commodity prices are denominated in dollars. The United States is considered one of the strongest and most stable economies on the planet. Therefore,…

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Would It Kill You To Not Focus On John Paulson’s Flaws Every Second Of Every Day?

Would It Kill You To Not Focus On John Paulson’s Flaws Every Second Of Every Day?

Why do people (investors, media, random passersby on the street, this lady) like to harp on all the money John Paulson has lost in the past couple years, despite the fact that they could be talking about his new hot-ish streak? Why can’t he get a little credit for all of his great investment ideas, instead of relentless bitching and negativity about the ones that haven’t yet panned out? It’s something the hedge fund manager has thought a lot about…

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Phil Goldstein Not Exactly Mellowing With Age

Phil Goldstein Not Exactly Mellowing With Age

Firsthand Technology Value Fund manager Kevin Landis must ache for his glory days, back during the dot-com boom, when everything he (or anyone else) touched turned to gold and he didn’t have to read letters like this one, from Bulldog Investors’ Phil Goldstein. “To put it bluntly, there are some people who should not be managing other people’s money,” Goldstein wrote. “Kevin Landis has demonstrated he is one of those people.” Star Tech Investor Kevin Landis in Fight for His…

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When to Tell the Kids They’re Rich

When to Tell the Kids They’re Rich

Why are parents so tight-lipped about their money? Most say it’s an “overall aversion to the topic, having been taught not to discuss wealth with anyone.” The second reason, according to the study, was that they didn’t want to deprive their kids of a work ethic. (Read More: Where the Millionaires Are Might Surprise You) Keith T. Banks, president of U.S. Trust and Bank of America Wealth Management, said that there is no magic age for telling kids about their…

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