What are the Safest Ways to Store Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has grown considerably in popularity over the past year, with prices surging and more and more cryptocurrency followers joining the field. As this has taken place, so too have the number of publicized hacking…


Why Amazon May Stumble at Whole Foods

Last year’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) sent shock waves through the grocery industry, with competitors fearful that their already-thin margins would be under relentless assault by the cost-cutting e-commerce giant. The reality is,…


What's the formula for calculating WACC in Excel?

A: The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a financial metric that shows what the total cost of capital (the interest rate paid on funds used for financing operations) is for a firm.  …


Survey Confirms Smart Beta Growth Trajectory

Various data points continue confirming the growth trajectory of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that do not follow cap-weighted indexes, also known as smart beta. The fifth annual global institutional smart beta survey from index provider FTSE…


Why You Should Have an Emergency Fund

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8 Stocks to Outperform a 'Rolling Bear Market'

Morgan Stanley has released a massive study that identifies 30 stocks representing their “best long-term picks based on sustainability and quality of business model.” They add, “Our Chief U.S. Equity Strategist, Michael Wilson, recently reiterated his view that we are…


Reading the Balance Sheet

A balance sheet, also known as a “statement of financial position,” reveals a company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equity (net worth). The balance sheet, together with the income statement and cash flow statement, make up…


Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over the last 50 years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although…


Invest Like A Pro

For those investors who have survived one or more major market downturns, some lessons have been learned. Some firms not only survive those downturns, but profit handsomely from them. Why do certain investment companies fare better…


10 Breakout Ideas for Small Businesses

Many small businesses reach a plateau following the initial launch and influx of curious customers. One reason for this is that many small business owners, who are already busy enough with the day-to-day running of…