July 3, 2016 3:13 am

Money, now also growing on trees

Christmas tree farm in Iowa.

You’ve read the heading correctly, but it’s not as simple as you would hope. Ever since the financial crisis people have been trying to diversify their investments and think a little outside of the traditional stocks and bonds. This opened the doors to the world of timber, however this isn’t an investment just anyone can […]

George Soros’ Ex-Wife Is Selling Her Gorgeous NYC Apartment For $39 Million

George Soros’ ex-wife, Susan, is selling her five bedroom apartment on New York’s Upper West Side for $39 million, says the Wall Street Journal. In addition to 6,000-square-feet and a view of Central Park, the apartment comes with an 800-square-foot guest apartment three floors down (the 16th floor). Then there are the 9.5 foot high […]

22 Brilliant Insights On How To Succeed In Business From T. Boone Pickens

T. Boone Pickens certainly has a way with words and a knack for telling it like it is.   In fact, the 85 year-old energy tycoon/author of  “The First Billion Is The Hardest” has a ton of catchy/easy to remember phrases about life and business. They’re affectionately referred to by his family and staff members as […]

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

Professional social situations can be awkward. The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics. In her new book “The Essentials Of Business Etiquette,” Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a business setting. From how to introduce yourself […]

GARY SHILLING: The ‘Grand Disconnect’ Will Close And These Investment Themes Will Prevent You From Getting ‘Whipsawed’

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. For more visit Business Insider’s new Wealth Advisor vertical. Now That The Fed Has Flinched Our Investment Themes Are Defensive And Eclectic (A. Gary Shilling Insights) The Fed’s announcement earlier this year that it would taper […]

FOR BEGINNERS: Here’s Why The Fed Minutes Are So Important

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is a committee within the Federal Reserve System that oversees the nation’s open market operations. The FOMC meets eight times a year, and the minutes from these meetings are released three weeks after the policy decision. Why is the FOMC’s schedule and decisions so important Watch below NYSE floor […]

IN PICTURES: A Hilarious 15 Year History Of Wall Street

Five years after the financial crisis, Wall Street has yet to return to its former glory. Jobs are still getting cut, regulation is still driving compliance departments made, and even the hedge fund industry can’t beat the S&P. But if you put everything in perspective, this is nothing. The Street’s been through tough times before, […]

New Photos From Arkansas Oil Spill Show The Full Extent Of The Damage

The cleanup continues after an ExxonMobil pipeline carrying crude from Alberta’s tar sands ruptured in Mayflower, Ark., last week.  New photos from the EPA show the extent of the damage.  At least 60 homes were affected as oil flowed from a creek to a cove attached to Lake Conway, a tributary that leads to the […]

Gritty Images From China’s Muddy Rare Earth Mines

China accounts for 97 percent of global rare earth production and is said to have 87 percent of the world’s rare earth deposits. But in an attempt to curb pollution and protect its resources, the country began to slow exports of the metals. Rare earths are used in everything from wind turbines to smartphones. The […]

JIM ROGERS: Like I Said, I Expect Gold To Go As Low As $1,200 (GLD)

Gold has been taking a battering all day. Gold is off 8.5% to $1,373.80 an ounce. Commodities guru Jim Rogers isn’t buying gold yet. He told Business Insider there were four key things driving the sell-off. India - The country hiked its gold import tax rate by 50% to 6% at the start of the […]

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