Successful long-term trading - investing with the intention of holding a security for one year or more - means paying attention to the big picture, even when a grim short-term outlook sends investors running for the exits.
No one quite captured the essence of President Obama’s inauguration heralding in his second term of office, as his wife, Michelle...
For those investors who have been lucky enough to have survived one or more major market downturns, some lessons have been learned. For example, there always seem to be some firms that not only survive those downturns, but profit handsomely from them.
Business executives make decisions every day. Some decisions are straightforward and simple: For example - Is this report ready to send to my boss now? Should I allow this customer two weeks’ credit for his purchase? Simple decisions usually need a simple decision-making process.
Just how do you deal with a social menace that threatens the very foundations of a society? That’s the question that has...
He says his approach does not confine only to regulate. “Education is a big part of my job,” he stresses, quite unlikely to the two regulators before him, who threw in the towel in a span of just one year, ducking to pressures from all over.
The skilled people who staff an organization bring the greatest competitive advantage for a firm. Finding the right fit talent is just the first step. To succeed in today’s ever-changing marketplace, optimizing the potential of the people in the business should be a top priority for any company.
Many investors base their decisions on emotions, rumors or chasing the next hot opportunity and they often end up losing money as a result. But despite their setbacks, they continue with the same behaviour and keep getting the same results.
You don’t need to be told that the world of work is tougher than ever – you live it every day. To meet the increasing demands, to do more and to deliver more, top business managers follow seven golden principles. We discussed them in brief last week.
She was just 17, when a fateful accident happened in which the baby left in her care died. When the news of her ‘crime’ broke through...
The latest report of the International Rubber Study Group ( IRSG ) says that the world total rubber consumption contracted in the in the 3rd quarter of 2012, decreasing to 25.7 million tonnes on a moving annual total (MAT) basis in September 2012, from 25.9 million tonnes on a MAT basis in June 2012.
At the onset, I wish to draw the attention of the public to an article I wrote titled “Indian Nuclear Power Generation and the impact on Sri Lanka” on May 23, 2012 and published in the Daily Mirror Business Section.
There is an old saying that the market is driven by just two emotions: Fear and greed. Although this is an oversimplification, it can often be true. Succumbing to these emotions can have a profound and detrimental effect on investors’ portfolios and the stock market.
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” He recognized that a few critical decisions put leaders to the test. In turbulent times, some leaders make tough choices with courage and conviction.
We all know just how horrible news on its own can be – the usual round up covers everything from natural disasters...
The policy-makers face a challenging balancing act with difficult trade-offs in formulating the Macroeconomic Road Map for 2013. They need to address the following objectives:
Back in 1999, Robert G. Hagstrom wrote a book about the legendary investor Warren Buffett, entitled ‘The Warren Buffett Portfolio’. What’s so great about the book and what makes it different from the countless other books and articles written about Warren Buffett is that
How do you survive in the face of stiff competition? How do you stay afloat in the time of crisis? What business survival strategies can you implement in trying moments?
The meaning of sexual discrimination at work took a new turn recently when in a high profile case in the USA, a female...
Addressing a group of company executives, Warren Buffett once said, “It might take 20 years to build a reputation of a business and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
As exploration for oil and gas, which are nonrenewable resources, get more difficult, it is imperative that the flow rates and recovery factors have to be increased in the existing fields.
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