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The Next Harley Davidson?

James Dean had one. So did Peter Fonda in “Easy Rider.” And so do all the Hells Angels today I'm referring, of course, to the coolest thing on two wheels: Motorcycles.  But now an innovative start-up is creating a new kind of motorcycle— And as you’re about to learn, you…

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Why the Fed Rate Hike is GOOD For You

After nearly eight years of cutting interest rates, the Fed finally hit us with a rate hike yesterday. Many investors are wary of higher interest rates, and understandably so: When money becomes more expensive, businesses (and stock prices) tend to suffer. In fact, historically, whenever the Fed has raised rates,…

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The biggest thing my subscribers screw up

Every year, the journal Popular Science releases a special list… It’s a list of the 100 greatest innovations of the year—from bionic arms and pain-free dentistry, to life-saving remedies that could change our world. As I was browsing through this year’s honorees, one of them caught my eye: It was…

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How to Make Money from IPOs

Last Thursday, a tech start-up called Square (NYSE: SQ) went public. For investors who got in early, when the company was still young and private, champagne corks should have been flying— After all, Square’s IPO gave the company a value of nearly $3 billion. So why the heck were so…

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I Hate Millionaires

Some of the wealthiest people I know are surprisingly stingy: They avoid picking up the tab at dinner... They give lousy birthday presents... And they never spoil their children or spouse with lavish gifts. But as I’ve come to learn, this genetic “thriftiness” might give them a great advantage as…

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Time to Sell Your Tech Stocks?

I remember it like yesterday: I was in the 54th floor conference room of 500 5th Avenue, a sturdy skyscraper just across the street from the New York Public Library. It was a cloudy day in September, and I was gazing out the window towards the southern tip of Manhattan.…

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