The bizarre ritual traders followed on Friday the 13th to scare away evil spirits

Happy Friday the 13th! For many years, Wall Street traders dealt with their imagined fear of a market crash on this day with a bizarre tradition. Even they couldn’t escape Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13. In a note on Friday, Art Cashin, the veteran trader at UBS Financial Services, recalled Hat Day, when […]

In the space of two weeks, he turned 800$ investment into $350 mln.

In march 2003, the FBI arrested a 44-yard old man called Andrew Carlssin. He had just enjoyed the luckiest run on the stocks market in history. In the space of two weeks, he turned 800$ investment into $350 mln. Naturally this caught the eyes of the authorities. Yet, instead of the usual denial, Carlssin shocked […]

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire. “Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight or mastering a second language,” he writes in “How Rich People Think. […]

If your friends don’t talk about money, you need new friends

Most of us have been taught that money is the root of all evil and one of the things you do not talk about. In society it seems like it’s all right to tell people you are broke or middle class, but get rich and you can’t talk about money anymore. For most people it’s […]

8 cool facts about the stock market

1. The oldest stock market. Although the merchants of Venice, the markets in India and other regions of the world had people who sell, buy, and trade debt and street debt, the title for the first stock market belongs to Amsterdam. In 1602, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange was launched by the Dutch East India Company. […]

Where do you see yourself in five years?

At some point toward the end of every job interview, the hiring manager will likely turn the tables and ask, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is the time to ask smart, thoughtful questions— perhaps your final opportunity to assess whether the job would be a good fit, and your final chance to […]

‘Who Said That ?’ – Famous quotes

‘The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aims too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and acheiving our mark’. Michaelangelo ‘A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship’. John D Rockefeller ‘We will never try to develop a strategy that […]

Mistakes successful people don’t do twice

Everyone makes mistakes – that’s part of life. In fact, through our mistakes and failures, we gain experience and insights that allow us to succeed. Some people find it hard to recognize when they make a mistake. However, successful people recognize when they are wrong. They learn to teach, grow, and then continue. They know […]

11 Great Quotes About Life On Wall Street

The Gordon Gekko quote about greed from the original “Wall Street” movie has developed a life of its own over the years. It has become a go-to symbol for many people of what is wrong with the mindsets of the Wall Street money-machine elite. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is […]