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Dividends are growing — but the market’s not buying it quite yet

Zimmytws | Getty Images Markets have started the year in skittish fashion. Fears about emerging inflation in the U.S. and elsewhere has focused investor attention on the 10-year Treasury yield, the so called “risk free” rate of return. As it flirts with the 3 percent level investors are reviewing the relative return that can be wrung from equities before the ... Read More »

Deere, claims, minutes — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday

The last full trading day of the week will bring investors a light earnings schedule and three economic data points worth tracking. In the morning, earnings from Deere & Co. (DE) will be the main corporate highlight, with the economic schedule bringing investors the weekly report on initial jobless claims, the University of Michigan’s latest report on consumer sentiment, while ... Read More »

I’m a financial planner — here’s what I tell people who ask if they’re saving enough money

sunglasses thinking happy future More (Once you start moving, it’s easier to keep going.Flickr/normalsanik) Savings advice can sometimes seem like satire. Start early. Save 15% of your income. Make sure it’s your pretax income. Do it for 40 years. Cross your fingers. Click your heels. But in the real world, that’s not how it works for most people. As a financial ... Read More »

Zoho Writer App for Mobile Lets Small Business Teams Stay Connected — No Matter What

Ever get a bright idea when in an area with poor internet and mobile access so you can’t share it with the team? Zoho has your back with some new upgrades included in its Writer for Mobile app. The redesign to the company’s existing iOS and Android apps lets you view and edit your work even when you’re offline. Latest Zoho Writer App Updates ... Read More »

64 Percent of Small Businesses Can’t Track Printer Usage or Costs — And They Really Should!

Almost two thirds, or 64 percent, of small businesses can’t track how much their print devices cost them nor can they track their usage. And if you are not able to track these basic stats in your business, you will not know how much is being wasted. The How to Optimize Your IT Budget With Smarter Document Management (PDF) report and The State ... Read More »

Fintech vs techfin — technology incarnations vs finance incumbents

A bird’s eye view of the growing role that technology plays in financial transactions brings out an overt dichotomy: that between technology companies jumping into the financial domain with full vigour — fintech — and financial companies having to adapt to the technology wave — techfin.  Chris Skinner, an independent financial technology analyst, identified the difference between fintech and techfin ... Read More »