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What changed for the market while you were sleeping? 15 things you should know

The Nifty50 which started on a flat note gained momentum but remained volatile throughout the trade on Thursday and closed with marginal gains. The index remained choppy for the most part of the trading session and finally closed with the marginal gains of 7 points at 10,086.60. It rose marginally to 10,126.50 but then witnessed selling pressure which took the ... Read More »

Thank You for Calling Equifax. Your Business Is Not Important to Us

You shouldn’t need to do a damn thing to keep your credit information safe. We’re all accustomed to the busywork of managing personal finances. You check your 401(k) retirement account, making sure your portfolio is carefully balanced. You scan your bank and credit card statements from time to time to verify the charges. These are things responsible people do. But ... Read More »

Small Firms, How Will Merger of These Two Giant Trucking Companies Affect You?

Two of the nation’s largest trucking companies announced plans to merge Monday, creating a trucking behemoth worth more than $5 billion. Swift and Knight Transportation Merge Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation announced an all-stock transaction that will merge the two trucking companies with Swift shareholders owning 54 percent, and Knight holders owning the remaining 46 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal. ... Read More »

How Will You Respond When The Market Goes Down?

The stock market is like a child with a yo-yo on an escalator. The escalator is long-term results, while the yo-yo moments are short-term gyrations. As investors, our goal is to focus on the escalator, not the yo-yo. But to some degree, we utterly lack the emotional financial maturity needed to avoid the yo-yo’s request for attention. Shutterstock Having enjoyed ... Read More »

What changed for the market while you were sleeping? 10 things you should know

The Nifty50 is likely to open higher on Wednesday tracking positive handover from Wall Street. The Nifty50 closed 11 points higher at 9,765 on Tuesday. The index failed to close above its crucial 50-DEMA for the second day in a row on Tuesday which does not auger well for the bulls. For the index to pick momentum, 9800-9850 becomes crucial ... Read More »

Take the Survey and Share What Challenges You Most in Your Small Business

What are the greatest challenges you face in your small business? It may be a question you’ve been asked before in reference to a specific aspect of your operations — keeping up with technology perhaps or improving productivity. But now there’s a chance to answer more comprehensively about the greatest struggles you face and potentially reap some benefit in the ... Read More »

Edible Balloons Should Inspire You to Make Your Product Fun

Businesses usually focus on creating products or services that are indispensable to consumers. But sometimes it can also be a benefit to create fun and memorable products. It’s a lesson Chicago restaurant Alinea has effectively learned with its unique dessert — edible helium balloons. The restaurant makes this interesting dessert using inverted sugar and natural fruit essences, then fills it using a ... Read More »

HDFC Bank cuts savings account interest rate by 50 bps: As rates fall, it’s time you shift to liquid funds

HDFC Bank on Thursday announced slashing interest rate on savings accounts starting this Saturday, joining a spate of banks who underwent the similar exercise in recent weeks. According to the bank, customers who maintain a savings bank account balance of Rs 50 lakh and above will continue to earn interest rate at 4 percent per annum. Similarly, customers having a ... Read More »

Good Financial Business Decisions: Here Are 4 Reasons You May Not Be Making Them

Many small business owners lack the skills to make good financial business decisions. But it is not always a result of their lack of experience, interest or education in this difficult area. The Effect of Human Nature on Financial Decision Making According to John Howe, author of “The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions”, it involves human nature and the ... Read More »

Should You Invest in the Snapchat IPO? Read This First

Whether you’re obsessed with keeping your Snapstreaks going or have no idea what that means, you may be itching to invest in this week’s initial public offering of Snap Inc., parent company of the popular Snapchat app. The appeal is understandable. For users of the app, owning shares of a company you use every day (or hour) can seem like a ... Read More »