Invest in Yourself is a series designed to offer the education and insights you need to navigate the share trading landscape. Presented by Commsec, the series draws on market expertise to ensure you get the most out of trading. From video tutorials to how-to guides, CommSec’s array of trading ideas can help you trade with confidence. For more share trading basics watch “Tips for beginners” at www.commsec.com.au/investinyourself to find out more.. Trading shares can sometimes feel like visiting another country, especially when you’re just getting started. It’s so replete with its own terms and customs, it can seem a language to itself. This goes beyond the use of “equity”, “share” and “stock” to all manner of useful rules-of-thumb and jargon. Here are a range of words and phrases that everyone should understand when trading. 1) Price to earnings ratio The price to earnings ratio, often shortened to P/E or P/E ratio, is … [Read more...] about 10 market words and phrases anyone trading shares should understand
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Photo: Societe Generale Weimar Germany after World War One went through one of the worst hyperinflations in history, unleashing untold horrors on the German people and their economy.Memories of Weimar still haunt the eurozone today. The European Central Bank, widely considered to be the only institution with the firepower to stem the euro crisis, is somewhat restrained by the legacy of the German Bundesbank. The Bundesbank – established in 1957 (well after Weimar) – for years before joining the euro was extremely conservative in expanding the money supply because of what happened during the Weimar years. And 90 years later, Germans are reminded of the perils of the printing press, whether or not the comparison is truly apt. Adam Fergusson authored a book on the subject, entitled When Money Dies – and many consider it to be the definitive work on the Weimar hyperinflation. It used to be out of print and a bit hard to find, but now you can find it in its … [Read more...] about WEIMAR: Here’s What We Know About The Hyperinflation Horror Story That Haunts Europe Today
Supported by Business Day By SRIDHAR PAPPUAPRIL 13, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Last March, DC Entertainment, the arm of Warner Bros. that controls the commercial rights to the comic book icons Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, among other superheroes, decided it was time to brag about its newest hire.Four months earlier, it had announced that it had lured away Brian Michael Bendis from rival Marvel, snagging the writer who for nearly two decades had helped reshape and create the characters that served as the basis for multimillion-dollar movie franchises along with animated series and four Netflix shows. It was a seismic industry move, not unlike when ABC’s chief hitmaker Shonda Rhimes suddenly moved to Netflix last year, roiling the TV world.Now, DC wanted to further ratchet up expectations.On advertising posters placed in popular comic book stores around the country and on full-page ads within its books, … [Read more...] about Can This Man Save Superman?
Last week, I went to a really good restaurant that has opened near me. It’s had great reviews and so I could rely on its reputation to ensure I’d be happy. I wasn’t especially hungry so I said: “I’d like a table for one. I’m not sure what I want, so let’s go for the tasting menu. If I’m still not hungry when it arrives, I’ll pass. “And if I do decide that I fancy it, great – I’ll try to pay for it within 90 days but obviously that will depend on budget and cash flow. Don’t email me to chase me for payment – I’m really busy, so I’ll ignore your emails. And whatever you do, don’t ring – I’ll divert you to voicemail and I won’t call you back.TimelineJanuary 6, 2010Journalist's blog about useless PRs. A PR disaster?April 6, 2008Quentin Letts: 'We're the last generation to make a living from newspapers' “You’ll be paid in due course if and when I feel like it … [Read more...] about How payment on publication is making life a misery for many freelance journalistsPress Gazette Daily: Sign up to receive our essential email briefing
Whether we’re conscious of it or not, every management decision is motivated by a desire to find universal answers to very specific questions. People who succeed in organizations tend to be pragmatic problem solvers. They have to be, because of the myriad challenges they face. How to grow the enterprise. How to get work done. How to find customers. How to be themselves in the workplace. And so on. Because there are no easy answers to these complex problems, they test the answers by starting a company, launching a project, or making a move. As they succeed and fail, the most attentive of them learn from the results. The history of business is thus the story of entrepreneurs, executives, leaders, and employees, lurching from one experimental answer to another. They gain expertise and acumen, and profits and revenues, and, along the way, add to the theory of management. We invite you to suggest additions and revisions to this project for our consideration. Read more about … [Read more...] about 20 Questions for Business Leaders