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1 The Magic of ‘No’ in a Negotiation

1 The Magic of ‘No’ in a Negotiation

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This blog post is about negotiation and how to get the most you can for what you want. Negotiations happen all the time and, without a guide, it can be difficult to know that some words or actions will help one side of the table while hurting another. In this blog post, we will explore different ways to negotiate with someone in order to better understand the techniques they use and how they work. This way, before you go into a meeting with anyone, you'll be armed with the knowledge of their thought process and what makes them tick — which means better negotiations where everyone walks out happy! So without further ado, here is your guide: The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New. So, what is negotiation? According to the Boston Consulting Group, negotiation is all about "creating...
Creating a Balanced Investment Portfolio

Creating a Balanced Investment Portfolio

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Creating a Balanced Investment Portfolio This sums up the entire philosophy of a diversified investment portfolio. The idea is to spread the risk. You do not want 100% of your investment capital to be based on a single investment. For example, you don't want your entire investment portfolio to be allocated to commodities. This may represent very slow growth and/or inappropriate risk allocation. Likewise, you don't invest 100% of your capital in penny stocks that rise and fall as the wind blows. Maintaining a diversified investment account allows you to enjoy the benefits of multiple investments while also protecting yourself from a single catastrophic loss should one investment fail. Equity Market Investing Is A Key Element Of A Diversified Portfolio The value of the United Sta...
Forestry Investments

Forestry Investments

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Forestry Investments Investors looking to diversify their portfolios and insure their wealth against the ravages of volatility in traditional markets will have encountered a range of forestry investments that promise to provide superior inflation and risk-adjusted returns for the long-term investor. So how did the timber investments perform? And how does the smaller investor join this interesting alternative investment asset class? First, let's look at the past performance of forestry investments as measured by the NCREIF Timberland Index, one of the main timber investment indices; According to this key measure of return on investment in the industry, this asset class outperformed the S&P500 by nearly 37 percent in the 20 years from 1987 to 2007. Forestry investments retur...
A New Way to Invest in Property

A New Way to Invest in Property

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A New Way to Invest in Property Which investment should I buy? Is now the right time to buy? Most people want to know how to spot the right investment at the right time because they believe it is the key to successful investing. Let me tell you this is far from the truth: Even if you get the answers to these questions right, you only have a 50% chance of making your investment successful. Let me explain. There are two important factors that can lead to the success or failure of any investment: External factors: These are the markets and investment performance in general. E.g: The possible performance of the investment in question over time; This is whether the market will go up and when it will change from one direction to the other. Internal factors: These are the invest...
Passive Investment Income

Passive Investment Income

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Passive Investment Income What are some ways a person can earn passive investment income? There are some ideas about it. Everyone has their own opinion on what might be passive investment income. We must have our own investment choice. The rich, marginalized, and middle-class people differ in their preferences in investing their money. Now let's compare the paths and opportunities according to some aspects such as security, profitability and liquidity. Security means your investment and income are stable. The money you invest may be prone to changing market conditions, economic slowdown and social unrest. The thing is, your passive investment income should always be there. In this case, it is safe to invest. On the other hand, what we usually consider when investing is profita...
Ease Into the World of Investing

Ease Into the World of Investing

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Ease Into the World of Investing The United Nations does. Governments do. Companies do. Fund managers do. Millions of ordinary workers do this, from business owners to factory workers. Housewives do. Even farmers and children do it. 'It' invests here: the science and art of creating, protecting and enhancing your wealth in financial markets. This article introduces some of the top concerns in the investment world. Let's start with your goals. While the obvious goal is to make more money, there are 3 specific reasons institutions, professionals, and retail investors (people like you and me) invest: Ease Into the World of Investing Investments are often structured to focus on one or the other of these goals, and investment professionals (like fund managers) spend a lot of time...
Offshore Investment

Offshore Investment

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Offshore Investment Offshore investing refers to a wide variety of investment strategies that take advantage of the tax benefits offered outside of an investor's home country. There is no shortage of money market, bond and equity assets offered by reliable offshore investment companies that are financially sound, time-tested and most importantly legal. What is Offshore? Offshore describes the relocation of a trade process from one rural area to another, typically by an operational process such as manufacturing or supporting processes. Even state governments benefit from overseas investment. More recently, off shoring has mainly been associated with the outsourcing of technical and administrative services supporting local and global operations, through internal (captive) or exte...
Everything You Need to Know About Investing

Everything You Need to Know About Investing

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Everything You Need to Know About Investing To be successful with your money, you must make your money work for you. You sell your labor, in return it makes you money. By making every dollar work for you, this will make you rich over time. There are loads of investment opportunities out there. The key is to find which one is right for your financial situation. Stocks The most popular of all investment opportunities are stocks. Stocks are probably the most important thing that comes to mind when you hear about investing. Stocks range from $2 to $12,000, which can appeal to a wide variety of people. To be successful when trading stocks, you need to buy low and sell high. Of course, this is not easy, considering that the market is always volatile. You can track company history, PE ...
Investing Money in 2014 and 2015 for Retirement

Investing Money in 2014 and 2015 for Retirement

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Investing Money in 2014 and 2015 for Retirement In 2014 and maybe 2015 and beyond, investing money will be more difficult, and putting together the best investment portfolio may mean investing money in security versus higher investment returns. The best investment ideas are fine choices. There is little that is normal in today's financial world. My reasoning and background follow. I did a Master of Business Administration (finance) in 1971 and knew nothing about the world of investing or investing. I actually found it quite embarrassing because the adults I would meet in the business world thought I might have the best investment ideas in my pocket because of my education. The following years were not the best investment climate, and in 1972 I became a stockbroker in Columbus, Oh...
The Top 5 Key Benefits of Purchasing

The Top 5 Key Benefits of Purchasing

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The Top 5 Key Benefits of Purchasing Real estate is the IDEAL investment compared to others. I will explain each benefit in depth. "I" in IDEAL stands for Income. (a.k.a. positive cash flow) Does it generate income? Your investment property must be generating income from rentals received each month. Of course, there will be months when you may encounter a gap, but for the most part, your investment will yield a return. Be careful because many times beginner traders exaggerate their assumptions and don't take into account all potential costs. The investor should know when going into the purchase that the property will COST each month (otherwise known as negative cash flow). While this scenario is not ideal, it may only be appropriate in certain situations, which we will discus...