May, 2011 Archive

Einstein’s force of compound interest

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Tim Harford produced a brilliant one-scene dialogue between a father edifying his son on the eternal, universal power of compound interest and his confused offspring, seeking in vain the interest necessary to apply the principle. Excerpt: “I learnt about Albert Einstein.” “Aha! A fascinating fellow.

Why we sold our Cellcom stock – V. Lewis (CEL)

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Vivian Lewis manages Covestor’s International Yield model, which focuses on high-yield investments in closed-end funds, stocks and preferred shares of companies located outside the United States. Lewis recently sold Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) from the portfolio, so we asked her to share her reasons for

The money-shredding alarm clock

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Have a hard time waking up in the morning? Try this alarm clock, which begins shredding a dollar bill (your choice of denomination) from the time the alarm goes off. Be careful, though – Mashable reminds us that willfully destroying American currency is a federal