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  • Should I Save For Retirement Or Pay Off Debt?

    Finance QA | Finance QA
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    26 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    There is a lot of debate about whether people are better to pay off debts or save for retirement. Ideally, you should try to do both, but if it comes down to a hard choice, you need to take into consideration the type of debt you are carrying, and how much it costs you. Sometimes, it can be advantageous to keep the debt on – especially if you are paying low rates – and save for retirement instead. However, sometimes the opposite is true – particularly if your debt is incurring high interest rates. Put retirement savings ahead of paying off your mortgage To start with, it is generally…
  • Samsung, Apple Battle for Top Spot

    WSJ.com: US Business
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    The fortunes of the world’s two biggest smartphone makers crossed paths again, as contrasting earnings reports from Apple and Samsung Electronics put the two technology giants back in a dead heat for leadership of the global market.
  • 3 Biggest Takeaways From Facebook's Very Expensive Quarter

    Top Read Stories
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    In the fourth quarter, Facebook met or exceeded almost every goal set by analysts, but its runaway spending soured Wall Street's mood. Click to view a price quote on FB. Click to research the Internet industry.
  • What to Expect When AbbVie (ABBV) Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings Tomorrow

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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of AbbVie  rose 1.8% to $62.97 in afternoon trading Thursday ahead of the company's fourth-quarter earnings report before the market open Friday. The consensus estimate calls for AbbVie to report earnings of 86 cents a share on revenue of $5.36 billion. In the fourth quarter last year, the company reported EPS of 82 cents, which matched the consensus estimate, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue totaled $5.111 billion, which narrowly edged analysts' expectations of $5.1 billion. In the third quarter of 2014, AbbVie…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Markets Look Bad Now? They'll Get Better

    Mad Money Recap
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    TheStreet is providing FREE access to Jim Cramer’s charitable trust (Action Alerts PLUS) and his premium articles on Real Money this weekend. Please register here. Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The markets have been struggling to find their footing in 2015, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Wednesday. But for those investors willing to take a longer-term view, things have never looked better. Admittedly, the markets are still spooked over falling oil prices,…
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    WSJ.com: US Business

  • Samsung, Apple Battle for Top Spot

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    The fortunes of the world’s two biggest smartphone makers crossed paths again, as contrasting earnings reports from Apple and Samsung Electronics put the two technology giants back in a dead heat for leadership of the global market.
  • Petrobras' Internal Review of Corruption Could Last Two Years

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    An internal investigation into alleged corruption at Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will cost the company approximately $57 million this year and could last up to two years, its chief executive said Thursday.
  • Which Future Lies Ahead for BuzzFeed?

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    BuzzFeed, the eight-year-old news website that pioneered the “listicle,” has a host of imitators, but it now must prove that its growth model is sustainable and that “native ads” can generate measurable returns for brands.
  • Coach Shuffles Execs; Sales Fall Again

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Coach announced the departure of two executives as it reported that sales at existing North American stores plunged 22% in the latest quarter. Still, the company noted progress in its turnaround efforts.
  • Airbus CEO Sees Low Oil Prices Benefiting Company

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    Airbus Group NV chief executive Tom Enders said low crude prices should be good for commercial jetliner maker even if it is creating difficulties for the helicopter unit as demand from the lucrative oil-and-gas sector suffers.
 
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  • What to Expect When AbbVie (ABBV) Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings Tomorrow

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of AbbVie  rose 1.8% to $62.97 in afternoon trading Thursday ahead of the company's fourth-quarter earnings report before the market open Friday. The consensus estimate calls for AbbVie to report earnings of 86 cents a share on revenue of $5.36 billion. In the fourth quarter last year, the company reported EPS of 82 cents, which matched the consensus estimate, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue totaled $5.111 billion, which narrowly edged analysts' expectations of $5.1 billion. In the third quarter of 2014, AbbVie…
  • What to Expect When Tyco International (TYC) Reports First-Quarter Earnings Tomorrow

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tyco International are up 0.87% to $41.59 today ahead of the company's 2015 fiscal first quarter earnings report expected before the market open tomorrow. The consensus estimate calls for Tyco International to report earnings of approximately 56 cents a share on revenue of $2.5 billion. In the fiscal first quarter last year the company posted earnings of 47 cents a share, above the consensus estimate of 45 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue totaled $2.65 billion, above analysts' estimates of $2.63 billion. Exclusive…
  • Alibaba (BABA) Stock Tumbling Today After Quarterly Revenue Disappoints

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Alibaba Group Holding are down 8.47% to $90.11 on heavy volume in afternoon trading Thursday after the company reported mixed fiscal fourth quarter results this morning. The Chinese e-commerce giant posted revenue of $4.22 billion for the October to December quarter, below analysts' expectations of $4.45 billion. Net income fell 28% to $957 million, or 37 cents per share, compared to a year ago. Excluding one-time stock option and other costs, earnings totaled 81 cents per share, topping analysts' expectations of 75 cents per share. Exclusive Report: Jim…
  • Eldorado Gold (EGO) Stock Plummeting Today on Slumping Gold Prices

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Eldorado Gold Corp. are down by 6.89% to $5.54 in late afternoon trading on Thursday, as gold miners retreat today due to the decline in price of the precious metal. Gold is down by 2.28% to $1,257.80 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon. The yellow metal's price dropped after the Fed signaled that it was still on its way to raising U.S. interest rates this year, Reuters reports. Exclusive Report: Jim Cramer's Best Stocks for 2015 STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months.
  • Jim Cramer Explains Why McDonald's (MCD) CEO Change Is Best for Business

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer talks about the CEO change to Steve Easterbrook from Don Thompson at McDonald's . Cramer says it's out with the old and in with the new at the fast food giant. Easterbrook ran 7,000 restaurants in Europe and Cramer calls him a "major game-changer" who is very much in tune with "the zeitgeist of burgers." Cramer thinks McDonald's is worth very little right now because the U.S., Europe, and Asia have performed poorly under Thompson, but he thinks Easterbrook will try to turn around those operations. Must Watch: Jim…
 
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    Mad Money Recap

  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Markets Look Bad Now? They'll Get Better

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    TheStreet is providing FREE access to Jim Cramer’s charitable trust (Action Alerts PLUS) and his premium articles on Real Money this weekend. Please register here. Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The markets have been struggling to find their footing in 2015, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Wednesday. But for those investors willing to take a longer-term view, things have never looked better. Admittedly, the markets are still spooked over falling oil prices,…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Why Own Whiners When You Can Own Winners?

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    TheStreet is providing FREE access to Jim Cramer’s charitable trust (Action Alerts PLUS) and his premium articles on Real Money this weekend. Please register here. Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Would you rather own a winner or a whiner? Jim Cramer asked on  Mad Money Tuesday. Cramer sounded off against all those companies complaining a strong U.S. dollar ruined their quarterly results. Cramer said it's time to throw out the whiners and buy the winners at…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: 8 Ways to Tell a Healthy Market From a Sick One

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    TheStreet is providing FREE access to Jim Cramer’s charitable trust (Action Alerts PLUS) and his premium articles on Real Money this weekend. Please register here. Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- How can investors tell a healthy market from a sick one? Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Monday there are eight positive things investors can look for when seeking out a healthy bull market. 1. Shrugging off international woes. Cramer said the early weakness from the…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here's Next Week's Game Plan

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The good guys just keep on winning, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money TV show viewers Friday. But with next week's flurry of earnings, Cramer told investors to "stop, look and listen" and not step on the battlefield because the news will be coming too fast to follow. On Monday, Cramer said he'll be watching Norfolk Southern and Microsoft , a stock which he owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. Cramer said he expects good things…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here Are More Reasons to Buy U.S. Stocks

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If you don't want to get hurt, invest domestically, Jim Cramer advised on  Mad Money Thursday. Cramer said while today's rally stemmed from positive actions in Europe, many of the wrong stocks rallied on the news and will be heading lower very soon. Cramer explained that everyone wants a stronger Europe, and today's news of more European stimulus was enough to send the entire market higher. But a stronger Europe also means a weaker…
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    WSJ.com: Markets

  • Fed Flags Midyear Rate Hike---Or Later

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:39 am
    The Federal Reserve signaled it would keep short-term interest rates near zero at least until midyear, while also setting the stage for tough decisions in the coming weeks about whether it should wait even longer.
  • Amazon: Long on Promise, Short on Profit

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Ahead of the Tape: Shareholders in the online retailer won’t necessarily sell off their shares if Thursday’s results miss expectations.
  • Cocoa, Once Hot, Is Facing a Chill

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As consumers around the world tighten their belts, even cocoa is getting squeezed.
  • Two-Tier Economy Reshapes U.S. Marketplace

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    The advance of wealthy households, while middle- and lower-income Americans struggle, is reshaping markets for everything from housing to clothing to beer.
 
 
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    John Mauldin's Outside the Box

  • The Cult of Central Banking

    John Mauldin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    In today’s Outside the Box, good friend Ben Hunt informs us that we have entered the cult phase of the Golden Age of the Central Banker: We pray for extraordinary monetary policy accommodation as a sign of our Central Bankers’ love, not because we think the policy will do much of anything to solve our real-world economic problems, but because their favor gives us confidence to stay in the market. I mean, does anyone really think that the problem with the Italian economy is that interest rates aren’t low enough? Gosh, if only ECB intervention could get the Italian 10-yr bond…
  • A War Between Two Worlds

    John Mauldin
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The terrorist attacks in Paris have fixated the world’s attention on the contrast between competing worldviews and what constitutes acceptable behavior in modern society. What are the principles by which society should be organized and run? Who gets to set those rules, and to what standards should others who do not believe in them be held? While at their core these are philosophical questions, the way we answer those questions can have profound economic consequences. They are especially important to understand in the context of Europe. For today’s Outside the Box reading, I think…
  • The Burning Questions For 2015

    John Mauldin
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Louis Gave is one of my favorite investment and economic thinkers, besides being a good friend and an all-around fun guy. When he and his father Charles and the well-known European journalist Anatole Kaletsky decided to form Gavekal some 15 years ago, Louis moved to Hong Kong, as they felt that Asia and especially China would be a part of the world they would have to understand. Since then Gavekal has expanded its research offices all over the world. The Gavekal team’s various research arms produce an astounding amount of work on an incredibly wide range of topics, but somehow Louis…
  • How the Rising Dollar Could Trigger the Next Global Financial Crisis

    John Mauldin
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    This week’s Outside the Box continues with a theme that I and my colleague Worth Wray have been hammering on for some time: the very real potential for a rising dollar to trigger the next global financial crisis. We are concerned about the consequences of multi-speed economic growth around the world and the growing divergence between major central banks. In our opinion, if these trends persist, they likely mean (1) a major US dollar rally, (2) a rapid unwind of QE-induced capital flows to emerging markets, (3) a hard slide in fragile emerging-market and commodity-exporter currencies,…
  • The World’s Dumbest Idea

    John Mauldin
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    In today’s Outside the Box the redoubtable James Montier of GMO lifts his lance to prick the underbelly of the Mighty SVM. (That’s Shareholder Value Maximization, for you newbies.) “The world’s dumbest idea” (among many candidates in the world of finance), says James, citing none other than “Neutron Jack” Welch in support. After noting that taking on SVM “is a little like criticizing motherhood and apple pie,” James sets right to work, tracing the monster’s birth to an editorial by Milton Friedman in 1970, in which Saint Milton…
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    CFA

  • My Car Has Working Capital

    danv
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Most transactions deal with the subject of Working Capital. But what is Working Capital?  And how does it affect the purchase price?  A very familiar and simple example is when buying a used car.  Yes, a car does have Working Capital.  Let’s say your neighbor is selling a used car.  You look it over, want to buy it, and agree on a price. You notice that the car has a half-tank of gas.  It also has about $20 of change in the cup holders.  And it still has $2K on the bank note.  So, the deal is, you’ll buy the car for X price, and agree that it will have a half-tank of gas.  Less…
  • M&A Trends in the Transportation Industry

    dougn
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Multiple sectors of the transportation industry remain on an upward trajectory. According to a report from industry research group First Research, the US transportation services market is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 5 percent between 2014 and 2018. US railroads, trucking, and water transportation services, all major indicators for freight forwarding, is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 5 percent between 2014 and 2018. US warehousing and storage services is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 4 percent between 2014 and 2018. Read the…
  • How Much Leverage Should You Use When Buying a Business?

    catherinep
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The use of leverage is always a challenge. Use too little, and you leave profits on the table. Use too much, and you could be putting yourself in jeopardy. Most middle market M&A transactions are financed using a combination of debt and equity. A deal may have a single lender, or a mix of senior, junior or mezzanine debt. Debt has a lower cost of capital than equity, so the return on equity increases as the percentage of debt goes up. The goal is to use as much debt as possible without hitting the point where cash flow from the equity component cannot service the debt interest. In…
  • Technology, Media & Telecom Industry News

    arunb
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    The market for wireless communication between objects such as cars and wearable items such as smartwatches and smartglasses represents a significant opportunity for telecommunications providers. The machine-to-machine (M2M) market is forecast to bring in $252 billion between 2015 and 2019, according to technology research and advisory firm Ovum. Global telecom operator revenue share of the total cellular M2M market is set to reach $25 billion by 2019. Read the Entire Technology, Media and Telecom 4th Quarter Newsletter Here   The post Technology, Media & Telecom Industry News…
  • Plastics & Rubber Industry M&A Trends

    jimz
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    The life of a new product from concept to market has decreased from years to months, affecting the entire supply chain of plastic products. Equipment manufacturers look increasingly to closer collaboration with plastics suppliers to cut production timetables, asking them to be responsible for specialized molded component design, development, and assembly. Download Our Plastics Report   Read the Entire Plastics & Rubber 4th Quarter Newsletter Here The post Plastics & Rubber Industry M&A Trends appeared first on CFA. The author is jimz.
 
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    Reuters: Business News

  • Wall Street gains in choppy session as traders juggle mixed messages

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday, helped by firmer oil prices, even as mixed corporate news and confusion over U.S. monetary policy left investors anxious about which way to turn.
  • Politics, mobile overshadow Alibaba's fairy-tale run

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce.
  • Zero profit growth expected for U.S. companies in first quarter

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Falling oil prices, a soaring dollar and concern about weaker global demand have increasingly pessimistic analysts predicting Standard & Poor's 500 companies will see no earnings growth at all in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Shake Shack IPO is hot but can it match Chipotle?

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    (Reuters) - Growth-hungry investors are lining up for shares of burger chain Shake Shack Inc , whose initial public offering will be priced after the U.S. stock market closes on Thursday.
  • GM to suspend production at its Russian plant for two months

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will suspend production at its St. Petersburg auto assembly plant in Russia from mid-March to mid-May and is raising prices for its products because of the weak and volatile Russian rouble, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
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    Forbes - Business

  • Intuit Cries Uncle, Will Roll Back TurboTax Deluxe Changes

    Janet Novack
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Decision comes after week-old $25 refund offer met with derision and aroused privacy concerns.
  • Guru Fixer Takes Quixey On Fast-Track Journey To China And India

    Rebecca Fannin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Not too many U.S. startups tackle both the Chinese and Indian markets but mobile search engine Quixey is. It helps to have Alibaba as a partner and investor, and a fixer COO with international experience on how to scale up in emerging markets.
  • eBAY (EBAY) to Separate PayPal in 2H15; Enterprise Segment Separation Likely

    Joe Cornell
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    On August 21, 2014, media reports surfaced about eBay Inc (EBAY, $53.84 Market Capitalization: $67 billion) planning to separate its payment unit PayPal. On September 30, 2014, the company announced plans to separate PayPal via a tax-free spin-off to eBay shareholders. In addition, during eBay’s 4Q14 results conference call with analysts, management announced plans to look at strategic alternatives for eBay’s Enterprise segment. This could result into a full sale or IPO of the segment.
  • Customer-Centric Leadership: Seven Steps To Corporate Culture Change

    Micah Solomon
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Here are seven steps for using your leadership to drive cultural change. (I'm talking, specifically, about corporate cultural change that can transform your company into a customer-centric and employee-embracing company.)  It’s not complicated, but it’s also a heckuva lot of work.  So why not start your culture change initiative today and start to make a dent? Here’s how. Make the decision.  If you don’t make the decision to drive cultural change at your company, make it loudly, proudly, and in a way that’s hard to turn back…
  • Kate Spade To Launch Children's Collection This Year

    Alicia Adamczyk
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Image: GapKids
 
 
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    TIME

  • Steve Buscemi Plays A Very Compelling Jan Brady in Snickers Super Bowl Ad

    Laura Stampler
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Tom isn’t the only Brady making an appearance in Super Bowl 2015. Snickers’ big game ad inserts the company’s “you’re not you when you’re hungry” trope into its most inspired scenario yet: The Brady Bunch. Machete star Danny Trejo plays Marcia in ad agency BBDO’s reinterpretation of the show’s iconic “Marcia gets hit in the face with a football” scene. (Note: No footballs were deflated in the making of this ad.) But the true standout is Steve Buscemi, who brings his trademark nuance and complexity to the role of Jan Brady. We…
  • 5 Problems That’ll Challenge McDonald’s No Matter Who’s CEO

    Brad Tuttle
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Amid slumping sales and years of losing customers to Chipotle and other fast casual contenders, McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson announced this week that he would be retiring in March. “It’s tough to say goodbye to the McFamily, but there is a time and season for everything,” Thompson said in a press release. His replacement, current chief brand officer Steve Easterbrook, will take over a McFamily with many problems to address—problems that, given McDonald’s muddled sense of mission of late and overarching changes in demographics and the marketplace, have…
  • Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel Grapple With Newfangled ‘Internet’ in BMW Ad

    Victor Luckerson
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Back in 1994, “Internet” was not yet an everyday word, as Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel humorously demonstrate in this Super Bowl ad for BMW. In the spot, the pair are seen grappling with online lingo such as “Internet,” “.com,” and the “@” symbol in footage from a shoot of the Today show. “What is Internet anyway?” Gumbel asks frustratedly at one point. Cut to today and the two are cruising in a BMW i3 that they find equally perplexing. The implication here of course is that the technology in BMW’s new vehicle will one day be…
  • iPhone and Android Finally Have a Full-Featured Outlook App

    Dan Kedmey
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Microsoft freed Outlook email from the confines of the office PC on Thursday, releasing for the first time fully-featured Outlook apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The new Outlook apps are now available for download through Apple’s iTunes and the Google Play store. While Microsoft previously offered versions of Outlook for iOS and Android, neither had the power of this new software. Outlook for iOS and Android Microsoft Microsoft’s move comes on the heels of its decision to release a motherlode of its flagship software from Word to Excel as mobile-friendly apps that…
  • IBM Thinks it Can Make Your Food Safer: Will it Work?

    Alexandra Sifferlin
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Our food system is by no means bulletproof when it comes to pathogens. In just the past year, the United States saw major outbreaks of listeria in caramel apples and salmonella in nut butters, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans suffer from some kind of food-borne diseases annually. Meanwhile, food-borne illness results in $9 billion in medical costs and another $75 billion in contaminated food that’s recalled and tossed out every year. Regulatory agencies have acknowledged that more needs to be done. One strategy comes from IBM,…
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    Huffington Post

  • News Anchors Have Some Seriously Unfortunate Names

    Jackson Connor
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Jimmy Kimmel took time out of his show Wednesday night to honor the "oddly-monikered" men and women who report the news across America.As one might imagine, a fair number of these individuals shared names with a certain part of the male anatomy. But perhaps the least fortunate reporter of all was Baltimore sportscaster Gerry Sandusky. Ouch.More...
  • Alyssa Milano Shares A '90s #TBT Photo With Reese Witherspoon

    Lauren Zupkus
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Unless you have a great memory and a soft-spot for dramatic thrillers from the mid-'90s, you may not remember 1996's "Fear," starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg and Alyssa Milano. Luckily, Milano kindly reminded us of its existence with a precious throwback photo of herself and Witherspoon on the set, looking ever so '90s: #TBT With my beautiful friend of 20 years, @reesewitherspoon... A photo posted by Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:48am PSTMore...
  • Dear Disney, Please Cast These Undiscovered Hawaii Teens For 'Moana'

    Carla Herreria
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    It's only been three months since Disney announced the 2016 release of "Moana," its next animated film, but we're already expecting success of "Frozen" proportions.As we wait impatiently to hear Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's singing voice (he's been cast as the voice of a demigod), the studio continues to scour the globe to crown the movie's first-ever Pacific Islander princess.More...
  • Sean Penn Talks About Dating Charlize Theron And Possibly Marrying Again

    Cavan Sieczkowski
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Sean Penn has been married twice before, but he doesn't see it that way."Yes, I’d get married again," Penn told Esquire U.K. for the March 2015 issue. "You say I’ve been married twice before but I’ve been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn’t even consider it a third marriage, I’d consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again. I mean, I like the tradition. A friend of mine wrote a line, 'Without tradition, new things die.' And I don’t want new things to die."More...
  • Hot Hot 2016 Scoop: Hillary Clinton Might Wait To Do Some Stuff, Say Random People

    Jason Linkins
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Good morning, everyone, I come before you today bearing a distant early warning of incoming 2016 speculation and hype. Secure your stocks of bread and toilet paper right now, because a blizzard of breathlessness may be moving into your area.Today's campaign susurrations involve former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom I'm contractually obligated to remind you is the presumed Democratic frontrunner in the upcoming Democratic primary. Via Politico's Mike Allen (courtesy of a "Democrat familiar with Clinton's thinking" and "one adviser") comes the news that Clinton is…
 
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    finance news online - Google News

  • Chinese Active Stocks: China Finance Online Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRJC ... - StreetWise Report

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    Big News Network.comChinese Active Stocks: China Finance Online Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRJC StreetWise ReportChina Finance Online Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRJC) [Trend Analysis] rose 1% on Wednesday after it released securities services in Hong Kong, which permits Chinese investors to open trading accounts to trade in real-time, Hong Kong securities, comprising all ...Chinese stocks down: China Finance Online (JRJC), Kandi Technologies Group Investor Wired (press release)China Finance Online Launches Hong Kong Securities ServicesSYS-CON Media (press release)all 60 news articles »
  • UK online grocer Ocado to set up 4th distribution centre - Yahoo Finance UK

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Telegraph.co.ukUK online grocer Ocado to set up 4th distribution centreYahoo Finance UKLONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - British online supermarket Ocado has struck a deal to establish a fourth major distribution centre, seeking to satisfy growing demand for grocery shopping over the internet. The firm, whose range includes products supplied by ...Ocado to open fourth distribution centreTelegraph.co.ukTritax confirms Ocado forward funding dealProperty WeekOcado Signs Deal For New Distribution Centre With Tritax Big BoxLondon South Eastall 14 news articles »
  • DFAS rolls out online payment tool - Federal Times

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Federal TimesDFAS rolls out online payment toolFederal TimesThe Defense Finance and Accounting Service is rolling out a newly updated online function that allows personnel to check their travel pay more quickly. Some defense personnel, including military members and civilians, now are able to log onto the
  • Morning Buzz: Yahoo (YHOO), China Finance Online (JRJC), Abiomed (ABMD ... - Wall Street Pit

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Morning Buzz: Yahoo (YHOO), China Finance Online (JRJC), Abiomed (ABMD Wall Street PitOn valuation measures, China Finance Online shares have a t-12 price/sales ratio of 1.19 and a most recent quarter price/book of 1.80. EPS is ($0.41). The Beijing-based company has a market cap of $109 million and a median Wall Street price target of ...and more »
  • Selling your home online: Harvey Jones looks at property websites - Express.co.uk

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Express.co.ukSelling your home online: Harvey Jones looks at property websitesExpress.co.ukIndeed, more than nine out of 10 property searches now begin online through Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation. But the online property purchase revolution is not complete because most people still market their homes through high-street estate agents.and more »
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    FINANCE NEWS - Google News

  • Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to visit London - The Guardian

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The GuardianGreek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to visit LondonThe GuardianVaroufakis, who speaks fluent English after studying at Essex University and teaching in the UK, Australia and the US, is also aiming to meet French finance minister Michel Sapin, and economy minister Emmanuel Macron, in Paris on Monday afternoon.What Greece's new finance minister learned from studying video gamesVoxGerman finance minister talks tough after Syriza winDeutsche WelleGreece's new finance minister is Valve's former in-house economistGeekBoing Boing -KHOU -Kathimeriniall 67 news…
  • Women Can't Get Equal Pay in Finance No Matter What They Do - Bloomberg

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Women Can't Get Equal Pay in Finance No Matter What They DoBloombergWomen have yet to close the wage gap, even when they have similar jobs to their male counterparts. That's especially true on Wall Street. Last year, women who graduated from business school and took jobs in financial services earned an average of ...
  • Democratising finance: mobile phones revolutionise access - Financial Times

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Democratising finance: mobile phones revolutionise accessFinancial TimesBut her experience is indicative of a remarkable trend that has revolutionised finance — and daily life — for millions of people in the east African hub. Provided by Safaricom, Kenya's $6bn mobile operator, it shows how technology is providing access
  • Democratising finance: Net groups disrupt China's financial landscape - Financial Times

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Financial TimesDemocratising finance: Net groups disrupt China's financial landscapeFinancial TimesThe past year has brought significant disruption to China's financial landscape, with internet heavyweights Alibaba and Tencent leading the charge into mobile payments, deposit-like savings products, and even fully fledged banking. Chinese policy and more »
  • Democratising finance: Technology improves access for the masses - Financial Times

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Democratising finance: Technology improves access for the massesFinancial TimesOver the next week, the Financial Times in its series “Democratising Finance” will examine the initiatives that are bringing new sources of finance, new forms of currency and new methods of payment to new customers — and ask the question: is the world ...
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    Finance News Pro

  • The Benefits Of Using A Process Server

    financen
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    There are several benefits that are utilizing a process server to get legal issues settled quickly and efficiently. These individuals specialize in locating people who are resistant to going through this process is the traditional legal system. The persistence of these individuals is helpful for individuals who want justice to be served however they are having difficulty in locating any individual who is suspected of doing illegal activity. Persistence: These types of professionals are persistent and will do everything in their power to locate an individual is quickly and efficiently as…
  • How Far Back Can You Claim PPI?

    financen
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    There are quite a few things you can do to improve your financial situation. Transferring your existing credit card balance to a new card is one thing that can help move your financial situation forward. Another is to claim back the money that is rightfully yours from any mis-sold financial products. Banks, brokers and lenders have a legal and moral duty to ensure you are sold products that are in your best interests and that put you in a better position than you would have been without it. Payment protection insurance is one such product that was routinely mis-sold for many years and now…
  • Four Ways To Build Wealth In 2015

    financen
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Individuals who want to make the year 2015 as productive and positive as possible should note that building wealth is a great way to make it happen. In many cases, people have made the acquisition of wealth a priority for the year. However, they don’t know which strategies to implement in order to see the financial growth that they desire. If this is your challenge, it doesn’t have to be a challenge anymore. Simply implement the following four strategies in order to build wealth this year: 1. Get Educated About Money: One of the best ways to start building wealth in 2015 is to get…
  • Fastest way of reducing credit card debts

    financen
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    One very effective way of reducing your overwhelming credit card debts is to transfer the existing credit card balance to a different company that offers a lower interest rate than the existing one. Credit card companies make their whole lot of money by charging the interests that you pay and it can usually go up to 25% or more. As an introductory offer, many credit card companies offer 0% interest rate for a limited period ranging from 3 months to 1 year. If you don’t let the interest to grow higher and go out of control, then you can pay off your credit card balance within a short period…
  • How to invest your money in the most effective ways

    financen
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Many people feel confused about how to invest their money efficiently? This is completely based on the individual characteristics. There are several factors to consider. For example, how much amount the investor can invest, and the time and the risk/reward assessment. An investor will certainly get more benefits if he is willing to invest a large amount. It will be easy to bear the initial losses if the invested capital is a large amount. If the invested amount is small, put it in a safer environment to gain profits, and then build the money through prudent decisions. Time factor is another…
 
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    Calculated Risk

  • Zillow: Case-Shiller House Price Index year-over-year change expected to slow further in December

    Bill McBride
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The Case-Shiller house price indexes for November were released Tuesday. Zillow has started forecasting Case-Shiller a month early - now including the National Index - and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close.From Zillow: Expect Recent Trend of Sub-5% Annual Growth in Case-Shiller to Continue into 2015The November S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data released [Tuesday] showed a slight uptick in the pace of national home value appreciation in the housing market, with annual growth in the U.S. National Index rising to 4.7 percent, from 4.6 percent in…
  • Philly Fed: State Coincident Indexes increased in 46 states in December

    Bill McBride
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    From the Philly Fed: The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the coincident indexes for the 50 states for December 2014. In the past month, the indexes increased in 46 states and remained stable in four, for a one-month diffusion index of 94. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 50 states, for a three-month diffusion index of 100.Note: These are coincident indexes constructed from state employment data. An explanation from the Philly Fed: The coincident indexes combine four state-level indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic. The…
  • HVS: Q4 2014 Homeownership and Vacancy Rates

    Bill McBride
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    The Census Bureau released the Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report for Q4 2014. This report is frequently mentioned by analysts and the media to track the homeownership rate, and the homeowner and rental vacancy rates.  However, there are serious questions about the accuracy of this survey.This survey might show the trend, but I wouldn't rely on the absolute numbers.  The Census Bureau is investigating the differences between the HVS, ACS and decennial Census, and analysts probably shouldn't use the HVS to estimate the excess vacant supply or household formation, or…
  • NAR: Pending Home Sales Index decreased 3.7% in December, up 6.1% year-over-year

    Bill McBride
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    From the NAR: Pending Home Sales Stall in DecemberThe Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 3.7 percent to 100.7 in December from a slightly downwardly revised 104.6 in November but is 6.1 percent above December 2013 (94.9). Despite last month’s decline (the largest since December 2013 at 5.8 percent), the index experienced its highest year-over-year gain since June 2013 (11.7 percent)....The PHSI in the Northeast experienced the largest decline, dropping 7.5 percent to 82.1 in December, but is still 6.3 percent above a year ago. In the…
  • Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 265,000

    Bill McBride
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    The DOL reported:In the week ending January 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 265,000, a decrease of 43,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since April 15, 2000 when it was 259,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 307,000 to 308,000. The 4-week moving average was 298,500, a decrease of 8,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 306,500 to 306,750. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.The previous…
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    Economic Snapshot News - Economic Snapshot News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • What bankers say about 2015 at Arizona conference

    Greg Edwards
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Bankers are perking up a bit as they look ahead to future performance, according to a survey at a bank conference this week. - The future of community banking looks better than its current state, according to 68 percent of 520 executives at a Bank Director conference in Phoenix. - Sixty percent said their bank is a likely buyer in 2015, while 16 percent said their bank is likely to sell. In St. Louis Midwest BankCentre announced earlier last month that it had agreed to buy Southern Commercial…
  • Mayor Taylor wants new police and fire contract by March

    W. Scott Bailey
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is hopeful the city of San Antonio and officials representing local police and fire unions can come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement within the next six weeks. That timeline is critical, she said, as extended negotiations could distract from the approaching mayoral and council elections slated for May 9. "We need to get back to the negotiations so we can get across the finish line," Taylor told me on Thursday. "I want to keep this out of the campaign." City…
  • Notable quotes from OBJ's Economic Outlook event

    Matthew Richardson
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    It almost seemed like class was in session at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Orlando. Business professionals filled the hotel's meeting room on Jan. 30 to listen and take notes from five of Central Florida's business leaders as they gave updates on their industry sectors, and talked about economic growth, what legislation they're keeping an eye on and the future of Orlando's economy. Orlando Business Journal's Economic Outlook: Growing Your Business in 2015 had plenty of notable quotes that…
  • Stapleton named a top 10 selling master-planned community nationwide

    Molly Armbrister
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Denver's Stapleton neighborhood is among the best-selling in the country, according to a new ranking. Washington, D.C.-based real estate consultant Robert Charles Lesser & Co. has ranked Stapleton as the sixth best-selling master-planned community in the country, and MetroStudy has ranked it as the best-seller in Colorado. A master-planned community refers to a community that was part of a multi-stage redevelopment. Stapleton is made up of nine neighborhoods, the last two of which are currently…
  • California jobless claims drop by 5,000; nation's plummet to lowest level since 2000 (Video)

    Melissa Wiese
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    The number of people making new jobless claims across the country plummeted by 43,000 to 265,000, according to a weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor. It was the lowest level for new claims since April 2000. California also saw a drop in new claims. The four-week moving average was 298,500, or a drop of 8,250 from the previous week's revised average. The number of people claiming unemployment benefits was 2.96 million or a drop of 87,774 from the previous week. California reported a…
 
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  • Peer-to-Peer Lender Snags Moody's Rating

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Moody's Investors Service has assigned a deal bundling loans originated via Prosper's P2P platform preliminary ratings of 'Baa3' on the one-year, Class A notes and 'Ba3' on the 2.88-year, class B notes.
  • Ending Hated 'Disparate Impact' is a Tough Sell for High Court

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    The industry may be hoping the Supreme Court kills the unpopular "disparate impact" theory via a pivotal Texas case argued Jan. 21, but some of the justices' statements left analysts skeptical that the legal basis used in fair lending cases will end.
  • DVB Bank Marketing Aircraft Lease Securitization

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    DVB Bank, a Frankfurt-based bank that specializes in transport finance, plans to join the growing number of aircraft lessors tapping the securitization market. It is preparing a $667 million deal backed by a portfolio of 20 mostly narrow-body and wide-body commercial aircraft.
  • Latest Single-Asset CMBS Features 1740 Broadway

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Deutsche Bank is securitizing a commercial mortgage used by private equity giant The Blackstone Group to purchase 1740 Broadway, an office building in midtown Manhattan.
  • Freddie Prices Upsized Offering of STACR Risk Sharing Deal

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
    This transaction is the first one in which the company sold a portion of the first loss risk. Investors in the $75 million B class of notes will be paid 1150 basis points over one-month Libor for taking the first 100 basis points of loss when homeowners stop making payments on mortgages insured by the government sponsored enterprise.
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  • Charter NEX Films Flexes on Final Loan Terms

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    The first- and second-lien tranches of a $430 million buyout loans proposal from Charter NEX Films has reverse flexed under final terms, according to reports, with lender commitments due end of day Thursday.
  • PODS Finalizes Terms of $610M Buyout Package

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    A seven-year, $410 million first-lien term loan B was priced at Libor plus 425 bps with a 99.5 cents on the dollar original issue discount, per reports. A $150 million second-lien loan, maturing in 2023, has a final margin of Libor plus 825 bps with a 99-cent OID.
  • Micron, Calpine, Platform Back in HY Market

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    Repeat issuers Micron Technology is driving by for $750 million; Calpine Corp. is looking to raise $500 million; and Platform Specialty hopes to add to its recent $1 billion deal.
  • Price Talk Emerges for Acadia $500M Loan

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Proceeds from the loan, at Libor plus 400 bps, along with a proposed $300M notes issue will be used to partially fund Acadia's $1.18 billion acquisition of CRC Health Group.
  • CommScope Gains $3B Debt Commitment for TE Deal

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    JPMorgan heads a bookrunner group that is backing $3 billion in loans and notes for CommScope, which is acquiring the network business solutions business of TE Connectivity. A $1.5 billion term loan B offering was launched Thursday by CommScope.
 
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    Business - Boston.com

  • 3 Good Reasons to Sell a Fund

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Persistent performance problems across market cycles, management or strategy changes, or your own personal situation may necessitate a sale, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
  • 10 Things LinkedIn Won't Tell You

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Is LinkedIn a social network or jobs site--or both? And how does it impact you? MarketWatch's Quentin Fottrell discusses on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero.
  • McDonald's CEO Out as Consumers Flee to Chipotle

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    McDonald's, struggling amid declining sales and menu changes, said Don Thompson would step down as president and CEO, effective March 1, 2015.
  • Super Bowl 2015: Inside Look at Nissan's Ad

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    Nissan has not aired an ad during the Super Bowl for 18 years. But this year, the car maker is back. Nissan's Fred Diaz explains the move and previews the ad with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Nissan
  • Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Overseas Assets?

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Advisory Research managing director Jonathan Brodsky joins MoneyBeat to explain why investors should consider overseas assets now.
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    Business - Chicago Tribune

  • Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading along a dangerous financial tightrope, where one slip could be devastating.
  • Airport food workers protest against United Airlines

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    O'Hare International Airport food workers who supply onboard meals demonstrated outside United Airlines headquarters in Chicago on Thursday, demanding that the carrier pay its food vendors more so they, in turn, could provide affordable health insurance to their workers.
  • Homeownership rate continues to decline

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you sold your house and opted to rent last year, you had plenty of company. The nation's homeownership rate fell in 2014's final quarter to a low not seen since spring of 1994, the Census Bureau said Thursday.
  • McDonald's replaces CEO after months of sluggish sales

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    After shaking up its menu and its advertising, McDonald’s took its boldest step toward a turnaround late Wednesday, replacing its chief executive with its top brand officer.
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    DailyForex.com Forex Articles

  • Q & A About CHF

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Over the past few days the Forex world has been rocked by the wild, sudden rise in the Swiss Franc last Thursday, which eventually stabilised at a gain of about 15% against all the major currencies. We’ve all got questions about how and why this happened, and what it means, so let’s try to answer them.
  • 3 Ways to Stop Your Account Blowing Up in a Wild Market

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:56 am
    Last Thursday’s wild movement by the Swiss Franc wiped out a lot of Forex traders who were short of the currency. However, there were three things these unfortunate traders could have done that probably would have ensured their accounts survived to trade another day.
  • 5 Ways to Spot a Scammy Forex Broker

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    If you are looking for a new Forex broker, or wondering if your broker is giving you an acceptable deal, then here’s a checklist of a few things for you to consider when making your evaluation.
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the second largest stock exchange in the world, follows closely behind the New York Stock Exchange, based on monetary volume. It has also become a major player in the world of stock trading throughout the world.
  • All Currencies Are Not Equal

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Traders tend to focus on the here and now of price movements, watching a range of currency pairs and picking whichever ones look most active or technically interesting to trade.
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt.
  • UK summons Russian ambassador after military aircraft disrupt civil aviation

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain summoned the Russian ambassador on Thursday and asked him to explain why two Russian "Bear" long-range bombers had flown over the English Channel the previous day, forcing British authorities to reroute civil aircraft.
  • Shell falls short after oil production income collapses

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell blamed writedowns and forex losses for making almost no money in oil production, its most powerful division, in the last quarter of 2014, causing the company to miss profit forecasts by more than 20 percent.
  • France - no waiver for Greece, maybe more time to pay debts

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    PARIS (Reuters) - Greece could be given more time to pay off its debt if it keeps its budget in balance and maintains promised reforms but the debt will not be written off, French officials said on Thursday.
  • Death toll mounts in intense clashes in east Ukraine

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been killed as a result of fighting in Ukraine's separatist eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Thursday, reporting no let-up in violent clashes with pro-Russian rebels.
 
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    Consumerism Commentary

  • 5 Questions Before Applying for a New Credit Card

    Luke Landes
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Since the credit crunch in the midst of the latest recession, credit card solicitations have seen a significant increase. Unless you’ve opted out, and good luck with that, you’re probably getting junk mail from credit card issuers with invitations to apply for the latest credit card offers. Don’t get too excited, especially if you have bad credit and are seeing these invitations for the first time. The letter might say you’re pre-approved, but all that means is that you are pre-approved to apply. It’s highly rare that an issuer will run your credit and then send…
  • 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2015

    Luke Landes
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    There’s some good news for American taxpayers this year. First of all, it was recently announced that President Obama would not seek a reduction in tax benefits for those who invest in 529 plans for saving for their kids’ education. Even though it is the wealthy who benefit from this tax break, it is still represents a potential for middle class tax savings, and a reduction in benefit was a bad idea. 401(k) plans are the primary retirement savings vehicle for the middle class, particularly as more employers enroll new employees automatically in the plans. And for those who have…
  • Raise Money-Smart Kids: The Opposite of Spoiled, by Ron Lieber

    Luke Landes
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I can’t claim to be an expert on raising children. In fact, this is one of many, many topics about which I am not an expert. I do not have children of my own, and my observations of my friends and their children are limited. My experience comes from my memory as a child being raised by my parents. To be honest, I have no idea how my parents managed my development into a somewhat capable adult or what they were thinking at the time, even though I do have a younger brother and had the chance to do a little more observation. Ron Lieber’s new book, The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising…
  • How Your Positive Posse is Destroying You

    Luke Landes
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    One of the oft repeated mantras in leadership training is to surround yourself with people who understand you and support what you do. This philosophy translates well to people who need emotional support for any endeavor, even if one’s goal is to just keep living. Everybody needs support, and everybody needs to feel that someone is on their side. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by life, but when you have someone you can share your troubles with, someone who is empathetic to you and your situation, you have a strong advantage for survival. Entrepreneurs and business leaders often find…
  • Who Benefits From 529 Plans, the Middle Class or the Wealthy?

    Luke Landes
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    When I first began reading that President Obama was considering reducing the tax benefits for savers who make use of 529 plans and other education savings accounts to reduce the cost of education-related expenses, I was surprised. It has been my understanding that 529 plans, all though I do not have one, are intended to help the middle class by encouraging tax-efficient savings for education. According to the statistics on 529 plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, these college savings plans have not lived up to the expectations. The middle class has mostly ignored these options for…
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    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • What would you pay for professional help in

    Don't Mess With Taxes
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    Tax software was supposed to put an end to the tax professional business. Right. Congress, unwittingly (insert your own joke) or not, has helped keep the tax preparer business alive by continually changing the tax code. And we're not talking just small tweaks. Some of the modified and new tax laws are outrageously complicated, by design as well as due to unintended consequences. Just look at the Affordable Care Act tax issues that taxpayers and tax pros alike are wrestling with for the first time this filing season. Turning to a pro: Even if tax software can do the job of filling out our…
  • Do You Believe in Health Care Sharing Ministries?

    The Simple Dollar
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Since Jan. 1, my family has been without traditional health insurance for the first time in our lives. Sounds scary, but it wasnâ??t a decision we took lightly, or one we made voluntarily. Due to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, the Anthem plan we had last year was ... The post Do You Believe in Health Care Sharing Ministries? appeared first on The Simple Dollar. ...
  • How to Buy â??Cheapâ?? Super Bowl Tickets 2015?

    Personal Finance Advice
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    If you are looking to buy Super Bowl 49 tickets for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on February 1, 2015 in Arizona, trying to buy cheap tickets is a relative term. With the face value of Super Bowl tickets ranging from $800 – $1900, the tickets are going to […] ...
  • Setting Goals for 2015

    Lazy Man and Money
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    There's some irony in sitting down to write this article on the morning of January 29th. I had hoped to have it done a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully that's not an indication on how my goals are going to go this year. I've thought long about how I set goals every year just to […] The post Setting Goals for 2015 appeared first on Lazy Man and Money. ...
  • Northpointe Bankâ??s High-Yield, Low-Cap Reward Checking Account

    Deposit Accounts
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Northpointe Bank has launched a high-yield reward checking account that it calls the UltimateAccount, and itâ??s nationally available. ...
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    The Kirk Report

  • A Year Of Transformation

    The Kirk Report
    3 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    “My prayer for you and those you love is that you rise in 2015. Rise to meet all challenges with a peaceful heart. Rise above mediocrity in hot pursuit of mastery. Rise to live the life of your childhood dreams. You deserve no less.” – Robin Sharma   A year ago this very day something [...]
  • Eliminate All Hero Worship

    The Kirk Report
    19 May 2014 | 5:35 am
    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams As my father once told me – you have a very important decision to make in your life. You can decide to become a leader or just be a follower like everyone [...]
  • Read Less During Times Of Stress

    The Kirk Report
    5 Feb 2014 | 9:51 am
    It is no secret that the financial media loves it when the market experiences some difficulty. They are after all in the business of selling advertising and, when the market goes down, their readership goes way up and they make a ton more money. I’ve seen the same thing here at The Kirk Report also. [...]
  • Forgive Yourself

    The Kirk Report
    10 Jan 2014 | 3:58 am
    “Forgiveness clears out the residue of the past. Until we forgive ourselves for what we did, did not do, or should have done, we will repeat our patterns. But when the mind is clear of guilt and shame, it focuses on what is here instead of what was, and lets us take each moment as [...]
  • The Best Christmas Gift

    The Kirk Report
    20 Dec 2013 | 6:29 am
    Many publish holiday buy lists to their followers this time of the year. Like many of you do, I enjoy reading some of these in order to get some new ideas for Christmas presents especially for those who are a tremendous challenge to buy something for. After receiving a number of requests this past weekend [...]
 
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  • Best Practices in Trading: Finding and Focusing on Your Trading Edge

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    Two kinds of traders fail to find success:  those who cannot change and adapt and those who cannot focus and exploit their edges in markets.  Very often traders become frustrated with losses and abandon what they are doing, seeking ever better ideas and methods.  This makes it very difficult to ever master any particular opportunity or skill set in markets.Today's best practice submission comes from David Blair (@crosshairtrader).  Readers will recognize him from the CrosshairsTrader site and blog.  David's best practice is all about focus:  eliminating what is…
  • Three Perspectives on Market Breadth and the Story They Tell

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    There are several classes of indicators I routinely follow to track market strength and weakness.  These include measures of sentiment, breadth, momentum, volatility, correlation, and market participation (behavior of large market participants).  Among these measures, there is often considerable statistical overlap.  Because they are correlated, they are not truly measuring different things.  In an upcoming post, I will address this issue by discussing purified indicators--ones in which overlap has been removed, so that we are looking at purer forms of sentiment, breadth,…
  • A Fresh Look at Stock Market Sentiment

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:23 am
    I recently took a look at changes in the number of shares outstanding of the SPY ETF as a sentiment measure.  When traders are bullish, shares are created in the ETF; when they are bearish, shares are redeemed.  This is a useful sentiment gauge, because it reflects what traders are actually doing in the market, not just their stated sentiment.  What is interesting is that we have seen considerable share redemption in SPY since the end of the year.  Indeed, shares outstanding are down on a 5, 10, and 20-day basis.  Since 2012, we've had 23 non-overlapping periods of…
  • A Different Way of Tracking Stock Market Strength With Technical Indicators

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    Suppose we think of technical indicators as measures of strength and weakness, with each giving buy and sell signals based upon different time frames and definitions of strength.  One way to assess the overall strength of the stock market would be to track, over time, how many shares are giving buy and sell signals across different indicators.The above data track the cumulative buy vs. sell signals for every stock in the NYSE universe based upon the CCI, Parabolic SAR, and Bollinger Bands indicators (raw data and signals via the Stock Charts site).  I find it interesting that the…
  • Best Practices in Trading: Building a Learning Network Via Social Media

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    One of the greatest psychological challenges of trading is a cognitive, not an emotional, one.  It is the challenge of bandwidth:  our limitations in processing large amounts of information at any given time.  Many portfolio managers I've worked with have developed ways of expanding their bandwidth, including building out teams to help with research and execution; connecting with savvy peers to discuss market ideas; and staying in touch with colleagues on the trading floor.  Turning trading into a team sport increases the number of eyes and ears on markets and is valuable…
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  • The Benefits of Proper Risk Budgeting

    Roger Nusbaum
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets considers when to think about game over for investing in risk assets. This is mostly for people who are ahead of the game but the bigger conversation is about proper asset allocation. Arguably investing for a $10,000 monthly retirement will be different that investing in a $3000 monthly retirement and so it is worth looking in the mirror and trying to reduce expenses even if you can’t get down to $3000. From the post. It is important that someone lucky enough to be in this position not eliminate risk assets for several reasons mostly having to do with…
  • 11 Investing and Personal Finance Hacks

    Roger Nusbaum
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    I’m a sucker for the those life hack articles that you see on Facebook and other places so I thought it would be fun to do something along these lines for investing and personal finance at Alpha Baskets. From the post; 5) Avoid investment dogma. People at Bogleheads passionately defend indexing, people at Seeking Alpha passionately defend dividend growth and I am sure that there are other sites where people passionately defend swing trading, penny stocks and everything else. Passion is an emotion and ideally there should be less emotion in investing not more. Save the passion for your…
  • QE Invades Europe

    Roger Nusbaum
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and covers a lot of ground including the fallout from QE in Europe. From the update: The ECB QE news moved interest rates noticeably. The German bund yield fell to 0.36%, French OAT now yields 0.54%, Spain’s ten year fell to 1.38% and Italy now yields 1.53% compared to 1.81% in the US. Last week we noted that in reaction to the Swiss National Bank dropping its peg to the euro its ten year yield fell to 0.03%. The ECB news sent Swiss ten year yields to negative 26 basis points. In related news the central banks of Denmark and Canada…
  • The Swiss Rock The Markets

    Roger Nusbaum
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The Weekly Market Update is posted at AlphaBaskets and looks at all sorts of things going on including the Swiss National Bank, the deflation story being told in global bond markets and ongoing volatility in the oil market. From the update The immediate reaction to the news sent Swiss franc up 30% against the euro and 25% against the US dollar before closing the day with gains of 19% and 18% respectively. These would be large moves for multi-year periods let alone one day. Bonds also reacted swiftly. The Swiss ten year bond yield cut more than in half to 0.08% on Thursday and fell further on…
  • Barron’s Makes The Case For Active Management

    Roger Nusbaum
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
      My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at the case for active management made over the weekend in Barron’s. From the post; If Barron’s turns out to be correct about rising rates being a better back drop for active then that is likely to last for a while once interest rates do start to move. If that turns out to be the case then the recency effect will swing the other way, investors will give up passive which will be just as silly as giving up on active now. Please click through to read the entire post. I am back in Spain this week, my wife cam with me this time, to deal with my…
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  • To Hedge or Not to Hedge

    Stephen Lubben
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Much is being made of American Airlines' "bold" decision to avoid hedging its fuel costs. I fully believe that corporations engage in way too much hedging, mostly to the benefit of big financial institutions. But let's be clear, a just out of bankruptcy counterparty is not going to be doing a lot of swaps deals anyway.
  • The Art of Valuation

    Michelle Harner
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    Anyone who has ever litigated a valuation issue knows that valuation is more art than science. Experts often arrive at widely divergent valuations. Yet, these valuations are of the same company, for the same time period, based on the same data, and often invoke the same model. How then can the valuations be so different and, more importantly, which expert is right? Valuations of course can vary for a number of reasons, including different assumptions and inputs, and sometimes because of the methodology itself. But as one of my very astute students in Corporate Finance recently pointed out,…
  • Second-Liens and the Leverage Option

    Adam Levitin
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Susan Wachter and I have a new (short!) paper up on SSRN. It's called Second-Liens and the Leverage Option, and is about the curious absence of negative pledge clauses in US home mortgages, which enabled enormous amounts of second-lien leverage (much more than anyone realized) during the housing bubble. We have a very simple, narrowly tailored legislative fix that should make additional mortgage leverage via junior liens a bargained-for matter between the borrower and the senior lienholder(s), rather than an absolute right of the borrower.  Abstract is below the break: The finance…
  • Deflate Gate and Bankruptcy Reform

    Michelle Harner
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    People (and institutions) like rules that give them a competitive edge. You need only to look at the recent headlines and the media coverage of “Deflate Gate” to understand this basic concept. Reportedly, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and other quarterbacks lobbied the NFL to allow each team to supply its own set of footballs for use by that team’s quarterback during games. Note—I am not suggesting ill motive on the part of either Brady or Manning (or the others).  Although I never played quarterback, I can understand a quarterback’s desire to select personally his own game-day…
  • The Melting Ice Cube Fallacy

    Michelle Harner
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Can a company really melt? Putting aside a business with a perishable product or inventory, does management really wake up one morning and say, “Wow, if we do not sell this company in 30 days or less, we will lose significant value for our stakeholders.” I highly doubt it. Rather, I think a company “melts” because management leaves the freezer door open too long, or perhaps a particular stakeholder has its foot in the door. (For a thoughtful article on the melting ice cube issue, see here.)  If the Code simply did not permit expedited sales, what would happen? Could it be that the…
 
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  • STTG Market Recap Jan 28, 2015

    Mark Hanna
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Wednesday's action was not very encouraging. Markets gapped up at the open and stayed in a small range until 2 PM, and then a heavy bout of selling kicked in. Again in bull markets we don't want to see up opens and down closes. It looked like the market had wanted to turn the corner late last week but action this week has been troubling. The S&P 500 fell 1.35% and the NASDAQ 0.93%. The... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap Jan 27, 2015

    Mark Hanna
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    SPECIAL UPDATE - Watch my Ticker.tv interview of biotech fund manager Brad Loncar!Indexes gapped down at the open and were quite weak all session; the S&P 500 fell 1.34% and the NASDAQ 1.89%. Yesterday we noted the results of Microsoft could weigh on the NASDAQ today but the weakness was broader than that. Poor results by heavyweights such as Caterpillar (CAT) and Procter & Gamble (PG)... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • Interviewing Biotech Guru Brad Loncar Tonight 8:00 PM EST!

    Blain Reinkensmeyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    UPDATE - Video interview archive now available for viewing!Tonight, 8 PM EST, on my Ticker.tv channel StockJunkie, I am going to have the pleasure of interviewing Brad Loncar, a professional investor specializing in the biotech sector.As everyone knows, biotechs are RED HOT right now and to have Brad on LIVE to discuss the industry alongside his specific investment ideas has me VERY excited.I am... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap Jan 26, 2015

    Mark Hanna
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    VIDEO UPDATE: Watch Blain's Market Report here!The action in the indexes continues to improve.  For weeks we had a lot of gap ups in the morning and then during the actual session sellers would come in.  Today we had the opposite, premarket selling and buyers came in during the actual session.  This is what bulls want to see.  The S&P 500 gained 0.26% and the NASDAQ 0.29%.   There was some... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap Jan 23, 2015

    Mark Hanna
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Friday was a generally quiet session until the closing 90 minutes when sellers came in; the S&P 500 fell 0.55% while the NASDAQ gained 0.16%. A pretty significant warning by shipper UPS might be something to watch for an economic perspective - this is a company that moves a lot of goods around the country. Maybe it was just specific to the Christmas season but if there is another warning... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
 
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  • Weather map featured a massive error

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Weather map featured a massive errorKSAZThe Arizona meteorologist noticed the map was not quite right -- but he rolled with the punches in a fun way.Cringeworthy gaffe on screenTake a lookMan shovels Boston finish lineWoman steals police cruiser
  • Attorney general nominee ramps up vital support

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Attorney general nominee ramps up vital supportGettyLoretta Lynch received a solid backing Thursday -- a day after a confirmation hearing to succeed Eric Holder in the nation's top law enforcement job.Senators heaping on the praiseAlso in the newsNASA remembers slain astronautsTime ran out for McDonald's CEO
  • Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's rib

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's ribGettyThis 5,300-year-old man was found in the Otztal Alps in 1991 -- and after all these years, he's managed to surprise researchers again.Discovery on rib raising questionsMore to watchRoot canal performed on a bearHunter survived in swamp water
  • Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath GettyParts of New England took the brunt of this week's blizzard, and the scenes of devastation left behind are simply jaw-dropping Photo of injury one man sufferedRelated coverage2 more storms on the way Finish line shoveler revealed
  • Obama tells Congress: Show me the money

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Obama tells Congress: Show me the moneyAPPointing to a stronger economy as a sign it's time to spend more, not less, the White House called for big spending increases on Thursday.Billions more he wants -- and whyMore to readRomney's old firm loses partnersJPMorgan wins big with francs
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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Weather map featured a massive errorKSAZThe Arizona meteorologist noticed the map was not quite right -- but he rolled with the punches in a fun way.Cringeworthy gaffe on screenTake a lookMan shovels Boston finish lineWoman steals police cruiser
  • Attorney general nominee ramps up vital support

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Attorney general nominee ramps up vital supportGettyLoretta Lynch received a solid backing Thursday -- a day after a confirmation hearing to succeed Eric Holder in the nation's top law enforcement job.Senators heaping on the praiseAlso in the newsNASA remembers slain astronautsTime ran out for McDonald's CEO
  • Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's rib

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's ribGettyThis 5,300-year-old man was found in the Otztal Alps in 1991 -- and after all these years, he's managed to surprise researchers again.Discovery on rib raising questionsMore to watchRoot canal performed on a bearHunter survived in swamp water
  • Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath GettyParts of New England took the brunt of this week's blizzard, and the scenes of devastation left behind are simply jaw-dropping Photo of injury one man sufferedRelated coverage2 more storms on the way Finish line shoveler revealed
  • Obama tells Congress: Show me the money

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Obama tells Congress: Show me the moneyAPPointing to a stronger economy as a sign it's time to spend more, not less, the White House called for big spending increases on Thursday.Billions more he wants -- and whyMore to readRomney's old firm loses partnersJPMorgan wins big with francs
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  • Weather map featured a massive error

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Weather map featured a massive errorKSAZThe Arizona meteorologist noticed the map was not quite right -- but he rolled with the punches in a fun way.Cringeworthy gaffe on screenTake a lookMan shovels Boston finish lineWoman steals police cruiser
  • Attorney general nominee ramps up vital support

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Attorney general nominee ramps up vital supportGettyLoretta Lynch received a solid backing Thursday -- a day after a confirmation hearing to succeed Eric Holder in the nation's top law enforcement job.Senators heaping on the praiseAlso in the newsNASA remembers slain astronautsTime ran out for McDonald's CEO
  • Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's rib

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's ribGettyThis 5,300-year-old man was found in the Otztal Alps in 1991 -- and after all these years, he's managed to surprise researchers again.Discovery on rib raising questionsMore to watchRoot canal performed on a bearHunter survived in swamp water
  • Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath GettyParts of New England took the brunt of this week's blizzard, and the scenes of devastation left behind are simply jaw-dropping Photo of injury one man sufferedRelated coverage2 more storms on the way Finish line shoveler revealed
  • Obama tells Congress: Show me the money

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Obama tells Congress: Show me the moneyAPPointing to a stronger economy as a sign it's time to spend more, not less, the White House called for big spending increases on Thursday.Billions more he wants -- and whyMore to readRomney's old firm loses partnersJPMorgan wins big with francs
 
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  • Weather map featured a massive error

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Weather map featured a massive errorKSAZThe Arizona meteorologist noticed the map was not quite right -- but he rolled with the punches in a fun way.Cringeworthy gaffe on screenTake a lookMan shovels Boston finish lineWoman steals police cruiser
  • Attorney general nominee ramps up vital support

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Attorney general nominee ramps up vital supportGettyLoretta Lynch received a solid backing Thursday -- a day after a confirmation hearing to succeed Eric Holder in the nation's top law enforcement job.Senators heaping on the praiseAlso in the newsNASA remembers slain astronautsTime ran out for McDonald's CEO
  • Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's rib

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's ribGettyThis 5,300-year-old man was found in the Otztal Alps in 1991 -- and after all these years, he's managed to surprise researchers again.Discovery on rib raising questionsMore to watchRoot canal performed on a bearHunter survived in swamp water
  • Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath GettyParts of New England took the brunt of this week's blizzard, and the scenes of devastation left behind are simply jaw-dropping Photo of injury one man sufferedRelated coverage2 more storms on the way Finish line shoveler revealed
  • Obama tells Congress: Show me the money

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Obama tells Congress: Show me the moneyAPPointing to a stronger economy as a sign it's time to spend more, not less, the White House called for big spending increases on Thursday.Billions more he wants -- and whyMore to readRomney's old firm loses partnersJPMorgan wins big with francs
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  • Weather map featured a massive error

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Weather map featured a massive errorKSAZThe Arizona meteorologist noticed the map was not quite right -- but he rolled with the punches in a fun way.Cringeworthy gaffe on screenTake a lookMan shovels Boston finish lineWoman steals police cruiser
  • Attorney general nominee ramps up vital support

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Attorney general nominee ramps up vital supportGettyLoretta Lynch received a solid backing Thursday -- a day after a confirmation hearing to succeed Eric Holder in the nation's top law enforcement job.Senators heaping on the praiseAlso in the newsNASA remembers slain astronautsTime ran out for McDonald's CEO
  • Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's rib

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Scientists didn't expect find near mummy's ribGettyThis 5,300-year-old man was found in the Otztal Alps in 1991 -- and after all these years, he's managed to surprise researchers again.Discovery on rib raising questionsMore to watchRoot canal performed on a bearHunter survived in swamp water
  • Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Blizzard leaves surreal scenes of aftermath GettyParts of New England took the brunt of this week's blizzard, and the scenes of devastation left behind are simply jaw-dropping Photo of injury one man sufferedRelated coverage2 more storms on the way Finish line shoveler revealed
  • Obama tells Congress: Show me the money

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Obama tells Congress: Show me the moneyAPPointing to a stronger economy as a sign it's time to spend more, not less, the White House called for big spending increases on Thursday.Billions more he wants -- and whyMore to readRomney's old firm loses partnersJPMorgan wins big with francs
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    Capital Solutions Bancorp

  • How to Avoid an Audit (and Why You’re Less Likely to Get One This Year Anyway)

    Rob Oskins
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    Budget cuts have led to some big changes for the IRS in the 2014 tax season, including fewer audits due to lack of employees. But that doesn’t give you carte blanche to claim anything and everything on your taxes. Here are some filing faux pas you should avoid to keep the tax man from knocking on your door. Come on … you’re not THAT charitable The IRS has calculated the average yearly charitable donation for each income range. So if yours far exceeds that, you’re likely to get some extra unwanted attention from the IRS. You’ll need receipts for all your donations if they total more…
  • 4 New Tips to Avoid Burnout (and 1 You’ve Heard Before But Refuse to Actually Do)

    Rob Oskins
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    When you’re on the verge of a meltdown, your business suffers. Follow these 5 tips to avoid burnout. What do business owners and new parents have in common? Exhaustion, being constantly surrounded by people who can’t seem to anything themselves, never having enough time, and having to multitask a million different things at once every waking hour of the day. It’s no wonder business owners and new parents burn out. Unfortunately for you, you can’t call a babysitter to watch your business when you’re on the verge of a breakdown. But there ARE some things you can do to avoid…
  • How to Be a Better Leader

    Rob Oskins
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    How to be a better leader and reap the rewards Unless you’re a one-person operation, you need to consider one thing that many CEOs don’t think about nearly often enough that can make or break your business. How are you leadership skills? Being a good leader means more than waving the company flag and patting people on the back with a “good job” at the end of the day. Great leadership has tangible results that calculate to dollars and success for your business. Some benefits of great leadership within a company Reduced employee turnover, which means less dollars and time wasted…
  • How To Figure Working Capital Needs

    Rob Oskins
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Working capital is the money your business uses to pay for day-to-day expenses. Eventually, every business runs short on occasion and will need a business line of credit or working capital funding to fill in the gaps. This post discusses how to figure working capital so you can decide if your business needs working capital funding from an outside source. The working capital cycle The working capital cycle is the amount of time it takes to turn your goods/services into cash. The shorter it is, the better it is for your business. There are four parts to the working capital cycle: Cash (liquid…
  • How to Improve Cash Flow without Drastically Changing Your Business to Survive the Recession

    Rob Oskins
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The good news is that we’re technically out of the recession. The bad news is, money is still not falling out of the sky. Every business and every market goes through fluctuations. Whether it’s a competitor opening down the street or a country-wide shift in the marketplace, the tide can turn on your business at any time, and frequently does. But there are plenty of things you can do other than grin and bear market changes. The way you structure your cash flow can make a HUGE impact on your business’ immunity to market fluctuations. Here are some ways to improve your cash flow without…
 
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    MoneyWeek

  • IAG is circling Aer Lingus

    Andrew Van Sickle
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of Iberia and British Airways, has made a third offer for Ireland’s flag carrier Aer Lingus. The post IAG is circling Aer Lingus was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Rising dollar dents profits

    Andrew Van Sickle
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Several US multinationals have taken hits to their profits due to the strengthening greenback. The post Rising dollar dents profits was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • S&P cuts Russia’s debt to junk rating

    Andrew Van Sickle
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's dealt a blow to the Kremlin by downgrading Russian bonds. The post S&P cuts Russia’s debt to junk rating was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Outing closet tracker funds with smart beta

    Merryn Somerset Webb
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    With 'smart beta', you can be sure your managed fund won't hug the index, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The post Outing closet tracker funds with smart beta was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • What Draghi’s billions will achieve

    James Ferguson
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    The ECB boss has fired up the printing press. To what end? James Ferguson explains. And Dr Matthew Partridge tips the best funds to hedge your bets. The post What Draghi’s billions will achieve was first published on MoneyWeek.
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  • Discounted Admission to February's Single Family Office Summit in NYC

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    By: Richard WilsonHello,Next month, family offices will gather in Manhattan for the Annual Single Family Office Summit on February 9th.  Market Folly has secured 5 special discounted tickets to attend the full-day catered conference for only $797.  To claim one of these discounted seats, simply enter the discount code "SFO" on the order form here: http://WilsonConferences.com/SFOThe Single Family Office Summit is held at the Marriott East Side on February 9th and features more than a dozen single family offices speaking on the most important topics of wealth management, allocation…
  • Peltz's Trian Fund Trims Family Dollar Stake

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Nelson Peltz's activist investment firm Trian Fund Management has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding their position in Family Dollar (FDO).  Per the filing, Trian now owns 2.07% of the company with over 2.36 million shares.This means they've reduced their position size by over 6 million shares since the end of the third quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on January 26th. FDO recently agreed to a deal with Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Trian has already reduced its investment.
  • Oaktree Capital Files 13G on Century Communities

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Howard Marks' distressed focused firm Oaktree Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC on shares of Century Communities (CCS).  Per the filing, Oaktree now owns 5.9% of the company with 1,278,091 shares.This is a newly revealed equity stake and the filing was made due to activity on January 16th.  For more from this hedge fund's founder, be sure to check out Howard Marks' latest letter.Per Yahoo Finance, Century Communities is "engaged in homebuilding activities primarily in metropolitan markets in Colorado."
  • Farallon Capital Discloses KLX Position (Spin-Off From B/E Aerospace)

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    Andrew Spokes' hedge fund firm Farallon Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of KLX Inc (KLXI).  Per the filing, Farallon now owns 7% of the company with 3,675,000 shares.This is a newly disclosed equity position for the firm and the filing was made due to activity on January 16th.  KLX was recently spun-off from B/E Aerospace (BEAV) and BEAV shareholders received 1 KLXI share for every 2 BEAV shares held. Given that Farallon didn't own BEAV as of the end of the third quarter, they either bought BEAV in the fourth quarter and then received KLXI shares in the…
  • JANA Partners Trims PetSmart Stake Again

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    Barry Rosenstein's activist hedge fund JANA Partners has filed another amended 13D with the SEC regarding their position in PetSmart (PETM).  Per the filing, JANA now owns 5.1% of the company with over 5.05 million shares.This is the second time they've cut their position size in January.  After dropping their stake from 9.69 million shares down to 7.6 million, they've now reduced it further to 5.05 million.  The filing was made due to activity on January 22nd.PetSmart is set to be acquired by BC Partners in an $8.7 billion deal, so perhaps JANA is reducing exposure to what has…
 
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    OilPrice.com Daily News Update

  • First Drilling In 30 Years For This Forgotten Petro-Play?

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Critical policy shift announced by the U.S. government this week. Opening the door for oil and gas drilling in a place that hasn’t seen any activity for three decades. That’s the Atlantic Ocean. Where legislators from the Department of the Interior are now looking at conducting a historic leasing round for petroleum exploration. The Department released Tuesday a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing, covering the five-year period from 2017-2022.Related: Spain To Consider Fracking Following Canary Islands Failure As expected,…Read more...
  • This Emerging Shale Play Is Ripe For The Picking

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Ten Reasons to Love this Small Company in an Emerging Shale Region That is STILL Economic at Current Oil and Gas Prices Low oil prices continue to slam the energy sector, forcing oil and gas companies to gut capital expenditures and severely narrow their ambitions. For the energy investor, not only are we in tough times, but there is virtually no safe-haven as stocks get clobbered in everything from oil field services to refining and manufacturing. But the fact remains: the world needs oil as there is essentially no alternative. That ensures robust…Read more...
  • Russia And China’s Growing Energy Relationship

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Russia’s economic freefall and isolation from the West has made it increasingly eager to build its relationship with China, even at the cost of lost leverage with Beijing. But new economic data from China shows that Russia has succeeded in capturing a larger share of the massive – and growing – Chinese oil import market. China’s imports of Russian oil skyrocketed by 36 percent in 2014. The rapid rise in Russian oil exports to China is displacing other sources, such as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members. The Wall Street…Read more...
  • Drug Cartels Threaten Mexican Energy Future More Than Oil Prices

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    As the oil and gas industry deals with a very unfavorable international market environment, Mexico’s current government can no longer ignore the risks posed by the country’s challenging security scenario. 2014 has been a difficult year for Peña Nieto’s government, as it endures a considerable public backlash resulting from a series of corruption scandals and its mishandling of the case of the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico. Over the past six months, personnel of the oil and gas industry have also continued…Read more...
  • Electric Utilities Face A Disruptive Future

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Cheap gas and oil aren't the only forces disrupting the U.S. electric system. Solar is already wreaking havoc, and large-scale batteries are looming. What Uber and Lyft have done to the taxi industry worldwide is just beginning to happen to the electricity industry; and it could shock consumers – particularly the less affluent – as surely as though they had stuck their finger in an electrical outlet. The disruptive revolution is not only happening here, but also in Europe, as Marc Boillot, senior vice president at Electricite de France…Read more...
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  • Spx spectacular recovery and AAPL charts

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    click to enlarge SPX  V SHAPED RECOVERY PERHAPS click to enlarge AAPL A FALLING WEDGE PATTERN
  • Market Making new highs in 2014

    admin
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Last week of December and the market still swinging higher. Low volumes all across the board and that is normal . Lets see what 2015 brings. This is the last video of the year for us. Take a look..
  • V Shaped recovery in 3 sessions

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    The V shaped recovery is here. It took out all the latest selling and recovered in 3 sessions what was lost. Balance of the year should be good. watch for the Fib levels on chart that is where it is headed.
  • Pullback to 50 day Moving Averages

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:37 pm
    This pull back is healthy and should be looked at an opportunity to launch bullish positions when its done. I would be happy to see a Santa Clause rally and a Happy New Years with some bang. Looks like we may get it. Enjoy the video.
  • SPX grinding higher

    admin
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    The SPX continues to grind higher in extremely overbought conditions. Its nearing the top channel as you can see and break will come for the bears. Right now its riskier to initiate any longs. Those on the sidelines are safe and cash can be a good alternative for a position. Major stocks are taking a tumble GOOGL, NFLX, TSLA, AMZN all are on decline. Main reason is when RUT is doing well these big ones also do well and move higher. Unless you short some of these there is not much there is to them at the moment. Please take a look at the video.
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  • How to Avoid Frauds in Investments, and Personnel Hires

    By Carson C. Block
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Hiring people is a lot like picking stocks, and in both situations, even smart investors can be blindsided by fraud, Carson Block writes in an Another View column.
  • Blackstone Courts Wealthy Individuals With New Private Equity Fund

    By William Alden
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Blackstone has raised about $500 million from wealthy individuals for a new fund intended expressly for this class of investors, a new and largely untapped source of capital for buyout firms.
  • Weiss Fight Is Over, but Wall Street Animosity Lingers

    By William D. Cohan
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    The drive by Senator Elizabeth Warren to derail the nomination of Antonio Weiss for a Treasury post highlights a vitriol toward bankers that risks becoming counterproductive, William D. Cohan writes in the Street Scene column.
  • Alibaba’s Lesson in Government Relations

    By John Foley
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Alibaba's run-in with a Chinese regulator serves as a reminder that there is no such thing as a good relationship with China's government, John Foley of Reuters Breakingviews writes.
  • Blackstone Profit Declines on Real Estate Investments

    By William Alden
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    While the firm said economic net income from private equity nearly doubled, it reported declines in its real estate business and its credit business, which it said was hampered by a challenging market.
 
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    20s Money

  • Top-rated PrismMoney bill pay app simplifies mobile budgeting and bill pay

    Kevin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Did you know that 2/3 of U.S. households have less than $1,000 in the bank and live paycheck to paycheck while averaging 11 bills due per month? Or that, according to Bankrate.com about 62% of Americans lack emergency savings, with the majority saying they don’t have money for things like a $1,000 emergency room visit or a $500 car repair. Yikes! To the rescue comes PrismMoney, the free bill pay and budget app that gives consumers a single platform to track finances, manage money and/or pay all of their bills from their mobile device. Prism is available as an iOS, Android, Windows…
  • The Other Side of Casinos

    Kevin
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Everyone knows that going to the casino can be a mixture of emotions. One minute you are winning money and the next you are losing it. As long as you do not have a gambling problem, it is all in good fun. Set yourself a limit and get away for a night or the weekend to release some tension and hopefully walk away with a little bit of extra cash than you started with. However, this is not always the case and sometimes you come home empty handed or with less than you started with. This is not true for the people who own the casinos. They are always making money so the real question is: why are…
  • 10 Ways to Cut Costs and Improve Your Small Business’ Bottom Line

    Kevin
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    There’s no way to get out of spending money if you want to successfully operate a business. But as a business owner, you’re always going to be focused on finding ways to make your profits outpace your expenses. One way to do that is by bringing in more customers. But you can also increase your profit margin by slashing expenses to the bare minimum, allowing you to save more of what you bring in. While running your business on minimum expenditures might not sound very appealing, you’d be surprised what you can accomplish on a shoestring budget. Let’s take a look at some of the best…
  • 5 Common Keyword Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them

    Kevin
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The cornerstone of any online advertising — and really, any online content — strategy is to choose the right keywords. When you don’t accurately choose the words that users will search for, or that will lead your ad to be shown on content pages, you might as well be throwing your advertising budget away. There is no “magic formula” to choosing the right keywords, but there are some best practices for getting the most from them. And a big part of that is avoiding the most common mistakes that often leave marketers scratching their heads and wondering why they are spending money and…
  • Can I make a PPI Complaint?

    Kevin
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    The payment protection insurance (PPI) claims scandal has been the most troublesome and embarrassing to affect the UK banking industry, and continues to cast a shadow over the industry as a result.  The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) reports that it still to this day, years on, receives thousands of new PPI complaints each week.  It has even had to recruit more staff to deal with the large volume of cases and subsequent backlog in PPI compensation cases. Most complaints for mis-sold PPI are successful.  The banks and lenders involved have so far earmarked billions of pounds to repay…
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  • The 2015 Investment Trends Outlook from Inside ETFs

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    This year’s Inside ETFs Conference proved to be an exciting and equally insightful event as some of the best minds in the industry met under one roof alongside Wall Street professionals of all walks.
  • Inside ETFs 2015 - Live Coverage

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Wondering what the best minds in the ETF industry are up to? The Inside ETFs conference promises to deliver unmatched insights and timely ideas from ETF issuers (both big and small), index providers, investment advisors, and industry experts of all walks.
  • 5 Things We Learned at Inside ETFs

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    The ETF landscape now spans across over 1,600 funds and nearly every imaginable investment asset class. The industry’s rapid growth, and continued evolution, was clearly evidenced at this year’s Inside ETFs Conference.
  • Alternative Energy ETFs Taking a Hit as Crude Tumbles

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    For the better part of the trailing year, crude oil epic collapse has captured headlines across Wall Street, as the commodity went from above $100/barrel in 2014 to below $50/barrel in 2015. Though many called for a bottom along the way, the fossil fuel has yet to let up its drop. Early this year, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal remarked that the world would never see $100 oil again, as production and supply around the world continue to roar. While crude’s drop has hurt a number of companies and funds dependent on its price, it has also had a marked impact on the other side…
  • High-Yield Prospects: January 25th Edition

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%.
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  • Webinar with Victor Sperandeo January 14

    Michael Martin
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Click on the image or HERE to register for this webinar.Similar Posts: Inner Voice of Trading Interview with Matt Davio Podcast: Jon Najarian & Invest Like A Monster Conference in Newport Beach CA Brent Crude, WTI Crude, and Natural Gas Energy Study Man on the Silver Mountain Patience On S&P 500
  • How to Trade Using Stop Orders

    Michael Martin
    28 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    Stop: Making Cents From this point forward, I want you to start trading the way pros trade. That includes holding periods, use of leverage, compliance, company location and structure, and how you enter orders…and that’s what I’d like to discuss today. If you enter and exit “at the market,” you’re reacting, not trading. Stop. I know it’s hard to get going in trading, but it’s also important that you DO NOT develop bad habits at the beginning. If you do, and no one tells you the difference, then your bad habits become your overall habits because you don’t…
  • The Most Important Thing About Trading…

    Michael Martin
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Similar Posts: One Thing I Learned While Not Trading for Victor Niederhoffer Reader Question on Trading Systems v. Discretion (Prop Trading) Prop Trading Gold: 4 Things To Consider Before Trading Inside Prop Trading & Prop Trading Firms Prop Trading Firms
  • Managing the Disney Call option Position – Part 2

    Michael Martin
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    This lesson discusses a few of the choices you could make if you are still Long the DIS JAN15 70 Calls. If you missed that video, you can see it below or click here to see the original post from October 2013. Similar Posts: How Gold Is Being Traded Now One Way To Make More $$$ in 2010: Follow-Up Better The Touch, The Feel of Trading Cotton Spreads How To Short Sell Gold $GC_F UK Election Aftermath GBP FXB
  • The Most Powerful Trader in the World

    Michael Martin
    30 Jan 2014 | 11:28 am
    Once you’ve mastered putting in protective stops, you’ll feel empowered. Why? Because at that point you are emotionally balanced and are WILLING to transfer the risk to someone else and exit with a small loss. You have emotional and financial understanding that trading is a process and that any one trade is meaningless over 1,000s of trades. At that point you have personal power in that trading is just one part of your day and your life is abundant. And you don’t need to tell anyone about your trading. You’re in love with your process – be it mechanical or…
 
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  • AEX25.I

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
             Recently I observe the main Dutch AEX25 and test few W.D.Gann methods.At the chart I have applied few astrology methods (fourth dimension, first trade horoscope, planetary longitude conversion into prices and planetary aspects which cause price reaction). I applied all these method  manually as Gann did nearly hundred years ago.
  • S&P500 Update

    12 Feb 2014 | 6:10 am
                The upward move since 28/18/2013 1966.26 low  looks quite impulsive, and therefore I have labeled it as an impulsive. According to this count 1851 high should be the first Minor of fifth Int. The 1737 low is labeled as Minor 2 or the begining of something else.            Short term my indicators looks overbought, nevertheless I will wait for one more small 5 of Minuette degree to complete the impulsive five of Minute 1st. If not, the current very short term count should be discussed again. The blue horizontal…
  • Linear or Logarithmic scale?

    8 Feb 2014 | 4:57 am
    Learn Basics of Elliott Wave Analysis -- FREE             We all live in an exponential world, and many of the market analyzers use that fact  in their analysis.The main problem comes from fact, that sometimes analyzers use linear, sometimes logarithmic graph.            You can't use log scale and make linear calculations, and the opposite.              Have a look at the both graphics bellow:                …
  • SP500 Update

    7 Feb 2014 | 11:20 am
    Learn Basics of Elliott Wave Analysis -- FREEMost of the EU and US Indexes met key levels and did the "unexpected" very sharp bounce (SP500) from 50% Fibo level of potential  Minor1st of Intermediate 5th of Primary 3.Next chart is the SP500 volatility and as we see we'll get back on the bull trend. Good luck to all.                        Learn Basics of Elliott Wave Analysis -- FREE
  • SP 500

    5 Feb 2014 | 5:20 am
              Medium term SP500 might found support at 50% Fibo retracement of potential Minor first of Intermediate fifth of Primary third wave sinse 3/6/2009. The price could drop to lower  $1710 level and hit 61.8% Fibo.       This suggesting is based on the Fibonacci extention sequence, i.e. every third wave in this bull market unfolds to 161.8% Fibo of the first wave. If we follow this ratio then Primary wave three target should be far and away from here.
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  • Life Is Good. Yes! But Don’t Get Too Comfortable.

    Rita Keller
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Many firms tell me that they are having difficulty finding and retaining talented professionals.  I heard that same comment/complaint 30 years ago! If you have any longevity in the CPA profession and have been with a firm that continually grows, I bet you have seen many, many people come and go over the years. In my career, I can’t begin to count them all or even remember their names. The firm makes money. The firm grows. The firm adds people… some stay long-term and many move on or are counseled out. The partners stay put and make more and more money. This cycle then…
  • Choose Your Weatherman With Care

    David Merkel
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    Photo Credit: Snowshoe Photography This should be a short post. Weather forecasters deserve to be double-checked, as there has been a tendency among weather broadcasters to sacrifice accuracy for ratings, which can be goosed in the short run by offering a good scare. I offer the most recent snowstorm as a partial exhibit. There is a real cost to misforecasting, as this article from USA Today points out: The lost wages and tax revenue from stores and others businesses that shut down early Monday and kept employees home Tuesday, in anticipation of something far more … dramatic. The…
  • CPA, Robert Raiola, Talks About The Jock Tax

    Rita Keller
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    I really like it when CPAs get some big-time exposure and are acknowledged for the incredible vastness of their knowledge. I also find things like the “Jock Tax” very interesting and definitely controversial. Here’s a link to where my friend, Robert Raiola (@SportsTaxMan on Twitter) was featured on Bloomberg TV last week, discussing the tax. Check him out on Twitter for a lot of tweets about the Super Bowl jock tax consequences.
  • Premium Tax Credit Penalties

    Trish McIntire
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    There will be taxpayers who will get a nasty surprise when they have their income taxes prepared and find that they have to pay back part or all of their Premium Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC is available for taxpayers who purchase their health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014. When they signed up, most taxpayers received the PTC in advance against their insurance premiums. But they have to reconcile that advance to their actual credit when they file their 2014 tax return. Few people will have the PTC calculated on their return exactly match the advance PTC they…
  • What do we ‘know’ about investing — but can’t prove with stats?

    David Merkel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    What do we ‘know’ about investing — but can’t prove with stats? msantoli: The statistical revolutions that have overtaken sports, business and markets have bred suspicion of any observation or assertion not backed up by hard numbers. This is a good thing in most respects. Yet experts who study these complex realms surely have ideas about how they work based on…
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  • Fixed income platform from RiskVal and Quantitative Brokers weds real-time analytics with algo execution

    Renee Caruthers
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    A new fixed income trading platform jointly developed by RiskVal and Quantitative Brokers merges real-time relative value analytics with advanced algorithmic execution of relative value trades. The RVQB platform, currently in beta with a select group of clients, was unveiled in a demonstration at RiskVal offices Wednesday.  
  • Observers see potential for BATS in Hotspot acquisition

    Renee Caruthers
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    Observers have largely reacted favorably to the BATS Global Markets acquisition of currency trading platform Hotspot FX from KCG Holdings, with predictions that the move might signal further tie-ins between FX and exchanges. BATS is acquiring Hotspot for $365 million in cash, with an agreement to share certain tax benefits that could result in further payments to KCG of up to 70 million  over three years.  
  • Commissioner Giancarlo proposes alternative to CFTC's swaps trading framework

    Renee Caruthers
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:49 am
    Identifying a list of what he called "adverse consequences" of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's swaps trading framework, CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo is proposing an alternative that he says would be more "pro-reform." Laying out his proposal in an 81-page white paper, the commissioner says a redo of the existing OTC swaps market structure would enable a system that would be more true to congressional intent and would better align with swaps market dynamics. Giancarlo discussed his paper in a keynote presentation at a TABBForum conference…
  • Aggressive divestment puts RBS 'bad bank' goals ahead of schedule

    Renee Caruthers
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    Royal Bank of Scotland may be on pace to shed the most toxic assets in its 'bad bank' as much as one year ahead of schedule, Bloomberg first reported.  RBS created its bad bank in January 2014, placing 28.9 billion British pounds in the unit.  
  • Alibaba-owned credit agency employs big data analytics for new view of creditworthiness

    Renee Caruthers
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
 
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  • 2014/2015 Tax Season Promises to be the Worst in years!

    Teri
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    IRS Budget Cuts Cut Staffing longer periods with clomid The upcoming tax season is likely to be the worst in years — for the IRS and potentially for taxpayers. (Reprinted from CNN Money) The reason: The IRS budget keeps getting smaller, and the tax code keeps getting more complicated. Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, said at a conference recently that she worries it could rank as the worst since 1985, which was regarded as a disaster due to a computer failure, lost returns and delayed refunds. The budget: Congress has shrunk the IRS budget over the past five years, while at…
  • 2013/2014 Tax Season Delayed until Jan 31

    Teri
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:20 pm
    So you thought you made it into 2014 without being touched by the Oct. 1-16 federal government shutdown? From the newsstar.com, Thank Congress for the delay! “Think again. If you are one of those people who rush to file their tax returns to collect a speedy refund, you’ll find you have to wait a little longer this year. Ten days longer to be exact. It doesn’t constitute a hardship, but certainly qualifies as an inconvenience. The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the 2014 tax filing season for 2013 taxes will open on Jan. 31 rather than Jan. 21. The government’s…
  • IRS delays start of filing season, but not deadline!!!

    Teri
    9 Jan 2013 | 5:41 am
    Income tax returns will be accepted beginning Jan. 30 as the Internal Revenue Service works to update systems following the new American Taxpayer Relief Act that averted the fiscal cliff — but they’ll still be due April 15. Until the tax changes became law Jan. 2 following days of negotiations between the White House and Congress, the IRS didn’t know about the details. The normal filing season begins Jan. 22, so work on the changes will take an extra eight days to complete. It will spend between now and Jan. 30 updating its forms and programming the changes into its computer…
  • Taxes

    Lisa
    29 Feb 2012 | 4:25 am
    Once again the IRS did not send paper tax forms and instructions to millions of taxpayers. Instead, the IRS would like both preparers and individuals to e-file their returns online, although people who want or need to file on paper may print forms from the IRS’s website (www.irs.gov) or pick them up at a local office.  This year’s tax due date is Monday, April 17, 2012 (The traditional tax return filing deadline is April 15 of each year, but April 15, 2012 is a Sunday and April 16, 2012 falls on Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.) Here are a few changes concerning your 2011…
  • Payroll Tax Extension

    Teri
    23 Feb 2012 | 3:02 pm
    President Obama has signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which extends to the end of the year the payroll tax cut for employees, continuing the reduction of their social security tax withholding from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid. The Act also repeals the “recapture” provision, which applied to those employees who received more than $18,350 in wages during January and February (the social security wage base for 2012 is $110,100, and $18,350 represents two months of the full-year amount).
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  • Early Look At The Best Currency Trade For 2015

    karen starich
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    An Early Look At The Best Currency Trade For 2015 The currency markets have seen some big moves in 2014 and in many ways they have provided better opportunities for forex traders than stock markets have. While the S&P 500 is currently up around 13% year-to-date, volatility has been low for most of that time and most shorter term traders have struggled to make profits in individual equities this year. Currency trends In contrast, the currency markets have seen some spectacular moves and trend followers have been handsomely rewarded for sticking to their trades: We have seen USDJPY soar…
  • Super Bowl XLIX Link To Stock Prices

    chris
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Chris Ebert Nobody, not even the most seasoned expert with the most extensive analysis, knows for sure who will win next week’s Super Bowl football championship. And not even the best trader in the world can say for sure where the stock market is going next week. What is known is how the winners will feel, and also how those watching from the sidelines will feel. In that respect, the winners of a sporting event are no different than winners in the game of trading stocks. Understanding those feelings can make or break a trader in the stock market. Feelings not only depend on winning or…
  • Options Tell Bouncing Ball From Falling Knife

    chris
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Chris Ebert Ever wonder why stock prices sometimes bounce higher after a decline, and other times do not bounce at all, but continue to fall? It’s a phenomenon with which every trader and investor struggles. Sometimes a stock may behave like a bouncing ball, other times like a falling knife; and sometimes the market as a whole takes on these attributes, affecting a major stock index, for example the S&P 500, the Dow or the Nasdaq. While no single explanation is likely to describe how a stock will bounce off a support level or fall through it, here is one worth consideration: It is…
  • We’re Entering A Bearish Phase

    jeff pierce
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    By Jeff PIerce When the XLF:XLP is under the 50 week ema the market is bearish and vice versa when it’s above the 50 week ema. This is simply a case of risk on vs risk off and it appears that risk off is starting to win with new multi month lows on this chart. With the recent volatility moves in the market it’s clear that we’re in an unstable environment and that is generally when big moves down can occur.
  • US Dollar Sentiment At Extreme Levels

    jeff pierce
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    By Poly This is an excerpt from this week’s premium update from the The Financial Tap, which is dedicated to helping people learn to grow into successful investors by providing cycle research on multiple markets delivered twice weekly. Now offering monthly & quarterly subscriptions with 30 day refund. Promo code ZEN saves 10%. A Daily Swing high to close out the week should be an indication that this Daily Cycle has finally topped. A Day 15 high would be consistent with past Cycles, although it would be yet another Right Translated Cycle. At this point, a decline into a DCL will take…
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  • Hang On to Your Put Options - The Market Is Headed Lower - 200-Day MA Will Be Tested

    pete@oneoption.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Option Trading Strategy- My options trading strategy is very simple. I started buying puts yesterday morning and after the FOMC I added aggressively as outlined. I did not wait for my price levels; I just started buying puts when dovish statements failed to spark a rally. Some of my biggest winners have come after losses. I sold out of the money put credit spreads last week. I thought earnings season would float the market for a few weeks and that I would be able to take advantage of time decay. I kept my distance and I did not hesitate to buy …
  • Buy Put Options - Apple Saved the Day But This Bounce Won’t Last

    pete@oneoption.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Todays Stratedy for Options Traders - First let me point out that I just posted a free educational course on one of the most powerful options trading strategies - bullish put spreads. You hear me talk about them all of the time - now learn how to trade them. My primary options trading strategy has been selling bullish put spreads. Yesterday I bought back my put spreads for a small loss. I entered these positions last week and time decay had not whittled away at the premium yet. Normally, I am able to hedge these positions intraday, but the overnight gap …
  • Buy Put Options - The Market Will Test the 100-Day MA - If It Fails We Will Quickly Test SPY $197

    pete@oneoption.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Options Trading Strategy - I am out of my bullish put spreads and I am short the S&P 500. I am also buying put options and I will hold them overnight. As I write this, the S&P 500 is making a new low for the day and my gains this morning have already offset my losses from the put spreads. This is a high probability options trading opportunity and I have been aggressive this morning. My stop is SPY $203 on a closing basis. During these big overnight moves, I do my best to get my market comments posted, but I …
  • Sell Bull Put Spreads - Earnings Should Attract Buyers - The Next Few Days Are Critical

    pete@oneoption.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Current Options Trading Strategy - I sold out of the money put credit spreads last week. This is a neutral to slightly bullish options trading strategy and I have plenty of breathing room. I don't trust the market and I will hedge by shorting the S&P futures on an intraday basis. If the SPY trades below $204, I will short the futures and I will use that as my stop. My target is SPY $203 and that will be my new stop and re-entry if it is reached. By selling out of the money bullish put spreads, I can distance myself …
  • Market Lift-off - ECB and Flash PMIs Were Bullish. Earnings Will Push Stocks Higher

    pete@oneoption.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    10:20 AM ET - This short video contains real trades from yesterday SYSTEM MAKES IT EASY TO FIND TRADES Look at the trades from Wednesday's webinar WATCH THE OPTIONS WEBINAR Subscribers are making a killing - join us. Yesterday, the ECB announced that they will purchase €60 billion in bonds per month. This QE was widely anticipated and Draghi did not disappoint. Early jitters were quickly shaken off and the market surged higher. This morning, flash PMI's came in better …
 
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  • 13 Investment Themes for 2015

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” says my friend Gary Shilling as he kicks off today’s Outside the Box. He’s referring to his investment themes for 2015. He first gives us 11 reasons to continue favoring long Treasury bonds. That’s an obvious play for him if you know his view, but it’s nevertheless a compelling one this year and one that you should think through, given the specter of deflation about in the world, the firing up of QE in Japan and Europe (w
  • 30-Year Yield Off All-Time Low

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    After yesterday’s Fed meeting, the yield on the 30-year Treasury dropped down to 2.29\%. That’s the lowest since the Treasury started issuing 30-year bonds in […]
  • Jan 29 Reversal Update and Trending Stock Scan

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    After the Fed Day Wednesday, stocks simply traded down to the lower support of the rising trendline and today rallied up logically from the key level. We’ll start with the ongoing triangle in the S&P 500 which helped us trade today so far: For a broader discussion on this ongoing and important pattern, see my update post [...]
  • Initial Jobless Claims at 15-Year Low

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    This morning we learned that initial jobless claims dropped to 265,000 last week. That’s the lowest figure since April 15, 2000. It’s also the second-lowest […]
  • The Raging Currency Wars Across Europe

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    The theater of the absurd became even more bizarre on Jan 22nd, when the European Central bank <ECB,> desperate to extract the Euro-zone’s economy from the quagmire of deflation and stagnation, decided it would try its hand at the magic elixir of “quantitative easing,” (Q€). Starting on March 1st, the ECB will inject €60-billion of liquidity into the Euro-zone’s money markets, each month until the end of Sept 2016. The ECB is the last of the Big-4 cen
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  • SEC's move puts all proposal exclusions at risk

    David Bogoslaw
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    With no cover available from no-action letters for the entire 2015 proxy season, issuers may be much more vulnerable to shareholder lawsuits      What a difference a week makes. Since my newsletter of January 7 on worries regarding proxy access, and amid heightened public debate around Whole Foods Market’s decision to exclude a shareholder’s proxy access proposal from its proxy because of its own competing proposal, the SEC has decided to halt the granting of no-action letters for the 2015 proxy season. As the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance wrote to the…
  • Sustainability, European style

    Darrell Delamaide
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    With investors increasingly basing their decisions on non-financial information, US companies are facing pressure to follow European ESG models US companies are facing pressure to step up sustainability reporting in line with companies in Europe and elsewhere as investors at home and abroad increasingly look for long-term value. This growing insistence on sustainability includes not only environmental impact but also issues like workers’ rights and governance, as the ESG designation replaces the more vague ‘socially responsible investment’ and new standards and reporting…
  • Rules and enforcement trends in compliance for 2015

    Abigail Caplovitz Field
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Enforcement is expected to be more consequential than rulemaking in 2015, but firms need to keep an eye on SEC executive pay disclosure, conflict minerals and proposed labor rules Corporate compliance officers have a lot to monitor in 2015. Major new rules, enforcement priorities and other drivers of compliance change are expected in labor and employment law, cyber-security and general corporate governance. In addition, the First Amendment issue in the conflict minerals case continues to be litigated, and increasingly heterogeneous state laws mean multi-state employers’ policies need…
  • Appointments: January 2015

    Staff writers
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Latest personnel moves at Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak and Unum Group 1) Brinker International has named Scarlett May as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. The Dallas-based company owns, operates or franchises 1,622 restaurants under the names Chili's®Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy. May has an extensive background in the casual dining industry. She most recently served as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary for Ruby Tuesday. Previously, she was an attorney at law firm Kramer Rayson in Knoxville, Tennessee.   2)  California…
  • FCPA due diligence for international M&A deals

    David Bogoslaw
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Where acquirer is still held responsible for target's pre-acquisition misconduct, costs can be priced into the deal M&A activity is expected to continue at a sustained, if not accelerated, pace in 2015 and 2016, according to Deloitte’s 2014 M&A trends report. Moreover, 59 percent of the survey’s corporate respondents and nearly 75 percent of private equity respondents say they expect to acquire a target in a foreign market. In light of that, would-be acquirers should review recent guidance from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) regarding what companies can expect when it…
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  • Habit Swapping Tip: Tempt Yourself

    Ashley Hannawacker
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If your resolution is about changing a habit, here’s something that could work. The quick fix to turning a habit of say sleeping in, into the habit of waking early to exercise is to give yourself a little hook or incentive which will propel you willingly towards the desired action. A nice smelling face cream… The post Habit Swapping Tip: Tempt Yourself appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Resolutions and Reverse Psychology

    Ashley Hannawacker
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you think you’re not very good at keeping resolutions, resolve to do nothing and watch reverse psychology work its magic. Imagine for a moment, the holidays are done and you are sitting on the couch feeling that familiar inertia that comes from too many weeks of too much eating. All you really want to… The post Resolutions and Reverse Psychology appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Stress Busters

    Ashley Hannawacker
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Forget ghost busters. The need of the day is stress busters. We need them to stride in like pest control and take care of the situation for a year at least! Fixing your stresses and anxieties or learning how to cope with issues that you can’t run away from should be at the top of… The post Stress Busters appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Some Things Can’t Be Gift-Wrapped…

    Ashley Hannawacker
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    “People give one another things that cannot be gift wrapped.” -Nadine Gordimer Follow lendingstream The post Some Things Can’t Be Gift-Wrapped… appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Skip The High Street

    Ashley Hannawacker
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A few weeks into the festive season and we’ve all done the rounds of the high streets a few too many times and the lights are already losing their sheen. Re-route to a fair and see what pottery you can score from the vintage fair for your aunt who is potty about tea pots, or… The post Skip The High Street appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
 
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  • US Annualized GDP

    Chris
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    With very little in the way of economic announcements to move the market, we believe that the focus will be on the technical analysis. The one announcement believe that we will be paying attention to is the Annualized GDP numbers out of the United States, anticipated to come out at 3.3% late in the day. … The post US Annualized GDP appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • Initial Jobless Claims January 29, 2015

    Chris
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    The EUR/USD pair fell from the 1.14 level during the session on Wednesday as the Euro continues to struggle to keep any gains. That being the case, we are still buying puts in this market as the US dollar continues to be one of the favored currencies around the world. With that, we believe that … The post Initial Jobless Claims January 29, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • FMOC January 28, 2015

    Chris
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Looking at the Wednesday session, without a doubt the most important announcement is going to be the interest-rate decision out of the United States. The FOMC of course will make a statement that of course will bring in a lot of scrutiny as well, and that is going to be the one thing to pay … The post FMOC January 28, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • UK GDP January 27, 2015

    Chris
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    With the United Kingdom releasing GDP numbers for both quarter over quarter and year-over-year today, we anticipate a lot of the action to be found in the GBP/USD pair, as well as the FTSE. That being the case, we look at the FTSE breaking above 6900 as a possibility, and would be a screaming a … The post UK GDP January 27, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • Technical Analysis for the Week of January 26, 2015

    Chris
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    http://www.binaryoptionstrategy.com We look at the upcoming week of January 26, 2015 in the binary options market.   The post Technical Analysis for the Week of January 26, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
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  • Do You Have a Plan?

    Krantcents
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    Do you have a plan? I plan starting with the end or outcome. Would you buy an airline ticket without knowing the destination?  Would you get on a bus, if you did not know where it was going?  Many young people enter college for all the wrong reasons. A college degree opens up doors, but it is what you do with it that matters!  Some day you will want to retire and you need to plan for it. I cannot imagine writing a book without having some idea about the ending.  Yet, many people start careers and rarely think about their career or lives after their career.  If you ask a young person who…
  • Cheap or Frugal, which Are You?

    Krantcents
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    Rich people are cheap! I normally avoid generalizations, but here a few examples to prove my point. J. Paul Getty, a certified oil billionaire had a pay telephone in his home, Warren Buffet drives a Cadillac (replaced his 8 year old car last year), and Donald Trump has his wife cut his hair.  Sure, you do not have to be rich to be cheap or frugal. Frugal is not cheap!! Geography matters In Los Angeles, I see rich people all the time! They drive Bentleys, Ferraris and other expensive exotic cars. They live in Beverly Hills and other parts of Los Angeles where homes begin at million or even…
  • Do you have enough retirement savings?

    Krantcents
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:07 am
    Do you have enough retirement savings?  It should be no surprise than too many Americans have not saved enough for retirement.  So much has been written about baby boomers and retirement, but a Los Angeles Times  article shows how it is not limited to them.  10,000 baby boomers turn 65 years old every day and will for the next nineteen years!  Will you have enough savings for retirement? Reality Pew Charitable Trust says Generation X (38-47 year olds.) lost almost half their wealth in the great recession between 2007 and 2010.  Young baby boomers (48-57 year olds) lost nearly 28% of…
  • What is Prosperity and how do you get there?

    Krantcents
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Economic prosperity is not really a road!  In fact, it may not be much more than a path.  It is not a location and it can only lead you to a goal.  It is filled with many curves, dead ends, U-turns, attractions, amusements, distractions and pitfalls. Google or Yahoo maps will not help you get there!  It starts with a goal and a plan.  It is taking that dream you have and making it a reality!   What stops you?  Is it fear of the unknown or ignorance?  Ignorance can be cured, if you are willing to do something about it.  I often hear young people complain about their chosen career or…
  • Annual Checkup – Your Financial Health

    Krantcents
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    Is your financial health important to you? If your answer is no, stop here! I learned a long time ago that I cannot influence everyone so I focus on the people who realize that my information is important to them. An annual checkup involves a physical examination, laboratory tests, vital signs and monitor any changes in health. An examination of your financial health is an opportunity to monitor your progress. Medical Checkup A medical physical involves determining your physical health and a financial checkup is an examination of your financial health. Similar to a medical checkup, it…
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  • What Do You Do After You Have Your Physician Employment Agreement Reviewed?

    Dennis Hursh
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    The Written Analysis of a Physician Employment Agreement The purpose of this post isn’t to try to convince you to have your physician employment agreement reviewed by a physicians’ lawyer.  I’m assuming that you already figured out the value of having your agreement reviewed by a competent physicians lawyer, and have gotten the comments back.  If you haven’t decided whether or not to get your physician employment agreement reviewed, then there is no sense reading this until you’ve made the correct decision. Get the Maximum Benefit from the Review of Your…
  • Productivity Compensation for New Physicians

    Dennis Hursh
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Several years ago I did a post on the Physician Prosperity Blog about productivity compensation for new physicians. I think it is still timely. To check it out, click here. I hope you find it useful!
  • The Bottom Line of a Covenant Not to Compete for Physicians

    Dennis Hursh
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here’s all you really need to know about the enforceability of covenants not to compete in physician employment agreements. What Lawyers Will Tell You About Covenants Not to Compete in Physician Employment Agreements (Feel free to skip this section.  As noted below, the legality of a covenant not to compete in your physician employment agreement is all but meaningless). Most lawyers will tell you that, depending on state law, covenants not to compete in physician employment agreements are generally enforceable if they are reasonable in time and distance.  In other words, if a court…
  • “Our Standard Physician Employment Contract”

    Dennis Hursh
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    It’s the oldest trick in the book, because it works.  The individual that hands you the impressively typed agreement solemnly swears that this is the employer’s “standard physician employment contract”.  You are led to believe that an act of Congress (or maybe more) is required to change one iota.  If everybody else has signed this exact physician employment agreement, why shouldn’t you? The “Standard Physician Employment Agreement” is a Mythical Creature The reason you shouldn’t sign the “standard physician employment agreement”…
  • Selling Your Medical Practice

    Dennis Hursh
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The private practice of medicine isn’t for everyone, especially for older physicians who are just tired of the grind of both managing a business (the practice) and practicing medicine.  In this post, I discuss eight things that physicians should be aware of as they enter into negotiations for the potential sale of a medical practice. This post assumes you are selling your medical practice to the hospital, but the same issues will apply if you are selling your practice to another physician. Letters of Intent Can Restrict You in the Sale of Your Medical Practice Letters of intent…
 
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  • What is Maxit?

    Robert Brauer
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    by Robert Brauer In the coming weeks and months, all of us will be undertaking the annual ritual of filing our tax returns. Filling out the appropriate IRS form is difficult enough when all we are addressing is our income from our chosen profession; needless to say, things get even more complicated when we factor in the income that we receive from our investment portfolios. Fortunately, the good people at TradeKing have created a tool to help you simplify the process of collecting, sorting, and analyzing your trading data to give you a clearer picture of your financial year, and to help…
  • How to derail your retirement

    Shelley
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Are you counting on 4%? For just a moment, think about retirement.  If you’re reading this at work, chances are retirement seems pretty darn appealing. How will you enjoy this part of your life? While retirement can be exciting to imagine, you must also think about how you will pay your bills. What withdrawal rate will you need to actually be able to live off of your portfolio?  For decades, conventional wisdom has held that, as a rule of thumb, you can withdraw 4% from your portfolio each year, plus an annual increase for inflation, with a high probability that you will outlast your…
  • Solving the retirement cash flow dilemma

    Shelley
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Let’s be real, planning for retirement can be a little tricky. You never know how long you’re going to be retired and you certainly can’t predict what’s going to happen during that time. Moreover, you’re still going to have bills to pay and a life to live. That’s why it’s vital to have cash flow coming in every month from your portfolio. That’s exactly where the Snider Investment Method comes in. The Snider Method is a long-term investment strategy that uses a combination of stock, options, and cash, along with specific techniques that are applied in a specific…
  • The Quest for Retirement Income

    Shelley
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Chances are, a day will come when you either can’t or no longer want to work – typically, that’s called retirement. Many of us dream about retirement, but before you can truly enjoy this time of your life, you have to figure out how will you pay your bills and provide for yourself when you no longer have a W-2 paycheck coming in. In our last article, we made the case for cash flow investing. Traditionally, investors seeking cash flow, or yield, from their portfolios have been left wanting more than what their limited choices have to offer. This is exactly why we developed the Snider…
  • The Case for Cash Flow

    Shelley
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    If you retired today, would you be able to pay your bills and maintain the type of lifestyle you desire? There are many who believe they’re too young or too busy to worry about retirement. They’ve fooled themselves into thinking that they have plenty of time to figure that out. The truth is, regardless of your age, retirement will be here before you know it. Do you really want to spend your golden years worrying about when and where your next dollar is coming from? Let’s talk about investing for capital appreciation, because chances are, that’s how you’re currently…
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    Credit Card Help Topics

  • 4 lottery winner mistakes you can learn from

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    Evelyn Basehore spent $5.4 million not from one, but two Pick Six jackpots, on gambling. It took William “Bud” Post just three months to blow through his first annual payment of nearly $500,000 after a $16.2 million jackpot win. Michael Carroll spent his $15.5 million in lottery winnings on drugs, gambling and prostitutes. Unfortunately, these unlucky ducks aren't the exception. They're the rule, according to a 2010 study by economists at Vanderbilt University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Kentucky. They collected data from nearly 35,000 Florida…
  • Surprise card perk: extended warranty

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Did your pricey appliance, gadget or phone bust a couple days after the warranty ran out? If you bought it with a credit card, you might be in luck. That's because some cards will tack extra time, typically a year, onto a manufacturer warranty on a product purchased in full with that card. “If you use the right card when you make a purchase, you get an extended warranty for free,” says Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org. Credit card extended warranties 101 To make sure you're protected, it's important to look at two things: the details of the extended…
  • 5 things that matter most to your FICO score

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Hi Erica, Did my score from a credit card start yet? I got my first and only credit card with a $500 down payment last week. Does it start now? I don't want my $500 to be in the bank forever. –Dan Dear Dan, Patience, my friend. It takes time to build a reputation, good, bad or middling. For that reason, your credit score — the most common being the FICO — will need about six months' worth of information before it can produce an accurate reading of how you're managing that credit card. It all comes down to what is listed on your credit report. Presuming the…
  • 7 tips to cut college costs

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    You've done the right thing and saved for both retirement for yourself and college for your kids. Your goal? Avoid saddling your children with student loans, or worse, the cost of supporting you in your later years. Yet, you find yourself coming up short due to rising college costs. That's not a surprise, given that in-state tuition, fees, room and board average about $19,000 for the 2014-2015 school year. Those rising costs are one of the reasons why student loan debt for 2012 graduates runs about $29,400. That poses the question: Should you dip into your retirement to make up the…
  • Building credit takes time, patience

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Hi Erica, I have “no” credit except bills and debts. I am one of the poor people (yes, I admit it) here in the US of A who can't get good credit cards. What should I do to get ahead?? The deck is stacked against me and people like me. I can't even rent because of no credit. Everyone turns me down. –”Pat” Dear Pat, I feel your frustration. However, you've got to analyze your personal situation with as much objectivity as you can muster. Of course, some people are born with economic advantages, yet that doesn't mean you can't claw your way…
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    AlphaClone | News & Analysis

  • Dynamic Hedge Trigger Analysis 1950 to 2014

    Maz Jadallah
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    This market has got us a little "hedge trigger" happy.  I was having a conversation (more like a debate) late last year with a financial advisor at a very large wealth management firm about our dynamic hedge rule.  To refresh your memory, our rule works off of the 200 day simple moving average for the S&P 500.  At the end of every month, we look at the index against its 200 SMA. If the index closes below the average, we hedge and wait till the end of the following month to evaluate whether we remove the hedge or maintain it.  We remove it if the S&P 500 closes above its 200 SMA at…
  • AlphaClone Strategies Outperform #1 Ranked Funds for 3 Year Returns

    Maz Jadallah
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
     3 Year Performance Highlights AlphaClone Activist Masters outperforms #1 Morningstar ranked large cap blend (SVFFX) and #1 ranked large cap growth (VHCAX) funds for 3 year returns.  The strategy returned 26.7% annualized vs. 26.5% for the #1 ranked large cap growth fund and 26.2% for the #1 ranked large cap blend fund.​​​​​​​​​ AlphaClone International rivaled the #1 Morningstar ranked foreign large blend fund (PIPDX) for 3 year returns.  The strategy returned 17.4% annualized vs 18% annualized for the #1 ranked fund.  The #2 ranked fund (APHKX) returned 17.02% for 3…
  • Retirement Advice from Warren Buffett

    Maz Jadallah
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    Earlier this year, during an interview on CNBC, Warren Buffett commented on how he would like his wife and her trustees to invest the cash she would inherit upon his death. The advice made waves because it was shockingly simple: “What I advise here is essentially identical to certain instructions I’ve laid out in my will. One bequest provides that cash will be delivered to a trustee for my wife’s benefit. . . . My advice to the trustee could not be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund. (I suggest…
  • Find the Pattern

    Maz Jadallah
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    We're not really seeing the results we want from our hedge fund allocations, we're going to focus on accessing active managers through cheaper vehicles. We're not really seeing the results we want with our active manager allocations, we're going to focus on accessing risk premia passively. We're not really seeing the results we want with our financial advisor and the passive portfolio they've constructed for us, we're going to focus on reducing our investment costs and simplifying our life by using robo-advisors. We're not really sure exactly what the difference is between one robo-advisor…
  • AlphaClone Index Report | Q2 2014 Rebalance

    Maz Jadallah
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Introducing our quarterly index rebalance report.  We sent the report below out a few weeks ago to our subscriber list.  This report will be updated and distributed quartelry and will highight index additions/deletions, index performance and sector allocations.  The report also includes a discussion of the index's investment objectives, construction methodology and hedging mechanism.  If you'd like to recieve these reports promptly when they are published and you're not already on our mailing list, please complete the form at right.
 
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    Forex Trading Info

  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services To Perth?s Plastics Industry

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd has been in operation for the last four years with the sole objective of designing, developing and implementing ICT solutions that are efficient, affordable and robust. The privately owned company has recently added additional services to its portfolio to include consultancy and business process outsourcing services. The Plastics Industry has been in operations for many years but has lacked modern and cost-effective software that enables business operations to meet their goals and objectives; consequently,…
  • Advanta IRA Invites Investors to Attend Nationwide Webinar: Self-Directed IRA Essentials

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 A self-directed IRA has the potential to garner substantial investment earnings and provides crucial diversification in retirement portfolios. These accounts are becoming more widely used because they allow alternative investments as assets. Alternative investments include but are not limited to real estate, mortgages, notes, LLC?s, private stock, tax liens and certificates, oil and gas options, foreign exchange and currency trading, and much more. Additionally, there are many different retirement plans that can be self-directed and earn income on…
  • Trading Advantage Celebrates 20 years of Trading Education by Giving Away up to $20 million in Cutting Edge Contest

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Trading Advantage, a global leader in trading education, will launch the ?20 for Twenty? contest on Friday, potentially giving away up to $ 20 million to contestants for guessing the closing price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Both innovative and relevant to Trading Advantage?s core business of financial education, the ?20 for Twenty? contest allows contestants to guess online the closing price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) on October 10th. The twenty people with the closest guesses to the closing value of the DJIA on October 10,…
  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services To Perth?s Panel And Paint Industry

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Founded four years ago, Anahata has developed into a fledging software company that offers customized ICT solutions that are affordable, cost-effective and durable. The privately owned firm has carved out a niche for itself in the market by delivering through the analysis, implementation and design of software that is usable by small and medium scale enterprises. The Panel and Paint industry is regarded as an industry that requires accuracy in measurement as well as quality services to clients. In this regard, the business management…
  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services to Perth?s Lime Industry

    15 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Established in Perth in 2010, Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd has evolved to become a leading customized ICT solutions provider within Perth and its environs as well as other parts of the world. To this end, the firm focuses on the research, development and production of low-cost, efficient and durable software products. It also provides consultancy services in Business Management via outsourcing. The ever growing Lime industry has become highly competitive especially in the case of the small to medium size businesses in Perth. Consequently,…
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  • SharePlanner Reversal Indicator: Tepid Bullishness

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    The SharePlanner Reversal Indicator charts are both pointing up but are both on shaky ground.  The Daily SPRI is in the latter parts of its move, and nearing what could be some resistance before reaching the extremes.  Here's the Daily SPRI: Read more...
  • FOMC Statement 1/28/15

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For immediate release Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace.  Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.  On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources continues to diminish.  Household spending is rising moderately; recent declines in energy prices have boosted household purchasing power.  Business fixed investment is advancing, while the recovery in the housing…
  • Today's Trading Plan: Apple Helping Matters

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 am
    Pre-market update: Asian markets traded 0.2% higher. European markets are trading 0.5% lower. US futures are trading 0.4% higher ahead of the market open.  Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): MBA Purchase Applications (7:30), EIA Petroleum Status Report (10:30), FOMC Meeting Announcement (2) Technical Outlook (SPX): Heavy, heavy sell-off yesterday that may have started the fifth reversal of the month of January. Insane for traders trying to find a consistent trend to take advantage of.  Apple (AAPL) earnings last night provided at the least, a temporary halt to…
  • Swing Trading Watch-List: TEVA, D, QEP, GT, HOT

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    It was an incredible year of trading in 2014. Now I am in the thick of 2015 and another year of profitability. Whether you are new to trading or experienced, you need to be part of the SharePlanner Splash Zone by signing up for a Free 7-Day Trial where you will be given access to the member chat room as well as receive all of my swing-trade alerts via email and text (international too). Not to mention, you can also auto-trade all the trades that make. If you'd like to see just how good my past performance was in 2014 and over the years, you can do so by checking out my past…
  • Trade Setups To Consider For The Short Side

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    The Dip Buyers came in strong this afternoon and are trying to propel the market back to break even possibly.  Rarely is it a good thing for SPX to open 30 handles lower and expect that it will stay there. Instead the best sell-offs are those that occur when the market opens higher or flat.  There simply are too many people out there still that sees a gap down as a buying opportunity.  With that said there are still numerous events this week that could ultimately push the market back lower again - Apple earnings and FOMC statement to name a few. So the list below could remain…
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    Financial Mentor

  • Simple, Free Investment Advice Can Cost You A Fortune

    Todd Tresidder
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Discover How The Inherent Complexity Of Investing Makes Over-Simplified And Free Investment Advice Your Most Expensive Choice. Key Ideas Why investing is complex, but personal finance is simple. How “buy and hold” is a special case, investment half-truth dangerous to your wealth. Reveals why ambiguity and complexity are an investor’s best friend… seriously! We desire simplicity and comprehensibility. We wish things worked the way they’re supposed to. We long for black to be black and white to be white. Why do we want these things? Because it gives us confidence…
  • Top 26 Warning Signs Of Investment Fraud

    Todd Tresidder
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    How To Uncover Even The Best Disguised Investment Fraud Before It Costs You Money. Key Ideas Learn the key to safeguarding your portfolio. Why you’ll likely be a victim if you don’t know these warning signs. Discover 5 easy-to-remember principles for quick protection. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Appearances can deceive when trying to protect yourself from investment fraud. Sharp looking companies with trustworthy facades are used by con-men to instill confidence in their victims. Rented office spaces, receptionists, professionally designed brochures, impressive web…
  • How To Retire Early: 6 Essential Strategies You Must Know…

    Todd Tresidder
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    If You Want To Know How To Retire Early, Here Are The 6 Essential Strategies That Can Make Or Break Your Financial Security. Key Ideas Discover the three best paths to build wealth for early retirement. Learn how to tame the inflation monster. Reveals 3 simple rules to creating perpetual retirement income you can never outlive. Early retirement planning is identical to conventional retirement planning with one big exception – time. You have less time to achieve your financial goals, and more time that your money must last after retiring. What this means is you have a shortened, accelerated…
  • The Ten Commandments Of Wealth Building

    Todd Tresidder
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Discover the Ten Key Principles to Build True Wealth (Surprise! It’s about a lot more than just making money.) Key Ideas How you can build wealth automatically with the least amount of effort. How “environments” and habits can literally pull you toward your wealth goals. 6 different types of leverage to build your wealth. True wealth is about a lot more than just growing your net worth. Yes, it’s true that financial independence is all about money, but living a wealthy life is not. This distinction is critical. We’ve all seen rich people who are miserable, and…
  • Are Safe Withdrawal Rates Really Safe?

    Todd Tresidder
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Discover The Little-Known, But Highly Dangerous Risks Hiding Behind The 4% Rule, And The Simple Solutions to Correct the Problem Key Ideas Reveals the hidden dangers behind the 4% Rule that every future retiree must know. Learn how supposed “safe” withdrawal rates can allow you to run out of money before you run out of life. Get the 4 step process that safeguards your retirement savings against potential errors. What do retirees in 1921, 1966, and 2010 have in common? Very little… and that’s the problem. Each faced a different life expectancy and invested in a different…
 
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    Binary Option Strategy » Binary Options Daily Market News

  • US Annualized GDP

    Chris
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    With very little in the way of economic announcements to move the market, we believe that the focus will be on the technical analysis. The one announcement believe that we will be paying attention to is the Annualized GDP numbers out of the United States, anticipated to come out at 3.3% late in the day. … The post US Annualized GDP appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • Initial Jobless Claims January 29, 2015

    Chris
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    The EUR/USD pair fell from the 1.14 level during the session on Wednesday as the Euro continues to struggle to keep any gains. That being the case, we are still buying puts in this market as the US dollar continues to be one of the favored currencies around the world. With that, we believe that … The post Initial Jobless Claims January 29, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • FMOC January 28, 2015

    Chris
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Looking at the Wednesday session, without a doubt the most important announcement is going to be the interest-rate decision out of the United States. The FOMC of course will make a statement that of course will bring in a lot of scrutiny as well, and that is going to be the one thing to pay … The post FMOC January 28, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • UK GDP January 27, 2015

    Chris
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    With the United Kingdom releasing GDP numbers for both quarter over quarter and year-over-year today, we anticipate a lot of the action to be found in the GBP/USD pair, as well as the FTSE. That being the case, we look at the FTSE breaking above 6900 as a possibility, and would be a screaming a … The post UK GDP January 27, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
  • Technical Setups January 26, 2015

    Chris
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    With the BBA Mortgage Approvals announcement out of the United Kingdom being the biggest announcement during the Monday session, we do not anticipate much in the way of market moving news. However, we can look to technical analysis to give us an idea of where the markets may go to. Looking at the silver market, … The post Technical Setups January 26, 2015 appeared first on Binary Option Strategy.
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  • Wall Street gains in choppy session as traders juggle mixed messages

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday, helped by firmer oil prices, even as mixed corporate news and confusion over U.S. monetary policy left investors anxious about which way to turn. The S&P 500 index was up 0.9 percent in the afternoon after a decline of as much as 0.6 percent earlier in the session and oil futures turned positive on a day when strong job market data contrasted with disappointing reports from Alibaba and Qualcomm. The market has been advancing and retreating within a range of 200 to 300 points for some time as…
  • Wall Street gains in choppy session as traders juggle mixed messages

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday, helped by firmer oil prices, even as mixed corporate news and confusion over U.S. monetary policy left investors anxious about which way to turn. The S&P 500 index was up 0.9 percent in the afternoon after a decline of as much as 0.6 percent earlier in the session and oil futures turned positive on a day when strong job market data contrasted with disappointing reports from Alibaba and Qualcomm. The market has been advancing and retreating within a range of 200 to 300 points for some time as traders grapple with good and bad earnings…
  • Wall Street gains in choppy session as traders juggle mixed messages

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday, helped by firmer oil prices, even as mixed corporate news and confusion over U.S. monetary policy left investors anxious about which way to turn. The S&P 500 index was up 0.9 percent in the afternoon after a decline of as much as 0.6 percent earlier in the session and oil futures turned positive on a day when strong job market data contrasted with disappointing reports from Alibaba and Qualcomm. The market has been advancing and retreating within a range of 200 to 300 points for some time as traders grapple with good and bad earnings…
  • Politics, mobile overshadow Alibaba’s fairy-tale run

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The Chinese e-commerce giant has acquired a rosy aura since its record-breaking IPO last spring, revealing growth rates and volumes that dwarfed industry stalwarts Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc. Now, Wall Street is cutting back on expectations in part because of fears that Chinese regulators are sharpening their scrutiny of counterfeit products on e-commerce sites, an endemic problem that Alibaba and others have fought for years. "As the China-factor gets tempered, then excitement (around Alibaba) is going to get tempered as well," Cantor Fitzgerald's Youssef Squali said, after…
  • Politics, mobile overshadow Alibaba’s fairy-tale run

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The Chinese e-commerce giant has acquired a rosy aura since its record-breaking IPO last spring, revealing growth rates and volumes that dwarfed industry stalwarts Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc. Now, Wall Street is cutting back on expectations in part because of fears that Chinese regulators are sharpening their scrutiny of counterfeit products on e-commerce sites, an endemic problem that Alibaba and others have fought for years. "As the China-factor gets tempered, then excitement (around Alibaba) is going to get tempered as well," Cantor Fitzgerald's Youssef Squali said, after…
 
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    ETF DAILY NEWS

  • Can Bill Gross Revive Janus Capital Group Inc?

    David Bettencourt
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Kent Thune: Bill Gross may have parted ways with PIMCO, but that doesn’t mean he’s no longer the bond king. But is his fixed income royalty background enough to retain his crown and make Janus Capital Group (NYSE:JNS) a leader in the mutual fund universe once again? Today, it is likely that more investors are aware of Bill Gross than they are of Janus. But if you have beeninvesting with mutual funds, or paying attention to capital markets since the late 1990s, you’ll recall that Janus funds were the hottest of holdings, capitalizing on the demand for large-cap growth stocks with…
  • Jeff Gundlach Warns The Fed Is About To Make A Big Mistake

    David Bettencourt
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Tyler Durden: Since The FOMC’s “hawkish” statement, bond yields have utterly cratered as near-record speculative short positioning in bonds unwind the long-end (and worries about international problems – “and readings on financial and international developments”). However, fundamentally speaking, DoubleLine’s Jeff Gundlach explains, the Federal Reserve is on the brink of making a big mistake simply put, “if Fed Chair Janet Yellen goes ahead with this plan (to raise rates for ‘philosophical reasons’), she runs the risk of having…
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Breaks The Law

    David Bettencourt
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Brad Hoppmann: Betting against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was a bad move last year. Will this year be the same? If last quarter is any indication, the biggest company on Earth will only get bigger in 2015. On the other hand, most folks think apples are delicious — and someone might take a bite out of this one. Last night Apple (AAPL) reported results for the last quarter of 2014, and it was a blowout. Headline writers couldn’t find enough adjectives to describe it. Here are some examples. •  Apple Delivers Quarter for the Ages (Wall Street Journal) •  Apple’s World Domination…
  • Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): How The New Model S P85D Insane Mode Works

    David Bettencourt
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Abby Higgs: Is Elon Musk actually Batman? Because he created a real-life Batmobile… Musk, founder of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), has given Tesla drivers a thrill (wait until you see the video) with a crazy little button on the new Tesla Model S P85D. The latest S model is equipped with dual ultra-energy-efficient motors that allow it to achieve a top speed of 155 mph. The best part about it is the digital toggle button on the car’s dashboard screen – the one marked “Insane Mode.” This new Model S P85D feature has customers exhilarated, as you can see… So what…
  • Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Will Spin Off Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

    David Bettencourt
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Jay Taylor:  It is the moment Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) investors have been nervously awaiting. Yesterday, along with the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer announced what the struggling tech company intends do with its massive stake in e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA). Yahoo will split its entire stake in Alibaba into a separate company, with plans to complete the Alibaba spinoff by the end of this year. In 2005 Yahoo’s founder and then-CEO Jerry Yang decided to invest in Alibaba. Though the young e-commerce company had…
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    Volatility Futures & Options

  • Machine Learning in Finance Workshop

    onlyvix.blogspot.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The Data Science Institute at Columbia University and Bloomberg are holding a workshop on Machine Learning in Finance. The presentations look interesting and the price is right - just $30 if you have a valid student ID, or $100 if you don't.Some research articles are already available for download - Shawn Mankad's research or regulatory feedback is available on his website, Marti Subrahmanyam's research on options is available here. I'm probably going; if you're looking to network send me an email.
  • Opalesque.tv Volatility Interviews

    onlyvix.blogspot.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    Opalesque.tv has two most interesting interviews: first, from 2012 with Michael Wexler of Maple Leaf, and second , posted earlier this month, with Dr Andrew Cumming of Blackheath Volatility Arbitrage. It is not often that you hear detailed interviews from volatility arbitrage managers, so I thought to post the links in case my readers missed it.Volatility trading is complex, and there are many more volatility strategies than there are equity strategies, but the funds mentioned above do run a similar core strategy - both sell ATM options and buy / overbuy wings (similar strategy is purportedly…
  • Notes From Academia: Exercise Boundary Violations in American-Style Options

    onlyvix.blogspot.com
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Here is the link to the research paper - Exercise Boundary Violations in American-Style Options: The Rule, not the ExceptionAbstract: An exercise boundary violation (EBV) occurs when the current bid price for an American option in the market is below intrinsic value. A seller at this price leaves money on the table and the buyer receives an arbitrage profit. In a liquid market, competition among dealers should drive up the bid prices and eliminate the arbitrage. An analysis of intraday data shows that EBVs are the norm, not the exception, with near-term in-the-money equity calls and puts the…
  • Volatility of Average

    onlyvix.blogspot.com
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Different commodity including some volatility and bitcoin futures settle to an average value. For example VSTOXX settles to 1 minute sampled average value of the index in the last half hour of trading, Bitmex XBT/USD futures settle to 1 minute sampled average value of the last two hours of trading, Atlas ATS BTC/USD futures and options settle to a 24 hour average of the last calendar day of the month.Correct modelling of this is interesting for both options and futures pricing, as average process has obviously less volatility than "regular" process. How much less? Well, apparently I fell…
  • Updated Expiration Calendar

    onlyvix.blogspot.com
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Happy New 2015 to volatility traders everywhere! I have updated Expiration Calendar with expiration dates for all listed volatility futures in the world. What is new since the last update? Well, several things:1 - Eurex added Variance Futures on Eurostoxx 50 Index (EVAR). Cannot say I'm excited about the product - CBOE tried to list variance futures twice without success.2 - India VIX, weekly expirations on Tuesdays, 3 contracts listed at the time. Not sure who decided that NSE India needs weekly volatility contracts, instead of regular monthly contracts, like everything else on the…
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    RoboForex News

  • New opportunities for iOS users at RoboOption (RoboForex)

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Dear Clients and Partners! RoboOption project is growing and developing rapidly, that is why the Company’s clients have more and more opportunities for trading and earning. Today, we’re pleased to inform you that RoboOption has completed developing RoboOption application for iOS and it is now available for free downloading from AppStore. RoboOption mobile trading platform for iOS allows you to trade currencies, commodities, shares and indexes from anywhere in the world, and makes the trading process convenient and secure. Main features of the application: User-friendly interface 3…
  • RoboForex webinars during the next week (RoboForex)

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Dear traders! The RoboForex Company is offering you to improve you knowledge about Forex market and take part in our webinars that are specially intended for this purpose. Our online webinars are waiting for all those who want to become a market specialist and learn more about trading at Forex market. Join us! The following topics will be discussed during our webinars in the nearest future: 26/01/2015, 8:00 PM - Forecasting The Week Ahead. 28/01/2015, 8:00 PM - Follow up Analysis. You can register and find more detailed information on the topics and webinars schedule in…
  • Changes in trading conditions for CHF instruments (RoboForex)

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Dear Clients! We’re informing you that starting 8 AM EET, January 21st 2015, opening new positions for CHF instruments in MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader5 platforms will be available again. The following currency pairs will be fully accessible for trading: AUDCHF, CADCHF, CHFJPY, EURCHF, GBPCHF, NZDCHF, USDCHF. Along with this, new marginal requirements for the above-mentioned currency pairs will be set: For MetaTrader4 and MetaTrader5 ECN accounts, the leverage for CHF instruments will be 12 times less than the current leverage of the trading account. For MetaTrader4 and MetaTrader5…
  • Changes in trading schedule on Metals (RoboForex)

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Dear Clients! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on January 19th and 20th, XAUUSD and XAGUSD will be traded according to the following schedule:   January 19th, 2015 – no trading. January 20th, 2015 – trading starts at 9 AM server time. Starting January 21st, 2015, the above-mentioned instruments will be available for trading as usual. Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity. Sincerely, RoboForex RoboForex is an international financial group. RoboTrade Ltd, an…
  • Protection of RoboForex clients’ funds (RoboForex)

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Dear Clients and Partners! Despite an unprecedented strengthening of the Swiss Franc during the trading session on Thursday, January 15th, the most of our clients were able to avoid serious losses thanks to the preventive actions made by our Company to increase marginal requirements for the EURCHF currency pair. As for our clients, who suffered heavy losses that exceed their deposits, the Company applied its full-time protection from the negative balance account. In general, despite negative consequences of this event for some brokerage companies, RoboForex financial group continues operating…
 
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    Concur Blog

  • Need a ride? We can help.

    Concur
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    At GBTA Europe last fall, Concur announced another partnership with the international car hire company Sixt, based in Germany. But if you’ve been paying close attention over the past several years you’ve noticed that Concur boasts an array or global partnerships with car hire, limo, ground transportation and taxi services. In most major business cities across the globe, we can help you get a ride. Whether it’s to the airport, in luxury, or for a large group Concur partnerships make it easier to get around when traveling for business, and to get those services expensed when you get home.
  • Nap Pods – The Next Frontier of Travel Luxury

    D'Laina Boynton
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    As an experienced traveler, you always ensure that your flight is on time before you leave for the airport. However, whether your flight actually departs on time is another story. You know the scenario: you arrive to your gate only to learn that your plane is delayed and won’t be taking off for several hours. A few years ago, your only options would be to just sit and wait, eat an overpriced meal or walk around the terminal. Is there a better solution than just waiting in the uncomfortable airport chairs? Yes, it turns out that there is! Nap pods, private and enclosed rooms, which are…
  • Staying True to Our Values to Deliver the Perfect Trip

    Steve Singh
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    As Concur enters a new year and a new chapter as part of SAP, we’ve been getting some questions about our vision and strategy going forward. To understand where we’re headed, I think it makes sense to revisit a bit of our history and what makes us Concur.   Fifteen years ago, when Concur was a young company facing big challenges, we came together to define our values. To endure as a company, we needed guiding principles — core values that would shape us that day and every day going forward. Defining and staying true to those core values has pushed us to aim high and to take bold…
  • Celebrate National Pie Day – January 23rd

    D'Laina Boynton
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Did you know that today is National Pie Day? Every January 23rd since 1986, the American Pie Council sponsors Pie Day to celebrate with fellow pie lovers. Last year the American Pie Council polled 1,000 respondents where it found that apple pie is America’s favorite pie. Chocolate and pumpkin pie tied for second and cherry was America’s third favorite. Who invented pies? It is estimated that the first pie was created in ancient Greece (around 9500 BC)consisting of meat and seasonings. In the late 1800s it was brought to America, where eventually sweet filling was introduced.  …
  • Small is mighty: Tips for growing your business in 2015

    Jerame Thurik
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    As we dive head first into 2015, turns out there’s a lot of good news to celebrate. Small and medium businesses are thriving. Since 1995, small businesses have provided 65% of net new jobs in the U.S. and employ over 50% of the working population – making them more important to the economy than ever. Small and medium businesses are often willing to take risks that bigger corporations cannot, which frequently put them at the forefront of innovation. In addition, close ties to their communities help ensure they know what their customers need and want. So how can small and medium businesses…
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    TSI NetworkDaily Archives | TSI Network

  • Investor proxy votes help this stock soar

    Pat McKeough
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Every Thursday we bring you one of our best U.S. stock picks. You get our specific recommendation on the stocks we profile, with a full explanation of how we arrived at our opinion. You will read about stocks making moves you should know about, most often from coverage in our newsletter on U.S. investing, Wall Street Stock Forecaster. This week’s U.S. pick comes from our advisory for more aggressive investors, Stock Pickers Digest. BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS (New York symbol BR; www.broadridge.com) serves the investment industry in three main areas: investor communications, securities…
  • Investor Toolkit: You can strengthen your RRSP when you take money out

    Pat McKeough
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing strategy, and shows you how you can put it into practice right away. Today’s tip: “If you’re going to dip into your RRSP to raise cash, you can make it a positive transaction that actually strengthens the portfolio within your RRSP.” Two weeks ago, we wrote about how to achieve a…
  • 2015 Canadian Investors Tax Guide is ready to download free

    Pat McKeough
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    Yes, you can collect up to $49,284 in dividends every year, and not pay a single dime in income tax. You simply have to know how to invest with the tax code in mind. You need a guide in front of you that cuts through the maze of Canada’s tax laws and concentrates on the rulings that are most important to investors. You have to know where you can save and where you can gain with smart tax planning. That’s why we put together the TSI Network Tax Guide for Canadian Investors 2015. Our tax guide is written from an investor’s point of view. This sets it apart from most tax…
  • Best Canadian Stocks: Hidden assets help WestJet profits soar

    Scott Clayton
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    Every Tuesday we bring you “Best Canadian Stocks.” You get our specific recommendations on the stocks we profile, with a full explanation of how we arrived at our opinion. You’ll read about stocks making moves you should know about, from coverage  in one of our three newsletters featuring Canadian stocks—The Successful InvestorStock Pickers Digest and Canadian Wealth Advisor WESTJET AIRLINES (Toronto symbol WJA; www.westjet.com) serves 91 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Its fleet of 109 modern Boeing 737s are 30% more fuel efficient than…
  • Clean energy stock going in the wrong direction

    Pat McKeough
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Every Monday we feature “A Stock to Sell” as our daily post. With every stock or investment we recommend as a sell, we give you a full explanation of why we advise against investing in it at this time. Westport Innovations (symbol WPT on Toronto; www.westport.com) develops technology that lets engines operate on gaseous fuels, such as natural gas or hydrogen. The company also has a 50/50 joint venture with Cummins Inc. (symbol CMI on New York) called Cummins Westport Inc. The partnership sells a range of low-emission alternative-fuel engines for medium-duty trucks. In the nine…
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    ForexPromos

  • Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 26 January

    Editorial Team
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Weekly currency indices technical analysis for the week of 26th - 30th January. Currency index analysis based on LiteForex currency indices instruments. Read the weekly analysis based on price action to find the best forex currency pairs to trade. EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 26 January appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Dealing Desk or Non Dealing Desk? – The SNB Aftermath

    Editorial Team
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:54 am
    Last week’s Swiss National Bank shocker caught the markets off guard posting heavy casualties which was felt more with the retail forex trading industry. Traders and brokers alike got caught up in a black swan event which led to quite a few brokers going bust while some reputable brokerages seeking capital to continue to keep […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Dealing Desk or Non Dealing Desk? – The SNB Aftermath appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 19 January

    Editorial Team
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:34 am
    Weekly currency indices technical analysis for the week of 19th - 23rd January. Currency index analysis based on LiteForex currency indices instruments. Read the weekly analysis based on price action to find the best forex currency pairs to trade. EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 19 January appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Variable spreads and why they matter

    Editorial Team
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Forex brokers nowadays offer a lot better choice of trading conditions for their customers. When it comes to spreads, brokers usually offer either fixed spreads or variable spreads. Fixed spreads are known to be the key giveaway for market markers, or brokers that operate a dealing desk or acting as a counter party and thus […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Variable spreads and why they matter appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 12 January

    Editorial Team
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Weekly currency indices technical analysis for the week of 12th - 16th January. Currency index analysis based on LiteForex currency indices instruments. Read the weekly analysis based on price action to find the best forex currency pairs to trade. EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 12 January appeared first on ForexPromos.
 
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    Option Alpha

  • Show 017 : The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Debit Spreads

    Japz
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I completely break-down one of the worst trade alerts we’ve ever seen using a debit spread. And it honestly gets to the heart of why I started this website and blog more than 8 years ago; because there are still horrible companies and services out there publishing […]
  • Show 016 : Interview with Henrick Santander – Full-Time Job & Creating A Trading System That Fits Your Lifestyle

    Japz
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I had a chance to interview Henrick Santander, the guy behind http://www.the-lazy-trader.com who currently works a full-time job but is passionate about creating a trading system that fits his lifestyle. You’ll hear how this long time Cuban (of 26 years) moved to Canada and is now trading […]
  • Show 015 : How Often Does The Stock Market Really “Crash”?

    Japz
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ever wonder how often going back in history the stock market “crashes”? I mean we know that cyclical markets means another one will eventually happen (it’s just a matter of time) but when? Or how often? We did the research for you and analyzed the market data going back to 1928 (as far as we […]
  • Show 014 : Why “Stop-Loss” Orders Could Actually Be Creating More Losing Trades

    Japz
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this session of The Option Alpha Podcast I’ll explain why most traders think stop-loss orders help manage risk and protect them when in fact they end up creating more losing trades. Using the “Lazy Trader” program I’ll show you with concrete numbers on live trades how a stop-loss order would create 50% more losing […]
  • Show 013 : Mastering Stock Beta And Underlying Asset Correlations

    Japz
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you start to trade more often and with more positions, remaining as neutral as possible will help smooth out your returns over time. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get directional (betting on a move up or down in something) but it does mean that you have to know how to re-balance your portfolio. […]
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    Shareworld Market Update

  • Market News -

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:19 am
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  • Market News - 28th January 2015

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:34 am
    08.27 FTSE +24.86 at 6836.64 Wall Street closed -291.49 at 17387.21 GBP/US$1.5174 Brent crude US$49.01 Gold US$1288.03 Today Sterling 3-month LIBOR % (Vs %) Dollar 3-month LIBOR % (Vs %)
  • Market News -

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    GBP/US$ Brent crude US$ Gold US$ Today
  • Market News - 27th January 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    15.45 FTSE -77.86 at 6774.54 15.45 Wall Street -388.46 at 17290.09 GBP/US$1.5212 Brent crude US$48.31 Gold US$1295.53 Today Sterling 3-month LIBOR % (Vs %) Dollar 3-month LIBOR % (Vs %)
  • Market News - 26th January 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    15.12 FTSE -14.76 at 6818.60 15.12 Wall Street -48.04 at 17625.91 GBP/US$1.5062 Brent crude US$48.53 Gold US$1277.57 Today Sterling 3-month LIBOR % (Vs %) Dollar 3-month LIBOR % (Vs %)
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    Wall Street Rant

  • Doubleline Data Fail, The Stock Market Has been up for 7 straight years...and More!

    The Wall Street Ranter
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Recently Jeffrey Gundlach from Doubleline had a conference call and soon the below chart was being passed around Twitter (even I passed it around, before stopping to think about it for a second).However, as people may recall, we had quite strong markets in both the 80s and 90s. Yet this chart shows that the streaks never got longer than 5 years in those decades. However, a quick check of the history books will remind everyone that the market was up 8 straight years from 1982-1989 and then was also up 9 straight years from 1991-1999. Below are the 2 separate streaks. You will also…
  • How The Largest Actively Managed Mutual Funds From 15 years Ago Performed

    The Wall Street Ranter
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
    You can't go long without reading an article about the death of active management. Somewhere in a discussion like that you will also hear that the larger a fund gets the more likely it is to under-perform. My purpose of this post is not to get into either of those issues but I thought it would be interesting to take a glimpse back in time to the largest funds of 1999 (15 years ago).For this exercise I decided to screen for the largest actively managed funds 15 years ago (8/1999) which had the S&P 500 as their prospectus benchmark. The top 10 results looked like thisSo how did they do?
  • Test Makers Fail Financial Literacy Test

    The Wall Street Ranter
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    So news was recently going around about a Financial Literacy Test made by the OECD. The Wall Street Journal provided 5 sample questions from the test and I must say that the OECD fails it's own question.First of all I'm switching the "zeds" to $ for typing purposes. So Mrs Jones current loan balance is $7400, it has a 15% interest rate with monthly payments of $150. This means that the loan will take 78 payments (months) to payoff and TOTAL INTEREST paid over the life of the loan will be $4,178 (yes below it equals $4,180 due to rounding).However, if she decides to take out a new larger…
  • Many Government Bonds Yielding Less Than United States

    The Wall Street Ranter
    15 May 2014 | 6:40 pm
    I can't listen to a talking head, bond manager, strategist or seemingly anyone without hearing about how "Rates can only go higher from here". When in reality THEY CAN go lower! In fact, when you look around the world, on a relative basis, THEY SHOULD!Look at that list and tell me the United States should pay more on their debt then all those countries. France is borrowing at 1.77% people, FRANCE! You have Japan borrowing at a rate 76% lower than the US with more than twice the debt. Now all this doesn't mean the united states SHOULD trade lower, but it's either that or others SHOULD…
  • A Look At Sloppy Nonsensical Mutual Fund / ETF Analysis

    The Wall Street Ranter
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    I read a lot of stuff online so I should be used to sloppy-stupid nonsensical things written online. However, this one titled "Why ETFs Are Better than Mutual Funds, in Two Charts" hits it on every base of stupidity. Now usually ETF Database is a decent source of some good information but clearly the editors were asleep at the wheel on this one. Let the article speak for itself.It starts off fine enough"Though some may disagree, exchange-traded funds have certainly proved their worth over the years. With more than 1,500 products to choose from, more and more investors have turned to…
 
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    Personal Bankruptcy Canada » Blog

  • How Much Do You Really Owe? Use Debt Calculators

    David L. Smith
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Times are tough and more and more Canadians are relying on credit cards to buy necessities and pay bills.  Household debt in Canada is at record highs and with probable increases in interest rates in the future, many of us will be in even more dire straits if rates rise significantly.  While your credit card issuers cannot force you to accept higher rates, they can close your account The post How Much Do You Really Owe? Use Debt Calculators appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • What Happens to my Secured Debts in Bankruptcy?

    David L. Smith
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    When it comes to bankruptcy, not all debts are the same. There are two different kinds of debts—unsecured and secured debts. In bankruptcy, only your unsecured debts are discharged. That may leave you with the question: What happens to my secured debts? Secured versus Unsecured Debts The post What Happens to my Secured Debts in Bankruptcy? appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • Canada Bankruptcy Paperwork Explained

    David L. Smith
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    One of the most important elements of filing for bankruptcy is the proper execution of essential documents. Bankruptcy paperwork is handled by a bankruptcy trustee. The post Canada Bankruptcy Paperwork Explained appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • 7 Unexpected Life Events That Can Cause Financial Problems

    David L. Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Financial problems are some of the most stressful issues people face. At one point or another, most of us deal with money issues. In fact, one recent survey found that 61% of Canadians admitted worrying about their finances. Part of this stress comes from the fact that financial problems often snowball into more serious problems, from not being able to pay the bills to going deep into debt. The post 7 Unexpected Life Events That Can Cause Financial Problems appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • The Upside and the Downside of Consolidating Student Loans

    David L. Smith
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    As the costs of higher education have skyrocketed over the last few decades, more and more students have gone deeper into debt to finance their educations.  In Canada, the amount of government assistance for college educations has declined, forcing students to borrow even more. Typically, students borrow from multiple sources and consequently end up making monthly loan payments to several different lenders.  If you are having a hard time meeting your monthly bills you can reduce your total outlay by consolidating all your student loan consolidation into a single loan with a…
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    Stock Market Advice | Investment Newsletters - Profit Confidential

  • How Twitter Makes Money, Even Though It Isn’t Profitable Yet

    John Whitefoot
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Twitter Metrics Soaring, but Investor Patience Isn’t Unfortunately, it’s going to take me more than 140 characters to describe Twitter, how it makes money, and why its share price is suffering. What Is Twitter? For those not in the know, Twitter, Inc. (NYSE/TWTR) is an online social media microblogging service that allows its users to post and read messages up to 140 characters in length, which are called tweets. Launched way back in 2006, Twitter is now the seventh most popular web site with 284 million unique monthly visitors.(1) Twitter is available in 35 languages and more than 77% of…
  • Airline and Railroad Stocks Reporting Record-Highs on Weak Oil Prices

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:17 pm
    With weak oil prices and many analysts forecasting slow times ahead for the stock market, many investors may be wondering, where are there good times in this market? Well, I believe they’re still with airline stocks and railroad stocks. Airline Stocks Pushing New Record-Highs, Starting with Air Alaska Many stocks within the airline sector are pushing new record-highs and earnings are coming in strong, both due to improving revenues and lower oil prices. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) continues to be a star within the group. A member of the Dow Jones Transportation Average, the company’s…
  • Two Factors to Continue Pushing Gold Prices Higher in 2015

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Three weeks into 2015 and gold prices are already up 10% for the year. Gold stocks we have been recommending in our paid-for newsletters had a spectacular start to the year, having rebounded nicely from their oversold levels. Going forward, I expect the gold prices to move higher and with this, gold mining companies should continue to perform well. The chart below clearly shows the breakout by gold prices from its downward-moving trend that started in March of 2014 (straight black line). Gold prices have moved well above their 200-day and 50-day moving averages (MAs)—this suggests the…
  • Where Lombardi Analyst Mitchell Clark Says Investors Should Focus in 2015 for Safest, Best Returns

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    To read more about Mitchell Clark, click here.The post Where Lombardi Analyst Mitchell Clark Says Investors Should Focus in 2015 for Safest, Best Returns appeared first on Stock Market Advice | Investment Newsletters - Profit Confidential.
  • Three Statistics That Say No Economic Growth Yet

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Look at any newspaper or watch any financial news channel and you will hear someone saying the U.S. economy is growing. To prove their point, they will refer to gross domestic product (GDP) figures and unemployment data. Yes, the GDP numbers and the unemployment picture do look better, but our economy is still in very big trouble. U.S. Retail Sales Contract, Inventory Growth Stellar? American consumers, who make up two-thirds of America’s GDP, are refusing to spend more. In December, the biggest shopping month of the year, retail and food service sales in the U.S. economy declined one…
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  • Overview of the mortgage market

    ryan
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Overview of the mortgage market   Without getting too technical,  over Christmas gilt yields and swap rates reduced dramatically. As a result we are starting to see some rates reduce. Woolwich are actually offering a 2.99% 10 year fixed rate which is the cheapest ever fixed rate to date. It is quite difficult to see exactly where interest rates are going to go in the future but a fixed rate below 3% is a very good deal indeed. To qualify for this deal you will have to have 40% equity or deposit. You would also have to be confident that you are going to remain in your property for 10…
  • 7 Life Insurance Benefits You May Not Know About

    ryan
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    7 Life Insurance Benefits You May Not Know Learn more to get the right policy for you Learn more about life insurance benefits Life insurance is the ideal way to protect your family if you should pass away. Life insurance benefits are vast. Here are 7 you may not know: You can arrange a policy to cover make up lost income by basing your policy on multiples of your salary. You can protect your family by insuring yourself for the remainder of your mortgage and other liabilities you may have. You can take a policy with life insurance benefits that would provide your family with an income should…
  • Mortgage Application UK Approvals Rise

    ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Mortgage approvals rise Mortgage Application UK Approvals Rise According to the Bank of England, mortgage application UK approvals  have risen in June for the first time in 5 months. The effects of the mortgage market review  initially dampened  the mortgage market but the market is recovering. The mortgage market review focused on making sure that mortgage lenders looked into customers affordability in more detail. There are still however deals available that will lend up to 5.5 x a single applicants income as long as they can satisfy the lenders affordability stress test . The mortgage…
  • Mortgage Affordability Checks – Tips and Advice on What To do

    ryan
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Mortgage Affordability Mortgage Affordability Checks Mortgage application approvals have fallen since this time last year. This may be proof that new Mortgage affordability checks are coming in to play. According to the bank of England Mortgage Approvals have fallen to the lowest level since last June. In may the bank of England state that their were 61,707 mortgages approved which was down from 62806 the previous month with a spike in approvals at 75,901 in January. According to the BBC and HRMC house sales have been rising and reached there highest levels in May. This reduction in mortgage…
  • New Mortgage Rules and Your Mortgage Application

    ryan
    6 May 2014 | 4:54 am
    Help To Buy New mortgage Rules and your mortgage application New mortgage rules came in to force on the 25th April that now focus on the ability of customers to afford their mortgage payments on an ongoing basis . Mortgage lenders are now responsible for ensuring that its customers can afford the mortgage that they provide. The onus is on the mortgage lenders to make sure that they have considered affordability rather than the customer. What mortgage can I afford? The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has implemented these new mortgage rules to ensure that there is not a repeat of the…
 
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  • Carl Schramm--New York Is A Scandal #2486

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    We talked with Professor Car Schramm today about the state of New York State and it's a real scandal. The once Empire State is a mere shadow of its former self. And no wonder, the inmates are running the asylum. With the recent indictment of Sheldon Silver, arguably the most powerful politician in New York, a web of corruption and self-dealing has been uncovered, which was obvious for years to all but the most uninterested. We also talked about Carl's new book about entrepreneurship, which promises to be quite interesting. 
  • Tom Cloud--Was Breaking The Swiss Franc Peg A Deal With China #2485

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    We spoke with Tom Cloud today about the state of the world precious metals markets. Things continue to tighten up as prices rise. The Swiss evidently have been tightening their relations with the Chinese and their act of breaking the peg to the Euro could have been part of that relationship. We'll tell more as we know more, but it's an interesting aspect to the story that's been completely ignored by the mainstream media. 
  • Andrew Hoffman--Are You Ready For The Yellen Reversal? #2484

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Whatever it takes with Andrew Hoffman:   FOMC today collapsing commodities, economic data worldwide Greece freefall, ready to implode Europe                 - where are derivative fears?  Will ECB just print them away? surging dollar crushing earnings                 - when will China de-peg surging physical pm demand to start year                 -yen gold…
  • Danielle Park--The Cure For Metastatic Financialization #2483

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Danielle Park and I agree that Wall Street and the entire financial sector have become anathema to the world economy. Once upon a time, their primary purpose was to help allocate capital to insure that worthy growing companies got the funds necessary to finance their expansion. Now their primary function is to exact tribute from every living person on the planet, to fund their extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous. Thankfully, this is all coming to an end. Gone will soon be the days of such decadent excess. And it can't come soon enough! 
  • Special Offer For South Florida FSN Fans #2482

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Join Bill Walsh, Mike Gazzola and myself on January 29, 2014 for an unforgettable event. For years Bill Walsh has been helping people realize their dreams and build successful companies. He's known as America's Business Expert and he loves showing people what it takes to succeed. Others have paid thousands to attend this event, but you can attend the event and have lunch for free. Just let them know you heard about it on FSN. I look forward to seeing you there.  The event is being held at the Miami JW Marriott located at 1633 North Bayshore, Miami FL 33132 from 10am to…
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  • Deliveries Reminder: Metals/Ethanol/HO, RBOB/London Coffee/MATIF

    The PRICE Futures Group
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Tomorrow, Friday, January 30th is the First Notice Day for ALL the Feb Metals and Feb CBT Ethanol.  Anyone LONG any of the Feb Metals and CBT Ethanol that morning will be at risk of taking delivery.  To avoid this risk, please roll or liquidate ALL your Feb Metals & Ethanol LONG positions prior to the close of business today! Friday is also the Last Trading Day for the Feb HO, RBOB, Jan London Coffee & Feb MATIF Rapeseed.  We ask that you do not wait until the last minute to exit these markets. _____________________________________________________ Legend EH: Exchange Holidays | LT:…
  • Morning Grains 1/29/15

    Jack Scoville
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 246,662 lots, or 10.77 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Mar-15 4,350 4,367 4,307 4,354 4,375 4,343 -32 26 126 May-15 4,415 4,421 4,350 4,364 4,430 4,371 -59 212,272 209,296 Jul-15 4,349 4,349 4,339 4,339 4,396 4,345 -51 6 20 Sep-15 4,345 4,364 4,308 4,331 4,361 4,325 -36 30,966 67,838 Nov-15 4,200 4,264 4,200 4,264 4,280 4,250 -30 12 128 Jan-16 4,324 4,331 4,278 4,320 4,322 4,299 -23 3,178 18,786 Mar-16 – - – 4,375 4,375 4,375 0 0 0 May-16 4,321 4,366 4,316 4,364…
  • Morning Softs 1/29/15

    Jack Scoville
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    COTTON General Comments: Futures closed higher as some short covering was seen ahead of the USDA export sales reports today. The export sales reports for Upland Cotton have been very strong for the last two weeks. Ideas are that overall demand is starting to improve on the current low prices, with domestic mills more interested in buying and with strong export sales reports from USDA for two weeks in a row. China was a featured buyer of US Cotton over the last two week. But, the market remains more concerned with overall world economics and ideas are that overall world demand will not be…
  • Oil Trades Near Six-Year Low With U.S. Supply Highest Since 1982

    Phil Flynn
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Moming Zhou | Bloomberg Crude oil rebounded from the lowest level in almost six years on speculation stronger economic growth will spur energy demand. Prices gained as much as 1.4 percent in London and 1 percent in New York. U.S. jobless claims fell to a 15-year low, the Labor Department said. German unemployment slipped for a fourth month in January. Brent widened its premium over West Texas Intermediate to a one-month high on rising U.S. supply. “Stronger economic growth is raising expectations for better demand,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at the Price Futures Group in…
  • FED Speaks & The Crude Contango Continues the Ride. The Corn & Ethanol Report 1/29/15

    Daniel Flynn
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    Reports this morning are Export Sales and Initial Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M., EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and Pending Home Sales at 11:00 A.M. The Crude Oil broke hard after the FED had spoken. Although it did hold the $44 level. If we break through that support level, “Katie bar the door”! In the overnight electronic session the March Crude Oil is currently trading at this writing. The trading range has been 4477 to 4421 so far. We should wait for more economic news and in the overnight there is movement with the Australians. Also Oil producing countries may go back to the drawing…
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    Bargaineering

  • Start saving and planning now for summer vacays

    Susan Ladika
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Susan LadikaThe coldest winter months are the time to start saving for your summer vacation. By planning now for a week exploring the sites of London and Paris, or trekking around Orlando’s theme parks, you can avoid racking up credit card debt on airline tickets and hotel rooms when warmer weather rolls around. While some travel [...]Start saving and planning now for summer vacays from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Susan Ladika
  • Life’s more expensive for women … Here’s how I fight financial discrimination

    Ingrid Case
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ingrid CaseI’ve just purchased a new pair of men’s boots. I’m a woman, so I suppose that these boots are women’s boots now, because I own them. But they were designed for and marketed to men. I own a lot of men’s stuff: my winter coat, razor, deodorant, sun block, and running shoes, to name just [...]Life’s more expensive for women … Here’s how I fight financial discrimination from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Ingrid Case
  • New ways to make extra money

    Julie D. Andrews
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Julie D. AndrewsMost of us would love to start the new year with a little more walking around money. Well, one of the few benefits of the financial crisis and recession is that it brought out the entrepreneurial spirit of throngs of Americans and the development of the sharing economy. Why not cash in on the wave [...]New ways to make extra money from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Julie D. Andrews
  • ‘Pay As Your Earn’ gets lots of attention, but it isn’t the best way for many of us to repay our student loans

    Ingrid Case
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ingrid CaseWhen I was a new college graduate, I owned $10,000 in federally subsidized student loans. I paid them off the boring way: I wrote a check every month. Then I took a bit of time off from my repayment schedule when I was unemployed. Eventually I wrote a bigger check and I was done. Since [...]‘Pay As Your Earn’ gets lots of attention, but it isn’t the best way for many of us to repay our student loans from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Ingrid Case
  • Don’t let your savings go to the dogs … 6 tips to save on pet care

    Jodi Helmer
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jodi HelmerYou love Rover and Whiskers but the cost of treating your furry friends like family adds up. From vet bills and pet meds to gourmet kibble, pet owners are expected to spend a whopping $58.5 billion on their four-legged charges this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. “There are many ways to save [...]Don’t let your savings go to the dogs … 6 tips to save on pet care from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Jodi Helmer
 
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  • Focus on Market Structure

    steve
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    A continuing debate over modern market structure has been underway for at least two decades, since electronic trading began to supplant floor-based traders. Recent recommendations advanced by exchanges such as IntercontinentalExchange and Bats Global Markets are geared to undoing some or all of Regulation National Market Structure, which is now ten years old. “There have been lots of ideas thrown out, and I think these are ideas that, at least to my ear, have been debated in one manner or the other since at least 1997,” said Matt Andresen, co-CEO of Headlands Technologies and founder of…
  • Buy Side Faces Transparency Issues

    steve
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    Hedge funds and other buy-side institutions are under pressure to justify the so-called soft dollars they pay to brokerage firms. The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority have issued proposals to either ban or regulate commission sharing arrangements and soft dollars. Soft dollars refer to commissions paid over and above the agreed upon cost of execution by money managers to brokers. In return, brokers provide research and services used to benefit accounts over which a money manager has investment discretion. “You look at the research…
  • Smoothing Out Returns

    steve
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Investing is about combining one’s risk appetite with a view about how a particular stock, bond, asset class, or geographic/industry sector will perform either in the short term or long term. Absolute-return strategies seek to blunt the inherent fallibility in making predictions by investing in a mix of asset classes, with the idea of smoothing out returns. An example is Permanent Portfolio (PRPFX), a mutual fund that seeks to preserve and increase the purchasing power value of its shares over the long term. Designed as a core portfolio holding, the fund does not attempt to anticipate…
  • Live Jazz at the Met

    mm-life
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    By May Zhee Lim, Markets Media Life Correspondent There’s nothing quite like the pairing of fine arts and live jazz. Jazz & Colors, a series of free concerts held in Central Park during the fall, will head indoors and entertain art lovers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tomorrow. Free with museum admission, the Masterworks Edition has two hour-long sets of music beginning at 6 and 7.30pm respectively, with a 30-minute intermission in between. ETHEL-Photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien.   More than a dozen jazz ensembles will perform simultaneously in galleries throughout the museum,…
  • Derivatives Compression Takes Hold

    steve
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    There has been a recent surge in compression volumes for over-the-counter derivatives which looks set to continue as the International Organization of Securities Commissions has recommended compression as a standard for mitigating risks for non-cleared OTC trades. A research paper from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association today estimated that 69.3% ($230.6 trillion) of the interest rate derivatives market is now cleared and that 35.7% of the market has been reduced through portfolio compression. Scott O’Malia, chief executive of ISDA said in a statement: “Close to 70% of…
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  • What Investors need to Hear from CFO George Barrios

    CFOGlobalHQ
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    George Barrios, CFO of WWE need to convince investors that the network is working on some viable strategies to grow viewership. On November 12, when the CFO of WWE George Barrios spoke at a Wells Fargo investment conference, the stock of Wells Fargo dropped over 15%. This effect from one conference is almost unheard of. The future of the WWE network was called into question by that conference, however, and Barrios only added to the uncertainty. The WWE Network will need to maintain an average of 2.5 million subscribers in 2015 to become profitable. If they can’t grow subscribers, and they…
  • Former CFO Charged with Embezzlement

    CFOGlobalHQ
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Simon Cunningham The FBI arrested Gomidas Garabed Hartounian in his home on November 25th. Hartounian is the former CFO of a company based in Englewood, New Jersey. He has been charged with embezzling $6.3 million, taken from his former place of work with a single count of wire fraud. Hartounian was once CFO of the undisclosed Englewood company, and worked there for 7 years. During that time, he registered a company to his residential address under the name of MGB LLC. He is accused of listing MGB as one of the vendors of the Englewood company’s accounting system, as…
  • Twitter CFO’s Blunder

    CFOGlobalHQ
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    The unintentional tweet serves to show just how delicate social media can be for business operations On November 24, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto tweeted, “I still think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec 15 or 16 – we will need to sell him. I have a plan.” He later deleted the tweet, but the blunder was quickly picked up on by some of his 8,700 followers before it could be erased from the internet. The unintentional tweet has the media and people around the world wondering what acquisition he was referring to. The tweet was obviously intended to be private, and serves to…
  • Dell CFO on How to Build a Finance Team

    CFOGlobalHQ
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    For team development, Tom Sweet, The Dell CFO is working on 4-5 different programs for the 5,000 new finance employee across the globe. Tom Sweet took the position of financial chief at Dell in January of this year, and has been rocking the boat with some changes to the workforce. During the last 18 months, Dell has decreased its finance department staffing by about 10% using automation and technological tools to streamline the department. After the buyout by Michael Dell last year, Sweet has helped reorganize the company, focused on the private side of the industry. The CFO is now focused on…
  • Billtrust CFO Ed Jordan Discusses Importance of Technology

    CFOGlobalHQ
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Ed Jordan, CFO of Billtrust discuss the changing roles of CFO as technological advancements continue to shape our business Recently, Chief Financial Officer Ed Jordan was interviewed by Forbes to discuss the changing role of CFOs as technological advancements continue to shape our business and corporate worlds. Technology allows CFOs to streamline payment cycles and be more efficient in moving finances throughout the company. Ed Jordan has over thirty years of experience working as a Chief Financial Officer for both public and private companies. He currently leads the Finance and…
 
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  • 9 Tips for Saving Money in 2015

    Arnel Ariate
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Everyone could use a little extra cash around the house.  Here are just nine ways to improve your finances in the upcoming year.   1.  Track Your Spending This may sound like a no-brainer, but only 60 percent of Americans actually track their spending on a weekly or monthly basis.  If you aren’t one of […]9 Tips for Saving Money in 2015 is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • What is a Funeral Plan?

    Arnel Ariate
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    FuneraWith average cost of a funeral last year standing at over £3,590, many of us worry about how those we leave behind will be able to cover these costs when we die. And that is why funeral plans exist, to allow us to pay for and arrange our funerals so that everything is in place […]What is a Funeral Plan? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • First Mortgage Survival Guide

    Arnel Ariate
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    Buying your first home is probably one of the most important things that you’ll do in life.  Even though it’s a time for celebration and anticipation for the future, it can also be a hugely stressful period in ones life.  For most people, it requires the need to make careful, well-informed decisions about getting a […]First Mortgage Survival Guide is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Using Business Loans as Business Growth Tools

    Arnel Ariate
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    The business loan is a highly effective financial tool that you can use in order to leverage resources and start a business.  At the same time, a company that is established will need outside funding from time to time.  Extra capital can be needed in order to expand to a larger office or to increase […]Using Business Loans as Business Growth Tools is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Top 5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid when Interviewing for a Job

    Arnel Ariate
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    The scene of finance and banking is always full of interesting work opportunities meant for talented individuals.  Interestingly, these are only open to those who know exactly what to write on their resumes.  Some phrases have been included in so many CVs that they have become generic, pushing you to the back of the applicants.  […]Top 5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid when Interviewing for a Job is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
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  • Should I Get An Airline Credit Card Or General Travel Card?

    Jason Steele
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Credit cards that offer airline miles were some of the first reward cards introduced. The premise is that credit card users simply can't resist the promise of a "free trip." But in the decades since the first frequent flier programs were created, the airlines have radically altered the character of these programs. Today, it can be extremely difficult to find available frequent flier awards at the lowest mileage levels, and many airlines are imposing their own additional surcharges on top of any mandatory taxes and fees that must be paid in cash. As a result, airline miles are now worth far…
  • Mobile Banking Firm Monitise Now up for Sale

    Natalie Rutledge
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    After a decline in its stock price and projected low revenues in 2015, the mobile banking firm Monitise is now officially on the market. The company, based in the United Kingdom, confirmed that it has several interested buyers in a statement released last week. Monitise is currently transitioning to a product-based recurring revenue model. This shift has caused license revenue to drop to $6.6 million, a 47% decline. The firm's development and integration revenue is down 13%, valued at $33 million. According to the company's forecasts for 2015, Monitise is expecting to see a loss of $60-76…
  • Bill to Reduce Credit Card Interest Rate Cap to 12.5% Voted Down in Colorado

    Lynn Oldshue
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    A move to cap the interest rate on credit cards at 12.5% in Colorado was soundly defeated on Monday. The current cap is at 21%. The vote in the Republican-controlled Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee was 6-1 against the bill. Senate Bill 15-034 would have limited the interest rate that Colorado banks could charge cardholders, not national banks which could still charge a 21% rate. "It only affects 2% (of banks in the state), and those are the Colorado-chartered banks that are trying to do the right thing, and those are the people who might be able to help the people struggling,"…
  • Password Managers Could Limit Identity Theft

    Bill Hardekopf
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Password managers could be an answer to the growing fear of identity theft. In general, consumers do a very poor job of creating secure passwords. Most people use a password that is a memorable word and possibly a number or symbol. Hackers have now created tools that can break most passwords and gain access to a site in a matter of seconds. In early January, a hacking tool called Idict proved it could break into many iCloud accounts in less than five seconds. This type of hacking tool has every word in the dictionary stored, and it tries all those words with and without numbers millions of…
  • Free Apple Pay and EMV Point of Sale Terminals Offered to Small Businesses

    Lynn Oldshue
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Small businesses may soon catch a break, thanks to a new offer from Velcro Pay. The merchant middleman announced it will provide a free Apple Pay-enabled point of sale terminals to small businesses, along with tutorials on how to work with the upcoming changes in the credit card industry. The new POS system isn't just compatible with Apple Pay. It also works with EMV cards, making it an affordable option for small businesses who need to transition to the new standards coming in October of this year. Velcro Pay aims to educate these merchants so they are not hit with unexpected fees in the…
 
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  • Prime Minister Tsipras, your turn!

    Sergei Glushkov
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras has managed to become the Prime Minister of Greece, winning an early general election, held on January25. For the formation of one-party government, SYRIZA party fell just two seats short, and Tsipras quickly created a coalition deal with the small Independent Greeks party. There are two currencies, that are particularly [...] The post Prime Minister Tsipras, your turn! appeared first on Forex4you Blog.
  • AUD/USD: down-trend meeting support from 200-month MA

    Joaquin Monfort
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
        The aussie has resumed its descent after completing an a-b-c correction, and has broken below the previous lows at 0.7857. It has reached support from the 200-month moving average at 0.7779 and has bounced a little. This MA would have to be clearly breached for the pair to continue lower. It is the only [...] The post AUD/USD: down-trend meeting support from 200-month MA appeared first on Forex4you Blog.
  • GBP/USD: trading between major support and resistance

    Joaquin Monfort
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
        The pair is in a strong overall down-trend and it has just completed an a-b-c correction higher. The a-b-c finished with a touch of the upper channel line of a descending channel and then started going lower as would be expected. There is much robust support lying below the currently price level – first [...] The post GBP/USD: trading between major support and resistance appeared first on Forex4you Blog.
  • EUR/USD: potential for down-trend to renew

    Joaquin Monfort
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
        The pair has started to recover after breaking down out of the small right-angled triangle and moving lower. Although it has broken below the S3 monthly pivot at 1.1309, it has recovered now and rebounded back up to 1.1309 again, where it is currently consolidating. The overall trend is still down and so a [...] The post EUR/USD: potential for down-trend to renew appeared first on Forex4you Blog.
  • Technical analysis for the EURUSD on 29.01.2015

    Artem Helium
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:21 am
    The EURUSD: upside correction is turning down Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 1 day ≈ 150 pips Max. 1.1440 Min. 1.1145 Two-day growth of the Euro against the US dollar has halted at the intermediate resistance of 1.1385. The bulls approached this level at low volumes. Consolidation at around 1.1385 resistance will be a signal for [...] The post Technical analysis for the EURUSD on 29.01.2015 appeared first on Forex4you Blog.
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  • How Long Do Binary Options Trade Last?

    Daniel Major
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    Binary option trades can take place for a range of times.  The most common binary option trades are 1 minute or 5 minutes in length, but there are many other trade lengths available to suit different traders preferences.Binary Options Trades Only Have Value Upon ExpiryUnlike traditional options, which have value before the expiration date, binary options trades are final.  A trader can not sell a position, and once a trade is taken it is final.  A trader must hold the trade until the option expires.  The time until expiration is different for each trade.  Always consider the time to…
  • What You Need To Make A Profit In Binary Options

    Daniel Major
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Yes, you can make money trading binary options.  There are two important elements that must be in place for you to make money first.  Without these, you will certainly lose all of your money given enough time (and it probably won’t take very long).  You need the right brokerage, and you need a system in place that allows you to make money consistently over time.  You also need to take the appropriate steps to track your results systematically so that you can identify when you need to adapt.The Importance of A Good BrokerageWhen trading Binary Options, using a good reputable broker…
  • How To Make Money In A Declining Market

    Daniel Major
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:39 am
    You don’t need the stock market to go up to make money.  There are a number of ways that you can bet on an individual stock or the stock market as a whole to go down.  While this is a speculative strategy (as opposed to an investment strategy) it can provide a useful hedge if you have other long positions, or it can be a great way to make money when conditions are not favorable for a bull market.When you are betting on an asset to decline in value, your position is known as a “short position”.  You may also see a trader who has a “short position” referred to…
  • Do Day Trader’s Make Their Earnings Public?

    Daniel Major
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The earnings of individual day traders are not usually made public.  There is good reason for this, as day trading for oneself does not require any type of public disclosure of earnings.  There is not any incentive for most profitable traders to publish their earnings, and if they do not want anyone else to know how they are making money they do not want to attract unneeded attention to themselves.Usually when an individual trader makes their earnings public, they do so when they are selling a trading system, educational material, or school.  Anyone considering paying for a trading…
  • Use Small Positions When You Trade Binary Options

    Daniel Major
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Binary options are inherently very risky.  The contracts have no intrinsic value per say.  When you lose, you lose 100% of your position, and when you win, you can win big.  To a new trader, binary options can feel a lot like gambling.  Trading binary options is not the same as gambling, but if you don’t know what you are doing it is as least as risky.  Remember, the advantage of using binary options is that you do not need to trade with a lot of capital to earn a high return.  Respect how quickly you can both earn and lose a lot of money trading this instrument.Think about binary…
 
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  • Difference between Urban and Rural

    Vinish Parikh
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Urban and rural classification has gained importance over the past 20 years because of tremendous growth in urban area and migration of population in huge numbers from rural to urban centers. Given below are some of the differences between urban and rural – While urban areas are characterized by good infrastructure facilities like good hospitals, […]
  • Centralization Vs Decentralization

    Vinish Parikh
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Centralization and decentralization both are organizational structures which are followed in various organizations across the world. Both are quite opposite of each other and therefore it is important to know about the differences between centralization and decentralization – While under centralization the decision making power is in the hands of top management. In other words […]
  • Features of Business Communication

    Vinish Parikh
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    In this world majority of problems arise due to bad communication as there is huge difference between what people want to say and what other person think about that and when one is doing business or is involved in professional communication any wrong communication can lead to huge financial loss and therefore it is important […]
  • Differences between Journal and Ledger

    Vinish Parikh
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Journal and ledger both terms are first heard when you start reading accountancy subject, in other words without learning about these two terms one cannot imagine learning accountancy. While both journal and ledger are books of entry, however there are many differences between two of them. Journal and Ledger Differences- Journal is the book of primary […]
  • Features of Brand Name

    Vinish Parikh
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Brand is something which is not built overnight rather it is a long process which takes substantial amount of time and hence famous brands like Samsung, McDonald, Microsoft, Honda, or apple were not built in a single day rather they have developed into famous brands over a long period of time. In order to create […]
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    blog.biz2credit.com

  • How to Finance a Real Estate Investment

    Megan Zhang
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    People are always on the lookout for great deals in real estate. As a general rule, the greatest chance for profit comes with buying in a down market. But if you don’t have liquid assets available, or if your credit …
  • How to Finance Equipment with Bad Credit

    Megan Zhang
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    A bad credit score can get in the way of a lot, especially financial processes like loan acquisition. However, if you’re an entrepreneur who needs an equipment loan for your small business, never fear; a lower credit score doesn’t mean …
  • How to Recover from Dipping Sales

    Megan Zhang
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    Cash flow is important for every business. But what happens if your sales start to decrease and your cash flow starts to turn sour? Eventually, your profits will turn into debt. But you can avoid this by recovering from dipping …
  • Home Office Deductions for Income Taxes

    John Schetelich
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Many entrepreneurs start their businesses out of their homes. When this is the case, small business owners are entitled to deduct expenses for the business use of their homes. The home office deduction is available to both homeowners and renters. …
  • ABC’s of Capital Losses for Income Tax Reporting

    John Schetelich
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Taxpayers hate to lose money on their investments. But when you sell those loser investments, you’ll usually receive a tax benefit for capital losses. As taxpayers begin to collect information about the gains and losses from 2014 stock transactions, they …
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    Bitcoin Warrior

  • The Fed That Never Sees It Coming

    Mark Norton (Bitcoin Warrior)
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    The Fed That Never Sees It Coming By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 29, 2015 There is growing unease in stock and bond markets around the world that the current Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has […] The Fed That Never Sees It Coming is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post The Fed That Never Sees It Coming appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Staring Into the Crystal Ball of Bitcoin Chart-Watching

    Mark Norton (Bitcoin Warrior)
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    I’ve never been a big fan of chart watching, and I read technical analysis reports with the same kind of gimlet eye as I read horoscopes. Both chart readers and horoscopes speak to something deep in the human psyche. We […] Staring Into the Crystal Ball of Bitcoin Chart-Watching is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Staring Into the Crystal Ball of Bitcoin Chart-Watching appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Fed Statement Today: Between a Rock and a Hard Currency

    Mark Norton (Bitcoin Warrior)
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Fed Statement Today: Between a Rock and a Hard Currency By Pam Martens: January 28, 2015 The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve will release its monetary policy statement at 2 p.m. today against a backdrop of […] Fed Statement Today: Between a Rock and a Hard Currency is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Fed Statement Today: Between a Rock and a Hard Currency appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Real Scientific Breakthroughs Made By Prime Number Based Cryptocurrency Gapcoin Runner-Up To Popular Primecoin

    Mark Norton (Bitcoin Warrior)
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:53 am
      Primecoin alternative and competitor Gapcoin (GAP) is a new prime number based peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. Gapcoin has already in it’s first 4 month of existence broken 544 records of first known occurrences in prime gaps. If the Gapcoin mining difficulty reaches […] Real Scientific Breakthroughs Made By Prime Number Based Cryptocurrency Gapcoin Runner-Up To Popular Primecoin is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Real Scientific Breakthroughs Made By Prime Number Based Cryptocurrency Gapcoin Runner-Up To Popular Primecoin appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force

    Mark Norton (Bitcoin Warrior)
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 27, 2015 Earlier this month, Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, published a stunning indictment of Wall Street as a job creating […] Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
 
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    Payza Blog

  • Meet Casada Vice-Chairman Nadimur Rahman at Digital World 2015 Representing Payza Bangladesh

    payzablog
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Digital World 2015, this year's edition of Bangladesh's annual technology and e-commerce conference will take place from February 9 to 12 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka, the nation's capital. The event gathers government officials, policy makers, captains of industry, academics, investors and international development agencies.
  • Payza Makes it Easier to Deposit by Bank Account

    payzablog
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Payza members in Europe now have a new, simplified process to add funds to their accounts using bank transfers. We've made it as simple as possible to create a bank wire or bank transfer deposit.
  • Payza Authorized Exchangers Give You More Deposit Options

    payzablog
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    At Payza, we aim to give you great service and a wide range of options when it comes to adding and withdrawing funds, shopping online, or processing payments for your e-commerce business.
  • Payza adds U.S. Bank Transfer Deposits and Withdrawals

    payzablog
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Payza, a leading online payment processor and remittance platform, announced the launch of Bank Transfer (ACH) deposits and withdrawals for all Payza members with U.S. bank accounts. The new services are currently the lowest cost deposit and withdrawal methods available to members.
  • Bank Transfer Transactions Now Available for U.S. Bank Accounts

    payzablog
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Payza is pleased to announce that bank transfer deposits are now possible using U.S. bank accounts. The new option gives any member with a U.S. bank account a low cost and convenient way to transfer funds into and out of their Payza accounts.
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    Find a Collection Agency

  • Proof That Not All Collection Agencies are the Same

    Michael Guerin
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Getting paid the money you are owed depends on the collection agency you choose. And when it comes to hiring a professional collection agency the days of “strong arm” tactics are basically over. For starters, government regulations and strict compliance guidelines means that companies need to play by the rules… or be out of business. […]
  • Professional Debt Collection for Small Business

    Michael Guerin
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    If you’ve been in business for any length of time you know that cash flow is key. And if you run a service business you have probably experienced the frustration when a customer or client refuses to pay his or her invoice. Aside from not getting paid what you are rightfully owed, probably the most […]
  • Debt Collection Quotes for the Holidays?

    Michael Guerin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    The holiday season is nearly here. Well, okay, call me old fashioned to find it off-putting when stores put up their Christmas decorations BEFORE Halloween. For me Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season run that goes until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. So in this festive (and for many stressful) time of year […]
  • How to Hire a Collection Agency

    Michael Guerin
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Do you need help collecting on past due accounts? First, check out a company’s website when searching online. You’ll want to make sure that the office you’re contacting has a physical address, rather than only posting a phone number and/or email address. Additionally, you’ll want to check: who are the corporate officers? what are their […]
  • Choosing a Collection Agency for Small Business

    Carey Taylor-Noble
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    When considering outsourcing collections to an agency – a major factor is the ability to maintain good client relations while attempting to collect a debt. An agency that is sensitive to your needs is the best choice. And often outsourcing can be a better decision when collections become “too personal”. Family members who work for […]
 
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    Daily Gains Letter

  • Alibaba: How a Small Idea Is Becoming a Major World-Class Company

    George Leong
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    While China has been struggling to regain its former luster as the top growth region in the world, we are seeing some dynamic growth in the technology space, namely the Internet and mobile areas, where the country is tops. While ... Read MoreThis article Alibaba: How a Small Idea Is Becoming a Major World-Class Company originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • ECB’s Money Printing a Profitable Opportunity for U.S. Investors?

    George Leong
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    The money printing presses may be dry in the U.S., but they are just being inked up across the Atlantic in the eurozone, where they’re beginning to print easy money in the form of euros. While there are both pros ... Read MoreThis article ECB’s Money Printing a Profitable Opportunity for U.S. Investors? originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • JAKKS and LeapFrog: Two Contrarian Toy Plays for Your Watch List

    George Leong
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    What kid doesn’t love toys? But then again, what investor doesn’t love toys? They did, after all, gain traction in 2014, growing at four percent to $18.08 billion in U.S. sales. (Source: NPD Group, January 20, 2015.) When we ... Read MoreThis article JAKKS and LeapFrog: Two Contrarian Toy Plays for Your Watch List originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • Declining Commodity Prices Ahead with Weak Global Economy

    George Leong
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    Oil may be holding above $40.00 per barrel, but investors shouldn’t get too comfortable. The chart foreshadows oil prices could falter and maybe even drop below $40.00. It’s true that speculation has influenced the direction of oil to some degree, ... Read MoreThis article Declining Commodity Prices Ahead with Weak Global Economy originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • Emerging Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Threatening Apple’s Chinese Expansion?

    George Leong
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) has become the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE/WMT) of the technology sector stocks. Under the aggressive strategy of CEO Tim Cook, the company continues what its legendary founder Steve Jobs started—to rule the smartphone and mobile space. The ... Read MoreThis article Emerging Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Threatening Apple’s Chinese Expansion? originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
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    Equities.com Editors Desk Small

  • SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC) Hits New 52-week Low During January 28 Session

    Equities Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $17.26, SunCoke Energy Inc dropped to $16.54 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $16.57 a share for a loss of 3.38%. Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder, but, depending on who you ask, it can be either a buy or a sell signal. Someone bearish on the stock might see it reaching its lowest price in a year as a sign of growing downward momentum and make sure they sell their shares. Bulls, though, are more…
  • RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) Hits New 52-week Low During January 28 Session

    Equities Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $0.00, RF Micro Devices Inc. dropped to $0.00 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $0.00 a share for a gain of 0%. Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder, but, depending on who you ask, it can be either a buy or a sell signal. Someone bearish on the stock might see it reaching its lowest price in a year as a sign of growing downward momentum and make sure they sell their shares. Bulls, though, are…
  • Kemet Corp. (KEM) Hits New 52-week Low During January 28 Session

    Equities Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Kemet Corp. (KEM) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $3.96, Kemet Corp. dropped to $3.75 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $3.75 a share for a loss of 4.09%. Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder, but, depending on who you ask, it can be either a buy or a sell signal. Someone bearish on the stock might see it reaching its lowest price in a year as a sign of growing downward momentum and make sure they sell their shares. Bulls, though, are more likely to see a…
  • Trustmark Corp. (TRMK) Hits New 52-week Low During January 28 Session

    Equities Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Trustmark Corp. (TRMK) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $22.32, Trustmark Corp. dropped to $21.26 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $21.42 a share for a loss of 5.68%. Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder, but, depending on who you ask, it can be either a buy or a sell signal. Someone bearish on the stock might see it reaching its lowest price in a year as a sign of growing downward momentum and make sure they sell their shares. Bulls, though, are more…
  • Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) Hits New 52-week Low During January 28 Session

    Equities Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $11.30, Kronos Worldwide Inc. dropped to $11.10 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $11.12 a share for a loss of 1.68%. Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder, but, depending on who you ask, it can be either a buy or a sell signal. Someone bearish on the stock might see it reaching its lowest price in a year as a sign of growing downward momentum and make sure they sell their shares. Bulls, though,…
 
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    Support & Resistance Levels

  • FOMC Report Tomorrow & Futures Levels 1.28.2015

    Ilan
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Wednesday [...] The post FOMC Report Tomorrow & Futures Levels 1.28.2015 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Market Recap News & Futures Level 1.27.2015

    Ilan
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Tuesday [...] The post Market Recap News & Futures Level 1.27.2015 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Futures Levels & Economic Reports 1.23.2015

    Ilan
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday [...] The post Futures Levels & Economic Reports 1.23.2015 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Futures Levels & Economic Reports 1.22.2015

    Ilan
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Thursday [...] The post Futures Levels & Economic Reports 1.22.2015 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Futures Levels & Economic Reports 1.21.2015

    Ilan
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Wednesday [...] The post Futures Levels & Economic Reports 1.21.2015 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
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    Celebrating Financial Freedom

  • 7 Epic Ways to Accelerate Your Savings and Build Wealth

    Jason Cabler
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Most Americans are saving very little money, if any at all.  I know my savings have been harder to come by in recent years. Over the last few years my income was cut almost in half due to several... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 Easy Steps to Eliminate Money Fights With Your Spouse

    Jason Cabler
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    My wife Angie and I used to have a ton of fights about money.  In fact, those money fights were just one issue that almost cost us our marriage early on.  But we learned how to overcome our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Financial Breakthrough

    Jason Cabler
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you’re like me, you always want to do better financially for yourself and your family.   A financial breakthrough is something most of us want for ourselves, but getting one can be tough if you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Havdalah- How to Have an Overflowing Cup of Financial Abundance

    Jason Cabler
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    As you probably know, I like to talk a lot about wealth and giving on this blog.  I believe a proper view of wealth and how it should be used is a massively important part of the Christian walk. But... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 Tips For Creating Discipline With Money

    Jason Cabler
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I frequently get questions from my readers about how to resolve their various financial problems.  The questions range from not being able to save enough, to tackling huge amounts of debt, to how to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rockstar Finance

  • ★ On Money and Freedom

    J. Money
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    “The beauty of those other life expenses is that it’s up to us to decide how big (or small) they are. They are entirely in our control based upon how we chose to live each day and the habits we keep. As long as spending habits are kept in check, those expenses can be covered by small income streams rather than a full time job. Once we realized we could rent our place out short term while traveling, things began to look feasible. The stress of having to find a great job, invent the next big thing or hit the lottery suddenly began to melt away.”
  • ★ The $3,500 Shirt

    J. Money
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    “Everyone complains about taxes, prices, and how expensive it is to live any more. I’m not going to go into taxes – that way lies madness. But I can tell you that living has never been cheaper. We live in a country awash in stuff – food, clothing, appliances, machines, cheap crap from China – but it’s never enough. $4 t-shirts? Please. We want five for $10, and even then, can we get them on sale? And yet, compared to a world where everything is made by hand – we’re talking barely 200 years ago – everything is cheap and plentiful, and we…
  • ★ My Most Prized Possession

    J. Money
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    “I never sought to be a minimalist in my younger years, it found me. When I entered a small space and shared it with a roommate, I was forced to have less. When I lost loved ones, I was forced to reflect on what was most important. When my brother helped me move, I pictured what I would really need. Stuff never came first.”
  • ★ How Bad Do You Want It?

    J. Money
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    “One of the very first questions I ask all my money coaching clients is “what are your goals?” Quickly followed by “how bad do you want them?” The first one is an easy one because any of us can rattle them off at any point (have a million dollar net worth, retire early, be the #1 personal finance blog in the world!), but the second one is the one that matters the most. Most people want to become a millionaire or never have to work again in their life, or hell – have a banging body – but very few care enough to actually pull them off in the end.” —— photo by…
  • ★ The Secret to True Financial Freedom

    J. Money
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    “A friend described the perspective change from deprivation to contentment this way: “I walk into Target and think, ‘I can have anything I want. I could buy whatever I wanted.’ And then I realize I don’t want any of that crap. Thinking this way takes the power [of discontentment] away.””
 
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    Beyond the Chart

  • Disappointed Early

    Joe Hentges
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Wow, what a day. First off Microsoft (MSFT) disappointed with their earnings released yesterday after the market closed so that put pressure on the futures. Then Caterpillar (CAT) disappointed before the market opened this morning. Then Wall Street didn’t like some … Continue reading →The post Disappointed Early appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • 4 Trade Ideas Reviewed

    Joe Hentges
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    In today’s trade ideas video I review several trade ideas that were opened and currently tracking. These are SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), Silver Wheaton (SLW) and VipShop Holdings (VIPS).  I also spend some time on Apple (AAPL) which was opened … Continue reading →The post 4 Trade Ideas Reviewed appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • ECB to the Rescue

    Joe Hentges
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    Well the European Central Bank (ECB) rescue team headed by Mario Draghi, came to the rescue this week with a huge stimulus package that exceeded estimates.  The Euro is under severe pressure and the U.S. Dollar is soaring. The U.S. … Continue reading →The post ECB to the Rescue appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • Northbound Train?

    Joe Hentges
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Last Saturday I said the market was at a crossroads. Today it is starting to look like it has caught the northbound train and turned higher. The market has been up 4 days in a row now and the DJIA … Continue reading →The post Northbound Train? appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • State of the Market

    Joe Hentges
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Tonight the President gives his State of the Union message to Congress. The state of the markets is volatile and at the beginning of earnings season. The long-term trend is still up. The intermediate trend has been fluctuating but still slightly … Continue reading →The post State of the Market appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
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    Finance QA | Finance QA

  • How Do Home Equity Loans Work?

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    When you buy your home, you typically make a down payment and take out a mortgage. Over time, as the value of your house rises and you pay down your mortgage, the amount of equity you have in your home rises. Basically, the equity in your home is the difference between the market value of your home and the amount remaining on your mortgage. Borrowing against equity in your home People will often borrow from the bank, using this equity as collateral for the loan. This is known as a home-equity loan, and is also sometimes referred to as a second mortgage. With a home equity loan, you can borrow…
  • How Much Does Car Insurance Cost?

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Car insurance can be a very expensive proposition, depending on your circumstances and where you live. For example, the average person in New York State pays around $1200 a year for car insurance, whereas the average annual cost in Wisconsin is less than $700 a year. However, this does not mean that you will always pay the average amount – in fact, there are many factors that play into how much you end up paying. Let’s be clear, in some cases the amount that you pay will be astronomical – it can be more than $10,000 a year. For instance, if you are a freshman male student driving a…
  • How Much Does It Cost To Paint A Car?

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    If you are thinking of getting your car repainted, then you may be wondering how much this costs. The truth is that the price can vary greatly, depending on what you are looking for. Prices can range from a few hundred dollars to more than $10,000, so it’s important to decide what is important to you before paying someone to get out the spray gun. Here are some of the factors that can affect the price. The shop you select Not all car paint shops are the same. Some are very low-quality fly-by-night operations, where you pay very little and get very little. If you want a paint job that is…
  • Should I Save For Retirement Or Pay Off Debt?

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    There is a lot of debate about whether people are better to pay off debts or save for retirement. Ideally, you should try to do both, but if it comes down to a hard choice, you need to take into consideration the type of debt you are carrying, and how much it costs you. Sometimes, it can be advantageous to keep the debt on – especially if you are paying low rates – and save for retirement instead. However, sometimes the opposite is true – particularly if your debt is incurring high interest rates. Put retirement savings ahead of paying off your mortgage To start with, it is generally…
  • Can I Negotiate Rent?

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    You can try to negotiate just about anything, and that includes the amount of rent that you pay. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you will be successful – it all depends on the current market conditions and how you go about negotiating. Don’t try to negotiate once you have signed a lease Let’s be clear – the time to negotiate is before you sign a new lease. This is when you have all of the power – once you sign a lease, you have a legal obligation to pay that amount every month, so the landlord has no incentive to reduce your rent. If you decide to take unilateral action and…
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    FINANCEWALK

  • 5 Ways Technology Will Shape Your Finance Career in 2015

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Technology is redefining the financial industry, making it essential for anyone in a finance career to understand the evolving role of technology in financial services. How does technology impact your finance career? There are two kinds of people in the workforce today. One is a generation of workforce who doesn’t know a world without Internet […] The post 5 Ways Technology Will Shape Your Finance Career in 2015 appeared first on FINANCEWALK.
  • Looking for Profile Change? Get into Investor Relations Profile

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) defines Investor Relations (IR) as the responsibility to ensure the development and continuance of a two-way communication between a company and its stakeholders (investors). It is a strategic management profile where a person needs to possess communication, finance, marketing and security laws knowledge to manage investor relations. It is […] The post Looking for Profile Change? Get into Investor Relations Profile appeared first on FINANCEWALK.
  • Financial Modeling Jobs: How to Find and Skills Required

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    If you want to excel in a finance career, financial modeling is something that you must know right from the beginning of your professional career. Whether you are in a buy side firm or a sell side firm, you need to be able to understand financial modeling through and through. It is one of the core functions […] The post Financial Modeling Jobs: How to Find and Skills Required appeared first on FINANCEWALK.
  • SG Analytics: Careers, Salary, Interview and Company Review

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Pune, SG Analytics is a leading financial service KPO working with Market Research, Financial Services Companies and Business Consulting Firms. Their business analysis and data research and management solutions assist both small and large organisations to focus on core business processes. The team at SG Analytics is formed with […] The post SG Analytics: Careers, Salary, Interview and Company Review appeared first on FINANCEWALK.
  • Actuary as a Career: Potential Career Paths

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    If you are a mathematical genius, a love of logic, have problem solving skills with business awareness, good in communication and excellent in number crunching, think of a career as an actuary today. Actuary – A Brief History The actuarial profession gains a formal presence in 1848 after the Institute of Actuaries is established in London. […] The post Actuary as a Career: Potential Career Paths appeared first on FINANCEWALK.
 
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  • How Avoiding FICA Taxes Can Actually Cost You – Lower Taxes Can Lead To Lower Social Security Benefits

    Michael Kitces
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    No one likes to pay any more in taxes than they have to; the less we’re taxed, the more we have money available for our own use, whether to consume or to save. Accordingly, it’s not surprising that there are many strategies available to try to (legally) reduce one’s tax burden. However, in the case of FICA taxes, strategies that reduce earned income to avoid the tax also end out reducing the income used to calculate an individual’s Average Indexed Monthly Earnings, which in turn is used to determine future Social Security benefits. As a result, everything from S corporation dividend…
  • Can A Fiduciary Duty For Investment Advisers Co-Exist With Commissions?

    Michael Kitces
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    As debate continues about the potential for a fiduciary duty to be imposed on (most) advisors, either by the Department of Labor or the SEC (or both!), an implicit and sometimes explicit objection to the proposed changes are that it may be extremely "disruptive" to existing business models, and that many advisors couldn't survive without having the opportunity to charge at least some commissions in some circumstances to some clients (or alternatively that a large segment of the public would lose access to an "advisor" altogether if commissions are banned). However, as today's guest blog…
  • The Value Of Advisor Study Groups – Not Just Studying Financial Planning, But Mastermind Your Business And Career

    Michael Kitces
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    For most, the idea of a “study group” conjures up high school or college students sitting around a table, preparing for an upcoming exam or perhaps working through a difficult assignment together. Yet the reality is that study groups are not necessarily unique or specific to students in school, and in fact are relevant in many professional services industries. In the world of financial advisors, the purpose of study groups is not necessarily about “academic” study, but more commonly focuses on practice management and career development issues. And as advisory firms grow and business…
  • Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (Jan 24-25)

    Michael Kitces
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Enjoy the current installment of "weekend reading for financial planners" - this week's edition kicks off with the latest statistics from Cerulli Associates on the number of financial advisors, finding that while the industry headcount fell another 2% to about 287,000 advisors in 2013, it is now projected to begin rising by 1%/year as the advisor finally begins to step up its efforts to bring young/new advisors into the business. Also in the news this week is a new study from TD Ameritrade on Millennials who inherit wealth, finding that the overwhelming majority of high-net-worth…
  • When A Roth IRA May Actually Be A Terrible Asset To Inherit

    Michael Kitces
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    The tax-free nature of growth on a Roth IRA makes it a highly appealing investment account to hold, and a similarly appealing type of account to inherit. All else being equal, it’s clearly better to be the beneficiary of an account that will never be taxed, than one that will be taxed over time. However, the caveat to leaving a Roth IRA as an asset to inherit is that doing so implicitly means that the original IRA owner will have paid taxes to get money into the account, either through systematic contributions spanning many years, or possibly through a large Roth conversion (or a series of…
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  • The Haiku of Finance for 01/28/15

    Anthony Alfidi
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Huckster baloneyMass pitch event for suckersPicking some pockets
  • Dog-Gone Pitch Strikes Again With Real Estate Private Pre-Auction Baloney

    Anthony Alfidi
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:54 pm
    My faithful readers may be familiar with my contempt for some dog-gone hucksters and their perpetual real estate seminars.  I blogged about this stuff almost five years ago.  Some organization obviously read my review of the seminar shortly after I published it and disliked it enough to have a flunkie respond.  They never bothered to remove my name from their mailing list.  So many employees are even dumber than I had estimated. The result of someone's administrative oversight still arrive in my mailbox to this day.  I sometimes receive special invitations to attend a…
  • Reprising a Real Estate Festival of Baloney

    Anthony Alfidi
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    This is a repost of an article I originally published in April 2010.  I took it down when the people I exposed threatened me with a lawsuit, and I did not wish to fight some deep pocketed operation in court.  I have since removed all references to this person's enterprise and to other real people who were connected to this promotion. I love free stuff but hate wasting time.  Today I came up FAIL on both counts.I was recently cold-called by some real estate seminar promoters.  These people probably got my phone number from the usual lists.  They were pitching a free…
  • The Haiku of Finance for 01/27/15

    Anthony Alfidi
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Greek debt in standoffEurope knows cost of outcomesAll will harm euro
  • Greek Debt Game Theory

    Anthony Alfidi
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Greece's new leaders run a nation whose sovereign debt is about 175% of its GDP.  Most of the Syriza party's cabinet are untested in senior leadership roles.  Entering negotiations with ambit claims is probably beyond their ability.  The European troika should take them at their word when they say that Greece cannot afford to pay its debts in full.  This understanding sketches out the boundaries of a high-stakes Prisoner's Dilemma.  Game theory can help us understand the dilemma's probable outcomes.The probable end state of most Prisoner's Dilemmas is the defection of…
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  • Expert Roundup: The Ultimate Most Influential List of the Web’s Best Happy Retirement Resources

    Bill Achola
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Retirement is the most important and challenging investing thing in life. Actually it’s a culmination of several different skills: you need to plan for your retirement with good attitude. In today’s post you’ll learn the best retirement post that will help you plan and execute your retirement plan. From investing to happy retirment, this guide has you covered Food for thought: Good health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement. Let’s start… If you’re new to investing and retiring – or looking to brush up on the basics – these resources will help you get your…
  • What You Need to Know About the Stock Trading Game

    Bill Achola
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    There are a lot of people who claim to be experts in the stock market, thinking they make smart decisions based on their past experiences. A seller of a particular stock claims that he is making the right move, while a buyer will say that this is the best time to purchase that same type of stock. Who ends up being right in that situation? And when things start working in their favor, is that because they are trading better, or is it simply due to the improvement in global market conditions? The stock trading world is intimidating to first-timers, as they believe that only people with the…
  • The Best State For Investing Gold in Retirement Account in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Bill Achola
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Investing Gold in retirement account is one of the best option that you can have in your life. There’s nothing bad or worse that retiring without money or any sort of investment. Today I’ve made an infographic that will help you chose the best state to retiree and invest your retirement account with Gold in 2015. For more information on investing in Gold, read this blog post. Conclusion If you invest in Retirement account successfully, i can really assure you that you’ll never fail in investing. From the infographic you can see that the best state to invest and retire in…
  • EBay and PayPal: What the Split Could Mean for Investors

    Bill Achola
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:52 pm
    After more than a decade, ebay and paypal had made an official announcement that they will split as two separate companies by next year. This was influenced partly by eBay shareholder and activist, Carl Icahn, when he first coerced the split more than six months ago. The announcement resulted in a growth of 7% in eBay stock giving off $71 B in revenue. According to the board, the move was decided to “best position both at a rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape” and “is the best path for sustaining shareholder value.” The move was considered as a complete reversal of…
  • Top 100 Most Influential Blogs In Finance That Can Teach You The Best Ways to Invest Your Money

    Bill Achola
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Its two months remaining to my D-day i.e. my Wedding on December 12th 2014. Before my wedding, I decided to release the much a waited investing blogs that can teach you the best ways to invest money in a legal way. Updated: Now am Married I’ve a beautiful Known as Dorren Agwats. Anyway back to our topic… These influential blogs have really motivated me not to give up when investing my money especially when am getting frustrated. I hope and believe that these influential blogs will inspire you and make you a successful investor in your particular investment. There’re many types…
 
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  • EA to Present at the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference

    Business Wire
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen will present at the Stifel 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference on Monday, February 9 in San Francisco, Calif. During the course of the event, EA may disclose material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance. Listeners may access the event via a […]
  • Progressive(R) Insurance Reveals Top Accident Trends of 2014

    Business Wire
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    What’s the safest month on the roads? Where do the most car thefts and break-ins occur? The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies set out to answer these questions, and others, in its 2014 Year in Claims Report. Progressive analyzed all of its claims in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine where […]
  • EPIX Celebrates Golden Globe(R) Winners and Academy Award(R) Nominees with Primetime Marathon of Hollywood Sessions

    Business Wire
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Premium entertainment network EPIX celebrates Golden Globe(R) winners and Academy Award(R) Nominees with an encore primetime marathon of Hollywood Sessions February 9 through February 13 at 8pm ET/PT, 7C, to coincide with the return of Oscar(R) ballots. This five-part series – an homage to the film award nomination and voting process and the 2014 Award […]
  • TAL International Group Announces Dates for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    Business Wire
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    TAL International Group, Inc. (NYSE:TAL) today announced that it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014 after the market closes on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The earnings release and an updated investor presentation will be available on the Company’s website at that time. The Company’s management […]
  • Crane Co. Announces Annual Analyst Conference

    Business Wire
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) will hold its annual analyst conference from 8:30 AM until noon, Thursday, February 26, 2015 in New York City. Speakers will include Max H. Mitchell and other key Crane Co. executives. Interested parties may listen to a simultaneous webcast of this event through the Company’s website www.craneco.com in a listen-only mode. Crane […]
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  • Square Cash Review: Now Send Money From Your Mobile Phone With A Swipe!

    Theresa Cummings
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Formed by Square Inc., Square Cash was launched in October of 2013 by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Square Inc. co-founder Jim McKelvey.How Square Cash WorksThis application allows person-to-person money transfer over e-mail via their IPhone or Android phone.  Users send money by drafting an e-mail, including the dollar amount in the subject of the e-mail, and CC’ing Square Cash, initiating a transfer directly to the recipient’s debit card.  Although there are other similar applications, this one is free.  It doesn’t require knowing the recipients bank account number and…
  • 6 Unusual Habits Of Successful People That Make Them Unique

    Audrey Henderson
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    It is said that one way to achieve success is to emulate the habits of successful people. But an examination into the routines of several famous people reveals one dominant common thread: each routine is as unique as the individual who followed it. Winston Churchill spent a good part of his day in bed. Benjamin Franklin was up and about early in the morning, but passed much of the day in his birthday suit. French novelist Honoré de Balzac fueled his day with up to 50 cups of strong black coffee. Charles Darwin’s day was punctuated with frequent self-initiated interruptions.Nonetheless,…
  • Top 11 Ways to Get Cash in Emergency Situations

    Audrey Henderson
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    It can happen to anyone – an unexpected expense leaves you strapped for cash, or worse, scrambling to generate funds. Your child is sick; your car’s transmission blows, or maybe you’ve lost your job and you are wondering how to make next month’s rent or mortgage payment.  If you cannot depend on family or friends, where can you turn for help? Your resources for emergency cash vary depending on whether you have a few weeks or only a few days to raise the funds you need. Some options are relatively benign; others present potentially serious perils to your financial future.1. Online or…
  • 15 Realistic Ways To Make Your New Year Resolutions Work In 2015

    Theresa Cummings
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    The arrival of a New Year often comes with mixed feelings. We want our lives to improve through making promises to ourselves to do better, but every year we face the fact that we’ve failed to keep our past New Year’s resolutions.  Frankly, most people just give up and don’t even practice this annual commitment anymore.Statistics provided by the University of Scranton tell us that only 8% of people successfully achieve their resolutions.  Yet for those who desire to press on to a healthier lifestyle, there is actually hope that we can make our resolutions stick.  It’s just a matter…
  • How To Use Credit Card Rewards Points To Fund Your Next Vacation

    Audrey Henderson
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:17 am
    Do you hate winter as much as I do? Here’s a quick test to know for sure. When the forecast calls for snow, do you make sure to get every possible thing you might need in the next week at the grocery, even if it’s only flurries? Do you start wearing gloves and a scarf in mid-September? Do you feel just a little nauseous if you look out the window and see snowflakes you didn’t realize were coming? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you definitely need to get working on your plan to escape this winter season.Oh, I know, money is tight these days…but isn’t it…
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  • Japanese Binary Options Report 2014

    Hamish
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ) The FFAJ, amongst other activities, provides trading data submitted by its member firms in order to provide an overview of the Japanese binary options market. The FFAJ members at present who submit binary options trade reports are: Planex Trade pulled out of the Japanese binary options market in August after three months of disastrous trading in terms […] The post Japanese Binary Options Report 2014 appeared first on The Binary Options site - Brokers, Education and News.
  • EZTrader Review: A Binary Options Broker With Longevity

    Hamish
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    EZTrader: A Leading Broker Since 2008 Longevity is an important metric for the success of any brokerage, but it’s especially important for binary options brokers. Since the client never actually owns the stock, the client has to rely on the broker to track the asset prices and honourably pay out if the client makes a successful call. EZTrader claims to be the first broker […] The post EZTrader Review: A Binary Options Broker With Longevity appeared first on The Binary Options site - Brokers, Education and News.
  • OptionWeb Review: 100% Deposit Bonus!!

    Hamish
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    OptionWeb Review The Premier Binary Options Broker? OptionWeb has been around since early 2012 and was the first binary options broker to achieve a CySec investment license, license number 175/12. OptionWeb does not accept US customers but has a very broad coverage of the European market with the site being delivered in, apart from English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. The company […] The post OptionWeb Review: 100% Deposit Bonus!! appeared first on The Binary Options site - Brokers, Education and News.
  • StockPair Review: A Specialist Binary Options Broker

    Hamish
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    The StockPair Review StockPair is different: StockPair specialises in bringing to the customer the ability to speculate on the relative performances of two seperate assets, e.g. which asset will perform better. StockPair is a binary options brand operated by Nextrade Worldwide Ltd. The Platform The StockPair platform is an example of a really well-designed, proprietary trading platform; it has been developed by Nextrade and […] The post StockPair Review: A Specialist Binary Options Broker appeared first on The Binary Options site - Brokers, Education and News.
  • Binary.com Review

    Hamish
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
      Binary.com Review Binary.com is the Daddy of the binary options industry. Binary.com has been offering fixed odds financial bets in the guise of BetonMarkets.com since 1999 which is testament to the success of their trading platform. Binary.com is an award-winning binary options provider that is based in the Isle of Man and Malta. The platform is owned and operated by Binary Limited, itself […] The post Binary.com Review appeared first on The Binary Options site - Brokers, Education and News.
 
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  • Become A Top Binary Options Trader in 2015

    Phil Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    So by now you’ve no doubt heard all about binary options and how easy it is to trade. The advantages associated with this trading method are easy to find. Whether its blog posts or on YouTube, everywhere you seem to look, people seem to be making huge profits from trading with Binary Options. However before you being there are a few things you need to know. Don’t just jump into the market or you are in danger of getting burnt.Trading is a serious task and one that you need to be well informed about if you are going to succeed. Check out my top tips to help ensure that you become a…
  • Free Binary Options Signal – 26th January 2015

    Phil Moore
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    FTSEAn historically strong week for the FTSE. A probe of the recent highs today sets up the scene for further gains this week.The Index should base around the 6830 level giving the potential for further upside impetus.We areWe are going long on the FTSE with the expectation that it will end the week higher. CALL – FTSE 6830 to end the week HIGHER.Want to receive a notification each time we publish a trading idea? Read more about our free binary options signals and register your email now to receive instant notification of our alerts.The post Free Binary Options Signal –…
  • Brokers Go Bust As Swiss Franc Soars

    Phil Moore
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    The biggest news in the Forex markets so far in 2015 has been the Swiss Franc. On Thursday 15th January the Swiss Central Banc announced that it had abandoned the 1.20 floor that it had been defending in the EUR/CHF. Within minutes the pair collapsed. The Franc appreciated over 30% before most people has even realised what had happened.To say the move came as a surprise to the markets is an understatement. The SNB (Swiss National Bank) had been aggressively defending this level for a number of months, both officially and unofficially. When it pulled the plug the floor fell out beneath the…
  • Free Binary Options Signal – 23rd December 2014

    Phil Moore
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    NASDAQWe are going to stick with the seasonal theme for a final trade before Christmas and gain focus on the NASDAQ.This trade is as simple as getting in at the open of the market.We are expecting the Index to move higher into the close again today. CALL – NASDAQ 4785 to end the day HIGHER.Want to receive a notification each time we publish a trading idea? Read more about our free binary options signals and register your email now to receive instant notification of our alerts.The post Free Binary Options Signal – 23rd December 2014 appeared first on .
  • Free Binary Options Signal – 22nd December 2014

    Phil Moore
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    NASDAQThe seasonal markets often see strong gains in the last few trading days before Christmas.With market liquidity dropping and seasonal cheer about, we expect markets to push higher this week.The NASDAQ looks reasonably well supported into the end of the week and should finish higher today. CALL – NASDAQ 4289 to end the day HIGHER.Want to receive a notification each time we publish a trading idea? Read more about our free binary options signals and register your email now to receive instant notification of our alerts.The post Free Binary Options Signal – 22nd December…
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  • Use Blogging to Get Consulting Clients

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “How did you grow your consulting business so fast?” I never mind answering this question because it’s one of my favorite things to talk about! After my first business failed and I lost a ton of money I learned the error of my ways before going into business number two. I made two major mistakes that caused my demise: I didn’t understand marketing. I didn’t have a strategy or plan. I just worked hard all day long hustling with no purpose. So when I went into my next endeavor I prepared to not only play a very serious…
  • Niche Marketing – Who is Your Perfect Customer?

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Want the secret to huge success and riches? Focus. Laser focus and super-clarity. This is the magic potion that makes dreams come true. People that are incredibly successful are FOCUSED. They know what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and WHO they’re doing it for. Do you? In this marketing lesson we’re going to talk about your Perfect Customer. This is the person or company that’s the perfect fit for your business. I don’t have to tell you that marketing a business is not for sissies! This shit is very hard! It’s a ton of hard work and sometimes…
  • Marketing Strategy – Lay the Foundation for 2015

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
      (Note: This video is broken down into two parts. Part one is for the newcomer entrepreneur who has been in business 3 years or less. The second part is for an entrepreneur that’s been around longer. If you don’t want to watch the entire video you can skip to 7:12.) If you don’t have one, building a solid marketing strategy should be your first order of business before you go any further in 2015. Without a strategy you’re wandering around aimlessly in your business or perhaps on the proverbial hamster wheel. You’ll always feel struggle and never feel the…
  • I Stopped Following 3,000 People on Twitter – Here’s Why

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    One of the things I discovered in 2014, I had access to some pretty powerful marketing tools I was using incorrectly. The irony is my primary purpose is to teach entrepreneurs how to market their businesses correctly. So, needless to say, I’m somewhat ashamed in my discovery. After an even deeper observation it came to my attention I have plenty of company. Most people use social media incorrectly. My recent experiment with Twitter proved it. Twitter – An Experiment I decided it would be a great idea in 2015 to get more connected to bloggers I had common interests with. I…
  • 4 Steps to a Profitable Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Building a profitable business should be a goal for every entrepreneur! Are you ready for the New Year? 2015 is on the horizon and I’m getting really excited! I love December! It’s a time to start thinking about fresh new ideas! It’s also a time to right some wrongs and have a new start. I want to share 4 great tips with you to help you start out your New Year right and structure your business for growth. Step 1 to a Profitable Business – Know Your Perfect Customer If you’re going to grow a profitable business you must know who your perfect customer is. The world…
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  • Using the Team Sky approach to improve your business

    Company Liquidation Services
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    When Sir Dave Brailsford took over as general manager of Team Sky in 2010 he set the target of getting a British Tour de France... The post Using the Team Sky approach to improve your business appeared first on Company Liquidation Services. No related posts.
  • Why on earth did they do that? – Mistakes and how to avoid them

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    26 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    We all make mistakes, after all it is human nature but when businesses make errors sometimes it can be catastrophic. Coke changing their recipe is... The post Why on earth did they do that? – Mistakes and how to avoid them appeared first on Company Liquidation Services. you may also be interested in these related posts: Your Financial Director – More than just a bean counter How to conduct an appraisal meeting Increase your firm’s profit and cash using benchmarking
  • How to prepare your company for sale

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    20 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    There comes a time in the life of many companies that the owners decide to cash in, but how do you actually go about preparing... The post How to prepare your company for sale appeared first on Company Liquidation Services. No related posts.
  • Capture more business using Porter

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    19 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Capture more business using Porter Developed by Michael Porter in his 1985 best-seller, Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance.1 the value chain may seem... The post Capture more business using Porter appeared first on Company Liquidation Services. No related posts.
  • Price to win

    Company Liquidation Services
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:48 am
    Price to win – how to price your products and what it says.   Pricing of products is important not only from a profitability point... The post Price to win appeared first on Company Liquidation Services. No related posts.
 
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  • Reverse Bank Signal : An exclusive research report by Sharetipsinfo

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    18 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    Reserve Bank Signal - A must read report for understanding Nifty trading trend.
  • Share market tips in Hindi for sure shot profit

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    6 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Get the latest share market tips in Hindi through e-mail or SMS India is one of the top emerging economies of the world. The country is poised for an economic boom the indications of which had been slightly felt since the last decade. India has already created a huge leap in the field of information technology and allied services and continues to be one of the third world countries where trade and commerce has infinite possibilities. The current government legislation in respect to foreign trade, commerce and banking are seen to be in the upfront for creating more domestic consumption and…
  • Trading tips in stock market :Sharetipsinfo.com

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    26 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Accurate tips for creating an impressive stick trading business The stock market features cut-throat competition and extensive reforms that happen on a daily basis amiss. It requires every trader and investor to constantly reinvent their trading and financial management skills, failing to which their investments can get wiped to a nil balance. There is no proven formula for success in the stock market. It is a scientific business in which one can thrive only by proper application of logic, practical knowledge and financial expertise. No, it is not a management concept either, nor is it a…
  • Mid Session Nifty Trading Report 09-10-2014

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    9 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    oct 09th, 2014 The Indian markets rebounded made a gap up opening and are trading jubilantly in early deals with frontline gauges surpassing their crucial 7900 level. Major headlines: • Industrial output likely rose 2.4 percent in August • Cummins India shares gain, Deutsche upgrades to buy • Hindalco surges, rival Alcoa earnings beat forecasts   Indian Indices: Indian equity markets are continuing their momentum with uniform pace and both the major indices were trading up by over a percent in late morning session. There is no sign of profit booking from any corner and the gains…
  • Nifty trading trend for 28 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

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    27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 26-08-2014 Today is expiry, volatility expected in the market. FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 302 cr in cash while DIIs were net seller to the tune of Rs 184 cr on Wednesday. Market Today: US Stock closed on mixed note on Wednesday, NASDAQ closed 0.02% down while Dow closed 0.10% up and S&P closed 0.01% up. Europe closed on mixed note, DAX closed 0.19% down, CAC closed 0.04% up and FTSE closed 0.12% up. SGX Nifty trading positive, 16 point up at 8 AM. Technical The day of August series settlement in derivatives! The range-bound movement that…
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  • 4 Things Rich People Consider Before Investing

    Meinna Gwet
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    By Sarika Periwal If you are new to investing, then there a few things you need to know before putting all your eggs in the same basket.  First, I strongly advise you read the following articles: Investing Your Money Wisely (Part 1/2): Understanding Asset Categories Investing Your Money Wisely (Part 2/2): Setting Up Your Portfolio [...] The post 4 Things Rich People Consider Before Investing appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • The Bank of Canada is lowering the interest rate: What does it mean for YOU?

    Meinna Gwet
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    As you may already know, everybody has been talking about the fall in oil prices that is presently occurring. Several nations whose revenues are highly dependent on oil & gas may suffer a great deal. Some government revenues will shrink, people may be losing their jobs in some sectors, and economic growth will probably be [...] The post The Bank of Canada is lowering the interest rate: What does it mean for YOU? appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • 9 Essential Tips To Negotiate Your Next Salary

    Meinna Gwet
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    By Nathalie Balthazar Whether you finally got an offer for your dream job or you want your salary to reflect your new responsibilities in your current position, knowing how to negotiate your next salary is crucial for your career development. Here are 9 tips to help you improve those skills: Things to do before the [...] The post 9 Essential Tips To Negotiate Your Next Salary appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • 5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Falling

    Meinna Gwet
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If you have been following financial news these last couple of weeks, you may have noticed that the fall of oil prices has been the leading topic since the beginning of the year. Several markets have hit a historic low, and companies whose revenues depend a lot on oil & gas have drastically reduced their [...] The post 5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Falling appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • Is Going Back to School Really Worth It?

    Kate Wilson
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    With rising tuition costs and unsteady employment rates pummeling the country, many potential graduate-degree seekers are left wondering if pursuing advanced programs is beneficial or cost-effective in the long run. When weighing the pros and cons of attending graduate school, it’s highly recommended to keep a variety of factors in mind. Career Considerations One of [...] The post Is Going Back to School Really Worth It? appeared first on Bobby Finance.
 
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    Forex Alchemy

  • Diageo CEO Menezes Says Vodka Acquisitions Are Unlikely

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Jan. 29 — Diageo Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Menezes says Vodka acquisitions are unlikely even though the market is getting more competitive. He talks with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television’s “On the Move.” — Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtu... Continue reading Diageo CEO Menezes Says Vodka Acquisitions Are Unlikely on Forex Alchemy.
  • Alibaba Revenue Misses Estimates on Mobile Spending

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Jan. 29 — Alibaba sales missed estimates as founder Jack Ma spent more money to attract customers on mobile phones. Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu reports on “In The Loop.”... Continue reading Alibaba Revenue Misses Estimates on Mobile Spending on Forex Alchemy.
  • Worst-Case Scenario: Everything Can Go Wrong This Year

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Jan. 29 — This could be the year when a number of geopolitical tensions boil over. Which poses the greatest risk to investors? Bloomberg asked Eurasia Group President and political scientist Ian Bremmer how the year could unfold.... Continue reading Worst-Case Scenario: Everything Can Go Wrong This Year on Forex Alchemy.
  • USDRUB climbs to 69

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    The Ruble is coming under punishment today as European Union Foreign Ministers meet in Brussels later this afternoon to discuss further economic sanctions on Russia following the recent escalation of tensions in Ukraine. The USDRUB has climbed as high as 69.2231 with traders pricing in the possibili... Continue reading USDRUB climbs to 69 on Forex Alchemy.
  • More of the same from the FOMC

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    To sum up, there were no surprises from the FOMC statement yesterday evening. Throughout previous statements, “more of the same” has been the underlying tone and yesterday evening’s statement basically repeated the same message. There is no doubting the US labour market is making consistent pr... Continue reading More of the same from the FOMC on Forex Alchemy.
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  • How To Finance a Roofing Company

    Marco Terry
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    One of the biggest challenges of running a roofing company is that most commercial clients and general contractors pay their invoices in 30 to 60 days. This can be a problem for roofers, since many can’t afford to wait up to eight weeks for payment. Most roofing companies don’t have a cash reserve or line of credit that allows them to cover expenses while waiting for customer payments.This leaves roofers in a difficult situation. They are always juggling payments, trying to meet all their commitments. But juggling payments is difficult to do for a long period of time. Eventually,…
  • Using Medical Factoring to Finance a Hospital

    Marco Terry
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Managing cash flow is usually a challenge for small and midsize hospitals. One of their main sources of revenue are claim payments from medical insurance companies, who often pay slowly. Depending on the negotiated terms, claims can take from 30 to 180 days to pay. Slow payments have an obvious and negative impact on cash flow.On the other hand, most hospitals have a number of regular expenses such as facilities, payroll, and equipment. With a combination of slow revenues and ongoing expenses, it’s easy to understand how a hospital can have cash flow problems. Few companies have…
  • Financing a Hospital with Cash Flow Problems

    Marco Terry
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Due to the dynamics of the healthcare industry, hospitals can encounter cash flow problems from time to time. Hospitals are under pressure to reduce costs and work with insurance companies that pay slowly. This delay affects their revenues and cash flow.On the other hand, hospitals face constant pressure to meet their financial obligations. They have numerous expenses – such as payroll, facilities, and equipment – that have to be paid in a timely manner. Given the combination of slow payments and ongoing expenses, their cash flow suffers.Obviously, cash flow problems won’t be…
  • How an Asset Based Loan can Finance a Trucking Company

    Marco Terry
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Financial problems usually hit trucking and logistics companies that are growing quickly or implementing turnaround plans. The company starts running low in funds and is unable to pay all of their operating expenses. At best, this makes managing the company difficult. At it’s worst, it can affect your ability to stay in business.Getting financing is critical since it can help the company pay for operating expenses, buy new trucks, and make new investments. However, midsize companies often realize that finding the right solution is usually difficult.What is the right financing…
  • How To Finance an Auto Repair Shop

    Marco Terry
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Managing cash flow can be a challenge for some auto and truck repair shops. Cash flow problems usually affect repair and body shops who work with commercial accounts or who get paid by insurance companies.Often, corporate and insurance clients demand 30- to 60-day terms to pay an invoice. However, many repair shops can’t afford to wait for the clients to pay. They need funds to pay for employee salaries, parts, machinery, and other expenses.Your repair shop can do a few things to improve its cash flow. In some cases, the solution can be as simple as building a small contingency…
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  • Fake Multibaggers!

    Ketan Gujarathi
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    “We can pick multibaggers. Subscribe to our services and get MULTIBAGGERS” - Tom, Dick & Harry Looking at the current scenario, there seems to be a slot machine game being played on the bourses. Any Tom, Dick or Harry in some corner of the country thinks he is skilled enough to spot multibaggers! Since all the stocks are moving up, there are high chances that all the recommendations will work. This means that ‘Luck’ is predominant in stock picking. Ones who are getting thrilled are forgetting what if the tide goes out? What if they held on to their investment and market went…
  • Intermarket Analysis of the markets.

    Ankit Tikmany - Team MoneyWorks4me
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    This article includes our Technical view on: 1)      International Gold 2)      USDINR Pair 3)      Crude 4)      Indian Equity International Gold International Gold has given a downward breakdown from the “Descending Triangle Pattern”. Descending triangle is a bearish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is created by drawing one trendline that connects a series of lower highs and a second trendline that has historically proven to be a strong level of support. It clearly shows that the demand for an asset is weakening, and when the price breaks below the…
  • Where the markets will go? Who cares… I know my Investments!

    Chaitanya Kekre - Team MoneyWorks4me
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    These days, when I meet my friends and relatives, more often than not the conversation veers predictively towards a version of “Where do I see the markets going forward over next…”. The time frame does not matter; I have come across all, from next few days to weeks to months to years. Yet invariably my answer most of the times have veered towards “I don’t know!” And this always comes as a bit of a shock but more importantly as a disappointment. However, it’s not hard to understand their shock and disappointment. Perhaps, I would have felt the same if…
  • Rupee Technical Report

    Ankit Tikmany - Team MoneyWorks4me
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    Current Spot Quote: 61.50 View: Bearish (On rupee) Target: 66.50 Time-frame: By Feb 2015 Strategy: Create longs between 61-61.50 with a Stoploss of 57.8 for 66.50(Spot levels) Rational Currency Chart As can be seen from the Charts USD-INR has a Strong support placed at 60.50 levels with other crucial trendline support placed at 61/61.2 levels. On a standalone basis charts suggest USD-INR Pair would have probably bottomed and any dips could be used an opportunity to buy. Inter-market Analysis Over a period of time emphasis in the Technical world has shifted from Single Market to a more…
  • Lower Oil Prices: The Inflection Point?

    Ketan Gujarathi
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    As you might be observing, oil prices have fallen over the past three months. Recently Goldman Sachs has slashed its 2015 Brent oil price forecasts to $85 per barrel for March 2015. Talking about the Indian Subcontinent, the prime beneficiary to this event is the Government of India which can meet its fiscal deficit targets comfortably. Since diesel subsidies form a major portion of the government’s annual budget, reduction in oil prices will cut down expenditures. Taking advantage of lower oil prices, the Government has proactively deregulated diesel prices. Although this decision was long…
 
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  • Managed Futures, Quantitative Easing and Volatility

    Jack Rivkin
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Mark Melin, writing for ValueWalk, picked out some of the points in our Altegris Perspectives piece, “What to Expect in 2015…”. Mark asked some questions expanding on topics scattered throughout the piece, specifically relating to Managed Futures and the persistence of dispersion; Quantitative Easing (QE) and the lack of continuing discussion about it; and Volatility and its impact on relative values. The ValueWalk article includes a summary of my responses. For those with the time and tolerance, the expanded thoughts below are important considerations as one looks at investing in 2015…
  • A 2015 Conversation

    Jack Rivkin
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    I had an opportunity to speak on Moneylife with Chuck Jaffe last Friday about “What to Expect in 2015 (and Beyond)” and he had some great questions that elaborated on points I raised in the piece. Besides topics covered in CIO Perspectives, we were able to discuss several possible tail risks and the timing of interest rate moves in the coming year.  I highly encourage you to take a listen at bit.ly/14bd7Fe if you have a spare 12 minutes.  As always, Pay Attention.    
  • Interpreting the Fed and preparing for the New Year. Momentum Rules (at the moment)

    Jack Rivkin
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Below is a note in preparation for a session on CNBC Power Lunch on December 23rd. “What to Expect in 2015 (and Beyond)” is up on the Altegris Perspectives. Here are some brief comments relating to where we are today instead of where we may be in a year. Naturally, all of this wasn’t discussed in the 5 minutes on Power Lunch, but it is what I was thinking while trying to answer the in-the-moment questions: Investors are still trying to interpret the Fed’s last statement. Right now the equity managers like the “patient…” point while the bond managers see no movement for the…
  • Cuba, Oil, and Secondary Effects (and a Revisit)

    Jack Rivkin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Oil and Cuba The announcement yesterday regarding an opening of relationships between the US and Cuba was a specific surprise, but a logical outcome one might have drawn from a secondary effect of lower oil prices. It is not clear that this has any significant near term  broad investment implications. While the talks about a different relationship have been going on for some time, the urgency of reaching closure on the part of Cuba may have been accelerated by what has happened to oil prices and the problematic issues of Cuba’s relationship with Venezuela in addition to the start of…
  • Dispersion This Way Comes

    Jack Rivkin
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Employment, GDP, Geopolitics, Oil, US Politics and Market Expectations The markets are no longer one-way markets. Expect dispersion to increase. The employment numbers at 320,000 last Friday beat almost all expectations—even ours (we had a 287,500 number in the CNBC #nailthenumber contest. This is a Twitter exercise that occurs every month and certainly focuses one’s attention on this variable. The reward is a CNBC hat signed by the on-air personalities. You don’t have to take the hat.). The second estimate of GDP for the third quarter at 3.9%–an increase from the first estimate…
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  • Alpari disengage phone lines as spread betting platform problems

    Erik Kearney
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Traders who are primarily using Apari’s spread betting platform adversely reacted with anger to the firm’s problems and its failure to communicate with clients who were left with no connections to their accounts. Traders who are utilising spread betting platform have reacted with spite to the company’s problems and its failure to effectively give feedback with clients who were locked out of their account. When the firm folded it at the outset customers were told that it had gone into insolvency, only to change the announcement on its website to say that it could be sold off.
  • Eurozone is still providing enticing opportunities

    Tim Messenger
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Hedging currency exposure has been a saving grace. The euro had an uneven ride last year and most did not anticipate this year to bring much respite. Frail growth, credit transaction and a very real threat of a deflationary spiral are igniting mounting expectations of a quantitative easing. Economic despair have only been added to by escalating political risks: the possibility that, led by a far-left party Syriza, Greece will soon be exiting the Eurozone that will provide comfort to populist parties elsewhere. Despite the poor backdrop, many in the investment industry still predominantly…
  • Oil almost at its 6-year low

    Alex Johnson
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Oil cascaded 5 % to near 6-year lows prior to its recovery last week and Brent shortly traded at par to U.S. crude for the first time in three months as several traders move to take advantage of ample storage space in the U.S. Traders were looking to store the surplus of oil, which has knocked prices down 60 % in the last preceding months. This week, Brent has lost 7 % and the U.S. crude 5 % respectively. Brent settled down 84 cents at $46.59 a barrel following its fall to $45.19, its lowest level since March 2009. Moreover, U.S. crude closed down 18 cents $45.89 following a hit on…
  • Is there a global economic recession coming?

    Gordon Smith
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The copper market plummeted overnight to its lowest level since the middle of the downturn in the 2008, sparked apprehensions that the global economy is slowing down more evidently than many experts have predicted. Last week’s drop was the sixth straight decline in copper prices and is presently trading at approximately $5,560 per ton, the prices are causing substantial hurt to many mining companies, whose stock responded to the copper crash by hitting a record low. Just like oil, copper has had a profound effects on the world economy since it is fundamental to the manufacture of phone…
  • Investors prepare for Sterling election risk and wary of Scotland vote

    David Gibson
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Currency investors commenced their own efforts to protect themselves against the risk to sterling posed by the most undecided British election for decades, having learned a rather difficult lesson in the run up to Scotland’s independence referendum. Sterling fell sharply and the surge of volatility in the preceding days of September’s vote belated investors to the probability that Scotland could break away from the rest of Britain which would adversely affect the investment and economy of Britain. This time particularly, insurance against violent price swings will be strategically…
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  • Forex Trade Signals EUR Strength 1-29-2015

    Mark Mc Donnell
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Today in forex trading the EUR strength cased movement on many pairs. The EUR was strong on all pairs, there was also some AUD and CHF weakness on the market. The EUR/AUD moved up strong and is forming a D1 time frame trend. It still has more upside and we will be planning more buys on this pair. The EUR/CHF also moved up and this pair will likely continue higher as it has no nearby resistance. The live trade signals you see belowfor these EUR pairs are from The Forex Heatmap®. Forex Trade Signals EUR Strength 1-29-2015
  • Forex Trend Indicators AUD/USD 1-28/2015

    Mark Mc Donnell
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    The trend on the AUD/USD is down on the larger time frames. The time frame shown on this pair is the MN time frame. These trend indicators are exponential moving averages that can be set up on any Metatrader platform. The current support on the AUD/USD is 0.7870, denoted by the yellow line, it has plenty or room to drop below there, there is no nearby support levels past there.Forex Trend Indicators AUD/USD 1-28/2015
  • Forex Alert System CHF Weakness 1-26-2015

    Mark Mc Donnell
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Today in forex trading the CHF weakness drove price movement. All CHF pairs moved on this basis. There was some EUR strength in the market as well. The EUR/CHF moved up strong on the smaller time frames. The movement was good but all of the CHF pairs are still range bound, so we would exit this short term trade or scale out lots. The alert system you see pictured below showing the CHF weakness is The Forex Heatmap®,  a real time visual map of the forex market.Forex Alert System CHF Weakness 1-26-2015
  • Currency Pair Analysis GBP/CAD 1-21-2015

    Mark Mc Donnell
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    The GBP/CAD currency pair has broken through short term resistance and is now trending on the largest time frames. The  current short term resistance level is at 1.8730. We would look for more buy signals going forward above this price as the upside potential is very good. The CAD interest rate news today could signal more CAD weakness ahead.Currency Pair Analysis GBP/CAD 1-21-2015
  • Currency Trading Signals CAD Weakness 1-20-2015

    Mark Mc Donnell
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today in currency trading the CAD was weak on all pairs. There was also some GBP strength in the market today. This drove the GBP/CAD strong to the upside. The movement was very good, but we would consider this a short term trade because it is inside of resistance layers on the higher time frames. So we would close out some lots or exit the trade completely. The trading signals for the CAD you see below are from The Forex Heatmap®.Currency Trading Signals CAD Weakness 1-20-2015
 
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  • Personal Installment Loan vs. Payday Loans

    2 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    Considering a personal installment loan or a payday loan? This post will lay out some of the key things to consider if you are in the market for a loan, but concerned because you have less than perfect credit.
  • New Offering: Personal Installment Loan from Patriot

    31 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Patriot Finance is proud to begin offering a personal installment loan option for our customers. Our new online installment loan provides our customers the flexibility to use the funds for their desired purpose.
  • Bad Credit Furniture Financing Options

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    As we head into the holiday season, it is worth taking a look at the bad credit furniture financing options available to consumers. Let's be honest, not all consumers have perfect credit. In fact, according to FICO Banking Analytics, 40% of the US population has credit scores between 500 and 700. So, what options do consumers have if they are looking for bad credit furniture financing? Here are two of the key options:
  • Consumer Retail Sales Data and Trends

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    See below for an overview of the latest consumer retail sales data and trends from Goldman Sachs.
  • Retail Sales Data Shows Improvement in November

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    According to the latest retail sales data from the US Commerce Department, retail sales were up .7% in November. This improvement could be just in time for the holiday season.
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    Vantage Point Trading

  • Forex Swing Trading Signals, January 26/27, 2015

    Cory Mitchell, CMT
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:28 pm
    $GBPNZD $AUDJPY $AUDNZD $NZDCAD These forex swing trading signals are primarily based on 1- and 4-hour charts, but the context for direction may come from the daily chart.  Trades last one day to a couple weeks, depending on how quickly the market moves. This list is published when I have time–usually a couple times a week […] Source: VantagePointTrading.com
  • Trading Tips from Legendary Millionaire Trader

    Cory Mitchell, CMT
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    It’s 1929 and over the last 8 years the Dow average has seen an epic rise. Everyone wants to own stock, and loose leverage requirements allow it. Stock loans reach $8.5 billion; more money than was in U.S. circulation.  In September stocks start to flatten out, then decline. In spite of many people telling him it […] Source: VantagePointTrading.com
  • Trending Stocks to Watch, Week of January 26, 2015

    Cory Mitchell, CMT
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    $CME $MDU Trending stocks to watch for the week of January 26, 2015, based on the stock’s trend and a bounce off trend channel support/resistance. This list is published once a week. On the charts below the black line marks the entry, the red line the stop loss , and the blue line the target. Profit potential must outweigh […] Source: VantagePointTrading.com
  • Day Trading Basics: The Bid Ask Spread Explained

    Cory Mitchell, CMT
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re beginning your trading journey, you may be unaware that a stock (forex pair, futures contract or option) actually has two prices at all times, and not just one. The two price are called the Bid and the Ask, and understanding the “bid ask spread” is crucial if you want to get into day trading. […] Source: VantagePointTrading.com
  • Debt and Deflation: Three Financial Forecasts

    admin1
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    There’s more to deflation than falling prices. Today’s mountain of debt–a precondition to deflation–is far higher than in 1929. Our indicators suggest the next debt deflation could unfold rapidly. You’ll find the text version of the story below the video. Join Elliott Wave International’s free State of the U.S. Markets online conference to get prepared for the […] Source: VantagePointTrading.com
 
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  • Trading is Gambling But it Does not Matter

    Rolf - Tradeciety.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    What is Gambling? Traders believe that trading has nothing to do with gambling and feel offended when you try to tell them otherwise. But if we take a close look and just analyze at the hard facts we will see that trading is purely gambling. Although the connotations of the word gambling are mostly negative, there is nothing to be worried about when someone else calls you a gambler as a trader, because you are one. Let’s take a look at the official definition of the word gambling and see how trading fits in. Gambling (1)  Bet on an uncertain outcome Trading: True! The outcome of any…
  • 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Whether To Quit Trading

    Rolf - Tradeciety.com
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    Answer these questions and you will know whether your should quit trading The average trader believes that he just has to get enough screen-time, find the one indicator that gives him the best entries and hope that markets are finally going back to ‘normal’ so that he can be a profitable trader. Trading is hard and it takes many years until you can be a profitable trader, but 99% of all traders will never get there even after years of trading. If you have been involved in trading for a few years you will probably know some people who still look like bloody amateurs after many…
  • Hindsight And Trading – Curse or Blessing?

    Rolf - Tradeciety.com
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Why Hindsight is a Big Problem For Traders And How to Use it Correctly Hindsight is a very important concept in trading and without hindsight and knowing what has happened after you’ve entered or closed a trade, becoming a profitable trader is an impossible task. On the other hand, if used incorrectly, hindsight can be the reason why the vast majority of traders fail. Hindsight brings a lot of different problems that cause traders to constantly make bad decisions about their trading and can even be the cause why traders quit. In the following we will show you how hindsight can destroy…
  • Our Most Popular Trading Graphics Of The Last 4 Months

    Rolf - Tradeciety.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    Tradeciety.com is now online for almost 4 months and the graphics we regularly share around trading have been a big pillar of the overall success of Tradeciety.com. We have received many emails from traders around the world stating that they really enjoy the way we illustrate trading tips this way. For these reasons, and why we just love to present trading knowledge in a different way, we collected the most liked, talked about and shared graphics from the previous 4 months and put them together in one article. Enjoy! “95% of all traders fail” is among the most popular trading…
  • What a Trading Strategy Really Is [Infographic]

    Rolf - Tradeciety.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Often a newbie’s starting point is some random trader who is savvy at online self-promotion, but not necessarily a legitimate ‘guru’.  Many so-called trading ‘experts’ will have a strong sideline in selling their custom indicators or newsletter.  Trading forums offer some great basic instruction in trading, but when the rubber hits the road, 95% of traders crash and burn.  Those with a little more capital to invest will sign up to have access to paid trading rooms, with no guarantee that the experts there are all that they say they are. So, begins the trail of countless trading…
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    Orbex Forex Trading Blog

  • Forex Afternoon Wrap for 29th January 2015

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    Key Forex Afternoon Notes: Australia export prices m/m 0% vs. -1%; import prices m/m 0.9% vs. 1.4% Spain retail sales y/y 6.5% vs. 2.5% German unemployment rate 6.5% Germany CPI m/m -1% vs. -0.8%; CPI y/y -0.3% vs. -0.1% US initial jobless claims 265k vs. 300k Later: US pending home sales Japan unemployment rate The hawkish FOMC statement yesterday saw some renewed strength into the Greenback, which quickly translated to weaker commodity currencies. The RBNZ’s neutral-dovish statement saw a sell off in the Kiwi dollar against the Greenback, while the Australian dollar was also weak into…
  • Dow Jones 2015-01-29

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Dow Jones: 17195 Equity on trading zone Dow managed to hit zone of 18000-100 last year which provided good zone to re-short-sell market as we advised before as long as market holding trades below 18100 will expect some drop pressure to start affecting market where another drop correction toward 17200 may be expected, which already done twice so far at market market may hold short-run trading zone between 17000 – 18100 as long as market holding trades above 16970 market will hold chances for another rebound toward 17900-80 zone , while below 16970 market may initiate new downtrend wave…
  • Gold 2015-01-29

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    GOLD 1268 Gold on demand as haven market jumped into haven Gold after SNB announced last week the ending of exchange rate cap with Euro which placed demand for haven over short-run while European finance ministers agreed to work with the new Greek prime minister to keep the country in the euro which helped to dump safe haven demand market managed to jump above 1296 which adding more advance for Gold where 1310 and 1325 is now possible targets as we see over the chart market facing resistance trends around 1325-30 zone , which may face some selling positions at market there market managed to…
  • Oil (F) 2015-01-29

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Oil (H5) 44.40 Oil tumble after OPEC decision with no supply cut Oil prices sustain drop after OPEC meeting where countries agree that no supply cut action Market managed to add more drop pressure after the International Energy Agency predicting the lowest demand growth since 2009 Market still holding drop pressure over WTI where Global economic slowdown with reducing expected Oil demand add more drop pressure Short-run market managed to break below 50.00 which may construct new downtrend movement , where as long as market holding trades below 52.50 the downtrend will sustain where 40.00…
  • USDJPY 2015-01-29

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    USD/JPY: 117.90 Japanese Yen on uptrend wave Short-run market managed to obtain drop correction after testing resistance level of 120.80 market showing ability to sustain the drop correction , where as long as market holding trades below 120.80 the drop pressure will sustain toward 116.00 zone which already done in the last last 2 weeks market managed to jump above 118.00 which indicating that the last base around 115.50 may be the support base for the coming uptrend wave market now showing ability to sustain advance where 121.00-20 zone would be the target , while drop risk will be below…
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  • Top Stocks 01/29 - $BA, $CELG, $HD

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Top Stocks reports are published daily, prior to stock market opening. Reports presents stocks (NASDAQ & NYSE) close to / meeting the criteria (proprietary scans) and poised for higher levels near-term. Contents, including stock market charts and education tools, are meant as a stock trading aid for traders, brokers, educators, students.This morning, futures are displaying a HIGHER opening.Climate(major indexes): CORRECTIVE phase - major indexes BELOW 50dMA Top candidates poised for higher levels near-term. In general, BUY within 5% of Pivot, stop-loss 3% - 5% below buy price (7%…
  • Top Stocks 01/28 - $CELG, $ COST, $HD, $MDT

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Top Stocks reports are published daily, prior to stock market opening. Reports presents stocks (NASDAQ & NYSE) close to / meeting the criteria (proprietary scans) and poised for higher levels near-term. Contents, including stock market charts and education tools, are meant as a stock trading aid for traders, brokers, educators, students.This morning, futures are displaying a HIGHER opening.Climate(major indexes): CORRECTIVE phase - major indexes BELOW 50dMA Top candidates poised for higher levels near-term. In general, BUY within 5% of Pivot, stop-loss 3% - 5% below buy price (7%…
  • Top Stocks 01/27 - $CELG, $ COST, $HD, $MDT

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Top Stocks reports are posted daily in order to share my findings with traders, brokers, educators, students. Top Stocks are those close to or meeting the criteria of proprietary scans, and that are poised for higher levels near-term. Notes and charts are posted prior to stock market opening. Contents are mean as a stock trading aid. This morning, futures are displaying a LOWER opening.Climate(major indexes): CORRECTIVE phase - major indexes BELOW 50dMATop candidates poised for higher levels near-term. In general, BUY within 5% of Pivot, stop-loss 3% - 5% below buy price (7% max.)SC alerts…
  • Top Stocks 01/26 - $CELG, $HD, $MDT

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Top Stocks reports are published daily, prior to stock market opening. Reports presents stocks (NASDAQ & NYSE) close to / meeting the criteria (proprietary scans) and poised for higher levels near-term. Contents are meant as a stock trading aid for traders, brokers, educators, students.This morning, futures are displaying a MIXED opening.Climate(major indexes): UP-TREND Top candidates poised for higher levels near-term. In general, BUY within 5% of Pivot, stop-loss 3% - 5% below buy price (7% max.)SC alerts subscribers of BUY considerations when they develop. We use stock market charts…
  • Top Stocks 01/23 - $AET, $CELG, $HD, $MDT, $SWKS

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Top Stocks reports are published daily, prior to stock market opening. Reports presents top candidates that are close to / meeting the criteria (proprietary scans) and poised for higher levels near-term. Contents are meant as a stock trading aid for traders, brokers, educators, students.This morning, futures are displaying a HIGHER opening.Climate(major indexes): UP-TREND Top candidates poised for higher levels near-term. In general, BUY within 5% of Pivot, stop-loss 3% - 5% below buy price (7% max.) Skyworks (SWKS)               01/22 meeting criteria / BUYCelgene…
 
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    Polemic's Pains

  • Greece turns Singaporean after divorcing EU for a Russian.

    Polemic
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Greece could end up better off divorced from the EU if they play it along the time honoured lines employed in manipulative relationships through the ages. So here is one suggested path they could take.As with all negotiations there is a need for the other party to know that they are not the only one in the game and it looks as though the carrot/stick of Russian patronage is already being flagged by Greece. In a relationship this is the "Well don't worry darling, I don’t need you anyway, there are plenty of fish in the sea" stage.This threat of competition is used to negotiate the best…
  • 10 Topical Questions

    Polemic
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Time for a lighthearted quiz -How many financial journalists does a network need to cover a Greek election?a) 1. To interview an expert.b) 2. One to interview the other who is pretending to be an expert.c) 4. One to do the story and three to rack up their airmiles.d) 17 from Fox News. One to say that Greece is a no-go area for Germans and the other 16 to cover the resulting brouhaha. What does it take to change a Greek government?a) A majorityb) 36% c) Eur 160biod) German stubbornnessIf you have one Euro and use it to buy Swiss francs how many Euros worth of Swiss francs  would you…
  • Greece's Political Bargaining Chips.

    Polemic
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    So we have had the EUQE and the Greek Election. There appears to be a huge sense of disappointment from the economic editors of the non-financial media that there hasn’t been a good story of market panic to play in exchange for the huge expenses involved in sending their person with a microphone to stand in front of the Parthenon. Here’s a tip to media cos. - Bluescreen backgrounds are so good nowadays you can keep your journalist in the basement of your cheapest to run building and they can still appear to be wherever they are reporting on. Robert Peston, the BBC's economic editor,…
  • Three Bells in a Row and Euphoric Highs.

    Polemic
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    At last we have a full set, the global slot machine has finally hit the three bells in a row jackpot payout. The BoJ, Fed and now ECB have all paid out. You will have to excuse this doctoring of an old Tenpole Tudor album cover that has been sitting in my collection since the glory days,  but the aghast faces add a little soupçon of market QE commentary.So what now? To be honest I was surprised at how long Eur/Usd took to make up is mind as to what to do with a dithering around the 1.1550 area until the details started to emerge of the who how and where's of the actions. But now that…
  • A Chocolate Based Solution to National Debt

    Polemic
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    I have just received the most baffling email, which has left me unsure as to how to respond. Is this the latest attempt by some bot (though the address looked genuine) or Nigerian scammer to raise a reply and syphon all my personal data and bank account contents from me, or even a genuine one trying to get their money out as the Nigerian FX market has frozen up. You have to feel a bit sorry for the poor Miss who's uncle really is trying to get $40m out of the country. She must be wondering why the heck no one is accepting her genuine $8m for helping.I thought hard about publishing the email…
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    321 Loans

  • Debt Settlement vs Debt Dismissal

    Mary Knichorte
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Settling one’s debt is a goal for most Americans. But what if you could get some of your debts dismissed? Newer legislation surrounding the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) makes it easier to contest debts after they are turned over to a collections company. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACTA) added sections to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to help consumers fight the growing crime of identity theft and fraud. The legislation addresses accuracy, privacy, limits on information sharing and new consumer rights. Debt Settlement vs Debt…
  • Benefits of Leasing a Vehicle vs. Reasons to Buy

    Mary Knichorte
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Very often obtaining a new vehicle is based only the vehicle’s shiny extras and the maximum monthly payment that the buyer can manage. However, these should not be the sole factors in deciding on a major purchase. When it comes to spending, auto-related bills consume a large portion of the household budget. There are basically two choices when financing an automobile, lease or own. Some of the many factors that will influence this decision include: long-term intentions for the vehicle, estimated mileage you are intending to drive, credit history, the amount of the monthly payment and fees…
  • Compare Loans: Unsecured vs. Secured Loans

    Mary Knichorte
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Choosing the right loan can be confusing and difficult since it is a decision based on personal facts, wants and needs. Getting answers to your questions and consulting experts can save you money, time and unnecessary stress. Current interest rates, the amount you are seeking to borrow, the terms of repayment and current financial obligations can all have a significant impact on the type of loan you choose. When you compare loans, remember each loan option was created for different purposes and situations. How do you know which is the best loan for your situation? Let’s start by…
  • Student Loan Tax Deductions, Credits and Penalties

    Mary Knichorte
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2014, some 21 million students were estimated to attend American colleges and universities. What do those students know about filing their taxes? Tax filing season starts January 20 and this is not the year to wait until April to file. This year tax returns are complicated by the new health care law and IRS staff cuts. The Affordable Care Act is the largest single change to the tax code in 20 years. The New York Times reports that the I.R.S. has warned that budget cuts and staff reductions are likely to mean fewer customer…
  • Saving for Retirement: Increase your Retirement Income

    Mary Knichorte
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Americans have not scored well on retirement literacy tests and are unprepared when it comes to saving for retirement. Results of a recent poll by the American College of Financial Services show 80% of Americans ages 60 to 75 failed a retirement income literacy test. Meaning very few are saving for retirement in the present in order to secure their financial future. Here are some suggestions for preparing for financial stability during retirement: Take advantage of employer contributions. Employer match programs will grow your 401(k) by contributing to your account. Make sure you take…
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    MQL5: News, Analysis, Forecasts

  • EURUSD Intra-Day Fundamentals - Jobless Claims and 44 pips price movement

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    2015-01-29 13:30 GMT (or 15:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Unemployment Claims] past data is 308K forecast data is 300K actual data is 265K according to the latest press release if actual < forecast (or actual data) = good for currency (for USD in our case)
  • USDJPY Intra-Day Fundamentals - Jobless Claims and 28 pips price movement

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    2015-01-29 13:30 GMT (or 15:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Unemployment Claims] past data is 308K forecast data is 300K actual data is 265K according to the latest press release if actual < forecast (or actual data) = good for currency (for USD in our case)
  • US jobless claims fall to 14-year low

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    According to government data released on Thursday, initial jobless claims declined to 265,000 in the seven days ended Jan. 24 from a revised 308,000. The number of people who sought new U.S. unemployment benefits in late January fell to its lowest level in 14 years.
  • Brent trades above $48, as US stocks touch record high

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    Brent crude oil futures held above $48 a barrel on Thursday as investor inflows offset data showing that U.S. crude stocks had hit a record high.
  • CryproCurrency News - Californian Regulators: “Coinbase is not regulated or licensed”

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) recently issued a press statement where it denied offering Coinbase any kind of business license status to operate in California. The press release was in response to Coinbase website which openly proclaims itself to have been offering bitcoin trading services in California. This particular claim was further channeled on different media reports which, as of now, seems shady. Here is an excerpt from the note: “Numerous press accounts about Coinbase’s Jan. 26 launch of Coinbase Exchange erroneously reported the Exchange has received…
 
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    Budget My Wallet

  • How To Budget

    Amos M
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Budgeting – ooh, what a scary word! If you need to alarm somebody whose finances are crazy, propose that they count up their costs on a bit of paper. We all comprehend the estimation of such an activity, yet in terms of the common sense of assembling a budget, we suffer from sudden anxiety. Budgeting doesn't need to be so difficult, when you have a methodical arrangement of steps to take after.  SET YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS  Likewise with some other aspects of your life, its pointless to begin down a budgetary way if you don't you have some thought of where you need to…
  • Save Money: Tips to Save Your Money!

    Amos M
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Work -The first tip in figuring out how to save money is by to start with, working! We all realize that having a vocation that gives an unfaltering wage can help fundamentally in paying bills and afterward your objective, saving money.  Don't spend more than you make – It is truly simple to overpower yourself with bill after bill after bill. In case you're spending more money in one month than what you are really making; then now is the right time to take a seat and rethink your needs versus your needs. It is not difficult to imagine that a $35 month to month rec center…
  • My Guide To Saving Money

    Amos M
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Before, I was a considerable measure more imprudent and spent my money like there would dependably be more. Presently I recognize better options, and I know a great deal of traps too.  Save money while shopping for food Most importantly, when you go shopping for food, get some knowledgeof  the normal cost of the things you purchase. This includes heading off to a couple diverse stores however its worth the trouble. You will likewise see what stores offer the best cost on what.  Presently its not like will be heading off to this store for this, and that store for that.
  • How to Pay Your Bills When You Are Broke: Top 10 Tips

    Amos M
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    It appears like your bills continue getting greater and greater and you are scarcely getting to the following paycheck. Possibly you can't even pay the greater part of your bills any longer. What would you be able to do to get bills under control so you have more cash accessible?  The simplest approach to begin turning your financial circumstance around is to rapidly sliced spending to free up some money. Everybody has some spending they can cut and afterward utilize that cash to pay down bills. From the beginning, you may imagine that you don't have any "additional"…
  • How to Stop Putting Off Important Financial Decisions

    Amos M
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    To quit putting off critical financial decisions, it serves to comprehend the reasons why individuals hesitate about them. Here are the essential reasons this happens:  Evasion of troublesome issues  disruptions throughout one's life  trepidation of issues later on  sentiments of inadequacy connected with past encounters  absence of involvement with settling on money related choices  conjugal grinding including cash  putting off long haul choices when all is said in done  Putting off imperativefinancial choices is ordinarily seen as a…
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    Business Rss Feed - Bidness Etc

  • Will The Dow Jones Under Performers For 2014 Perform Better This Year?

    Bob Cramer
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) has had a great last year. The index moved up almost 1,350 points from the closing number in 2013. In the last week of December, the index touched 18,000 points, which is the highest the index has ever reached. While it was a great year for the overall index, Bidness Etc looks at the under performers on the index and whether there is a chance for performance to improve this year.
  • Will Volatility Return To The Sandamp;P 500 (SPX) In 2015?

    Troy Kuhn
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    The US central bank plans to increase short-term interest rates this year after a long epoch. There are mixed views surrounding the matter. Strategists are largely bullish about the market and feel that a rise in the interest rates will not affect the bull run of US equities. Investors are already betting on another year with record highs.
  • How Should Traders Implement Position Size Rebalancing Based On Changing Volatility?

    Jack Schwager
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Note to Readers: If you dont quite understand the following question or think it pertains to you, read on anyway. The question will become clarified in the course of the answer, and, if you are a trader, you should find the answer quite relevant..
  • Will The Junk-Bond Market Bubble Burst?

    Troy Kuhn
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The junk-bond market has been a favorite for investors hunting for better yields since the 2008 financial crisis. The quantitative easing era led to near-zero interest rates, hurting bond investors returns. Since the economy rebounded after the housing bubble burst in 2008, investors have poured substantial resources into the junk bond market, which has recently swelled to a staggering $1.3 trillion.
  • 5 Best Free iOS Apps Of 2014 For Apple iPhone

    Larry Darrell
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    The year 2014 has been a great year for technology and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) users. This year the company introduced two new models of its flagship smartphone device, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus along with a major firmware update, iOS 8. The company also launched its contact-less mobile payment system Apple Pay, making it a busy year.
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    Law360: Banking

  • Newman Undermines Plea In Wells Fargo Insider Suit: Filing

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    A Florida man is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea over an alleged $11 million insider trading scheme involving a former Wells Fargo investment banker, marking the latest fallout from the Second Circuit’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Newman.
  • Plaintiffs Push For LBO Collusion Settlement Approval

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Plaintiffs in a long-running collusion case asked a Massachusetts federal judge Thursday to ignore objections from retail investors and to grant final approval to $590 million in settlements in a class action claiming Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Carlyle Group LP and several other private equity firms teamed up to keep leveraged buyout prices low prior to the financial crisis.
  • CFTC Commish Presses Case For Swap Trading Reforms

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Rules passed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission around the trading of swap contracts are modeled too closely on those for the futures industry, and should be reformed to prevent more swaps activity from fleeing U.S. soil, the agency commissioner said on Thursday.
  • Citigroup, MetLife Use Alice To Kill Price Quote Patent

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday invalidated a patent on a computerized method of generating price quotes for financial products, ruling that it claims nothing more than an abstract idea under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice ruling, in a win for Citigroup Inc., MetLife Inc. and others.
  • W.Va. Bank Says Liens On $8M Estate Trump IRS

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    West Virginia-based bank The Bank of Charles Town sued the Internal Revenue Service in federal court on Thursday, seeking a declaration that its liens on portions of a $8.12 million estate take priority over an estate tax lien declared by the agency.
 
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    Gar News » Gar News

  • Report: Pentagon officials opened back-channels with Qaddafi regime to slow Clinton push into war – GarNews.Com

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    Pentagon officials were so concerned with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s push in 2011 to back Libyan rebels against Muammar Qaddafi that they opened their own back-channels with Qaddafi to try and prevent the U.S. from entering the civil war, according to a report that cited newly uncovered audio tapes. According to a report Thursday […]
  • Malaysia bans imports of Gala, Granny Smith apples from the US – GarNews.Com

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    Malaysia has stopped the import of two brands of apples from California because of fears that they could be tainted with the Listeriosis bacteria, reported Malaysian media. Agriculture minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had received a notice from the US authorities that the Gala red apples and Granny Smith green apples from California […]
  • Overall crime in Singapore up 7.4% last year – GarNews.Com

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    SINGAPORE: Overall crime in the Republic increased by 7.4 per cent last year, driven mainly by a spike in the number of scams involving e-commerce, the Singapore Police Force said on Thursday (Jan 29). In a press conference to announce crime statistics for last year, the police said the number of cheating cases involving e-commerce […]
  • 7 dead in Mexico maternity hospital blast – GarNews.Com

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Four children are among the seven deaths confirmed so far after a natural gas explosion rocked a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday morning. There are fears that more babies and adults may be trapped in the debris of the hospital, which was on the verge of collapsing after the explosion, […]
  • US weekly jobless claims total 265,000 vs 301,000 estimate – GarNews.Com

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, the Labor […]
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    Penny Stock Dream

  • Major New Mid-Day Surprise Pick On ETBI! Serious Bottom Bouncer Potential.

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Surprise Mid-Day Pick: ETBI (Eastgate Biotech Corp.) Major Bounce Potential Before The Close! As you know, we generally try to give you guys a solid heads up in advance, to let you know when to expect to see new picks but this one just popped up mid-day and we felt it important to bring to your attention ASAP. After 117 percent gains on our picks, over the course of the past...
  • Our Picks Are Up A Combined 117% In The Past 3 Days! New Pick On The Way!

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    QLTS Up Over 34 Percent In The Past 2 Days. IJJP And TUNG Up Over 82 Percent Combined Today. Plus A New Pick Is Coming! This is a special update to let you all know just how powerfully things have been coming together lately, for our most recent picks. Remember that we had mentioned that each of these picks would see large fluctuations to the posi...
  • Mid-Day Update: Our Penny Stock Picks On TUNG And IJJP, Gained A Combined 100% Today!

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    Things Are Going Very Well: Our Pick On IJJP Is Up 50% Mid-Day Today. Our Pick On TUNG Gained 50% Mid-Day Today. As we mentioned when we initially released these picks, we held and continue to hold, high expectations that they have major staying power, among a lot of the other potential picks out there. These major picks were first released early to ou...
  • The Solid Movement Continues With Our Pick On QLTS. Up 34.62% In The Past 2 Days.

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Solid Movement Continues With QLTS. Up 34.62% In the Past 2 Days. QLTS (Q Lotus Holdings, Inc.) has been shaping up very nicely over the course of these past 2 days, with the expected major recovery coming to this company that we had initially expected. Again, with the sort of low float that this pick commands, we continue to expect to see some solid movement, especially w...
  • Major New Penny Stock Pick On QLTS! This low floater moves fast!

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Major New Pick: QLTS (Q Lotus Holdings, Inc.) Hey Dreamers! We wanted to make sure that we hit you with this huge surprise pick today, to clue you into some major happenings going on with QLTS (Q Lotus Holdings, Inc.). As you all know, we generally try to give you a solid heads up, to let you know when to expect new picks, so that you can pinpoint when to check your email but here and there we come to early morning decisions like thi...
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    Endless Rise Investor | Best Stocks To Buy | Value Investing News And Idea Source

  • 10 Golden Rules For Finding The Best Stocks To Buy

    Lukas Neely
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Are you fed up with trying to find the best stocks to buy? How much time are you wasting trying to find the next great investment opportunity? We’ve got a secret for you…. Don’t do it by yourself.  It’s too hard! With over 50,000 publicly traded companies in the world, trying to pick the best stocks to buy on your own is a sure way to frustration at best — Or even worse, you make the worst trading mistake ever….trading your precious time for money. This is lost time and money that you’ll never get back, if you don’t know how to properly…
  • Citigroup Raises Amazon To A Buy With A Target Of $354

    Lukas Neely
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    Citigroup analyst Mark May raised his rating on Amazon.com to a Buy from Neutral with a price target of $354. In his note titled “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow,” he urges investors to look past the more common profit metrics “consolidated segment operating income” (CSOI), and focus more on EBITDA.  Yikes! I always get nervous when I hear analysts creating justifications for using EBITDA, however I do agree that EBITDA in this case, does more accurately reflect Amazon’s underlying business. May’s reasons for the upgrade include: – GMV Valuation…
  • You Will Never See $100 Oil Again…

    Lukas Neely
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:17 am
    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal spoke with reporter Maria Bartiromo on January 11, 2015 and stated that “we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again.” Interesting words from a savvy investor who has a vested interest in higher oil prices. The plummet in oil has been a huge story over the last 9 months. And the ramifications are still unknown from a geopolitical standpoint. Even the big oil producing states Texas and North Dakota are feeling a bit of a pinch. This drop in oil could put a hold on the shale revolution until demand begins to pick up. Rig cancellations and…
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    29 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
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  • Wally Weitz, Guy Gottfried & Development Capital (Graham & Doddsville Fall 2014)

    Lukas Neely
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    The Fall Issue (#22) of Graham and Doddsville is out and it’s a great read. Wally Weitz on the Power of Good Management, Volatility, Liberty Media and John Malone, Valeant / Allergan. Guy Gottfried on The Value of Capital Allocation, Management, Debt Re-Capitalizations as Catalysts, Concentrated Investing, Understanding the Difference b/t Conventional and Being Conservative, Holloway Lodging, Royal Host. Development Capital Partners on The Changing Landscape in Africa, Stanbic IBTC, Choppies. Two ideas featured from students Kevin Lin ’16 and Sisy Wnag’16: long Countrywide…
 
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    PrimePair

  • USD Set to Extend Gains after Fed Statement

    Jay and Julie Hawk
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    While the FOMC left interest rates at historical lows once again on Wednesday, subtle changes in the language of their statement sent markets reeling. U.S. stocks at first reacted favorably to the news, but subsequently got hammered, along with bond yields and crude oil prices, which both saw new lows. Currency pairs were also significantly impacted. Even though the US dollar had reached multi-year highs against the euro, sterling and other majors last week, the currency was being correctively sold off until the FOMC released their statement. As such, the USD registered losses against most…
  • Fed Reassures while BOE Casts Doubts on Euro

    PrimePair
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    The US Federal Reserve reassured financial markets on Wednesday by keeping its commitment to “be patient” regarding interest rate increases. Markets are expecting rate rises towards the middle of the year or third quarter. Any change in this position would have likely seen the USD tumble quite dramatically. The policy statement cited resilience in the US economy, namely strong jobs growth, and expanding business activity. The robust domestic situation in the US is taking place despite weakness and significant risk factors elsewhere in the global economy. The dollar had weakened somewhat…
  • USD/CAD Set to Remain Bullish

    PrimePair
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    USD/CAD rose to hit a fresh recent high at the 1.2540 level this morning. Its current upward swing, which began at the 1.0619 level on July 3rd of last year, continues to push the pair higher. The current bullishness for USD/CAD appears to be re-defining the upper resistance trendline of a medium term rising channel, (drawn in orange on the monthly and daily charts below), that is currently situated at the 1.2540 level. The parallel rising lower support line of this channel is presently drawn at the 1.0932 level. After hitting a fresh recent high this morning at 1.2540, technical indicators…
  • The NZD and Tonight’s Interest Rate Statement

    Asif Imtiaz
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is set to release this month’s Official Cash Rate (OCR) tonight, at 20:00 GMT. The OCR is the official benchmark interest rate for New Zealand. Last December, it was left unchanged at 3.50%, one of the highest in the world among developed economies. Following the interest rate announcement, the New Zealand trade balance figure, which measures the difference in value between total imported and exported goods over the last month, will be released. Trade balance is considered one of the leading indicators in the forex market, as it gauges foreign demand…
  • Euro Gains ahead of Fed Meeting

    PrimePair
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
    The euro has managed to hang on to gains achieved since the start of the week, and even register a modest uptick for the second day running. EUR/USD climbed to 1.1422 in afternoon trade yesterday, but rebounded after hitting the 61.8 Fibonacci retracement line. This was largely a technical relief rally rather than anything underpinned by fundamentals. If EUR/USD has indeed found a bottom, albeit a temporary one, we could see a rally taking the pair up to 1.1550-1.1606 area, as some profit taking takes hold on the back of shorts. The direction will hang on this afternoon’s policy statement…
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