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  • Google Fiber Is Fast, but Is It Fair?

    WSJ.com: US Business
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Google's effort to provide faster Internet speeds at lower cost is changing how next-generation broadband is rolled out—while stirring debate about the "digital divide."
  • Foot Locker Reports 39% Profit Jump, Strength Should Keep Kicking

    Top Read Stories
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Shares of Foot Locker are climbing on Friday after the retailer reported a 39% jump in fiscal second-quarter earnings. Click to view a price quote on FL. Click to research the Consumer Non-Durables industry.
  • Nasdaq's Extreme, Overbought Signal Means It Will Go Lower Next Week

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    22 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The stock indexes had a mixed day on Friday to end the week. The DJIA lost 38.27 points to close at 17001.22 while the S&P 500 was down 3.97 at 1988.40. The Nasdaq finished higher by 6.45 to close at 4538.55 and the Russell 2000 was up fractionally at 1160.34. Federal Reserve ChairaJanet Yellen's keynote speech at Jackson Hole, Wy., turned out to be a non-event. Read More: 7 Stocks Warren Buffett Is Selling in 2014 And the reason I know this is because the S&P 500 Trust Series ETF volume was, once again, pathetic. The SPY traded just north of 76 million shares.
  • Here's why the S&P 500 might not hit 2,000 next week

    Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Next week is the last unofficial week of summer, but that doesn’t mean you should let August doldrums get between you and your portfolio. Yahoo Finance’s very own Lauren Lyster, Milanee Kapadia, Michael Santoli and editor-and-chief Aaron Task are here to bring you information on what you should be expecting next week, August 25th through 29th.
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Cramer Opens His Playbook

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    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program originally aired June 23, 2014. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- America's education system teaches a lot of important things, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money TV show viewers Monday, but one thing it doesn't teach is financial literacy. That's why Cramer dedicated his entire show to giving investors another peek into his playbook for successful investing. Cramer's first lesson: the do's and don'ts of your 401(k). It's pretty much conventional wisdom, Cramer said, that if your employer…
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    WSJ.com: US Business

  • Amazon Preps a Challenge to Google

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Amazon is gearing up to challenge Google's dominance of the online advertising market, developing its own software for placing ads online that could leverage its knowledge of millions of Web shoppers.
  • Google Fiber Is Fast, but Is It Fair?

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Google's effort to provide faster Internet speeds at lower cost is changing how next-generation broadband is rolled out—while stirring debate about the "digital divide."
  • Dynegy to Buy Power Plant Assets

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Dynegy will nearly double its power-generating capacity when it buys 21 plants for $6.25 billion from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.
  • Recall 'Concierge' Schedules Repairs at Dealers

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    With big auto-repair recalls by GM and Chrysler, new car dealers are scrambling to hire additional mechanics and in some cases are hiring staff just to organize appointments.
  • Tariffs on South Korean Steel Confirmed

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    The International Trade Commission confirmed the imposition of tariffs on imports of steel pipe and tube from South Korea and five other countries, a victory for U.S. steelmakers.
 
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    Top Read Stories

  • Foot Locker Reports 39% Profit Jump, Strength Should Keep Kicking

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Shares of Foot Locker are climbing on Friday after the retailer reported a 39% jump in fiscal second-quarter earnings. Click to view a price quote on FL. Click to research the Consumer Non-Durables industry.
  • Fed Chief Janet Yellen: The Economy Needs More Time to Heal

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen makes her case very clear to the capital markets on Friday: the economy needs more time to heal itself. Click to view a price quote on QQQ. Click to research the Financial Services industry.
  • Sprint Answers Competition With Lowest 'Unlimited' Rates

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Sprint cuts $20 from the price of its monthly unlimited data plan but changes some of the rules. Click to view a price quote on S. Click to research the Telecommunications industry.
  • Tracking the Bank Settlements: A Nonprofit Backed by Banks

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Enterprise Community Partners' report calls a $13 billion JPMorgan settlement 'reasonable' for consumers, but the report doesn't disclose that Enterprise receives substantial backing from the bank. Click to view a price quote on BAC. Click to research the Banking industry.
  • Why Apple's iPhone 6 Won't Be Late

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Despite having reported setbacks in its supply chain, Apple will still be able to get the iPhone out on time. Click to view a price quote on AAPL. Click to research the Consumer Durables industry.
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  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Cramer Opens His Playbook

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program originally aired June 23, 2014. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- America's education system teaches a lot of important things, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money TV show viewers Monday, but one thing it doesn't teach is financial literacy. That's why Cramer dedicated his entire show to giving investors another peek into his playbook for successful investing. Cramer's first lesson: the do's and don'ts of your 401(k). It's pretty much conventional wisdom, Cramer said, that if your employer…
  • Nasdaq's Extreme, Overbought Signal Means It Will Go Lower Next Week

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The stock indexes had a mixed day on Friday to end the week. The DJIA lost 38.27 points to close at 17001.22 while the S&P 500 was down 3.97 at 1988.40. The Nasdaq finished higher by 6.45 to close at 4538.55 and the Russell 2000 was up fractionally at 1160.34. Federal Reserve ChairaJanet Yellen's keynote speech at Jackson Hole, Wy., turned out to be a non-event. Read More: 7 Stocks Warren Buffett Is Selling in 2014 And the reason I know this is because the S&P 500 Trust Series ETF volume was, once again, pathetic. The SPY traded just north of 76 million shares.
  • Walgreen Trails CVS in the In-Store Clinic Race to Keep You Healthy

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    aUpdates to add company comment in the fifth paragraph. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When it comes to in-store health clinics, Walgreen is being left in the dust by competitor CVS Caremark , and that's not healthy for Walgreen stock. At around $61, Walgreen shares are up 6% for the year to date. CVS stock, at around $79, is up nearly 11% for the same period. But the fight isn't just between these companies: Both are also feeling the heat of increasing competition from discount retailers Wal-Mart and Target . Read More: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks Why? Because thanks to theaAffordable…
  • Stock Market Today: No Surprises from Draghi or Yellen, Markets Fizzle

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What started out as one the most anticipated events for the capital markets each year concluded Friday on a somewhat anticlimactic note. While the markets gotaexactly what they were looking for from Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen -- her sticking to her script on U.S. labor slack and her dovish outlook -- they also did not get any of the surprises they were looking for from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. There was not even a hint of something that was going to change or an adjustment in ECB monetary policy. Watch the video below for a look at what…
  • Johnson & Johnson vs. Abbott Laboratories in the Battle for Emerging Market Turf

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Emerging market pharmaceuticals are booming. So out of Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Laboratories , which bigapharma is best positioned to take advantage of it?a Emerging markets spend major money on pharmaceuticals. In 2010, emerging markets spent more than Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. combined. EMs are expected to represent 30% of total pharmaceutical spending by... 2016. This all boils down to an expected growth rate of 11% to 14% per year for pharmaceutical sales in emerging markets. Read More: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks China is still…
 
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    Mad Money Recap

  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Cramer Opens His Playbook

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program originally aired June 23, 2014. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- America's education system teaches a lot of important things, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money TV show viewers Monday, but one thing it doesn't teach is financial literacy. That's why Cramer dedicated his entire show to giving investors another peek into his playbook for successful investing. Cramer's first lesson: the do's and don'ts of your 401(k). It's pretty much conventional wisdom, Cramer said, that if your employer…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: 12 Stocks Even Better Than Google

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors who think Google has had a fabulous run over the past 10 years since its initial public offering need to think again, Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Thursday. Cramer highlighted a dozen stocks that have outperformed even Google. Make no mistake, Google is a fabulous stock, Cramer told viewers, which is why he owns it for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. But investors looking for real growth should've invested in Keurig Green Mountain or Monster…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Where's the Economy Headed? Check the Railroads

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- How can investors determine what's really going on with the economy? Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Wednesday they should forget about using interest rates, commodity prices or the latest retail earnings for guidance. To learn how the economy is really doing, just look at Union Pacific . Cramer said when it comes to reading the economy, nothing offers a better picture than the transports,a especially the rails. If it's being made, it needs to be shipped, Cramer…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: I Still Love Google 10 Years On

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    a Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On the 10-year anniversary of Google's initial public offering, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money TV show viewers that he's still a strong supporter of the company and its stock. It's hard to believe that Google came public at a split-adjusted price of just $42.50 a share. But it's even harder to understand why so many analysts and investors have under-estimated Google and what it's truly capable of doing. Cramer called the perpetual pessimism surrounding Google a…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: So Much for the Selloff

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    a a a Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What was the point of selling last Friday? That's what Jim Cramer wanted to know on Mad Money Monday after a powerful snapback rally. Cramer said there were plenty of legitimate reasons to sell stocks last week, but much of the weakness should have been viewed as a buying opportunity. Cramer said he can't blame investors for selling on the threat of another European recession or continued tensions surrounding Ukraine. It's always smart to be prudent. But for…
 
 
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    John Mauldin's Outside the Box

  • AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

    John Mauldin
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    This past week several reports came across my desk highlighting both the good news and the bad news about the future of automation and robotics. There are those who think that automation and robotics are going to be a massive destroyer of jobs and others who think that in general humans respond to shifts in employment opportunities by creating new opportunities. As I’ve noted more than once, in the 1970s (as it seemed that our jobs were disappearing, never to return), the correct answer to the question, “Where will the jobs come from?” was “I don’t know, but they…
  • Geopolitics and Markets

    John Mauldin
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Growing geopolitical risk is on everyone’s mind right now, but in today’s Outside the Box, Michael Cembalest of J.P. Morgan Asset Management leads off with a helpful reminder: the only time since WWII that a violent conflict has had a medium-term negative effect on markets was in 1973, when the Israeli-Arab war led to a Saudi oil embargo against the US and a quadrupling of oil prices. And he backs up that assertion with an interesting table of facts labeled “War zone countries as a percentage of total world… [population, oil production, GDP, etc.].” Having…
  • Hoisington Investment Management: Quarterly Review and Outlook, Second Quarter 2014

    John Mauldin
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    This week’s Outside the Box is from an old friend to regular readers. It’s time for our Quarterly Review & Outlook from Lacy Hunt of Hoisington Investment Management, who leads off this month with a helpful explanation of the relationship between the US GDP growth rate and 30-year treasury yields. That’s an important relationship, because long-term interest rates above nominal GDP growth (as they are now) tend to retard economic activity and vice versa. The author adds that the average four-quarter growth rate of real GDP during the present recovery is 1.8%, well below…
  • Poverty Matters for Capitalists

    John Mauldin
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Having taken Thomas Piketty to the cleaners a few weeks back (see “Gave & Gave … and Hay”), Charles Gave now redresses the balance with regard to the issue of economic inequality in today’s Outside the Box. He makes a forceful case that “poverty matters for capitalists”: Every US recession that I can recall was preceded by a fall in long rates, and I doubt the next will be much different. As such, do not expect the next US downturn to arise from the Federal Reserve pushing rates higher, an overvalued dollar or even mal-investments. Expect it to result…
  • Musical Chairs at the FOMC

    John Mauldin
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “You can’t tell the players without a program. Get your program here!” yelled the stadium vendors of my youth. In today’s Outside the Box I bring you an excellent piece of Fed watching by Nouriel Roubini and colleagues, a “program” of the new Fed members and where they rank on the hawk-dove scale. They point out that, with a new chairperson (Janet Yellen) and vice-chair (Stanley Fischer), and with higher than normal turnover on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) – over the past year, 75% of the FOMC’s membership has changed – the…
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    CFA

  • Avoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Company – Part 4

    kiml
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Over the life of the blog, much has been posted about Deal Killers, those pesky things to avoid when you’re selling your company.  John Hammett wrote a great series of blog posts several years ago that still stands the test of time.  I thought it was a good idea to revisit this series of posts.  The first two blog posts in this series discussed Deal Killer #1  No Management Depth, Deal Killer #2 Customer Concentration, and Deal Killer #3 Financial Inconsitency.  This post will focus on a current issue…the environment. This is the 4th in a series of 5. Deal Killer #4 – The…
  • Avoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Company – Part 3

    kiml
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Over the life of the blog, much has been posted about Deal Killers, those pesky things to avoid when you’re selling your company.  John Hammett wrote a great series of blog posts several years ago that still stands the test of time.  I thought it was a good idea to revisit this series of posts.  The first two blog posts in this series discussed Deal Killer #1  No Management Depth and Deal Killer #2 Customer Concentration.  This post will focus on a current problem for many companies…financial inconsistency. This is the 3rd in a series of 5. Deal Killer #3 – Financial…
  • How Does FINRA Relate to Selling or Buying a Business?

    royg
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Many business owners are not familiar with FINRA or how it relates to buying or selling a business.  FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.) is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. FINRA’s oversight of interstate securities activities includes not only publicly traded securities but also private securities of any size company including the one you may be buying or selling.  If you are buying or selling a business, FINRA is providing oversight of…
  • Avoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Company – Part 2

    kiml
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Over the life of the blog, much has been posted about Deal Killers, those pesky things to avoid when you’re selling your company.  John Hammett wrote a great series of blog posts several years ago that still stands the test of time.  I thought it was a good idea to revisit this series of posts.  The first blog post in this series discussed Deal Killer #1, No Management Depth.  The second deal killer focuses on the lifeline of a business…its customers. This is the 2nd in a series of 5. Deal Killer #2 – CUSTOMER CONCENTRATION. by John Hammett A company with more than 20% of its…
  • Avoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Company

    kiml
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Over the life of the blog, much has been posted about Deal Killers, those pesky things to avoid when you’re selling your company.  John Hammett wrote a great series of blog posts several years ago that still stands the test of time.  I thought it was a good idea to revisit this series of posts… 5 Deal Killers to Avoid When Selling Your Company By John Hammett Company value is a function of the buyer’s expectation of future cash flow, factored for the buyer’s perceived risk of not achieving that cash flow.  There are many factors that will affect the buyers’ perceived risk. …
 
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    Reuters: Business News

  • Ackman, other shareholders ask Allergan to call special meeting

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.
  • Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index's momentum to soon carry it to - if not far past - the 2,000 milestone.
  • Cargill sues former employee for breach of contract

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    (Reuters) - Global commodities trader Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] has sued a former employee, accusing him of stealing trade secrets before he joined rival JBS SA.
  • Amazon developing own online advertising software: WSJ

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    (Reuters) - Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
  • Ackman, other shareholders ask Allergan to call special meeting

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.
 
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    Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

  • Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Reaching it ahead of schedule is the latest affirmation that stocks are widely preferred to bonds, even with further upside seen as limited as the Federal Reserve remains on track to end its bond-buying stimulus program in October.. The level has more psychological than fundamental significance, and it could prompt market participants to consider whether their holdings have become stretched. The "2,000 (level) has no fundamental significance outside of suggesting that stocks are fully valued and getting more so all the time," said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial in…
  • Fed's Yellen calls for caution on rates; Draghi says ECB ready to act

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. In a speech at the Fed's annual central bank conference, Yellen laid out in detail why she feels the unemployment rate alone is inadequate to evaluate the strength of the jobs market and why the central bank needs to step gingerly. Her remarks were followed by a speech by the head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, who said the ECB was ready to use all the tools at its disposal to lift euro zone inflation if it continued to drop.
  • Goldman Sachs, U.S. agency in mortgage settlement worth $1.2 billion

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Under the settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for the two government-controlled mortgage finance companies, Goldman Sachs said it agreed to pay $3.15 billion to repurchase mortgage-backed securities from Fannie and Freddie. The FHFA, which valued the settlement at $1.2 billion, said the accord "effectively makes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac whole on their investments in the securities at issue."
  • Here's why the S&P 500 might not hit 2,000 next week

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Next week is the last unofficial week of summer, but that doesn’t mean you should let August doldrums get between you and your portfolio. Yahoo Finance’s very own Lauren Lyster, Milanee Kapadia, Michael Santoli and editor-and-chief Aaron Task are here to bring you information on what you should be expecting next week, August 25th through 29th.
  • The dying American dream, perfectly illustrated with Legos

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    If you’re suffering from Ice Bucket Challenge fatigue, here’s another video worth watching: the dying American dream, perfectly illustrated in Lego bricks.
 
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    TIME » Time Sections » Business

  • Goldman Paying $3.15B Over US Mortgage Bond Claims

    Tyler Borchers
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    (WASHINGTON) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. New York-based Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007. “We are pleased to have resolved these matters,” said Goldman Sachs Group Inc. general counsel executive Gregory Palm in a…
  • This Startup Thinks Pictures of Onions Can Reveal Changes in the Economy

    Victor Luckerson
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    It’s probably every teenager’s dream to get paid for snapping iPhone pictures. Instead of selfies, though, David Soloff is seeking pictures of fruit carts, health clinics and remotely located schools. His startup is hoping to leverage the vast proliferation of smartphones—and our insatiable desire to take photos with them—in order to bring real-time economic data to the masses. MoreVideo Shows SpaceX Rocket Exploding During Test Flight NBC NewsDeep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror? NBC NewsTwo Ancient Mayan Cities Found in Mexican Jungle NBC NewsWhite House Rolls…
  • Don’t Count the iPhone 6’s September 9 Debut Out Yet

    Matt Peckham
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Reuters is reporting that Apple may be having difficulty prepping a sufficient number of screens for the next iPhone. Apple is expected to unveil the new line at media event on September 9. The problem, says Reuters, involves a “key” component that’s disrupting the production of the line’s new screens, rumored to be larger than the iPhone 5’s current four inches, and possibly come in two sizes. More specifically, Reuters’s supply chain sources say the problem is with the backlight configuration in the new phones. Apple wanted to reduce the material used for…
  • Here’s How Much Banks Have Paid Out Since the Financial Crisis

    Noah Rayman
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Bank of America deal announced Thursday, the government’s largest-ever settlement with a single company, means the nation’s second-biggest bank will shell out $16.65 billion over allegations that it knowingly sold toxic mortgages to investors. MoreRussia Is Closing McDonald’s Restaurants Over Health ViolationsGet Ready, SoundCloud Users: Ads Are ComingVideo Shows SpaceX Rocket Exploding During Test Flight NBC NewsDeep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror? NBC NewsTwo Ancient Mayan Cities Found in Mexican Jungle NBC NewsThe landmark agreement is a win for…
  • This Berry Is Causing A Super-Food War Between America and Canada

    kdell
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    “One berry, two berry, pick me a…Saskatoon berry?!” The name of this little-known purple fruit doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. No marketer’s dream here. And now some Canadians who have long cultivated the tiny super-food are crying foul over a quiet U.S.-led push to re-brand it: from saskatoon to juneberry. And there’s no truce in sight. MoreVideo Shows SpaceX Rocket Exploding During Test Flight NBC NewsDeep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror? NBC NewsTwo Ancient Mayan Cities Found in Mexican Jungle NBC NewsWhite House Rolls Out New Birth Control…
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    Huffington Post

  • T Meet Laser Cat, The Giant Art-Eating Cat That Shoots Lasers Out Of Its Eyes

    Abimael Moctezuma
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Imagine a giant inflatable golden cat with laser beams that shoot out of its eyes, projecting images and videos onto the world around it with the accompanying noise, "Pew pew!" No, this isn't a reprise of the SNL digital short, nor is it a terrifying drug-induced hallucination. No dear friends -- we bet you know where this is going -- it's art!Meet Laser Cat, the massive feline brainchild of public art creators Dave Glass and Kill Cooper, also known as Hungry Castle. Laser Cat is not your average kitty; for one thing, as previously mentioned, he's giant, inflatable and gold. But also, he…
  • Test Up

    Joey Mejias
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
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  • Will.i.am Sent These Four Kids To College In 2009. They Didn't Let Him Down. (VIDEO)

    Lynn Okura
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    In 2009, high school students Jaiquann, Elijah, Darien and Barien were accepted into their dream universities but couldn't afford to go. Along with being track stars and top students, the ambitious young men also worked to help support their single mothers."I live with my grandmother, my mom, and my sister," Jaiquann told "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. "I grew up being the only man of the house."More...
  • St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Suspended Following Inflammatory Video

    Michael McLaughlin
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    A police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, this week has been relieved of duty following the discovery of a videotaped speech in which he criticized President Barack Obama, Muslims and gays in the military.St. Louis County cop Dan Page, a 35-year police veteran, also denounced hate crime laws and boasted of killings he claimed to have committed in the remarks delivered to a group called the Oath Keepers of St. Louis and St. Charles. Its members vow to uphold the Constitution and are drawn from the military, law enforcement and emergency…
  • SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

    Andrew Hart
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) -- An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco.More...
 
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    Finance News Pro

  • How to improve your binary option trading

    financen
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Due to the continuous change in the economy, the human lifestyle is constantly affected, creating more issues and problems, and hence individuals are not able to get satisfaction and contentment in their life. People are making adjustments in their amenities like food, shelter and other commodities in life to fulfill their needs. Because of this rapid change in economy, many people are searching for other sources of income. Some of them start their own small business, some opt for a much simpler quest of saving money in banks and financial institutions and others are going for risky ventures…
  • Forex Scams / Forex Fraud

    financen
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    One of the best ways of making money is to invest in the foreign exchange market. This is perhaps the largest and most liquid market in the world. Nowadays, more and more people are getting involved in trading currencies and earn their living. As this market is gaining its popularity, forex scam artists are also trying to cash in money from this business. There are ways to identify these scammers. The first step is to check out that your preferred Forex broker is accredited with the United States Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). You can also look for the regulator’s…
  • Annuities – Its advantages and disadvantages in terms of long term financial planning

    financen
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    In many cases, annuities are used as retirement investment vehicle. They provide the investor with a tax deferred way of calculating interest. There are many types of annuities for different investors with many options, their opportunity for a sizable return, and their safety. Variable annuity is often considered as the riskier annuity. The investor is able to invest the annuity in the stock market, or in mutual funds. Any person over the age of 60 will receive monthly payments, depending on the results of the investments. If the investor is not 60 years of age, he will still receive the tax…
  • Finding the right investment advisor

    financen
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Earning money is not an easy job, so you want to make sure that wherever you are investing your money, it will be there when needed. Many people get confused in how to invest their savings in the right place. At times, it can be a complicated and time consuming task. Hiring an investment advisor will be the right choice in such cases. The job of an investment adviser is to do a market analysis for you, understand your financial goals, and consider the amount of money that you are willing to afford. With the help of these details, he will advise you on how to invest your money in the right…
  • Why File Your Taxes Correctly the First Time?

    financen
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    For some people, trying to do their taxes is just too complicated. Whether they own a business, have investment income or have a combination of both, trying to file the correct paperwork and getting everything right on a tax return may not be possible without the help of a professional. Having a professional prepare a tax return may be beneficial because a professional has years of experience in dealing with tax laws and filing complicated returns. Instead of making mistakes that could cause an audit, your return will be filed without errors. Even if the government audits you, you can rest…
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    Calculated Risk

  • ECB's Draghi: Unemployment in the euro area

    Bill McBride
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    From ECB President Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole: Unemployment in the euro areaNo one in society remains untouched by a situation of high unemployment. For the unemployed themselves, it is often a tragedy which has lasting effects on their lifetime income. For those in work, it raises job insecurity and undermines social cohesion. For governments, it weighs on public finances and harms election prospects. And unemployment is at the heart of the macro dynamics that shape short- and medium-term inflation, meaning it also affects central banks. Indeed, even when there are no risks to price…
  • ATA Trucking Index increased 1.3% in July

    Bill McBride
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Here is a minor indicator that I follow, from ATA: ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1.3% in JulyAmerican Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month. In July, the index equaled 130.2 (2000=100) versus 128.6 in June. The index is off just 0.6% from the all-time high in November 2013 (131.0). Compared with July 2013, the SA index increased 3.6%, up from June’s 2.3% year-over-year gain. The latest year-over-year increase was the largest in three months. ...“After a surprising decrease…
  • DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 0.9% year-over-year in May

    Bill McBride
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported:Travel on all roads and streets changed by +0.9 (2.4 billion vehicle miles) for May 2014 as compared with May 2013. Travel for the month is estimated to be 264.2 billion vehicle miles.Cumulative Travel for 2014 changed by +0.2 (2.9 billion vehicle miles).The following graph shows the rolling 12 month total vehicle miles driven. The rolling 12 month total is still mostly moving sideways ... Click on graph for larger image.In the early '80s, miles driven (rolling 12 months) stayed below the previous peak for 39 months. Currently miles driven has…
  • Fed Chair Yellen: Unemployment Rate "somewhat overstates" Improvement in Labor Market

    Bill McBride
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    From Fed Chair Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole Economic Symposium: Labor Market Dynamics and Monetary Policy. Excerpts: One convenient way to summarize the information contained in a large number of indicators is through the use of so-called factor models. Following this methodology, Federal Reserve Board staff developed a labor market conditions index from 19 labor market indicators, including four I just discussed. This broadly based metric supports the conclusion that the labor market has improved significantly over the past year, but it also suggests that the decline in the unemployment rate…
  • Lawler: Fannie Survey on How Lenders “Adapt” to ATR/QM

    Bill McBride
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    From housing economist Tom Lawler:The Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group released the results of a recent survey of senior mortgage executives designed to see how mortgage lenders had and/or would “adapt” to the new Ability-To-Repay (ATR) and Qualified Mortgage (QM) standards that become effective January 10, 2014. A total of 201 executives representing 186 institutions completed the survey between May 28 – June 8,2014.Here are the results for a subset of the questions.Impact of ATR/QM Rules (% of Respondents)  EaseBasically UnchangedTightenCredit…
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  • UHERO data portal helps inform the public about Hawaii's economy

    Matt Tuohy
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization's online data portal is a one-stop shop for anyone in the Hawaii community who needs to make a decision driven by current data, in terms anyone can understand. The data portal can be found on UHERO’s website, and lists current statistics, graphs, charts and forecasts for several industries in the state, including tourism, construction and agriculture. The information is gathered from various sources around the state, and processed into the…
  • Manufacturing jobs growing again in Sacramento

    Allen Young
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Sacramento region has added 2,400 manufacturing jobs during the first seven months of this year, compared to a net loss of 600 jobs during 2013, according to data from the Employment Development Department. The regional gains, which average about 400 jobs each month this year, arrive at a time when overall manufacturing is leaving the state of California, according to EDD data. No company has publicized a large round of openings. But the region is home to more than 1,200 manufacturing companies,…
  • Better Bricks: A touching tribute from the Bill Naito Co.

    Wendy Culverwell
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Renovating a historic building in the middle of downtown is a messy, noisy business. So when The Bill Naito Co. initiated a $20-plus million renovation of The Galleria, 921 S.W. Morrison in 2012, to accommodate CityTarget, there were bound to be complaints about noise, traffic and parking. Boy were there, says CEO Bill Barendrick, CEO. Guests at the Governor Hotel (now the Sentinel) weren't happy to be awakened by construction noise. Nearby residents complained as did businesses. Barendrick jokes…
  • Hill Country co-op launches strategy to support rural economic development

    James Aldridge
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s Community & Economic Development team has launched a new regional website that is designed to promote the Texas Hill Country as a great place to invest in new retail, corporate headquarters, manufacturing or distribution facilities. The electric cooperative provides power to a 8,100-square mile service territory that includes some of the fastest-growing counties in the country. The new website, texashillcountrysiteselection.com, will be a resource for corporate…
  • Residential sales activity cools as summer comes to a close, SABOR reports

    Tricia Lynn Silva
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    After six consecutive months of increasing home prices, the greater San Antonio housing market took a pause in July, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR). As of July 2014, the average and median home price in the San Antonio MSA stood at $229,253 and $187,500, respectively. Both numbers represent a slight decrease in pricing — after six months of increases, according to Missy Stagers, 2014 chairman of the board for SABOR. “We…
 
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  • VW Plans UK Auto Loan ABS

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Volkswagen Financial Services plans to issue a securitization backed by U.K. auto loans, according to Standard & Poor's.
  • The Five Challenges Facing Private Label RMBS

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Regulatory hurdles, stability of counterparties, the rep and warranties framework, exogenous variables, and technical factors all pose challenges; but GSE reform will probably have the biggest influence, according to Morningstar.
  • Ally Up Next with $750M Subprime Auto ABS

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    It is only the second subprime auto lender to tap the market following a Department of Justice probe of underwriting and securitization practices in the sector.
  • B of A to Pay $16.6B to End US Mortgage Probes: DOJ

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The settlement, which includes $7 billion in consumer relief and a $5 billion penalty, resolves civil investigations by federal and state prosecutors, the U.S. said Thursday.
  • Ford Motor Credit Prices $1B Dealer Floorplan ABS

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Ford Credit Floorplan Master Owner Trust A (Series 2014-4) issued three classes of rated notes with a weighted average life of 2.97 years.
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  • Barclays Forecasts Rebound in Loan Pricing

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Although leveraged loans have seen outflows for 17 of the past 18 weeks, Barclays says it expects to see a turnaround in loan pricing, thanks to the record-setting creation of collateralized loan obligations.
  • Premier Oil Increases Loan Capacity to $2.5B

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    UK-based Premier Oil revealed Thursday in an earnings statement that it has increased its debt capacity to US$2.5 billion following a refinancing of existing debt in July.
  • HY Trading Volumes Quiet Down

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Junk bond trading volumes on the secondary market remained low this week, falling below the year-to-date average and last week's average.
  • Investors Put $2.2B into HY Bond Funds

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Junk bond investors put $2.2 billion into high yield bond funds this week, making it the largest weekly inflow for junk bonds this year. Leveraged loan funds continued to see outflows.
  • Dynegy to Sell $5B in Bonds to Fund Asset Buy

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Dynegy Inc. plans to sell $5 billion in bonds and raise another $950 million in revolver debt to help finance its $6.25 billion purchase of energy assets from Duke Energy and Energy Capital partners (ECP).
 
 
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  • US hits at China over air ‘provocation’

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Pentagon says Chinese jet made three passes, one of them upside down to show its weapons and a second with its wingtips only 20ft away from US plane
  • Goldman and Morgan Stanley in DoJ talks

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Banks look to settle allegations they mis-sold securities after Goldman agreed to pay $1.2bn to housing agency to resolve related action
  • Russia defies Ukraine and sends in aid convoy

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Security chief accuses Moscow of invasion while Poroshenko urges calm after trucks go into eastern Ukraine and head towards rebel-held Lugansk
  • Draghi softens tone on austerity

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    ECB president signals concern about high unemployment and low inflation in eurozone by backing calls for flexibility on government deficit rules
  • Yellen debuts with sense of balance

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    The Fed chairwoman’s speech at Jackson Hole marked a shift in stance on the economy’s ability to add more jobs without creating inflation
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  • Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:47 pm
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers.
  • U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbour and threatening more sanctions.
  • Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers.
  • European powers float idea of Gaza monitoring mechanism

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have floated the idea of creating a monitoring and verification mechanism for any future ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to prevent future conflicts, a senior British diplomat said on Friday.
  • Fed's Yellen calls for caution on rates; Draghi says ECB ready to act

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. labour market remains bruised from the Great Recession, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday amid calls from policy hawks for a near-term rate hike.
 
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  • Quicken 2015 for Mac Review

    Luke Landes
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    It’s been nine years since Intuit released a version of Quicken that was both fully-featured and designed to run on Apple’s hardware and operating systems. The Quicken Essentials for Mac bridged a technology gap between Quicken Mac 2007 and the Windows versions of the software, but many important pieces were missing. Intuit has no announced their plans to release Quicken 2015 for Mac, and the software is available for pre-order beginning today. I had a chance to take a look at Quicken 2015 for Mac earlier this week. I am not a Mac user; I’ve been using Quicken Deluxe or…
  • Wells Fargo Improving Transaction Posting Order

    Luke Landes
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Banks typically look for every possible instance to charge customers to fees. That’s why it’s particularly important to stay aware of your bank account balances. With the increasing popularity of automatic payments (outgoing) or automatic withdrawals (pulls), a poorly timed deposit can result in overdraft fees or insufficient funds (NSF) fees. A few years ago, I took a survey of the different ways banks process their customers’ debits and credits, and saw how easily it would be for banks to trap customers treading close to low balances in a maze of fees. For example,…
  • Should You Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

    Luke Landes
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    If you’ve been online in the past week or two, you have no doubt seen viral videos of strangers — and maybe even your friends — dumping buckets of ice over their heads. There is a charitable cause behind these videos. Most, or at least some, of the cold, soaked folks are accepting the challenge to support the ALS Association, a non-profit organization that provides support for research, assistance for people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), and coordination of care, and the organization advocates for its cause through political lobbying. Does…
  • FICO Score 9: Fair Isaac Changing Credit Score Algorithm Again

    Luke Landes
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Fair Isaac Corp. is changing the FICO score calculation, and many consumers will have higher credit scores as a result. The FICO score is still the most widely used measure of a consumer’s creditworthiness. The current calculation is called “FICO 08″ and the new calculation to be rolled out soon is called “FICO Score 9.” Banks rely on credit scores like the FICO score to determine whether to lend money to consumers and how much to charge borrowers for that privilege. Overall, the higher credit score you have, the lower loan interest rate you may qualify for. FICO…
  • Beware the Inspirational Story or Your Wallet Will Suffer

    Luke Landes
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The events that happened throughout my life, the paths that got me to where I am today, present an interesting story. I refer back to pieces of this story once in a while here on Consumerism Commentary but I never focus on it, nor do I ever really provide a complete narrative. When I write, I prefer to focus on things external to me. Although this blog started more like a personal journal interspersed with my financial details and interesting bits of information about personal finance, like many other long-lasting websites, it’s evolved over time. Storytelling fills an important role. A…
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  • The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    JLP
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Nearly a year ago we found out we were moving. My wife accepted a new position that was too far for her to commute long-term. Unfortunately, our old house was not market ready. We bought the house in 1999. It needed a lot of work then but we were low on funds. In fact, we didn’t do our first major renovation until the Fall of 2007. With that project, we took out a wall between the family room and kitchen, relocated a corner fireplace to a different part of the room, gutted the entire kitchen, installed new custom cabinets and bookcases, and tile throughout the kitchen, family room, and…
  • Quote of the Day from James Allen

    JLP
    27 May 2014 | 7:43 am
    I couldn’t sleep last night, so I got up and did some reading. I read the book, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. The following quote stood out to me: Here is a man who is wretchedly poor. He is extremely anxious that his surroundings and home comforts should be improved, yet all the time he shirks his work, and considers he is justified in trying to deceive his employer on the ground of the insufficiency of his wages. Such a man does not understand the simplest rudiments of those principles which are the basis of true prosperity, and is not only totally unfitted to rise out of his…
  • 70% of Americans Can’t Answer These Three Questions Correctly

    JLP
    12 May 2014 | 7:37 am
    IF this is true, it’s very sad. According to Business Insider, 70% of Americans cannot answer all three of these questions correctly (not sure how they came up with that number, but we’ll go with it). 1. Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2 percent per year. After five years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow? A) more than $102 B) exactly $102 C) less than $102 D) do not know; refuse to answer 2. Imagine that the interest rate on your savings account is 1 percent per year and inflation is 2 percent…
  • I Have Officially Been Banned from Pamela Yellen’s Blog

    JLP
    6 May 2014 | 10:10 am
    There is no discussing facts Pamela Yellen. Here’s a copy of our back and forth for your entertainment: JLP says: April 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm Why did you choose to use price returns for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages instead of real returns, which would include dividends? Pamela Yellen says: May 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm I DO discuss the impact of reinvested dividends right below my S&P 500 chart, as follows: “Even when you include reinvesting dividends, the real purchasing power of your investment remains negative after 14 years! And this assumes you have no fees,…
  • Unemployment Rate Funny Business

    JLP
    2 May 2014 | 9:12 am
    Did you hear the news? Non-farm payrolls increased 288,000 in April and the unemployment rate “plummeted” .4% to 6.3%. See this Yahoo! story. At the same time the employment participation rate fell .4% to 62.8%. In case you don’t know, the participation rate “refers to the number of people who are either employed or are actively looking for work. The number of people who are no longer actively searching for work would not be included in the participation rate.” (Source). Here is what that rate has looked like since 1990: It’s dropped 2.9 percentage points…
 
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  • A Home Warranty Can Be a Great Safety Net for First-Time Home Buyers

    FCN Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing! First-time home buyers have enough to worry about, like finding the right house for the right price, coming up with a sensible down payment and securing a mortgage. After putting down a hefty sum for the purchase, many first-timers may not have the extra cash on hand for major fails like the furnace, the air conditioner or kitchen and laundry appliances; a home warranty can be a good fix. What’s a home warranty? How does it work and what does it cover? Let’s find out! What Is a Home Warranty? Let’s start with the basics. A…
  • Are You Looking For A New Job?

    William Cowie
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    If so, you might be in a better position than you think. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS as it’s more commonly known, keeps track of more than just unemployment statistics. Any time geeks try to analyze something, they go into inordinate detail, which glazes over the eyes of everyone trying to understand what they say, until the audience finally cries, “No! Stop! Please … just bottom-line this for me.” Always happy to oblige, the geeks then distill everything down to a single number. You would think that would make the readers/hearers happy. You would be wrong, of…
  • Buyer, be very wary

    Richard Barrington
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    I recently spent the better part of an hour being tortured by bankers. Given the contentiousness of the conversation, it is entirely possible that they saw themselves as being tortured by me. However, considering that they had my money and were the ones getting paid to be there, I see it the other way around. I am not going to name names, of either personnel or the bank, because I do not believe the purpose of this kind of platform is to vent my personal beefs. Also, the point I really want to make is that what went on with my bank could go on with hundreds of other banks. Therefore, the…
  • Burglary Explained by Burglars

    FCN Staff
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This guest post from our partner site Zing! was written by Tim Krebs, corporate communications manager for Protect America Home Security. Tim regularly contributes to the Protect America Home and Life Blog and covers a variety of homeowner-related topics. Protect America recently released its “Interview with a Burglar eBook, which visualizes some of the data found by researchers when surveying over 400 burglars. If you haven’t fallen prey to burglary, you probably know someone who has. It’s shocking and disturbing how thieves can rip through homes without a care, completely…
  • New Businesses Foreordained to Failure

    Jeffrey Steele
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    In this rapidly changing world, it’s comforting to know that some things never change. They are as immutable as the Rock of Gibraltar, as permanent as the sands of the Mojave, and as unalterable as the seven seas and stars above. Want an example? Try new business failure rates. The percentage of new businesses that go belly up is high today, and likely was high shortly after Adam and Eve went after the low-hanging fruit. Depending on what statistics you believe, either nine of every ten new businesses these days expire in infancy, or 50 percent of them are gone within four years. Either…
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  • Susquehanna Bank Offers New Promotional Money Market Account

    Deposit Accounts
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Susquehanna Bank has a new Promotional Money Market Account with a very attractive rate: 1.20% APY. The interest rate is guaranteed for a period 4 months. ...
  • How to Calculate Investment Returnsâ??A Simple Approach

    The Dough Roller
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    I‘ve had several readers email me about how to calculate investment returns. It seems like it should be a simple task. We all have ready access to our mutual fund and brokerage accounts. These accounts often report a performance measure of some sort. Surely we can bring all of this information into one place to […] The post How to Calculate Investment Returns–A Simple Approach appeared first on The Dough Roller. ...
  • Massachusetts unemployment overpayment calls are legit, but other

    Don't Mess With Taxes
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Being unemployed not by your own choice is no fun. At least unemployment benefits help many folks make it through the rough patch. But if the payments were wrong, then a whole set of other problems arise. That's the case in Massachusetts. The state suspects that 63,000 people from as far back as 1985 improperly got jobless benefits and it wants the money back. Since July, state officials have been notifying folks via automated phone calls that it thinks they were erroneously paid. The Massachusetts robocall message sounds like telemarketer spam or a possible scam: "You are required to…
  • Premier Credit Union (IA) Introduces New Competitive 5-Month

    Deposit Accounts
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Premier Credit Union (Iowa) has introduced a new, highly competitive 5-month CD Special (1.00% APY). This CD Special requires a minimum $2K deposit. ...
  • Chase Freedom® Review: 5% Cash Back, No Annual

    The Simple Dollar
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    The Chase Freedom® is a top rewards card that masquerades as a cash back card. Not only can you redeem points for statement credits (â??true” cash back), you can also use your Ultimate Rewards points for just about anything else like gift cards, products, and even travel. The card offers 5% back on bonus categories ... The post Chase Freedom® Review: 5% Cash Back, No Annual Fee appeared first on The Simple Dollar. ...
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  • A Look at New Highs and Lows During the Stock Market Rally

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Above we see a different measure of stocks making new highs vs. new lows than the usual 52-week figures posted by the exchanges.  This measure takes all common stocks and looks at the number making fresh three-month highs minus those making fresh three-month lows.  (Data from the Barchart site).In general, the new highs top out ahead of price during intermediate-term market moves and new lows either lead price lows (at important bottoms) or are coincident with those lows (at corrections).  Note how we recently peaked in new highs following the August lows; note also how the…
  • When is the Stock Market Overbought and Oversold?

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    Abnormal Returns posted a few particularly good links yesterday; check out the study of how returns early in the market day predict those later in the day.  I'll have more to say about that topic later this weekend, as it dovetails nicely with recent observations regarding who is participating in markets.  Also worth a read is Adam Grimes' post regarding the dark side of technical analysis.  A lot of market folk lore falls short of wisdom.  As we saw a while ago, cognitive biases have a way of entering many forms of market analysis--even those that appear to be rigorously…
  • Handling the Adversities of Trading

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    How do you handle adversity in trading:  when trades move against you, when drawdowns accumulate?  One of the interesting observations from the Market Wizards interviews was that many of the great traders had undergone periods of great loss prior to their success.  Hardships prepared them for an extraordinary career by teaching them important lessons about risk management, diversification, and sustaining psychological self-control.How do traders trading today's markets handle adversity?  An excellent set of interviews posted by Richard Chignell on the Embrace the Trend…
  • Institutional Participation, Momentum, and the Thorny Question of When to Exit Winning Trades

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    One of the most difficult challenges in trading is knowing when to exit a position, particularly a profitable one.  Loss limits you can define firmly, risking no more than a given amount of your capital per idea.  Profit targets are a bit more elusive, however.  Will the move in your favor continue to make you money, or will it reverse and erase a potential profit?My recent efforts to separately define buying and selling power in the stock market were a first effort to capture when markets, in the near term, were more likely to display momentum (continuation of price movement)…
  • Fresh Insights from the Blogosphere

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    One thing I find among successful money managers and traders is that their idea wheels more than keep pace with the changes in markets.  Here are a few sites you may not be familiar with that might contribute to your idea wheel velocity!*  James Clear writes clearly and insightfully about elite performance.  Check out his post on the trajectory of success among creative geniuses; also his post on getting past procrastination; and what we can learn about success from Richard Branson.  *  Check out the unique industry perspectives from Simple Alternatives, including a…
 
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  • Weekly Market Update

    Roger Nusbaum
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    This week’s market update has been posted at Alpha Baskets. In this week’s update I cover what is going on in Europe and the bond market as well as a look at AirStream Travel Trailers. From the post; The Washington Post noted that the eurozone GDP is still 1.9% below where it was when the great recession started in an article that makes the argument that Europe is actually in a depression. France’s unemployment rate is 10.4% and Italy’s is 12.6% which both look fantastic when compared to 25% in Spain. Please click through for the entire update.   In honor of this…
  • Overcoming Secular Stagnation

    Roger Nusbaum
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled Overcoming Secular Stagnation which is the name of a theory that tries articulately describe the current macro environment. From the post; The market is up 150-whatever percent from its low but this gain has come against a backdrop of unprecedented central bank stimulus. The economy has grown relatively slowly and although jobs have come back there has been a sort of evolutionary step in the US jobs market that has left many people underemployed which leads to all those stats we read about being under saved, not having it better than our parents and so…
  • Evolution of Asset Classes

    Roger Nusbaum
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bucket and considers the idea of creating a distinct income bucket in a portfolio that differs from plain vanilla bonds and CDs. The idea is that some things that generate income do not have bond-like volatility but they don’t equity-like volatility either except on the downside. Investors likely need the yield available but need to be willing to take a more active role in monitoring these types of holdings. From the post; …an article in Barron’s over the weekend about an new income vehicle called a…
  • Weekly Market Update

    Roger Nusbaum
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    The weekly update is posted at Alpha Baskets and looks at huge ETF outflows, falling yields and the MLB trade deadline. From the update; The Equity and bond markets seem to be sending conflicting messages of what comes next. Treasury rates are on their way down and not just in the US as Barron’s noted “1.05% yields on benchmark 10-year German bunds, along with French counterparts at 1.44%, and Finland’s at 1.18%, are symptoms of a possible triple-dip recession on the Continent.”  Please click through to read the entire update. One other point, when you own a stock that has…
  • The Journey To and Through Retirement

    Roger Nusbaum
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    My latest at Alpha Baskets looks at the extent to which saving and investing for retirement is mostly a goal oriented pursuit but people need to be prepared to adapt if they come up short of their goal or their “number.” Someone who gets within 80% of what they think their number should be will probably be able to make it work but as we know from all sorts of studies, here’s another one, the vast majority of the population is nowhere close to where they need to be. From the post; If this is somewhat describing you then you have some sense of where you are in relation to your…
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  • Sovereign Chicken

    Mark Weidemaier
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    So Argentina plans to ditch Bank of New York Mellon, deposit funds with a local payment agent, invite bondholders to swap into local law and local payment bonds, etc. Not an optimistic sign for those hoping for a quick resolution. And such a transparent violation of the injunction that there really isn't much to say about it. Here's Judge Griesa anyway, from yesterday's hearing: "I want to be very clear, and I want to state it right now. This proposal is a violation of the current orders of this Court and of the Second Circuit. It is illegal, and the Court directs that it…
  • Criminal Law and Financial Distress

    Stephen Lubben
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    I commend to Slips readers Alex Tabarrok's post over at Marginal Revolution entitled "Ferguson and the Modern Debtor’s Prison." 
  • Argentina and the Swap Puzzle

    Anna Gelpern
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has proposed a law authorizing the executive to reroute payments on the restructured bonds out of New York, and to offer all bondholders local-law bonds on 2010 exchange terms. All the buzz has been about the swap. But there is no swap on the table, no capacity to execute a swap, and no more details about the swap than there have been in the press for months. We have even had a hearing about this swap (no, Judge Griesa did not like the idea--though he will have more to say soon, I am sure). Even if Argentina put a real proposal on the table and…
  • Escalating to Nowhere?

    Anna Gelpern
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Here is the proposed law rerouting payments under the restructured, now-defaulted Argentine bonds away from New York. Contrary to reports, the big news is not the swap, but the unilateral attempt at firing Bank of New York Mellon and substituting Banco Nacion in Buenos Aires (or an alternative, if voted by the bondholders). Bondholders could then show up in Buenos Aires or wherever Nacion sends their money to get paid. The proposal would also reopen the 2010 swap to the restructured bondholders and the remaining holdouts(HT Vladimir Werning, Katia Porzecanski)…
  • Lessons From Postal Banking's Past

    Pamela Foohey
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Mehrsa Baradaran (University of Georgia) has a short piece in Slate tracing the history of the U.S. Postal Banking system. In sum, post offices once were banks, the system was in place for over 50 years, and post offices can be banks again. Indeed, at its height, the postal banking system was used by millions of Americans. Then banks moved into the majority of cities and towns and offered customers a more attractive option than using postal savings depositories. But when these banks began leaving low-income neighborhoods in the 1970s, the postal banking system already had died a quiet death,…
 
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  • STTG Market Recap August 22, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The recent switch back to bull market mode continues as we are working off overbought conditions but via a pullback but sideways action. No comments out of either Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve nor Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank moved the market much at all, and at the end of the day we had a 0.20% drop in the S&P 500 and a 0.14% advance in the NASDAQ. Right now it seems... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 21, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Despite short term overbought conditions the markets are holding up and not really coming in. Once we turn to bull modes generally overbought conditions are worked off with sideways type action and that appears to be the situation. Tomorrow will be some key speeches from central bankers so we'll see if any comment they make spooks the market even for a few minutes or hours. For the day the... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 20, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Indexes opened down a bit to begin Wednesday - from which dip buyers came in and provided a constant stream of buying until the Federal Reserve minutes were released mid afternoon. We then saw a very quick drop but buyers rushed right back in for a second time on the day and stocks finished out near their highs. The S&P 500 gained 0.25% while the NASDAQ was down 0.02%. Some saw the minutes... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 19, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Another gap up to start Tuesday as bulls have taken back control of the markets. After the initial surge at the open most of the rest of the day was quite quiet actually. The Commerce Department reported beginning home construction rose 15.7 percent last month from June, while starts for volatile multi-family homes jumped 33 percent. Original post: STTG Market Recap August 19, 2014 Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 18, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Once again, another correction attempt ends in a trail of tears for the bears. We were at some key inflection points at the end of last week and today burst out of the gate of the new week as geopolitical tensions ease. Other than June, 2014 has been ho hum, but a week ago Thursday the market was deeply oversold and we've gone vertical since - very similar to the rallies throughout 2013. The... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
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    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
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  • Bombing suspect seeks case dismissal

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
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  • Who will win at the 2014 Emmy Awards?

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
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  • Bombing suspect seeks case dismissal

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Bombing suspect seeks case dismissalAPLawyers for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said the makeup of the state's jury pool constitutes a violation of federal law.Two groups notably underrepresentedIn other newsPossible US terror attack avoidedKerry condemns shocking photo
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    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
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  • Who will win at the 2014 Emmy Awards?

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Who will win at the 2014 Emmy Awards?APMost expect Bryan Cranston will take home the award for Lead Actor in a Drama series -- but some entertainment gurus aren't so sure.Actor poised to upset CranstonMore entertainment news 'Girls' season 4 teaserReality star upset about being naked
  • Cop seen in CNN report suspended

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
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    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
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  • Bombing suspect seeks case dismissal

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Bombing suspect seeks case dismissalAPLawyers for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said the makeup of the state's jury pool constitutes a violation of federal law.Two groups notably underrepresentedIn other newsPossible US terror attack avoidedKerry condemns shocking photo
  • You won't expect what happens next

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    You won't expect what happens nextStoryful/Brendon MaldonadoDon't worry, Brendon isn't in danger -- and when you see what he's about to do, you'll definitely smile (and get the chills).Prepare to gasp along with himMore to seePanettiere takes the challengeWorld's largest ice cream scoop
  • Who will win at the 2014 Emmy Awards?

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Who will win at the 2014 Emmy Awards?APMost expect Bryan Cranston will take home the award for Lead Actor in a Drama series -- but some entertainment gurus aren't so sure.Actor poised to upset CranstonMore entertainment news 'Girls' season 4 teaserReality star upset about being naked
  • Cop seen in CNN report suspended

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Cop seen in CNN report suspendedCNNThe officer, who had a tense exchange with a reporter and protesters in Mo., was put on leave after a jarring video from earlier this year surfaced.Explosive words that got him troubleDid you see these stories?Rocket explodes during test flightU.S. retailers warned of hacking
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    Free Finance Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • Cash Flow Analysis - Developing Your Project Skills

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This skill is an integral part of making financial decisions that increase a firm’s economic value or the capabilities of a nonprofit organization.You will learn:How working capital is generated and why it needs to be actively managedThe purpose of a cash flow statement and how it complements the other key financial reportsThe counter-intuitive way that the ‘cash account’ is used in published accountsHow to analyze an indirect format cash flow statement to see the true financial status of an organizationHow to compare accounts that have been prepared using different…
  • Accounting Principles - Developing Your Finance Skills

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  • How Online Payroll Services Are Benefitting Small Business Owners

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    What is driving the rush to online payroll services? Saving money! Online payroll services can significantly reduce the costs spent on bookkeepers and accountants when it comes to calculating paychecks and payroll-related taxes. Online payroll services also reduce late fees, penalties, and fines-not to mention anxiety, headaches, and dissatisfied employees.This guide to payroll services will help you determine what kind of services you'll want, how much they'll cost, and how to negotiate the best possible payroll solution-whether you choose a standard package or one that is more advanced.If…
  • A Small Business Guide To Navigating The Complexities of Credit Card Processing Companies

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you have an established business with a high volume of sales and a good credit rating, you can usually negotiate a lower service fee. Most credit card processing companies set rates according to tiers, with three-tier pricing being the most common.Ask for a breakdown of all the fees you'll be charged, because there are more than just transaction fees. Non-transaction fees may include such things as service fees from other third-party providers the processor uses, statement fees, compliance fees, and more. The brand of credit cards you accept will also determine your fees.This guide shows…
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    This white paper explores technologies that combine the flexibility of public cloud apps like Salesforce and Box, with the security and compliance of a private cloud. When deployed as part of an end-to-end data protection program, such an approach can provide the same security and assurances as can be achieved with premises-based applications.Request Free!
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    MoneyWeek

  • The most dangerous fallacy in modern economics

    Bengt Saelensminde
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    There's a commonly held belief that underpins our entire economy. But the problem is, says Bengt Saelensminde - it's utter rubbish.The post The most dangerous fallacy in modern economics was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Properties in remote locations

    MoneyWeek Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    From a smallholding in the Lake District National Park to a private island off the sunset coast in Florida.The post Properties in remote locations was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • History repeats itself in the Dow Jones

    John C Burford
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Every time the Dow stumbles, the 'buy the dip' crowd is out in force to put the market back on its feet, says John C Burford.The post History repeats itself in the Dow Jones was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • The wealthy society

    Bill Bonner
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    What makes government all of a sudden so benign, asks Bill Bonner.The post The wealthy society was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Chart of the week: The rising cost of Berkshire Hathaway shares

    MoneyWeek Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The price of shares in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has passed the $2,000 mark. The shares could have been bought for under $10 in the early 1960s.The post Chart of the week: The rising cost of Berkshire Hathaway shares was first published on MoneyWeek.
 
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  • New Q2 Issue of Hedge Fund Wisdom Now Available: Sign Up To Read It

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    The brand new Q2 2014 issue of our Hedge Fund Wisdom newsletter was just released today!  Subscribers please login at www.hedgefundwisdom.com to download it.Featured in the New Issue- Consensus buy/sell lists: Find out which stocks were the most popular among top managers. - The latest portfolios of 25 top hedge funds:  See the newest buys from David Tepper, Steve Mandel, Seth Klarman, John Paulson, and many more. - In-depth equity analysis of 2 stocks:  Hedge funds bet big on these 2 stocks recently. Get up to speed fast with company analysis and the bull/bear cases. - Expert…
  • Bridger Capital Adds to ChannelAdvisor Position

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Recently, we highlighted Bridger Capital's new stake in ChannelAdvisor (ECOM).  Roberto Mignone's firm has just filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding their position.Per the filing, Bridger now owns 8.8% of the company with over 2.17 million shares.  They've increased their position by 970,993 shares and the filing was made due to activity on August 5th.  Shares have fallen from $23 recently down to around $15 and they've utilized the dip to add to their stake.Per Google Finance, ChannelAdvisor is "a provider of software-as-a-service, or SaaS, solutions that enables…
  • Viking Global Boosts Salix Pharmaceuticals Stake

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Andreas Halvorsen's hedge fund firm Viking Global has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding their stake in Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP).  Per the filing, Viking now owns 5% of the company with over 3.19 million shares.They've increased their holdings by 305,850 shares and the filing was made due to activity on August 8th.We recently highlighted some other portfolio activity from Viking Global as well. Per Google Finance, Salix Pharmaceuticals is "a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing prescription drugs and medical devices used in the…
  • What We're Reading ~ Hedge Fund Links 8/15/14

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Update on Miura Global's latest activity [ValueWalk]Pershing Square's latest letter [Scribd]Latest post by Carl Icahn [Carl Icahn]Hedge fund branding continues to drive a majority of asset flows [All About Alpha]A better tactic for hedge fund analysis [AI CIO]Soros' secrets: buy bubbles, bet big [Irish Times]SEC threshold for accredited investor likely to increase [COO Connect] S&P questions viability of hedge fund reinsurer business model [Artemis]Searching for yield in all the wrong places [HF Intelligence] Activism has become a marketing strategy [FT]ValueAct says Valeant doesn't need…
  • What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 8/13/14

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future [Peter Thiel]The Buffett formula - how to get smarter [Farnam Street]A look at Alstom as a potential sum of the parts play [Value and Opportunity]Value stocks in market corrections [Brooklyn Investor] What does sentiment suggest for future returns? [Fat Pitch]What will happen when companies stop buying back so much stock [Business Insider]Zillow shares could fall by half [Barrons]Taking AIG from 'sucks' to 'rocks' [Business Week]Why you should keep an eye on Sequoia Fund [Asset Builder] Investors move into cash, bracing for market…
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    OilPrice.com Daily News Update

  • China’s Natural Gas Demand Set to Triple by 2040

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    China’s demand for natural gas will more than triple over the next 25 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas demand in China is projected to hit 17.5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) in 2040, a greater than three-fold increase from the 5.2 tcf of demand in 2012. There is a big question mark over how the country will meet that need, but the EIA says the vast majority of it will come from two sources: domestic production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports. China is potentially sitting on…Read more...
  • Natural Gas As A Trucking Fuel Fails To Deliver

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Much has been made of the potential for natural gas as a fuel for the trucking and rail industries.The dramatic fall in natural gas prices in recent years has spurred investment in refueling stations for the road trucking industry and forced the rail industry to review their position regarding the economics of using natural gas either as compressed natural gas (CNG) or as liquefied natural gas (LNG) to replace diesel fuel.So far, though, in spite of US natural gas prices that are a third of global levels, substitution has been limited. Presently,…Read more...
  • How cheap is “cheap” oil?

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Everyone seems to agree that the world is running out of cheap oil. But how cheap is cheap? Until we know it’s hard to say exactly what the world is running out of, or indeed if it’s running out of it at all.  Clearly what is needed is for someone to put a dollar value on cheap oil, and here I do my best to come up with a number.Before we can start we need a definition of “cheap”. Webster’s defines it as “worth more than the price paid”, which is probably as good a definition as any, so we will use…Read more...
  • Once Mighty Hydropower Falls Behind Other Renewables

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    For decades, hydropower has been the chief source of clean and renewable energy in the United States, but new federal statistics show that it’s about to be eclipsed by other renewable sources.A report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that April 2014 was the eighth straight month in which “non-hydropower” surpassed hydropower. Solar, wind and other alternatives were responsible for 7.4 percent of total electricity generation, just above hydropower’s 7 percent.Just 10 years ago, hydropower produced…Read more...
  • Scientists Create Thin, Transparent Solar Generator

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Not many people think clunky solar roof panels are attractive, but we live with the unsightly installations because they provide clean, renewable energy.It would be better if solar power could be generated by nearly invisible means – say a thin, transparent film that lays on the screen of your cell phone or over the windows of your house.That’s what a team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed, and the name they came up with sounds like something out of Star Trek: “Transparent luminescent solar concentrator.”…Read more...
 
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    20s Money

  • An Insurance Policy Every Homeowner Should Have

    Kevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    If you have a mortgage, you need to give consideration to having mortgage protection insurance. This type of insurance can be beneficial to anyone paying on a mortgage as well as family members that are living in your home. Protection in the case of deathYou may already have life insurance, and for anyone with a family, this is a good type of insurance to have. However, life insurance pays a lump sum to the beneficiary. With mortgage protection, the balance of the mortgage is automatically paid off in the event of your death. Providing a home for your loved ones after your unexpected death…
  • Savvy saving for young professionals

    Kevin
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Whether you’ve just landed your first proper job or have been working away at your chosen career for a few years, making sure that you put a bit of money away at the end of each month is just as important in your twenties as at any other time in your life. In fact, workers in their twenties have more to save for than most other demographics, with holidays, children, and property to plan for. To help the UK understand exactly where their hard-earned cash is going, MYJAR have created a handy infographic showing Britain’s top ten saving goals with holidays coming in a firm first…
  • The ‘Cooling Off’ Period – What You Need to Know

    Kevin
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    So you’ve found the perfect property through a listing with a company like RealestateVIEW.com.au, and have signed on the dotted line. You’re looking for a good lawyer such as Mahons.com.au in Melbourne or Caputolawyers.com.au in Sydney, and then you’re told your cooling off period will be void if you seek advice from a lawyer. So what is a “cooling off period” and what are the rights of the purchaser? Cooling Off period: The exclusions Generally speaking, a purchaser of real estate in Victoria has three days to “cool off” before the contract is binding. Section 31 of the Sale of…
  • The Mysterious Forex Industry and its Online Scammers.

    Kevin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:49 pm
    There are many misconceptions floating around the life of a Forex trader and scammers are only too eager to take advantage of this. The belief that successful trading is easy, that money rolls in by the millions, and there is little risk to the investor are all misunderstandings of the industry which the less honorable utilize in various ways. Any foreign exchange trading firm, such as Thinkforex.com.au, will be honest in their figures and not provide guarantees when it comes to your money. Similarly, trustworthy financial advisers can help in assessing how it may be best to invest your hard…
  • What You Can Expect as a High Risk Merchant

    Kevin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    You are considered to be a high risk merchant if your business falls within any of the following categories:adult products or services alcohol, tobacco, legalized drugs (such as Cannabis), or firearms bankruptcy attorneys check cashing, payday, and title loans collection agencies and commercial debt collectors repossession companies private investigator online-only or 1-800 companies Because these types of industries often produce a large volume of sales and fast revenue, statistically they also result in a significant amount of credit card disputes – including accusations of…
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    ETF Database

  • ETF Scorecard – August 22nd Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Major equity indexes enjoyed another week in the green, as buyers prevailed yet again amid easing tensions surrounding Russia and Iraq. On the home front, investors enjoyed a slew of upbeat data from the housing market, while the Fed’s minutes release failed to rattle investors’ confidence like many had anticipated; the home builders’ index, housing starts, building permits, and existing home sales all came in better-than-expected throughout the course of the week [see also How the S&P 500 Reacts to Unemployment Reports].  To help investors keep up with markets, we…
  • First Trust, ProShares Debut Income-Focused ETFs (FDIV, EFAD)

    Jared Cummans
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Two new ETFs have hit the market over the last week, as the industry proves that investors are still focused on income at a time with record-low interest rates. First Trust and ProShares each rolled out products that focus on providing an income stream for investors, each with a unique strategy. We take a closer look at the two new funds below [for more ETF news and anlaysis subscribe to the free ETF Daily Roundup]. First Trust Rolls Out Diversified Fund Late last week, First Trust launched the Strategic Income ETF (FDIV) which aims to be something of a one-stop-shop for income. The fund is…
  • What Middle East Tensions Mean for Oil Prices & Equity Portfolios

    Russ Koesterich
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With turmoil in the Middle East dominating headlines, many investors are wondering what the recent and growing unrest in the region means for oil prices and for equity portfolios. In my new Market Perspectives piece, “Oil’s Precarious Balance,” I provide my take: While I certainly can’t predict the outcome of events in the Middle East, oil prices are likely to remain toward the upper end of their recent range for the foreseeable future given current supply and demand dynamics. Even without a sustained spike in oil prices, there’s a strong case for sticking with energy stocks simply…
  • Sell On The Pop Prospects: August 18th Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. Second, each of these ETFs is also trading above its five-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term “sell on the pop” opportunity given the longer-term downtrend at hand. Note that this prospects…
  • Buy On The Dip Prospects: August 18th Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. Second, each of these ETFs is also trading below its five-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term “buy on the dip” opportunity, given the longer-term uptrend at hand. Note that this prospects list also…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • The Recommended Summer Reading List For Bankers And Traders By Jefferies CEO Dick Handler

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    To develop new perspectives, workable solutions, and gain fresh insights, Jefferies CEO Richard “Dick” Handler has issued an imagined “Summer Reading List for Bankers and Traders” giving his employees top 10 Wall Street life... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • Which State Is The Most And Least Corrupt State In The United States of America?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Are you curious to know Which State is the most and least corrupt state in the United States of America? Or So in what states can you trust public officials and what places should you avoid? Or the crookedest states in the union? Well, there’s an... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • The 11 Coolest Cities To Live Across The United States of America

    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Forbes Magazine just released its list of the Coolest Cities to live across the United States of America: it named Washington D.C. coolest city in the US. Seattle ranked No. 2 on the list, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and San Francisco. I... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • The 12 Largest Cities In The United States For Women In Business

    Amarendra Bhushan
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Among the 100 largest cities in the United States, Washington ranked 1st place, when it comes to opportunities available for women both as entrepreneurs and climbers of the corporate ladders, according to an analysis by Bizwomen, a website... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • The 5 Chinese State-Approved Anti-Virus Software Vendors: Bans Symantec and Kaspersky

    Amarendra Bhushan
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    China has decided to ban both US-based Symantec Corp and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved anti-virus software vendors among government departments over security concerns. In a tweet on its English language account, the China... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
 
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  • As A Leader You Worry About Others – But Don’t Forget Yourself!

    Rita Keller
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Whether you are an actual owner, principal, firm administrator, marketing director, HR director or a talented up-and-comer inside your CPA firm, the fact that you are following this blog means that you deeply care, and worry about the firm, the client and your team members. But what about YOU, personally? Many of us in CPA firm management are servant leaders; we think of others first. That is what makes us good at what we do. I firmly believe that we should all put the good of the firm above any one person or group of people. If the firm does well, we all do well. That being said, I also…
  • Suffer In Silence. In Accounting Firms We Need More Talking.

    Rita Keller
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Now is the time to take care of your talented CPAs. As usual, I am hearing some scary stories about the lack of communication inside accounting firms. In the summer months and into the fall, many firms are in the midst of performance evaluation/feedback sessions and salary increases. Notice I said “summer months and into the fall” meaning that it takes WAY TOO LONG in most firms for this process to play-out. It’s time to speed-up this process. I am reading a lot about doing away with the formal annual performance reviews and holding managers accountable for on-going…
  • The Victors Write the History Books, Even in Finance

    David Merkel
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you, it’s what you know that ain’t so.” (Attributed to Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Satchel Paige, Charles Farrar Browne, Josh Billings, and a number of others) A lot of what passes for investment knowledge is history-dependent, and may not serve us well in the future.  Further, a certain amount of it is misinterpreted, or, those writing about it, even really bright people, don’t understand the hidden assumptions that they are making.  I’m going to clarify this by commenting on three…
  • Ranking P&C Reserving Conservatism

    David Merkel
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    About 1 1/2 years ago, I wrote a .  It is still a good series, and worthy of your time, because there aren’t *that* many writers freely available on the topic. This particular article deals expands on , which deals with insurance reserving.  I wanted to do this at the time, but I was short on time, and wrote out the general theory there, while not actually doing the time-consuming job of ranking the conservativeness of P&C insurers reserving practices. Let me quote the two most important sections from part 4: When an insurance policy is written, the insurer does not know…
  • Growing Your Firm – Growing Your Career

    Rita Keller
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    Jeremy Dillard, CPA recently presented on “Networking and Sales Best Practices” at the recent AICPA EDGE Conference in New Orleans. He offered some practical advice and his article was published this week via the AICPA. I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment about the many misconceptions CPAs have about networking, such as it should be tackled only when billable work isn’t pressing and never during busy season. A networking plan should consider each of the following groups: Firm/Organization Clients Industry Others Follow the link, above, to read more about each of these…
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  • What Every Trader Should Know About Entropy

    chris
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Chris Ebert Ever notice how the stock market seems to have a mind of its own, as if it is determined to separate you from your stock positions? If so, you are not imagining things. The stock market is indeed hunting you down; but don’t take it personally. It is simply the nature of the stock market to break the bonds between stocks and stockholders; and it’s called entropy. Entropy is, quite simply, a tendency toward disorder. It isn’t confined to the stock market. Entropy favors an organized, predictable stock market as much as it favors a sand castle on the beach or a hot cup of…
  • Questioning The Retracement

    facesincabs
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    By Faces In Cabs What an odd (and wonderful) price shock for bears on Friday. The news from Ukraine and Russia appeared to darken the recent clouds over the exuberant equity markets. The added drama that this event arrived on OpEx day created a significant reversal and scalping opportunities in the options markets. Furthermore, Friday was a re-balancing day for the $SPX. Clearly, there was a lot going on (mostly underneath the surface) in the equity markets. Here are some charts. Dow Update (Dow retracement remains questionable) S&P 500 ($SPX rejecting its 50 MA so far) Nikkei and Dow…
  • Options Market Stages 10 Year History

    chris
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Ask the Option Scientist Do you have a question for the Option Scientist? Email it to OptionScientist@zentrader.ca or enter it in the comment section below. Today’s question: OptionScientist, do you have a chart of option performance going back several years? I would like to compare the current action to past stock-market corrections. Answer: Long term charts can be difficult to read due to the high resolution required. But, the information they contain can be very valuable. Here is the chart of the Options Market Stages going back 10 years. A high-resolution version is available by…
  • Investor Cycle Sell-Off In Crude

    Jeff Pierce
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:18 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%.  Crude is clearly locked into an Investor Cycle sell-off and traders know it. The massive speculative Long positions that accumulated during the preceding months are now working against the traders that took them. Crude’s normal ebb & flow is…
  • Weak Retracement

    facesincabs
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    By Faces In Cabs This low volume Monday appeared to end on a whimper, as the major indices ended at their lows of the day. Combined with the large fade in the afternoon, that’s a clue to me that the equities may be going down as early as Tuesday, so I wanted to put up a quick post to quickly warn Zentraders. It is OpEx week, and that certainly adds another dynamic to a pull back. Often, OpEx is characterized by some type of max pain event – where price moves against the great number of participants (e.g., the crowd). I am not sure if that is occurring here, but I mention it for newer…
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  • Janet Yellen Will Speak - Sell the News - Market Ripe For A Small Round Of Profit Taking

    pete@oneoption.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Posted 9:45 AM ET - The market is melting up on light volume. Tech stocks have been particularly strong and the QQQ made a new multi-year high last week. Yesterday, the SPY made a new all-time high. Good news is priced in and any hint of tightening from Janet Yellen this morning will spark profit-taking. The Fed Chairman will speak in Jackson Hole at 10 AM ET. Traders are expecting dovish comments and that is why the market rallied yesterday. This could be a sell the news event. The FOMC minutes on Wednesday revealed that many Fed Officials are leaning towards …
  • Negative News and the SPY Is Breaking Out To A New All-time High On Light Volume

    pete@oneoption.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Thank you to those of you who posted comments on INVESTIMONIALS. They are my only motivation. I will be redesigning my blog this fall and when the new site is launched I will stop posting my daily market comments. I will replace them with other worthwhile research that I can automate. Until then, I will keep posting. If you have suggestions - and send me an email. Today, the SPY is making a new all-time high. Tech stocks have been strong and QQQ made a new multi-year high last week. The news is light and there …
  • FOMC Minutes Could Spark a Light Round of Selling - Take Profits Before 2:00 PM ET

    pete@oneoption.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    I often wonder if the hours I spend on my market comments are wasted. Please help me decide if I should continue or stop. My goal is to evaluate upcoming events and to forecast the market reaction. I disclose my rationale, my trades and my trade allocation and my stops. I do not regurgitate information from Yahoo Finance. I don't advertise on my blog and all of the information is completely free. My reward is your comments on Investimonials. I urge you to respond to the last post on INVESTIMONIALS. Be honest and add a comment right to the …
  • Market Is Close To the All-time High - Speedbump On Wed - Move Stops Up

    pete@oneoption.com
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Posted 10:00 AM ET - I have nothing new to add. The news is light. Housing starts were good. Raise your stop to SPY $197. The rest of the comments are the same as they were yesterday. Since testing the 100-day moving average 10 days ago, the market has been strong. Tensions in Russia flared last Friday and we saw a swift pullback. Trading volumes are light and we can expect periods of volatility. Ukrainian troops continue to win battles and worries of a Russian invasion eased over the weekend. A BBC reporter cited that Russian armored vehicles were crossing the …
  • Rally Starting To Gain Traction - Move Your Stops Up To SPY $196

    pete@oneoption.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Posted 10:00 AM ET - I don't advertise on this blog and my only reward is your comments. Unfortunately, I did not get any the last time I asked. Please CLICK HERE to post a review on Investimonials. My comments have been spot on and we bought calls on the capitulation low last week. Thank you for taking the time. The market tested the 100-day moving average last week and we saw a capitulation low last Friday. Stocks were little sluggish early in the week, but the momentum is gaining traction. The news is very light and that …
 
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  • Deflationary Straw Man

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    No matter the debates over inflation vs. deflation, increasing employment vs. sound monetary policy or systemic health vs. fragility (and whatever else is flying around in Jackson Hole this week), the CPI marches onward and upward.
  • Transcript: Fed's Williams Expects Rate Rise to Occur Mid-2015

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Bloomberg Television's economics editor Michael McKee spoke with San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams in Jackson Hole, WY today, who said that very accommodative policy is what's needed now.
  • Bitcoin Trading Alert: Continuation of a Move up

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Cutting right to the chase: we support long speculative positions, stop-loss at $440, take-profit at $620.
  • Gold and Oil on the Verge of Something Big - Hero's Rarely Win

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Everyone has been calling for a bottoming Gold the last year. But the fact is that gold and gold stocks are still clearly in a bear market. Just look at the 200 day moving averages. The previous trends were down and prices have been ...
  • Where to Crude?

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Crude oil is in the midst of playing out a short term head and shoulders reversal setup and acquiring  its measured move price target a few bucks lower at $90.91. This also coincides with the January low.   If it … Continue reading →
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  • From Twitter to Hootsuite: a primer for the unplugged director

    Elizabeth Judd
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Tips to help technophobe executives navigate the sometimes bewildering world of social media Our college graduates can’t write!’ is the kind of provocative statement that Bruce Nolop, chairman of Marsh & McLennan’s audit committee and former CFO of Pitney Bowes and E*Trade, makes now that he’s a regular blogger for WSJ.com. ‘The internet is the new Wild West,’ Nolop explains, noting that statements that throw down 
a gauntlet are the ones that 
typically go viral. Understanding a medium where ad hominem attacks are commonplace is therefore…
  • Opening the cyber-kimono

    Craig Newman
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Corporations need to take action against cyber-attacks, but regulators aren't helping The  high-profile hackings of Target and Wyndham Worldwide have spurred lawsuits against corporate officers and directors, regulatory investigations and congressional hearings. These data breaches constitute yet another warning 
to corporate America that 
cyber-crime isn’t just an IT 
issue and that it certainly demands the attention of 
business leaders. The aftermath of these 
hackings should be a teachable moment. Aside from the government investigations, 140 separate civil lawsuits…
  • An era of more rigorous disclosure

    David Bogoslaw
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    New report says firms can differentiate themselves by disclosing more about steps they're taking to respond to and mitigate cyber attacks It might be said that publicly traded companies stand at the precipice of a new, more rigorous age of disclosure. Not only are investors requesting more comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of financial matters such as executive compensation, but also more socially responsible investment outfits are asking companies to report on their sustainability efforts, even as far as integrating this into their regular financial reporting. The SEC’s conflict…
  • A bigger push for political spending disclosure

    David Bogoslaw
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Processes for revealing companies' political activity need to be developed in the broader context of strategic communications plans, say experts If there is any doubt that we’re entering an era of more rigorous disclosure for which public companies need to be prepared, consider some recent developments in the realm of corporate openness about their levels of political activity. At the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals’ conference in Boston in June, a panel debated the drivers and merits of disclosure of corporate political activity. One panelist,…
  • Data breaches: legal limitation

    Gary Stern
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Conducting a thorough investigation to determine the nature and breadth of a breach and responding quickly to the theft of customers' data can minimize legal damages Not a month goes by that the media isn’t reporting another major data security breach, typically involving 
customer credit card data. Data breaches are spiking and affecting millions of retail customers. In the most highly publicized 
case, credit card information for more than 110 million Target customers – which included names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses – was stolen by hackers.
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  • Quote by Edwin Grant Conklin

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    A simple insight into understanding the structure of life. Read More The post Quote by Edwin Grant Conklin appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Get More Organised Challenge

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
        Our theme this month has been organisation. Well, just so happens… that’s also what our monthly contest is about! We want you to take 10 days to get more organised. You accept this challenge simply by sharing our “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED” Facebook post. By doing so, you are automatically entered into our random drawing… Read More The post Get More Organised Challenge appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • A piece in praise of procrastination

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    The few benefits of procrastination ;-) Read More The post A piece in praise of procrastination appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Pence Pincher

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    A fun look at somebody who is very careful with money. Read More The post Pence Pincher appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • Quote by Immanuel Kant

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
      Want to read other quotes? Check here. FollowThe post Quote by Immanuel Kant appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
 
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  • Your Small Business Plan: Before You Write It, Read This

    Jon the Saver
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    As a small business entrepreneur, you’re very possibly in possession of something very valuable – a great idea. To make the most of that idea, you need to be able to communicate it crisply to potential investors, clients and employees. This is where a knockout business plan comes into play. Once you have one, you have the road map for your business laid out in front of you. You can clearly show anyone who is interested what your company is all about, your plans for the future and how you plan to grow revenues. With this in mind, our infographic below will help you put together a great…
  • Understand Credit Repair So You Won’t Be Cheated

    Jon the Saver
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    There are many credit repair companions today claiming eternal protection from bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file. They even assert the dubious erasure of bad credit from one’s finances. But don’t you be fooled by these claims! More often than not, they are mere sickly sweet promises that ensnare the unknowing naive clients in traps of money scams. To avoid the trouble of falling victim to abusive and illegitimate credit repair companies, know the semantics and pragmatics of credit repair systems. You certainly do not want to be the one to go home…
  • How To Stick To Your Budget (infographic)

    Jon the Saver
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The best-laid plans of mine and men often go astray, or so the saying goes. There’s a good reason why we have idioms like this, because they are largely based on truth and experience. Ask anyone who’s tried to save money regularly and they’ll tell you that despite the best intentions in the world, a badly-timed bill, rising living costs and just paying for everyday items can get in the way of saving. For example, according to the MYJAR infographic, the average Brit spends about £554 a year, per person on their holiday. It’s not a huge amount but break it down and you’ll have to be…
  • Five Core Money Principles for Better Money Management

    Jon the Saver
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Your perspective about money speaks much of your capability to make the right decisions when it comes to money management. Many people find themselves in a financial mess, enormous debts and no retirement savings because they fail to live by the right principles when handling their finances. To become better at personal money management, there are basic principles that you need to keep in mind, and they are the following: Principle #1: Don’t Spend Beyond Your Means This is the central idea in effective personal finance management—to spend less than what you earn, and to strive to earn…
  • Real Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

    Site Manager
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life. It determines your buying potential when it comes to getting credit and getting approved for loans.  To check out your credit score and find out where you rank, use Credit Sesame for FREE! The better the score the better the interest rates on the loans. The information that’s on your credit report directly affects your credit score, so the only way to improve your score is to improve that report. Unfortunately, many people find that they have less than perfect credit. This could be due to bad decisions or happenstances…
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    Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide

  • Market Watch: Canadian CPI Numbers August 22, 2014

    Chris
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    On a day with almost no economic announcements, the Canadian CPI Numbers are about the only thing that we see moving the market, apart from the press conferences coming out of Jackson Hole. The post Market Watch: Canadian CPI Numbers August 22, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Canadian CPI Numbers August 22, 2014

    Chris
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Friday session offers very little in the way of economic announcements, with almost everything coming out of Canada. We have nothing coming out of Europe, or Asia. With that, it appears that the markets will probably be very quiet during the day and as a result we feel that the market may be somewhat … The post Canadian CPI Numbers August 22, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • An Insight into Binary Option Trading – Controlled Betting On Volatile Markets

    Dana Gee
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Binary Option Trading is fairly new, when compared to other trading platforms like the regular stocks and, forex markets. Here, you will also be betting on financial markets, but there can be only two outcomes, which is you either win or lose. The most significant thing about binary options trading is that the stakes are … The post An Insight into Binary Option Trading – Controlled Betting On Volatile Markets appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Market Watch: UK Retail Sales August 21 2014

    Chris
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The market could be a bit odd for the session, as we have the Jackson Hole Symposium during the day, but there are a few numbers we are watching – the UK Retail Sales being the most important one. The post Market Watch: UK Retail Sales August 21 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • UK Retail Sales Numbers August 20 2014

    Chris
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Thursday could be an interesting than the marketplace, as the Kansas City Federal Reserve Jackson Hole Symposium goes on during the session. This is a collection of central bankers and big-money people from around the world to meet up in Wyoming to discuss various policies. On top of that, there will undoubtedly be as conferences … The post UK Retail Sales Numbers August 20 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
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  • Is Cash Value Growth in a Life Insurance Policy Tax-Free? Part II

    Spencer Couch
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Assuming your policy is a non-MEC, when you choose to utilize the cash value, there are a number of approaches that can be taken. The first approach is to take cash withdrawals from the cash value. When you take a cash withdrawal from a policy, up to your tax basis, the money will be non-taxable (these are after tax dollars being returned to you) and interest-free (this is not a loan). However, you cannot access the growth in the policy tax-free through withdrawals. You withdraw a portion of your tax basis in the policy, but this will have an impact on future growth. Because you are…
  • Is Cash Value Growth in a Life Insurance Policy Tax-Free? Part I

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    As a recovering Tax Resolution Attorney I can tell you, there are two words the IRS hates more than anything. It’s not ‘tax deduction’, or ‘capital gains’, and it’s definitely not ‘tax-deferred’. More than any other two words the IRS hates are, “tax-free”. I have spent thousands of hours on the phone with the IRS, and never once has anyone been helpful in reducing taxes for my clients. So considering how stingy the IRS is, how is it that a whole life insurance policy will allow you to use the growth within the policy tax-free? To understand how ‘tax free’ works in…
  • Another Way to Think About Policy Loans

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    When people hear an advisor say, “You can take money out of your policy and still earn interest on it,” they are inclined to think that the benefits of a permanent, cash value life insurance policy are too good to be true. And rightly so. It does on the surface, seem too good to be true, but I have found a useful way to illustrate this policy concept that makes the benefit easier to understand. A Policy is Like a House If you purchase a home for $100,000 and then it appreciates to $200,000, you have two primary ways of accessing the $100,000 increase in value. First, and most common, is…
  • The Myth Behind Financial Budgeting

    Noah Kelsch
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Most of us, when we hear the words “budget” and “financial management” get an uneasy feeling in the pit of our stomach. We relate the process of budgeting to going “without”. First of all let me be clear, managing your cash flow and having a good financial plan is anything but having to go “without.” Actually, proper financial management gives you the ability to not only provide for your financial needs with peace of mind and stability, but also lifts a great burden off your shoulders. On the flip side, when you aren’t willing to budget, and don’t have a long term plan for…
  • Active Capital vs. Passive Capital

    Ryan Lee
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    When I was young I remember going to my grandparents’ house, and being fascinated by the interesting things I could find from their habit of saving, or in a better word, hoarding everything. To get from the front door to the kitchen you had to navigate through a small path that weaved through their living room. On both sides of the path, from floor to ceiling, were gadgets, trinkets, and accessories stacked one on top of the other. As years went by, they acquired more and more things. These accumulations might have been sentimental, but because they refused to give anything up, their…
 
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    KrantCents

  • Five Business Reasons to Target Baby Boomers

    Krantcents
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Baby Boomers are not broke! In the United States alone, Baby Boomers will spend about $3 trillion. Hard to believe, but it is one of the most underserved market segments. Baby Boomers have been ignored by marketers because the 18-34 year old consumers are a more attractive group to advertisers. Younger people stereotype older people as useless, helpless, or devalued! Young people are not alone with these negative impressions. Attitude is everything! We generalize about people based on how they look, speak and act. Often these generalizations are based on unfounded ideas, but fit a particular…
  • Should you be investing in binary options?

    Krantcents
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Recent years have seen a considerable increase in the popularity of binary options as a new and lucrative investment opportunity. Binary options are much simpler and easier to understand than other traditional trading options, but despite this there is still some confusion surrounding the topic. This post will give you a basic understanding of how binary options works, as well as the advantages this opportunity offers compared with other forms of investment. What are binary options? Binary options are a new and exciting investment opportunity. As the name “binary” suggests, they operate…
  • Start Thinking Outside the Box!

    Krantcents
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Thinking outside the box is one of those metaphors that really need explanation. Thinking outside the box means to think differently, unconventionally or a new perspective. Some business consultants challenged their clients to solve a “nine dots” puzzle which required a creative solution. Often we are caught up with rules or conventions to solve problems versus thinking creatively.  In difficult times, companies bring in “change agents” to change the way companies operate and turn them around. Often, it is done under pressure of a Board of Directors, activist investor or even a…
  • The Odds Are Against You!

    Krantcents
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    The odds are against you to be successful. 78% of NFL players end up broke! How many people can even say they were a professional athlete? The odds are against you to make it to that level. The odds are against you to be an Olympic athlete too. The median United States household income is $46,326. Half of the families are living on incomes less and the other half exceeds this amount.  There are 110 million households in the United States and half earn less than $46,326! A few years ago, I read an TIME article that stated we need $75,000 a year to be happy. Does this indicate half of the…
  • Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

    Krantcents
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Are you sabotaging yourself? It may be your friends, colleagues or family, someone is sabotaging your plans. It may be you! You have goals or list of things you need to do, but somehow something or someone stops you from achieving them. You tend to blame others for your failure, but it starts with you. We all make mistakes unless it is a habit! Do you sabotage your efforts or allow others to do so? Diets Americans are on perpetual diets! If they just figured out what seems to sabotage the constant effort to lose the weight, they might have permanent success. In contrast, there are many…
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  • Getting a Good Deal on Credit Cards

    Tyrone Solee
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    If savings is the foundation of wealth, bad debts are considered as the destroyer of wealth that can easily corrode you on your way to bankruptcy. Nowadays, it is no surprise that credit cards are one of the best sources of bad debts. Almost anyone owns a credit card. It is easily accessible and provides […]
  • Life is Always a Choice

    Tyrone Solee
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    There are people who believe that life happens to them, that they are victims of circumstances and that success comes to others by luck and good timing. Life is always a choice. Everything that has or has not happened in your life is because of the choices you have made. Every aspect in our life […]
  • The Prize of Delayed Gratification

    Tyrone Solee
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    It’s that time of the year once again. Most companies have ended their fiscal years and gave performance bonus to most of their employees. Employees were awashed with cash and they were very happy thinking of where to spend it since they worked hard to earn it. Are they going to buy new clothes, new […]
  • Li Ka-Shing Secret Formula to Wealth

    Tyrone Solee
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:53 am
    I was watching ANC “On the Money” for which I was featured almost two years ago and Li Ka-Shing’s formula in wealth accumulation was the featured topic of the show in a segment. Li Ka-Shing is the richest person in Asia and the 20th billionaire in the world with a net worth of USD 28.8 […]
  • 5 Early Signs that You’re in Financial Trouble

    Tyrone Solee
    22 Feb 2014 | 3:42 am
    Personal finance is the financial management of either an individual or family as a unit. This means that you are able to pay for day-to-day living expenses as well as unexpected emergencies while saving a part of what you earn for both investment and retirement for a brighter financial future. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that […]
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  • Steps to protect young adults from identity theft

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Hi Erica, My daughter is turning 18 next year. There is all of this press about kids' identities getting stolen. Is there something I should be doing to make sure her credit is OK? –Stephen Dear Stephen, I'm glad that you're concerned about your daughter's personal finances, as it indicates that you're a caring father. Everyone should be aware of identity theft issues so they can take action to prevent it from happening — and if it occurs, how to undo the damage it can cause. For her to remain as safe as possible, talk about the following common dangers…
  • Want that great apartment? Improve your credit score

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Whether you rent a house from the lady down the street or live in a swanky high rise, renting is tied to your credit in many ways. The effect is circular: Your credit can affect your ability to rent a place, and your track record as a renter can have a major impact on your credit report and score, which in turn can affect your ability to rent in the future. So, it's important to learn the ins and outs of renting and credit. Here are five things you should know: 1. Some landlords require a minimum credit score. That's right: The wrong three digits could prevent you getting your dream…
  • What should you do when a creditor threatens to sue?

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Hi Erica, I owe $4,000 in medical bills that I can't afford to pay back, and the collection agency is threatening to sue me. This dates back a couple of years. I read there's a statute of limitations on suing for this kind of thing. Would it be a good idea to hold out until the statute of limitations runs out? –Janice Dear Janice, Yes, a creditor, whether the original lender or the collection agency to which it sold the debt, only has a certain number of years in which to sue you for unpaid debt. This statute of limitations, however, varies greatly depending on where you live.
  • How to protect your credit in divorce

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Eva, My wife and I are separated, and we're talking about divorce. When it comes to finances, are there any first steps I should take to make sure my credit doesn't take a hit? –Christian Hi Christian, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Separation and divorce are never easy, and if disagreements and complications around finances enter the picture, the repercussions can last for a long time. So yes, being proactive and looking ahead is critical, particularly when it comes to your credit. There are many ways that jointly held credit accounts can trip up couples,…
  • What do potential landlords look for in your credit report?

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Hi Erica, I am trying to rent an apartment, and got my credit report to show. It is not good. It is full of old bills that I got when I was in the hospital in urgent care. Most are going on four years old now. I don't have a credit card or anything like that. What are the odds that someone will rent to me? I have a good job and enough for first and last and security. –Jeanette Dear Jeanette, Property owners and managers often do check the credit files of prospective tenants, so I'm glad you pulled your reports to know what's being listed. In general, they want to see…
 
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  • Q2 2014 Highest Performing Clones YTD

    Maz Jadallah
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Top 10 Holdings Clone (January 1, 2014 to August 15, 2014) Orbimed Advisors: 53.5% Baupost Group: 46.1% Greywolf Capital Management: 34.0% Chickasaw Capital Management: 33.5% RR Advisors LLC: 30.5% Argyll Research: 30.0% Harvest Fund Advisors: 26.8% Sprott Asset Management: 26.8% Adage Capital Management: 24.8% SRS Investment Management: 24.4% Duquesne Family Office: 23.9% Tortoise Capital Advisors: 23.4% Cohen & Steers: 22.2% Guinness Asset Management Ltd.: 21.7% ING Clarion Real Estate Securities: 21.1% ABP Investments: 20.5% Tontine Associates: 20.4% Okumus Fund Management (New): 20.4%…
  • Q2 2014 Rebalance Preview

    Maz Jadallah
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Largest Hedge Fund Holdings Icahn Enterprises (IEP) Allergan Inc (AGN) Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO) General Dynamics (GD) Microsoft (MSFT) Most Popular Hedge Fund Holdings Apple (AAPL) Facebook (FB) American International Group (AIG) Actavis (ACT) Microsoft (MSFT) Largest New Hedge Fund Positions Ally Financial (ALLY) Allergan (AGN) Time Warner Cable (TWC) Bank of New York (BK) Comcast (CMCSA) Largest ETF Holdings VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets GLD - SPDR Gold Shares LQD - iShares iBox Investment Grade SPY - SPDR S&P 500 VOO - Vanguard S&P 500 SPY - SPDR S&P 500 XLE -…
  • AlphaClone CEO Discusses "Smart Beta" Strategies - Barron's

    Maz Jadallah
    13 May 2014 | 12:48 pm
    AlphaClone CEO, Maz Jadallah, participates in roundtable discussion on "smart beta" startegies hosted by Barron's.
  • Activist Bill Ackman teams up with Valeant to buy Allergan

    Maz Jadallah
    13 May 2014 | 12:39 pm
    April 22, 2014 - AlphaClone CEO, Maz Jadallah, discusses Bill Ackman's latest activist move to buy Allergan with Liz Claman on Fox Business News.
  • Institutional Investors Increasingly Ushing ETFs

    Luke Napoli
    19 Nov 2013 | 11:30 am
    If you look at total dollars invested in the 20 most popular ETFs among our universe of top managers – 5 years ago it was $11 billion, 3 years ago it was $15 billion, and today it’s $25 billion. It’s fair to say ETFs are here to stay and are increasingly capturing the interest of institutional investors.
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  • Nofiatcoin Makes Moves To Become Major Player In The CryptoCurrency World

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 With a new development each week, Nofiatcoin or XNF –its abbreviated name– is becoming a major player in the cryptocurrency world. Currently with a value of $ 5.90 USD, the coin has seen a steady growth since its inception this past January. About a week ago, the company announced that in order to ?provide local solutions? to countries around the world, it was partnering with Aerapay, which now has invested an undisclosed amount in Nofiatcoin through Tilmore Investments S.R.L.. Nofiatcoin will benefit from this injection of funds as they begin…
  • ForexMinute Praises OptionsXO?s New Deposits and Withdrawal Features

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Apart from publishing the latest and insightful finance news, renowned forex portal ForexMinute also scores when it comes to providing the best forex and binary options brokers? reviews. The portal continues its practice by now posting the latest and genuine OptionsXO review, while highlighting the broker?s impeccable deposits and withdrawal features. Written after receiving the inputs of some of the best forex professionals and traders, ForexMinute easily put before the readers the actuality of OptionsXO?s deposits and withdrawal features, and their…
  • 2 Trade Smart: High Probability / Low Risk Trading [Paperback] [2012] (Author) Dana M DeCecco Reviews

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    2 Trade Smart: High Probability / Low Risk Trading [Paperback] [2012] (Author) Dana M DeCecco List Price: $ 34.10 Price: Your browser does not support iframes.
  • Weekly Options Trading Algorithm Using 2 Sig and WWI

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Weekly Options Trading Algorithm Using 2 Sig and WWI I have been trading Index Options since 1985. My strategy has been to trade Iron Condors which use a Credit Call Spread and a Credit Put Spread. The Short Call was at the Strike Price 2 Standard Deviations (2sigma) above the index market value and the Long Call was at the next strike price higher with a Short Put at the Strike Price 2 Standard Deviations (2sigma) below the index market value and a Long Put the next strike price lower. When I began trading Index Options the Index options expi List Price: $ 50.00 Price: Your browser does not…
  • ForexMinute Now Offers the Best Forex Brokers List at Traders? Disposal

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Choosing the best forex broker is the first and the most important step before starting to trade. ForexMinute is deeply concerned in providing such brokers to traders of all kinds ? novice, intermediate and seasoned. To make things easier, the portal has specially created the best forex brokers list after reviewing the world?s most renowned to unknown brokers. ?Because you cannot start trading without getting accustomed with forex industry,? says the ForexMinute founder Mr. Jonathan Millet, while explaining the importance of reading genuine forex…
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  • Retiring this year?  You will need a pension pot of £121,000 to receive the average retirement income

    wendy
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    According to a report published by the insurance giant, the Prudential, anyone retiring at 65 this year will need a pension pot of at £121,000 and be able to receive the full state pension to comfortably fund a retirement of 20 years. The company has calculated that the average person retiring this year is expecting to receive £15,800 a year. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says that on average a person will live for twenty years after retirement, but obviously some will die earlier and some much later so therefore need bigger pension pots to keep up the same standard of living.
  • Cap on Pension Fees Could See an Extra £1 billion in Pension Pots

    wendy
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    The cap on pension fees being brought into play next year has been estimated to increase pension pots by £1 billion. Pension company, Royal London, estimated that the 0.75% cap on fees will amount to five times the £200 million boost to pots previously suggested by the Government    The cap will come into effect next April and will apply to all company pension schemes that are linked to the stock exchange. Currently pension providers charge fees from 0.5% to 2%, with many older policies being charged at a much higher rate. The cap to 0.75% will ensure that the majority of pension savers…
  • Treasury to Gain Almost £4 bn in tax from pension withdrawals by 2020

    wendy
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Financial experts predict the Treasury will net an extra £4 billion over five years through pension withdrawals. In addition, they also warn the new pension freedom reforms could turn into another mis-selling crisis as many pensioners are simply not aware of the tax implications of the new reforms. HMRC are set to receive a windfall of £4 billion pounds over the next few years as approximately 650,000 savers decide to cash in all or part of their pensions once the new changes come into effect.   From next April, savers who have defined contribution pension schemes will be allowed access to…
  • Pension changes prompting extra saving

    wendy
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Pensions expert group LCP has said the recent pension reforms have led to an increase in pension saving and that the outlook for the future was looking very bright. It reported that along with the introduction of the automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme, the new pension freedom reforms meant that pensions were now looking more appealing as savers could now choose how and when to spend their pensions. However, the news wasn’t all good, as LCP reported that final-salary pensions were still very much in debt and likely to be so for some time to come.     As from next April, savers…
  • Accessing your pension pot may incur hidden charges

    wendy
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Savers wanting to access their pensions early under the new pension freedom changes may find themselves facing large fees. Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Spring budget that people would be able to access their pension funds from the age of 55 onwards without having to purchase an annuity or drawdown product.   It means that from next April, savers can do what they want with their pensions – whether that is to reinvest the money, take out lump sums or to buy a partial or full annuity to ensure a guaranteed income throughout their retirement. However, it has come to light that…
 
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  • Here's what Profiting in the Splash Zone Looks Like

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    It has been a great month so far, and we'll close it out strong next week.  You can see just how profitable the month has been so far. Out of the 11 trades that have been placed, 9 of them have resulted in profits for a 81.8% accuracy rate. Take a look for yourself! As the market sold off in the early part of the month, my analysis of the market and the direction it would ultimately go suggested we were at a near-term bottom, and being positioned long was the logical direction to trade. As a result, when the market dropped lower, members of the SharePlanner Splash Zone added more…
  • Four Patterns and a Theory

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    All seven of the IHS patterns that I've been watching since the lows last week have now made target apart from TRAN and RUT, and of those two, TRAN has come so close that if it failed here, I'd consider it a technical hit. RUT has barely made it out of the gate of course, but I have a theory about that I'll be coming to later in this post. I also now have decent trend patterns for this move up on five of those US indices,  and passable patterns on the other two, so this move up has now taken form, and a retracement of some kind should be coming shortly. SPX obviously made a new high…
  • Today's Trading Plan: All Eyes on the Hole

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    Pre-market update: Asian markets traded 0.1% lower.. European markets are trading 0.5% lower. US futures are trading 0.2% lower ahead of the market open.  Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): Janet Yellen speaks at Jackson Hole Technical Outlook (SPX): SPX tested and closed at new all-time highs. This is huge considering just earlier this month, the majority of traders believed that a top had been established and it was moving much lower.  Without a doubt now, this is not a dead cat bounce, but a significant move for SPX.  Short-term the market is becoming very…
  • Swing Trading Watch-List: HIMX, KOG, FTNT, TIBX, SYNA

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Members of the SharePlanner Splash Zone are having an outstanding month (and year) - and I encourage you to become part of our success by signing up for a Free 7-Day Trial where you'll receive access to my Trading Room and Real-Time Trade Alerts via text and email (including international numbers). You can also automate all my trades through Ditto Trade. Click here to subscribe. Here is tomorrow's swing-trading watch-list: Long Himax Technologies (HIMX) Read more...
  • Bigger Picture Options

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    SPX made the IHS target at 1987 and is now close to testing the current all time high at 1991.39. I'm expecting to see a new high made, very possibly today. So what then? Assuming that we don't see a strong rejection at the highs retest, the obvious next target just above is at the daily upper band, currently at 2000. I would very much like to see a decent retracement shortly, at the least to give me more to work with in terms of trendlines, and the obvious place to see that retracement start is now at a test of that daily upper band. On the bigger picture, if the rising wedge from the…
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  • 7 Key Reasons Why Financial Education Is Your Best Investment

    Todd Tresidder
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    If You Think Investment Education Is Expensive, Just Try Ignorance Key Ideas Reveals the only way to make consistently smart investment decisions. Shows you how to build a wealth plan custom fitted to your unique values, skills, and resources. Discover why you can never pay an advisor enough to put your interests before his own… and what to do about it. Do you know the difference between a balance sheet and an income statement? Do you know the necessary due diligence steps to take before putting capital at risk on a new investment? Do you know the difference between investing and…
  • 10 Commandments of Investment Strategy

    Todd Tresidder
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Discover How Your Investment Strategy Measures Up to Proven Success Principles So You Can Improve Your Portfolio Key Ideas How to use the “expectancy principle” to stop gambling and profit regularly with confidence. How to combine offensive and defensive investment strategy for reliable investment performance. The 3 investment mistakes you never want to make. Smart investing isn’t as hard as it seems. You just need to know the right principles, and you need to follow them with discipline. Unfortunately, much of what is taught about investment strategy is a dangerous…
  • Andrew Carnegie “The Gospel Of Wealth”

    Todd Tresidder
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    The Gospel of Wealth, by Andrew Carnegie, Is a Politically Incorrect Assessment of Wealth in America from One of the Greatest Philanthropists and Industrialists of All Time. Learn from His Experience and Uncommon Wisdom. Key Ideas The surprising way that wealth inequality is good for society as a whole. How good wealth management benefits the lower classes more than charity. 3 ways to distribute wealth — including the shocking method Carnegie thought was best. Editors Note: Andrew Carnegie was a poor immigrant during the 1800s who became one of the wealthiest men in the America. He…
  • Multiple Streams Of Income – Truth Revealed

    Todd Tresidder
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Multiple Income Streams Is a Wealth Building System Whose Time May Never Come. Uncover the Pitfalls You Must Avoid if Financial Freedom Is Your Goal. Key Ideas Why multiple streams of income is not for everyone. 6 questions to determine if multiple income streams are right for you. 3 step process to creating multiple streams of income the right way. Forget everything you’ve read about multiple streams of income. They haven’t told you the real truth. The idea is simple enough to understand: diversify your businesses and investments into various, non-correlated sources of residual…
  • The Secret To Happiness… And Why It Has Nothing To Do With Money

    Todd Tresidder
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Discover How a Simple Daily Habit Can Create More Happiness Than Achieving Financial Freedom Key Ideas The shocking truth about how financial freedom can cause unhappiness – and how to avoid it. Step-by-step instructions to enjoy freedom now regardless of your finances. Grab your free, printable checklist so you can choose happiness every day. You don’t have to be rich to be happy. Cliche maybe, but also true. The secret to happiness is well within reach. Happiness is a state of mind and completely within your control regardless of your financial situation. Don’t make the…
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  • So you generate a bunch of leads and referrals, what then?

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Over the past 20 years, most successful financial services organizations have invested in the concept of developing a sales culture. Certainly training and hiring practices have played key roles in executing this strategy, but now technology needs to move the game to a new level. Automation of the sales process to date has focused largely on "next best product", sales and incentive plan administration, reporting and new account fulfillment. Lots of success, then what? A major opportunity to advance the sales strategy, that has been largely overlooked, is to automate the referral management…
  • Big Data.…Big Deal

    28 Aug 2013 | 12:06 am
    Of course the Big Vendors love Big Data it drags Big Hardware, Big Software, Big Consulting Fees.  We have seen Millions and Millions of Dollars, Pesos, and Bahts spent on Data Warehouses and other Data Management strategies all aimed at making “silo-ed data” accessible for organizational usage.  But while millions are spent to gather the data, the investments in frontline delivery technology are lagging. We recently met with a large organization who completed their Data Warehouse project with a large database provider and had no ability, whatsoever, to deliver the informational…
  • Talking to a “machine” doesn’t equate to poor customer service

    5 Mar 2013 | 2:49 am
    Personalized service is not lost due to the impersonal nature of technology. In fact, technology provides numerous opportunities for enhancing personalized service—it’s all about the way its applied to the interaction.Often times I hear bankers say “when our customers call us, a live person answers, not a machine.” Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a nice touch, but what happens next? Most people don’t mind interacting with a “machine” if the process is logical, clear and efficient. This is often much better than waiting on hold or being transferred three times, having to…
  • Where is the traditional teller role heading…oblivion?

    3 Jan 2013 | 8:54 am
    Indications are that the primary role of tellers will change at some institutions in the next few years, but not all. Conducting routine financial transactions with a live person is still preferred by a significant portion of the customer base, especially customers amongst an older demographic who tend to have higher net worth. Many institutions attempt to cost justify this personal service, through transaction fees or offsetting investments, with varying success. However, there is big opportunity to get a tangible payback on the Teller role—position them to participate in customer…
  • What defines a great Customer Experience?

    3 Dec 2012 | 12:57 am
    Perhaps it comes down to the question of what constitutes great service. My favorite answer being “I can’t define great service, but I know it when I see it.” I recently asked a group of call center managers this very question and the popular reply was “treat people the way you would want to be treated.” One person piped up and said that was wrong…You should treat people as they wish to be treated. Both are good points, but too conceptual. What works for you? For me, a great experience is made up of a series of basic steps: For starters, I like a genuine greeting with a smile that…
 
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  • Canadian CPI Numbers August 22, 2014

    Chris
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Friday session offers very little in the way of economic announcements, with almost everything coming out of Canada. We have nothing coming out of Europe, or Asia. With that, it appears that the markets will probably be very quiet during the day and as a result we feel that the market may be somewhat … The post Canadian CPI Numbers August 22, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • UK Retail Sales Numbers August 20 2014

    Chris
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Thursday could be an interesting than the marketplace, as the Kansas City Federal Reserve Jackson Hole Symposium goes on during the session. This is a collection of central bankers and big-money people from around the world to meet up in Wyoming to discuss various policies. On top of that, there will undoubtedly be as conferences … The post UK Retail Sales Numbers August 20 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • BoE and Fed Minutes August 20 2014

    Chris
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    During the Wednesday session, we suspect that very little in the way of economic announcements during the Asian session will lead to a very technical day. After all, it’s not until the Bank of England releases its Minutes of the last meeting until we get a significant announcement. That could have a great effect on … The post BoE and Fed Minutes August 20 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • US and UK CPI Numbers Aug 19, 2014

    Chris
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Right away during the session on Tuesday, we have a fairly important announcement coming out of New Zealand. It is the Reserve Bank of the New Zealand two-year Inflation Expectation for the third quarter. This isn’t necessarily anything beyond a regional number, but if you have the ability or the need to trade the New … The post US and UK CPI Numbers Aug 19, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Technical session for August 18, 2014

    Chris
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Looking at the economic calendar, there is very little to get the market excited. After all, the Asian session features such little followed economic announcements as Japanese Nationwide Department Store Sales number, as well as the New Motor Vehicle Sales out of Australia. Neither one of these announcements will have much of an effect on … The post Technical session for August 18, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
 
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  • Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Reaching it ahead of schedule is the latest affirmation that stocks are widely preferred to bonds, even with further upside seen as limited as the Federal Reserve remains on track to end its bond-buying stimulus program in October.. The level has more psychological than fundamental significance, and it could prompt market participants to consider whether their holdings have become stretched. The "2,000 (level) has no fundamental significance outside of suggesting that stocks are fully valued and getting more so all the time," said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise…
  • Amazon developing own online advertising software -WSJ

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    (Reuters) – Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft Corp's advertising business in the future, the newspaper cited the people as saying. Amazon's system would resemble Google's AdWords, and is planned to make it easier for marketers to reach the company's users, the newspaper…
  • Amazon developing own online advertising software: WSJ

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    (Reuters) – Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft Corp's advertising business in the future, the newspaper cited the people as saying. Amazon's system would resemble Google's AdWords, and is planned to make it easier for marketers to reach the company's users, the newspaper…
  • AUD/USD to attract yield related demand – Westpac

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    FXStreet (Guatemala) – Rob Rennie, analyst at Westpac Banking Corporation ABN explained that many commentators tend to assume that the policy normalisation in the US implies a stronger USD and therefore a lower AUD/USD. Key Quotes: “In the enclosed piece we use a simple fair value model to construct confidence bands for the A$ through mid-2015 and demonstrate that consensus asset market forecasts do not project this”. “We argue that the A$ will continue to attract yield related demand that could support it even as the US$ inevitably starts to push higher”.For more information,…
  • How This Unique Dividend ETF Is Quietly Killing The Competition

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    By David Fabian: Dividend ETFs come in all shapes and sizes these days, but finding one that is truly unique is harder than it seems. All of the largest and most well-established funds are based on uninspiring benchmarks that have risen to the point where their yields barely scratch 3% annually. That’s certainly nothing to write home about when you are constructing a portfolio to deliver sustainable income. In addition, most conservative income investors are concerned about their ETFs holding up under the rigors of interest rate fluctuations and stock market volatility. This is serious…
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  • Forget Target Date ETFs And Consider These Options Instead

    David Bettencourt
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Recently Blackrock announced it will be shuttering 18 ETFs, including 10 target-date funds that were designed to be used for long-term investors that are seeking an easy way to save for retirement.  It’s not likely that many investors are going to miss these ETFs as they only had approximately $310 million in total assets. No single ETF in this group totaled over $100 million as well. The idea behind this style of ETF is to pick an approximate retirement date of which the portfolio is allocated to a specific mix of stocks, bonds, and cash. Then as you get closer to that date, the…
  • Excellent Global Dividend ETF Choices For Your Portfolio

    David Bettencourt
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Dividend stocks and ETFs have seen a lot of interest this year as investors continue to search for yield in the ultra-low interest environment. This is especially true as the year started off on a soft note for the U.S. economy, though we did see some improvement in Q2. However, the improvement didn’t last long. Though the corporate earnings picture in Q2 shaped up well, sluggish retail sales, rise in jobless claims and waning consumer confidence minimized the chances of sooner-than-expected rate hikes. On the global front, the scenario is even worse. Rising tensions between Russia and…
  • Debunking Jeremy Siegel’s Critique of Robert Shiller’s “Inflated” Market P/E

    David Bettencourt
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Jonathan H. Todd: Why Jeremy Siegel is wrong in arguing that Robert Shiller’s P/E model is overvaluing the market. Stocks are still, in fact, historically expensive. Wharton’s uber-bull Jeremy Siegel was on Closing Bell on CNBC on Wednesday (Aug. 19th), and made the case that the Dow is going to hit 18,000 by the end of the year. That’s only a 7% increase from where we are now, but when thinking the market can jump that much in only about three months – well, a lot has to happen between now and then for that to happen. Though perhaps not, according to Siegel. Siegel argues that…
  • Protective Strategies For The Next Bear Market

    David Bettencourt
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Lawrence Meyers: You can no longer afford to just ride out a bear market. How do you define a bear market and, for that matter, does it even matter?  If the market is down 19%, it isn’t “officially” a bear market, but trust me, you’ll be as depressed as if it were one. I go beyond this simplistic definition.  The questions I ask are whether the overall economic environment is headed in the wrong direction, if corporate earnings are headed down or are slowing in their rate of ascent, if the market has fallen at least 10% off its highs, and the overall sentiment.  This may be…
  • How This Unique Dividend ETF Is Quietly Killing The Competition

    David Bettencourt
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    David Fabian: Dividend ETFs come in all shapes and sizes these days, but finding one that is truly unique is harder than it seems. All of the largest and most well-established funds are based on uninspiring benchmarks that have risen to the point where their yields barely scratch 3% annually. That’s certainly nothing to write home about when you are constructing a portfolio to deliver sustainable income. In addition, most conservative income investors are concerned about their ETFs holding up under the rigors of interest rate fluctuations and stock market volatility. This is serious money…
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    Spencer and Lisa Ashby
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
  • アロマエステ系

    Spencer and Lisa Ashby
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    風俗アルバイトのメリットとしては、なんといっても高収入を得ることができるという点です。しかし、いくら高収入を得ることができると言っても、人によっては性的サービスに対して抵抗を感じている人もいるでしょう。ですが、風俗には、さまざまなジャンルがあり、その中には比較的ソフトサービスを提供しているお店もあるのです。…
  • デリバリーヘルス

    Spencer and Lisa Ashby
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    風俗というのは、非常にたくさんの店舗がありますが、近年増加傾向にある風俗店がデリヘルというジャンルです。デリヘルも、高収入を得ることができるアルバイトの一つですが、ファッションヘルスとは大きく異なる部分があります。それは、ファッションヘルスは店舗型で、デリヘルは無店舗型という点です。…
 
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    31 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
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    RoboForex News

  • New way to deposit trading accounts using VISA and MasterCard (RoboForex)

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that RoboForex expanded the list of payment system, which allow you to deposit funds using VISA and MasterCard bankcards. Now you can deposit your trading account via another payment system, SafeCharge.   Using SafeCharge, you can deposit your trading account in USD and EUR. This payment system is perfect for those clients, who work with cent and standard accounts, as it allows making payments from 10 to 7,500 USD. The total sum of your deposit will be instantly transferred to your account and no commission will be charged. We remind…
  • RoboForex webinars during the next week (RoboForex)

    21 Aug 2014 | 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: 25/08/2014, 8:00 PM - RSI Implications. 27/08/2014, 8:00 PM - Market Correlations. You can register and find more detailed information on the topics and webinars schedule in…
  • Trade binary options with RoboOption (RoboForex)

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Dear Clients and Partners! We’re pleased to inform you about the launching of RoboOption, a new project dedicated to trading binary options. RoboOption was founded and operates under the aegis of RoboForex (CY) Ltd, a European regulated broker, which means that when trading with RoboOption, your partner is a reliable provider of services for trading binary options. You can start your trading activity at the RoboOption website right now at the following address: www.robooption.com RoboForex clients also have a unique opportunity: if they have an active Live Account, they can open a…
  • Bonus up to 70% when depositing via Skrill (RoboForex)

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Dear Clients and Partners! We invite you to join a new offer from RoboForex: deposit your MetaTrader4 and MetaTrader5 trading accounts from August 18th to September 14th 2014 via Skrill payment system and receive an increased bonus up to 70% of the deposited sum. Each client can choose the amount of bonus by himself and withdraw his bonus funds, received during the period of the offer, from the account right after fulfilling all conditions for the trading volume. Please note, that deposit bonus for MetaTrader5 (MT5) accounts is available only for the participants of "Verified…
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    14 Aug 2014 | 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: 18/08/2014, 8:00 PM - Follow up Analysis. 20/08/2014, 8:00 PM - Stop Hunting. You can register and find more detailed information on the topics and webinars schedule in "RoboForex Webinars"…
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    Money Magazine - Forex Trading and HYIPs

  • Becoming a Professional with Forex Strategies

    fortunateway
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The trading market had in times past seemed for top executives or for individuals who had studied for many years and developed a serious talent in the field. This theory has been proven wrong in our modern society by the immense success level created by individuals with a little hard work and perseverance, as well [...]
  • Tips for Using Forex Trading Systems

    fortunateway
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    The modern economic market is ripe and ready for any individual interested in learning how to take advantage of it. More specifically the Forex trading market has given interested investors a means through which much capital can be created. This system may initially seem complex for the untrained eye, but going through this process well [...]
  • Trading Forex with binary options

    fortunateway
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    Currency trading has been a common way of investment for decades, however the industry has changed tremendously in the last ten years with new trading ways and platforms also known as Forex. Forex has become a hit among currency traders, allowing then to trade online and take a bid towards any existing currency. Forex was [...]
  • Payday Loans: Making Your Investments Possible

    fortunateway
    25 May 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Payday loans have been used for many things over the years; the fact that they are so easy and fast makes them a versatile and practical resource. The money they offer makes them useful for many things—from paying off bills to buying groceries to affording special occasions and making down payments. One payday loan can [...]
  • Managed Forex Accounts

    fortunateway
    23 Sep 2013 | 11:12 pm
    You can invest online on the Foreign Exchange Market and it can be very profitable. Trading Forex can be the way to your financial freedom but it requires many hours of learnings how to trade and experience in Forex Trading. However, you can use a Managed Forex Account and you can make money online from [...]
 
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    Concur Blog

  • Duty of Care: Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano is quaking

    John Coovert
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Here at Concur we’re keeping a close eye on events related to activity of the Bárðarbunga Volcano in Iceland, as they relate to our own business travelers in the field.  Just as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 affected business travelers globally, such an eruption could have an impact on the personal safety and business operations of employees.   According to information from CNN, CBC, the BBC and other media agencies, the government of Iceland is reporting significant seismic activity – over 3000 earthquakes around the volcano – and believes Bárðarbunga is on the verge…
  • How is Cash Flow Management Like the GPS of Your Car?

    Amy Higgins
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    How you manage your company's cash flow can make or break your success, especially for small to mid-sized businesses. The inflow and outflow of cash can be difficult to balance. You have to work at achieving a positive cash flow. Success doesn't just happen. But, when cash flow management is not your best skill set, how do you make a change while keeping the business running smoothly? Recently, we read a post by Brian Moran, of Small Business Edge, on precisely that. He compares cash flow management to the GPS on your car. We loved Brian's analogy, so we decided to ask him to elaborate.
  • Concur & Bike MS

    Jody Wilkins
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Jody Wilkins is an Internal Communications leader in the Human Resources department at Concur. In addition to his regular day-to-day activities, this year he took on a massive side project that he's very passionate about. When Jody asked himself Steve Singh's inspiring question "What should the world look like?" it lead him on a path toward community giving, team building and multiple sclerosis awareness. Here's Jody's story of preparation, aspiration and determination on the way to Bike MS. I started working at Concur in September 2008. The US economy was skidding over a cliff, and…
  • These 6 Co-workers Went on a No-Spreadsheet Diet. See Their Shocking Transformation

    Amy Higgins
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    They knew the no-spreadsheet diet existed all right. What they didn’t know, however, was if they would ever be allowed to taste test an expense management option other than a spreadsheet. So when these six co-workers were finally given the opportunity to try the no-spreadsheet diet for themselves, they came together from all corners of the company, united by a common goal to evolve. These are their stories. Fran from finance Before: Fran used to live on the border of Frustrationville and Tedious Town. When she wasn’t performing data entry, she was resolving errors. The less-than-friendly…
  • What’s Your Expense Personality Type?

    Amy Higgins
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    You might think that your company's expenses are only made up of dollars and cents. However, that's not the case. Just like every part of your business, behind those dollars and cents are people — many different types of people, each with their own unique personality. And, each personality can view your company's Travel and Expense (T&E) policy differently. Check out our infographic below to learn more about the most common types of expense personalities. What type of expense personality are you? What's Your Expense Personality Type? from Concur   Learn how to create a Travel and…
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    TSI NetworkDaily Archives | TSI Network

  • Computer chip maker prepares to do a big deal with Apple

    Stephen Bishop
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for advice on specific stocks, as well as questions on investment strategy and the economy. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each week we offer you a report on one of the stocks profiled in these Q&A sessions. Beginning this week, we give you Pat’s buy-hold-sell recommendation as well as his analysis of the stock. This is part of our new approach offering you regular and specific buy, hold and sell advice in…
  • Best U.S. Stocks: New growth in store as Motorola Solutions focuses on its core business

    Jim Bates
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Every Thursday we bring you “Best U.S. Stocks.” 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, from coverage in our newsletter on U.S. investing, Wall Street Stock Forecaster. MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. (New York symbol MSI; www.motorolasolutions.com) took its current form on January 4, 2011, when the old Motorola Inc. spun off its struggling cellphone business, Motorola Mobility, as a separate firm. The remaining operations became Motorola Solutions after…
  • Best Canadian Stocks: The best choices for BCE and Bell Aliant shareholders

    Pat McKeough
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    This is a special edition of “Best Canadian Stocks.” In these posts, you get our specific recommendation 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 Investor, Stock Pickers Digest and Canadian Wealth Advisor. BCE INC. (Toronto symbol BCE; www.bce.ca) has agreed to pay $3.95 billion in cash and stock for the 56% of BELL ALIANT INC. (Toronto symbol BA; www.bellaliant.ca) that it doesn’t already own.
  • Investor Toolkit: 3 ways to profit from foreign investments with less risk

    Pat McKeough
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice on a wide range of topics, including strategies for international stock markets. 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: “Foreign investments can give your portfolio greater strength and diversity and we recommend three ways you can do this with less risk.” We believe most…
  • Best Canadian Stocks: Smart mortgage policies have Home Capital’s shares and dividends rising

    Jim Bates
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Every Tuesday we bring you “Best Canadian Stocks.” You get our specific recommendation 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 Investor, Stock Pickers Digest and Canadian Wealth Advisor. HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. (Toronto symbol HCG; www.homecapital.com) gets 90% of its revenue by offering mortgages to borrowers who don’t meet the stricter standards of larger, traditional…
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    ForexPromos

  • Optionfair Review

    Editorial Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Optionfair is a Cysec regulated binary options broker. Established in early 2013, Optionfair has become one of the recognized binary options broker in the industry. The parent company BO TradeFinancials is the company managing the Optionfair binary options brand, based in Cyprus. Unlike other binary options brokers, Optionfair’s trading platform offers a different perspective along […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Optionfair Review appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • ForexFalcon – A profitable EA for trading fake-outs in forex

    Editorial Team
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    ForexFalcon is a new automated trading software designed to work with MT4 trading platforms. The ForexFalcon Expert Advisor trades on a unique concept of trading fake outs. Live test results of this profitable EA has shown to make on average of 8% return on a monthly basis with a 16% draw down. Having a profit […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post ForexFalcon – A profitable EA for trading fake-outs in forex appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • GBPNZD Daily Outlook, 06/08/2014

    Ademiluyi Adegboyega
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    I will like to show you a setup on the GBPNZD on the daily timeframe, the price movement that it has been given this past few days has been sort of enticing so if you are part of those that loves nice setup to trade with, then here it is because this will span over […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post GBPNZD Daily Outlook, 06/08/2014 appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Trading Correlations – Introduction to pairs trading

    Editorial Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Trading currency or stocks correlation, or pairs trading as it is often referred involves buying one currency pair or stocks and shorting an inversely correlated currency or stock. The basic premise of currency correlation trading is to maximize the profits when a bias of one currency pair is extreme. Currency correlation can be used in […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post Trading Correlations – Introduction to pairs trading appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • US Q2 GDP beats estimates but investors are cautious

    Editorial Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The North American trading session yesterday was packed with key fundamental events which managed to strengthen the Greenback. While the ADP payroll numbers came out at 218k new jobs v/s a consensus of 234k, investors shrugged off the soft numbers turning their attention to the Q2 GDP first estimates. Against a general estimates of 3% […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post US Q2 GDP beats estimates but investors are cautious appeared first on ForexPromos.
 
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    Articles for topic 'IPOs' on IR Magazine

  • Cross-border IPOs double in 2014

    Adam Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growth outstrips that of domestic IPOs in North America but not Europe, study finds The number of cross-border IPOs more than doubled in the first half of 2014, easily outstripping domestic IPO growth in the US as many Chinese corporates looked to the States to raise capital, according to a study by law firm Baker & McKenzie. The transactional lawyer group suggests capital raised by cross-border IPOs worldwide increased by 151 percent to reach a value of $25.7 bn, outpacing the 29 percent growth of domestic IPOs. The number of cross-border IPOs also doubled to 102 in the same period.
  • Global IPO proceeds rise 42 percent, led by surge in European offerings

    Adam Brown
    3 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    London and New York stock exchanges account for 37 percent of all IPOs in second quarter Proceeds in the global IPO market rose 42 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, led by a surge in issuances in Europe, according to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital.A total of $56.3 bn was raised in the second quarter of 2014 – compared with $39.6 bn in the same quarter of 2013 – while the number of deals jumped 74 percent to 127 from 73, Renaissance says in its quarterly IPO report. The median deal size increased 22 percent to $311 mn from $256…
  • Depositary bank chosen for record Georgian IPO

    Laurie Havelock
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    BNY Mellon to act as depositary bank for TBC Bank’s $240 mn IPO Investment bank BNY Mellon has been appointed to oversee the IPO of Georgian financial services firm TBC Bank, in what is expected to be the country’s largest ever IPO. Though TBC Bank’s ordinary shares are not listed, BNY Mellon will give foreign investors the option to invest in the bank via a global DR (GDR) program, with each receipt representing shares and trades on the London Stock Exchange. The Georgian bank has been valued at around $640 mn, with DRs set to be traded in London for $13 apiece. In a…
  • Alibaba names NYSE for IPO

    Garnet Roach
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Chinese e-commerce behemoth chooses NYSE over tech-focused NASDAQ Alibaba has revealed that its hotly-anticipated listing is to go to the NYSE under the ticker BABA – dealing a blow to rival NASDAQ. The IPO, which is expected this summer, has some analysts predicting that as much as $20 bn could be raised in what will be the largest listing of a Chinese company in the US. In a company filing of more than 300 pages, Alibaba, which handles four-fifths of online retail transactions in China, listed revenue of $5.66 bn and net income of $2.85 bn for the nine months ended December 31.
  • Euronext to become independent in IPO

    Adam Brown
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Offering values European exchange operator at €1.75 bn Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE) has started the IPO of its Euronext unit, saying it expects a market valuation of as much as €1.75 bn ($2.4 bn) for the European exchange operator.ICE is selling a stake of as much as 60.15 percent of Euronext, which it acquired when it bought NYSE Euronext last year, the company says in a statement on its website. The offering is held at between €19 and €25 a share and is expected to raise about €1.2 bn, including the 10 percent over-allotment.The company says a group of…
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    Krane Financial Solutions

  • You Hot or Cold?

    Justin Krane
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    You get in your shower at the hotel. You turn the water on – and it is crazy hot. You turn the knob the other way, and it gets even hotter? You can’t figure out which way is hot and … Continue reading →
  • You. Your Kids. Your Business. Success….

    Justin Krane
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Personal Note from Justin Back to school!  What? Didn’t summer just start?  Maybe you are getting back from a vacation, and trying to get back into work mode. Check out this short post from my friend Hayden Lee about SUCCESS. … Continue reading →
  • Yanni Meets John Tesh

    jdk
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    It was the worst hold music ever.   The same song playing over and over. I was trapped in a Yanni & John Tesh vortex trance. I would have taken Milli Vanilli over Yanni and Tesh. Maybe even a little Michael … Continue reading →
  • Slow Down

    Justin Krane
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Hi There! This was the first time in about 10 years that I went on a vacation and really unplugged. I guess it was because I was on my honeymoon! I really slowed down. No checking email every few hours.  … Continue reading →
  • You Gone Gump?

    Justin Krane
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run.” You know that scene when Forrest runs across the country?  He just decided to go for a run.  He felt like running a little more, and … Continue reading →
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    Wall Street Rant

  • 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…
  • Are Index Investors Unknowingly Increasing Interest Rate Risk?

    The Wall Street Ranter
    14 Oct 2013 | 4:38 pm
    Here in an interestingly look at the Barclay's US Aggregate Bond Index from Lord Abbett  The below Chart shows how the duration of the Index has changed over the last ten years.As you can see, up until late 2010 the duration of the Aggregate Bond Index tended to hover around 4.5 years. That has increased to approximately 5.5 years today. I think it is important that "passive" index investors be aware that they are currently making an "active" decision to increase their interest rate risk.
 
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    Personal Bankruptcy Canada » Blog

  • Press Release: F.A.I.R. Practice Announcement

    David L. Smith
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Today, Personal Bankruptcy Canada announced the development of a new standard of practicing bankruptcy in Canada, called F.A.I.R. Practice.  It has been estimated that Canada’s poorest have been overpaying for their bankruptcies by more than ten million dollars (or $350 per family) a year. What is it? F.A.I.R. Practice is designed to change the way bankruptcy […]The post Press Release: F.A.I.R. Practice Announcement appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • Orderly Payment of Debts

    David L. Smith
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Orderly Payment of Debts Canadians who are unsure about their financial future are doing what they can to protect themselves from personal bankruptcy. Some are able to establish personal budgets allowing them to cut expenses and use the savings to pay down debt faster.  For many others personal budgets are not enough.  Their total monthly […]The post Orderly Payment of Debts appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • 6 Reasons Why New, Low Cost Banking Fee Rules For Low Income Canadians Are Great News

    David L. Smith
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    We’ll just come right out and say it: Bank fees suck. But the truth is that for most of us, they are little more than an annoyance. Sure, no one likes having a few extra dollars pried away by multimillion-dollar banks, especially when those corporations are already earning interest on our life savings, our mortgages, […]The post 6 Reasons Why New, Low Cost Banking Fee Rules For Low Income Canadians Are Great News appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • Bankruptcy Protection in Canada

    David L. Smith
    21 May 2014 | 10:19 am
    If you are struggling financially under a crushing burden of debt, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) – the federal law governing bankruptcies in Canada – offers you full legal protection from your creditors. Read MoreThe post Bankruptcy Protection in Canada appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
  • Bankruptcy Law

    David L. Smith
    21 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    The principal legislation governing bankruptcy in Canada was created by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy and is spelled out in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) of Canada. The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act recognizes there are two parties in any bankruptcy filing – the debtor and his or her creditors. Read MoreThe post Bankruptcy Law appeared first on Personal Bankruptcy Canada.
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    Stock Market Advice | Investment Newsletters - Profit Confidential

  • Why Aren’t Gold Prices Rising?

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    The numbers are in… In the second quarter of 2014, world central banks bought 117.8 tonnes of gold bullion compared to 92.1 tonnes a year earlier—a jump of 28%. Central banks have been net purchasers of gold bullion for 14 consecutive quarters! According to the World Gold Council, “Economic and geopolitical events throughout the world are sources of ongoing instability and uncertainty. Such events reinforce the requirement for appropriate risk management by central banks through holding gold reserves for asset diversification.” (Source: “Gold Demand Trends Q2 2014,” World Gold…
  • Jumping on the Risk Bandwagon? Think Again

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    The stock market has an underlying strength to it, seemingly only to be undone by geopolitical events. Fed action always has the potential to shock the system. Negative economic news isn’t fazing this market. On the back of a pretty decent second quarter, many corporate outlooks predict another year of decent growth, particularly with earnings. While the stock market retrenched recently, positive days are still led by the Dow Jones Transportation Average, the Russell 2000 Index, and the NASDAQ components, which are traditionally positive for broader sentiment. Some speculative fervor has…
  • Two Reasons Why Interest Rates Will Rise

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    The U.S. dollar is still regarded as the reserve currency of the world. The majority of international transactions are settled in U.S. dollars and most central banks around the word hold it in their foreign exchange reserves. But since the Credit Crisis of 2008, and the multi-trillion-dollar printing program by the Federal Reserve, the supremacy of the U.S. dollar as the “world’s currency” has been challenged. The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have agreed on starting a new development bank that will compete with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…
  • Why This Is Still My Favorite Entertainment Stock

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    A top stock for investors and a strong equity market leader has been, and continues to be, The Walt Disney Company (DIS). It’s a Dow Jones component, a solid dividend payer and, similar to other dividend-paying blue chips, it’s offered earnings (growth) safety to date. Institutional investors have bid this business tremendously. The company’s latest quarter, its third fiscal quarter of 2014 ended June 30, 2014, produced a very good increase in sales, from $11.58 billion in the same quarter of 2013 to $12.47 billion. Earnings grew impressively as well, coming in at $2.25 billion, or…
  • Having Trouble Coming Up With Four Hundred Bucks

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    The burning question that’s facing economists like me today and that will only be answered in the future: did creating $3.0 trillion in new money out of thin air really make things better or worse for America? My personal view, as expressed in these pages, is that the rich (the big banks and Wall Street) got richer from the “printing press” era, while the average American did not directly benefit from the Fed’s actions. In fact, in America today, the spread in wealth between the rich and the poor has never been so great. As for the middle class, they are becoming extinct. The…
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    Mortgage Advice Center

  • Mortgage Approvals Rise

    ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Mortgage approvals rise Mortgage application approvals rose in June for the first time in 5 months according to the Bank of England. 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 market is definitely starting to feel like it is…
  • Mortgage Affordability Checks – What To do

    ryan
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Mortgage Affordability Mortgage application approvals have fallen since this time last year. This may be proof that new 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 approvals may be due to the increased…
  • New Mortgage rules

    ryan
    6 May 2014 | 4:54 am
    Help To Buy New mortgage Rules and your mortgage application New 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. The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has implemented these changes to ensure that there is not a repeat of the financial crisis where mortgage customers were able to…
  • 95% mortgages are back – Help to Buy

    ryan
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Help To Buy  93 95% mortgage products available Below are the sourcing results for a test case to see how many products are available with a 5% deposit Prepared 11/04/2014 Lender Panel All Lenders Mortgage Types Fixed, Capped, Discount, Variable, LIBOR Linked and Tracker Repayment Method Repayment Filters Lifetime products: Include Loan Term 25 Years Loan Amount £171,000.00 Property Value £180,000.00 The following list displays products 1 – 30 from a possible 93, sorted by the Initial Pay column. ………….. This is of course great news for first time buyers who…
  • Help To Buy

    ryan
    7 Oct 2013 | 3:02 am
    Help To Buy   The second part of Help To Buy has now been put forward from January 2014 with new deals due to be announced this week. Part two of the Help To Buy Scheme offers loans up to 95% on all types of property whilst part one of the scheme only offered deals on new build houses. This will make it easier for people to get a foothold on the property ladder and will hopefully see a reduction in high loan to value rates. It negates the requirement to have a large deposit to be able to buy a new home. Lenders are still finalising their mortgage packages but it is going to make 95%…
 
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  • Jason Hartman--Will Robust Robots Take Over The Workforce? 22.Aug.14

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Jason Hartman was on to discuss the Robotification of the workforce. By some estimates as many as 45% of all jobs are ripe for replacement by robots. Will this really happen? It's very possible, consider the case of the automated burger flipper that produces 360 burgers per hour, never takes a coffee break or a sick day. Or the driverless Google Car that takes you on your way at high speeds in near complete safety, day or night. It's coming and coming soon, to an interstate near you.  Jason's giving away a couple tickets to his Little Rock event in September. Email him at…
  • Don Watkins--Walmart's Employees Are Not Their Partners 22.Aug.14

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Ayn Rand Institute's Don Watkins is outraged over the notion that Walmart employees deserve a piece of the profits just for showing up. Walmart does have a profit sharing plan in place. The obvious question comes to mind, if the employees want to share profits, are they willing to share losses as well? Obviously not, that's why they're employees. There's a difference between capital and labor and it's called risk. 
  • Robert Ian--Keeping Ahead Of The Pace Of Change 22.Aug.14

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Robert Ian has made a career of helping others keep up with and adjust to change. Now we're seeing the pace of change accelerate all around us. It's no longer enough to just keep up, you've got to anticipate it and stay ahead of it. Keeping debt low and investing in yourself always works whenever it's tried. That's what Conquering Change is all about. 
  • Ivan Eland--ISIS In Iraq-From Bad To Worse 21.Aug.14

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Ivan Eland Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Peace and Liberty joined us today to discuss the ISIS situation in the Iraq. After the beheading of reporter James Foley, one has to wonder what action the US will take next. ISIS is clearly losing more friends than it's making, but the call to act is getting louder in the Halls of Congress and elsewhere around the Country. Will Obama just keep efforts where they are now or will he up the ante? 
  • Ned Schmidt--It's All In August-Nothing Can Go Wrong With The Stock Market 21.Aug.14

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Ned Schmidt says that the near universal optimism sweeping the stock market reminds him of 2000. The optimism is so high that it's sucking everyone out of all the other investments and gold and silver investors need to look beyond what's happening now. Are you going to follow the herd or have the herd follow you? Does it really matter if the number of Twitter accounts grows and the number of Tweets increases? What is the marginal propensity to Tweet really worth?
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  • CME Group Margin Changes Effective 8/22: Metals

    The PRICE Futures Group
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Effective with the close of business on Friday, Aug 22, the following CME contract margins are changing:                                                 For a complete listing of Performance Bond Requirements on Crude Oil, Electricity, Metals, Natural Gas, and Refined Products Outrights; ERIS Intra-Commodity Spread Charges; Coal, Crude Oil, Electricity, Equity Index, Metals, Natural Gas, and Refined Products Inter-Commodity Spread Credits – go to the link below:…
  • Grain Prices Rising In an Unstable Atmosphere. The Corn & Ethanol Report 8/22/14

    Daniel Flynn
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Recent weather and cheap prices has become attractive to new buyers. The Wheat market has led the way with overall global demand versus global supplies have raised an eyebrow that became the shot in the arm the Grain complex needed to rally. In the overnight electronic session the September Corn is currently trading at 363 ¾ which is 1 ½ cent higher/ the trading range has been 364 ¾ to 361 ¼ so far. On the Ethanol front there were no trades posted last night. The September contract settled at 2.151 and is showing 1 bid @ 2.145 and 5 offers @ 2.165. On the Crude oil front the prices are…
  • Morning Grains 8/22/14

    Jack Scoville
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 242,130 lots, or 10.95 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Sep-14 4,453 4,461 4,449 4,452 4,443 4,455 12 8,442 19,868 Nov-14 4,513 4,513 4,502 4,502 4,485 4,509 24 8 176 Jan-15 4,491 4,533 4,476 4,512 4,497 4,514 17 197,850 368,816 Mar-15 4,540 4,540 4,540 4,540 4,540 4,540 0 4 32 May-15 4,550 4,585 4,538 4,562 4,556 4,568 12 33,154 145,474 Jul-15 4,561 4,561 4,561 4,561 4,600 4,561 -39 2 10 Sep-15 4,594 4,635 4,592 4,618 4,606 4,619 13 2,626 27,470 Nov-15 4,593 4,606 4,572…
  • Morning Softs 8/22/14

    Jack Scoville
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    COTTON General Comments: Futures closed higher in nearby months and slightly lower in deferred months. The export sales report was called negative, but October rallies on tight supplies available in the short term. Further Support came from forecasts for hot and dry weather to develop over the next few days in West Texas that could stress crops. A tropical system has formed near South America that could turn into a hurricane and move into the Atlantic. There is still an outside chance it could move into the Gulf and put some Cotton production areas at risk if it brings heavy rains. The US is…
  • CME Group Margin Changes Effective 8/25: Copper

    The PRICE Futures Group
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Effective with the close of business on Mon, Aug 25, the following CME Group contract margins are changing:                           For a complete listing of Performance Bond Requirements for Copper Outrights and Intra-Commodity Spread Charges, go to: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/lookups/advisories/clearing/Chadv14-324.html _____________________________________________________ Legend EH: Exchange Holidays | LT: Futures Last Trading Day | OE: Option Expiration Day FN: Futures First Notice Day | LN: Futures Last…
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    Absolute Value

  • SEC Staff Releases Guidance on Proxy Advisory Firms – Long Wait with Little Impact

    jcalabrese
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    On June 30th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a staff legal bulletin, regarding proxy voting and the use of proxy advisory firms by institutional investors and registered investment advisers.  Specifically, in an attempt to enhance transparency, minimize potential conflicts of interest and avoid a widespread overreliance on proxy firms by institutional investors, the bulletin provided guidance about investment advisers’ responsibilities in voting client proxies and retaining proxy advisory firms. Professional organizations like NIRI have long urged the SEC to…
  • Fed Signals Potential End to QE!

    scotteckstein
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that took place in mid-June. What was most significant was the potential end to the Federal Reserve’s monthly asset purchase program or Quantitative Easing, popularly called QE. Looking back, the Fed has already been reducing QE by $10 billion increments at each meeting since December 2013, to $35 billion a month from a high of $85 billion a month. However, the latest meeting minutes indicated that if the economy continues to generally improve as the FOMC’s members…
  • Can a CEO Opt-out of Earnings Calls?

    cwinters
    21 Oct 2013 | 9:59 am
    In case you missed it, last week Google’s CEO announced that he may not be joining future earnings calls. Some news reports are citing vocal chord troubles, while Page himself suggested it was a need for him to “ruthlessly prioritize.” But how can Larry Page be a CEO if he can’t talk? Do they do all of their strategy meetings via Google Hangout? And if it is a question of priorities, shouldn’t his shareholders be a priority four times a year? Many are citing the precedent of Steve Jobs opting out while battling cancer, which was obviously an extreme example. Others may recall Jeff…
  • Top Companies Explore Social Media For Investor Relations, As Most Still Lag Behind

    jcalabrese
    5 Sep 2013 | 6:58 am
    Top companies explore social media for investor relations, as most still lag behind. Since the SEC approved the use of social media for announcements in compliance with Regulation FD in April 2013, a few U.S. companies have answered the call by integrating social media platforms to help communicate financial information and engage shareholders. This is highlighted by Yahoo and Netflix “breaking the staid tradition of executives huddled around a speakerphone” and utilizing live video conference and tweets for their recent quarterly results and Zillow soliciting questions submitted via…
  • CEOs Getting Social, Albeit Slowly

    cwinters
    27 Aug 2013 | 7:25 am
    The power and influence of social media is undeniable. It has risen to be the No. 1 activity on the Internet (I’ll let you figure out what it overtook…). There are now over 1 billion users on Facebook. If it were a country, it would be the world’s third largest. Every second, two new members join the LinkedIn club. And the fastest growing social network in 2013…Twitter, with the fastest growing age demographic of 55-64 year olds, registering an increase in active users of 79 percent. So considering that, in today’s social-dominated world, CEOs of top corporations must be tapping in…
 
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    Bargaineering

  • ‘Free’ smart phone game is a shameless money suck

    Jen A. Miller
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jen A. MillerAs always, there’s another scam to separate you from your hard earned money. Only this time, we can stop the madness. The latest money grab comes from none other than Kim Kardashian, who has partnered with Glu Mobile on Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a smartphone game where users advance by living the celebrity lifestyle. In order [...]‘Free’ smart phone game is a shameless money suck from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Jen A. Miller
  • New law mandates in-state tuition for vets studying at all public colleges starting next year

    Jen A. Miller
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jen A. MillerGood news for U.S. vets: starting next year, you’ll qualify for in-state tuition at any public school, no matter where you live. This perk was part of the $16.3 billion Veterans Administration reform bill that President Obama signed into law last Thursday. Thirty states already offer in-state tuition to all veterans. But this will extend [...]New law mandates in-state tuition for vets studying at all public colleges starting next year from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Jen A. Miller
  • Some surprising help turned my long search for new windows into a low-cost (or lower-cost) reality

    Darci Swisher
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Darci SwisherI was clicking around the Groupon app one evening on my iPad when I ventured beyond the food and drink deals I normally scout to ones for home services. I expected to find discounted housecleaning, not a significant savings on windows and installation. But two months later, five new vinyl replacement windows graced our condo [...]Some surprising help turned my long search for new windows into a low-cost (or lower-cost) reality from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Darci Swisher
  • Stop worrying…You probably didn’t pay too much for your new car

    Russ Heaps
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Russ HeapsMost of us like to tell “fish stories,” and they often include tales about the great deal we negotiated on our new car or truck. But behind closed doors, many of us obsess that we really paid too much. At least that’s the conclusion of the first annual TrueCar Buyer Study, which polled more than [...]Stop worrying…You probably didn’t pay too much for your new car from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Russ Heaps
  • Online coupons and discount codes can save lots of money, at lots of stores, on lots of stuff

    Jen A. Miller
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jen A. MillerAlthough I’m a frugal person, I’ve never been a couponer. Cutting out and organizing paper coupons takes a lot of time. I saw my mom do this when I was a kid and it looked like an exhausting way to save a couple bucks. So beyond checking out the ValPak that comes in the mail [...]Online coupons and discount codes can save lots of money, at lots of stores, on lots of stuff from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Jen A. Miller
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    Markets Media

  • Brazil To Merge Clearing Systems

    steve
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Brazil’s BM&FBOVESPA is migrating to a single clearing platform from which it plans to offer real-time clearing services allowing members to monitor risk and make collateral adjustments instantly. The exchange has launched the first phase of its post-trade integration project, which will see the migration of the exchange’s four existing clearinghouses onto a single platform provided by Cinnober Financial Technology. Following the series of mergers that led to the formation of BM&FBOVESPA, the exchange was stuck with four clearing systems and four different clearing models.
  • RIAs Expand Options Usage

    steve
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Listed options are being utilized to a larger degree by registered investment advisors and family offices, part of a trend in the wealth management industry to diversify portfolios. According to the 2014 Benchmark Study by the Options Industry Council, three out of five advisors have used options in the past 12 months, a 13 percent increase since the 2011 study. Advisors who were surveyed in the study anticipated their options use to grow 43 percent in the coming year. The new study also found that advisors are using options with more of their clients in 2014, and that options users are twice…
  • Summer C-Level Series: Rick Lane, Trading Technologies

    steve
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    This entry is part 18 in the series Summer C-Level SeriesWhat have been the major themes of your business so far this year? Rick Lane, Trading Technologies This has been a transformational year for TT. In addition to celebrating our 20th anniversary, we unveiled a new brand identity to reflect a new approach to building technology solutions for the professional trading community. A big part of this change centers around our next-generation, fully-hosted trading platform that we expect to launch commercially in Q4. This platform, which is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and accessible…
  • ‘Normalizing’ Post-Trade Across Asset Classes

    steve
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Traiana, a provider of pre- trade risk and automated post-trade processing in listed and over-the-counter trading markets, has expanded beyond its roots in foreign exchange to span the gamut of asset classes, including exchange-traded derivatives, fixed income, CDS and synthetic and cash equity transactions. “The need for a truly accepted confirmation platform is driven by global players,” Roy Saadon, co-founder and head of EMEA at Traiana, told Markets Media. “The global players want to look at one process across the globe and one process across all assets. They don’t want to do…
  • CCPs Push for Faster Mandatory Clearing in Europe

    steve
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Eurex Clearing and CME Group have pushed for faster implementation of mandatory clearing rules for derivatives in Europe as market participants are already experienced in clearing products in other regions. The European Securities and Markets Authority issued a consultation paper on clearing interest swaps and has published responses from the financial industry on its website. Eurex Clearing, owned by Germany’s Deutsche Boerse, said in its response that the introduction of mandatory clearing is significantly later in Europe compared to other jurisdictions, such as the US and Japan. As a…
 
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    Which4U Blog

  • Leicester named cheapest student city by HSBC

    Keith McDonald
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    It’s not often that we (or anyone else, for that matter) get to revel about being based in Leicester. But the city has come up trumps after being named as the most affordable destination for undergraduate students.HSBC has found that students based in Leicester enjoy the cheapest surroundings, thanks largely to some of the cheapest university and private sector accommodation in the UK.The bank’s research tots up the cost of living in the twenty towns and cities in the UK with the largest student populations.It found that Leicester, Nottingham, Liverpool and Cardiff were among the most…
  • Save up to £100 on your train tickets by booking in advance

    Keith McDonald
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    Most train commuters know that you can save a few quid by booking your tickets in advance. But the extent of these savings might well go unnoticed.The current ticketing system – an oddity if ever there was one – allows you to book train tickets a full three months in advance.It would be a stretch to imagine that most of us are organised enough for this. Normally, we adapt our travel requirements to suit everything else rather than adapting everything else to suit our travel arrangements.But we may think again once the savings are flashed before our eyes.New research from Vouchercloud…
  • ‘Fairness’ becomes the latest excuse to shun customers

    Keith McDonald
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Many of the double-decker buses shooting past our office windows are promoting NatWest’s latest boast about simple, fair products.It should feel uplifting, but it doesn’t. The problem is that ‘fairness’ has become the latest excuse to give consumers a raw deal.NatWest and its parent bank, RBS, made a stand earlier this year by removing all introductory offers on savings accounts, credit cards, and so forth.No more balance transfer cards with 0% offers. No savings accounts with ‘teaser’ rates.Fairness is all well and good – but what good does this actually do? All in all, it’s…
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    NerdWallet Investing

  • NLRB Rules Against Franchisers. Is It a Game Changer?

    Jason Van Steenwyk
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Labor advocates won an administrative victory in late July, when the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that McDonald’s should be considered a joint employer along with its franchisees—and would therefore be accountable for working conditions and practices. The ruling is subject to review by the NLRB first, and then the federal courts. Democrats control the NLRB, itself the subject of a controversial recess appointment. But if it sticks, it could turn the franchising industry on its head. Corporate headquarters who had no hand in selecting, hiring or training…
  • Fidelity Updates Its Mobile Platform to Help Users

    Claire Davidson
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    After the growth of its mobile platform last year, Fidelity has released updates to provide more options to customize trading, even when users are away from their desktops. The new features, for iOS and Android, aim to make it easier to navigate the site, get advice and make transactions. “With our new release, we’re leveraging the latest mobile technology and capabilities to make the experience more contextual, more customized and easier to use and navigate,” said Velia Carboni, Fidelity’s senior vice president of mobile. Fidelity said it believes the more personalized interface…
  • IPOs for Everyone

    Maxime Rieman
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    In recent years, several high-profile companies have gone public, meaning they’ve begun selling stock openly to investors. Facebook went public in 2012, and Twitter followed suit in 2013. Both initial public offerings, or IPOs, got a lot of press, causing many individual investors to wonder if they too could get in on that first round of stock sales. Why do companies decide to offer an IPO? An IPO brings a big rush of money into the company that can be useful for expansion, paying down debt, or paying back the private investors who put up the funds to get the company off the ground. Not all…
  • Chronic Unemployed Still Stranded as Unemployment Insurance Extension Fails

    Jason Van Steenwyk
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The Obama Administration—and by extension, the Democrats—want to change the subject. Buffeted by a rapidly collapsing situation in Iraq, an embarrassing trade of five Taliban for an alleged deserter, a Veterans Administration healthcare system riddled with mismanagement and corruption, and the IRS claiming to have lost 28 months’ worth of emails from and to a corrupt official, the Democrat PR effort has shifted from a game rear guard against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow platoon members to seeking an opportunity to go on the offensive domestically. The topic of choice? Anything having…
  • Common Investor Mistakes from Real-Life Portfolios

    Hal M. Bundrick, CFP
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:55 pm
    We’ve all heard about the power of compound interest. Compounding mistakes can have the reverse effect: Rather than helping to build wealth, they can cause an erosion of riches. Small errors in judgment today can result in significant portfolio damage when magnified over time. Reviewing real-life portfolios held in an online account-aggregator service, analysts found some common investor errors. See if your portfolio contains the same faults. Saturated with liquidity Michael Ruderman is a marketing manager with Personal Capital, an online investment management platform founded in 2009 by…
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    CFOGlobalHQ

  • Roger Matthews, CFO of Panera Bread, Resigns After a Year of Service

    CFOGlobalHQ
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    As Panera Bread’s CFO Roger Matthews resigns, the interim CFO role will be held by William Moreton, the company’s executive Vice Chairman. Roger Matthews is resigning from the position of CFO at Panera Bread after only a little more than a year. He was named CFO in March of 2013 and was an integral part of many of the company’s decisions. One of the biggest decisions that Matthews played a part in was to invest in the company’s operations by adding worker hours. The cost of the decision was $15 million and the company saw a 13.1 percent increase during 2013.Matthews could not be…
  • Former Financial Officer of Kraft to Become CFO for Walgreen

    CFOGlobalHQ
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Walgreens has recently replaced their CFO Wade Miquelon with former financial officer at Kraft Foods Timothy McLevish. Drugstore giant Walgreen Co. is raising eyebrows with its recent changes in management. With a big deal in the works, Walgreen replaced their CFO Wade Miquelon with Timothy McLevish. McLevish was a financial officer at Kraft Foods before accepting the CFO position. Despite questions, Walgreen has given no explanation for the change except for stating that the split between the company and Miquelon was amicable.The timing is curious because of the size of the deal that…
  • New CFO for the District of Columbia to Focus on Customer Service

    CFOGlobalHQ
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Jeff DeWitt became the CFO of the District of Columbia on January 3rd, after his predecessor Natwar Gandhi made the decision to retire. Since then, DeWitt dealt with the messy budget, got settled into his new position, and took stock of the financial operations he inherited. It was not a simple job, as DeWitt soon learned: a great deal of controversy surrounded the Office of the Chief Financial Officer since before the time of Natwar Gandhi.During Gandhi’s time, there were issues with taxes and management that had people divided in their opinions about the CFO. Most agreed that he did a…
  • Kentucky Healthcare System Welcomes New CFO

    CFOGlobalHQ
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    One of the state of Kentucky’s largest healthcare systems has a new CFO. His name is Randy Combs, and it was recently announced that he took over the chief finance position at KentuckyOne Health.KentuckyOne Health was incorporated in 2012 after two major organizations decided to merge together and form a single nonprofit health system for the state. With more than 200 locations, numerous outpatient and hospital facilities, and more than 3,100 licensed beds, KentuckyOne Health is a major organization with significant economic impact in the state. Based on its most recent tax filing,…
  • 4 Hiring Tips for CFOs

    CFOGlobalHQ
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by bpsusf As CFO, you will almost certainly be involved in the hiring process of critical positions. Whether you directly conduct interviews, oversee the process, or are used as a reference, your path will intersect with the hiring process on a regular basis. How do you make sure your input is valuable and accurate?Follow These 4 Hiring Tips To hire the right employee for the correct position, follow these four tips as a rule of thumb: Don’t Use Job Boards. Job boards and contingency recruiters can be great, but hiring for executive level positions calls for a much smarter…
 
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    Investment Contrarians

  • Did You Give Thanks this Weekend for the Fed’s Easy Money Policy?

    George Leong
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Stock Market Crash August 2014. Reflecting on this past Thanksgiving weekend, there was a lot to be thankful for, especially if you have been long in the stock market for the past four years. Now is a time for reflection.... Read MoreThis article Did You Give Thanks this Weekend for the Fed’s Easy Money Policy? originally published at Investment Contrarians by George Leong
  • Landmark Ruling in Mexico a Boon for These U.S. Oil Stocks?

    Sasha Cekerevac
    11 Dec 2013 | 5:58 am
    In 1938, Mexico nationalized its oil industry, taking over all aspects from production to final distribution. This ban on ownership by foreign companies continues today; however, changes are underway. Under the leadership of Mexico’s new president, there is a growing ... Read MoreThis article Landmark Ruling in Mexico a Boon for These U.S. Oil Stocks? originally published at Investment Contrarians by Sasha Cekerevac
  • Oil Prices to Reach $80/Barrel?

    George Leong
    11 Dec 2013 | 5:50 am
    Oil prices are heading higher on the chart with the cash West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rallying back toward the $100.00 level after threatening to test $90.00. Steady economic signs in the United States, China, and Japan—the three largest economies ... Read MoreThis article Oil Prices to Reach $80/Barrel? originally published at Investment Contrarians by George Leong
  • If You Are Thinking of Investing in Emerging Markets, Here’s What You Need to Know

    Sasha Cekerevac
    9 Dec 2013 | 10:03 pm
    One of the hottest investment strategy themes over the past few years has been to invest in emerging markets. For years, these markets were very attractive to investors, as these economies tended to have much higher growth rates when ... Read MoreThis article If You Are Thinking of Investing in Emerging Markets, Here’s What You Need to Know originally published at Investment Contrarians by Sasha Cekerevac
  • Why What’s Happening in the Bond Market Now Is So Important to Stock Investors

    George Leong
    9 Dec 2013 | 10:01 pm
    Taper or no taper? When? How much? These are the worries that are currently driving tensions in the stock market on a daily basis. As I wrote in a previous article, no one seems to care that corporate revenue growth ... Read MoreThis article Why What’s Happening in the Bond Market Now Is So Important to Stock Investors originally published at Investment Contrarians by George Leong
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    Money Soldiers

  • Online Coupon Codes: Do They Have Any Disadvantage?

    Arnel Ariate
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    In spite of the surge in the popularity of coupon codes (for online shopping), there are many of us, who are still a bit skeptical about using them.  Today, within the scope of the post we will try and discover, the variant pros and cons of these coupon codes so that readers can make an […]Online Coupon Codes: Do They Have Any Disadvantage? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Instant Payday Loan Benefits to be Aware Of

    Arnel Ariate
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The next time you need cash and you need it fast, instant payday loans have to be considered.  We are talking about a payday loan type that is quite new on the market but that is highly effective.  Traditional loan methods were not at all as beneficial as those that are available at the moment. […]Instant Payday Loan Benefits to be Aware Of is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • What is the Best Way to Consolidate Your Debt?

    Arnel Ariate
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    No matter what any of the personal finance books tell you, having debt isn’t something that you should feel ashamed of.  Don’t sweat it.  Most of us have had to take out loans for school or have had to live on credit cards for a while between jobs.  What matters is how you approach your […]What is the Best Way to Consolidate Your Debt? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Is it Worth Your Time to Compare Prices?

    Arnel Ariate
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Some people love the thrill of shopping for the best prices.  They would be happy if they could save only few bucks since they enjoy the process anyway.  However, most people find it boring, embarrassing or consider it waste of time.  When you have strong opinions about something would you consider looking at the facts […]Is it Worth Your Time to Compare Prices? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • 4 Steps to Take After Hurricane Damage

    Arnel Ariate
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Hurricanes, storms and tornadoes are dangerous and very inconveniencing.  While taking the necessary precautionary steps before they hit your area or locale helps a lot, what is even more important is what to do afterwards. Please note that a sudden calm or a drop in the ferocity of the winds does not necessarily mean that […]4 Steps to Take After Hurricane Damage is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
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  • LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–August 22, 2014

    Lynn Oldshue
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Visa Wants to Make it Even Harder for Thieves to Buy Gas with Your Credit Card Gas stations are among the easiest places for crooks to use stolen credit cards. Pumps are usually unattended, so all the thieves have to do is swipe your plastic to fill up their tanks. Now Visa is rolling out software to detect whether it's you or someone pretending to be you filling up on fuel. Roughly 25,000 gas stations have already signed on, with Chevron, an early test case, reporting a 23 percent drop in fraud at the pump. Story by Danielle Douglas for The Washington Post. Hospital Data Breach Affects 4.5…
  • UPS Reveals Data Breach in 51 Stores

    Bill Hardekopf
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    United Parcel Service reported yesterday that a data breach may have occurred in 51 of their UPS Stores, possibly leading to the theft of customer debit and credit card information. Malicious software that was not identified by current anti-virus software led to the breach. Customers who used a debit or credit card at the 51 stores between between January 20, 2014 and August 11, 2014 are being warned that their names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card information may have been exposed. These 51 UPS Stores represent just over 1% of the 4,470 franchised center locations across…
  • Shift Debit Card Combines Digital Currency, Loyalty Points and Cash

    Natalie Rutledge
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    More Americans are beginning to embrace digital currencies such as Bitcoin. As these cryptocurrencies grow, consumers may be looking to loyalty points to get the most out of the money they are spending. A new debit card known as Shift is looking to bring these opportunities together with standard money on one platform. Shift was founded by Meg Nakamura, Eugene Otto and Greg Kidd. Together, these three individuals wanted to give a traditional debit card the option to hold both virtual and regular currency for consumers to spend offline. They also wanted to give people a way to access their…
  • QuikTrip Halts Debit Card Purchases of Lottery Tickets

    Lynn Oldshue
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    If you use your debit card to pay for lottery tickets, you'll have to go somewhere other than QuikTrip. Beginning this week, the gas station chain is no longer accepting debit card payments in exchange for lottery tickets. All purchases of lottery tickets must be made with cash only. In some states, there are laws in place that prevent people from paying for lottery tickets with credit cards. QuikTrip was founded in Oklahoma, which happens to be one of these states. The new policy will impact QuikTrips in all eleven states where they have stores. QuikTrip is far from the first convenience…
  • The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report for August 21, 2014

    John Oldshue
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report is based on our Complete Credit Card Index which tracks the advertised rates of 1,060 credit cards in the United States. Our editorial team constantly tracks the cards in order to identify trends in credit cards interest rates. Our index showed the Annual Percentage Rates for credit cards was 14.47% which is same as last week. The average cash advance rate for this week was 21.76% which was the same as last week. Below are the averages from the LowCards.com Complete Credit Card Index for the previous ten weeks: Date: Rate:…
 
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    Forex4you blog

  • Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 22.08.2014

    Artem Helium
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    NZD/USD has corrected to resistance of 0.8415 Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 1 day ≈ 70 pips Max. 0.8475 Min. 0.8265   The New Zealand dollar’s decline was halted by support of 0.8355, from which the price commenced corrective growth to the last week’s low – resistance of 0.8415 It’s worth noting, that [...] The post Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 22.08.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the AUD/USD on 22.08.2014

    Artem Helium
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    AUD/USD is correcting to the strong resistance of 0.9340 Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 1 day ≈ 80 pips Max. 0.9400 Min. 0.9240   Retest of 0.9245 support took place in the setting of increased volume and was followed by a sharp rebound up. The Australian dollar is correcting up at low volumes, [...] The post Technical analysis for the AUD/USD on 22.08.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the USD/JPY on 22.08.2014

    Artem Helium
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
     AUD/USD is consolidating below 103.90 resistance Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 1 day ≈ 75 pips Max. 104.55 Min. 103.00 The US dollar’s growth against the Japanese yen was halted by the 103.90 resistance. The price approached the level at low volumes, which indicated weakening bullish potential. Two-day long consolidation below the 103.90 resistance will [...] The post Technical analysis for the USD/JPY on 22.08.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the GBP/USD on 22.08.2014

    Artem Helium
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    GBP/USD is consolidating below strong resistance of 1.6000 Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 1 day ≈ 95 pips Max. 1.6675 Min. 1.6485   Despite the fact, that Thursday is generally one of the most volatile days of the week, yesterday’s trading session was low volatile for the pound. A batch of fundamental data, released out of [...] The post Technical analysis for the GBP/USD on 22.08.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the EUR/USD on 22.08.2014

    Artem Helium
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    EUR/USD is correcting up at low volumes Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 1 day ≈ 120 pips Max. 1.3340 Min. 1.3110   The price commenced corrective growth from support of 1.3250. The Euro is strengthening against the US dollar at low volumes. Positive fundamental data out of the United States, released on the North American [...] The post Technical analysis for the EUR/USD on 22.08.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
 
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    Stockdesk.com» Blog

  • 3 Reasons to Embrace Eni SPA

    John Murphy
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), BP PLC (NYSE: BP), and Chevron (NYSE: CVX), are some of the Big Oil stocks that have been mentioned on this site. Investors who have bought BP PLC, Chevron, and other BIg Oil Stocks have done well.  ENi Spa (NYSE: E) is an Italian oil economy that is up nearly 18 percent [...]
  • Big Oil Stocks Falling Means Big Dividends Rising

    Tim Lambert
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    There is no denying the investment appeal of Big Oil stocks such as BP PLC (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), among others. Many previous articles on this site have made that point. Big Oil stocks are starting to falling in recent market action.  ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and natural gas [...]
  • ACNB Corp. is Small Bank with Big Dividend!

    Ida Hansen
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    While money center banks such as Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and CItigroup (NYSE: C) get most of the attention, there is much to be ACNB Corp (NASDAQ: ACNB) and other regional lenders. ACNB Corp. is headquartered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. While it is much smaller than Citigroup or Bank of America, it is more profitable. [...]
  • 3 Reasons to Buy Illinois Tool Works

    Ida Hansen
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Manufacturing is recovering from The Great Recession which means there is a bullish outlook for Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW).  While Illinois Tool Works has recovered strongly from The Great Recession, it is still appealing (chart below).  Here are 3 reasons why long term investors should be interested in Illinois Tool Works. There is a [...]
  • 3 Reasons to Remain Bullish

    Ida Hansen
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    It is has been a rewarding bull market for those who bought stocks such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), and others during The Great Recession.   As to be expected, there is now increasing discussion of a correction that will take away much of the profits.  There are three reasons [...]
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    LetsLearnFinance

  • Limitations of Oligopoly

    Vinish Parikh
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Oligopoly is the term which is used in the context of economics; it refers to that market structure in which there are only few sellers or producers for the good and therefore there is some pricing power available with the sellers. Given below are some of the limitations of oligopoly – Consumers are at disadvantage […]
  • Advantages of Accounting

    Vinish Parikh
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Accounting can be compared with heart of human being, as human beings cannot live without heart in the same way a business cannot function without accounting. When heart fails it result in death, in the same way when accounting fails it results in failure or closure of company. Given below are the various advantages of […]
  • Difference between Debit and Credit

    Vinish Parikh
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Debit and credit are the most used words when it comes to accounting and banking, and if you do not know the difference between the two then chances are you will never be able to understand any concept of accounting or banking. Let’s look at some of the differences between debit and credit – In […]
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of FIFO Method

    Vinish Parikh
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    FIFO is the term used in the context of inventory management, full form of FIFO is First In First Out. It refers to that method through which raw materials for final production are used in order of their entry into storehouse, so the raw materials which came first will be used first and materials which […]
  • Relationship between Finance and Marketing

    Vinish Parikh
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Finance and marketing are the two pillars on which the growth and profits of company are dependent and to think that marketing and finance have no relationship is a mistake because if the company does not integrate finance and marketing then it is in big trouble as they both are needed together in order to […]
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    blog.biz2credit.com

  • Secrets for Getting Your Business Loan Approved

    Megan Zhang
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    1. History Matters If you have an existing business that needs an influx of money, loan officers will likely review historic earnings and other financial statements when considering your loan request. If your business is a start-up and currently has …
  • Where To Get Inspiration for Your Small Business

    Megan Zhang
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    Have you been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug? Do you dream of starting your own small business? If you want to be a small business owner but don’t know where to start, never fear. Read on for a list of …
  • Why You Should Lease Equipment for Your Small Business

    Megan Zhang
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Depending on what kind of business you hope to start as an entrepreneur, you may be in need of equipment. Ovens for your restaurant, machinery for your oil company, or tractors for your farm… equipment is an essential part of …
  • 3 Things You Need to Know about Business Credit Cards

    Faith Stewart
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    If you run a small company or are thinking about starting one, you have likely been bombarded with business credit card offers. It sometimes seems as if credit card companies can read a person’s mind and know that they are …
  • Get the Training You Need to Start, or Grow, Your Business

    Faith Stewart
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Training does not have to be expensive, and it does not have to be hugely time consuming. Many think of training as week-long seminars or even college courses. However, these days there other ways to get the training you and …
 
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    Bitcoin Warrior

  • BBA Bitcoin Warrior Weekly Recap (August 21, 2014)

    Mark Norton
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Analysis provided by Bitcoin BullBear. The absence of volatility made an abrupt exit this week as prices moved down 30%, rallied 20%, and have now stabilized somewhat above $500. While we are not ready to call a bottom at $442, […] BBA Bitcoin Warrior Weekly Recap (August 21, 2014) is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post BBA Bitcoin Warrior Weekly Recap (August 21, 2014) appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce Comments on the BitLicense Extension

    Mark Norton
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chamber of Digital Commerce (“Digital Chamber”) applauds the New York Department of Financial Service’s (DFS) decision to extend the comment period for the proposed “BitLicense” regulations for virtual currency firms. The Digital Chamber, through a series […] The Chamber of Digital Commerce Comments on the BitLicense Extension is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post The Chamber of Digital Commerce Comments on the BitLicense Extension appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Proof of Exchange Reserves

    Mark Norton
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
      Era of standardisation begins As a technology matures and becomes more widely used, some form of standardisation is inevitable. There are two kinds of standards: Quality standards, such as verified exchange reserves, and interoperability standards. The Bitcoin exchange community […] Proof of Exchange Reserves is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Proof of Exchange Reserves appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Kinsta WordPress Hosting and Bitcoin

    Mark Norton
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    By Mark Norton: Editor @ BitcoinWarrior.net 08/21/2014 One of the things we at Bitcoin Warrior love to do is to find businesses, on and off line, that take Bitcoin and talk with them about their experience. Of course, our basic […] Kinsta WordPress Hosting and Bitcoin is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Kinsta WordPress Hosting and Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • SecuraCoin Launches Physical Locations to Buy Bitcoin

    Mark Norton
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    – Sponsored Post – Toronto, Canada: August 21, 2014 – SecuraCoin has launched the world’s first physical retail bitcoin trade network specializing in servicing money service businesses (MSBs) and other brick and mortar stores. Providing top-level compliance training and software […] SecuraCoin Launches Physical Locations to Buy Bitcoin is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post SecuraCoin Launches Physical Locations to Buy Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
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    Payza Blog

  • Payza Unveils Checkout Option for Non-Members

    payzablog
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Payza, a global leader in online payment processing, has released a new checkout feature that gives its merchants a streamlined option to receive payments from non-members.
  • eGift Cards Have Arrived for U.S. Payza Members

    payzablog
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking for a way to spend your Payza funds on Groupon? Or maybe you'd like to buy sneakers at Foot Locker, or lumber at The Home Depot, or treat your special someone to a bouquet from 1-800-Flowers. Well, that's all possible now with Payza's newest feature, eGift Cards.
  • Getting Started with Bitcoin: Choosing the Right Bitcoin Wallet

    payzablog
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Payza is excited to be among the first online payment and remittance platforms to offer a direct way to buy Bitcoin. We feel it’s an important milestone both for our company and the cryptocurrency movement.
  • Payza Introduces Bitcoin Buying Option in 190 Countries

    payzablog
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Global online payment processor Payza has announced it is now offering customers in 190 countries the ability to buy bitcoin via bank transfer.
  • Buy Bitcoin with Payza: Introducing Withdrawal by Bitcoin

    payzablog
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Payza is excited to announce the release of our newest feature Withdraw Funds by Bitcoin! With the addition of our newest feature, Payza members can now withdraw funds from their Payza account directly to their Bitcoin wallet.
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    Find a Collection Agency

  • Recent Changes at FICO Impact Medical Collections

    Michael Guerin
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Changes at FICO will impact your medical collection efforts. In a recent announcement the creator of the most widely used — and therefore most influential — credit score stated that overdue medical bills will not affect consumer’s credit scores as in the past. Good news for consumers, but not necessarily for you. Essentially, unpaid medical […]
  • Can Dialing a Wrong Number Land You in a Lawsuit?

    Michael Guerin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Call calling a wrong number while trying to collect on unpaid invoices really land you in a lawsuit? The short answer is YES. And it comes down to understanding the compliance requirements of two important pieces of legislation: the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Debt collection rights for […]
  • Do You Need a Collection Agency for Your Business?

    Michael Guerin
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    When it comes to running a small business probably the most frustrating aspect is chasing after customers, clients or vendors for payment. Unfortunately it does happen. So what should you do when the unpaid invoices start stacking up and your own internal efforts to collect aren’t paying off? It’s probably time to get some professional […]
  • Should You Use a Debt Collection Attorney or an Agency?

    Michael Guerin
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    What can you do if your own, in-house efforts have failed to get your customer or client to pay their bill? You really have only two choices — write off your uncollected A/R, or get professional help to collect some (or all?) of your outstanding revenue. And when it comes to getting help with collections […]
  • Are Medical Collection Agencies Really All That Different?

    Michael Guerin
    6 Jun 2014 | 7:53 am
    No business is immune from late payments. And that includes dental and medical practices. And yet, unlike other “traditional” types of businesses, when it comes to collecting what is owed to you medical practices face a unique situation that is different from other types of commercial collections. That’s because the people you need to collect […]
 
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    GrowthForce » Blog

  • Making Texas History – Stephen King Helps Local High School Become First In State To Offer Honors Accounting

    GrowthForce
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    We are proud to share an article featured in The Houston CPA Society’s eForum August 2014 online newsletter.  Spread The Word: High School Level Accounting Honors Credit  Imagine a world where the smart kids didn’t take accounting because it hurt their career. A world where accounting teachers didn’t have enough students to keep their job! That’s been a reality in Texas, but not for long.   The Houston CPA Society spearheaded a campaign to improve accounting education in the Humble Independent School District. Stephen King, Kingwood resident and Humble ISD…
  • Beyond Bookkeeping Blog Roundup for July 2014

    Kelly Boros
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Below you will find a few of our favorite blog posts relating to bookkeeping and small business financial management. Feel free to visit each post. We hope you find them as informative and helpful as we do!   The No. 1 Mistake that Business Owners Make in Fraud Prevention By Insperity Guest Blogger: GrowthForce CEO Stephen King – July 9, 2014 Fraud has nothing to do with need, greed or trust. It has to do with opportunity. And small businesses are disproportionately victimized, according to a recent report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. There are things you can…
  • Additional KPIs to Track for Your Service-Based Business

    Stephen King
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Companies, regardless of whether their business model is focused on selling products or services, all have similar financial reports. Buried within these reports are key performance indicators (KPIs) that are useful points of information for monitoring the overall health of a business. In addition to measuring items such as profit margins and daily sales outstanding, here are some additional KPIs that your company can track to let you whether or not you are handling your cash and managing your staff effectively for optimal business performance. Profits and Loss by Month Profits and loss…
  • Why Your Company Should Accept Credit Cards

    GrowthForce
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    What is one of your biggest pet peeves when shopping, dining out, or getting gas? Is it these two words, “cash only?” While some people may not be bothered by having to pay for purchases in cash, many of us expect (or at least prefer) to pay via plastic. Why? It’s easier. No more having to keep cash in our wallets, or carrying around a bunch of spare change. One swipe of the card and everything is paid for. So why don’t all companies, especially B2B companies, take credit cards? For some businesses it’s the issue of paying credit card fees. For others, it’s the issue of utilizing…
  • Stop Potential Cash Flow Shortfalls Before They Happen

    Stephen King
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    When your service business takes on a couple of bad clients who have financial issues of their own, their cash flow problems can quickly become your cash flow problems. It may seem like a lot of work to “vet” your potential clients or customers, but when there are thousands of your dollars on the line for a contract of service, it would be frivolous to not review a client before you brought them on-board. While each business is different, these suggestions are a good rule of thumb for preventing cash flow problems with your clients from happening. Review Your Client Before You Have Them…
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    Liston Street Pulse

  • Dollar Dollar Dollar…

    Ed
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    From Liston Street Pulse: Investors expect the dollar stores fight to carry on for some more time. The $9 billion all-cash takeover offer of Dollar General Corp. (DG) was rejected by Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) citing antitrust concerns. Family Dollar seems to be inclined towards its deal with smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc. […] The post Dollar Dollar Dollar… appeared first on Liston Street Pulse.
  • Week Ending August 8

    Ed
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    From Liston Street Pulse: U.S. stocks were poised for a comeback on positive economic data but the targeted airstrikes on Iraq, seemed to turn the tables. Investors rallied but as it became clear that the action will have a limited scope, and amid indications of Russia easing its offensive, the market pulled back and […] The post Week Ending August 8 appeared first on Liston Street Pulse.
  • Putting Their Money Where Their Foot Is!

    Ed
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    From Liston Street Pulse: David Craig writes about CEOs – “when they sell some of their holdings, it’s not necessarily a reason for concern. But when they buy, there usually is one bullish reason: They think their stock is headed higher.” But beware, that may not always be the case. It could be a […] The post Putting Their Money Where Their Foot Is! appeared first on Liston Street Pulse.
  • The Curse of Geopolitics

    Ed
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    From Liston Street Pulse: Russia and Ukraine fight a war – U.S. and Europe push sanctions – Russia retaliates by banning U.S. brands and ordering investigations into U.S. branded products. Positive economic data back home doesn’t seem to cheer up investors. There is the fear of FED cutting asset purchases and raising interest rates […] The post The Curse of Geopolitics appeared first on Liston Street Pulse.
  • An Excuse For Fear!

    Ed
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    From Liston Street Pulse: Yes, that’s what is happening. Traders look at the uncertain repercussions of the situation between Russia and Ukraine, and become fearful in the stock market. So what does the veteran investor do? Play on the fears of the retail investor and shore up their favorite stocks they had been eyeing for […] The post An Excuse For Fear! appeared first on Liston Street Pulse.
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    Daily Gains Letter

  • How to Survive This Stock Market

    George Leong
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    The bulls are out in full force again following a pause in the stock market. Investors were initially spooked by the fear of interest rates moving higher in the first quarter of 2015, but that appears to have been ... Read MoreThis article How to Survive This Stock Market originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • This Sector Will Drive the Market for the Next Decade

    George Leong
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    It was just a few months ago that the technology sector stocks, specifically the momentum stocks, were getting bashed around and sold off by the stock market. Since then, the selling has subsided and we have seen a nice ... Read MoreThis article This Sector Will Drive the Market for the Next Decade originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • Alternative Energy the Next Big Play?

    George Leong
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Alternative energy plays have been around for decades, including Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ/BLDP), a maker of hydrogen fuel cells that went public in 1993. The stock traded as high as $100.00 as a speculative investment opportunity in early 2000 ... Read MoreThis article Alternative Energy the Next Big Play? originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • Darker Clouds Ahead for Retail Space…But Not for Retail Investors

    George Leong
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    This past week, as many of my readers may recall, I discussed the slowing that’s occurring in the global economy as demonstrated by consumer spending at both McDonalds Corporation (NYSE/MCD) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE/WMT). Now, my concerns have just ... Read MoreThis article Darker Clouds Ahead for Retail Space…But Not for Retail Investors originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • Trouble in the Global Economy? (McDonald’s, Wal-Mart Say So)

    George Leong
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Think all is well—or at least OK—with the global economy? Don’t relax too much, as that doesn’t seem to be the case. As we all know, spending drives economic growth, whether it’s from consumers, businesses, investments, or governments. Without ... Read MoreThis article Trouble in the Global Economy? (McDonald’s, Wal-Mart Say So) originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
 
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    Simply Chart Patterns

  • Classic Double Bottom & Double Top Reversal Chart Patterns With Divergence

    simplychartpatterns
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    It’s been a long time since I have updated this blog. I have been busy with my job and other life priorities. But I have always continued with my trading and investing activities. So tonight, I spotted two Classic Reversal Chart Patterns (Double Bottom & Double Top) that I have decided to share. The nice […]
  • 20 Trading Rules That Stood The Test of Time

    simplychartpatterns
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    The following article was extracted from StockCharts.com. The original article can be found here. Donchian Trading Guidelines Introduction First published in 1934, many of the 20 trading guidelines from Richard Donchian are as relevant today as they were during the golden age of technical analysis. Considered by many as the father of trend following, Donchian […]
  • Kiwi Bat in Play Now!

    simplychartpatterns
    21 Nov 2013 | 7:19 am
    Wow! It has been a real volatile week in FX for me. Approaching the end of this week, I found this Bullish Bat Harmonic Pattern on the H4 chart of NZDUSD, and its currently in play. This pair has kept its recent price action in a range and as price approaches the bottom of the […]
  • Will The Cypher Stop The Aussie Bears?

    simplychartpatterns
    13 Nov 2013 | 2:28 am
    Looking at AUDUSD daily charts, it is quite evident that the momentum is with the bears for now. For those who are short on this pair, you might be wondering where would be a good target to aim for. Well, I spotted a pretty good looking Bullish Cypher Harmonic Pattern forming up on the daily […]
  • Batting on Tesla

    simplychartpatterns
    11 Nov 2013 | 4:02 pm
    To say that I’m impressed with the performance of Tesla Motors (TSLA) stock price so far would be an understatement. Unfortunately, I late to the game and did not get in to enjoy the massive ride up so far. But TSLA is now making a correction. And lo and behold, I’ve found what looks like […]
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    Equities.com Editors Desk Small

  • Huttig Building Products Inc. (HBP) Leads Small-Cap Stars Industrials on August 22

    Equities Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Small-cap industrial goods companies can often be the biggest beneficiaries of a growing economy, with their revenues rapidly increasing when the rest of the business world is making investments in infrastructure. Equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small caps that feature a profile of fundamentals that would best indicate strong potential for future success, includes more than two dozen small-cap industrial goods companies that are well positioned to make major gains. Here are today's top-performing industrial goods Small-Cap Stars: Huttig Building Products Inc.
  • Top Basic Materials Small-Cap Star for August 22 is Profire Energy Inc (PFIE)

    Equities Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Investing in small-cap materials stocks can be tricky. The direction of the broader economy often plays a big role in their success, and notoriously unpredictable factors like mining output or commodity prices can often be key to maintaining margins. But equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of those small-cap companies with metrics that are typically the most indicative of future success, gives investors a way to identify those companies that are best-positioned to ride out the tough times and make major gains in the good times. Here's a look at the five top-performing…
  • Tree.com Inc. (TREE) Tops Small-Cap Stars Financials on August 22

    Equities Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Small-cap financial stocks offer a distinctly different investment thesis than their massive cousins on Wall Street, but one that can be financially rewarding with the right approach. Equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap companies with metrics that indicate the highest chance of future success, can help identify which of those growing, small-cap financial companies could be the diamond in the rough that pays off in the long run. Here are today's top-performing financial stocks from the Small-Cap Stars: Tree.com Inc. (TREE) Tree.com Inc. gained 4.99% to…
  • Cannavest Corp (CANV) Leads Small-Cap Stars Consumer Goods Sector for August 22

    Equities Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    The right product can turn a small-cap consumer goods company into a mid-cap or even a large-cap consumer goods company in a hurry, but precisely which products the fickle public will latch onto can be difficult to predict. However, with equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap stocks best-positioned for future success based on their fundamentals, you can identify which companies are the most ready to capitalize on future gains. Here are today's top-performing consumer goods Small-Cap Stars: Cannavest Corp (CANV) Cannavest Corp gained 4.76% to $3.30. The gains…
  • Leading Health Care Stock for Small-Cap Stars is Boston Therapeutics Inc (BTHE) for August 22

    Equities Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Investing in small-cap health care companies can be tricky, with stocks that can soar or crash based on the results of a single clinical trial. However, equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap companies with characteristics we've found to be most predictive of future success, isolates those companies that are best positioned to succeed. Here are today's top performing health care Small-Cap Stars: Boston Therapeutics Inc (BTHE) Boston Therapeutics Inc gained 12.5% to $0.45. The gains came on a volume of 40,633 shares against an average daily volume of…
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    Support & Resistance Levels

  • Trading Futures Spreads & Options, Reports & Levels 8.22.2014

    Ilan
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted Number 1 futures trading blog!     Most of the time I write about day trading, psychology of day trading, techniques etc. but I must say that day-trading is only one way of trading futures. Over [...] The post Trading Futures Spreads & Options, Reports & Levels 8.22.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Different Methods to enter in Futures Trades, Reports & Levels 8.20.2014

    Ilan
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted Number 1 futures trading blog!     Few ways to enter a trade….   There are so many different aspects to trading. From financial, emotional aspects to actual details of when to enter a trade, when [...] The post Different Methods to enter in Futures Trades, Reports & Levels 8.20.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Levex Trading Algo, Mini S&P futures insight 8.20.2014

    Ilan
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted Number 1 futures trading blog!   Last week I wrote about symmetry in the SP 500 and shared some support levels between 1885-1895. As it turns, these levels held well and the market has since bounced [...] The post Levex Trading Algo, Mini S&P futures insight 8.20.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Market Recap, Trading Levels & Economic Reports 8.19.2014

    Ilan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted Number 1 futures trading blog!       As I usually try to do on Mondays, a little on the fundamental side that affected trading in the past few days and should have an effect on [...] The post Market Recap, Trading Levels & Economic Reports 8.19.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Futures Trading Tips, Levels & Reports 8.15.2014

    Ilan
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted Number 1 futures trading blog!   Just like a basketball player doesn’t just show up for the game a minute before and starts playing, so does a trader need to prepare him/herself for trading.   You [...] The post Futures Trading Tips, Levels & Reports 8.15.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
 
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    Finance Inspired

  • Advice about Mutual Fund Investing

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Invеѕtіng іn mutuаl fundѕ аnd соmmоn ѕtосkѕ hаѕ іtѕ rіѕkѕ аnd rеwаrdѕ. Gеnеrаllу ѕреаkіng, whеn іnvеѕtіng іn mutuаl fundѕ, rіѕk аnd rеwаrd аrе dіrесtlу rеlаtеd. Thе mоrе rіѕk уоu’rе wіllіng tо tаkе, thе grеаtеr уоur роtеntіаl rеwаrd. Thе lеѕѕ rіѕkу thе іnvеѕtmеnt, thе lеѕѕ rеturn уоu wіll rесеіvе. In а vеrу rеаl ѕеnѕе, thе rіѕk іѕ nоt ѕо muсh thаt уоu wіll lоѕе mоnеу; іt’ѕ mоrе thаt уоu wіll nоt mаkе thе rеturn уоu ѕhоuld wіth а…
  • ICE LIBOR: Everything Forex Traders Need to Know About These 2 Acronyms

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    ICE LIBOR: Everything Forex Traders Need to Know About These 2 Acronyms A lot of investors are familiar with the term LIBOR in financial markets but there are probably quite a few who are not familiar with ICE, or what the acronym stands for. ICE LIBOR is actually the full acronym for the Intercontinental Exchange London Interbank Offered Rate, hence the reason it is shortened and often simply referred to as LIBOR. Anyone using forex brokers to trade on financial markets needs to understand the significance of LIBOR and the influence that it exerts on price movements. Having a better…
  • Tidying up the payday loan sector

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    There has been a huge amount of scrutiny aimed at the payday loan sector in recent months. This is partly due to the rapid rise in popularity of these short term cash advances that have made their way to the UK from the US over the last decade. With the current economic climate, many households have turned to payday loans for help then in time of need, when hit with an unforeseen expense. These households borrow what they need and repay it on their next payday, together with the interest and any charges. Others, however, have spiralled into debt for a number of reasons. Some consumers have…
  • Increased lending to business is “false dawn” for SMEs

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    June 2014 was a hopeful month for UK SMEs dreaming of a release on the banks’ current stranglehold on lending to business. When the Bank of England released a report which indicated a long hoped-for increase in lending to businesses, it looked like UK SMEs may finally start to enjoy more accessible finance from high street lenders. Unfortunately, this first flush of optimism since the credit crunch (which clammed bank loans to business tight shut), now appears to have been a “false dawn”. While lending to larger businesses has finally started to pick up, SMEs remain high and dry, in…
  • Learn How To Repair Your Credit With These Tips

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Does your credit rating give you nightmares? These tips can help you properly repair your credit so that you can have a top notch credit score. Getting a traditional home loan can be difficult, if not impossible, with imperfect credit. There is, however, alternative types of funding available that are offered by the banks. FHA and USDA are two such agencies who offer finance to those with lower credit scores, sometimes with low down payment and closing cost clauses. FHA loans even apply for someone who doesn’t have closing costs or the funds that are needed for down payment. If your…
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    Celebrating Financial Freedom

  • My Top 5 Budgeting Apps

    Jason Cabler
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If you’ve been following Celebrating Financial Freedom for very long, you know I’m a huge fan of budgeting.  I truly believe it’s very hard to succeed financially without doing a consistent monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Money Making Idea #11- Become a Virtual Assistant

    Jason Cabler
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Do you need a money making idea that will let you earn extra money quickly and without a lot of startup cost?  If so, then you may want to look into becoming one of the huge numbers of people who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 4 Basic Steps to Achieve Financial Success

    Jason Cabler
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    When it comes to achieving financial success, there are only a few basic steps that it takes to reach your goals.  But it always surprises me how many people don’t use these basic steps to create... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Start an Envelope System and Budget With Cash

    Jason Cabler
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Starting an envelope system along with a consistent monthly budget is absolutely the best way to operate your finances, period.  If you consistently have trouble knowing where all your money goes,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 18 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Spend Less

    Jason Cabler
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Have the demands of your life and finances become overwhelming?  It’s a problem that most of us face at one time or another.  The quickening pace of modern society can easily overtake your time, your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rockstar Finance

  • The High Cost of Being Poor [and How to Vanquish It]

    J. Money
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “If I am fair with people and ask an honest exchange for value, most of the time they say “yes.” Sometimes it is money. Sometimes it’s goods or services. But the more I ask, the more I discover that I have many things in my hands. The more I use them, the more things I discover. It’s like a revelation of abundance that was always in my hands, but I was too preoccupied with money to see them.” Check out the entire (fascinating) article here: LenPenzo.com —— [Photo cred: coreforce]
  • HSAs – More Than Just a Way to Pay Your Medical Bills

    J. Money
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    “Suppose we fully funded our HSA and invested the money in low-cost index funds? Then we’d pay our actual medical expenses out-of-pocket, carefully saving our receipts, while letting the HSA grow and compound tax-free over the decades. In effect, we’d have a Roth IRA in the sense that withdrawals are tax-free and a regular IRA in the sense that we got to deduct our contributions to it. The best of both worlds.” Check out the full post (and hack) here: JLCollinsNH.com —— [Awesome gif by icanhas.cheezburger.com]
  • Welcome to The Future! Please Enjoy Responsibly.

    J. Money
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Congratulations on winning our sweepstakes! We’re pleased to welcome you on a most-expenses-paid, open-ended trip to The Future, where you will enjoy fantastic technologies, abundant luxuries, exhilarating freedoms and opportunities, an inexhaustible supply of entertainment, and other truly ludicrous privileges.” Check out this entire (hilariously awesome/true) post here: Raptitude.com ——- [Photo cred: Jamie McCaffrey]
  • 4 Reasons Your Budget Isn’t Working

    J. Money
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “Our problem wasn’t always Murphy… it was mostly his cousin, Pretend Murphy. He’s a rationalizer. Someone who made us think things were emergencies when they really weren’t. For instance, he popped up often on Friday nights when our friends unexpectedly called and wanted to get a pizza. He reared his head once in an incredible deal we (I) found on a plasma TV. And who could forget those mountain bikes we just “had to get.” This one area probably tripped us up more than anything else. Creating false emergencies consistently ruined our budget plans.” Check…
  • Don’t Push Me, Cos I’m Close to The Edge…

    J. Money
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    “Desperate people do not think straight. Desperate people do things right now, because they have no choice. Desperate people have so much on their mind they can’t take on new information, they’re backed into a corner so they have to cut corners, they start treading water. Ironically, desperate people often end up paying more for things because they can’t afford to bargain. Creativity and deliberation are not pursuits that desperate people are familiar with. You don’t ever want to become desperate.” Check out the entire post here: Liberty-Loves-Company.com ——…
 
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    Beyond the Chart

  • Ukraine Rally

    Joe Hentges
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The stock market pushed higher again today, piling on yesterday’s gains.  A nine-day move that came after the low on August 7th.  The MICEX index in Russia did the same exact thing, that’s why I’m calling this the Ukraine rally.Ukraine RallyWill this Ukraine rally continue and power into new highs like the Nasdaq?  Or will it run out of steam?  This market has demonstrated over and over an ability to power higher.  So the odds would have to be with this market pushing to more all-time highs.But the Ukraine situation is far from over.  Somehow I don’t think the…
  • Deja Vu or Something New?

    Joe Hentges
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Wow what a day!  The Dow up 175 points.  Seems like a pretty strong snap back rally. Is this déjà vu from the early February move up?In the first 7 days of this move it is 20% weaker in terms of points, than the February move.  Yet look at the Nasdaq sitting at the highest level since March 31, 2000. And the S&P 500 acting strong also.The market is “riding the 10″. And by that I mean the 10 day exponential moving average.  For how long? Who knows.  Right now the path of least resistance is up. Yogi said it best…“It’s like déjà vu all over…
  • Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed

    Joe Hentges
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    In this stock trade ideas video I look at 11 stocks. Three of these trade ideas I exited last week. I review six trade ideas I am in and three more trade ideas on my watch list.This week the first major economic report comes out on Tuesday with Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 7:30am CT along with Housing Starts.On Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Minutes are released at 1:00pm CT. And on Thursday Jobless Claims at 7:30am CT and Existing Home Sales at 9:00am CT.Have a great week everyone! Share This:The post Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • More Volatility? | Stock Market Analysis

    Joe Hentges
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Friday morning Ukraine said that they hit a Russian military convoy on Ukrainian territory and destroyed part of it.  Russia denied that any military vehicles had crossed the border.. The United States said it could not confirm it. Meanwhile stock market volatility was in full force.The market whipped back and forth on Friday.  It opened up, then collapsed, then came back…all in a day’s work.  In the end the S&P 500 (SPX) was basically unchanged yet the Nasdaq seemed to say ‘what, me worry?…nope’.The NASDAQ closed up almost 12 points on the…
  • What…no buyers? | Stock Market Analysis

    Joe Hentges
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Retail sales for the month of July came in flat today.  This followed the month of June that was only up .2%.  July’s performance was the worst in six months.  No buyers. So the market rallied.It rallied because the thinking is that the Fed might now delay raising rates.  Or at least that’s what all the market commentators are saying.  But I believe the market rallied because it was due for a bounce.So no buyers in the stores, but buyers showed up on Wall Street.  Let’s keep watching that 10 day ema.Trading PsychologyAs I’ve mentioned before poker and trading…
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    Finance QA | Finance QA

  • Can I Get A Loan With No Job?

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Banks and other creditors will usually not grant loans to those who cannot show proof that they are regularly employed. However, the good news is that there are still ways to get a loan even if you have no job. One of these is by getting a cash advance from your credit card. Hopefully, you haven’t maxed out your card because in a cash advance you borrow money against your credit limit. A huge downside about getting a cash advance is the high fees that come with the transaction which can usually range anywhere from 2 percent to 4 percent of the amount loaned. In addition, interest begins to…
  • What Is Bitcoin?

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Bitcoin is a digital currency that was introduced in 2009 by someone who calls himself Satoshi Nakamoto. The simplest way to think about bitcoin is that it’s money for the Internet. The transactions done on the bitcoin network are made directly from one person or institution to another without the intervention of banks or other regulatory authorities. As of this writing, 1 bitcoin is worth about $570. This has since dropped from the high it experienced November 2013 when the value of bitcoin exceeded $1,000. So how does bitcoin work? If you wish to deal in bitcoin, you must first have a…
  • Can I File For Bankruptcy Without An Attorney?

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    It is possible to file for bankruptcy without an attorney. This is called pro se or filing on your own. While the law legally allows you to represent yourself, it does not mean that it’s always a good idea to do so. The rules governing bankruptcy case are very technical that forms that are not filled out correctly or documents not submitted may have the case dismissed. When this happens, you may have to wait for a certain period of time before you can file another case and lose very important protections like that of the automatic stay that would prevent your creditors from taking you to…
  • How Do I Know If We Are Financially Ready For A Baby?

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Diapers, feeding bottles, crib, clothes, formula, a nursery—name all that a baby needs and you know that these little bundles of joy cost money. Even before the little ones give their first lusty cry into this world, their moms will already have to buy maternity clothes and spend for prenatal checkups just to make sure that they are growing well inside the womb. Because of these, it is totally understandable that you are concerned about your ability to “afford” a baby. The situation and financial status of each couple is different. As such, the decision to have a child will be largely a…
  • What Is The Difference Between Bonds And Stocks?

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Any investor who wants a diversified portfolio will always include stocks and bonds in it. Both are investment vehicles utilized by companies, governments and other entities to raise funds for expansion, pay off debt or acquire another firm. However, they also have fundamental differences. The most basic difference between stocks and bonds is that stocks represent ownership of a company while bonds represent debt. When you buy a stock, you become a shareholder of the company because the firm has sold a piece of itself to you in exchange for money. As part owner of the company, you will…
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    FINANCEWALK

  • What Are the Different Types of Trading Jobs That a Financial Graduate Can Get?

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Many times youngsters, who are pursuing financial degrees, come to me asking what all different type of jobs or opportunities are available within trading. They only are aware that trading means buying and selling financial instruments for a profit. But they are not sure as to exactly what they can expect as a trader. I thought I would write a quick article which will help you guys clear this doubt. Here I will explain the different types of trading jobs that a financial graduate can get. But first let’s understand what exactly trading is. Believe me when I say that in today’s world, the…
  • How to Use Excel to Manage Expenses and Investments (Even If You’re a Newbie!)

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    “What is the best way to keep track of ones finances?” is a question that is often asked and answered on the Internet. While suggestions range from a good old Excel sheet, to budgeting ‘apps’, to Google docs, the focus seems to be on listing and tracking every expense. I think, this is classic micromanagement with no sight of the big picture. As a firm believer of ‘less is more’ I would like to share with you a financial tracker that I have been using for the past 6 years. The tracker incorporates simple but well-known axioms, Pay yourself first Expenses = Earning – Investments…
  • How Much to Rely on Primary/ Secondary Research for Your Equity Research Report?

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    A lot of you have written to me stating that you have read and appreciated my earlier article – ‘Which is the best way to collect information for your equity research report’, wherein I had explained how to go about collecting and collating information for your equity research report. Many readers said that they tried the methodologies I had suggested in the article quite successfully and were able to collect excellent data for their equity research reports. But I did get a few mails wherein some readers were still not very sure which is the best type of data collection methodology –…
  • How to Prepare before That Dream Investment Banking Interview?

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Imagine if you could make one simple tweak to your resume, and see an instant result in interview calls. Last week I wrote an article on crafting financial analyst’s resume. I hope that all of you are enjoying the series of articles I am writing which I hope will help all readers enter or make their careers in the amazing field of finance. Recently I was surfing the Internet to see what kind of information is available for fresh graduates, where they can learn about how to approach interviews with investment banking companies. Most of the articles I found on the Internet were about…
  • Which Is the Best Way to Collect Information for Your Equity Research Report?

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    In my previous financial articles on this website, I have written extensively about various topics such as how to become a successful equity analyst, how to write a good equity research report, how to get a job in an equity research firm, how to prepare for it and so on. I am sure you have read them and learnt a lot from them. In fact I have been getting a lot of positive feedback and I am quite pleased about it. I am happy to help you as much as possible. Many of you have written to me with various questions and one of them was by an equity research analyst who had just got a job with a…
 
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    Kitces.com

  • Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (August 23-24)

    Michael Kitces
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Enjoy the current installment of "weekend reading for financial planners" - this week's edition kicks off with the interesting announcement that TD Ameritrade has launched a program that will refund advisory fees for clients in their Amerivest managed account if their portfolio is down for two consecutive quarters, following on a similar "accountability guarantee" program launched by Schwab late last year, and raising the question of whether such fee rebates may be an emerging trend and/or competitive threat against advisors or just a lightweight marketing promise that few clients will…
  • Why A Roth Conversion May Be A Bad Idea Even If Taxes Are Higher In The Future

    Michael Kitces
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    With years of ongoing Federal budget deficits and a large and growing national debt, there is a common perception that "at some point" tax burdens must rise to address the issue. While the timing is not certain, the belief that higher tax rates may be inevitable has become a strong driver for many advisors and clients to do whatever they can to manage that future tax exposure. And one of the most popular strategies: take the tax exposure off the table altogether, by contributing to Roth accounts and doing Roth conversions, with the goal of paying taxes now when rates are lower and not in the…
  • Is GIPS Compliant Performance Reporting Becoming A New RIA Differentiator?

    Michael Kitces
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Historically, financial advisors that help clients with their investment decisions have attempted to differentiate themselves by everything from the merits of the products they offer and the companies they represent, to their expertise and experience, to the personal financial advice they can deliver outside of the portfolio. Yet despite how standard it is in the institutional world, surprisingly few RIAs that work with consumers actually aim to differentiate with their actual performance results and track record... due in no small part to the difficulties in standardizing the process of…
  • Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (Aug 16-17)

    Michael Kitces
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Enjoy the current installment of "weekend reading for financial planners" - this week's edition starts out with some new research from the CFP Board about why it is that so many students who go through financial planning programs don't sit for the CFP exam... and find that the sheer cost of both the exam itself (at $595) and the typical exam review class along with it, may be a key impediment, especially given that so many young planners still have limited income and may be digging out from their student loans; students who ended out at firms that paid for the test on their behalf were…
  • Accelerating The Rising Equity Glidepath, With Treasury Bills As Portfolio Ballast?

    Michael Kitces
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Conventional wisdom suggests that retirees should own a “moderate” amount of equity exposure at the time of retirement – to help their portfolio grow and keep up with inflation for a long time horizon – and then slowly decrease their exposure to equities over time as they age and their time horizon shrinks. However, recent research has suggested that the optimal approach might actually be the opposite, to start with less equity exposure early in retirement when the portfolio is largest and most exposed to a significant market decline, and then “glide” the equity exposure slightly…
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    Alfidi Capital Blog

  • The Haiku of Finance for 08/22/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    HospitalityInvite investors to suiteAlways have free drinks
  • The Haiku of Finance for 08/21/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Humble startup teamFew people wear many hatsEveryone pitch in
  • The Haiku of Finance for 08/20/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Always be closingSuccess secret is sellingRevenue matters
  • House Flipping is Back in Vogue

    Anthony Alfidi
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    I have never flipped a house.  Buying and fixing a distressed property requires a combination of repair skills that I do not possess.  I admire professionals who do it well but I suspect that there is only so much renovation talent to go around.  The present bull market in residential real estate is goading plenty of amateurs to try flipping homes.  The people on the left end of the bell curve for rehabbing talent are getting in over their heads.Cable TV shows like Property Wars and Flip That House make it all look so easy.  Anyone can do this, right?
  • The Haiku of Finance for 08/19/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Cost and benefitDetermine fate of programFund or terminate
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    TradeRushReview.us.com

  • Why You Need To Invest in Option Trading As a Form of Your Financial Security

    Bill Achola
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:17 am
    A lot of people are afraid to try options trading. They feel that is so complex that only scientist can understand it. But, there’s no need to be so hesitant. Because the basics of option trading are easy to understand – there’s a good learning experience here that helps those who need the guidance. First, you may not realize it, but you can essentially control the underlying assets – the stock, bond or other commodity within the option contract – within the given time frame. You have the option to buy, sell, and hand over the rights or just hold on to them. Did the stock price…
  • Why American Gold Buffalo Coins Are Suitable for an IRA Investment

    Bill Achola
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    For so many years, I’ve read and reviewed many IRA investing books and lots of stuff on investing with American gold buffalo coins, but I dint see much in gold ira, especially if you’re a novice in this topic. You may have seen some headlines on gold coins or even some commercial from some precious metals IRA firms selling Gold and Silver, but what is there to educate you as you dive into this fantastic topic? Just about everything a beginner, a retiree or an 401(k) investor needs to know about Gold, silver and other prominent metals are found in this blog post. Let’s start… The…
  • Why 401(K) Investment is an Essential Part of Your Retirement Savings

    Bill Achola
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Not too long ago, many people would ask, ”what the heck is a 401(k)?” Today, however, 401(k) is a household word. People discuss their 401(k) investments at social gatherings. These once obscure plans are in the national media nearly every single day. 401(k) plans have helped more than 40 million workers save for retirement. Because social security alone won’t provide adequate retirement account, and fewer companies offer a traditional pension plan, 401(k) has become an essential part of the average worker’s future plans. Even young people, for whom retirement would normally…
  • Investing for Retirement: Why You Need to Invest In Gold and Silver (NOW!)

    Bill Achola
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Investing for retirement and preserving one’s nest egg can be challenging in these uncertain economic times. People have worked hard to accumulate wealth, and can’t afford to make mistakes that would cause them to lose any more money on their investments. All they want is some peace of mind with their investments moving forward; confident they are making the best investment decisions. But are investors being told the truth about what’s really going on in the economy? Are they being given the best advice from their advisors? The advice investors relied on in the past dint protect them…
  • The Best and Worst Company 401(K) Plans You Wish You Had

    Bill Achola
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
      When it comes to 401(K) Plans not all companies are created equal, there’re some that are good and others are human motivating. There’re companies that provides good 401(k) and others don’t provide. Peggy Collins of Bloomberg News spent six months researching company filings and has come up with a list of the best, and worst According to Bloomberg reportsConocoPhillips estimates that an employee could retire at 60 after 35 years of service with savings of $3.8 million, adjusted for inflation, assuming a starting salary of $75,000 and increases of 4 percent a year.
 
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    Finances

  • US Dollar Pushes Higher as Yellen Weighs In

    HS Borji
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Finances.com - The US dollar advanced to a fresh 11-month high on Friday following comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that the central bank would exercise caution in raising interest rates. The US dollar index, a broad performance gauge of the US dollar against a basket of currencies, rose 0.26 percent to 82.36. The index eased […]
  • Canadian Dollar Treads Water on Divergent Data Releases

    HS Borji
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Finances.com - The Canadian dollar was little changed against its US counterpart Friday, as investors weighed tame inflation data against a stronger than expected rise in retail sales. The loonie, as the Canadian currency is called, traded at 0.9138 US, little changed from its previous close. The currency traded within a tight range of 0.9120-0.9150, and is […]
  • Euro on its Heels ahead of Draghi’s Jackson Hole Speech

    HS Borji
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Finances.com - The euro was trading lower against the US dollar and British pound Friday, as investors shifted their attention to the annual Jackson Hole Symposium that features a keynote speech from European Central Bank President Mario Draighi. The euro-to-dollar exchange rate tumbled for the fourth time this week, as the pair looks poised to test one-year […]
  • Negative Sentiment Pressures ECB

    David Becker
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Finances.com - European tensions with Russian and are blooming into a trade war, with the EU’s sanctions starting to backfire, and at least in the short run. Sentiment indicators are moving lower, not only in sectors directly involved in trade with Russia, but consumer sentiment shows that domestic sectors are also hit by concerns over the impact […]
  • Canadian retail sales maintain upward momentum in June

    HS Borji
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Finances.com - Canadian retail sales rose for a sixth consecutive month in June, rounding out a solid second quarter that saw retail spending reach a new record high. Retail sales edged up 1.1 percent in June, following an upwardly revised gain of 0.9 percent in May and 1.3 percent in April, Statistics Canada reported today in Ottawa. […]
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    SuperMoney!

  • 5 Show-Stopping College Fashion Trends for Back to School

    Brandhyze Stanley
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    To the average high school grad, it’s time to reevaluate those awkward fashion faux pas of our youth and embrace a little closet pick-me-up for this new phase. With that first day of university looming overhead, getting your wardrobe college-ready is a must. Not only that, 2014 is a great year for fashion. From weekend events to those pesky internship interviews, the looks below will illustrate the types of things you’ll need and make you feel fashion forward and sophisticated. Plus they mix and match well, can be found on any budget and will effortlessly carry you into the next four…
  • Warren Buffet’s Guide to Investing for Retirement

    Andrew Latham
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    How much would you pay to get a one-on-one meeting with the best stock picker in living memory and ask him for advice on how to invest for your retirement? You could try to win the annual power lunch with Warren Buffet offered annually by the Glide Foundation. The winning bid of the 2014 auction, held on Ebay, was made by Andy Chua from Singapore who was willing to pay $2,166,766 for the privilege. I wouldn’t recommend doing this if inside information is your goal. Diners are forbidden from asking Mr. Buffet for investment tips. Don’t have millions to spend on lunch? The good news…
  • Is Obama’s “Pay as You Earn” Program Enough?

    Julie Bawden-Davis
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    President Obama recently provided some potential relief to student loan borrowers. Introduced this past June, the plan caps student loan repayments at a more comfortable 10 percent of a borrower’s monthly discretionary income. Then after 20 years in what’s known as the Pay As You Earn program, any remaining student loan debt is forgiven. Crippling student loan debt reaches $1.2 trillion Currently, student loan debt is at $1.2 trillion and surpasses credit card and auto loan debt. The average amount owed by a graduate is a hefty $29,400. A survey by Black Book Market Research found…
  • 10 Important Financial Decisions to Make before a Career Change

    Audrey Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    The days when you were expected to take a job with a company and stay with that company for life, or at least for several years, are long gone. The term “job hopper” carries little stigma in the 21st Century labor force. Nonetheless, making a job change or a career move remains one of the more serious decisions that you make during your career. The decision to accept or decline a job offer, to make a career change or to become self employed requires careful consideration. Can you afford it? Are you making the right choice? Consider these ten decisions before you take the leap 1. With a…
  • The Hidden Power of Getting Things Done By Asking For Favors: Scientifically Proven Ways

    Andrew Latham
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are few things as awkward and painful as asking for a favor, particularly when you really need the help and you’re rejected. So, if you are in the uncomfortable position of having to ask for help, you might as well maximize your chance of success. Here are scientifically proven methods that will improve your odds of mooching from friends, relatives or even complete strangers. Or, if you are sick of being the target of people asking for favors, you can also use these tips to immunize yourself from the tricks moochers play on their marks. Give a Good Reason and Offer to Return the…
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  • Seven Signs You Will Achieve Binary Options Success

    Phil Moore
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Becoming a top trader and gaining access to the wealth that goes with this is the goal of most people who start trading. However  achieving binary options success will not  prove to be the end game for the average trader.Rather than becoming rich and successful, the average Joe trader is unlikely to see such rewards. Even with access to the financial markets around the clock and an array of trading strategies at his fingertips the average trader will likely fail to make money.Given that is a widely known fact that most traders will not make money despite their efforts, it may seem somewhat…
  • Binary Options Vs CFD Trading

    Phil Moore
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    There are several different vehicles that can be made use of to profit from the price movements of financial assets. Binary Options and CFD (Contracts for Difference) are two products which are both relatively new to the retail markets and offer a different approach to profiting from financial investments.Here we take a look at a direct comparison between these two financial instruments which on the surface appear quite similar, but actually offer quite different propositions for the trader.Binary Options TradingThe binary option is a simple digital contract that offers a fixed payout at…
  • 5 Point Guide To Binary Options – Infographic

    Phil Moore
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    The 5 Point Guide to Binary Options Infographic provides an easily understandable visual guide to binary options. Binary options are one of the fastest ways in which to trade financial markets and are also now one of the most popular.It is easy to get started. All you have to do is make a simple ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ prediction of where you think the price will move and you can earn high payouts in excess of 70%+ in less than one hour. You can even make payouts in under one minute.The ‘5 Point Guide to Binary Options‘ acknowledges that some people may not…
  • Trading Gold With Binary Options

    Phil Moore
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Gold is perhaps one of the best known precious metals and holds a big attraction for individuals and trader alike. It is a key underlying asset and one of the most popular commodities traded at binary options brokers.The fascination with gold as both an object of desire and an investment is not something new. For centuries counties and individuals have measured their wealth on the value of their gold.More recently gold has hit the headlines as a relative ‘safe haven’ asset and store and preserve of financial wealth. The recent spate of turmoil on the financial markets has helped…
  • Finding The Optimal Win Loss Ratio For Binary Options

    Phil Moore
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the fundamental points that you need to get to grips with when trading binary options is the win loss ratio of your strategy. Together with the risk to reward ratio, this will determine how successful and ultimately how profitable your strategy is.The win loss ratio in binary options shows us the number of winning trades from the total number of trades that are taken for a given strategy. It is expressed as a percentage.It is sometimes referred to as the strike rate. It takes on a particular importance when trading with binary options due to the fixed risk reward of the contracts used…
 
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    Wall Street Mojo

  • Terminal Value in Discounted Cash Flows: A Primer

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Terminal value is the value of a company’s expected free cash flow beyond the period of explicit projected financial model. This tutorial focuses on ways in which Terminal Value is calculated in the context of Company Financial Model. - Why we calculate Terminal Value? Why Terminal Value is important for Discounted Cash Flows Terminal Value Concept Terminal Value Calculations – Perpetuity Growth & Exit Multiple Method Terminal Value Excel Example Alibaba’s Terminal Value (using Perpetuity Growth Method) Can Terminal Value ever be Negative? Why we calculate Terminal…
  • Complete Beginners Guide to Free Cash Flow to Firm – FCFF

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Warren Buffet (1992 annual report) said The value of any stock, bond or business today is determined by the cash inflows and outflows – discounted at an appropriate interest rate – that can be expected to occur during the remaining life of the asset. Warren Buffet has been focusing on company’s ability to generate Free Cash Flows. Why does this really matter? This article will focus on understanding what “Free Cash Flows” are in general and why FCFF should be used to measure company’s operating performance. This article is structured as per below -  What is Free…
  • Top 4 Must Know Investment Banking Charts (Free Download Template included)

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    I think the greatest gift of Dan Bricklin (“father” of electronic spreadsheet) and Bill Gates to Investment Banking Mankind is the Excel spreadsheet software that allows analyst to not only create rock star financial and valuation models but also help present their analysis in some awesome pictorial format (graphs). With this, I thought why not a tutorial on most popular Investment Banking Graphs and charts. In this article I will discuss the following set of graphs - PE Chart PE Band Chart Football Field Graph Scenario Graph (my favorite) Download the Spreadsheet templates for…
  • Sum of the Parts – SOTP Valuation

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:55 am
    This is part 3 of the equity valuation series and we will cover the following - What is Sum of Parts? Sum of Parts Simplified – Case Study of Mojo Corp (hypothetical case study) Sum of Parts Valuation – Case Study – ITC Ltd (Large Indian Conglomerate) Waterfall Chart Representation For understanding the below discussion on Sum of Parts, you should be aware of common valuation techniques like Enterprise Value and Equity Value Multiples and Comparable Company Analysis. You may wish to revise these concepts here- Enterprise and Equity Value Multiples Comparable Analysis What is…
  • Definite guide to Alibaba IPO: Financial and Valuation Model

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    14 May 2014 | 5:58 am
    On 6th May, 2014, Chinese E-commerce heavyweight Alibaba filed registration document  to go to public in the US in what maybe the mother of all Initial Public Offerings in the US history. Alibaba is a fairly unknown entity in the US and other regions, though its massive size is comparable or even bigger than Amazon or eBay. Reading through Alibaba’s S-1 Filing was very interesting, educating and makes me realize how big their business is and how complex is the Chinese Internet Web. You may download the complete Alibaba Financial Modelhere. In this article, I address everything that…
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  • Nifty trading trend for 22 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 22-08-2014 Banks consistently supported the market on Thursday while power, metals and technology stocks lost ground. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has pegged FY15 GDP growth at 5-6 percent with central estimate at 5.5 percent. The Central Bank also expects inflation to continue on the glide path of 8 percent for FY15. However, it sees upside risks to its 6 percent retail inflation target for 2016. FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 413 cr in cash while DIIs were net buyer to the tune of Rs 64 cr on Thursday. Market Today: US Stock closed on positive…
  • Nifty trading trend for 21 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 21-08-2014 On Wednesday market snapped 6 day gain, ONGC fell 3% while pharma shares were in demand. Market will look for Q2 Advance tax number in September. FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 251.5 cr in cash while DIIs were net seller to the tune of Rs 481 cr on Wednesday. Market Today: US Stock closed on mixed note on Wednesday, NASDAQ closed 0.02% down while Dow closed 0.35% up and S&P closed 0.25% up. Europe closed on negative note, DAX closed 0.21% down, CAC closed 0.35% down and FTSE closed 0.35% down. Asian stocks opened on positive note…
  • Nifty trading trend for 19 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 19-08-2014 FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 473 cr in cash while DIIs were net buyer to the tune of Rs 491 cr on Monday. Market Today: US Stock closed on positive note on Monday, NASDAQ closed 0.97% up while Dow closed 1.06% up and S&P closed 0.85% up. Europe closed on positive note, DAX closed 1.68% up, CAC closed 1.35% up and FTSE closed 0.78% up. SGX Nifty trading on positive note, 33 point down at 8 AM. Technical Market is showing strength. Nifty is trading above all moving average. 14 Day RSI is at 54, this indicates further strength. Major…
  • Nifty trading trend for 18 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 18-08-2014 Event to Watch for Today: Euro zone: Trade Balance Data (18 Aug) FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 625.18 cr in cash while DIIs were net seller to the tune of Rs 135.75 cr on Thursday. Market Today: US Stock closed on mixed note on Thursday, NASDAQ closed 0.27% up while Dow closed 0.30% down and S&P closed 0.01% down. Europe closed on mixed note, DAX closed 1.44% down, CAC closed 0.75% down and FTSE closed 0.01% up. US stocks closed higher for the third time in four days as a rally in tech, airlines and biotech firms helped lead gains.
  • Nifty trading trend for 14 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 14-08-2014 Truncated week, Friday market will remain closed. FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 718.27 cr in cash while DIIs were net seller to the tune of Rs 22 cr on Wednesday. Market Today: US Stock closed on positive note on Wednesday, NASDAQ closed 1.02% up while Dow closed 0.55% up and S&P closed 0.67% up. Europe closed on positive note, DAX closed 1.43% up, CAC closed 0.78% up and FTSE closed 0.37% up. US stocks closed higher for the third time in four days as a rally in tech, airlines and biotech firms helped lead gains. SGX Nifty trading on…
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    Bobby Finance

  • The Student Debt Crisis in America: Is College Worth It?

    Meinna Gwet
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    By Guest Writer Maxine Wells Student debt is a modern day, ongoing crisis that is only getting worse. Many people even believe that the diploma isn’t worth the crippling debt. Education might not give you the same competitive advantage as before, but it can still be a game changer. Unfortunately, today, you have to carry [...] The post The Student Debt Crisis in America: Is College Worth It? appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • Why I Founded BobbyFinance

    Meinna Gwet
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Hi, I’m Meinna Gwet, founder of Bobbyfinance.com. Bobby Finance is a financial literacy blog for young professionals and beginning entrepreneurs. I founded this blog in January 2013, and since then my experience has been a thrill! The site explains in simple terms how finance and the global economy operate and how they impact your everyday life. [...] The post Why I Founded BobbyFinance appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • Investing Your Money – The Beginner’s Guide

    Meinna Gwet
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    In this short video, I introduce some basic notions of investment, in order to help you get started, or improve your savings and portfolio strategy. I also answered a reader’s question that I got a while ago, following an article I wrote on Loyal3, and I decided to share this with you. Let me know what [...] The post Investing Your Money – The Beginner’s Guide appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • How To Protect Your Business Intellectual Property

    Meinna Gwet
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    By guest writer Sally Bunce Intellectual property (often referred to as IP) is property which has been either been designed or invented by someone. It might, for example, be a piece of writing or book or could even be a new invention. The essence of IP, though, is that it generally needs to be legally protected [...] The post How To Protect Your Business Intellectual Property appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • 5 Ways to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

    Meinna Gwet
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    By guest writer Sarah Brooks Entrepreneurs are a rare breed of individuals not intimidated by the prospects of self-employment, and business development.  Personal traits like courage and persistence are key to success. But there are other features necessary to build, run and develop a successful startup.  Even if there’s never a 100% guarantee, here are [...] The post 5 Ways to Become a Successful Entrepreneur appeared first on Bobby Finance.
 
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    Forex Alchemy

  • ‘Peace Premium’ for Banks That Settle With Regulators

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
      New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks about Bank of America Corp.’s settlement with federal and state regulators over probes into mortgage bond sales. He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Clip.” (Source: Bloomberg)... The post ‘Peace Premium’ for Banks That Settle With Regulators appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • Did theSystem Prevent Another Great Depression?

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
      US FT Alphaville editor Cardiff Garcia speaks with author Daniel Drezner about his book and theory that the global governence institutions prevented another great depression.  ... The post Did theSystem Prevent Another Great Depression? appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • Why Traders Generally Prefer Trend-based to Mean Reversion-based Strategies

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    It seems that everyone wants to trade breakout and trending strategies, aiming for outsized large directional moves. Is this really the best way to trade Forex? A careful investigation of historical Forex data reveals quite the opposite: that although currency pairs have a propensity to trend, they ... The post Why Traders Generally Prefer Trend-based to Mean Reversion-based Strategies appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • Friday 22nd August: Daily technical outlook and review

    IC Markets
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    For the readers’ benefit: Price action confirmation: Simplymeans traders will likely wait for price action to confirm a level by consuming an opposing supply or demand area, then entering a trade on a possible retracement, this may occur on the lower timeframes also. Pending orders: means pending or... The post Friday 22nd August: Daily technical outlook and review appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • So You Still Don’t Think Markets are Manipulated?

    Nick Mastrandrea
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    As readers may be aware I teach a strategy called Market Correlation. Market Correlation is the attempt to determine market direction on a daily basis. In a normal market these rules generally work 70-80 percent of the time. Recently we’ve noticed divergence between where the markets should go based... The post So You Still Don’t Think Markets are Manipulated? appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
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  • How To Select The Best Asset Based Lending Company

    Marco Terry
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Selecting the right asset based financing company is one of the most important decisions you can make for your business. Your evaluation process must be designed to ensure you chose the best asset based lender to fit your tactical and strategic financing needs.This article will take you through a short process to help you evaluate potential lenders. If you are not very familiar with asset based lending, please read this detailed explanation of how this solution works before reading this article.Determine selection criteriaYour first step in the due diligence process is to create your…
  • Free Load Boards For Truckers

    Marco Terry
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Many new truckers start their businesses by looking for loads on line. Load boards have advantages because they let you find loads very quickly and effectively. It’s an easy way to get the business rolling. Since new truckers often have tight budgets, using a free service is a good way to get some loads and save some money.Most of these boards include TL and LTL loads. Most boards are updated regularly as shippers post loads for containerized, reefer, flatbed, dry box freight. To learn more about load boards, please read this article.Free load boardsHere is a list of free load…
  • Six Advantages of Asset Based Lending

    Marco Terry
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Asset based loans have been gaining popularity in recent years. They offer a number of the advantages that you can expect from a line of credit. However, qualifying for an asset based loan is much easier. In this article, we are going to discuss the six most important benefits of asset based loans.If you need to learn more about asset based loans, please read “What is asset based lending?”Improved liquidityThe most important benefit that your company will get from using asset based financing is improved liquidity. When used correctly, the facility can provide you with…
  • Invoice Verifications in Asset Based Loans

    Marco Terry
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Asset based lenders often perform invoice verifications as part of managing the borrowing base a client. Invoice verifications allow the lender to confirm that the invoices used for the borrowing base are accurate and free of disputes.Clients are often concerned about the verification process because the asset based lending company interacts directly  with their customers. Obviously, they are concerned this could inconvenience their customers and create potential problems.Are all invoices verified?Verifying every invoice would be impractical and could interfere with the relationship between…
  • Factoring Financing in Quebec

    Marco Terry
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    One of the challenges of working with larger companies is that they often take 30 to 60 days to pay invoices. This delay can create problems for small businesses that can’t afford to wait and need to get paid sooner.A simple way to solve this problem is to ask clients to pay sooner, often by providing them with an early payment discount. Unfortunately, this strategy doesn’t always work and many clients prefer to pay on their usual terms.Another option is to improve your cash flow by using business financing. However, getting conventional business financing in Quebec isn’t…
 
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    Stock Shastra

  • Patient Opportunism…. Overcoming your action bias

    Aliya Sayyed-Team MoneyWorks4me
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    ‘Patience is a virtue’, more so in the world of investing! Patiently waiting for bargains to come your way, is often the best strategy an investor can follow. We are constantly dealing with different market conditions. It is important for us to realize the investment environment we are currently in and act accordingly. There may be times when greed and fear are balanced. At such times, everything will be fairly priced. And thus markets may not present great buying opportunities at bargain prices or selling at irrationally high prices. And at such times, doing nothing at all is the best…
  • Too good to be true!

    Aliya Sayyed-Team MoneyWorks4me
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    In the fifth article of our Series on ‘The Most Important Thing’, we show you why if a certain investment is too good to be true, it probably is… Time and time again, the post-mortems of financial debacles include two classic phrases: “It was too good to be true” and “What were they thinking?” Why do we investors keep making such mistakes repeatedly? Because investing is an action undertaken by human beings, most of who are at the mercy of their psyches and emotions. According to Marks, there are four important emotions that govern our behaviour: Greed: The first emotion that…
  • Benefitting from the Bull and Bear Cycles

    Aliya Sayyed-Team MoneyWorks4me
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    In the last article, we told you how you should deal with Risk. In this article we will highlight the importance of the awareness of cycles. If you’ve been an investor long enough, you know by now that the one similarity it has to life is that, there are very few sure things. You can be wrong about the value of the company, your assumptions and estimates, sometimes the circumstances may itself change and sometimes even a sure shot event may not occur. However, as Marks points out, there are two things that will always be true in the world of investing: Rule # 1 Most things will prove to be…
  • Nifty at 7508! What should you do now? A Technical view

    Ankit Tikmany - Team MoneyWorks4me
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:07 am
    After being long since Nifty touched the 5500 levels and riding the full momentum, we thought of revisiting the Nifty Technical Set-up and come up with an outlook and possible scenarios on the eve of Modi Government’s Maiden budget to benefit the subscribers, Advisors, Dealers, Investing community and other market participants in large. While there is no doubt, that we are in a “Bull Market” and should stay invested in equities, the only question that remains unanswered is the entry point and timing. Entry point and timing is especially crucial for investors/ portfolio managers, who…
  • How risky is that stock anyway…

    Aliya Sayyed-Team MoneyWorks4me
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    “Riskier investments provide higher returns. If you want to make more money, the answer is to take more risk.” This is a common but incorrect perception of many investors, more so when the times are euphoric. Because if an investment can be counted on to give reliable returns it simply does not remain risky anymore! Rather the correct statement would be that Riskier investments have to offer the prospect of higher returns in order to attract investors‘. It is true that in investing, risk is unavoidable because it requires us to deal with the future. And one cannot aim to be a…
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    Journey To A Million

  • Do You Want $1,000,000? – Read This First

    Evan
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    $1,000,000, Nice. That just has a nice ring to it when you say aloud, doesn’t it? Almost like a majestic unicorn that everyone is trying to get to, that hasn’t achieved it yet. The problem with achieving 1 million dollars is most people spend the money they have right now, so the only way for them to get there is to win it, and lets be honest, that doesn’t just “happen”. How can we fix this? The short answer is money management. To start we need to look at what we have and what we can do today to get us there tomorrow. Let me give you an example If Billy earns $5,000 per month…
  • Are You Poor Or Just Broke – Fixes

    Evan
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Last week I wrote about the differences of being poor versus being broke. I won’t recap in detail but to get the gist of it, poor people make bad lifestyle choices that reflect their money and broke people are just bad money managers.  I come today with good news, anyone can change these traits, habits, mistakes, or whatever you want to call them, to bring about a brighter financial future. Lets not waste time and jump into things. How to fix “poor” As mentioned in part 1, being poor is more than just money problems, they are psychological occurrences that need to be addressed. This is…
  • Are You Poor Or Just Broke?

    Evan
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    The first time I heard that question I was very confused as to why someone would say poor OR broke however listening to the reasoning, it made total sense. To get a full understanding on the differences between the two we must reflect back on our personal lives and habits. Look deeper than that thing we bought one time at this one place or hung out with that one person that one time. We need to look at the reason we bought that thing or hung out with that person. Dissecting the actions we do, or just consciously thinking about why we did something, will allow us to understand our finically…
  • How To Create A Budget in 4 Steps

    Evan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    I have had a couple friends ask me to write about budgets – specifically how to create one that will work for them, and each one of you. I would like to start by saying that I hate the word budget – why? Because it resembles the phrase new years resolution for many people. We start one, life “suddenly hits”, and then bam were off our budget so far that we don’t see a point in returning to it just like a new years resolution. So for the sake of this article and here on out we will call a budget a financial lifestyle. Start Here. When creating a budget we need to look deeper…
  • Are You Happy Now Or Happy When You Get The Result?

    Evan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Once upon a time, long, long ago…just kidding this isn’t a Disney movie. Have you ever thought to yourself I’ll be happy when I have X amount of dollars or done this or that? Yeah me too, then as the days go on, the months pass by, and the years trickle down I still never hit that X amount of whatever.  It was a rather depressing way to live I must admit. Always having to search for a reason to be happy or a goal to hit in order to feel good and if not I would feel bad.  I took a step back and turned my brain on high, what I found is happy people are optimistic which turns any bad…
 
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    OUTSIDE THE BOXES: ALTEGRIS BLOG

  • Geopolitics, Interest Rates, and Investing— “Close to Home.”

    Jack Rivkin
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    On August 14th, I did another Power Lunch with Sue Herera (CNBC) and Zach Karabell (Envestnet). As usual, CNBC does a prep for these sessions which involve some responses to likely topics for the 5 minute session on the program. Of course, not all the topics get covered, and even those that do are more focused.  It does force some thinking about the questions and provides a good excuse to do a quick update around the topics of interest. Below are the responses to the specific questions with a few additional thoughts. Q:  We’ve been focused on geopolitics…how much of an impact will…
  • 2011 Revisited – China and the Economy, China and Innovation, China and Climate Change

    Jack Rivkin
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Dan Steinbock has just published a piece on EconoMonitor which updates the rise of Asia, led by China, in the innovation race. This is a very important article and is effectively a wake-up call to the developed world and an exciting story for the planet. Three years ago I published a piece about China and the actions it was taking regarding innovation. We have republished that piece below. For readers interested in innovation in general and the competitive landscape for such, one might find this blog of interest from 2011 as well as the well-documented “update” written by Steinbock. The…
  • Three Reasons for Managed Futures and Macro…Now

    Matt Osborne
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We aren’t calling for a crisis, which is sometimes a catalyst for massive outperformance in these strategies. But we are looking for the beginning of a Fed tightening cycle along with supportive technical factors and expanding opportunity sets in commodities to be the sparks that may ignite a fire under the status quo of investor complacency. Read more about why are we saying that the time might be right to review your allocations to these strategies
  • Something Gave!

    Jack Rivkin
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    This will be a very short Blog. The US just printed a preliminary 4% GDP number for the second quarter.  The -2.9% first quarter was revised “up” to -2.1%. As importantly the GDP  annual revisions which take place at this time revised up the numbers for 2013. This has tended to reconcile the GDP numbers with what has been happening in the labor markets and elsewhere.  We still have some wood to chop but this raises the odds that interest rates in the US will likely rise sooner than the futures and the pundits have been saying. It is our view that the Fed will most likely react in a…
  • “Lower Duration and Mitigate Risk with Liquid Alternative Funds”—TheStreet.com

    Jack Rivkin
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    On Monday, 7/21, I did a short video interview with Gregg Greenberg on TheStreet.com. Gregg said he would be asking me about trends we are seeing in the alternative investments sector as well as the current condition of the markets. I put together some notes, which were certainly more than could be used in a short segment focused on what to do now. The notes below reflect a bit broader view on alternatives, which in combination with the video linked above provide some action steps as well as a context for consideration of alternatives. The trend, of course, is toward more liquid alternatives,…
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  • The New Approach to Business Credit Reports

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    "If you want something new you have to stop doing something old." – Peter F. Drucker Access to fresh, current data is vital for effective credit management in any industry. Without accurate information, it's difficult or almost impossible to vet new clients, perform periodic reviews, track changes in payment habits, identify problem debtors or make credit increase decisions. If you're looking for an affordable alternative for managing your company's risk, cash flow and payment practices, perhaps it's time to heed the wisdom of the man who invented the concept of management.
  • Business Credit Report Monitoring a Streamlined Means to Unprecedented Accuracy

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Making successful financial decisions isn’t a matter of luck. It all starts with stringent research. This research is easy when you’re attempting to gather credit information on larger fortune 1000 companies, but as many credit professionals know, attempting to access credit information for smaller and/or private companies can feel like an archaeological dig. Now, thanks to advances in the business credit reporting world, you have the option to affordably access business credit reports, on companies of all sizes. These reports are continuously updated and will provide you with the…
  • Industry Pulse [Transportation]: ASECTT v. FMCSA – A Win, Lose or Draw?

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Editor's note: This is a Guest Post from Hank Seaton from The Law Office of Seaton & Husk, LP.   On June 17, 2014 The D.C. Court of Appeals issued its decision in ASECTT v. FMCSA.  At issue was whether the FMCSA's guidance issued in May of 2012 amounted to a new rule directing shippers and brokers to use SMS methodology in credentialing carriers.  Petitioners' arguments were supported by Declarations showing that SMS methodology does not accurately measure carrier safety performance and that the guidance amounted to a new rule requiring shippers and brokers to use…
  • Thank You for Visiting ACD at the 2014 South Texas Oilfield Expo

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
      What a great show! We hope that everyone enjoyed the 2014 South Texas Oilfield Expo as much as we did. This was our first year at the show, and after a great two days, we will definitely be back! We want to congratulate Aaron Krause from M&D Distributors who won the drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card. For those who were unable to stop by our booth, or have any additional questions, click on the button below to schedule a 10-minute web demonstration and to setup a 7-day free trial. Ansonia is your low cost alternative to overpriced and outdated business credit reports and…
  • The Business Credit Top 5 [June]

    9 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Welcome back to the Business Credit Top 5! Another month, another five of the best business credit articles from around the web. If you haven't already, subscribe to the Informed Credit Professional (look to the right) and never miss a beat. So here they are, the month's top 5 business credit articles, in no particular order.   Billions at Risk as West Coast Port Contract Nears End (Fox News)
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  • Stonebridge Life Insurance Review

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    6 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    Stonebridge Life has been a company that has been setup to protect families all across the united states of America. They have been in business for more than 40 years, and in that time have been able to amass a solid financial rating. Today, the numbers projected for Stonebridge Life are, that they supply more than 3.7 million policy holders. They offer a range of products, such as, health, accident and dental insurance plans as well as life...[click to continue...]
  • Orthodontic Insurance Guide – How To Choose The Best Policy

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    6 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    Orthodontic insurance is what you need if you have any major dental problems. A procedure such as getting Braces can be a big help and problem solver for your teeth problems. But the problem that can arise is how you are going to pay for this treatment and others like it? This is a legitimate question due to the soaring costs in dental treatment as a whole... [click to continue...]
  • United Auto Insurance – A Look At Their Features

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    6 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    United Auto Insurance is another leading auto insurance company in this industry they have a selection of offerings that they specialize in - and also offer affordable rates. Here is a look at their goal: "Our goal is to resolve problems that lead to a win-win situation for all our customers." The company continues to grow every year and has expanded from being a one room insurance center to a large state-of-the-art facility offering the latest products....[click to continue...]
  • Go Auto Insurance – Information And Review

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    6 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    Go Auto Insurance can be found in Louisiana they have 28 offices that you can choose from. The punch line for the company is that they say they are a low cost auto insurer. They have their own website, but it has to be said that it is not the most informative place. Most other insurance sites offer educational facts, something Go Auto seem to be missing on their website. If you want to get a quote you will need to register to the website, which can be a a little annoying if you're look for an immediate quote for comparison purposes...[click to continue...]
  • A Review Of Monumental Life Insurance

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    6 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    Transamerica Agency Network, Inc. previously the ever popular monumental life insurance. It was formed in 2011 - as they joined Life Investors Financial Group and Monumental agents. This immersion means that Transamerica Agency Network can now offer it's potential clients and present policy holders more products from their expanded portfolio. They have stated that the companies name change has not had an adverse effect on policies currently held by policy holders. So holders can expect the same coverage with the added options available...[click to continue...]
 
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