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  • Euro-Zone Manufacturing Slows

    WSJ.com: US Business
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Italy has joined France in contraction, while German factories had their most sluggish month since September last year. By contrast, activity in Greece expanded, while Ireland's factories had their strongest month since late 1999.
  • 12 McDonald's Russian Stores Closed as Hostilities Mount

    Top Read Stories
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    McDonald’s has been caught in the crossfire of growing hostilities between Russia, Ukraine and the West. Click to view a price quote on MCD. Click to research the Leisure industry.
  • Emaar, Developer of Mideast's Biggest Mall, to List on Stock Market

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    31 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    aBy Razan Alzayani DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail businessain Dubai in September. The Dubai-based developer said in a statement that it expects to sell at least 15% of the company known as Emaar Malls Group in the offering. Like Emaar Properties, the new company will trade on the Dubai Financial Market. Emaar's retail businessaincludes the vast Dubai Mall, the Mideast's biggest shopping center. It is making…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Life Lessons

    Mad Money Recap
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program aired on Dec. 31, 2013. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "There are some things I've been keeping from you," Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers. So he went a little autobiographical to tell viewers how he came to makeathe markets his life and where he learned his most valuable lessons about money and investing. Cramer said that unlike most people who became interested in the stock market, his love of stocks didn't start in college or even in high school. He said it was fourth grade…
  • How to Fire Your Financial Adviser

    WSJ.com: Markets
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Weekend Investor: Cutting ties with someone who has helped you navigate tough financial issues can be difficult. Here's how to do it.
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    WSJ.com: US Business

  • Euro-Zone Manufacturing Slows

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Italy has joined France in contraction, while German factories had their most sluggish month since September last year. By contrast, activity in Greece expanded, while Ireland's factories had their strongest month since late 1999.
  • Food Provider Seeks to Repair China Image

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    OSI Group will let an arm of U.S. food-service company Golden State Foods manage one of its China plants in a bid to rebound from accusations that it sold past-due meat there.
  • China Queries Microsoft

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    A Chinese antimonopoly agency said Microsoft Corp. should issue a written explanation covering what it called compatibility and bundling issues with Windows and Office software.
  • Australia to Step Up Russia Sanctions

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    Australia will ratchet up economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military action in Ukraine, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying Moscow risked becoming an "international pariah."
  • Yuan's Fall Hurts Chinese Profits

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    Chinese companies are reporting profit hits from the weaker yuan, after borrowing billions of dollars from the U.S., Hong Kong and elsewhere abroad—and the problem is likely to continue.
 
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    Top Read Stories

  • 12 McDonald's Russian Stores Closed as Hostilities Mount

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    McDonald’s has been caught in the crossfire of growing hostilities between Russia, Ukraine and the West. Click to view a price quote on MCD. Click to research the Leisure industry.
  • Labor Day Blues Show Jobs Don't Pay Like They Once Did

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Regardless of income, employee salaries for the first half of 2014 declined for most U.S. workers, according to a study by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute.
  • U.S. Stocks on Track to Head Into Labor Day Weekend With Gains

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    U.S. stocks are on track in midday trading Friday for its best August performance in more than a decade. Click to view a price quote on JNJ. Click to research the Drugs industry.
  • Cramer: Tech Trio Comes Through

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Here's how you can get on the bandwagon. Click to view a price quote on WDAY. Click to research the Computer Software & Services industry.
  • Splunk Earnings: What Wall Street's Saying

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Splunk surges 11% on Friday as investors cheer the software maker's quarterly revenue beat after the company added more than 500 customers in the quarter. Here's what analysts are saying. Click to view a price quote on SPLK. Click to research the Computer Software & Services industry.
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  • Emaar, Developer of Mideast's Biggest Mall, to List on Stock Market

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    aBy Razan Alzayani DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail businessain Dubai in September. The Dubai-based developer said in a statement that it expects to sell at least 15% of the company known as Emaar Malls Group in the offering. Like Emaar Properties, the new company will trade on the Dubai Financial Market. Emaar's retail businessaincludes the vast Dubai Mall, the Mideast's biggest shopping center. It is making…
  • Draghi Drags S&P 500 Over 2000; Potential ECB Easing Boosts Dollar

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On this Labor Day, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is doing the heavy lifting for the S&P 500a . The ECB, not the Federal Reserve, is currently the central bank pushing investors into riskier bets in the U.S. stock and U.S. bond markets. The ECB currency countries constitute the largest economy in the world. A substantial bond buying program from the ECB will boost the dollar further along with the prices of all U.S. assets, including U.S. stocks. The Federal Reserve's third bond buying program or quantitative easing (QE3) has been much maligned for…
  • Precious Metals Continue to Show Weakness -- With One Exception

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. markets and leading stocks continue to show strong and positive action, mostly early in the week.aIt really has been a great August, and that is rare, but it just shows that you must always pay attention to things and can't rely wholly on historical or past norms. aa a Does this mean the usually strong fall period will be weak, or does it mean it will be extra strong?aOnly time will tell, and I will be keenly watching for the answers.aAs for the precious metals, gold and silver tried to move higher a couple of times this past week, only to reverse and resume the…
  • Hubris of Market Bulls; Second-Quarter Big Picture: Best of Kass

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is known for his accurate stock market calls and keen insights into the economy, which he shares with RealMoney Pro readers in his daily trading diary. Last week, Kass wrote about what market hubris tells us, and less than meets the eye in the quarterly earnings increases. Please click here for information about subscribing to RealMoney Pro. The Hubris of Bull Markets Originally published on Monday, Aug. 25, at 12:33 p.m. EDT Hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence. Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, hauteur, pride,…
  • Pandora and Apple Will Bail Out the Music Industry

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Streaming music won't stop the music industry's bleeding, but it may slow it just enough to let both artists and labels alike figure out its future. A new report from English data firm Juniper Research finds that digital music industry will see worldwide revenue grow from $12.3 billion this year to $13.9 billion in 2019. Juniper's research indicates that even that grown hinges on the streaming music sector bringing in more cash as sales of digital downloads, ringtones and ringback tones continue to plummet. That isn't exactly out of line with what Billboard and…
 
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    Mad Money Recap

  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Life Lessons

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program aired on Dec. 31, 2013. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "There are some things I've been keeping from you," Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers. So he went a little autobiographical to tell viewers how he came to makeathe markets his life and where he learned his most valuable lessons about money and investing. Cramer said that unlike most people who became interested in the stock market, his love of stocks didn't start in college or even in high school. He said it was fourth grade…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: What Really Moves Markets

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program last aired June 25, 2014. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's an incredibly confusing time to be an investor, Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" TV show viewers. With such a flood of facts and data flowing from companies, analysts and government sources, it's increasingly difficult to figure out what matters and what doesn't, said Cramer. That's why his book Get Rich Carefully aims to separate the over-hyped and unimportant from what really moves the markets. The first tip from Cramer's…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: How You Can Profit From My Mistakes

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Always remember, don't let your skepticism get the best of you, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Wednesday in a special episode dedicated to getting rich carefully by avoiding some of Cramer's biggest mistakes. Being too much of a naysayer can hurt you, Cramer continued, especially with companies that have fabulous CEOs. That was certainly the case with Walgreen back in 2012, Cramer recalled. He said Walgreen, once a Cramer fave, seemed to lose its way, causing…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: A Monster of an August

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the market near completing its best August in 14 years, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday there's not much to fear at these levels but there is still a lot to embrace. Just how did the market achieve such remarkable gains? Cramer said that Monster Beverage helped with its 36% gain and he would still be a buyer of the stock. Likewise with Mohawk Industries and Gilead Sciences , which were up 17% and 16%, respectively. Cramer said he's a fan of both…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Thank You, Corporate America

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    a a Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the S&P 500 hitting new records again today, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Monday they shouldn't be thanking the Federal Reserve, they should be thanking individual corporate CEOs. Cramer said the market's skeptics still feel the current powerful rally is undeserved, being spurred only by the Fed's cheap money policies. But that's totally false, he said. It's corporate profits that are fueling ever higher stock prices, and that growth is only…
 
 
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    John Mauldin's Outside the Box

  • Employers Aren’t Just Whining: The “Skills Gap” Is Real

    John Mauldin
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Paul Krugman and other notables dismiss the notion of a skills gap, though employers continue to claim they’re having trouble finding workers with the skills they need. And if you look at the evidence one way, Krugman et al. are right. But this week an interesting post on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network by guest columnist James Bessen suggests that employers may not just be whining, they may really have a problem filling some kinds of jobs. Unsurprisingly, the problem is with new technology and the seeming requirement that workers learn new skills on the job – you know, like when…
  • 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…
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  • Q3 Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Update

    catherinep
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    M&A activity in the Healthcare sector for North American based target companies in Q2 2014 included 288 closed deals according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ.  According to a report from, Health Care M&A News, an industry news group, healthcare M&A activity in the second quarter was up 171% compared with the first quarter and was up 152% versus the same period in 2013.  Deal volume surged on the healthcare technology side to 143 deals, an increase of 31% compared with the previous quarter. The US healthcare sector, a sector that includes physicians, dentists, hospitals,…
  • 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…
 
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    Reuters: Business News

  • Europe holds nerve as Russia-Ukraine warnings ratchet up

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia's conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday, as investors focused on the European Central Bank's meeting this week and hopes it will strengthen its stimulus plans.
  • Euro zone factory growth slows in August amid Ukraine tension: PMI

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    LONDON, (Reuters) - Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new orders dwindled and factories suffered amid rising tensions in Ukraine, a business survey showed on Monday.
  • Weak data to test BOJ's rosy economic view, policy on hold

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan will maintain its existing stimulus policy and optimistic economic view when it meets on Thursday, sources say, preferring to take more time to gauge whether a run of weak data is sufficient to threaten a fragile recovery.
  • Weak investment, trade drive second quarter contraction in German economy

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Weak investment spending and slow trade led Germany to contract for the first time in over a year in the second quarter, data showed, suggesting Europe's largest economy is running out of steam just as the impact of the crisis in Ukraine starts to bite.
  • Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector cooled in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, two surveys showed on Monday, spurring new calls for more policy easing to prevent the economy from stumbling once more.
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    Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

  • Europe holds nerve as Russia-Ukraine warnings ratchet up

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia's conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday, as investors focused on the European Central Bank's meeting this week and hopes it will strengthen its stimulus plans. "Naturally, developments between Russia and the Ukraine will be in the cross sights. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned at the weekend that a "full-scale war" was imminent if Russian troops continued to advance in support of pro-Moscow rebels and U.S. Moscow appeared in no mood to back down however.
  • China manufacturing slowdown ripples through region

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Growth in China's vast factory sector slackened in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, stoking speculation that further policy easing would be needed to prevent the economy from stumbling once more. The surveys of purchasing managers (PMI) from across Asia told a tale of underwhelming new orders and faltering exports, overshadowing brighter spots such as India and Taiwan.
  • Euro zone factory growth slows in August amid Ukraine tension: PMI

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new orders dwindled and factories suffered amid rising tensions in Ukraine, a business survey showed on Monday. Factories barely increased prices last month, and manufacturing activity in France fell at the fastest pace in 15 months, in disappointing news for the European Central Bank before Thursday's monetary policy-setting meeting. Markit's final August manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 50.7, the lowest in over a year and below both July's 51.8 and an earlier flash estimate of 50.8.
  • Can auto and back-to-school sales carry the economy?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, which means the warm, lazy days of August are over (though the S&P crossing 2,000 and economic growth of 4.2% hardly warrant the use of ‘lazy’). It’s time to breathe some fresh autumn air into your portfolio and Yahoo Finance’s Aaron Task, Jeff Macke and Rick Newman are here to preview some of what you should be looking out for in order to do it.
  • What to know before taking out a peer-to-peer loan

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    From Lending Club to Prosper, here's how the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending business works .
 
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  • How You’ll Be Able to Use Your iPhone 6 as a Wallet

    Nolan Feeney
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, and rumors about some possible features have been years in the making. One of those features is expected to be Apple’s big foray into a mobile-payment system, which would allow users to make purchases on the go with just their iPhones instead of their wallet. But if ditching cash and debit cards for one device sounds like a nightmare from the future, don’t be alarmed. Here’s what you need to know about what Apple might be planning and what the system could eventually look like. More5 Awesome Things Apple’s New iPhone…
  • Why The Bar for Apple’s Sept. 9 Event Is Incredibly High

    Matt Vella
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at Fortune.com. By Philip Elmer-DeWitt The invitations went out at noon on Aug. 28, confirming month-old leaks, eliminating one uncertainty and giving the stock a little boost. Now it’s up to Apple to deliver. The bar is high — as it always is for this company — but this time Apple’s executive team may have been hoist on its own rhetoric. In May, senior vice president Eddy Cue described what’s coming this fall as “the best product pipeline” he…
  • This Smart Cooler is Now the Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever

    Nolan Feeney
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Experts say wearable technology is the next big thing, but now the people have spoken. And the people don’t want smartwatches — they want a cooler that will make margaritas and charge their phones while blasting the latest Pitbull song. The Coolest Cooler, which has a built-in blender, waterproof speakers, USB chargers, LED lights and other features, become the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever on Tuesday, the crowdfunding site announced. The project raised $13,285,226 from more than 60,000 backers in 52 days, beating previous record-holder the Pebble smartwatch, which raised…
  • 7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

    Matt Vella
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    More6 Ways to Take Control of Your Schedule27 Pinterest Boards That Will Actually Make Your Life BetterSo Much for Summer: Millions Face 'Miserable' Labor Day NBC NewsHeavy Hitters: Elephants Play Polo in Thailand NBC NewsDestination Jihad? French Girl Arrested On Way to Syria NBC NewsThis post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com. Popular Among Subscribers The Second Age of Reason Subscribe Are You Smarter Than a Teenager?Maroon 5 Falls Off the BandwagonBy…
  • Movies Are Having Their Worst Summer Since 1997

    Sam Frizell
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you can’t remember the last time you went out and saw a great movie, you’re not alone. North American box offices are having their worst summer season in 17 years, and it’s because no one is particularly excited about the flicks that have occupied the silver screen for the past several months. Ticket sales in the United States and Canada are expected to total roughly $3.9 billion between the first weekend in May through the end of August, a 15 percent decline from the same stretch last year, the New York Times reports. Sequels that were expected to rake in cash at the box…
 
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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…
  • More Fireworks Anticipated at Upcoming Marriage Argument (VIDEO)

    Matt Baume
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Last week, judges at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals put on a spectacular show when they eviscerated the arguments of anti-gay attorneys from Wisconsin and Indiana. Next week, we could see a repeat performance when lawyers present their cases to the Ninth Circuit.Marriage equality attorneys have racked up dozens of victories over the last year and a half, with judges directing increasingly intense questions to opponents of equality. On September 8th, the Ninth Circuit will have its opportunity to interrogate attorneys from Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii.More...
  • Disney Princesses' Rebellious Side Hints At A Different Fairytale Ending

    Liat Kornowski
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Disney princesses are certainly having a moment. Various artists have given the classic fairytale characters a makeover in recent months: They've been used to promote sexual abuse and domestic violence awareness, were presented as haute couture beauties and "The Avengers" characters, and were re-imagined as pot smoking, selfie taking badasses. The latter of which perfectly complements artist Emmanuel Viola's next series.Viola, an Italian illustrator and digital artist, spun Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella into gothic, at times glam or hipster modern ladies, with tattoos,…
  • Ashlee Simpson Weds Evan Ross At Diana Ross' Estate

    Liat Kornowski
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    Congratulations go out to Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross who tied the knot this weekend!Nearly two months after the nuptials of big sister Jessica to Eric Johnson, Ashlee walked down the aisle at Evan's mother Diana Ross' estate, multiple outlets are reporting. Some reports note the wedding took place on Saturday while others, on Sunday.More...
  • How Does Wilson Fire Six Shots, While Getting Beaten, Without Gunshot Residue On Michael Brown?

    H. A. Goodman
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Darren Wilson might eventually be exonerated for the death of Michael Brown and there's a chance he indeed acted appropriately, at least in terms of self-defense, that fateful day. The law protects him, but it also allows the family of Michael Brown to inquire as to how their unarmed son was killed while walking in the street. Shoplifting cigars from a convenience store does not deserve the electric chair and Wilson never knew of the alleged theft. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson "said the officer stopped Mr. Brown because he was walking in the road…
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    Finance News Pro

  • How to spot a scam that guarantees you financial freedom

    financen
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Many people want to get financial freedom and that’s why they start looking for different business opportunities or jobs or other ways of making enough money. It is important that you remain careful because if you make a wrong move, you end up being a victim of financial freedom scam. There are mischievous people and companies that want to take advantage of innocent people. These scammers are always in the hunt of people who are willing to risk their entire savings in order to get financial freedom. These scam companies or individuals will take away your entire savings if you get into their…
  • 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…
 
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    Calculated Risk

  • Mortgage Rates: A Long Way to Fall for a Significant Increase in Refinance Activity

    Bill McBride
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I've seen some recent discussion suggesting that mortgage refinance activity might pickup significantly if mortgage rates fall just a little more. I think this is incorrect.First, from Freddie Mac last week: Mortgage Rates Remain Low Heading Into Holiday WeekendFreddie Mac ... released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates largely unchanged amid mixed news on the housing front heading into the Labor Day weekend....30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.10 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending August 28, 2014,…
  • Restaurant Performance Index declined in July

    Bill McBride
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    From the National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance Index Dipped in July Due in part to a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline in July. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 101.0 in July, down from a level of 101.3 in June and the second consecutive monthly decline. Despite the recent downticks, the RPI remained above 100 for the 17th consecutive month, which signifies expansion in the…
  • Schedule for Week of August 31st

    Bill McBride
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    This will be a busy week for economic data.  The key report is the August employment report on Friday.Other key reports include the ISM manufacturing index on Tuesday and August vehicle sales on Wednesday.The ECB rate decision and press conference with ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday will be closely watched.----- Monday, September 1st -----All US markets will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.----- Tuesday, September 2nd -----Early: Black Knight Mortgage Monitor report for July.10:00 AM: ISM Manufacturing Index for August. The consensus is for a decrease to 56.8…
  • Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 439 Institutions

    Bill McBride
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Aug 29, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: As expected, the FDIC released q2 industry results and provided an update on its latest enforcement action activity. The update led to six removals from the Unofficial Problem Bank List pushing the list total down to 439 institutions with assets of $139.97 billion. A year ago, the list held 707 institutions with assets of $250.6 billion.Actions were terminated against First State Bank, Lonoke, AR ($256 million); The…
  • Merrill and Goldman Forecasts for August Non-Farm Payrolls

    Bill McBride
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The August employment report will be released next Friday, September 5th and the consensus is that 210 thousand payroll jobs were added in August. Here are two forecasts:From economist Kris Dawsey at Goldman Sachs: Employment indicators have strengthened a bit in August vs. July, including the employment components of the available service sector surveys, the Conference Board labor differential, and initial jobless claims. Our preliminary forecast for August payroll job growth is 240k, with the important caveat that we have yet to receive a few key pieces of data for the month, most notably…
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    Economic Snapshot News - Economic Snapshot News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • Shoreline legal debate over Downtown Transit Center clear as mud

    Sean Ryan
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other has no legal merit. (See more on the transit center debate and what it means to the future of the lakefront in the Aug. 29 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal.) At question is whether the state…
  • Hillary Clinton lauds tech innovation, calls for more gender and class inclusion

    Sarah Drake
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Hillary Clinton told a room full of guests gathered to talk technology on Thursday that more people need to benefit from an economic recovery that is being partially driven by tech advancements. At the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit in San Francisco, the former Secretary of State's speech focused on the role technology has played in boosting the nation's economy. She commended Silicon Valley several times, mentioning cloud computing and other new technologies that are “helping businesses operate more…
  • Foreign students contribute millions to Phoenix economy

    Angela Gonzales
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Foreign students holding F-1 Visas paid $197 million in tuition and $150 million in living costs at Phoenix universities between 2008 and 2012, according to a survey released today by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. That study shows 9,724 F-1 Visa holders in the Phoenix metro area, putting Phoenix 24th out of 118 metro areas in the size of the foreign student population. Click the image above the slide show for more details of the study. The majority of these students are pursuing…
  • Study: Atlanta No. 11 city in country for foreign students

    David Allison
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The metro Atlanta area ranks 11th in the nation for attracting foreign students, a new study by think tank Brookings Institution says. Brookings says the study analyzes the explosion in the number of foreign students on F-1 visas in U.S. colleges and universities and their monetary contributions to local economies and businesses. It says the study is the first study to date to track the local origins, size and growth rate of the foreign student population on a metropolitan level. To read the full…
  • Investor Rick Sapio's foundation, movie aimed at creating A Billion Entrepreneurs

    Danielle Abril
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Longtime entrepreneur and investor Rick Sapio has formed a foundation and is working on a documentary film, all at accomplishing the same objective: Create a billion entrepreneurs. The CEO of Mutual Capital Alliance, a Dallas-based investment holding company, recently celebrated the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for A Billion Entrepreneurs – The Movie. The campaign is aiming to raise $200,000 by Oct. 16 to help him and his partners finish filming the movie and distribute it. The whole idea…
 
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    Breaking News

  • European Leveraged Loan Issuance at YTD Record: Dealogic

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Issuance of European syndicated corporate leveraged loans stands at record $53.7 billion for the year to date, according to Dealogic.
  • Capital Automotive Plans $400M Debt Financing

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Capital Automotive LLC plans to raise $400 million in debt to help finance its proposed acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners, according to ratings agency reports.
  • Las Vegas Sands Amends $4B Singapore Loan

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Las Vegas Sands announced today it has amended and extended the credit facility for its Singapore-based casino, Marina Bay Sands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Fitch Notes 'At The Market' Risks for BDCs

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Business development corporations are testing the waters with "at the market" programs to sell relatively small numbers of shares to fund loans to middle-market businesses. But the ease and efficiency of raising capital through ATMs - vs. traditional offerings on Wall Street - could lead to riskier lending decisions by BDCs, warns Fitch Ratings.
  • China's Debt Volume at Record YTD Level

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Chinese debt capital market (DCM) volume has reached a record high point, according to Dealogic. China DCM volume now totals $426.7 billion so far this year.
 
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    Business - Boston.com

  • Protesters Disrupt Suffrage Briefing in Hong Kong

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Dozens of pro-democracy activists disrputed a briefing by a senior Chinese official who had been sent to Hong Kong to explain a ruling on Hong Kong's election. Li Fei is the deputy secretary general of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee. On Sunday the committee approved a plan for Hong Kong's 2017 leadership election that would only let two or three candidates vie for the top post, and each of those candidates would have to get majority backing from a nominating committee.
  • China Factory Sentiment Shows Growth Pressure Lurks

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Is China's mini-stimulus running out of steam? After China's factories' strongest performance in over a year and a half in July, the sector showed another strong month of activity, though not a further pickup. August PMI manufacturing data from the government dropped to 51.1 from July's high of 51.7 but still above the 50 line that separates expansion from contraction.
  • Breakingviews: Beijing Signals No More 'Hands-Off Hong Kong'

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    "You know coming into work today, Peter, in Hong Kong there are policemen on every single corner. This is after Beijing stated that elections will not be fully free here in Hong Kong. What does it mean for investors?"
  • What the Market Basket Struggle Means for Labor

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Labor Day traditions call for celebrating worker struggles of the past that helped produce better working conditions for all. This year we have a bona fide case in our backyard that may just usher in a new era of workplace dynamics that future labor commentators will herald.
  • Flying Kangaroo Qantas Looks to Loyalty Program for Cash

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Australia's national airline is struggling to earn money in the air, reporting a massive profit loss of 2.8 billion Aussie dollars last week. But it's is having no difficulty back on the ground.
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    Business - Chicago Tribune

  • Illinois draft altered some fracking rules

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    In combing through the more than 30,000 comments it received this year on proposed rules for a new fracking industry in the state, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources had its hands full.
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South Side neighborhood, but would it have...
  • Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo.
  • Sit up straight until airlines ease reclining turbulence

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    None of us should take this lying down. When it comes to reclining seats on airplanes, we need to draw a line — and maybe we all should be required to sit up straight until everyone agrees on what that line should be.
  • Sears to cut retirees' $37 monthly health care subsidy

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    About 14,000 Sears retirees will lose a monthly health insurance subsidy as the languishing department store titan looks for ways to shave costs.
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Fighting goes on near big Ukrainian city, Poroshenko slams Russia

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of "direct and open aggression" against his country.
  • China opposes proposed EU sanctions against Russia

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China opposed additional sanctions against Russia on Monday over accusations Moscow was sending troops into Ukrainian territory, saying the European Union's push to draw up more measures would only complicate the crisis.
  • Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.
  • Dozens of Turkish police detained over "anti-government plot" - media

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said.
  • Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.
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    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • DVP technology is now part of SAPEC Altum II encoders and decoders

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    SAPEC and VideoFlow partner for delivering high quality video over unmanaged networks SAPEC integrates VideoFlow's Digital Video Protection technology into its new high-end encoders and decoders IBC ...
  • Claims iPhone 6 Will Work As A Mobile Wallet

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Apple has struck an agreement with Visa, MasterCard and American Express to turn the next iPhone into a mobile wallet, it has been claimed. The latest iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone is widely expected to be revealed on September 9....
  • Kanye West, John Mayer, Juanes, Cypress Hill bring festive spirit to Made in America concert

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Los Angeles' first Budweiser Made in America music festival reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers....
  • 23 String Band returning to bluegrass museum

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    Sept. 01--The 23 String Band, which kicked off the 2011 series of benefit concerts at the International Bluegrass Music Museum, returns to Owensboro on Sept. 26 to kick off the 2014-15 season. Tickets, which cost $23, go on sale online and at the museum, 117 Daviess St., at noon on Sept. 5....
  • Clearwater's new aquarium to focus on animals' return to ocean, not shows

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    Aug. 31--CLEARWATER -- Don't expect to see Winter the dolphin or her companion Hope jumping through the air or squeaking for a stadium full of fans like their Hollywood forerunner, Flipper. There will be no animal shows or even bleachers, for that matter, in the redesigned aquatic center that Clearwater Marine Aquarium hopes to build downtown....
 
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    Consumerism Commentary

  • Naked With Cash: Betsey S, July 2014

    Luke Landes
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. This year, we have four participants who will share their financial reports, exposing the results of their financial choices. Each participant is paired with one of our Certified Financial Planners. The experts will provide insight and…
  • Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, July 2014

    Luke Landes
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. This year, we have four participants who will share their financial reports, exposing the results of their financial choices. Each participant is paired with one of our Certified Financial Planners. The experts will provide insight and…
  • Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, July 2014

    Luke Landes
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. This year, we have four participants who will share their financial reports, exposing the results of their financial choices. Each participant is paired with one of our Certified Financial Planners. The experts will provide insight and…
  • Naked With Cash: Brian, July 2014

    Luke Landes
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. This year, we have four participants who will share their financial reports, exposing the results of their financial choices. Each participant is paired with one of our Certified Financial Planners. The experts will provide insight and…
  • Quicken 2015 for Mac Review and Giveaway

    Luke Landes
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    I have one free download code for Quicken 2015 for Mac to give away to a lucky reader. Instructions are at the bottom of this article. 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…
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    AllFinancialMatters

  • Letter from a Father to His College-Bound Son

    JLP
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    This is great… I heard this while listening to “The Book of Man” by William Bennett. It is a letter written by John D. Swain as his son headed off to Yale. It’s from 1912, but the advice is still good today. Common sense never goes out of style. My oldest son headed off for Texas A&M and Blinn this week. This letter hit home. Happy Friday! My Dear Son: I am writing a few things I meant to say to you when we took our last walk together, the day before you left for Yale. l intended to say them then and I will even confess that l shamelessly inveigled you into taking…
  • 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,…
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    fivecentnickel.com

  • Saving for Retirement: How to Avoid the Roads to Ruin

    Richard Barrington
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    They say there are many paths to financial success, but if you accept the idea that these are two-way streets, that means there are also many paths to financial ruin. Maybe my view is skewed by the fact that people tend to come to me for financial advice once they are already in serious trouble. Then again, my interactions may just be representative of the national condition. A recent study by the Urban Institute estimated that some 77 million Americans have outstanding debt which has been reported to a collection agency, with an average amount owed of $5,200. That amount owed isn’t…
  • Moving ASAP? Follow These Steps!

    FCN Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing! Is there anything worse than moving? Before you call me lazy, I’m not talking about moving from the couch to the refrigerator for a beverage. I’m talking about moving from one home to another. It’s a pain, right? Not only do you have to find a new place to live, you’ve got to deal with switching addresses, packing and finding a new favorite pizza joint – to name a few. One thing that many people have going for them when it comes to moving is time. Time to find a new home. Time to pack and make sure nothing important is…
  • I Was the Victim of a Financial Bully

    Jeffrey Steele
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    These days, there’s a lot of attention being focused on the subject of bullying. This emphasis is well justified. The whole bullying experience tends to be destructive and wreak long-term consequences. As one who was, at times, both bullied and a bully as a kid, I can testify that while I have almost repressed the former experience, I’ll never be able to live down the latter. I join the chorus of those arguing the more we can reduce bullying, the better off society will be. It’s fitting, too, that we are finally getting around to acknowledging there is such a thing…
  • Stretch Your Dollar with Fabulous Freebies

    Suba Iyer
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    After having my baby, I quit my job to stay home with her and money has been tight. Grocery couponing doesn’t work well for our family. So to stretch our dollars further without spending too much time and effort, I started paying attention to freebies around our everyday activities. I already wrote about free summer activities for the whole family. This post will extend it further and explore ways to find free stuff for kids, free repairs, services and skills. Free services Learn more about personal finance, investing or wealth planning: You read this site, which is a great start. If…
  • 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…
 
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    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • It ainâ??t trickin if you got it

    Dual Income No Kids
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    That’s a hip way to say it’s OK to spend money if you have it.  I have to tell you I’m not so sure.  Maybe As you know I work in finance aka the land of corporate douche bags.  Every single day I am surrounded by men in $2000 suits – I know this because […] The post It ain’t trickin if you got it appeared first on DINKS Finance. ...
  • New Cholesterol Drug Could Cut the Occurrence of

    Personal Finance Advice
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Good news has come to light for patients in the battle against cholesterol. An experimental trial by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has proven to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes almost in half. The clinical trial was analysed retrospectively, which means the results are not yet conclusive, but it’s still huge news for […] ...
  • Saving for Retirement: How to Avoid the Roads

    Five Cent Nickel
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    They say there are many paths to financial success, but if you accept the idea that these are two-way streets, that means there are also many paths to financial ruin. Maybe my view is skewed by the fact that people tend to come to me for financial advice once they are already in serious trouble. Then [...] ...
  • Oh, how I wish I could go back

    Bargaineering
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alissa FleckAs a teenager, I looked forward to growing up and leaving home so I could eat all the junk food I wanted. But now that I’ve done that, my perspective has changed. I avoid junk food at all costs. I’ve matured a lot when it comes to money, too. As a kid I dedicated every [...]Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Alissa Fleck ...
  • Virtual Private Networks

    AL6400 Blog
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    This was an interesting sales pitch I thought as someone was trying to essentially sell a piece of hardware that has apps to play things like Netflix. However, it was expressed by the person that the service here in Canada wasnâ??t very good due to a lot of the content being filtered out to non […] ...
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    TraderFeed

  • Are Discipline and Patience the Cure for Overtrading?

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    A while back, a post explained why quiet markets reveal the best traders.  Quiet markets require patience, as they offer less directional opportunity.  For competitive traders eager to make money, that can be bitter.  Recall the group of 11 studies that documented how people have difficulty spending just 6-15 minutes by themselves with nothing to do.  Given a choice between doing something that caused pain to themselves and doing nothing, many of the subjects in the studies elected the painful activity.  It seems as though some action is psychologically preferable to…
  • What We Can Learn From Sector Correlations in the Stock Market

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Above you can see a proprietary index of stock market correlation that I have been working on in recent weeks.  The index looks across multiple stock sectors and multiple time frames and tracks the correlation of daily price moves.  In my modeling, correlation has been one of the most reliable predictors of prospective price moves in SPY over a several week horizon.  Indeed, going back to 2012, when correlation has been in lowest half of its distribution, the next 20 days in SPY have averaged a gain of .56%.  When correlation has been in the highest half of its…
  • Getting by Giving: The Power of Servant Leadership

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    I was recently contacted by a company that I had worked with several years ago.  They were undertaking a large project and wanted me to play an important role.  As we discussed the project, I grew excited.  It was an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for a group of people I liked.Toward the end of the conversation, there was an awkward pause from my contact at the firm.  He said, "I guess we need to talk about your compensation."  His tone suggested that he was surprised that I hadn't raised the matter.My response was immediate and honest.  "I haven't…
  • Landing a Job at a Trading Firm

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    I've been part of the hiring process for many of the trading firms where I've worked.  Perhaps that is why I receive a fair amount of mail from people seeking trading jobs and careers.  Most of those job inquiries are particularly ineffective.  They do not contain the information that any quality trading firm would need to interest them in an application.The sad truth is that there aren't many resources to help traders navigate the job hunt.  Of course, many traders prefer to remain independent.  That provides them with maximum control over their money management and…
  • The Four Pillars of Trading Process

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    We commonly hear that traders should develop and stick to "a process".  But what is a trading process?  I would argue that, across trading styles and time horizons, there are four components essential to any complete trading process:1)  Preparing - What you do to identify and exploit opportunity in markets, including observation, research, idea testing, trade structuring, portfolio construction, and trade planning.2)  Performing - What you do to initiate and manage positions in the market, including sizing, risk management, entry and exit execution, and adjusting to the…
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    Random Roger

  • The Hard Work Of Portfolio Protection

    Roger Nusbaum
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at funds that can act as diversifiers in the face of a large equity decline. Where these funds are designed to not look like the stock market, it is likely that the results in nominal terms have been lousy as the market has rocketed higher over the last five and a half years. From the post; The chart tracks an unnamed alternative-strategy mutual fund in blue and the S&P 500 Index in red. One of the intended attributes of this fund is that it should not look like the stock market. Based on the chart I would say mission accomplished; it does not look like…
  • Is This Bull Market Real?

    Roger Nusbaum
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    In my latest post for Alpha Baskets we ponder whether the current bull market is “real” or not. From the post; How much risk are you taking in the income portion of your portfolio? The answer to that question is less important than whether or not you know how much risk you are taking. There’s nothing wrong with loading up on volatility and risk as long as you know you’re doing it. Please click through to read the entire post.
  • Markets to Yellen; Meh

    Roger Nusbaum
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes a look at Chair Yellen’s speech in Jackson Hole. …market participants expected to finally have some questions answered. When will the Fed raise rates being chief among them. So naturally there was no new information to be had. Equities reaction? An eight point trading range on the day for the S&P 500… Please click through to read the entire update. Since we’re talking about Wyoming; grizzlyversus wolf from Yellowstone in 2011.
  • 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…
 
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  • Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind

    Adam Levitin
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Last December the FDIC put out for comment a proposal for a Single-Point-of-Entry (SPOE) Strategy to implement its Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under Title II of Dodd-Frank. Single-Point-of-Entry has gotten a lot of policy traction. The Treasury Secretary supports it and there’s huge buy-in from Wall Street.  And it’s an approach that is likely to ensure financial stability in the event that a systemically important financial institution gets into trouble.  There’s just one problem with it.  SPOE means “No Bank Left Behind”.   Here’s the idea behind SPOE. SIFIs have…
  • With a whole lot more

    Stephen Lubben
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Adam Levitin
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing Studies 2014).  It's a real pleasure to realize that someone has actually read our chapter! 
  • MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    Adam Levitin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture.  There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a fair amount of money.  (Not all of it is real money, of course, but the notionals add up).   By my counting, there have been some $94.6 billion in settlements announced or proposed to date dealing with mortgages and MBS.  This count excludes things like CDO litigation and Lehman Brothers litigation. I've also likely missed some settlements…
  • Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement

    Adam Levitin
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    The latest consumer financial product to come under the regulatory microscope is subprime auto lending, which has seen a boom in the last few years.  The subprime auto market's boom underscores a real problem in consumer financial regulation: different consumer financial products have developed different substantive regulatory regimes that are not justified by differences in the products. Most fundamentally, we have an ability-to-repay requirement for mortgages, a different ability-to-pay requirement for credit cards, and nothing else for other products. In light of the changes in all…
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  • STTG Market Recap August 29, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    A spike in the closing moments of the day helped cap off a strong August as the S&P 500 finished up 0.33% and the NASDAQ 0.50%. Volume was very light ahead of the holiday weekend. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final take on consumer sentiment rose to 82.5 in August from 81.8 the month before. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 28, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Indexes opened down to begin Thursday's action but dip buyers came in slowly during the day to minimize losses. At the end of the day the S&P 500 fell 0.17% and the NASDAQ 0.26%. All systems remain on go. Figures from the Commerce Department showed the economy expanded more than previously projected, with gross domestic product rising at a 4.2 percent annualized pace, versus an earlier... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 27, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    A quiet day of rest and consolidation, consistent with a serious rally. The S&P 500 finished flat while the NASDAQ fell 0.02%. News flow was very light as we come to the end of summer and many are enjoying vacation; volume out there reflects this. Original post: STTG Market Recap August 27, 2014 Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 26, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A day after crossing over 2000 but then falling back the S&P 500 finished above that big round number. The S&P 500 gained 0.11% and the NASDAQ 0.29%. The day's economic reports came in well above expectations; orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent last month versus a 7.5 percent estimate. The bookings for longer-lasting goods came on increased demand for commercial aircraft. A... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
  • STTG Market Recap August 25, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    The S&P 500 hit the much commented 2000 level mid day Monday but fell back a tiny bit in the afternoon. This is only a psychological number but humans are attracted to those big round numbers. As we mentioned Friday a tiny pullback in the indexes worked off a very extreme short term oversold condition and that led to an immediate round of buying today. So the bull market has certainly... Read the full article at StockTradingToGo.com
 
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  • LinkedIn Pays Nearly $6 Million After US Labor Department Investigation

    Whistleblower Law for Managers
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    After being investigated by the US Labor Department for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, LinkedIn has been forced to pay out nearly $6 million in damages and unpaid overtime to 359 employees....By: Whistleblower Law for Managers
  • Board Oversight of Cybersecurity

    Winstead PC
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Cyber-attacks on U.S. companies have increased over recent years resulting in significant costs to companies. According to surveys, U.S. companies have experienced a 42% increase between 2011 and 2012 in the number of cyber-attacks they experienced...By: Winstead PC
  • Omnicare: The Other Securities Case to be Worried About

    Sedgwick LLP
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    In the securities law arena, all eyes are currently focused on the Halliburton case, and whether the U.S. Supreme Court will scrap or modify the “fraud on the market” presumption for reliance in connection with claims brought under the Securities...By: Sedgwick LLP
  • Washington Court of Appeals Expands "Jeopardy" Element of Claim for Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy

    Stoel Rives LLP
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    This month the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III issued a ruling in Becker v. Community Health Systems, Inc. that expands protections in a wrongful termination action based on violation of a public policy....By: Stoel Rives LLP
  • Delaware’s Adoption of Garner — and Practical Ways to Respond

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    On July 23, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal...By: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Remains of WWII soldier returned homeTenn. Dept. of Veteran AffairsA Tenn. family finally learned what happened to Pfc. Cecil Harris after he went missing nearly 70 years ago in France during World War II. Discovery that led to his returnMore headlinesTech boom hits OhioPoll shakes up Tenn. Senate race
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  • Ted Cruz ready to run for president?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Ted Cruz ready to run for president? GettyThe Tea Party backed Texas Republican sounded like a man preparing a run for president while speaking to conservative big wigs. Harsh words he had for ObamaMore political newsBig predictions for 2014ISIS eyeing Mexican border?
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    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain EbolaAPThe WHO declared the efforts in this region 'a top priority emergency' after a 21-year-old tested positive for the disease.Fears permeate as spread continuesMore headlinesIs this paper's headline sexist? Trains sought to pull toxic waste
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    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Remains of WWII soldier returned homeTenn. Dept. of Veteran AffairsA Tenn. family finally learned what happened to Pfc. Cecil Harris after he went missing nearly 70 years ago in France during World War II. Discovery that led to his returnMore headlinesTech boom hits OhioPoll shakes up Tenn. Senate race
  • Severe weather shuts down outdoor events

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Ted Cruz ready to run for president?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Severe weather shuts down outdoor events

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Ted Cruz ready to run for president?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain Ebola

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain EbolaAPThe WHO declared the efforts in this region 'a top priority emergency' after a 21-year-old tested positive for the disease.Fears permeate as spread continuesMore headlinesIs this paper's headline sexist? Trains sought to pull toxic waste
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    Remains of WWII soldier returned homeTenn. Dept. of Veteran AffairsA Tenn. family finally learned what happened to Pfc. Cecil Harris after he went missing nearly 70 years ago in France during World War II. Discovery that led to his returnMore headlinesTech boom hits OhioPoll shakes up Tenn. Senate race
  • Severe weather shuts down outdoor events

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Ted Cruz ready to run for president?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain Ebola

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain EbolaAPThe WHO declared the efforts in this region 'a top priority emergency' after a 21-year-old tested positive for the disease.Fears permeate as spread continuesMore headlinesIs this paper's headline sexist? Trains sought to pull toxic waste
  • Man gives brother second chance at life

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Remains of WWII soldier returned home

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Remains of WWII soldier returned homeTenn. Dept. of Veteran AffairsA Tenn. family finally learned what happened to Pfc. Cecil Harris after he went missing nearly 70 years ago in France during World War II. Discovery that led to his returnMore headlinesTech boom hits OhioPoll shakes up Tenn. Senate race
  • Severe weather shuts down outdoor events

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Severe weather shuts down outdoor eventsAPTorrential rains prompted mass evacuations at outdoor sporting and music events Sunday, forcing revelers to seek shelter from wild weather.Northeast suffers in storm's wakeMore headlinesPolitical ads jam Iowa's airwavesAmerica's disappearing jobs
  • Ted Cruz ready to run for president?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Ted Cruz ready to run for president? GettyThe Tea Party backed Texas Republican sounded like a man preparing a run for president while speaking to conservative big wigs. Harsh words he had for ObamaMore political newsBig predictions for 2014ISIS eyeing Mexican border?
  • Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain Ebola

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Country rocked by 'urgent need' to contain EbolaAPThe WHO declared the efforts in this region 'a top priority emergency' after a 21-year-old tested positive for the disease.Fears permeate as spread continuesMore headlinesIs this paper's headline sexist? Trains sought to pull toxic waste
  • Man gives brother second chance at life

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
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  • Using Accounts Receivable to Predict Churn

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    For subscription-based businesses, customer retention is critical. Having a product that keeps customers loyal can solidify your place in the market and keep revenue growing. Conversely, a high churn rate (a significant percentage of customers who discontinue service during a given time period) can kill your business. Unfortunately, churn rate is a lagging indicator – by the time you notice it, it’s already too late. Learn how to proactively manage churn in this one-page guide.Request Free!
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    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
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    Congratulations, you just hit your bookings target for the month! Unfortunately, the celebration might end there. Hitting your bookings goal is a great progress marker for your sales team, but it’s not nearly as important for evaluating your business as a whole. In fact, relying on bookings could be holding you back. In this one-page guide, you’ll learn why invoices are a better metric for revenue growth.Request Free!
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  • Global markets roundup, 1 September

    MoneyWeek Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    The FTSE 100 rose 14 points before the weekend to close at 6,820.The post Global markets roundup, 1 September was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • London’s property market is looking wobbly – is it about to topple?

    Matthew Partridge
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    On the face of it, London's property market is still going strong. But in reality, things are not so rosy. Matthew Partridge looks at how much longer London's house-price bubble has to go before it pops. The post London’s property market is looking wobbly – is it about to topple? was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • 1 September 1958: The first Cod War begins

    Chris Carter
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    On this day in 1958, Iceland extended its exclusive fishing zone to 12 miles, sparking the first 'Cod War' with Britain.The post 1 September 1958: The first Cod War begins was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Fight against Ebola needs more speed – and cash

    MoneyWeek Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    There's no magic bullet that will end the Ebola crisis in Africa.The post Fight against Ebola needs more speed – and cash was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Salmond gives Yes race a steroidal boost

    Matthew Partridge
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Alex Salmond came out on top in the second TV debate, say the polls. But will it make a difference? Matthew Partridge reports.The post Salmond gives Yes race a steroidal boost was first published on MoneyWeek.
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  • What We're Reading ~ Hedge Fund Links 8/29/14

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Hedge funds hunt for clues in Treasury tax inversion limit [Bloomberg]The best short seller you've never heard of [HFIntelligence] Why you should avoid the hottest hedge fund hands [CNBC]Investor satisfaction with hedge funds falls [FINalternatives]Big funds continue to bring in the big money [Bloomberg] Dan Loeb's comments on ThirdPointRe's call [Seeking Alpha] David Einhorn's comments on GreenlightCapitalRe's call [Seeking Alpha]Morgan Creek's Mark Yusko sees opportunity in Saudi Arabia [FINalternatives]The hedge fund and the despot [Business Week]
  • What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 8/27/14

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Profile of Alibaba's Joseph Tsai [Bloomberg]Carol Loomis' latest on BlackRock: the $4.3 trillion force [Fortune] Profile of 108 year old investor Irving Kahn [Telegraph]Lessons learned in 30 years of investing [What Works on Wall Street] Share sleuth's investment checklist [Interactive Investor]A look at Post Holdings [View From the Blue Ridge] A look at WL Ross Holding Corp [Brooklyn Investor]What makes Warren Buffett a great investor? [Farnam Street]Amazon: not an e-commerce company [Stratechery]The inside story of how Netflix came to pay Comcast for traffic [Quartz]Morningstar: a force to…
  • Glenview Capital Boosts VCA (WOOF) Stake

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Larry Robbins' hedge fund firm Glenview Capital has filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding their stake in Vca (WOOF).  Per the filing, Glenview now owns 14.85% of the company with over 12.8 million shares.This means they've boosted their position size by over 4 million shares since the end of the second quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on August 21st and it notes that their ownership includes 4,114,200 shares that are obtainable upon exercise of options.To see the rest of Glenview's portfolio, head to the brand new edition of Hedge Fund Wisdom.Per Google Finance,…
  • Maverick Capital Discloses Pets at Home Group Position

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Lee Ainslie's hedge fund Maverick Capital has disclosed a new holding in London listed Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS).  Due to trading on July 29th, Maverick now own the equivalent of 3.14% of voting rights, all via a total return swap.Pets at Home was floated in March at 245p per share.  It looks as though Maverick might have bought their shares somewhere around 175p.To see what else Maverick has been buying, check out our just released Hedge Fund Wisdom newsletter.Per Google Finance, Pets at Home is "a specialist retailer of pet food, pet-related products and pet accessories. The…
  • Bridger Capital Raises Tornier Stake

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Roberto Mignone's hedge fund firm Bridger Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding their position in Tornier N.V. (TRNX).  Bridger has disclosed they now own 5.5% of the company with almost 2.7 million shares.This means they've added to their share count by 707,960 shares since the end of Q2.  The filing was made due to activity on August 6th.To see what else Bridger has invested in, check out the new issue of our newsletter.Per Google Finance, Tornier is "a global medical device company focused on surgeons that treat musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of the shoulder,…
 
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  • World Traveler-Author Allan Karl with Neale Bayly. Part Two of Four

    Tamela Rich
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the first Part of this four-part series, you met Allan Karl and Neale Bayly. Part Two features Allan’s story from Bolivia, where he suffered a crushed leg from a crash that detoured him for six months on his trip around the world as he flew back to the states for medical care and physical therapy. His crash was in a remote part of the country and the only medical care available to him for days was ibuprofen. That part of his story is in his book, “Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection.” What isn’t in the book is what happened when he returned to…
  • A Child Bride’s 30th Wedding Anniversary

    Tamela Rich
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    My odometer hasn’t turned over in eight weeks. Why? I’ve been blessed with a great deal of client work AND have been writing the first draft of my new book, Life Lessons from the Road: Riding Deep into the Soul. The book needs to sit and steep for a few weeks while I renew my relationship with the road. I’ll put the kickstand up this afternoon. Speaking of relationships, my long-suffering spouse will join me in southern Massachusetts for Labor Day weekend to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Of course I’m NOT OLD ENOUGH to be married that long, but there it is,…
  • World Traveler-Author Allan Karl with Neale Bayly. Part One of Four

    Tamela Rich
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    In this four-part podcast series, I’ll introduce you to a couple of my friends who’ve traveled the world on motorcycles. You may already know Neale Bayly, who joined me for a conversational TEDx talk earlier this year. Now meet world traveler-author-speaker Allan Karl. Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection Allan Karl is the author of “Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection,” which he wrote after three years of traveling around the world—solo— on his BMW F650GS Dakar. Some of you may remember that my brother taught me to ride on a Dakar,…
  • Runnin’ Shotgun with Dad and a CB Radio

    Tamela Rich
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We took a road trip from Ohio every two or three years in our Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser  to visit family in California. Hauling three kids some 3,000 miles in close quarters with a weak air conditioner might make the heartiest parent shudder, but not mine. Parents today prepare for road trips by stocking up on DVDs and iPad games. In the mid-1970′s Mom and Dad installed a CB radio in the Vista Cruiser. THIS one purchase set the stage for an epic road trip! First I have to tell you what a CB radio is and how we used it. CB radio? What’s that? Citizen Band radio (CB radio)…
  • Win 13 Books, including “Live Full Throttle”

    Tamela M. Rich
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Mary’s book, “Over iT” “What is on your summer reading list? Maybe you’ll win your next book in this week’s BLOG HOP. Mary Buchan, Midlifestyle RNventor is hosting this book blog hop during her virtual book launch of Over iT. Win thirteen self-help books Thirteen authors (including me) will EACH give you a chance to win his or her book in a giveaway that ends July 23, 2014. Follow the links below and make sure you enter all for a chance to win. You will simply follow the giveaway instructions on each website. Most of the authors want you to leave a comment…
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  • Still bullish but over bought

    admin
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Trend is your friend and in this low volume August still on your side that is if you were bullish. These low volumes are typical for the year as most Wall street Titans are on vacay this month. For day traders and those seeking cash from the markets this can be the most frustrating month as stocks barely move, but this month it was not so bad. The dog days of August didn't hurt so bad. SPX and NDX are making new highs while RUT lags behinds and does not participates in the moves towards higher ground. This may change however in next weeks trading though. Lots of stocks are hitting or going to…
  • Markets grinding higher among earnings

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Market seems to be grinding higher amid a week full of earnings in big names. There is no tell its a bullish bias as long the earnings are bullish. The second we stop this euphoria this market can drop down, because it has been overbought in this region for a longtime. Profit taking may grip the market and than back on up. GOOGL had its earnings last week and this week is filled with big name like CMG, NFLX, AMZN and so many others. We are trading index options like RUT and SPX for the moment and avoiding the earnings risk based trading this year. Earning trades are great if you gamble right…
  • Expecting a bullish week in major stocks

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    As the earnings season kicks off in major stocks starting with GOOGL this Thursday, expecting a bullish bias this week in the market. SPX has been pulling back a little after topping the channel but RUT is already bouncing back from the 50 day line. NDX has barely budged from the rise and break it had and still strong here. The action in CMG is sideways which may lead to higher prices as the short sellers couldn't push this one down below as buyers kept stepping in. AAPL is looking strong here, and may run up higher towards the $100 century mark. PCLN has been forming a base and you can see…
  • Bullish action continues

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Market continues to grind higher in the above mentioned video. NDX made a new high on Friday and the cup shaped pattern is proving what it should be doing so far. This index can move much higher if we are correct about the chart patterns. Same for $COMP the bullish action is all there to see. RUT is also trying to go higher and next few weeks we should some more bullishness. Major stocks are doing well. AAPL the post split relegated one also bouncing off its trendline to go higher towards 95 or so levels. CMG has formed a large defective cup and now broken the rising trendline, yet shows no…
  • Bullish action in indexes continues

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:18 pm
    SPX , RUT and NDX all showing  bullish action this week. The FOMC meeting was well liked by traders last week and a promising start higher resulted in SPX and other indexes reaching new highs. However, we are nearing the upper limit of the channel here and overbought and may see a retreat at some point, but the next few days should bring more bullish upsides to the market. Most jumbo stocks which we often trade are in good shape and forming bases or have run up higher. NFLX is now pulling back a little to give us an entry. CMG has run up a bit and showing some sideways action or may dip here…
 
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  • A Career with an Online Degree

    Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Even though many people have satisfying careers once they have completed a degree program, many are unhappy with the career choice that they made. Getting a different career in a new line of work could be just what you need if your current job is lacking. There is a lot of flexibility, especially if you choose to get your degree online.Northeastern is one school that offers flexibility in online MBA options. The good thing about studying online is that you can do it according to your own schedule, without giving up the interaction with other students. Choose a degree focus that matches your…
  • When is the perfect time for a First-Time Home Buyer to Enter the Market?

    Kevin
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Like any first-time home buyer, you’re probably overwhelmed at the very prospect of finding and actually procuring your first home. Purchasing a home could end up being the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so it’s crucial to take your time and consider plenty of options. Many factors come into play, but one that tends to weigh especially heavily on home buyers’ minds is the right time of year to buy. When it comes to having as many options as possible, choosing the right season for your search can certainly help and that’s where Choice Home Loans can help.
  • Factors Affecting Your Car Insurance Rates

    Kevin
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Car insurance is a variable cost that depends on various factors often pertaining to where you are in life. If you are younger you are most likely going to be paying higher premiums due to your perceived risk factor. A younger person also would not have much of a credit history built up which could normally allow for better rates as well. One benefit younger people may have is that on a whole, their insurance may actually cost less only based on price itself due to insuring an automobile that is worth considerably less than an adult with a good job. Having a $500 car will be less to insure…
  • 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…
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  • ETF Scorecard – August 29th Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Major equity indexes inched higher during the week but gave into some light profit-taking pressures as Labor Day weekend approached. A lack of noteworthy developments overseas coupled with solid economic data releases at home left the doors open for the bulls; better-than-expected durable goods, consumer confidence, and an upbeat revision to U.S. GDP welcomed buyers during the week and kept the bears at bay [see also How the Homebuilders ETF Reacts to New Home Sales].  To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and looks at how various…
  • New Issuer WBI Shares Debuts 10 ETFs

    Daniela Pylypczak
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Wall Street saw the S&P 500 Index logging in its first ever above-2,000 close this week, setting a new milestone in the stock market’s recent bull run. Also this week, investors digested several economic reports. Orders for durable goods surged 22.6% in July from the prior month, well above analyst expectations of 7.5% (but driven mostly by airplane orders). In addition, the S&P/Case-Shiller index rose 8.1% in June, slightly below expectations [see How the S&P 500 Reacts to Unemployment Reports]. On the ETF front, a new issuer made its Wall Street debut, launching 10 new…
  • Active or Passive? How to Blend Aspects of Both

    Russ Koesterich
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Investment fund strategies can broadly be divided into either active management or passive management. The former refers to funds actively managed by financial professionals who typically try to outperform a given benchmark, while the latter describes funds that seek to track a particular index. For most investors, deciding on whether to use active or passive funds is largely a matter of faith or disposition. Occasionally, the debate becomes surprisingly impassioned, which often leaves people slightly amused, as investment professionals get in a froth about arcane topics such as tracking…
  • Sell On The Pop Prospects: August 25th Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:53 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 25th Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:45 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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  • Using Mean Reversion and Momentum for Possible Advantage

    David Merkel
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the challenges of fundamental investing is trying to find decent ideas that are off the radar. There are a number of ways to try to do that by looking at: smaller foreign companies companies that have made some significant losses. companies where the relative performance is so awful that no manager benchmarked to an index would dare touch the company. small companies with modest insider buying. companies in boring industries that you know can’t have any significant growth.  (This excludes “buggy whip” industries.) companies where insiders own so much of…
  • Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend

    Rita Keller
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    On the weekend, think about different things and try new things. Put those Excel spreadsheets and tax projections out of your mind and look at the world from a new viewpoint. Here’s a science experiment to try with your kids.
  • Look Around

    Rita Keller
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    After this weekend, accounting firms will roll into mini-busy-season, dealing with all of those corporate extensions that have lagged since spring. When you arrive at the office on Tuesday, take note of the people you hang-out with at work. Maybe even the people who sit nearby. It’s almost like school. If you sit with the goof-offs, you become like them and adopt an “I don’t care” attitude. You just get-by with doing the minimum required. If you are surrounded by people who keep focused, work quickly, are friendly yet don’t waste time, they are probably the ones…
  • Two Portfolios. Pick One.

    David Merkel
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:16 pm
    I’m going to show you two portfolios — I’m not initially going to tell you much about either one, but then you can consider which one you might like better.  Here’s portfolio A: And here is portfolio B: There is one obvious difference in the two portfolios: portfolio B has gone up more than portfolio A in the past year.  But the hidden story is that portfolio A’s stocks have had price returns of -85% or worse over the past four years, whereas portfolio B’s stocks have has price returns of 1000% or better.  They are the only stocks with…
  • CPA Firm Practice Management Newsletter

    Rita Keller
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    My newsletter went out yesterday. Did you get your copy? It’s official name is “Solutions For CPA Firm Leaders” but I’m rethinking that. I like to call it CPA MAP Talk (with Rita Keller). Why? Because my newsletter, this blog (every business day for almost 10 years), my business Facebook page (and some of my personal page), My Google+ posts, my tweets, my LinkedIn posts and the message in all my in-person presentations is all about MAP. By the way, how are you doing with Managing an Accounting Practice? I hear stories. Oh boy, do I hear stories!! Many of you are…
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  • Treat Yourself Like The Most Important Investment You Will Ever Make

    Jeff Pierce
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    How much time is spent reading the prospectus of this investment or that? How much energy do we pour into researching our next big investment? It is not as if they all turn out as expected. But in general, we tend to perform some type of due diligence when making a big investment in a company. Why, then, do we not apply the same due diligence to the biggest investment of all: ourselves? When it comes to investing in businesses, there are rules and BEST practices that we can apply. Buy low; sell high is one such axiom. Here are a few more that may not make great bumper stickers, but are good…
  • Options Reveal 7 Ways Stocks Can End 2014

    chris
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Chris Ebert Very few things can be known for sure about the future; and even when something is known for sure, the word sure is open to interpretation. Certainly, one can be reasonably sure that the sun will rise tomorrow, though technically even that it is not 100% certain. It is possible to be sure about the future of the stock market – perhaps not quite as sure as tomorrow’s sunrise – but sure nonetheless. As the Lobour Day holiday is upon us, and with the final trading months of the year now approaching, we may find it helpful to take some time to consider what we actually know…
  • Financial Astrology – Crude Update

    Jeff Pierce
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    By Astrology Traders The Markets The bullish trend we were expecting in the middle of August gained additional strength in last weeks trading session. The technical long term trend is for the Nasdaq has realigned to the upside and joins the DJIA. The Nasdaq has done a ‘whipsaw’, as Jeff likes to call it, giving a signal that is bullish for all the indexes. Jeff often sees this type of market being followed up by a very big bullish breakout. We could see this type of move next week or in the second week of September. We will continue to hold our long positions, trim profits, and…
  • Could QTMM Be The Next PLUG?

    jeff pierce
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    By Jeff Pierce Below is one of the most bullish charts I’ve seen in awhile. Let’s start with the weekly and note the massively overbought RSI condition in June/July. This is often a warm up to what’s to come. Yes it’s a penny stock and that’s why it doesn’t make my tradewithZEN watchlist, but these are exactly the sort of momentum stocks I look for that can provide excellent returns. Check out the weekly chart of PLUG and I think you’ll see what I’m seeing. RSI bullish trends oscillate between 80-40. We’ve corrected back to the 40 level…
  • Stock Owners More Important Than Stock Prices

    chris
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Chris Ebert Last week’s market analysis concluded with a simple observation “… a move to 1988 or 1935, at any time in the next week or so, would be quite natural.” Well, it’s now evident that the market chose 1988, not because that level is somehow magical, but because it represents a boundary between two different types of trading environments, just as 1935 represented a boundary. Above 1988 is a zone known here as lottery fever for its feverish buying of stocks that drives prices higher without regard for fundamentals, economic news, or anything else that otherwise might cause…
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  • Ukrainian President Declares That Russia Has Invaded - This Will Spark Selling Today

    pete@oneoption.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Posted 8:15 AM ET - Yesterday, I started my comments off with this quote. "As long as global geopolitical tensions remain stable, the market will float higher." Overnight, the Ukrainian President declared that Russia has invaded. Journalists are reporting that armored personnel carriers and military trucks have been spotted entering the country. Ukrainian troops have captured 10 Russian paratroopers. Putin claims they probably floated over the border. This conflict is going to escalate. The US and Europe are likely to impose additional economic sanctions. However, sanctions won't keep Putin…
  • Market Will Float Higher - Daily Trading Ranges Will Compress

    pete@oneoption.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Posted 9:45 AM ET - As long as global geopolitical tensions remain stable, the market will float higher. The S&P 500 is making an all-time high and it is above $2000. GDP will be released tomorrow and it is the only significant news item the rest of the week. It is not likely to move the needle. DC is in recess and there isn't any political banter. Earnings season has ended and the results were good. Central banks are easing (ECB, China and Japan) and the Fed will stay accommodative. Interest rates are at historic lows and Bond Managers are not …
  • Durable Goods Did Not Move the Needle - Look For Quiet Trading With An Upward Bias

    pete@oneoption.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Posted 9:50 AM ET - The S&P 500 is above $2000 and it is making a new all-time high. The news is light and so is the volume. The path of least resistance is up and stocks will float higher the rest of the week provided that geopolitical conflicts remained stable. The ECB plans to start QE in September. China is considering stimulus/easing to keep their economic growth at 7.5%. Janet Yellen said that structural unemployment issues will keep the Fed from tightening anytime soon. Central banks are "loose" and that is pushing the market higher. U.S. Treasury yields are at …
  • Very Qiet Week Ahead - Look For Dull Trading With A Slight Upward Bias

    pete@oneoption.com
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Posted 10:20 AM ET - The news this weekend was very light. Russian convoys left the Ukraine and the ECB plans to ease. Global markets are trading higher and the S&P 500 is making a new all-time high. The conflict in the Ukraine seems to be settling down. Most analysts believe that Putin does not want to start a war and the market has completely discounted the chance of this happening. Mario Draghi said that the ECB might start quantitative easing in September when he spoke in Jackson Hole. He cited structural economic issues. Economic sanctions against Russia could also weigh …
  • 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 …
 
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  • Treat Yourself Like The Most Important Investment You Will Ever Make

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    How much time is spent reading the prospectus of this investment or that? How much energy do we pour into researching our next big investment? It is not as if they all turn out as expected. But in general, we tend to perform some type of due diligence when making a big investment in a […]
  • Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Job Growth Sustain the Rally?

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
    (8-31-14) With the official end to summer, there are many topics for sunburned vacationers to consider as they settle in to their desks and boardrooms on Tuesday. Economic data has been mixed, but with a positive tilt. We learned the latest ideas from central bankers. There are assorted crises around the world. Somehow, in spite The post Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Job Growth Sustain the Rally? appeared first on A Dash of Insight.
  • Morning News: September 1, 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    China Manufacturing Growth Slows in August China’s Property Slump Leads to Record Loans to Builders China’s Stocks Rise to One-Week High as Data Boost Stimulus […]
  • Scottish Banks Salivating at the Prospects for an Independent Scotland of 6 Million Debt Slaves

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Over the past 5 years the smoke has cleared and the mirrors have been shattered to reveal the truth of what Britain's banking industry is, one of the most corrupt of all activities that the elite utilise to concentrate the wealth of a nation into their pockets. The primary purpose of banking is to enslave EVERYONE and EVERYTHING and the epicentre of for want of a better word 'EVIL' is the CENTRAL BANK.
  • Growth

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    “It's said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” – David Brin in The Postman “For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, sniffed, tried, and discarded. A mind that's afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original." – David Brin, Orbit interview
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  • Protecting non-US whistleblowers from retaliation

    David Bogoslaw
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Recent court ruling increases chances that foreign employees for US firms will opt for external over internal reporting of misconduct      Compliance officers' jobs just got a little tougher. Last week, a federal appellate court dismissed an appeal of the New York Southern District Court's ruling in Liu Meng-Lin v Siemens last October, saying that Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation protections cannot be applied extra-territorially for activity that occurred outside the US in a non-US company. That's not surprising given the particulars of the case, in which a former compliance…
  • Royal Bank of Canada, ATB Financial, 4 other organizations honored in Banff

    Staff writers
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Canadian Society of Corporates Secretaries bestows Excellence in Governance Awards at annual conference   The Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance were announced on August 24 at a gala dinner that opened the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries’ 16th Annual Corporate Governance Conference in Banff, Alberta. BC Cancer Foundation and MTS Allstream shared the award for best overall corporate governance and Royal Bank of Canada was  recognized for best use of technology in governance, risk and compliance and for best practices in strategic…
  • 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…
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    Lending Stream Blog

  • Quote by Benjamin Franklin

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
      Quote of the day! Feel free to share. And join us over on our social networks if you want to receive inspiring thoughts throughout the month. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+   FollowThe post Quote by Benjamin Franklin appeared first on Lending Stream Blog.
  • 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.
 
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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: German GDP Numbers September 1, 2014

    Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    With the North American holiday, Monday looks as if we are going to be all about the Germans. With this, we are watching GDP out of that country quite closely. The post Market Watch: German GDP Numbers September 1, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • German GDP Numbers September 1, 2014

    Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    The Monday session will be heavily weighted towards Europe obviously, as the United States and Canada celebrate Labor Day. That being the case, we feel that the market will be almost completely dead during North American trading, even in the currency markets which will of course still be open. However, there are a few things … The post German GDP Numbers September 1, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Market Watch: EU CPI Numbers August 29, 2014

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    On a day with several announcements, we are paying the most attention to the EU CPI Numbers. We believe that there could be value found in the stock markets and the US Dollar. The post Market Watch: EU CPI Numbers August 29, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • EU CPI Numbers August 29, 2014

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    On the Friday session, the market will be focusing on Europe in general. The German Retail Sales month over month comes out early in the day, anticipated to be 0.1%. With that, we anticipate that the EUR/USD pair, as well as the DAX should be influenced by what happens with this announcement. We don’t necessarily … The post EU CPI Numbers August 29, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Market Watch: US GDP Numbers August 28, 2014

    Chris
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    On a day that has several releases, we are paying the most attention to German Employment, German CPI, and US GDP. The post Market Watch: US GDP Numbers August 28, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
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  • How to Plan for College Expenses

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    With the school year quickly approaching, paying for college expenses is likely on the minds of many families. If you’re currently saving for that large expense, it is probably taking up a significant portion of your disposable income. Or maybe you’re a grandparent that has earmarked a portion of your liquid assets to help provide the capital to cover tuition for your grandchildren. Of course, some kids will receive scholarships, but others must use financial aid that will leave them graduating college with a debt burden that they will repay with a future income. In this recorded…
  • From “ABC” to MBA in a Hop, Skip and a Jump!

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    On the first day of school, for your little bright-eyed wonder, there are all the traditional reasons to cry. “Look how fast they’re growing! They’ll be off to college before you know it!” And there are the not-so-traditional reasons to cry. “How am I ever going to pay for that?” The first and most important answer, of course, is to START NOW! If you start preparing for the first day of freshman orientation on the first day of kindergarten, most of your tears will be shed on the “goodbye.” If you wait until high school graduation day, you risk waving your child’s education…
  • Benefits of Permanent Life Insurance

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Andy Tanner hosts Patrick Donohoe in a discussion about the financial benefits of permanent life insurance. Click here to watch this video on YouTube! Be sure to check out Infinite 101 for additional education.               The post Benefits of Permanent Life Insurance appeared first on paradigmlife.net.
  • 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

    Spencer Couch
    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…
 
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  • Labor Day is more than a Holiday

    Krantcents
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Labor Day is the first Monday in September and an American holiday! It is supposed to be a national tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers made to this country. It was established abut one hundred twenty years ago. It usually signaled the end of summer and children return to school. The last weekend to get away or relax before school starts. What does Labor Day mean to you? Interesting when unions are getting smaller and less influential, we celebrate their impact on the country. I think in most cases, there Labor Day in most cities may have a parade or some other…
  • Car Free in Los Angeles

    Krantcents
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Yes, I will be car free in Los Angeles in three years. Why am I writing about it now? I am taking the first step to be car free in Los Angeles. I will retire in the next three years and have no need for two cars. Los Angeles is a very much a car town. Los Angeles used to have one of the best public transit systems in the country, but that was nearly one hundred years ago!  According to a U.S. News & World Report analysis in 2011, Los Angles is ranked third after Denver and New York for public transportation investment, ridership and safety. There are taxis, Uber, Lyft, MTA (bus), Metro…
  • Hobbies Can Be Expensive!

    Krantcents
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Hobbiestake time and money! My wife’s garden is only forty-eight (48) square feet and she spends hours in it every week. It is flowers, plants, herbs and even a few vegetables. I am not complaining because she enjoys it! Hobbies are supposed to be enjoyable and a distraction from your day to day activities. Hobbies can also be expensive, addictive and even a money pit. My wife used to collect stuffed bears from around the world. Mostly European bears, but a few from other parts of the world. Every time we traveled, she would pick one up. The collection grew to two to three hundred…
  • Summer Vacation Is Over!

    Krantcents
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Summer is vacation time for families! Most of the world goes on holiday in August every year. Students travel during the summer because they are off from school. For the last fourteen (14) years, I travel overseas during the summer. When students return to school, their teachers usually use vacation experiences as a subject for a composition or discussion. Did you take a summer vacation? Most people get two (2) to four (4) weeks of vacation a year. When I worked industry, it was pretty rare to take even three (3) weeks off all at once. I feel really fortunate that I routinely receive fourteen…
  • 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…
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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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  • Can debt collectors throw you in jail?

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Hi Erica, A debt collector got my phone number through one of my family members and has started calling me. The debt is from 2012 and is originally from a payday loan and totals $620 right now. They are threatening to raise the interest rate on my debt if I don't pay by a certain date. And they are saying that they are going to file something against me with the city and that I could get hauled off to jail as soon as they make the call. Can they do these things? They are being nasty whenever they call me.  What are my options? –Patti Dear Patti, Good that you asked! The person who…
  • Sun Country Airlines launches Visa card

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    The average full-time employee in America who has been with his or her employer for a year gets about 10 days of vacation and eight paid holidays each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's almost four work weeks' worth of fun. But, many of those fun times require a plane ticket — sometimes a very expensive one. So finding a way to rack up frequent flier miles can be the difference between sitting on the beach and sitting at home. And that means you might take a second look at Sun Country Airlines' new Visa card, which it announced on June 25. If you…
  • Credit cards can be a lifeline, but not all the time

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Hi Erica, I have absolutely no money after rent, and I don't get paid for another week. I have a little left over on my credit card and almost no food in the house. You say credit cards aren't for emergencies, but this is an emergency. My son and I need to eat. Do you have any other ideas? – Erin Dear Erin, Without question, you and your son must have food. That is indisputable. If the only way for you to provide sustenance is by charging, swipe away. Today. As for tomorrow, I want you to do things a little differently. OK, a lot differently. Not because you're wrong to…
  • Shared accounts for couples: good or bad idea?

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Dear Eva, My husband and I have a shared bank account, but not individual accounts. Is that a bad thing? I've read that you should have separate accounts, but I don't really understand why. What's the thinking behind shared or individual accounts? Or both? –Kathy Hi Kathy, There's nothing wrong with having a shared bank account, as long as you guys have an easy time agreeing on how to spend your money. If not, some couples find it simpler to set up some overall spending goal in different areas and create separate accounts that each person can draw on, as long as he…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • ForexMinute Reviews and Recommends Redwood Options, a Binary Options Broker

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 After exhaustive analysis and review, ForexMinute claims that Redwood Options is one of the most reliable binary options brokers as it not only provides user-friendly interface but higher returns too. Powered by Spotoption, the world?s leading binary options software providers, its software provides trade with 50 stocks, 15 currencies, 7 commodities and 27 indices. Notwithstanding, the trading platform it offers is user-friendly, Redwood Options understands the requirements from the traders and accordingly brings professional Personal Account Managers who help them…
  • OrbexJoins iTrader Expo as Exhibitor

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    London (PRWEB UK) 25 March 2014 Showcasing its online trading products and services and international forex expertise in a unique 24-hour virtual expo, Orbex will join the iTrader Expo on March 26 at virtual booth 13. The iTrader Expo is designed to connect brokers with traders from around the world in a user-friendly virtual platform with live presentations and workshops from leading industry professionals and access to a wealth of educational resources and materials. The 24-hour expo will include day and night events as well as more than $ 1 million in offers and prizes. Formerly…
  • Forex Signals Firm iFexx Has Launched a Revolutionary Algorithmic Investment Program for Auto Forex Trading

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Algorithmic Investment Program (AIP) by iFexx is now publicly open for subscription. Forex Signals provider iFexx has entered a new investment era to help small investors implement a high-frequency trading strategy on their Forex account. HFT or High-Frequency trading is a special class of algorithmic trading, which is used by investment banks and institutional traders, recording high profits in different market conditions. HFT allocates total portfolio risk into small orders in a diversified basket, in order to hedge risk and market impact.
  • 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…
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  • Nisas See An Extra £5 Billion Invested

    wendy
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    The launch of the new super Isas (or Nisa) has seen UK savers deposit an extra £5 billion into the tax-free savings accounts. The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the spring budget that Isa allowances would be increased from the previous £5,940 to £15,000 a year which came into effect on the 1st of July. An extra £4.9 billion pound was then transferred into Nisas at that time according to figures published by the British Banker’s Association (BBA). The new rules means that savers can invest £15,000 a year in cash Isa or Stock and shares Isa, or a mixture of both. Many savers…
  • 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…
 
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  • Was Your August This Good?

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    It was another great month in the SharePlanner Splash Zone! My trades were 82% accurate and the portfolio brought in  $7,751.63 for the month.  For the year it is $42,312.24 and for many of the traders they don't even have to lift a finger in making these kinds of profits as they automate their accounts with the Splash Zone through the Ditto Trade brokerage.  Here are my trading results for August: And if you want to see every trade that I have ever made in the Splash Zone and the results of those trades you can check out my past performance by clicking here.  As you can…
  • Geopolitical Risks

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Well we finally got the retracement I was looking for. It was shallow at 23.6% but the 1990 low established the rising channel from 1904 that I had been mentioning as a possibility since last week. Hopefully everyone saw that when I posted it on twitter after the low. There is still a possibility that a double top is forming at a test of the current highs, but I'm expecting another push up first.  I think the next significant retracement will most likely be a significant high, or start the topping process for such a high. SPX 60min chart: Why do I think that? well I've been looking for…
  • Today's Trading Plan: Dips Still Being Bought

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Pre-market update: Asian markets traded 0.1% lower. European markets are trading flat. US futures are trading 0.2% higher ahead of the market open.  Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): Personal Income and Outlays (8:30), Chicago PMI (9:45), Consumer Sentiment (9:55) Technical Outlook (SPX): SPX had strong sell-off initially yesterday, but the dip-buyers came in and managed to recoup about 2/3's of the day's losses.  Yesterday was a good indicator of what this market still wants to do, and that is to likely move higher in the short-term.  Even with SPX making…
  • Swing Trading Watch-List: WDC, AGO, BBY, CY, HOT

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    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 to the Splash Zone 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 Western Digital (WDC) Read more...
  • Retracement Targets

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    SPX traded sideways yesterday in what looked quite a lot like a bull flag, but has broken down overnight. It seems very likely that an overdue retracement has started, though we might still retest the current high to form a small double top. The main fib retracement targets are the 23.6% fib retrace at 1990, the 38.2% fib retrace at 1980, and the 50% retrace at 1973. The 50 hour MA is at 1992 and might hold for the 23.6% option. Rising wedge support has already broken, so that is no longer support. SPX 60min chart: I'm leaning towards either of the 1980 or 1973 targets ideally, as this would…
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  • The Ten Commandments Of Wealth Building

    Todd Tresidder
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Discover the Ten Key Principles to Build True Wealth Key Ideas How you can build wealth automatically with the least amount of effort. How “environments” and habits can literally pull you toward your wealth goals. 6 different types of leverage to build your wealth. True wealth is about a lot more than just growing your net worth. Yes, it’s true that financial independence is all about money, but living a wealthy life is not. This distinction is critical. We’ve all seen rich people who are miserable, and poor people who are happy. Research even shows the relationship…
  • 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…
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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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  • Qantas Airlight Luggage Takes Off

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 01, 2014 ) Werribee, Victoria, Australia -- The independently-owned RACV Shop in Werribee has begun a new initiative online. RACV Shop Werribee has a large range of travel goods, including...
  • Public Meeting On Animal Health Issues in South Australia

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 31, 2014 ) Cambrai, South Australia -- A group of concerned local animal owners, along with representatives from PIRSA, will be holding a public meeting on...
  • Liquidation- An Ideal Solution For Bankruptcy

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 30, 2014 ) Bolton, Lancashire -- Today, more and more folks have found themselves effected by or involved in an insolvency or Liquidation process. If one is among these folks then they...
  • Minecraft Game - A multiplayer game for fun

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 30, 2014 ) Charlottesville, New York-- Enjoying Minecraft for some time, one may want to modify, alter or add some new factors for their match. To finish the career, Minecraft mods are the thing...
  • Minecraft Game- A Complete Rousing Experience

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 30, 2014 ) Charlottesville, New York -- Minecraft has conquered the game world since few years. This game is not only a fun to play due to its interesting idea of making any sort of construct that one can think of, but one can also change...
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    Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide » Binary Options Daily Market News

  • German GDP Numbers September 1, 2014

    Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    The Monday session will be heavily weighted towards Europe obviously, as the United States and Canada celebrate Labor Day. That being the case, we feel that the market will be almost completely dead during North American trading, even in the currency markets which will of course still be open. However, there are a few things … The post German GDP Numbers September 1, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • EU CPI Numbers August 29, 2014

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    On the Friday session, the market will be focusing on Europe in general. The German Retail Sales month over month comes out early in the day, anticipated to be 0.1%. With that, we anticipate that the EUR/USD pair, as well as the DAX should be influenced by what happens with this announcement. We don’t necessarily … The post EU CPI Numbers August 29, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • US GDP Numbers August 28, 2014

    Chris
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    At the very beginning of the Thursday session, we see very little in the way of Asian announcements. However, we do recognize that the German Unemployment Change numbers could have an effect on the DAX, as well as the EUR/USD pair. With that being the case, we actually think that the EUR/USD pair could be … The post US GDP Numbers August 28, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • German Consumer Climate August 27, 2014

    Chris
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    On a day that has very little in the way of important economic announcements, we believe that a lot of the moves will be technically driven. However, Tuesday could provide a view headlines, and the first announcement that we are paying attention to is the German Consumer Climate number, expected to come out at 9.0 … The post German Consumer Climate August 27, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • US Durable Goods Orders August 26, 2014

    Chris
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    The Tuesday session starts out with absolutely nothing going on in Asia as far as economic announcements are concerned, and as a result we feel that the US session will be the one to pay the most attention to. That being said, the US Durable Goods Orders number from the month of July is anticipated … The post US Durable Goods Orders August 26, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
 
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    Top Equity News

  • Tesco tumbles again as FTSE edges lower

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's top equity index edged lower on Monday, as another sharp fall in the share price of supermarket retailer Tesco pegged back the overall stock market. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell by 0.1 percent, or 7.06 points, to 6,812.69 points in early trading. Tesco retreated by 2 percent, following a 6.6 percent slump on Friday after the company cut its profit forecast for the second time in two months and slashed its interim dividend. Tesco took another hit on Monday after Harris Associates, one of its largest shareholders, sold around…
  • Asia shares start week higher after Wall St record

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Asian markets edged up Monday following a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while analysts said data indicating sluggishness in the Chinese economy could prompt fresh stimulus from Beijing. Asia shares start week higher after Wall St record is an article from:
  • USD/JPY hanging on to 104.00

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    FXStreet (Edinburgh) – The greenback is trading in a narrow range on Monday, keeping the USD/JPY in the 104.10-104.20 range so far. USD/JPY focus on the US docket The demand for the Japanese currency remains subdued despite a re-emergence of jitters around the Ukraine-Russia situation over the weekend, keeping spot above the 104.00 barrier. Next of relevance will be the manufacturing gauges in the US economy by Markit and the ISM (56.9 exp.). “If geopolitical tensions remain under wraps, the pair may remain relatively responsive to USD dynamics with a near term anchor expected at the…
  • United Kingdom M4 Money Supply (YoY) declined to -1% in July from previous -0.7%

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    FXStreet.com (Barcelona) For more information, read our latest forex news. Written by FXStreet.com United Kingdom M4 Money Supply (YoY) declined to -1% in July from previous -0.7% is an article from:
  • United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals came in at 66.569K, below expectations (66.6K) in July

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    FXStreet.com (Barcelona) For more information, read our latest forex news. Written by FXStreet.com United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals came in at 66.569K, below expectations (66.6K) in July is an article from:
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    ETF DAILY NEWS

  • This Dividend Dog ETF Has A Lot Of Promise

    David Bettencourt
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    David Fabian:  Recently I had a conversation with a client that related to implementing dividend ETFs in her portfolio. She is an avid reader of investment content and came across a unique fund that has several alluring qualities for income-oriented investors. The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG) is one investment that I had heard of, but never fully researched until she brought it to my attention. This ETF was introduced just over two years ago and has since amassed over $800 million in total assets. With that quick success, the fund must have a unique strategy or compelling value…
  • Will The Economy Be Strong Enough To Offset The Negative Impact Of Higher Rates?

    David Bettencourt
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Chris Ciovacco: The bad news is markets tend to get jittery when the Fed is preparing for a new interest rate cycle. The good news is the primary reason the Fed is contemplating raising interest rates is a strengthening U.S. economy. The question in the short run is: Will the economy be strong enough to offset the negative impact of higher rates? The odds of the answer being “yes” increased Thursday. From Reuters: Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent annual rate instead of the previously reported 4.0 percent pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. Both business…
  • Does Low Volume Make This Rally Any Less Real?

    David Bettencourt
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    David Fabian: Yesterday marked a year-to-date low in NYSE trading volume despite the S&P 500 Index hitting a new all-time intra-day high above 2,000. Despite the fact that many stocks are seeing fewer buyers and sellers, the markets are continuing to build on this 5-year bull market in earnest. However, when the gains come at the expense of fewer participants, the bears are quick to point out that this rally can’t last. Whether that is true or not, the reality is the gains are still as meaningful as any other trading day. Billions of dollars change hands even on a low volume session…
  • ICI Reports ETF Assets and Net Issuance For July 2014

    David Bettencourt
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    The combined assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $1.817 trillion in July, according to ICI. The Institute’s monthly statistical collection also includes the value of shares issued and redeemed by exchange-traded funds. Statistics contained in the Institute’s monthly ETF report have been obtained from information provided to ICI by exchange-traded funds and commodity funds. Commodity funds are listed in the Domestic (Sector/Industry) category. Assets of Exchange-Traded Funds by Type Millions of dollars July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Total Domestic Equity 1,099,713…
  • The Buyback Party Is Over; Market Is Now Running On Fumes

    David Bettencourt
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Tyler Durden: While we have yet to do the actual math on the now-concluded second quarter earnings season, to find out if spending on buybacks surpassed the Q1 record, one thing is still quite clear: with the impact of Fed’s QE fading, if only for the time being, buybacks remain the marginal driver, and according to some only driver, of stock market upside in 2014. This was shown explicitly in this chart we posted three months ago:   However one person who has decided not to wait in declaring the buyback party over, is SocGen’s Albert Edwards, the same person who…
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    RoboForex News

  • Changes in trading schedule on Metals (RoboForex)

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Dear Clients! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, Labor Day, XAUUSD and XAGUSD will not be available for trading on September 1st, 2014. XAUUSD & XAGUSD will be traded according to the following schedule: September 1st, 2014 - no trading. September 2nd, 2014 - trading starts at 10 a.m. server time. Starting September 2nd, 2014, the above-mentioned instruments will be available for trading as usual. Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity. Sincerely, RoboForex RoboForex is an international brokerage company.
  • RoboForex webinars during the next week (RoboForex)

    28 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: 01/09/2014, 8:00 PM - Forecasting The Week Ahead. 03/09/2014, 8:00 PM - Follow up Analysis. You can register and find more detailed information on the topics and webinars schedule in…
  • FasaPay – a new payment system for depositing your trading account (RoboForex)

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that RoboForex expanded the list of payment system, which allow you to deposit funds to your trading account. Now you can deposit your trading account via one of the world’s leading payment systems, FasaPay.   FasaPay is a reliable international payment system, one of the leading systems in the Asian markets. The user of the system can make instant money transfers or make payments online by making just several mouse clicks. The advantages of the system: easy registration procedure, user-friendly interface, instant money transfer,…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • Marooned: what to do when you’re stuck on the road

    Concur
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    It’s a business traveler’s nightmare – you’ve completed a tough week abroad meeting clients or contacts, and you’re on the way to the airport to jet home. But all of a sudden your phone lights up with notifications from TripIt telling you your flight is delayed. Then it’s canceled, and all the alternate flights are canceled, too. It’s widespread travel disruption due to unforeseen natural circumstances. We’ve seen it in the not-so-distant past – almost every winter a strong blizzard shuts down the airports of the eastern US for a couple of days, and on an even more massive…
  • Learning from Matt Zames and JP Morgan’s recent expense cuts

    Concur
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    When it comes to expense accounts, everyone knows regular reviews are important – but actually doing it is a whole different story. Too often, expense account reviews aren’t thorough enough, or are only performed on an ad-hoc basis. That may work in the short term, but it has consequences over time. Inconsistent reviews can lead to lost revenue, jumbled accounts, and even theft. No matter what size your business, maintaining full, frequent visibility into expense accounts is essential.   J.P. Morgan COO Matt Zames has been in the spotlight recently for his determination to cut…
  • Searching For an Expense Report Template? Here Are 5 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

    Amy Higgins
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hold it right there, friend. Before you venture any further in your search for an expense report template, there's something you should know. Actually, there are five things you should know. Here are five good reasons your business should stay away from the manual expense report template. Of course, if you want nothing to do with “manual,” you can test drive the leading cloud-based expense management system now for free.   1. Manual processes are a nightmare Consider the following scenario: A department manager makes a purchase using a corporate credit card. If this manager is using…
  • 2014 Flight Departure Performance via d3.js Crossfilter

    Denny Lee
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Over the next several weeks, Concur #BigData analyst Denny Lee will share his technical insights into the world of data analysis and big data management in the world of travel and expense. From time to time he will offer some interesting approaches to viewing data so that you can see the world of information that our data scientists encounter every day.  As part of some quick analysis of flight departure data, to more quickly understand the impact of distance, date, and time of day on departure delays, I recently forked the Square Crossfilter and incorporated data from RITA BTS Flight…
  • The Impact of Open Booking on Travel Risk Management

    Sean Pike
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Part 1 of this three-part blog series, The Impact of Open Booking Challenges on Corporate Compliance, focused on financial compliance, travel and expense, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).  Open booking challenges, however, extend far beyond corporate accounting practices.  Volatile markets and the rapid escalation of political conflict require corporate travel departments to take measured approaches to managing travel risk.  A successful risk management approach, however, demands maintaining full 360° visibility into employee travel.  When visibility is lost or open booking travel goes…
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    TSI NetworkDaily Archives | TSI Network

  • Gilead strives to maintain leadership in Hepatitis C drugs

    Pat McKeough
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for advice on investing in 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…
  • Best U.S. Stocks: No CEO, no problem—Symantec rises with successful restructuring plan

    Scott Clayton
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    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. Or, as with this stock, from coverage in our advisory on more aggressive investing, Stock Pickers Digest. SYMANTEC CORP. (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; www.symantec.com) sells computer-security technology, including anti-virus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.
  • Investor ToolKit: Why it’s easy to go very wrong with online trading

    Pat McKeough
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:04 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 advice on a wide range of investing topics, including trading stocks online. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental tip and shows you how you can put it into practice right away. Tip of the week: “Online trading seems like an easy and convenient way to invest, but that can also make it an easy way to lose money.” Some investors may look on online trading as a fairly quick and…
  • Best Canadian Stocks: Retiring baby boomers should spur IGM Financial

    Pat McKeough
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:04 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. IGM Financial is in a strong position to profit as baby boomers sign up for retirement planning services. The company also trades at a low multiple to its earnings and will probably raise its dividend in 2015.
  • A Stock to Sell: ‘Crazy Chicken’ IPO not a wise move for investors

    Pat McKeough
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Every Monday we now feature “A Stock to Sell” as our daily post. With every stock we recommend as a sell, we give you a full explanation of why we advise against investing in the stock at this time. EL POLLO LOCO (symbol LOCO on Nasdaq; www.elpolloloco.com), specializes in Mexican-style grilled chicken. El Pollo Loco means “the crazy chicken” in Spanish. The company fire-grills citrus-marinated chicken in front of its customers. El Pollo Loco first sold shares to the public and began trading on the Nasdaq exchange on Friday, July 25, 2014. The quick-serve restaurant chain raised $100…
 
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    ForexPromos

  • iqoption Review

    Editorial Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    iqoption is an innovative binary options trading platform that offers Turbo and traditional CALL/PUT options. iqoption was founded in 2013 and has quickly become one of the most unique and innovative binary options broker. The binary options broker is based out of Seychelles and is owned by Alta Vista Trading Ltd. Unlike most other binary […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade with the Pros. Get 100% Bonus with Markets.com The post iqoption Review appeared first on 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.
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    Krane Financial Solutions

  • Bad Gas at Macy’s

    Justin Krane
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    My wife and I had to buy our shmegeggy (crazy) kids some nice clothes for a Bar Mitzvah this weekend.   So we decided to go to the mall and hit up a few dept stores.    First stop.  Macy’s.  What … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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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

  • History Repeats: Car Loans to People Who Don’t Qualify?

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    Between the first quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of 2014, auto sales in the U.S. economy have increased 16%. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis web site, last accessed August 21, 2014.) And auto sales this year have been stellar, too. In July, auto sales reached the highest level since 2007 and are up eight percent from this past January. (Source: Motor Intelligence, last accessed August 21, 2014.) As auto sales have risen, auto loans have increased as well. In the first quarter of 2012, auto loans amounted to $737 billion; now they are just short of $1.0 trillion. (Source:…
  • Why I Like These Two Health Care Stocks

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    One of the problems with pure-play biotechnology stocks is that they are 100% risk-capital securities in which the probability of success is entirely beyond your control. But healthcare and related industry investments are very much worthwhile in an equity market portfolio for the simple reason that they can be so profitable. One company that serves the healthcare industry, but isn’t a pure-play drug discovery enterprise, is Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI). Based in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, this stock is an interesting way to play the sector. Bio-Reference is the third-largest…
  • This Luxury Retailer Now Affordable?

    George Leong, B.Comm.
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    The top one percent are spending and don’t really care about the other 99%. For the retail sector and particularly the luxury-brand stocks, this is welcome news. High-end jeweler Tiffany & Co. (NYSE/TIF) pleased investors and Wall Street on Wednesday after reporting better-than-expected results and increasing its fiscal 2015 earnings estimate for the second time. Consumers in the Americas, Asia, and Europe are spending in the retail sector. While Tiffany is now near the top of its 52-week range and near a fair valuation, there are a couple of other luxury-brand stocks that may be worth…
  • Feel Like You Are Missing Out?

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    If you follow the financial news, it feels like the stock market is moving higher and higher…a situation in which investors often feel they are missing out. But the reality of the situation is very different. So far this year, almost eight full months in, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up only three percent. Would you buy stocks with the Dow Jones trading at 17,100, near a record-high price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple and a record-low dividend yield? I wouldn’t. Hence, the question changes from “Am I missing out?” to “Is it worth the risk?” On Monday, the chief market…
  • The Boring Stock That Pays, Pays, and Pays

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Top wealth creators don’t have to be the fastest-growing companies. In an environment where institutional investors are buying earnings safety and dividend income, consistency and reliability are top financial attributes. And there actually aren’t a lot of companies able to provide consistency in business growth, especially among mature enterprises that throw off excess cash in the form of dividends. One company that has proven to do so is Airgas, Inc. (ARG) out of Radnor, Pennsylvania. This business is what I consider to be investment grade. The company sells industrial and medical…
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    Kerry Lutz's--Financial Survival Network

  • Lew Rockwell--Why We Keep On Fighting For Libertarianism And Truth 29.Aug.14

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    When it comes to the Libertarian Movement, Lew Rockwell has been there from the beginning and has seen it all. He was Ludwig von Mises' editor; a colleague and friend of Hayek, Rothbard: and worked on the Barry Goldwater and Ron Paul campaigns. He helped found the Mises Institute and describes himself as an anarcho-libertarian. He believes that in spite of the doom and gloom that we're feeling today, there's much to be optimistic about. Libertarianism is resonating with the young like never before. China and Vietnam are reaping the benefits of economic freedom in ways that most thought…
  • Steve Simpson--Corporate Inversions Are Totally Patriotic 29.Aug.14

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Ayn Rand's Steve Simpson was on discussing the fake dispute over corporate inversions and whether they're unpatriotic. Recently the President struck out at companies who merge with overseas businesses and move their headquarters to lower their tax burden. For some reason they've have been branded unAmerican. Steve sees it otherwise. Most people believe that we all have a duty to legally lower our taxes and this applies to corporations as well, regardless what Warren Buffet has to say about it. We also discussed the IRS email scandal and how the missing emails have magically…
  • Triple Lutz Report--Why Is Gold Going Up--Episode 362

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Gold has been going up the past few days, why? This is usually the time where the elites like to slam it down, right before a major holiday when the trading is extremely light. Makes one wonder, has the trend finally changed? We talk about Martin Armstrong and his piece on Civil Unrest and Ferguson. Also, the gun industry is headed down, has everyone who wants a gun finally gotten one? And what about ballistic precious metals, time to buy? We'll know soon. Why is there a Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? A truly useless entity that has no reason for existing. Its has…
  • Bruce Anderson--Keeping Your Data Safe From The Data Theft Epidemic 28.Aug.14

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Bruce Anderson is a computer security professional who says you need to be worried about all your ex's. Ex-wives, ex-partners and ex-friends, who may go after your computers, tablets and phones, emptying your bank accounts and taking everything you treasure in the process. Bruce says that very few people take the steps necessary to secure their personal data. He has dozens of stories about people he's helped get their lives back. And the problem keeps getting worse as shown by today's data breach at a major bank. 
  • Heather Wagenhals--There's A Scam Hatched Every Minute 27.Aug.14

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Personal finance expert, author and advisor Heather Wagenhals says that the way our brains are wired makes us all susceptible to scams like the IRS refund fraud. You get that unexpected call from the Government and they really do want to help you; all you have to do is give them your bank account and routing number and they'll send money. The next thing you know, your account has been cleaned out. Heather gives common sense tips for avoiding this scam and so many others. Trust but verify; rather than assume that everyone is out to take you, simply demand verification…
 
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    Market Insights

  • Delmarva says natural gas will cost less this winter

    Phil Flynn
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Aaron Nathans | The News Journal | Delmarva Power’s natural gas heating customers are expected to pay less this winter, according to a filing the utility made with the Public Service Commission on Friday. The decrease comes as domestic sources of once-expensive natural gas have allowed the company to charge less for the fuel in recent years, although prices have fluctuated. Delmarva described the reduction as a result of “lower market costs for the gas.” The change will mean a decrease on overall monthly bills of about $10.17, or about 7.3 percent, for residential customers who use 120…
  • Why Morgan Stanley is buying up diesel in Europe

    The PRICE Futures Group
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    byDan Weissmann | Marketplace Business International commodity markets are full of little mysteries. For example: Why would a market player buy a whole bunch of something when the market is full of that very thing? In this case, the thing is diesel fuel in Europe. The continent’s last winter was mild, so there’s plenty in storage. Yet, according to Bloomberg, the bank Morgan Stanley has been on a huge buying spree. The experts will tell you, nobody knows for sure. But they can guess: Maybe somebody thinks the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine will stop the flow of natural gas to…
  • Rebounding NYMEX crude settles $1.41/b higher on strong fundamentals

    Phil Flynn
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    New York (Platts) NYMEX October crude settled $1.41 higher at $95.96/barrel Friday amid still-strong fundamentals and a repricing-in of geopolitical risk.ICE October Brent lagged slightly, setting 73 cents higher at $103.19/b. Products finished in positive territory as well, led by NYMEX September RBOB, which settled 3 cents higher at $2.7827/gal. September ULSD closed 79 points higher at $2.8569/gal.“Fundamentals here are very strong, as US inventories continue to decline,” Citi Futures Perspectives energy analyst Tim Evans said. “Runs look very strong, and have held up the…
  • NYMEX October gas settles 2.1 cents higher ahead of extended weekend

    Phil Flynn
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Knoxville, Tennessee (Platts) NYMEX October natural gas futures settled 2.1 cents higher at $4.065/MMBtu Friday as traders covered short positions ahead of the long US Labor Day holiday weekend.“Where traders are short, they’re covering going into the weekend, plus fundamentals have been a little more friendly when it comes to the weather,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group, who described Friday’s market as “basically steady.”The US National Weather Service forecast for the next two weeks shows above-normal temperatures in more…
  • CFTC Margin Call Policy Changing

    The PRICE Futures Group
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Effective November 14th, 2014, changes to CFTC Regulation 1.17(c)(5)(viii) will require FCMs to take capital charges on any trading accounts that are undermargined for more than two days. As an example: -          A customer places a trade on Monday which creates a margin call -          FCMs will issue a margin call on Tuesday -          If the customer has not met that margin call by the close of business on Wednesday, FCMs will incur a capital charge Due to this rule change, all margin calls need to be met within two days. Please contact your broker to discuss…
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    Bargaineering

  • Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self

    Alissa Fleck
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Alissa FleckAs a teenager, I looked forward to growing up and leaving home so I could eat all the junk food I wanted. But now that I’ve done that, my perspective has changed. I avoid junk food at all costs. I’ve matured a lot when it comes to money, too. As a kid I dedicated every [...]Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Alissa Fleck
  • How to get the most from your auto insurance claim

    Amy Fontinelle
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Amy FontinelleBeing involved in a car accident is scary and stressful. So is dealing with the aftermath. It’s in the insurance company’s best interest to minimize your claim, but you’ll be able to secure a fair settlement with these four tips. Don’t admit fault You typically must file a police report after a car accident. There [...]How to get the most from your auto insurance claim from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Amy Fontinelle
  • ‘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
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    Markets Media

  • Banks Hike OTC Compression

    steve
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Banks are hiking their usage of swaps compression in order to reduce their amount of notional OTC derivatives outstanding as new Basel III requirements kick in. Starting in the first quarter of 2015, banks will have to report what their leverage ratios and supplementary leverage ratios. So-called blended compression is the process by which swap market participants reduce the number of individual positions and overall notional value of a portfolio by combining or offsetting trades with comparable characteristics. “Compression is when you look at a portfolio of swaps and you replace the cash…
  • Summer C-Level Series: Tom Doris, OTAS Technologies

    steve
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    What have been the main themes of your business so far this year? We’re seeing accelerated growth in all regions, and we’ve continued our rapid development of the OTAS platform. Regulation and the HFT debate has renewed focus on the need for systems like OTAS to provide traders with concise, accurate information in realtime, and we’ve seen a big change in the industry’s awareness of these issues. We’ve added groundbreaking features such as OTAS InTrade, realtime trading performance analytics, and OTAS Base, our API and SDK for developers who want to quickly build great-looking…
  • Summer C-Level Series: David Mertens, Jensen Investment Management

    steve
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    What have been the main themes of your business so far this year? David Mertens, Jensen Investment Management Many of our clients – financial advisors and institutional investors – have been lowering their exposure to actively managed equity funds this year. Generally, this has taken two forms: first, investors with policies that declare specific equity allocations they will maintain in their portfolios, and second, investors that have given up on active management in favor of passive funds and ETFs. The first of these reasons is logical to us. Equity markets have risen considerably in…
  • Regulators Walk Fine Line On Market Structure

    steve
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Regulators appear to be striking the correct balance between fostering innovation and ensuring fairness and market stability. “Based on what we’ve seen so far, we absolutely are backing Chairman White and we think that a well-regulated market is an efficient market and it’s good for all investors,” Bill Harts, CEO of Modern Markets Initiative, an advocate group for automated trading, told Markets Media. “We’re actually very positive that she’s decided to take a look at this and we hope to be part of that debate as to how to best regulate the markets.” Bill…
  • Summer C-Level Series: John Superson, Victory Networks

    steve
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    What have been the major themes of your business so far this year? Sophisticated data and analytics are no longer only isolated to quotes and strategies. Instead, the rigorous demands of research and compliance mean that firms need to weave data together and have trading, risk and compliance systems aligned. More specifically, firms are thinking more and more about how the imported data is being consumed by more than just the execution engine. Risk needs to be monitored on a microsecond-by-microsecond basis, while compliance inquiries must also be able to sort and process large amounts of…
 
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    Which4U Blog

  • Get a Grip of this Mess! RBS receives another fine, as the shambles continues

    Keith McDonald
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Beggering hell. The Royal Bank of Scotland received its SIXTH fine in just four years this week after an investigation by the city regulator uncovered some shocking mortgage advice statistics.The Financial Conduct Authority fined the bank £14.5 million after it discovered that just 2 out of a sample of 164 mortgage cases between 2011 and 2013 were handled suitably.Despite being found culpable of inadequate advice a whopping 99% of the time, the bank even managed to negotiate a third off the original fine for owning up and paying early.At £14.5 million, it feels like a slap in the face…
  • 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…
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    NerdWallet Investing

  • What Does It Mean to Make a Stock Trade?

    Maxime Rieman
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Making a stock trade essentially signifies that you own a small sliver of a large company pie. Stocks are a type of security that gives the investor a share of ownership in a company. The number of shares you own in a company, as compared to the total number of outstanding shares for the companyrepresents your claim to the company’s assets and earnings. When you hold company stock you are just one of many shareholders who have a claim to everything the company owns. Investors purchase stock for two main reasons: to make money and to have influence in the company. The longer you hold a…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Get Mad About Burger King Moving to Canada

    Claire Davidson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    When Burger King recently announced that it was acquiring the Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons and moving its corporate headquarters from Florida to Canada, many accused the company of attempting to dodge U.S. taxes. Burger King’s Facebook page was quickly flooded with vitriolic comments; Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown even called for a boycott. Judging from the anger displayed on social media and in political speeches, you’d think that Burger King’s deal with Tim Hortons was a typical tax inversion—a move in which a U.S. company acquires a foreign company and relocates its headquarters…
  • 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. If it sticks, it could turn the franchising industry on its head. Corporate headquarters who had no hand in selecting, hiring or training employees, who do not set schedules or sign paychecks, would potentially be on the hook for…
  • 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…
 
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    CFOGlobalHQ

  • Interview with Glenda Flanagan: On Starting From the Bottom

    CFOGlobalHQ
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Glenda Flanagan, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Whole Foods Market After holding some of the highest positions in public accounting firms for a number of years in addition to working as a business consultant, Glenda Flanagan has gone on to become one of the most prominent CFOs in the American grocery business. On June 12, she sat down with Colleen Leahy of Fortune to talk about the early years of her company – and how it grew. But just who is Glenda Flanagan? Flanagan, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Whole Foods Market, has been…
  • UPS CFO Kurt Kuehn: Champion of Sustainability

    CFOGlobalHQ
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Kurt Kuehn, the CFO of UPS, has not only worked to make the company more sustainable; he is also a prominent advocate working to make other CFOs consider the environmental implications of their work. The average environmentally conscious American probably didn’t think CFOs would emerge at the forefront of a movement toward sustainability. That is, however, exactly what they are doing. Ford Motor Co has shifted much of its focus toward sustainability, claiming that “going green” actually yields a greater ROI than ever before.     Many other companies are following suit. Kurt…
  • Creativity Counts: How Former Pixar CFOs Are Influencing the Rest of the World

    CFOGlobalHQ
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Former Pixar CFOs shared how they engaged their work with the animation studio’s principles of creativity, quality, and excellent management. When thinking about finance, the average person doesn’t automatically consider the importance of creativity. The financial industry is a serious one that requires hard work, focus, and professionalism. Is there no entry point for creativity? Former Pixar CFOs Ann Mather and Ali Rowghani offer a vehement yes. Lessons from Pixar Current Twitter COO Ali Rowghani says of his former place of work that there will “never, ever be another Pixar.” While…
  • 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…
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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

  • Why Do You Need the MBA Degree?

    Arnel Ariate
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    You can earn an MBA degree from accredited schools such as Northeastern University to get your career moving forward.  Taking online courses for a degree allows you to continue your work or family responsibilities while investing in your future.  You can use your new skills in your present workplace or look for career advancement in […]Why Do You Need the MBA Degree? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Is an Online Degree Right for Me?

    Arnel Ariate
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    If you’ve been thinking about returning to school to get your degree, you may be wondering whether an online degree program would be a good fit for your personality and lifestyle.  While most people can find an online degree program that will match their schedules and learning styles, online education is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all […]Is an Online Degree Right for Me? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Loan Approval: Understanding Seller Contributions in Short Sales

    Arnel Ariate
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    When most borrowers hear the words “short sale,” they instantly see dollar signs.  They believe that the bank will bend over backwards for them and help them unload the house on other buyers.  While banks are incentivized to help you, they’re in business to make a profit.  So, if you’re in the unfortunate position of […]Loan Approval: Understanding Seller Contributions in Short Sales is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • 5 Reasons We Still Need Fax Services (But Not Fax Machines)

    Arnel Ariate
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Traditional fax machines and services are fast fading.  Small businesses are rapidly switching to alternative messaging methods because they are quick and convenient.  This, however, doesn’t mean that faxing as a service is outdated or irrelevant.  If anything, they are becoming even more entrenched in the business and health sectors. Only this time, they have […]5 Reasons We Still Need Fax Services (But Not Fax Machines) is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Find Your Job Online

    Arnel Ariate
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    There are several basic job search techniques.  In recent years one of the most effective ways of finding work has become the use of employment sites or, as recruiters say, job sites or “working” sites. According to our data, there are more than a thousand sites where you can post and search for jobs in […]Find Your Job Online is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
 
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    LowCards.com

  • Data Breach at Dairy Queen

    Bill Hardekopf
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory that estimated more than 1,000 businesses have been affected by the same "Backoff" malicious software which led to the Target breach. Dairy Queen appears to be the latest victim. The Minneapolis-based chain confirmed yesterday it is investigating suspicious activity on debit and credit cards that may have placed customer data at risk. The company did not verify how many stores or customers had been affected, but some reports indicate the breach took place in DQ stores throughout seven states. "We are gathering information from…
  • LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–August 29, 2014

    Lynn Oldshue
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    U.S. Late Payment Rate on Credit Cards is at the Lowest Level in Seven Years Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. The rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 1.16 percent in the April-June quarter--the lowest level in at least seven years, credit reporting agency TransUnion said. The second-quarter credit card delinquency rate is down from 1.27 percent in the same period last year and 1.37 percent in the first three months of this year.
  • Gold Dealer Now Takes Bitcoin Instead of Credit Cards

    John Oldshue
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    In an effort to prevent credit card fraud on the sale of gold, the owner of Agora Commodities has decided to do away with credit card payments in favor of Bitcoin. The dealer will no longer be processing payments with credit cards due to their proven vulnerability and risk. "What we had to do to protect ourselves against card fraud, we no longer have to do with Bitcoin--and that saves us on costs," owner Joseph Castillo told CoinDesk. Agora Commodities has already generated over $10 million in revenue through Bitcoin since it made the switch in payment method in January. Castillo also has…
  • 5 Credit Score Blunders Even Savvy People Make

    Bill Hardekopf
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Maintaining your credit score requires careful money management and attention to detail. Even the smartest consumers make simple mistakes that can dramatically impact their credit scores. Before you beat yourself up over an innocent error, let's review five credit score blunders even savvy people make. Use the tips below to avoid a negative effect on your credit score. 1 – Applying for Too Many Accounts No matter your credit rating, chances are you get bombarded by loan and credit card offers on a regular basis. Nearly every retail store seems to offer a "special discount" for signing up…
  • The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report for August 28, 2014

    John Oldshue
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:29 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 14.49% which was higher than 14.47% 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:…
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    Forex4you blog

  • EUR/USD: relentless down-trend continues

    Joaquin Monfort
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
        Bears remain in command: the very short and short term trends continue down, with no relief on the horizon; last week was so weak that the odds favour the establishment of even deeper lows. In addition, panning out, the longer-term view indicates a probable eventual slide into the the 1.20s. Currently the pair is [...] The post EUR/USD: relentless down-trend continues appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 01.09.2014

    Artem Helium
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    NZD/USD has bounced down from descending trend line of 0.8390 Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 2 days ≈ 110 pips                       Max. 0.8420 Min. 0.8265   The bears broke strong support of 0.8375 down at the beginning of the week. Then this level was tested [...] The post Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 01.09.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technnical analysis for the AUD/USD on 01.09.2014

    Artem Helium
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    AUD/USD has bounced down from the upper boundary of a descending channel of 0.9360 Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 2 days ≈ 115 pips Max. 0.9425 Min. 0.9220   The bulls managed to break strong resistance of 0.9330 upwards, which allowed them to test the upper boundary of a descending channel.  The retest of [...] The post Technnical analysis for the AUD/USD on 01.09.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the USD/JPY on 01.09.2014

    Artem Helium
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
     USD/JPY has breached resistance of 103.90 up Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 3 days ≈ 130 pips Max. 105.35 Min. 103.10   First breakout of 103.90 resistance didn’t last long. At the end of the week buyers broke and held above this significant barrier from 2014.04.03. The US dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen at low volumes. Despite the fact [...] The post Technical analysis for the USD/JPY on 01.09.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the GBP/USD on 01.09.2014

    Artem Helium
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    GBP/USD has approached descending trend line of 1.6610 Direction Period Expected price movement Price movement corridor ↓↑ 2 days ≈ 115 pips Max. 1.6700 Min. 1.6485   The British pound has been trading within descending channel. When the price declines trading volume increases. This tendency has been observed for two months now, which indicates growing bearish potential. Short-term [...] The post Technical analysis for the GBP/USD on 01.09.2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
 
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    Stockdesk.com» Blog

  • GlaxoSmithKline is Big Pharma with a Big Dividend and Big Profit Margin

    Tim Lambert
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Like Big Oil, Big Pharma stocks like GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) can provide Big Dividends to shareholders. GlaxoSmithKline is superior to Big Oil Stocks like Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in that it has a robust profit margin.  For GlaxoSmithKline, the profit margin is 27.60 percent.  That is far superior to the 8.10 percent [...]
  • Buy BHP at a Discount for the Long Term

    John Murphy
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the world’s largest natural resources company is down for the last week, month, and quarter of market action (chart below). As the business of BHP Billiton is natural resources, that means China is its biggest customer.  China is reporting problems in its housing sector as reported by the Financial Times, so [...]
  • Buy McDonald’s for the Profit Margin and the Dividend

    Ida Hansen
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the year (chart below). That should be looked upon as an opportunity to buy at a discount for long term investors.  The dividend yield, profit margin, and return-on-investment are all superior.  Over time, those should result in strong returns for the long term investor. McDonald’s has a profit margin [...]
  • The iPhone 6 is Coming, so when will Apple Fall?

    Tim Lambert
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) charm offensive has certainly paid off for its shareholders. For 2014, Apple is up nearly 40 percent.  Over the last year of market action, Apple has soared by almost 44 percent.  Apple is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, and year of market action (chart). It should continue to [...]
  • 3 Reasons to be Bullish about Westpac Banking Corporation

    Tim Lambert
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE: WBK) is the largest financial services company in Australia. It has many features that makes it more appealing than American money center banks such as Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Citigroup(NYSE: C).  Due to these attributes, Westpac Banking Corporation is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, and [...]
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    LetsLearnFinance

  • Difference between Capitalism and Socialism

    Vinish Parikh
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Capitalism and socialism are both economic systems where capitalism refers to that market structure under which the private sector is at the forefront when it comes to owning the factors of production and government has very limited role and the prices of goods and services are determined by the demand and supply and not by […]
  • FMCG Full Form

    Vinish Parikh
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    FMCG is the acronym used in the context of industry classification, full form of FMCG is Fast Moving Consumer Goods. It refers to those goods which are sold quickly and are relatively cheaper and the profit margin on such goods is very thin and therefore companies have to depend on volumes rather than profit margin […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    blog.biz2credit.com

  • How Square Is Changing the Merchant Cash Advance Scene

    Faith Stewart
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    A merchant cash advance is a somewhat popular method of short term finance among small businesses. There are several variations on the basic, but the general way a business merchant cash advance works is that a “lender” offers a certain …
  • Federal Government Meets Goal for Small Business Contracts for First Time in 8 Years

    Faith Stewart
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    A government contract is a major boon for small businesses. It is guaranteed income from a buyer that is willing to pay for at least a set amount of time. It is reliable. It is a safety net. It is …
  • Commercial Real Estate Loans: The Long and the Short of It

    Faith Stewart
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    If you are looking at commercial real estate financing options, it is likely you are down to the decision between long-term financing and short -term financing. You may be talking with various commercial real estate lenders trying to figure it …
  • What Makes a Strong Business Plan?

    Megan Zhang
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Having a great business plan can really boost your odds of getting your loan application approved. But what makes a business plan? Firstly, the plan outlines a set of goals that your business is setting out to achieve. Secondly, the …
  • How to Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks

    Megan Zhang
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Any computer may fall victim to a cyber attack, but small businesses are even more at risk because they hold confidential data and access to lots of money and data. In recent years, the number of cyber crimes on businesses …
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    Bitcoin Warrior

  • The Reason for Bitcoin: Creative Disruption in Hope of a Better World

    Mark Norton
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    By Mark Norton: Editor @ BitcoinWarrior.net I recently had a discussion with one of the contributors to this site about the fact that I sometimes post economic content rather than focusing on the main goal of the site, promoting Bitcoin […] The Reason for Bitcoin: Creative Disruption in Hope of a Better World is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post The Reason for Bitcoin: Creative Disruption in Hope of a Better World appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • A Tale of Two Pirates

    Mark Norton
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
      By Mark Norton: Editor @ BitcoinWarrior.net When something happens, it’s the job of the police to impartially investigate if a crime has happened and if it has, to find the persons likely to have committed it. Arrest does not […] A Tale of Two Pirates is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post A Tale of Two Pirates appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Chamber of Digital Commerce Educates Congress on Bitcoin

    Mark Norton
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2014 – Today the Chamber of Digital Commerce hosted the first ever Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill. Over 32 Bitcoin professionals from 12 states flew to Washington, DC and briefed over 70 Congressional legislative aides, […] Chamber of Digital Commerce Educates Congress on Bitcoin is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Chamber of Digital Commerce Educates Congress on Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • Argentina Becomes a Tinderbox for Bitcoin

    Mark Norton
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    On August 13, CoinDesk’s Pete Rizzo reported that 8,000 convenience stores across Argentina now allowed Argentinians to buy small amounts of Bitcoin. The expected response from this news? Not much. Well, no one really expected that just because people could […] Argentina Becomes a Tinderbox for Bitcoin is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Argentina Becomes a Tinderbox for Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
  • 10 Things Orwell Got Right – Proving the Need for Bitcoin

    Mark Norton
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Yes, [we will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography,] but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years. Governments are good at cutting off the […] 10 Things Orwell Got Right – Proving the Need for Bitcoin is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post 10 Things Orwell Got Right – Proving the Need for Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin Warrior.
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    Payza Blog

  • The Future of e-Commerce in Bangladesh

    payzablog
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    For months now, Payza and our local partner in Bangladesh, Casada Tech, have been working closely with Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd. (BCB) and some of the nation’s most popular internet retailers to bring major advancements to the country’s e-commerce scene.
  • 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.
 
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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

  • Beyond Bookkeeping: Small Business Management and Bookkeeping Blog Roundup for August 2014

    GrowthForce
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Below you will find a few of our favorite August 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! Accounting’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ GrowthForce CEO Stephen King as Guest Blogger for Accounting Today – August 8, 2014 There’s a dirty little secret in the accounting industry: Our small business and nonprofit clients’ books are a mess, but they won’t pay their CPA to clean them up just to keep the internal revenue Service and banks happy.
  • 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…
 
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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

  • Why It’s Not Too Late to Get in on Burger King’s Game-Changing Deal

    George Leong
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    The move by Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (BKW) to acquire Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE/THI) was a genius move and buying opportunity that surprised many in the stock market. Just look at the reaction of the traders after the news ... Read MoreThis article Why It’s Not Too Late to Get in on Burger King’s Game-Changing Deal originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • What I’d Consider Buying as the Market Moves Higher Again

    George Leong
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    The stock market appears anxious to move higher to new record highs. In the past week, the Federal Reserve released its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes that suggested it wanted to see stronger, sustained growth before deciding on ... Read MoreThis article What I’d Consider Buying as the Market Moves Higher Again originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • How Good News from Belarus Could Mean Gains for U.S. Investors

    George Leong
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    It began with the battle for Crimea, followed by the shooting down of Malaysian flight ML17 in eastern Ukraine, but for Russia, which was blamed for both, there has been a battle over the strength of its economy, triggered by ... Read MoreThis article How Good News from Belarus Could Mean Gains for U.S. Investors originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • 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.
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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

  • Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (AGTC) Drops 6.96% on August 29

    Equities Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Applied Genetic Technologies Corp ($AGTC) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for August 29 as the stock slid 6.96% to $17.10, a loss of $1.28 per share. Starting at an opening price of $18.37 a share, the stock traded between $16.82 and $18.66 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 117,160 shares over 641 trades, against an average daily volume of 75,755 shares and a total float of 16,382,091. The losses send Applied Genetic Technologies Corp down to a market cap of $280,133,756. In the last year, Applied Genetic Technologies Corp has traded between $34.37 and $11.10,…
  • Omeros Corporation (OMER) Jumps 5.07% on August 29

    Equities Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Omeros Corporation (OMER) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for August 29 as the stock popped 5.07% to $14.91, representing a gain of $0.72 per share. Some 363,443 shares traded hands on 2,904 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 251,679 shares out of a total float of 33,995,840. The stock opened at $14.19 and traded with an intraday range of $13.95 to $14.99. After today's gains, Omeros Corporation reached a market cap of $506,877,974. Omeros Corporation has had a trading range between $18.80 and $4.95 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $14.48 and…
  • Endocyte Inc. (ECYT) Jumps 5.44% on August 29

    Equities Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Endocyte Inc. (ECYT) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for August 29 as the stock popped 5.44% to $7.36, representing a gain of $0.38 per share. Some 2,087,599 shares traded hands on 7,168 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 881,062 shares out of a total float of 41,550,956. The stock opened at $7.08 and traded with an intraday range of $7.04 to $7.48. After today's gains, Endocyte Inc. reached a market cap of $305,810,881. Endocyte Inc. has had a trading range between $33.70 and $5.91 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $6.51 and a 200-day SMA of…
  • Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB) Jumps 11.72% on August 29

    Equities Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for August 29 as the stock popped 11.72% to $1.43, representing a gain of $0.15 per share. Some 1,009,174 shares traded hands on 2,102 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 500,697 shares out of a total float of 150,635,893. The stock opened at $1.28 and traded with an intraday range of $1.28 to $1.43. After today's gains, Navidea Biopharmaceuticals reached a market cap of $215,409,327. Navidea Biopharmaceuticals has had a trading range between $3.01 and $1.11 over the last year, and it had a…
  • Violin Memory (VMEM) Jumps 12.23% on August 29

    Equities Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Violin Memory (VMEM) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for August 29 as the stock popped 12.23% to $4.22, representing a gain of $0.46 per share. Some 2,508,904 shares traded hands on 6,213 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 507,541 shares out of a total float of 91,372,566. The stock opened at $3.76 and traded with an intraday range of $3.70 to $4.25. After today's gains, Violin Memory reached a market cap of $385,592,229. Violin Memory has had a trading range between $7.98 and $2.50 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $4.01 and a 200-day SMA of…
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    Support & Resistance Levels

  • Labor Day Hours & Levels & Economic Reports for 8.29.2014

    Ilan
    28 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!   Labor Day Schedule below. For full details visit the exchanges directly     CME Group ICE         GOOD TRADING ! Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail [...] The post Labor Day Hours & Levels & Economic Reports for 8.29.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Keeping a Futures Trading Journal, Economic Reports & Levels 8.28.2014

    Ilan
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:13 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!   The EXTREMELY low volume today ( as well as last few days…) made me go look in my trading journal where sure enough I wrote down that the week before [...] The post Keeping a Futures Trading Journal, Economic Reports & Levels 8.28.2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Futures Markets Labor Day Holiday Schedule 2014

    Ilan
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Labor Day Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchanges All times listed as Central Time         Regular close-Per each product schedule More details at: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/holiday-calendar/files/2014-labor-day-holiday-schedule.pdf If you have any questions, please call the CME Global Command Center at +1 800 438 8616, in Europe at +44 800 898 013 or in [...] The post Futures Markets Labor Day Holiday Schedule 2014 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
  • Futures Algorithms, Economic Reports & Levels 8.27.2014

    Ilan
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:55 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!   I have posted an analysis of coffee futures market ( medium term time frame) at:     http://experts.forexmagnates.com/coffee-futures-break-fake/   In between going back to day trading, I mentioned to clients [...] The post Futures Algorithms, Economic Reports & Levels 8.27.2014 appeared first on 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.
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  • 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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  • 4 Signs You’re Letting Credit Run Your Life

    Jason Cabler
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Credit and credit cards are a huge part of how business is done in this country.  It’s a business that generates hundreds of billions of dollars every year. It’s money that comes out of your pocket... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    Rockstar Finance

  • Show Me the Money! [So I Can Ignore It]

    J. Money
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “It is a great step to create a budget spreadsheet; however, if you are not going to check it and confirm your numbers, then it is worthless. You will never be able to achieve your financial goals if you don’t have a grasp of your financial realities.” Check out the entire post here: Financially-Blonde.com —— [Gif credit: Giphy]
  • Figuring Out When Enough Is Enough

    J. Money
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    “Once you have reached a point of financial satisfaction, it can be all too easy to fall into the scheme that just another year or another doubled portfolio balance would be much better. If you have say a $1 million portfolio balance, $1.2 million or $2 million might indeed seem a lot better. Yet if your required expenses in a given year are only $25,000 then it does no more for you. Much in the same manner that a full dinner plate would feed your appetite but 100 such plates would add no additional pleasure.” Check out the whole article here: TheCurrencyofTime.com ——-…
  • 12 Ways I’ll Be Saving Money This Fall

    J. Money
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    “#9 – Buy out-of-season stuff. I just got water shoes for $1 at Walmart and bought my kids new bathing suits for $4. I love shopping in the off-season for the best bargains.” Check out all 12 tips here: ClubThrifty.com ——– [Photo cred: Michael Whyte]
  • Debt Killed My Dad. Learn From His Mistakes.

    J. Money
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “According to his death certificate, my dad died of myocardial infarction, otherwise known as a heart attack…. It wasn’t his heart alone that killed him — it was his debt. My dad racked up credit card debt faster than a NASCAR driver at Daytona, and he never could get his spending habits in check… If you know someone who is struggling with debt, there are signs that you can watch for — and things you can do.” Check out this entire (thought provoking) article here: DailyFinance.com —– Great, and sad, article by Jeff Rose of…
  • 5 Little Known Ways to Save Money at Amazon

    J. Money
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    #1 – Amazon Warehouse Deals. Amazon has a little known section of their site which encompass deals from returns or broken boxes during shipments. They analyze their entire stock and inventory and ones they can’t sell as new goes into their Amazon Warehouse Deals section…  Trust me, this is a great place to start looking for items to purchase.  I found my wife a nice digital camera zoom lens which would have been expensive.  I got it for 50% off because the box was busted during shipment to Amazon’s warehouse.  They didn’t want to sell the item as new because of the busted…
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  • Is a business loan right for you? (I) – New Solutions in Finance

    Marco Terry
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Are you trying to figure out if a business loan is right for you an your business? This post will help you with the process of making a choice. Can you qualify? Do you have good credit? Does your business have good credit? Do you have (personal) assets? Does your business have assets? Is the loan right for you? Are you looking to buy an asset? Are you looking to expand your factory / office? Often, if you are having cash flow issues, you will be better off with a solution such as a revolving line of credit, which gives you more flexibility. You can find more information in this…
  • Should you work with someone local? – New Solutions in Finance.

    Administrator
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    One big question for companies that are looking for factoring financing is if they should work with a provider that is local or not. The short answer is that the location of your provider should not be a consideration in your decision of who to work with. Most factoring companies can easily work with anyone as long as they have access to email and phone. Your best bet is to work with someone that is a good fit for your business. They should: Be comfortable with your industry Work with companies your size Have a track record – minimum of 5 years Be well funded More info at New Solutions…
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    Administrator
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    This is a test post to see how the system is working. Note that this test contains cross category postings.
  • Non notification solutions for factoring (I)

    Administrator
    13 Nov 2013 | 9:53 am
    It’s a type of factoring where the client is not notified of the relationship. Few factoring companies offer this service due to risk. Be in the service or manufacturing industries Invoice a minimum of $250,000 per month Be able to provide 12 months of A/R statistics Be willing to factor all the sales ledger Have good business controls And other criteria.
  • How To Finance a Medical Imaging Center and Improve Cash Flow (I)

    Administrator
    27 Oct 2013 | 9:12 am
    If you own a medical imaging center that has cash flow problems, consider medical receivables factoring. Medical factoring can be used to improve your cash flow by financing slow paying insurance claims.
 
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    Beyond the Chart

  • Lullaby | Stock Market Today

    Joe Hentges
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Are you listening? The market has been playing a lullaby lately. It doesn’t realize that a lullaby is supposed to be for children. If you listen closely, it is softly playing its tune. Here’s what it is saying.Stock Market Lullaby“Buy the dips, buy the dips, the market’s going higher.Buy the dips, buy the dips, sleep softly tonight.Buy the dips, buy the dips, Putin will come to his senses.Buy the dips, buy the dips, everything will be all right.Buy the dips, buy the dips, the markets going higher.Buy the dips, buy the dips, sleep softly tonight.”- Joe…
  • What Story is Copper Telling?

    Joe Hentges
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Copper has many uses but it is most widely used in construction.  So many people look at copper as an indicator of the strength of the economy both globally and the United States. The United States is the largest economy in the world based on GDP and China is number two. So what is copper telling us about the world economy?So let’s take a look at a weekly chart of JJC which is the iPath-UBS Copper Tr Sub Index ETN. ETN stands for Exchange Traded Note.Weekly Chart of JJCThis chart is a weekly chart of JJC from late 2007 thru last week. (click on chart to enlarge) JJC tracks the…
  • Extended Push Continues

    Joe Hentges
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Well the market continued its push to new highs today with the Dow Industrials up 75.6 points and the S&P 500 (SPX) +9.52 points. The SPX closed at another all-time high.  The SPX and New York Composite (NYA) continue their extended moves higher. For how much longer?In tonight’s video I look more closely at the wave count in the SPX and the New York Composite Index (NYA). The markets could be in their final push up.  They are in an extended fifth intermediate wave move that has been underway since June 2013. Share This:The post Extended Push Continues appeared first on Beyond the…
  • Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed

    Joe Hentges
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    In this stock trade ideas video I look at 11 trade ideas. Five of these trade ideas I exited last week. I review four trade ideas I am in and three more trade ideas for Monday.This week the first major economic report comes out on Monday with New Home Sales at 9:00 am CT. We then have Durable Goods at 7:30 am CT on Tuesday.On Thursday Jobless Claims and GDP reports are released at 7:30am CT.  And the last major report on the U.S. economy is Personal Income and Outlays at 7:30am CT on Friday.Have a great week everyone! Share This:The post Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed appeared first on…
  • CAPE Sounds the Alarm

    Joe Hentges
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    CAPE is a creation of Yale Professor Robert Shiller and a colleague John Y. Campbell (now at Harvard). It is a stock-price measure and can give an indication of over-valuation or under-valuation.  Right now the CAPE is at a level that has only been achieved 3 times since 1881. That’s right I said 1881.CAPE stands for cyclically adjusted price-earnings.  So it looks at earnings but Professor Shiller does it a little differently.  He talks about it recently in his New Your Times article.So back to the extreme levels I mentioned in the beginning. According to Prof. Shiller the CAPE…
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  • What Is A Roth IRA?

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A Roth IRA is a type of retirement account that allows you to save for your golden years using after-tax dollars. This account gives you the chance to let your earnings grow tax-free. Even more importantly, you get to withdraw the funds without having to pay taxes on it when you retire. For the sacrifice of paying taxes upfront, you get to enjoy your contributions and all its earnings in full, during retirement. This is not the story with a traditional IRA which does not ask for taxes upfront but lets you pay income tax on the money withdrawn when you retire. Generally speaking, Roth IRAs are…
  • What Is The Principal Of A Loan?

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The principal of a loan refers to the actual amount you borrowed, without the interest payments figured in. If you take out a personal loan of $10,000 from the lender at an interest rate of 10 percent annually, the total loan amount is $11,000. However, the principal is the original loan amount of $10,000. The interest that you pay on the loan is computed based on the principal amount. When you obtain a loan, the lender provides you with a loan amortization schedule. In it, the principal amount and the interest are placed in different columns. This allows you to see how much of your payments…
  • Can I Get A Mortgage After A Short Sale?

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Yes, you can get a mortgage even after you sold your home through a short sale. Although your credit took a hit when you did that, the blemish brought about by the short sale isn’t as bad as the one brought about by a foreclosure. This means that it will only take some time before you become eligible for another home loan. The waiting period before you can get a mortgage depends on where you get the loan, your credit standing, the down payment you can afford and the circumstances that led to the short sale. If you want to obtain a home loan from conventional private lenders or from Fannie…
  • What Can Cause A Low Credit Score?

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Credit is a regular part of our financial lives. We rely on credit to make large purchases that we normally don’t have the ready cash for, such as a car or a mortgage. In order to get the best interest rates for housing or vehicle loans, banks usually look at an applicant’s credit history and credit score. A low credit score could potentially result to a denial of the loan application or a high interest rate in the event that the application gets approved. Thus, it’s important to maintain an excellent credit history and strive for a high credit score. To do that, it’s important to…
  • What Are The Advantages Of Bitcoin?

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    The digital currency known as bitcoin has steadily grown in popularity ever since it was introduced by someone who calls himself Satoshi Nakamoto some years ago. Now, establishments large and small have accepted it as a form of payment for the goods and services they offer. One of the drivers for the adoption of bitcoin by a growing number of online and offline merchants is the plethora of benefits it offers. First of all, bitcoin users have the flexibility to conduct transactions anytime and anywhere. Since bitcoin users have complete autonomy over their money, they can perform buy and sell…
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  • How to Get That Most Coveted Private Equity Job?

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Thank you all for your continued patronage with regards my finance related articles. It really nice to know that you find these articles useful and easy to follow! This has exactly been the whole idea for writing these articles. I want to help you understand the whole gamut of finance related domains and how to enter them successfully. This time I am going to write about jobs in the private equity sector. When you think of private equity, the first thing that come to your mind is an extremely high paying high flying job! Yes! It indeed is a high paying job but then it’s not easy to get such…
  • How to Write an Effective Investment Banking Resume?

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Dear Reader, I hope all the articles I have been publishing off late on FinanceWalk related to jobs in the finance domain have been helpful to you. I have been trying to write in a very easy and lucid language so that it’s easy for you to decipher. For some time now many young graduates are writing to me asking for specific information for specific financial segments. I have been trying to do exactly that as in today’s highly competitive world of finance, you can no longer afford to be generic. For example, the requirement for a private equity job is different than the requirement for an…
  • 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 –…
 
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  • Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (August 30-31)

    Michael Kitces
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Enjoy the current installment of "weekend reading for financial planners" - this week's edition kicks off with an interesting lawsuit that has been filed by "whistleblower" David Danon against Vanguard, suggesting that it is abusing its unique corporate structure to avoid any Federal and state income taxes that should be paid (to the tune of $1B of foregone Federal taxes in the past decade), in addition to implicitly giving it an unfair competitive advantage as a result. From there, we have a few investment-related articles this week, including a discussion of whether the era of the…
  • Why Social Security Dependent Benefits For A Child Can Make It A Good Deal To Start Early And NOT Delay

    Michael Kitces
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    For prospective and current retirees who are concerned that "unexpected" or extreme longevity may lead them to run out of money, there are few strategies more effective than the decision to delay Social Security benefits. The tradeoff - where payments are not received now, in exchange for higher payments in the future - is similar to buying an income annuity, or investing in a bond ladder that will begin liquidating in the future... except that the implicit "pricing" of the decision to delay Social Security is far better than any commercial annuity or bond yields available today. The caveat…
  • Why Spend Money On Marketing When You Can Get Paid To Market Your Advisory Firm?

    Michael Kitces
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Traditional marketing like advertising can be expensive – so expensive, that few advisors ever engage in such tactics, relying instead on less expensive marketing approaches like generating referrals from existing clients and centers of influence, or focusing on a niche where the advisor can build a brand and demonstrate expertise that attracts niche clients to them through an inbound marketing strategy. Another alternative, though, is to deliberately craft a limited scope solution for clients, valuable enough that clients will pay for it, while giving the advisor the chance to demonstrate…
  • 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…
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    Alfidi Capital Blog

  • The Limerick of Finance for 08/31/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    China's manufacturing slowsThat economy no longer glowsThey will hit a wallHigh speed now at stallReform must come if it still grows
  • Erdene Resource Development in Mongolia

    Anthony Alfidi
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    This is the first time I have mentioned Erdene Resource Development (ERDCF / ERD.TO) on my blog.  It may also be the last time, unless they do something really impressive with their projects in Mongolia.  That country has a nasty habit of punishing foreign investors when it goes through fits of resource nationalism. Mongolia ranks 83rd out of 175 on Transparency International's corruption index and 97th out of 178 on the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom.  Those are really poor conditions in which to operate a foreign-owned business.  I remember the last…
  • The Haiku of Finance for 08/30/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Money Show eventFuture of trade show sectorTotally online
  • Alfidi Capital at The MoneyShow San Francisco 2014

    Anthony Alfidi
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    I attended the annual MoneyShow San Francisco last week, as has been my preference most years since 2001.  I wasn't on the speaking calendar this year but there were plenty of other experts to keep me occupied in 2014.  My original thoughts in bold text are the most important things to read in this article. Kim Githler welcomed us to note that the show's younger demographic was now mostly online.  The ease of participating in online conferences and webinars points the way for a trade show industry in the midst of transformation.  Virtual shows are the future.  She…
  • The Inhospitable Hospitality Suite Feels the Wrath of Alfidi Capital

    Anthony Alfidi
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Here's a special message for one enterprise I encountered at a recent conference.  I won't name them to save them the embarrassment.  That is a rare instance of my generosity.  I'm pretty sure the arrogant chief of this outfit, or at least the human-shaped cardboard cut-out he employs as his public face, will read my screed.  Here it comes, dude.  You can't sue me if I don't identify you. You people were marketing private placements in natural resource extraction to a wide audience that included both accredited and non-accredited investors.  Transparency and…
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    TradeRushReview.us.com

  • Best Forex Signal That Can Help You Generate 90% of Your Profitable Trades

    Bill Achola
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    So what have you been up to lately? Recently, I found great success trading in the forex market. I’m not the sort of person who’s stingy with trade secrets though; if you want, I’d be more than happy to share my recipe to success with you. I want all of you to attain the same level of success as I did. The system taught me all the dos and don’ts of effective trade on forex. The system’s biggest benefits were the modules and the forex signal generator it offered. From there, I was on my way to making profitable investments without anyone holding my hand through the whole thing,…
  • The Dumbest Way to Invest $5,000 and Get Most for Your Money

    Bill Achola
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    This blog post is intended to help you keep your money, whether you have just a few dollars or a few thousand. It seems as though most people, no matter how money they make, really don’t know how to save or even if they do save, they don’t know what to do with their savings. So, they and their money soon part ways. Not a good thing hu! This blog post is for you if… You’re a new or small investor. You’ve money sitting in an account somewhere earning less than 3 percent interest. You’re just starting out on your first job. You’ve saved hundred dollars from your summers…
  • 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…
 
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  • UK Manufacturing PMI Drops

    James Boston
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Finances.com - The British economy experienced an unexpected deterioration in it’s manufacturing sector according to the August numbers just published by Markit Economics. The UK Manufacturing PMI now stands at 52.5, this is a fall from the revised July number of 54.8 and somewhat surprised markets that were expecting a rise in the figure to around the […]
  • Further Fall In Eurozone Manufacturing PMI’s

    James Boston
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    Finances.com - Markit Economics has published the August round of Purchasing Managers Indices (PMI) for the Eurozone economies. The data is showing further deterioration in the already struggling European manufacturing sector. The headline Eurozone number has dropped to 50.7 for the month from 51.8 last month, market consensus of 50.8 was missed in this amalgamated figure, as […]
  • No Improvement In German GDP

    James Boston
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Finances.com - Germany has finalised it’s second quarter growth figures in a release this morning, there has been no material upgrade to the lacklustre preliminaries published last month. The quarter on quarter number continues to show a contraction of -0.2% for the quarter, this represents a fall from the 0.7% expansion in Q1 of this year. Annualized […]
  • A High Impact News Week

    Pepperstone UUIIFXBR
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Finances.com - Markets are in for a roller coaster week of important data, bringing some much needed volatility and trading opportunities. The first week of the new month, as always, is heavy with important central bank announcements and PMI data. The focus early in the week will be on the Australian dollar, however later in the week […]
  • Bharti Retail Selects Accenture to Implement SAP(R) Solutions for Retail

    Business Wire
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Finances.com - Bharti Retail Limited has selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to implement SAP(R) solutions to enable the retailer to more efficiently plan, monitor and track the flow of merchandise and information throughout its supply chain. Bharti Retail currently operates 212 neighbourhood stores and compact hypermarket formats across 11 Indian states. By rolling out the SAP ERP application and […]
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    SuperMoney!

  • Interview with Miron Lulic, Co-Founder & CEO – SuperMoney

    Mani Karthik
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    We’re big fans of Mint – The personal finance management software (check out the reviews here). They just published an amazing interview with SuperMoney CEO & Co-Founder Miron Lulic here. In this interview, Miron talks about the future of personal finance, insights into current finance trends and why he decided to have the super-hero (CaptainMoney) theme for SuperMoney!Here is the full version of the interview. Hope you enjoy it! SuperMoney isn’t your typical personal finance site: With a theme of superheroes and villains, it teaches personal finance in a fun, dynamic…
  • 10 Last-Minute Labor Day Staycation Ideas

    Andrew Latham
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Labor Day weekend is a bittersweet holiday. Since it was first celebrated, it has been a weekend for friends and families to get together, relax and have fun. But it’s also the unofficial end of summer, which can make Labor Day a reminder of how fast summer went by and all the things you hoped to do but weren’t able to fit in.Here are 10 Labor Day staycation ideas that are great fun but won’t cost you all the fruits of your hard labor.1. Spend a Day at the BeachLabor Day weekend may be your last chance get some downtime on the waves. If you live in the south, you still have plenty of…
  • 12 Apps That’ll Help You Split Bills with Your Friends

    Audrey Henderson
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    So, you’re out with your crew and everyone is having a great time. The food and libations are tasty and the atmosphere is chill. That is, until the check arrives. It’s one thing when everyone is splitting a pizza and a pitcher of beer, pop or sangria. But what if each person orders a separate dish? And there’s always that one glutton who orders way more stuff than everyone else – and expects everyone else to subsidize his or her indulgences.Related article: 25 Apps Every College Student Should HaveBack in the day, if you were an Urkel type, you would whip out the calculator and…
  • Gender Marketing: How Brands Use the Power of Colors To Persuade You

    Rolla Bahsous
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Have you ever wondered why men’s body products are always in shades of gray and red? Or why many female products are pink and flowery? These design choices aren’t random, nor are they solely chosen for aesthetic appeal.Positioning and Image CreationMany companies rely on advertising to sell their image, product, and brand. As contemporary semioticians (those who study signs, referents, and meanings) note, advertisers use two main techniques to sell products or brands: positioning and image creation.Positioning refers to having a defined targeted market for a brand or product. Image…
  • How to Pay off Credit Card Balances More Effectively

    Andrew Latham
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    When it comes to paying off credit card bills, there are so many options and conflicting advice floating around it’s no wonder so many people make such expensive mistakes.However, there are smart ways and dumb ways to repay your credit card debt. Taking the right approach, particularly when you have several credit cards to pay, requires a good strategy. It’s worth it though, because choosing the right approach can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in interest.This simple approach, often called the Stacking method, will ensure you pay your credit card bills in the most…
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    binaryoptionsinvestor.net

  • Binary Options Rebates

    Phil Moore
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    The term ‘rebate’ is used to describe a ‘cash back’ style scenario in binary options where you are credited back a proportion of your initial investment following a trade.  Brokers sometimes offer this on trading contracts, crediting back a proportion of your investment amount if your trade ends ‘out of the money’ at expiry. It is also applied to third party companies that offer the trader the chance to earn a rebate on their trading account turnover. Here we look at these two different rebate options and what they mean for traders.Broker RebatesMany brokers now…
  • 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…
 
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    NSE tips blog | MCX tips blog | Indian stock market view blog | Commodity tips| BSE stocks tips

  • Nifty trading trend for 28 August,2014, An exclusive report by Sharetipsinfo

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

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Market Outlook for Today Dated – 26-08-2014 Asian stocks were little changed after valuations on the regional benchmark index climbed to the highest level this year. FII & DIIs Activity: FIIs bought Rs 127 cr in cash while DIIs were net buyer to the tune of Rs 46 cr on Monday. Market Today: US Stock closed on positive note on Monday, NASDAQ closed 0.41% up while Dow closed 0.44% up and S&P closed 0.48% up. Europe closed on mixed note, DAX closed 1.83% up, CAC closed 2.10% up and FTSE closed 0.05% down. SGX Nifty trading flat to positive, 2 point down at 8 AM. Technical While the…
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    25 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
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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…
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    Bobby Finance

  • Investing in Gold: A Safeguard Against a Crashing Dollar?

    Meinna Gwet
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    By guest writer Kumarpal Shah There is a lot of conflicting investment advice out there, and sometimes it is hard to know which approach to take. One way to cut through some of the differing opinions is to look at history, and see what insights you can glean. Though past history is no guarantee of future [...] The post Investing in Gold: A Safeguard Against a Crashing Dollar? appeared first on Bobby Finance.
  • How To Choose a Payment Gateway for Your Online Business

    Meinna Gwet
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you intent to open an online store, to monetize your blog or to process transactions on your website, at some point you will have to choose a payment gateway. What is a payment gateway? A payment gateway is an e-commerce application service provider that authorizes credit card payments for e-businesses. There are hundreds of payment gateways in the [...] The post How To Choose a Payment Gateway for Your Online Business appeared first on 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.
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    Exchange Rate News

  • Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) and New Zealand Dollar (EUR/NZD) Exchange Rates Fall

    Paul Billing
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The Euro fell to a fresh one-year low against the Australian Dollar and slipped to a one-month low against the New Zealand Dollar on Monday as economists grow increasingly concerned... The report Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) and New Zealand Dollar (EUR/NZD) Exchange Rates Fall appeared first on Exchange Rate News.
  • Exchange Rate News: Weekly Forecast for GBP, EUR, USD and CAD

    Luke Zorab
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Pound Sterling (GBP) Monday of next week will see several British domestic data publications. The most important of these, in terms of wider market movement, will be Net Consumer Credit,... The report Exchange Rate News: Weekly Forecast for GBP, EUR, USD and CAD appeared first on Exchange Rate News.
  • Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Fluctuates Canadian after Positive Data

    Luke Zorab
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar exchange rate has fluctuated rather dramatically over the course of the day as traders use economic data to gauge the strength of a currency.... The report Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Fluctuates Canadian after Positive Data appeared first on Exchange Rate News.
  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Buoyed by Positive Data

    Luke Zorab
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Those invested in the Pound Sterling have had little to celebrate over the course of the week as the bearish behaviour, which was triggered from the tail end of last... The report Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Buoyed by Positive Data appeared first on Exchange Rate News.
  • British Pound to US Dollar (GBP/USD) Exchange Rate Gains on Consumer Confidence

    Luke Zorab
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    A reversal in fortune for the Pound has seen its bearish behaviour averted after Friday’s British economic data produces better-than-expected results. The Pound Sterling to US Dollar exchange rate is currently trending... The report British Pound to US Dollar (GBP/USD) Exchange Rate Gains on Consumer Confidence appeared first on Exchange Rate News.
 
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    Forex Alchemy

  • Comodities Update 1st Sept 2014

    ThinkForex
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
      Silver and Gold may be aligning up for a dip lower.... The post Comodities Update 1st Sept 2014 appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • Overview of Major Pairs Week Ahead – 1 Sept 2014

    ThinkForex
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
      A technical look at USD pairs to highlight key levels, patterns and COTS positioning for the week ahead.  ... The post Overview of Major Pairs Week Ahead – 1 Sept 2014 appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • What are Retracements In Trading

    Forex Time
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    It’s an interesting but true fact that the majority of large price moves in the forex market retrace 50%. What this means is that if there is a move of 200 pips upwards, then it is a better than even chance that that move will be followed by a fall of 100 pips on average. After this retracement, it ... The post What are Retracements In Trading appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • Burrito Bonds: A Tasty Investment?

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
      A London food chain is offering something rather unusual on the menu — Burrito Bonds. Depending on how much you invest in Mexican restaurant Chilango, you will get interest every year and free food whenever you visit. Bloomberg went to see if these mini-bonds are a tasty investment. (So... The post Burrito Bonds: A Tasty Investment? appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
  • Are We Trusting Central Bankers Too Much?

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
      Navigating the global economy out of the financial crisis has been entrusted to central bankers. But have we too much confidence in them? Gilles Moëc, chief European economist with Deutsche Bank, analyses with capital markets editor Ralph Atkins the tough task of weaning economies off six yea... The post Are We Trusting Central Bankers Too Much? appeared first on Forex Alchemy.
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    Commercial Capital LLC» Blog

  • How Is a Subordination Used in Invoice Factoring?

    Marco Terry
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    In most cases, setting up a factoring account is relatively simple. One the factoring contracts are signed, the factor files a UCC lien to secure their position against the accounts receivable, sends notices of assignment and starts funding the account. Usually, this process is done fairly quickly.One of the most common reasons to delay funding a factoring account is that there is an existing  UCC lien that claims account receivable – your invoices – as collateral. This means the factor cannot claim first position against the accounts receivable it’s financing because…
  • 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 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, and dry box freight. To learn more about load boards, read this article.Free load boardsHere is a list of free load boards. As…
  • 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…
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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

  • The Ultimate Guide To Success – 20 Tips To Get You Where You Want To Be

    Evan
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Success. It comes in many different shapes and forms. It is not something that is measured by a scale or ruler yet it is defined by the person who seeks it. Success is an overwhelming feat of obstacles and adversity but will come with just the smallest amount of hope and hard work. I have put this list together in hopes that it will help each and everyone one of you in some way. There is no specific order and it does not have to be done all at once, in fact that would be impossible. There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley I bring…
  • 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…
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    OUTSIDE THE BOXES: ALTEGRIS BLOG

  • Lessons Learned, Jackson Hole, Two Experiments, and Tail Risks

    Jack Rivkin
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The message coming out of Jackson Hole was a belief that, while any decisions will be data-driven, the Fed will not rush to raise the Funds rate. At the same time, Mario Draghi’s words were viewed as “dovish” with the likelihood that Quantitative Easing (QE) by the European Central Bank (ECB) will occur at some point soon in Europe. While this is clearly the consensus, we do have two experiments going on and we can all speculate about the outcomes. Now, on to my speculations. I’ll start by suggesting that one read Mohamed El-Erian’s latest piece in Bloomberg View where he posits…
  • 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…
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  • UCC Financing Statements on a Successor Company

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
      I filed a UCC financing statement on a successor company so I can collect the accounts, right?  Not so fast. Editor's Note: This is a guest post from David Jencks, an attorney representing factoring and asset based lending companies. You can learn more about David here.
  • Thank You for Visiting Ansonia at the CRF Credit & Accounts Receivable Open Forum

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    As always, the Credit Research Foundation's Credit & Accounts Receivable Open Forum was incredibly informative. We hope that everyone enjoyed the forum as much as we did. It was a pleasure to meet everyone who stopped by the Ansonia booth to learn about the business credit services that Ansonia delivers. We want to congratulate Patrick Swope from Pacific Seafood who won the drawing for a $100 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.
  • 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…
 
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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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  • Global stocks rebound while Fed signals no rate hike for the meantime

    James Spencer
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Global equity markets were able to rise last week following the minutes from the Federal Reserve which signaled that there was no hurry in bringing forward plans to increase rates in the future, reverting to an earlier decline that were primarily driven by cues from the Bank of England of a possible early rate hike. According to the Fed, it has been more of a surprised by how fast the U.S. labour market is recovering, despite the recuperation that requires more persuasive to change its view on when to actually make the intended increase rates. Stocks on Wall Street were being rallied…
  • Can buybacks truly drive U.S. shares to the next level?

    Tim Messenger
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    U.S. equities are on the move to break all-time highs despite the erroneous assumption that it was the ‘Average Joe’ who is responsible in driving the market and benefiting from the ride. Truth of the matter is, the largest purchasers in recent years have been companies buying back purchases of their respective shares. Share buybacks have been becoming more and more increasingly popular as more and more companies have transformed large cash piles and become much more pliable to rewarding shareholders. With cheap currency along with the unwillingness to invest in new plant and…
  • Forex.com – Leading broker to provide spread betting in Russia

    Gordon Smith
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Still unknown outside the well-positioned spread betting market in Britain, Forex.com took the significant ‘Dealbook’ spread betting platform to Russia. The recent display of acquisitions and mergers resulted in much broader consequences than one would normally expect and the GAIN Capital’s buys of GFT seems to be a novel piece of evidence that would support this notion. The deal, that became final and executed last year now commenced in showing all of its dimensions among them is the fact that Forex.com has now since become the first FX broker to provide spread betting to…
  • Speculating wisely: Three ways Investors can make better bets

    Alex Johnson
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    While majority of the investment decision should primarily be based on the ground that it should be invested in companies that are generating consistent cash flow at realistic valuations, however this can become extremely dull and monotonous. Although it may be fine for other people, some consider it to be an element of excitement to the entire investment process. It follows that it traders are willing and can afford to take additional risks then it’s worth it. Speculation, as compared to investing is betting on a company that really doesn’t have the necessary cash flow stream.
  • Gold Ends steady yet up from early low and raised by weak U.S. data

    Gordon Smith
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Gold prices concluded the U.S. day session almost at an unchanged level last week but was well up from its daily average low. Several downbeat U.S. economic data gave the gold market a breather from lower levels seen in overnight trading. The August Comex gold was last seen at $0.10 at $1,321.20 per ounce. Spot gold was last quoted at $1.30 at $1,320.75 with the December Comex Silver last seen traded at $0.077 at $21.227 an ounce. The first quarter U.S. GDP report was released last week and revealed a drop of 2.9 % which was the biggest quarterly decline in years. Moreover, U.S. durable…
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