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  • Rewards Program Manager Pinpoint to be Acquired by MasterCard

    LowCards.com
    Justin Hefner
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In an effort to expand its rewards program, MasterCard will purchase Pinpoint Pty. Ltd. Pinpoint is a loyalty and rewards services provider based in Sydney, Australia. Once the acquisition is completed at the end of the second quarter, Pinpoint’s rewards programs will be combined with MasterCard’s rewards program, creating an epic set of loyalties available through MasterCard. The new rewards from Pinpoint should help MasterCard grow in key markets like China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. "Not only does Pinpoint offer a competitive edge in Australia, its growing presence across…
  • FM 017: Why “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice with Cal Newport

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    Todd Tresidder
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    You’ve heard it repeated so many times that you no longer question if it is true. In fact, the career success literature is so overwhelmingly dominated with this dangerous myth that almost nobody disagrees with it. The only problem is, it’s not true! What is it, you ask? It’s called “the passion hypothesis”. The premise is you should do what you love and the money will follow. If you want to succeed then you should follow your passion. It’s one of those artifacts of conventional wisdom that seems to be right and passes the smell test so it slips under our…
  • Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

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    Jessie Szymanski
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Wedding season is just around the corner—a time when the birds are chirping, love is in the air… and fiancées need to talk finances. While not as fun as cake tasting or dance lessons, talking finances – including spending, saving and investments – could be the most important thing a couple does before tying the knot. There’s a big downside to not discussing your financial issues. The number one cause of divorce in the U.S. is money, and one study found that financial arguments early in a relationship may predict divorce. Besides divorce, it seems money regularly causes strife in…
  • 7 Kick-Ass Ways To Fight That Afternoon Laze & Pump Up Your Energy Levels

    SuperMoney!
    Suchi Rudra
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Wondering what to do when that caffeine crash hits you in the afternoon? Anyone else would tell you to go for more coffee. But that’s not a good idea, you see. Check this, this and this out. Here are some effective alternatives to coffee that can still help you effectively fuel your work productivity and keep your energy levels at a high for the rest of the work day: 1. Jump around or do some yoga! Do whatever tickles your fancy, but you need to get active, get your heart pumping. Stretch your limbs, take a 15 minute walk and breathe in some good old fresh air into your lungs. Do some…
  • Cleaning Up Your Financial Records

    Legend Securities Blog
    Legend Securities, Inc.
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court settled a case between a widow and her deceased husband’s former wife regarding who would receive the man’s federal employee insurance benefits. The judges ruled in favor of the first wife, even though the couple had been divorced for more than 10 years when he died, because she was still the designated beneficiary on his policy.1
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    WSJ.com: US Business

  • Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.
  • Korean Company Considering Bid for Elizabeth Arden

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    South Korea's LG Household & Healthcare said it is considering a bid for U.S. cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden.
  • Activists Wept for There Were No More Worlds to Conquer

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    WSJ columnist Dennis Berman says that by persistent menace and frequent success, the activist investing agenda—buybacks and dividends, cost-cutting and tax gambits—has hardened into the default boardroom agenda, too.
  • Cnooc Sells Multibillion-Dollar Bonds

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Cnooc Ltd. is selling multibillion dollar bonds in three portions, partly to repay loans related to $15.1 billion purchase of Canadian oil-sands operator Nexen Inc.
  • Amazon to Stream Older HBO Shows

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    HBO agreed to license older episodes of its programming library to Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service, the first time the premium cable channel has struck such a deal with an online streaming service.
 
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  • Why Facebook Just Got Upgraded

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Ahead of earnings on Wednesday, Facebook is getting a boost, as one analyst believes the company's earnings power is being severely unappreciated by Wall Street. Click to view a price quote on FB. Click to research the Internet industry.
  • Why Tesla Motors Stock Is Higher This Morning

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are higher after CEO Musk said Panasonic (PCRFY) will likely be his company's partner in a planned $5 billion U.S. battery factory. Click to view a price quote on TSLA. Click to research the Automotive industry.
  • How to Trade Wednesday's Earnings Including Boeing, Procter & Gamble

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Delta Air Lines, Dow Chemical, Brinker International, EMC, Federal Mogul, General Dynamics, Johnson Controls, Northrop Grumman, Norfolk Southern and Owens Corning also report before the opening bell on Wednesday. Click to view a price quote on BA. Click to research the Aerospace/Defense industry.
  • Load Up on Apple Stock as Android Killer Looms

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    If Apple dives post-earnings, sell your house and squat for a year so you can afford to buy a few shares. Click to view a price quote on AAPL. Click to research the Consumer Durables industry.
  • European Markets Recover, On a Dose of Pharmaceuticals

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    The main European markets rise on news and rumors of pharmaceutical deals. Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly work a three-way asset swap. Click to view a price quote on nvs.
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  • Why Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock Is Higher Today

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc.  are up 1.35% to $89.44 after the flooring retailer was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Longbow Research, due to valuation.  Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks SELL NOW: If you own any of the 900 stocks that TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified as a 'Sell'...you could potentially lose EVERYTHING in the next 6-12 months. Learn more. TheStreet Ratings team rates LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HLDGS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:…
  • Here's the Details On Amazon's Massive Deal With HBO

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    This story has been updated from 9:37 am EST to include additional information. NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Amazon just one-upped Netflix by announcing a big online content licensing deal with Time Warner's HBO. Amazon announced on Wednesday morning that it inked an exclusive multi-year online-only subscription deal for select HBO programming to bring some of its most popular shows to Amazon Prime Members. This is the first time that HBO programming has been licensed to an online-only subscription streaming service, according to the press release. It means that consumers no longer have to pay for…
  • Facebook and Apple Face Earnings Moment of Truth

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If premarket trading is any indication, investors are excited about Facebook's first-quarter earnings release but not about Apple's . Both companies are scheduled to report results after the bell Wednesday, and their respective stock prices will likely gyrate wildly during the trading session in anticipation of those results. Apple has turned into one of technology's red-headed stepchildren, while Facebook is one of the darlings of social media, a new world of intangibles, where nothing real is sold or bought beyond advertising. It's the promise of future revenue and…
  • Market Hustle: Stocks Weak After Tepid China, Drop in U.S. Home Sales

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock markets were slipping Wednesday amid tepid Chinese economic data and a 14.5% drop in new-home sales. Procter & Gamble posted revenue that fell short of expectations. Investors are looking to earnings after Wednesday's closing bell from Facebook and Apple . The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.13% to 16,492.21 while the S&P 500 was off 0.19% to 1,876.02. The Nasdaq was down 0.61% to 4,136.12. Chinese factory activity contracted for a fourth consecutive month, amid calls for more policy support to help economic growth. The HSBC/Markit…
  • Google Develops Glucose-Detectable Contact Lens

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- You may have heard of Google Glass, the revolutionary lens that allows people to film what they see or browse the Internet, using voice commands to summon information on a small screen in their peripheral vision. Now the technicians at Google X -- a lab at Google that works to develop breakthough technology -- have developed a prototype lens to detect glucose levels in the blood. It uses two layers of contact lens, which embed between them a wireless chip and a miniaturized glucose sensor built to measure glucose levels in tears. The lens is designed to generate…
 
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    Mad Money Recap

  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Opportunities Are Still Out There

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Leadership is a wonderful thing, Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Tuesday. Cramer said investors may have already missed the bottom but there are still plenty of opportunities left to come. There have been many sectors that have not been participating in the market's rally, Cramer continued, including the high-growth tech names, retail, the airlines and most of all, biotech. All of these sectors have been left for dead, he noted -- until today. Netflix spurred the…
  • Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Getting Rich Carefully

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- These are confusing times for the stock market, Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" audience. There's always somebody telling you to do exactly the opposite of what you should really be doing. But Cramer said it's not about sounding smart, it's about getting it right -- what to buy, what to sell, what direction the market's headed. "You get those things right, and it's a heck of a lot easier to make money in this or any market," Cramer said. By doing your homework, "you…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Playing the Dip for Profit

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Some dips are made to be bought. Those were Jim Cramer's thoughts Thursday on Mad Money as he taught viewers how to take advantage of "buyable" dips to make some money. Cramer reminded viewers the markets are made up of traders and investors. Traders, he said, look for catalysts like a potential upside earnings report, then sell their positions after the catalyst has occurred, whether or not they were correct. Investors, on the other hand, look at the big picture and…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Don't Blame the Companies

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There's plenty wrong with this market, Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Wednesday, but don't blame the companies -- they're part of the solution, not the problem. Cramer said he's tired of hearing how earnings have been "tepid" and revenue have been "light." From  Alcoa to those earnings released Wednesday there have been very few cases of companies performing poorly. Even Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson , a stock Cramer owns for his charitable trust, Action…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Fear and Loathing on Wall Street

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What are the two best words to describe this market? Fear and loathing, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday after another confusing day on Wall Street. Cramer said fear and loathing is what professional money managers are feeling as they try and make sense of the action. What do money managers fear? Most of it resides overseas, Cramer explained. He said Japan's failed strategy to reignite its economy is worrisome because that country seems to be falling…
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    WSJ.com: Markets

  • Fed Looks Likely to Stick to Path

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    Fed officials are on track to reduce their monthly bond buying to $45 billion at their policy meeting next week and stick with a communications approach that leaves investors with a little uncertainty about when it will start raising interest rates.
  • Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
    A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" about what constitutes a crime.
  • China's Smart Money Sells Property

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    For years, Chinese property has been a sure bet for savvy investors looking to ride the country's economic surge. Now, some of the best-known names in Chinese investing are cutting back, at least for the present.
  • BNY Mellon Weighs 'Goodbye' to 'NY'

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Bank of New York Mellon said it plans to sell its headquarters by the third quarter, and it raised the possibility it could move its base outside the city where it was founded in 1784.
 
 
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    John Mauldin's Outside the Box

  • Dare to Be Great II

    John Mauldin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I can’t tell you how many thousands of hours I have spent, over the years, thinking about, reading about, and talking about how to be a consistently successful investor; but I can tell you this: I’m still working at it. And once in a while – less frequently as the years pass, it seems – I come across investment advice that strikes me as fundamentally strong, innovative, and worth assimilating. I feel that way about today’s Outside the Box. It’s a client memo sent last week by Howard Marks, founder and chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. He calls it…
  • Risk On, Regardless

    John Mauldin
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    When Gary Shilling was with us here last fall, he and I were feeling considerably more sanguine about the near-term propects for the US and global economies. In fact, I said about Gary that “that old confirmed bear is waxing positively bullish about the future prospects of the US. In doing so he mirrors my own views.” In today’s excerpt from Gary’s quarterly INSIGHT letter, he tackles head-on the shift in sentiment and economic performance that has ensued since then. He steps us through the ebullient headlines and forecasts that dominated at year-end, and then remarks,…
  • Hollow Men, Hollow Markets, Hollow World

    John Mauldin
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    I’m sitting in the British Airways lounge at Heathrow terminal 5, or in other words in my usual office, and trying to catch up on my reading. I was particularly intrigued by my good friend and economic philosopher Ben Hunt’s latest Epsilon Theory post, which he calls “Hollow Men, Hollow Markets, Hollow World.” As he points out, an increasingly smaller portion of trading in the markets is between individuals looking to actually own a fractional portion of a public company for the long term. Instead, trading is gravitating to machines competing with each other in…
  • Minsky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis

    John Mauldin
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Looking back, I see that I have mentioned the name Hyman Minsky in no fewer than ten Thoughts from the Frontline letters in just the past two years; and his name has popped up in all four letters so far this month, most notably on March 1, when we brought back one of my most popular pieces, “Black Swans and Endogenous Uncertainty” (the “sandpile” letter) and last week, when the letter was titled “China’s Minksy Moment?” I wasn’t consciously aware of how often I had trotted Minsky out as I sat (somewhat unstably, I have to admit) atop a…
  • Gavekal on Russia and Japan

    John Mauldin
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    I look at dozens of sources a day on global macroeconomics, but one source I go to every day is my good friends at Gavekal. The Gavekal partnership – father Charles Gave, son Louis-Vincent Gave, and noted economist and journalist Anatole Kaletsky – spans three continents: Charles is based in Paris, Anatole is in London, Louis has set up shop in Hong Kong, and the firm also has an office in the US. And they have an extensive team of outstanding analysts. Gavekal’s publishes global macro articles for its clients on an almost daily basis, and for today’s Outside the Box…
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    CFA

  • Technology, Media and Telecom M&A Q1 M&A Update

    kiml
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    M&A activity in the North American Media and Telecom sector for Q4 2013 through February 14, 2014 included 334 deals announced or closed according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ.  According to a report from international consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the advertising and marketing, communications (telecom), and broadcasting subsectors were the big drivers of deal value in 2013 and the activity will likely continue in 2014 as large strategics look to consolidation for growth. Broadcasting deal value increased by $20.5 billion, from $5.8 billion in 2012 to $26.3 billion in…
  • 5 Reasons the Timing is Right to Sell Your Business Now | Part 5

    brianb
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    This blog post is the last in a series of 5. Business owners inquiring whether the timing is optimal for obtaining the highest price for their business, often start by inquiring: “What are business valuations in the market today?” EBITDA multiples provide a quick thumbnail answer to this question. However, just focusing on today’s industry numbers, does not enable a business owner to evaluate the risk of whether the business will be worth more or less in the future, as compared to selling the business now. Savvy business owners, who are attuned  to macro factors impacting business…
  • 5 Reasons the Timing is Right to Sell Your Business Now | Part 4

    brianb
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This blog post is the fourth in a series of 5. Business owners inquiring whether the timing is optimal for obtaining the highest price for their business, often start by inquiring: “What are business valuations in the market today?” EBITDA multiples provide a quick thumbnail answer to this question. However, just focusing on today’s industry numbers, does not enable a business owner to evaluate the risk of whether the business will be worth more or less in the future, as compared to selling the business now. Savvy business owners, who are attuned  to macro factors impacting business…
  • Plastics & Rubber Q1 M&A Update

    catherinep
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    M&A activity in the North American Plastics and Rubber sector for Q4 2013 through February 14, 2014 included 33 deals announced or closed according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. Activity in the space has been partly spearheaded by manufacturers of caps and closures according to data published by industry trade magazine Plastics News. There has been significant consolidation in this particular niche as strategic and private equity buyers look to gobble up market share and increase their product offerings. Consolidation has shrunk the number of companies with less than $50 million…
  • 5 Reasons the Timing is Right to Sell Your Business Now | Part 3

    brianb
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    This blog post is the third in a series of 5. Business owners inquiring whether the timing is optimal for obtaining the highest price for their business, often start by inquiring: “What are business valuations in the market today?” EBITDA multiples provide a quick thumbnail answer to this question. However, just focusing on today’s industry numbers, does not enable a business owner to evaluate the risk of whether the business will be worth more or less in the future, as compared to selling the business now. Savvy business owners, who are attuned  to macro factors impacting business…
 
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    Reuters: Business News

  • Wall Street edges lower following six-day S&P rally

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong results from Boeing failed to inspire investors to keep pushing equities higher following six straight days of gains.
  • Special Report: For private placements, no one is vetting the vetters

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - From 2006 to 2009, Provident Asset Management raised $485 million from 7,700 investors who were drawn to its promises of annual returns as high as 18 percent on oil and gas assets. Law firm Mick & Associates helped. Provident paid Mick to provide "due diligence" reports to help brokers decide whether to recommend the investments to their clients.
  • BlackRock cuts stake in Italian lender Monte Paschi

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    MILAN (Reuters) - Asset manager BlackRock has cut its stake in Monte dei Paschi di Siena less than a month after becoming the Italian bank's single biggest shareholder, raising questions over who will buy into the lender's imminent capital increase.
  • TD Ameritrade 2nd quarter profit up 35 pct on net new assets

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - TD Ameritrade Holding Corp , the biggest U.S. discount broker, said profit in its fiscal second quarter jumped 34.7 percent to $194 million on record revenue driven by net new client assets of $12.2 billion.
  • New home sales dive to eight-month low in March

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery.
 
 
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  • JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

    Nolan Feeney
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    JetBlue Airways pilots overwhelmingly voted in favor of joining the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union announced on Tuesday. The majority of JetBlue’s roughly 2,600 pilots took part in the vote, and 71% voted in favor of joining the ALPA. The move comes after JetBlue pilots previously voted against unionization in 2009 and 2011, the New York Times reports. The pilots are the first employees to unionize at JetBlue, which was founded in 1998. The ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union and represents nearly 50,000 pilots in the U.S. and Canada. “Today, JetBlue pilots…
  • Ed Norton’s Charity Company Doesn’t Sound So Charitable

    Jack Dickey
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    What’s one of the rare blessings of living in an era characterized by tremendous asset inequality and a chastened, hamstrung welfare state? Charitable giving has by some accounts reached an all-time high, both among the general public and among the American wealthy. What a time to be alive. MoreHBO Renews Veep and Silicon Valley7 Silly Tech Company Naming TrendsMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostThe Voice's Top 10 Is Revealed in Dramatic -…
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Lost Money in 2012 and 2011

    Nolan Feeney
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop, famous for its weekly newsletter, was in debt and losing money through the end of 2012, the company’s corporate records reveal. Unaudited financial statements for the privately-held company that were filed with the UK’s Companies House state that Goop reported a 2012 loss of around $39,000 (£22,954), Radar Online reports. That was a big improvement from 2011, however, when the company reported nearly $260,200 (£155,834) in losses. The company had real revenue — the records show significant product sales and income from Groupon…
  • America’s Middle Class Falls Behind

    Denver Nicks
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Once the juggernaut of the American economy and the envy of the world, the middle class has finally lost its position as the richest in the world, according to a new report. The New York Times, citing an analysis of survey data going back 35, reports that the middle class in the United States has fallen behind Canada’s middle class. While economic growth in the U.S. is equal to or stronger than growth in other countries, those gains have gone almost exclusively to the wealthiest Americans. America’s middle class is still wealthier than corresponding demographics in Europe, but the gap…
  • Watch: Video Goes Inside Apple’s Stunning New Headquarters

    Sam Frizell
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A video released Monday and posted on Gizmodo shows the most detailed view yet of Apple’s new corporate campus. It’s pretty astonishing. Shaped like a perfectly rolled bagel slathered in shiny solar panels, the verdant campus will run on 100% renewable energy, according to Apple vice president Lisa Jackson. The goal is to build a campus that has no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions. And it certainly looks like it descended from a distant future: 80% of the campus will be green space, and with large glass walls, open workspaces, and leafy swaths of forest outside. The…
 
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    Calculated Risk

  • New Home Sales decline to 384,000 Annual Rate in March

    Bill McBride
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 384 thousand. February sales were revised up from 440 thousand to 449 thousand, and January sales were revised up from 455 thousand to 470 thousand.   The first graph shows New Home Sales vs. recessions since 1963. The dashed line is the current sales rate.Sales of new single-family houses in March 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban…
  • MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    Bill McBride
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 18, 2014. ...The Refinance Index decreased 4 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 3 percent from one week earlier. ...The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,000 or less) increased to 4.49 percent from 4.47 percent, with…
  • Wednesday: New Home Sales

    Bill McBride
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    From Catherine Rampell at the WaPo: Americans think owning a home is better for them than it isOver the past century, housing prices have grown at a compound annual rate of just 0.3 percent once one adjusts for inflation, according to my calculations using Shiller’s historical housing data. Over the same period, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has had comparable annual returns of about 6.5 percent.Yet Americans still think it’s financially savvy to dump all their savings into a single, large, highly illiquid asset.First, as I've pointed out several times, Shiller used…
  • Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in March

    Bill McBride
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Economist Tom Lawler sent me the updated table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for several selected cities in March. Lawler writes: "Note the increase in the foreclosure sales share in Florida."From CR:   The decline in "distressed" share was one of the positives I mentioned in the previous post.  Total "distressed" share is down in all of these markets, mostly because of a sharp decline in short sales.Foreclosures are down in most of these areas too, although foreclosures are up in the mid-Atlantic area and Florida (judicial foreclosure) - and a little in…
  • Comments on Housing and Existing Home Sales

    Bill McBride
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    A decline in existing home sales doesn't mean the housing recovery is over.  Far from it!  For existing home sales we need to look at the composition of sales (distressed vs. conventional), and the percent of conventional sales are increasing (even as investor buying has slowed too). That is a positive sign.For the "housing recovery", we need to look more at housing starts and new home sales (housing starts and new home sales have a larger impact on GDP and employment than existing home sales). Both starts and new home sales are off to a slow start in 2014 compared to 2013, but I…
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  • Tesla to open 431,000-sq-ft facility in California's Central Valley

    Nathan Donato-Weinstein
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors Inc. has quietly leased a 431,000-square-foot industrial facility in the San Joaquin County, Calif. that it is already building out, according to city and county officials. The news, which was first reported by the Manteca Bulletin this morning, comes as fast-growing Tesla (NASD: TSLA) ramps up with plans to sell 35,000 Model S sedans this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. And that's just for starters. Tesla hopes to produce a half million cars a year in a…
  • Tesla to open 431,000-sq-ft facility in Central Valley

    Nathan Donato-Weinstein
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors Inc. has quietly leased a 431,000-square-foot industrial facility in the San Joaquin County city of Lathrop that it is already building out, according to city and county officials. The news, which was first reported by the Manteca Bulletin this morning, comes as fast-growing Tesla (NASD: TSLA) ramps up with plans to sell 35,000 Model S sedans this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. And that's just for starters. Tesla hopes to produce a half million cars a year…
  • Popular Inc. divesting C. Fla. banking operations

    Cindy Barth
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Popular Inc. (Nasdaq: BPOP) on Wednesday announced that its Popular Community Bank subsidiary will divest its regional operations in Central Florida, California and Illinois. Certain back-office operations will be centralized in Puerto Rico and New York, the bank said in a press release. According to the release, Popular entered into definitive agreements to sell its regional operations, including 41 branches, approximately $1.8 billion in related loan portfolios and approximately $2.1 billion…
  • Honda boosts Ohio spending to $9.7B in 2013

    Joe Cogliano
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Honda Motor Co. continues drive Ohio manufacturing on a mammoth scale, having spent $9.7 billion with nearly 160 parts suppliers in Buckeye State last year. The automaker was touting the figure on Wednesday — up $500 million from 2012 — as a new record. That’s great news for the Dayton region, which is home to numerous companies that supply Honda either directly or indirectly. Ohio is by far the top state when it comes to purchasing impact where Honda has manufacturing operations. And just…
  • Dayton food truck operator selling equipment

    Olivia Barrow
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    One of Dayton’s most popular food trucks is closing, and the owner is selling the truck. Fressa Truck, easily recognized by its bright orange truck, and remembered for its gourmet comfort food, has closed permanently, said owner Matt Halpin. Halpin said he is moving on to other ventures for personal reasons, and is looking to sell the truck and all its equipment. “Dayton and the Miami Valley are a great place to operate a food truck,” he said. He said he will still keep the brand and the…
 
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    Breaking News

  • Panel Eyes Continuing CLO Demand

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Despite potential regulatory hurdles and dire reports on the decreasing quality of underlying assets in collateralized loan obligations, structured credit experts said they see almost no letup in investor demand for CLOs in the foreseeable future.
  • TravelClick Seeks $590M in Loans for Buyout

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    The parent firm of TravelClick, a global marketing and reservation services firms to hotels, is shopping a $590 million loan proposal to help finance a buyout by private equity group Thoma Bravo.
  • Stater Bros. Grocery Launches $300M Loan Offer

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Stater Brothers, a Southern California grocery chain, has proposed a $300 million term loan B, according to KDP Investment Advisors.
  • Emerging Market Negative Bias Hits Post-2010 High

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The negative bias of the emerging markets has reached a post-2010 high as political turmoil and sovereign downgrades have cast shade on the credit markets of developing countries.
  • Babson's Finke: CLO Market Often Unfairly Judged

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Babson Capital Management Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Finke used his keynote address at a CLO industry conference event in New York Tuesday to present a takedown of criticisms of the collateralized loan obligation market.
 
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    Business - Boston.com

  • Nestle sales up despite slack prices in Europe

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter despite deflationary pressures in Europe.
  • People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now.
  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.
  • Asia stocks mixed ahead of China growth report

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as jitters about China's economy overshadowed a perk from strong U.S. data and earnings.
  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    PERTH, Australia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.
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    Business - chicagotribune.com

  • Motorola Mobility unveils new HQ in Merchandise Mart

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    'Cool' work setting may coax tech-savvy employees to stay in MidwestMotorola Mobility showed off its sleek new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday to about 200 VIPs and reporters.
  • Powdered alcohol hits snag

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The planned release of a just-add-water alcoholic beverage mix called “Palcohol” hit a snag this week when the U.S. regulatory body in charge of approving its sale blocked it over a labeling issue, the company behind the product said.
  • Supreme Court case could change the way we watch TV

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical over online TV startup Aereo Inc's position in a copyright fight with major media companies, but several raised concerns about how a ruling in favor of broadcasters could affect increasingly popular cloud computing services.
  • Disciplined IRS workers got bonuses

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service workers who had been disciplined recently received millions of dollars in bonuses and time off as part of an employee recognition program, a new government audit shows.
  • McDonald's earnings miss the mark again

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    McDonald's shares were down modestly on Tuesday morning, after it reported quarterly results missed Wall Street's expectations said that key sales in April should be "modestly positive."
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    DailyForex.com Forex Articles

  • Avoiding Psychological Traps That Ruin Your Trading

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The mantra that 90% of the struggle to become a profitable trader is fought and decided within the trader’s own head has become a persistent cliché within Forex educational literature.
  • Forex Holy Grail Update

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    An “out of sample” analysis of the same strategies has now been completed. This analysis looks at the hypothetical performances of the same strategies but over a different time period.
  • Forex Holy Grail Conclusions

    31 Mar 2014 | 2:03 am
    Last week’s piece did include a statistical error, but as often happens with errors if they are discovered in time, it led me to some interesting conclusions which I am going to share with you today.
  • The Forex Holy Grail Revisited

    23 Mar 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Last week I wrote about the market phenomena that is the true “holy grail” of the Forex markets. The phenomena is the statistical tendency of market to produce excessive returns, which can be “gamed” profitably by letting winning trades run to large reward to risk multiples, which cutting losing trades short by using relatively tight stop losses.
  • Discovering the Forex Holy Grail

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:59 pm
    This is a title that is hard to read or write without smiling. The “holy grail” is the mother of all Forex jokes and cynical constructions.
 
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    L.A. Times - Business

  • Stock rally falters as company earnings disappoint

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. 
  • Faster jet production boosts Boeing's profit

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.
  • Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The movie, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL, begins 10 days of filming in an Afghan village set at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in the Santa Clarita area.Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week.
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tourism in Los Angeles is failing to keep pace with Orlando, Fla., New York and Chicago, primarily because the city lacks enough hotel rooms near the downtown convention center, officials say.In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.
  • NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Comcast's first-quarter profit increases 30% from a year earlier to $1.87 billion. The cable giant's revenue soars 14% to $17.41 billion.The NBC broadcast network, after trailing in the ratings for nearly a decade, could finish the TV season in first place among viewers prized by advertisers.
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.
  • Ukraine's leaders say have U.S. backing to take on 'aggressors'

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause on Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States.
  • Special Report - For private placements, no one is vetting the vetters

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - From 2006 to 2009, Provident Asset Management raised $485 million from 7,700 investors who were drawn to its promises of annual returns as high as 18 percent on oil and gas assets. Law firm Mick & Associates helped. Provident paid Mick to provide "due diligence" reports to help brokers decide whether to recommend the investments to their clients.
  • China says probing reports Chinese chlorine used in Syria attack

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was investigating reports that a chlorine canister bearing the name of the country's biggest arms maker was shown in footage believed to document a gas attack in Syria this month.
  • Turkey's Erdogan offers unexpected condolences for Armenian killings

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.
 
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    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • BRIEF: Take Back the Night rally, march set for Thursday

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    April 23--The Twin Ports' annual Take Back the Night rally and march is set for Thursday at the Minnesota Power Plaza, 14 W. Superior St. The event, hosted by Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault, or PAVSA, will feature a performance by Mary Bue, a Duluth singer and songwriter, from 5:30 until the march begins at 7 p.m....
  • BRIEF: Trampled By Turtles to play Bayfront in June

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    April 23--Trampled By Turtles isn't listed on the schedule for Homegrown Music Festival, but the Duluth-bred band will have a show with other big-time MInnesota acts this summer at Bayfront Festival Park....
  • JOHN GROETCH JOINS LOMBARD RISK AS REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR FOR THE AMERICAS

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    London, UK - Lombard Risk Management plc, a leading provider of integrated regulatory reporting, compliance and collateral management solutions for the financial services industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Groetchas Regional Sales Director for the Americas. The appointment follows the recent appointment of Simon Parkins as Global Sales Director....
  • Swiss Franc Extends Gain Against Euro, Dollar

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    BRUSSELS (Alliance News) - The Swiss franc extended early rally against the euro and the US dollar in New York trading on Wednesday. The franc climbed to a 6-day high of 0.8808 against the greenback and a 2-day high of 1.2193 against euro, coming off from an early low of 0.8854 and a new 2-week low of 1.2226, respectively....
  • Profit Taking Contributes To Modest Weakness On Wall Street - US Commentary

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - Stocks are seeing modest weakness in early trading on Wednesday after moving notably higher over the past several sessions. The major averages have all moved to the downside, although selling pressure has remained relatively subdued....
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    Consumerism Commentary

  • Why Big Wins Are the Best Way to Boost Your Saving Rate

    J.D. Roth
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who founded the Get Rich Slowly blog and currently writes at More Than Money. J.D. recently launched a year-long "Get Rich Slowly" course, which is based on the idea that you’d have greater financial success if you managed your money as if you were running a business. I’ve previously written about approaching your finances like a business. I’m convinced that more people would achieve financial success if they managed their home economy as if they were running a small business. We all know that a company needs to earn a profit to…
  • Three More Invalid Criticisms of David Bach’s Latte Factor

    Luke Landes
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I recently appeared on the Stacking Benjamins podcast to talk with Joe Saul-Sehy about the Debt Avalanche and the Debt Snowball, two very similar methods of paying off existing debt — usually applied to situations that involve mutiple credit cards. They two approaches differ in one important aspect, and I’ve discussed that in detail on Consumerism Commentary. You can listen to that podcast episode here. We go beyond the details of debt payoff and discuss the mindset that comes about from being hopelessly devoted to gurus and strong personalities. And one thing that comes out of…
  • Two Invalid Criticisms of David Bach’s Latte Factor

    Luke Landes
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    More than seven years ago, I encouraged readers to forget about the Latte Factor. The Latte Factor — a registered trademark — is the core marketing message from personal finance guru and author David Bach. The concept uses a daily morning latte as a metaphor for all small, habitually repeated expenses, that add up to a lot of money over time. A lot of that money could better serve us by being placed in savings or investing than being spent through an unnecessary habit. The Latte Factor and its bigger meaning have drawn much criticism. Not all financial experts are interested in…
  • Want to Fail? Ignore Survivorship Bias.

    Luke Landes
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Whether you’re making a decision that has apparent, immediate consequences that could affect the rest of your life, like deciding to quit your job and open a business, or making a purchasing decision big or small, it is worthwhile to gather information and think about the future. When you gather information, you have to be careful, because people, businesses, and even statistics that provide that information might contain inherent biases. Survivorship bias is often hidden in plain sight, but recognizing the bias when it exists could be the difference between building wealth over the…
  • Home Grocery Delivery: Peapod vs. FreshDirect

    Luke Landes
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Although I don’t take advantage of this type of service every time I need to go food shopping, grocery delivery is one luxury I enjoy about once a month. I’ve been a customer of Peapod for about eighteen months. Peapod is a company associated with Stop & Shop, a supermarket in my area. The food they offer is the same as Stop & Shop’s items, including store brands. Throughout almost this entire period, living in a New Jersey suburb, Peapod has been my only choice for food delivery. That changed a few weeks ago when FreshDirect expanded its delivery service to…
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    AllFinancialMatters

  • Is the Market Overvalued? Interesting Thoughts from Fortune’s John Cassidy

    JLP
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I found this tidbit from John Cassidy’s latest column in Fortune to be interesting: “A couple of months ago I mentioned the cyclically adjusted price/earnings (CAPE) ratio, which was flashing amber. Another warning sign is provided by the so-called Q ratio, which compares the market value of corporate assets with their replacement cost, and which was developed by the late James Tobin, a Yale economist. As of March 6, when the S&P 500 closed at 1,877, the Q ratio was indicating that the market was overvalued by 76%, says Andrew Smithers, a London-based analyst who helped…
  • America’s Future Doom and Gloom or Overblown?

    JLP
    14 Mar 2014 | 11:51 am
    I have been (slowly) working my way through a book titled “Changing Texas – Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge.” It’s a pretty dry read. I came across this part that I wanted to share with you [brackets] mine: 1. The U.S. workforce is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse; 2. The racial and ethnic groups that are less well educated (e.g., Hispanics) are the fastest growing due to higher rates of natural increase and [illegal?] immigration; 3. The increasing rate of retirement of “baby boomers”–the most highly educated…
  • As Goes January…?

    JLP
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:53 am
    The S&P 500 Index was down 3.46% in January. There’s a saying that goes something like “As goes January…” Well, based on history, that’s not necessarily true. Take a look at the following two graphics. The first one is all the returns (these are total returns) for the month of January listed in order from worst to best. The other column shows the total return for the remainder of that year (February – December). The second graphic summarizes those results, looking only at the Januaries with negative returns. Of the 33 Januaries with a negative return,…
  • The Periodic Table of Dow Jones Total Market Index Sector Total Returns (Through 2013)

    JLP
    2 Jan 2014 | 8:29 am
    Here is a newly-updated Periodic Table of Dow Jones Total Market Index Sector Total Returns:
  • 2013 Total Returns for the S&P 500 and Other Indexes

    JLP
    1 Jan 2014 | 6:30 am
    2013 Wow! What a year. • The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 29.65% • The S&P 500 Index was up 32.39% • The S&P MidCap 400 Index was up 33.50% • The S&P SmallCap 600 was 41.31% Of the ten indexes I keep track of here at AFM, 7 were up. Of the three that were down, Gold was by far the worst, losing 28.24% for the year. The S&P 500′s 2013 return was its best since 1997 (it ranks 14th in the 88 years that I have data for). You can view the full report (along with the numbers for 2011 and 2012) by clicking on the following graphic.
 
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  • Enter a new chapter in personal finance success

    Jeffrey Steele
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the telltale signs you’re rapidly becoming an annoying elder statesman is an increasing tendency to buttonhole much younger people and dispense advice they haven’t sought, don’t want and are unlikely to take to heart. You know the kind of guidance I’m talking about. Always eat your green vegetables. Exercise regularly. Look both ways before crossing the street. Never attempt to domesticate a bobcat. I’ve caught myself serving up a not-dissimilar course of counsel lately. Just about any conversation I have with a decades-younger adult, whether about recent…
  • Make an appointment with yourself to manage your money

    FCN Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who founded the blog Get Rich Slowly in 2006. Roth wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual and is the “Your Money” columnist for Entrepreneur magazine. His latest project is a year-long course on how to master your money, which explains how to slash costs and boost income so that you can pursue early retirement and other goals. This article is one piece of this course. In nearly a decade of talking to people about personal finance, I’ve seen that one of the biggest barriers to financial success is how little attention is given to the work.
  • Time to think about taxes, again!

    Suba Iyer
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Yes, I know we’re just past last year’s tax season, but good tax planning works only if we start early enough for the current year. Having last year’s tax return still fresh in memory gives us a great start for next year’s tax planning. Understand how your income is being taxed Do you know what your effective tax rate is? Do you have more than one income source? Do you know how each of your income sources is taxed? Income can be broadly classified as: Ordinary — Income from a regular job, self-employment and freelancing; interest income and non-qualified…
  • 5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

    FCN Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com. There are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan. But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction. Automobile website ISeeCars.com sifted through 30 million used car listings over nearly 30 years to pinpoint which models were most likely to have at least 200,000 miles clocked in—and still be on the road. The verdict? Your best bet might be an SUV or larger pickup, USA Today…
  • How your life is changing in a Heartbleed

    William Cowie
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    No, that’s not a typo. If you haven’t heard of “Heartbleed” yet, listen up. Events that radically change our lives don’t come along that often. The 9/11 attacks changed not only how we travel, but how we think and act when we go out. Having your belongings searched when you go out to a ballgame was unthinkable before; now it’s routine. Heartbleed is such an event, and over the next few years it will change how all of us do business. What is Heartbleed? It’s a security breach, but not just any security breach. Think of the infamous Target breach as a…
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    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Child Medical Issues

    The Simple Dollar
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    At almost the exact same time, our youngest child got a large facial rash and our daughter got an extremely sore baby tooth. This led to medications. Doctor’s appointments. Worry. Being a parent would be far easier if you could simply rely on perfect health from your children. Human lives are fragile, though. I am ... The post The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Child Medical Issues Edition appeared first on The Simple Dollar. ...
  • In Case You Were Wondering

    Free Money Finance
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    You may have noticed that my site has been down for the past few days. Typepad, the service I use to run this blog, was attacked system-wide and most, if not all, of their blogs have been down since the... ...
  • Higher 2-Year CD Rate at Salem Five Direct

    Deposit Accounts
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Salem Five Direct has recently increased the rate of its 2-year CD special (what it calls eCD) to a competitive level. It has a 1.25% APY with a minimum deposit of $10,000. Maximum deposit amount is $ ... ...
  • 8 Ways to Save on Moving Costs

    My Dollar Plan
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Moving is an emotional rollercoaster. In many cases, itâ??s exciting and joyous if youâ??re moving somewhere you are happy to be living. It can also be intimidating and nerve wracking if youâ??re moving because of a new job or moving to a new place where you arenâ??t familiar with the area or know anyone. Moving [...] Continue reading... ...
  • 5 Tips for Throwing a Fabulous Kidâ??s Birthday

    Money Ning
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes, throwing a kidâ??s birthday party can be a real pain. You have to prepare a bunch of food for your guests, entertain a house full of kids, and pull it all together with a little style. It can be expensive and stressful — but it doesnâ??t have to be! Here are five tips for […] Related posts: 5 Steps for Throwing a Killer Birthday Party on the Cheap 6 Tips for Throwing a Holiday Party for Less 4 Affordable (And Awesome) Gifts for Kidsâ?? Birthday Parties ...
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  • Three Perspectives on Stock Market Strength

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    The cumulative line of NYSE TICK has once again hit all-time highs, as large cap indexes now stand close to their own high water marks.  Overall, I am not seeing a change in the bull market dynamics, though there has certainly been a high degree of sector rotation.The results of the rotation can be seen in the bottom two charts.  Fewer shares across the common stock universe are registering fresh three-month highs as we approach the highs in SPX (middle chart); we're also seeing fewer new highs vs. lows among the S&P 500 stocks (bottom chart).  All of this is…
  • The Power of Repetition

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The recent post focused on breaking bad trading habits.  We can think of best practices as good trading habits.We can think of creativity as breaking habits. What we do repetitively gives us repeated experience of ourselves, for better or for worse.  Experience provides our mirrors; we internalize repeated experience.Fresh experience provides fresh mirrors:  it's not that we change psychologically and then change our actions.  It's shifted doing that leads to fresh construing..
  • Breaking Bad Trading Habits Through Self-Coaching

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    A reader asks the question of how to break bad habits in trading.  His example was failing to endure the pain of gain:  taking trades off before they have reached their intended targets.This post will provide some perspective on the problem.  The key idea is that problem patterns often represent ways of meeting needs that unfortunately bring their own consequences.  If you can identify the need that lies underneath the problem and find a better way to meet that need, the problem suddenly yields way to a solution.In the case of taking profits prematurely, that need might be…
  • On Growing One's Thoughts in a Garden

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A walk through a plant exhibit at the very impressive New York Botanical Gardens with the Spec List group and friend/mentor Victor Niederhoffer led to reflections, fresh market research, and this post to Daily Speculations.  It was thinking about plant-based folk medicine, the difference between pre-scientific thought and anti-scientific thought, and ways in which early technical analysis was similar to pre-scientific investigation that led to renewed efforts to find strict, mathematical expressions for support and resistance.  After hours of work, I arrived at a beta formulation…
  • Readings and Resources for the Market Week

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Many thanks to readers who offered their best practices resources as comments to this post.  If you scan those comments, you'll see quite a few worthwhile sources of information and perspective.  It only takes one or two, added to your routine, to make a meaningful difference in your generation of ideas.  Per the quote above, fresh information sources create fresh internal conversations.  Exposure to divergent views is a great way to build cognitive flexibility and creative insight.In the spirit of facilitating fresh internal conversations, here are several additional fine…
 
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  • Weekly Market Update

    Roger Nusbaum
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    The weekly market update from AdvisorShares is posted at Alpha Baskets. Please click through to check it out.   The picture is an Instagrammed picture of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone from our trip there in 2011.
  • Robo Advisors & Behavioral Finance

    Roger Nusbaum
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    My latest at Alpha Baskets is titled Robo Advisors & Behavioral Finance and looks at the intersection between biases and quirks we all have and whether the so called robo advisors can help their clients from succumbing to their own fears and greeds. The concept of robo advisors, portfolios built with low cost index funds based on how prospects/clients fill out online questionnaires, is valid but of course not for everyone and will of course have some drawbacks. Interestingly, ETF.com quoted Rick Adelman as saying they burn too much cash because their revenues are so low. Who can say…
  • The Not So Secret Keys to Happiness

    Roger Nusbaum
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The Huffington Post put up an article titled Everything You Need to Know About the Science Behind Happiness In One Infographic. One of the aims of this site has always been to consider happiness as part of a full financial picture. The article had some interesting observations. Included in the mix for happiness was the following; Happy people heal faster, volunteer and help others, have deep friendships and have experienced some adversity. Happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are in life and how good you feel on a day to day basis. I’ve always connected being satisfied in…
  • Getting Serious About Income Investing

    Roger Nusbaum
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    My latest post at Alpha Baskets looks at and then expands on this week’s special report on retirement in Barron’s. I mention in the post that this is fun to write about because it is about problem solving; everyone needs to figure out how their retirement is going to go both financially and in terms of lifestyle. In the past I’ve mentioned my not wanting to retire for reasons tied to my perception of healthy/successful aging by staying mentally engaged but on a slightly more humorous note, my wife asked what I would do if I did ever retire to which I answered “same…
  • Prescott Car Show & Fire Expo

    Roger Nusbaum
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Walker Fire Patrol 80 and Prescott National Forest Engine 930 An old Triumph and a Morris which I’d never heard of before The interior of an Aston Martin and I think the green car is a Jaguar, please leave a comment if you know.   The interior of a Jaguar and a Ferrari.
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  • General Mills: About-Face

    Dalié Jiménez
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    General Mills decided to reverse direction on its recent change to its terms of service purporting to mandate arbitration and ban class actions for anyone who 'liked' them (among other things). Perhaps they were threatened by Adam Levitin's counter-proposal, or maybe it was the widespread outraged reaction on Twitter and all manner of social media.  Hurray for consumer advocates! They not only got a complete pivot, but they also got an apology (of sorts: "We're sorry we even started down this path"). The way the company characterizes what happens though, is…
  • Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Pamela Foohey
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came from in-depth interviews that Sousa conducted with 58 individuals from Colorado who filed under Chapter 7 between 2006 and 2010. Bob Lawless previously posted about another article Sousa wrote based on the interviews that discusses debtors' perceptions of bankruptcy stigma. Like Sousa's previous article, this paper carefully…
  • In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    Melissa Jacoby
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man. A kind man. A man you could trust with your most difficult problems and deepest concerns, a superb partner who represented, and will always represent, all we strive to be as lawyers, citizens, and human beings. He was much sought after for his judgment, as well as for his marvelous ability to resolve disputes and reconcile disparate views. He shaped the…
  • Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Adam Levitin
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following legal notice, applicable to all persons, everywhere:      By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to compel me to arbitration or to waive my rights to proceed…
  • Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium

    Dalié Jiménez
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    I had the pleasure of participating in this weekend's very successful Research Symposium on Student Loans organized by Kathleen Engel of Suffolk Law School and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) (NCLC, by the way, is looking to hire three attorneys!). In this post I want to mention some of the highlights. The symposium was not your typical academic conference. Although almost 20 papers were presented during the two days, a number of participants were from industry and nonprofits. Participants also heard from an NCLC client who had actually dealt with student loan…
 
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  • STTG Market Recap April 22, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    We continue in this "V shaped" move off last week's touch of the 200 day moving average on the NASDAQ.  The S&P 500 gained 0.41% and the NASDAQ 0.97%.  The indexes are nearing overbought near term so a day or two of rest would serve the bulls well to try to attempt a new leg higher.  In economic news existing home sales hit 4.59 million in March, versus a 4.55 million estimate.In terms of the indexes the S&P 500 stalled at the trend line that connected the lows of summer 2013; some congestion lies ahead at year highs.The NASDAQ has come back from deeply oversold conditions as this…
  • STTG Market Recap April 21, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Since the mid day reversal last Tuesday we've seen a V shaped rally, so we'll see if "that" was the correction pretty soon here.  The NASDAQ still has a ways to go before hitting key resistance while the S&P 500 should be back to the top of the range it has been in all year soon if this continues.  As stated last Wednesday those intraday reversals where you probe down, make a new low and then reverse sharply and close at or near the highs sometimes mark a bottom, and usually at least provide a short term bounce.  Of course we have no idea which one it is yet!  Today was a quiet…
  • STTG Q1 2014 Survey Results

    Blain Reinkensmeyer
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill our quarterly reader survey. We had 320 responses which is what we usually see.Jumping right to the results, it is clear you readers are on the whole, happy with the market recaps Mark is putting out each evening.The 2nd question asked about which online brokers you use (see my broker guide to choosing). The clear favorites are TD Ameritrade, Interactive Brokers, Charles Schwab, Fidelity, ETRADE, and Scottrade. You can compare all six of these brokers using the StockBrokers.com comparison tool.As for the open responses, first off thank you to…
  • STTG Market Recap April 17, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Blain here: Final reminder to take our quarterly reader satisfaction survey. Results will be posted next week. Thanks!With markets closed for Good Friday, stocks finished off a very good week, retracting a decent portion of the losses we had seen in the previous few weeks.  The coast is still not clear thought for major risk taking - but we are seeing some rebounds in the hardest hit areas, specifically internet, biotech, and momentum stocks.  Today the S&P 500 gained 0.14% and NASDAQ 0.23% after both opened in the red with Google and IBM pressured.  Stocks came off their lows after a…
  • STTG Market Recap April 16, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Blain here: If you have not yet taken our 30 second reader survey, we'd really appreciate your feedback. Thank you in advance.We missed an interesting session yesterday with our quarterly survey so it is worth mentioning it today.   The market was very volatile yesterday but sometimes that can cause a shakeout of sorts when it comes at the end of a correction.  Also the NASDAQ hit a key moving average - the 200 day - which if nothing else is usually a place for momentum to reverse in the near term.  Was that the end of the correction?  Of course we never know until after the fact but…
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  • UK Employment Law and Share Incentive Developments - Spring 2014

    Latham & Watkins LLP
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Changes to LLP member taxation and employee incentive schemes could have wide ranging implications for UK employers. Background – As always 6 April means a new UK tax year and a raft of employment and employee-tax related legislative...By: Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Federal Government Steps Up Monitoring of Distressed Municipalities

    Ballard Spahr LLP
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Multiple news outlets have reported that the U.S. Treasury Department has created an Office of State and Local Finance tasked with monitoring the distressed local government sector of the municipal finance market. Kent Hiteshew, a veteran public...By: Ballard Spahr LLP
  • SEC Brings Another Pyramid Scheme Action

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Following the disclosure of the massive Madoff fraud, Ponzi scheme cases became a staple of SEC enforcement. More recently the agency seems to be focusing on another type of investment fraud scheme — pyramid schemes. At the close of last week the...By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    European Banking Authority Publishes Opinion on European Commission's Proposed Amendments to ITS - On April 16, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published via its website an opinion dated April 4, 2014 on amendments proposed by the European...By: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • SEC Staff to Conduct Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Examinations Focused on Cybersecurity

    Dechert LLP
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) announced in an April 15, 2014 Risk Alert (the “Alert”) that it will be conducting examinations of more than 50...By: Dechert LLP
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  • Sales and Use Tax Compliance: What Makes Best-in-Class the Best

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    A recent survey by Aberdeen Group identified the real practices that make a company best-in-class (top 20%) or a laggard (bottom 30%) when it comes to sales and use tax compliance. This infographic illustrates: Why companies are prioritizing sales tax compliance The benefits of being best-in-class The key strategies that separate best-in-class from the laggards Request Free!
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    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • How London property compares with the rest of Britain

    MoneyWeek Editor
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    This chart shows just how out of wrack London's housing market is with the rest of the country.The post How London property compares with the rest of Britain was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Is the gold price heading lower in the charts?

    John C Burford
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Never use the news to guide you in your trades, says John C Burford. Gold's recent moves in the charts are testiment to that.The post Is the gold price heading lower in the charts? was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Why house prices could soon cool off

    Merryn Somerset Webb
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    Merryn Somerset Webb explains why the brakes may be put on the housing market rather sooner than many people think.The post Why house prices could soon cool off was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Don’t be misled by ‘superclean’ fund charge spin

    Cris Sholto Heaton
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    Fund supermarkets offering cheaper versions of a fund sounds like a good deal for investors. But there are a few snags, says Cris Sholto Heaton.The post Don’t be misled by ‘superclean’ fund charge spin was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Should high-frequency trading be banned?

    Simon Wilson
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:43 am
    Is the use of algorithms to execute trading strategies destabilising markets? With an FBI investigation on the cards, the stakes are high, says Simon Wilson.The post Should high-frequency trading be banned? was first published on MoneyWeek.
 
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    Research Recap

  • Credit default rates drop for Americans in March

    Carol Ann Thomas
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
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  • American economic improvement should pick up this year

    Carol Ann Thomas
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
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    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • JANA's Barry Rosenstein on Activist Investing: Interview

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    JANA Partners' Barry Rosenstein talked with CNBC today about activist investing and touched on his stake in Walgreen's (WAG).  Rosenstein says that the company has a "lot of levers to pull, including tax inversion."  Shares of WAG jumped during the interview and WAG is apparently JANA's largest position.Regarding shareholder activism, he says that, "We don't get involved unless we have concrete ideas that make sense on a long-term and short-term basis and we know we have shareholder support and they're the right solutions for the company."Embedded below is video of a segment of…
  • Jeff Ubben on Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Microsoft: Interview

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    ValueAct Capital's Jeff Ubben appeared on CNBC today to talk about some of his positions.  The activist investor talked about his stakes in Microsoft (MSFT) as well as his long-term holding in Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), which is in the news today in a big way.Late yesterday, we flagged that Pershing Square had acquired an Allergan stake and was working with Valeant to propose a merger.Ubben highlights how ValueAct's Mason Morfit joined VRX's board in 2007 and so this has been a long-term play for them as they have huge confidence in CEO Mike Pearson.  Ubben says, "Allergan and…
  • Lone Pine Capital Almost Doubles Michael Kors Stake

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Steve Mandel's hedge fund firm Lone Pine Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding their position in Michael Kors (KORS).  Per the filing, Lone Pine now owns 5.5% of the company with over 11.2 million shares.They've almost doubled their stake recently as this marks an increase in their position of over 5.1 million shares since the end of 2013.  The filing was made due to activity on April 10th.With this move, KORS has obviously become a bigger part of their portfolio.  KORS was the sixth largest holding in their Lone Cypress fund as of the end of the first quarter, at…
  • Pershing Square Acquires Allergan Stake, Working With Valeant Pharmaceutical To Propose Merger

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Bill Ackman's hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management has just filed a new 13D with the SEC regarding shares of Allergan (AGN).  Per the filing, Pershing Square now owns 9.7% of the company with over 28.8 million shares.  This is a brand new position for Ackman and the filing was made due to activity on April 11th.The stake is actually broken down into 24.8 million shares underlying call options at strikes ranging from $1.20 to $1.33 and exercise dates from March 2015 to April 2015.  They also have exposure to 3.45 million shares of common stock via forward purchase…
  • What We're Reading ~ Hedge Fund Links 4/21/14

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Lone Pine admits lousy quarter but reaffirms strategy [II Alpha]Hedge funds suffer worst start to year since crisis began [FT]Viking Global hits a few bumps and ponders a new vehicle [II Alpha] Largest hedge funds vulnerable to 2008 repeat [Risk]What a hedge fund failure looks like [All About Alpha] The big unwind: how hedge funds drove the brutal NASDAQ selloff [Business Insider]European hedge fund assets hit record high in Q1 [HedgeWorld]JANA, Och-Ziff pressuring Walgreen's to relocate to Europe [HedgeWorld]Profile of T. Boone Pickens [Forbes]The basic strategy that made Cliff Asness…
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  • I’ll be on Maggie Linton’s Sirius XM Show April 22

    Tamela M. Rich
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I’m looking forward to being on the one and only Maggie Linton Show ! You can catch me on Maggie’s show live on Tuesday, April 22. Tune in to SiriusXM channel 110 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. EST. The show repeats at 4:30 p.m. EST and Maggie will TAKE YOUR CALL! Maggie is a book lover; she hosted a book radio program before getting her own, eponymous show. We’ll be talking about the eight life lessons featured in my book, Live Full Throttle, my travels across the United States and Canada on my motorcycle, and what I’ve learned about living my best life from the people and…
  • Join me for Storytelling at BMW Riders Association Rally

    Tamela Rich
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    I’m looking forward to co-hosting “Tall Tales and Tell-Alls” with my friend and fellow TEDx Charlotte presenter, Neale Bayly (pictured above). If you’re a motorcyclist join us! Because every motorcyclist has a story to tell: The way you fixed a flat tire with a water bottle and duct tape The time you ran out of gas on a Native American reservation, where you didn’t have permission to ride in the first place How you got your mother-in-law to ride pillion after 25 years of trying to persuade you to give up your “dangerous habit” Bringing your old airhead back to…
  • Speaking at TEDx Charlotte this week. Watch online, if you can’t attend!

    Tamela M. Rich
    16 Feb 2014 | 4:22 am
    Who doesn’t love a TED Talk? It’s been called “the ultimate brain spa.” TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Today, TED talks have been viewed over a billion times online. Delivering a TEDx talk with Neale Bayly TEDx Charlotte is organized by a local team of volunteers. I’m over the moon to be presenting a TEDx talk with my buddy Neale Bayly this Friday, February 21 in Charlotte. This TEDx event’s theme is Unexpected:…
  • Wyoming Writing Retreat May 18-24, 2014

    Tamela M. Rich
    18 Jan 2014 | 5:32 am
    Come spend a week with me in beautiful Greybull,Wyoming I’ll help you meet your writing/content goals Perhaps you’ve considered a writing retreat or conference to help move your pet project over the finish line or to improve your writing skills. A retreat is a “retreat from the world” that allows you to focus on your work. Retreats can be self-made (lock yourself in your bedroom or pitch a tent in the back yard) or can be hosted by others, who may or may not provide meals and creature comforts. A “conference” includes workshops, networking, publisher…
  • Your Daily Getaway: Armchair Travel Option for Email Subscribers

    Tamela Rich
    4 Jan 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere Powered by mp3soup.net Some day I’ll visit all the locales mentioned in the tongue-twisting song, “I’ve Been Everywhere” ( click above to listen to my favorite rendition by Johnny Cash). I’ve been to a great many of those North American places on my motorcycle, including Fargo, North Dakota, where I ate one of the best Greek meals ever. As a matter of fact, I’ve been to so many beautiful and quirky places that I’ve decided to share them with you in an optional email subscription called the “Daily…
 
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    OilPrice.com Daily News Update

  • Here's Another Unexpected Source of Oil Supply

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    I wrote last week about how oil exports are coming back online in Libya. With the OPEC nation lining up its first shipments in 9 months.News last week suggests that's not the only "new" crude supply coming to market. With another key producing nation seeing a big upsurge in export volumes.That's Iran. Where local media quoted government officials as saying that exports have hit 1.2 million barrels per day.This is a big increase for Iranian exports. Just 8 months ago, the nation was shipping only 700,000 barrels per day. Meaning exports have risen…Read more...
  • Instability In Energy Producing Countries Brings Risks, Rewards

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Along with causing considerable hand wringing among Western leaders, Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea has raised concern in the oil and gas world -- an already volatile sector of the economy that regularly contends with political upheaval in the energy-producing countries it relies on.The oil business in particular does not react well to sudden disturbances in the economy or drastic political changes like what happened in Kiev in February. So many things can go wrong between when oil is extracted from a field in, say, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,…Read more...
  • White House Delays Keystone XL Decision Until Nebraska Legal Challenge Settled

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The Keystone XL pipeline, already one of the most politicized and delayed pipelines in history, has hit another roadblock.On April 18, the Obama administration announced that it would delay its decision on whether to approve the US-Canada pipeline indefinitely until ongoing litigation in Nebraska that could affect the route of the pipeline is settled. TransCanada, the company behind Keystone XL, saw its share price sink 3.7 percent after news of the decision broke.Three landowners along the proposed Keystone XL route are challenging a Nebraska…Read more...
  • U.S. Oil Export Ban Unlikely To Be Scrapped Soon

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Whether or not the U.S. Congress decides to lift the ban on crude exports will largely depend on the trajectory of crude oil prices. Oil prices have been elevated for several years, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fluctuating a bit above and below the $100 per barrel mark, and Brent prices going for a few dollars more. These prices give Congress pause, with many members worried that allowing oil exports to move forward would lead to even higher prices, pressing the limits of what the American consumer would be willing to tolerate.  Source:…Read more...
  • U.S. Gaining Energy Independence, But Still Reliant On Imports

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Though exports of petroleum products from the United States have increased by more than 10 percent since 2012, regional infrastructure issues mean the country still relies on imports for a significant amount of its energy needs. A net gain in oil and natural gas production from U.S. shale deposits is seen by some policymakers as a reason to increase overall energy exports. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said exports of petroleum products like gasoline and other derivatives are already on the rise. The average 3.5 million…Read more...
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  • Earnings push market higher

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    The earning season is upon us for the next month. Some bullishness has crept back in the market. It looks like we have made a low on April 14 th in the SPX and may continue with the bullish momentum for now. GOOG had its share of miss in this quarter but hardly dropped down as expected. The stock survived and looks like next week cover up the losses. The chart however is far from bullish pattern. CMG was another notable that beat earnings and gained 24% more revenues and gap opened yet got mauled by bears in profit taking that turned into a full fledge blood bath on Thursday. Earnings are…
  • Major sell off in Tech names

    admin
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Without much bad news the sell off is usually suspect. One week before, the unemployment report created a sell off and the market seemed to recoup from that, and for a few good trading days, the action to the upside or the bounce was faded by the bears. The current key supports in SPX, NDX and $DJI has vanished and the plunge continues towards lower moving averages and rising trend lines. SPX may test its long-term trend line at 1794-1800 levels. RUT is already testing its 200 day moving average. Next week, if these tests are complete, and the bulls take action, lots of upside reversals can…
  • Window dressing pushes major stocks down

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:01 am
    As the quarter ended major stocks took a dive. GOOG, PCLN, CMG, NFLX, AMZn all dived to their respective moving averages and the profits were sucked out of the rising stars, and taken to book gains at the end of the quarter. Strange things happen towards the month end, but this was by far the weirdest quarter. The SPX stayed bullish buoyed by banking sector alone while NDX and RUT all met their 100 day moving averages. This was spooky and harder to trade, as the divergences were really very unsettling- watch the video and you get a sense of things that rocked the market last week.
  • Feds Policy keeps market going higher

    admin
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    Feds keeps the same momentum going and the market keeps moving higher. Feds policy may change if the unemployment rates drop below 6.5% but that is not there yet. Friday saw some selling in big names like PCLN, GOOG, NFLX all to the detriment of bulls. Even though the market direction is still to the upside the lower prices in some of these names will attract buyers and they should be watched for the rebound from 50 day lines in this bull market.
  • Post Putin stock market recovery

    admin
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Market swung higher after Russian strongman Putin eased some of the tensions out of Ukraine invasion over the weekend. We had a very bad opening Monday as the market painted a crimson candle, but the press conference by Vladimir Putin eased the tensions and market catapulted higher next day as if there was no tomorrow. We have seen a break out from the inverted head and shoulders patterns and it was not a false breakout. The market is now climbing higher till it hits the upper channel of the incline. That will be the resistance point and sellers may sell or shorts will get an upper hand. This…
 
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  • Are You Making These 4 Interview Mistakes?

    Kevin
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Interviews are one of the most stressful and nerve wracking parts of the job searching process. Most people are fearful that their nerves will get the best of them and cost them the job, but it may not be your nerves that ruin your chances; it may be your actions. Are you making these 4 interview mistakes? 1.      Over exaggerating Your Qualifications One of the most common interviewing mistakes is over exaggerating your qualifications. Most job seekers will tell the hiring manager that they can handle any task he or she describes in an attempt to land the job. This usually winds up…
  • Can One Cash Advance Help You Get Another?

    Kevin
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    When it comes to money management tips for students, the main tip that all students should heed is this: Work hard to make sure that you maintain a good credit score. It can impact your financial options for the rest of your life. That being said, it is important to look at the impact that taking out even small loans can have on your ability to get similar loans in the future. Have you already gone out and picked up a cash advance sometime in the last few years, and did you pay it back on time? Are you now wondering if what you did with that advance is going to help you get another one? In…
  • Dog and Puppy Insurance Protection

    Kevin
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Minor injuries, illnesses, accidents, genetic and hereditary conditions, congenital conditions, emergency care or other serious and expensive chronic illnesses that require continuous treatment well into the pet’s old age are all reasons to have Healthy Paws lifetime coverage insurance for your beloved dog or puppy. That insurance will give you peace of mind about having the necessary funds when it becomes necessary to visit your licensed veterinarian, specialist or emergency animal hospital. From the #1 customer-rated plan in “Pet Insurance Review”, you get to choose the…
  • Mortgage Options

    Kevin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Are you trying to buy a house but not sure how to make the purchase? Have you explored all of your options only to come up with no ideas? You can learn more about mortgages with embrace home loans and other online companies. When looking at a home mortgage company, you need to consider the interest rates. Some companies have low rates that are set for the length of the home, and there are some that are considered balloon rates that will change over time. A fixed rate mortgage is ideal for a first-time home buyer. It gives you a payment that you know is reliable and that you will expect each…
  • Get a Jump on Your Future Business Practices

    Kevin
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The world is changing at an incredible pace in virtually every aspect. Knowledge of maintaining a business a decade ago doesn’t have as much meaning today. As the Internet has provided a world of opportunities for business growth, you need to know how to manage these additional prospects if you plan on operating a business in the future. While you could try and muddle through while subjecting yourself to learning through trial and error, the right Colorado business school could prepare you to succeed. Businesses fail everyday for a variety of reasons. Lack of funding, lack of interest…
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  • UNG’s Volatility in Two Charts

    Jared Cummans
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The United States Natural Gas Fund is among the most heavily-traded ETFs in the world. Tracking front-month NG futures, UNG has solidified its place as a trader’s delight, featuring hefty volatility and strong liquidity. As natural gas remains one of the most unpredictable and turbulent commodities, so too does UNG, as the ETF has become well-known for its hefty daily movements [for more ETF news and analysis check out our Daily ETF Roundup]. Since its debut in early 2007, UNG has traded more than 1,700 sessions. The chart below takes the fund’s daily movement and distributes them…
  • Direxion Insights: How to Deal with Volatility in 2014

    Stoyan Bojinov
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    As investors grow more familiar with the exchange-traded product structure, many have started to utilize these instruments for tactical exposure and not just as buy-and-hold building blocks in their portfolios. After equity markets logged a stellar performance in 2013, volatility has rightfully been a key concern for many investors looking to navigate this year’s ups and downs on Wall Street. Andy O’Rourke, Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer at Direxion, recently took time to discuss some of the headwinds that could plague markets in 2014, in addition to explaining the…
  • Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

    Jessie Szymanski
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Wedding season is just around the corner—a time when the birds are chirping, love is in the air… and fiancées need to talk finances. While not as fun as cake tasting or dance lessons, talking finances – including spending, saving and investments – could be the most important thing a couple does before tying the knot. There’s a big downside to not discussing your financial issues. The number one cause of divorce in the U.S. is money, and one study found that financial arguments early in a relationship may predict divorce. Besides divorce, it seems money regularly causes strife in…
  • Sell On The Pop Prospects: April 21st Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:26 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: April 21st Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:26 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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  • So what exactly is the recipe to get more Twitter Followers: 12 Twitter Tips?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Want to be an effective Twitterer? How can you become the kind of expert or thought-leader on Twitter to whom people truly commit? Well, it’s a well known fact, effective Twitterers cannot exist without followers, nor can high-quality... [[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!]]
  • Brightest Minds In Sales To Follow On Twitter

    Amarendra Bhushan
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    We’re constantly striving to discover what we can do to accelerate sales revenue, beat the competition, and connect with some of the brightest sales minds in the business? I’m excited about the results. So without further delay, browse below for our... [[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!]]
  • What Is Your Method Of Building An Intrapreneurial All-Star Team?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Paul English, co-founder of the travel planning site Kayak, once famously said; “The difference between an A team and an A+ team is the difference between a million in revenue and a billion in revenue.” So, what’s the single important question... [[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!]]
  • Why do men have the upper hand when it comes to using social networking for career advantage?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Well, it’s not a new theory: Men are better at analytics, women are better at social and cultural skills, but a new study has found that men have the upper hand when it comes to using social media for career advantage. No wonder we’re... [[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!]]
  • Gender differences in social media and mobile use

    Amarendra Bhushan
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Tyrants brought down from their pedestal. Entire governments were toppled. Institutionalized biases challenged. Big brands cowed. Gaming and shopping habits changed. And daily contact with grandma. These are some of the social alterations inspired... [[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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  • The Agony of Decisions Inside Your Accounting Firm

    Rita Keller
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Thursday, April 17th, 2014 The Agony of Decisions Inside Your Accounting Firm As CPA firms grow, things need to change. When you have 2 – 5 partners (owners) and a firm administrator involved in the decision-making activities, these people become used to being involved in  every operational/management decision. You have probably heard the old example that has circulated in CPA management conferences for years about it taking 5 partners and several meetings to decide on what copier (or printer) to purchase. I can even remember when we would form a committee with partners, staff…
  • On Approximate Valuation Methods

    David Merkel
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The growth of corporations is always constrained by something.  The trick is figuring out what the “something” is.  Tonight, I am here to simplify it for you. Financial businesses that are regulated We value these via book value or tangible book value.  Capital levels constrain business growth, so look at the return on equity to help modify what the proper valuation level should be.  Book value and return on equity are what govern. Non-financial businesses that are regulated, such as utilities  Look to the rate base that the regulators use.  Book…
  • Fire in the Hole: Lesson Learned

    Leon LaBrecque
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Fire in the Hole:  Lesson Learned I dodged a potential big loss last month.  Anne, my wife, and I have a nice house and a very nice kitchen.  Anne is a gourmet chef, so we have really good (and expensive) appliances.  One fateful morning one of our appliances went rogue.  The control panel in the stove shorted out and the stove burst into flames.  Once a month we have cleaning ladies come in and, luckily for us, they were at the house and they’re tough.  One hit the circuit breaker and the other called 911 and ran across the street to get my neighbor,…
  • The Best of TRB 2014 – Markets

    Joshua Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week I’m in Disney World with the family, our first proper vacation all together in years. As such, I’m off the grid and away from computers of any kind (I’m trying to stay married, you guys). But while I’m gone, I’ve left you some stuff to catch up on… These were the biggest posts – as read and shared by you – during the first quarter of this year. The theme of today’s collection is the current state of the markets and what we can learn from the way they’re behaving. Writing these posts helped me a great deal, I hope that…
  • Peterson’s Guide to Financial Blog Commenters

    David Merkel
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:26 pm
    I’ve been blogging for over seven years… this is just an experiment, and unlikely to be repeated.  Here goes: Have you ever read through comment streams on major financial news and blogging websites?  Or the Message Boards at Yahoo?  It is often ugly, bitter, and uninformed.  That’s why I am bringing to you the Peterson’s Guide to Financial Blog Commenters!  Let’s have a look at the zoo: The Insult Masters There are many who can’t argue the details of an article, so it saves time and face to insult the author or other…
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  • Data analytics, the user experience and the traditional pillars of finance

    Renee Caruthers
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    A paper released earlier this month makes some interesting predictions about the future of financial services. The same technology eroding some of the traditional ways financial firms provide services and profit from risk might also be a key differentiator in a reconfigured market.
  • ICAP's European SEF signals cross-border swaps likely to comply with US laws

    Renee Caruthers
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    ICAP, the world's largest interdealer broker, has confirmed plans to register its U.K.-based ICAP Global Derivatives Limited electronic trading facility as a swaps execution facility with U.S. regulators. The move is in addition to its U.K. regulatory permissions, but signals a willingness to accommodate U.S. cross-border swaps rules. Other players are expected to follow.
  • Barclays joins list of firms exiting commodities

    Renee Caruthers
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Barclays, one of the largest commodities traders, is planning to exit from most commodities, including large parts of its metals, agriculture and energy trading, according to reports. Other large commodities players, including JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and UBS have already announced similar withdrawals from commodities trading.
  • GAO criticizes SEC over cybersecurity

    Renee Caruthers
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sent a 25-page report to the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing numerous weaknesses in the agency's cybersecurity controls over the nation's Securities markets. The report was the result of a security audit conducted by the GAO during the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years.
  • ICE buys Algo Technologies to speed up NYSE

    Renee Caruthers
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    IntercontinentalExchange Group has reportedly purchased Algo Trading Ltd. to speed and modernize the technology on the New York Stock Exchange. Algo Trading claims its AlgoM2 matching engine is the fastest in the industry.
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  • Markets Have Bearish Bias In My View

    Jeff Pierce
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:54 pm
    By Jeff Pierce I know the bulls will say that we’re a stones throw away from new highs on the SPX and DJIA, but I remain of the opinion (or bias if you will) that the markets are in risk off mode as shown by the 2 charts below. As long as we are on this side of the shaded area the markets are going to struggle moving higher. The move higher over the last 6 sessions is simply a technical bounce off the 200 moving average.   I thought we would keep selling off to the December support but the bulls stepped in and rallied us nearly all the way back to resistance. Now we should be close…
  • Happy Easter From Astrology Traders

    karen starich
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    By Astrology Traders We want to wish all our subscribers, regardless of your faith, a very Happy Easter.  There is an inner significance to the meaning of the Easter-egg hunt that I want to share.  We, as traders and investors, are living examples of the quest made, and ritual of the Easter-egg hunt. The Easter-egg hunt is a ritual meant to teach children to look for the secret rays, the divine aura of the soul. It is the ritual of seeking and finding in all things, and to have the joy in the discovery of a higher consciousness.  When prizes are awarded for the one who finds the most eggs,…
  • Caution For Long Stocks When Long Calls Fail

    chris
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Chris Ebert With the U.S. markets currently in a long holiday weekend, many traders are likely enjoying a break from market analysis. So here is something to consider that will only take a few moments, but may prove to be an immense help during the week ahead. A type of option trading, known as Long Call* trading, is usually profitable whenever a strong Bull market is underway. Conversely, whenever a strong Bull market is underway, Long Call trading is profitable. Although the S&P soared 2.5% higher this past week, a holiday-shortened week no less, Long Call trading remained…
  • A Financial Miscalculation On A Global Scale

    karen starich
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:47 pm
    By Astrology Traders We are fast approaching the peak on April 22nd of a very rare, once in a lifetime, grand cardinal square in the heavens between Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars.  The aspect is extremely afflicted with Uranus and Jupiter as the lesser malefic’s, holding the promise of unconventional financial engineering amidst an otherwise brutal and inexorably difficult warlike pattern between Pluto and Mars.  The grand square aspect in the heavens is a punctuation and dramatic warning to consequences of a miscalculation (political gamble), that at this point has likely already…
  • Tips for Trading Construction Stocks

    Jeff Pierce
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    (And How They Can Benefit Your Portfolio) Trading construction stocks can significantly diversify your portfolio. Yes, they can be risky especially at times when the interest rate goes up or when recession hits and values of homes spiral down. But there are a lot of gems among construction companies. They can deliver great and stable returns and offer an alternative way to protect your portfolio. So then, the most important issue here is how to find those gems. Here are some of the tips that can guide you in your search that I’ve put together with CBOnline. One way is to pick the ones that…
 
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  • Market Resistance Will Be Strong - New Home Sales Down 14% - Pent-Up Demand In Question

    pete@oneoption.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Posted 10:30 AM ET - Yesterday the market continued to grind higher and my second target was reached ($187.50). The last and final target is a new all-time high. As we get closer to that level, resistance will build. In the last two months we have seen sharp reversals when the market has tried to breakout. This is a sign of profit-taking. We have also seen a rotation into bonds and that suggests a flight to safety. These warning signs tell me not to buy this breakout. We still have a few powerhouse stocks that will post results, but many have …
  • Sell Into Strength - Lock In Profits - China’s PMI/Bank Earnings Could Spell Trouble

    pete@oneoption.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Posted 9:40 AM ET - Yesterday, the market rallied on light post-holiday volume and it is likely to reach my second target of SPY $187.50 today. The overnight earnings news was good and the early price action suggests a rally this morning. Netflix posted solid results and high-flying tech stocks should catch a bid today. They have been badly beaten down and day traders can take advantage of dead cat bounces. I would not suggest taking longer-term positions in these stocks. The valuations are still lofty and if the market reverses, they will decline. Amgen and Gilead will post after the …
  • This Market Bounce Will Hit Resistance Soon - Raise Stops and Set Targets

    pete@oneoption.com
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Posted 9:50 AM ET - Last week the market tested support at SPY $181.60 and it bounced back above the 100-day moving average. We saw follow-through buying Wednesday and Thursday. Earnings season will kick into high gear this week and 150 S&P 500 companies will report. So far, 65% of the announcements have exceeded estimates. The strongest companies announce early in the earning cycle and optimism is decent at this stage. Corporate profits will be flat year-over-year and stocks are trading at a fairly rich forward P/E of 16. There is room for profit-taking. The economic news this week is fairly…
  • Raise Stops and Set Targets - The Market Still Has A Little Gas In the Tank - Be Careful

    pete@oneoption.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Posted 10:00 AM ET - The market tested the low from last Friday this week and buyers scooped up stocks ahead of earnings season. The SPY rallied back above the 100-day moving average and "Fed Speak" fueled the move yesterday. My first target is SPY $186.50 and we should hit that today. Look for choppy, light volume price action with a positive bias today. The market is closed tomorrow and this rally should continue next week. We had an excellent exit for our short positions on Monday and once support was tested on Tuesday, we pivoted into long positions. This is …
  • The Earnings Rally Has Started - SPY Is Back Above the 100-Day MA. Tread Carefully

    pete@oneoption.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Posted 9:30 AM ET (Market Open) - Shorts, I warned you Monday and I warned you again yesterday. I hope you covered your positions. The market tested the low from Friday one last time and it rebounded sharply. Stocks closed above the 100-day moving average and the earnings rally is underway. Intel posted good results and strength from the PC and tablet segments fueled profits. Yahoo also posted good results and the stock is up after earnings. Google, IBM and SanDisk report after the close and we have a solid group of companies on deck before the open tomorrow. The market …
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  • The Death Of Capital

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Elite Psychosis Again Rather predictably, the elite-serving glove puppet media has decided it is right and good at this time to wheel on its handpicked, most obedient and servile journalists to opine about Piketty's new book “Capital”. This coincides with David Stockman's almost triumphant declaration of Greenspan-and-Bernanke's come-uppance Truth Moment (“America's Housing Fiasco Is On You, Alan Greenspan”).
  • Fed Follies, U.S. Housing Market Fiasco

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    So far we have experienced 7 million foreclosures. Beyond that there are still 9 million homeowners seriously underwater on their mortgages and there are millions more who are stranded in place because they don’t have enough positive equity to cover transactions costs and more stringent down payment requirements. And that’s before the next downturn in housing prices—a development which will show up any day. In fact, another downward plunge is a positive certainty now that the b
  • The Shoe Dropped. What's Next?

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen can really test her "Communications in Monetary Policy" thesis when all government and mortgage bondholders seek dollar redemption as correlations are moving towards one.
  • DRV (Real Estate Bear 3x ETF): IWR Bearish Watchlist

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    This is a short-term trade setup. If the Bullish Falling Wedge pans out it should result in a sharp rebound with a potential target in the range 46.16 (Gap) - 47.28 (Last lower high) ...
  • EUR/USD: Weak Bounce

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    EUR/USD bounced yesterday near the support at 1.3780. However, bullish rally is weak. An hourly support is at 1.3780 (22/04/2014 low, see also the low of the declining channel). The next resistance is at 1.3906 (11/04/2014 high).
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  • Conflict minerals rule in question after court’s free speech ruling

    Abigail Caplovitz Field
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Until the court issues a stay or the SEC clarifies its expectations for filers, companies should comply with May 31 deadline Less than two months before the first reporting deadline, a federal appeals court ruling on April 14 has thrown into question how enforceable the conflict minerals rule is. But public companies sweating over preparation of their Form SD filings shouldn’t relax just yet, as the full implications of the decision remain uncertain. From the start, business groups such as the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have opposed the rule, which Congress directed the…
  • Vote-counting formulas: at odds with shareholder engagement?

    David Bogoslaw
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Proposals filed by Investor Voice and Walden Asset Management are seeking reviews of or amendments to company bylaws as to how proxy votes are counted For all the heightened attention companies are giving to shareholder engagement, it's curious that more than half the firms in the Russell 1000 Index continue to disadvantage shareholder proposals in the formulas they use when counting proxy votes.That's one of the conclusions of GMI Ratings, which CalPERS commissioned last fall to study vote-counting practices. In a report, Vote Calculation Methodologies, GMI reports that 52 percent of S&P…
  • Big changes may be in store for securities litigation, PwC study shows

    Sheryl Nance-Nash
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An imminent Supreme Court ruling may cause lawsuits to plummet, while a new SEC task force could open more accounting-related cases One thing that is constant is change, and that applies to securities litigation and enforcement. According to PwC’s recently released study, Are changes on the horizon?, 2014 could witness a shift on the litigation and enforcement front, given developments at the SEC and cases pending before the US Supreme Court. Last year, 160 federal securities litigation actions were filed, up 11 percent from 2012, but far below the yearly average of 179 cases since…
  • Shareholders pushing back more against executive pay & severance

    David Bogoslaw
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Boards of directors need to be ready to discuss not only executive pay but severance policies during shareholder engagement sessions  The idea of shareholder-driven direct democracy is being hotly debated in the governance arena. Shareholders are flexing more muscle this proxy season when it comes to executive compensation and insisting on more say about golden parachutes as well.Last week in Canada, Barrick Gold announced an overhaul of its executive compensation policy ‒ the result of extensive talks between the board’s compensation committee and shareholders representing more…
  • Appointments: April 2014

    Staff writers
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Latest personnel moves at Bank of New York Mellon, HMS Holdings and MasterCard J. Kevin McCarthyThe Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 1) J. Kevin McCarthy will become executive vice president and general counsel for The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. on April 15, reporting to chairman and CEO Gerald Hassell. He will also become a member of the BNY Mellon Executive Committee. McCarthy, who has been serving as senior deputy general counsel, replaces Jane Sherburne, who is considering opportunities in both the public and private sectors.> McCarthy joined BNY Mellon in 2010 from Cowen Group,…
 
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  • The Essentials of Silver Investing Under New Fed Leadership

    Jon the Saver
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The following post is by David Parker from www.easy-forex.com. Silver investing is a great way of entering the commodities markets as it allows traders to diversify their investment portfolio with a safe haven asset. It also has the added attraction as it goes through periods of volatility giving great trading opportunities. With the change of chair of the US Fed we could see some interesting trading for silver. Since the beginning of the latest global financial crisis in 2008, the number of investors who went in search for alternative investments grew dramatically. The downhill slide of…
  • Four Mistakes I Realized after Years of Blogging

    Jon the Saver
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    I’ve been blogging for some years now and during that time I’ve seen plenty of ups and downs. I’ve seen projects come and go, bloggers start and stop, and revenues grow and crash. I guess if they say hindsight is 20/20, then this is that time when it all makes sense. What I want to do in these following items is to share some of those mistakes I’ve made and hopefully help you avoid disruptions that could cloud your blogging horizon. 1. You can get too involved There is a dilemma at this time in my years of blogging: I’m in too deep. Those first few months (and years) are kind of…
  • How Studying Online Can Save You Money

    Jon the Saver
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Online learning has become a very popular option because it is so accessible and easy to work into your schedule. There is no need to commute or change your work schedule to take an online class, and you can generally study at your own pace. However, there is one perk of online learning that is often overlooked: substantial financial savings! Compared to traditional brick-and-mortar classes, online courses save you money in several ways: Back to School Shopping- If you’re studying at home, there’s really no need to stock up on a back-to-school wardrobe. Other than a new pair of…
  • Looking Ahead: Five Types of Insurance That Save You Big in the Long Run

    Jon the Saver
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Insurance is a necessity to safeguard your assets. In the event of a car accident, fire, or medical emergency, having insurance is a way to make sure you don’t have to cover the costs yourself. So what kind of insurance policies should you have? These five types of insurance are important for everyone. Automobile Insurance At least some level of auto insurance is required in all U.S. states, but you should consider purchasing more than the minimum liability insurance. If you are involved in an accident that causes injury or property damage, you could face an extremely costly lawsuit. Even…
  • Making Big Profits with a Powerful Shopping Cart

    Jon the Saver
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    Making Big Profits with a Powerful Shopping Cart More and more people are using the Internet to take part in one of the greatest wealth creating opportunities, running their own business. But making big profits right away isn’t always easy, and with positive cash flow crucial for a small business to cover original startup costs and overhead expenses, many small business owners can get overwhelmed. Many are so focused on doing what they need to cover their expenses now, they tend to overlook things they could do to grow profits in the future. All small business owners have the resources…
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  • Market Watch – Bank of England, Europe PMI on Apr 23, 2014

    Daniel Grady
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    Continuing with earnings season, we have a news-heavy day coming up. Most of the attention is on Europe, with PMI data being released early in the session. Before the US open we have several companies reporting earnings, including P&G and Boeng, and later in the evening we have Facebook and Apple. The post Market Watch – Bank of England, Europe PMI on Apr 23, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • PowerOption Review

    Julie
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    tab space name="Broker Review" PowerOption Dubbed by Daily Forex as “Most Trusted Broker for 2013”, PowerOption is powered by the leading forex company AVAtrade Ltd. the AVAtrade needs no introduction and synonymous with quality services for online forex trading. Now with AVAtrade behind PowerOption, binary traders will have the chance to experience the quality services … The post PowerOption Review appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Awesome Oscillator in Binary Options Trading.

    Julie
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Bill Williams is credited with creating this oscillator indicator that has become quite popular, and comes included in most trading software packages. It’s relatively straight-forward to use, and was originally designed for trading with stocks. Bill Williams trades exclusively with stocks, but its simplicity and ease of use helped it gain a following among forex … The post Awesome Oscillator in Binary Options Trading. appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Market Watch – Eurozone Consumer Confidence on Apr 22, 2014

    Daniel Grady
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Trading is back to normal after the Easter holidays, and we start the week with a somewhat relaxed day on the major news front; however, consumer sector companies will be reporting first-quarter earnings today. The post Market Watch – Eurozone Consumer Confidence on Apr 22, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Can Bitcoin Be Saved?

    Writer
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Those who enjoy trading the cryptocurrency, known as Bitcoins, are now placing bets on some optimistic investors that are looking to save Bitcoin trading giant Mt.Gox. Their hopes have been elevated as there is an 11th hour bid to save the Bitcoin giant from Japanese bankruptcy court. What is this attempt to save Mt.Gox about? … The post Can Bitcoin Be Saved? appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
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  • Keep Your Nest Egg Safe: Protect Your Assets

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Protect Your Assets with Annuities and Life Insurance At Paradigm Life, our concern is not limited to how you earn, use, borrow and grow your money—we are also concerned with how you protect your money. In fact, we recognize and stress the importance of protecting ALL of your assets. To achieve this level of maximum protection, we highly encourage our clients to create and implement a complete Estate Plan with the assistance of a competent and knowledgeable attorney in this field. Without this asset protection, even the “best” estate and financial plan can be rendered useless. There are…
  • Only two Things in Life are Certain

    Justin Atkinson
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:25 pm
    How many times have you heard that there are only two things certain in life – death and taxes?  We all seem to leave this life in the same way, and while we are alive we do everything we can to avoid taxes.  Fortunately, there is a financial vehicle that makes the tax dilemma easier. Imagine simply paying taxes on your money as it is deposited, AND from that moment forward as your account grows you don’t report the growth on your tax return, AND you get to access the entire growth while you are alive income-tax free, AND when you die the entire account balance transfers to your…
  • ‘Tis the Season for Taxes

    Bradley Gibb
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    With the April 15th deadline for filing your personal income taxes looming, I figured it a good time to review the tax benefits of permanent life insurance.  While I am not an advocate of investing solely for tax reasons it’s important to understand how your investing strategy is impacted by taxes.  Let’s refresh together the income tax benefits afforded permanent life insurance. 1. Tax deferred growth on all cash value.  This means that all increases in cash value, including your dividends, grow in your policy on a tax deferred basis.  While tax deferred growth is good, what really…
  • Exploring Mutual Insurance Dividends

    Noah Kelsch
    26 Feb 2014 | 2:21 pm
    One of the primary features of a mutual life insurance company is that they operate for the benefit of their participating policy owners – not stockholders. As a result, mutual companies are making decisions today with the long-term interest of policy owners in mind. The mutual structure is the foundation of the financial strength of these companies, and is the main reason that they are some of the only companies that have been profitable for over 100 years. Another key benefit of owning a policy with a mutual company is that the policy owner, you, are eligible to…
  • Life Insurance Dividends and Ultra Strategy: Part Two

    Sean Fleming
    20 Feb 2014 | 2:09 pm
    With a stock company, the owners of the company are the shareholders and those shareholders, being entitled to a portion of the company’s profits, may receive a dividend, based on the board’s decision to pay. The shareholders and the customers/policyholders are usually not the same, resulting in the potential for a large conflict of interest. This conflict has been the result of many a DNF in the financial world as corporate management faces questions like: Whom do we serve, shareholders or the customers? As pressure mounts, and it always does in these situations, the decision to pay…
 
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  • Krant on Krant(cents) Interview

    Krantcents
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    Who else should interview me than me! The self interview is a writing exercise using a question as a strategy for reflection. Something I do often as I get older. It may be a recurring article format if you like the results. I am using it to share ideas, strategies and motivation in an effort to reveal more of myself. I will pick some issues, problems or outcomes that I think you may find interesting. What do I have to share? Is this just self promotion? I try to avoid talking about myself because my parents said it is bragging. I decided to use the format to share a variety of subjects that…
  • How to Buy Income Property

    Krantcents
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    Buying income property is one of the best ways to reach your financial goals!.  Income property is investment property bought or developed to earn income through renting, leasing or price appreciation.  This can be a condominium, townhouse, home, apartment building, industrial property or commercial office building.  Have you ever thought about buying income property?  Is there a great time to buy real estate? Some think a low interest rate stimulates more sales. Unfortunately when interest rates are low, prices are usually high. Just before the real estate bubble, banks were lending…
  • 5 Steps to Financial Literacy

    Krantcents
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    This is National Financial Literacy Month! It is time to take control of your finances. Decide today, that you are responsible for your financial future, make better financial decisions, differentiate between wants and needs, get out of debt, start a savings account, track your expenses, start budgeting, set and achieve goals. If you are happy with your situation, don’t change! If not, read on. Unless someone else is responsible for you, you have to take care of yourself financially. Getting started is easy, get the things you need or missing. It may be skills or details. Before you can…
  • How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

    Krantcents
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    Everyone says money!  How much is enough to take care of you for the rest of your life?  Do you have a number?  Does it cover inflation, medical insurance and all your  “needs” and your “wants”?  Fidelity says you should have at least 8 times your ending salary! Whatever you think, you need to add ten percent!  Why?  You probably underestimated how long you may live. How do you figure out how much you need for the rest of your life? A lot of people say they need one, two, three million dollars.  In other words they back into the yearly amount of money they need to…
  • Diversify your Portfolio to Reach your Financial Goals

    Krantcents
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    In finance, you should diversify your investment portfolio by reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets. Typically, this means asset allocation. Asset allocation is an investment strategy to balance risk and reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to your risk tolerance, goals and time frame. Are you diversified? My investment strategy How do you make your investment decisions? It should start with your financial goals! Before you can make investing decisions, you need some savings to invest. I always make savings a priority. I start…
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  • How To Become Self Employed

    Hasan Abbas
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    There are various things that are helpful for the purpose of how to become self employed. The idea that is associated to become self employed and start a business which can be expensive and can sound daunting. There is no magic associated with it, but you can easily become self employed by following the various steps. It can be really a fun and exciting conversion from employee to become self employed. How To Become Self Employed: Personal Evaluation The first thing that you need to consider is to go through personal evaluation. You should start taking the stock as per the situation and…
  • Personal Budget – The Secret To Developing One

    Hasan Abbas
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In today’s hard economic times, financial planning principles dictate that one should have a budget. Simply put, a budget is a future plan that allocates your current and future income towards meeting your debts obligation, living expenses and savings. A personal budget is based on your past spending patterns, personal debts and earning potential. But what are the features of a good financial budget? What tools are available to help one draft one easily? Well, to uncover the answer to these questions, read this short article. However, before I get you started, I must tell you that having a…
  • What is Capital Budgeting And Why It Is Important

    Hasan Abbas
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    Planning the expenses and revenues and balancing the finances is important for households and business alike. Financial planning is a key factor to the success of any enterprise. What is Capital Budgeting? Capital budgeting or investment appraisal is a financial planning process that businesses use to analyze if an investment project is worth pursuing. The decision to implement an investment project or not is based on the merits of the project and involves evaluating the return rate of the investment. Determining the level at which the return rate is acceptable for the business depends on…
  • Understanding The Optimism Bias

    Hasan Abbas
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This is a bias or prejudice that makes an individual to believe that they are not at much risk of encountering a pessimistic incident compared to other people. It is also called comparative or unrealistic optimism. What Causes A Person to be Optimistically Biased? The desire of one to end a given state/condition. The cognitive mechanism of that person. The person’s overall mood and, The information one has about him/herself in comparison to others. According to extended research and evidential results, optimism bias inclines more on negative events despite it occurring for both positive and…
  • What Does Statute Barred Debt Mean?

    Hasan Abbas
    16 Feb 2014 | 3:19 am
    Statute barred debts are a hot topic these days because people are unsure of what it really means to a person who has had some debt which remained unpaid over the years. Legally speaking, this is a kind of debt which can no longer be collected because the statute of limitation has already passed. This means that the amount of time a creditor has to collect the amount from borrower has already elapsed. Therefore, the person who borrowed the money is no longer obligated to pay the amount to the creditor; but that is all technicalities are met. Why Statute Barred Debts Can No Longer Haunt You?
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  • $SPX . Right on kumo support.

    iam802
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
        $SPX is trading right on the kumo support at 1816.75 If it pierce through this level, it will be bearish confirmation on the Ichimoku chart. Letter ‘h’ forming. Bearish   On the 5 minute Ichimoku chart, we can see that the letter ‘h’ has already form suggesting that a bearish move is under way for intraday.     Related posts: /ES : 1117 may break. Letter h and kumo support $SPX . Letter ‘M’ and Kumo support iShares Barclays 20year Treasury Bonds (TLT) : Gap Down, Kijun sen support
  • $BTCUSD . Counter trend rally with resistance

    iam802
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    China’s regulation to close the Bitcoin exchange accounts by April 15. With this passing, does that means that the selling has stop? 1. Resistance at $501 from Chikou Span 2. Current trend bearish; below kumo 3. Leading kumo flattening; suggest consolidation.   Related posts: iShares Barclays 20year Treasury Bonds (NYSE:TLT) : Counter trend may ends $BTCUSD . Kumo support and consolidation Tibco Software Inc (TIBX): Time to take profit
  • $TIVO : Breaks kumo support. Bearish trend confirmed.

    iam802
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
        TiVo ($TIVO), make its mark when they launched the first digital recorder more than a decade ago. They had ride the trend when demand for their box surge and at the same time cost of components fell. With the success of Netflix, and upcoming challengers varying from Apple, Amazon and Google, it seems that the uptrend for TiVo has about to end. The first Ichimoku chart shows that the price has pierce through the kumo support and is in bearish territories. The second Ichimoku chart, which spans a 5 year period, shows the price level right at kumo support at around $11.99. However,…
  • $EURUSD : Weak kumo support

    iam802
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The $EURUSD has fallen to 1.734 . 1. From the Ichimoku chart, we can see that a bearish cross may be forming. 2. The kumo support below is thin and there is a chance that it will goes through the support. 3. If it rebounds and did not clear 1.383, there is a chance that it will go down from there. Watch out for the $EURUSD to break down. Related posts: $GMCR . Weak kumo support at 21.86 $EURUSD . Short setup? $AAPL : Bearish cross. Watch for kumo support
  • $BTCUSD . Kumo support and consolidation

    iam802
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:39 pm
    $BTCUSD Kumo support and price consolidation   The trading volume of bitcoin $BTCUSD has tapered off a bit since the last rebound. With it, the price seems to be consolidating. We can see this from both the Kijun sen and kumo flattening. Chikou Span suggest a trading range of $532 and $660. However, we need to watch for the price level support at the Kijun sen. $565. Should price dips below this, we may see a bearish cross confirmation from the Tenkan sen and Kijun sen. Watch the support and for those who have a LONG position, have your risk management in place.   Related posts:…
 
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    Credit Card Help Topics

  • Square away cards before traveling

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Hi Erica, I have had a credit card since March 2013, and I'm doing well with it. I hardly use it, but when I do, I am on time and do not owe. The limit is $500. This summer, I will be trekking in Nepal and south Asia for six weeks. I want to put my tickets on this card, but they cost $1,544. Also, I want to use a card on the trip. Should I get a different card? –Anthony Dear Anthony, You're on the right track with your trek. I suggest securing a credit card that has sufficient credit line before leaving these shores. Not only can you use it for food, lodging and desirables, it…
  • How will bankruptcy affect my credit?

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Dear Eva, If I owe a large amount of money but want to buy a house (get a mortgage), will it destroy my credit if I declare bankruptcy? –P.C. Hi P.C., To answer that question, put yourself in a lender's shoes. Let's say one of your friends borrowed a large sum of money from some of your acquaintances. You heard through the grapevine that he didn't pay the money back, declared bankruptcy, and walked away from the debt. Now that same friend wants to borrow money from you, because he wants to buy a house. Would you lend him the money? I thought not. Since he has already…
  • When your spouse opens a card in your names

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Hi Erica, How can I find out if my spouse has obtained a credit card in both our names? –Ron Dear Ron, By asking, of course! I'm guessing you've already asked your wife if she took out a credit card using your information, and either she pleaded the Fifth or you didn't believe her answer. That means that it's time to investigate. Access your credit files from the major credit reporting bureaus, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, through annualcreditreport.com. Print your reports out so you can make notes on the hard copy. Focus on two main areas of the report: New…
  • When employers want to see your credit

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    If you're hunting for a job, you're busy polishing your resume, buying a new suit and brushing up on interview skills. But there's one more thing you need to think about: your credit. A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management shows that just under half of employers conduct credit checks when hiring for at least some positions. “It has to do with the misconception that somebody who has poor credit is likely to steal from an employer or might not be an honest person or responsible on the job,” says Amy Traub, senior policy analyst with Demos, a…
  • Choosing a credit card when you have low scores

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Hi Erica, I have a low credit score. Which credit card should I apply for? Best option? –Lydia Dear Lydia, You might be surprised to learn that your question is nearly impossible to answer. You see, there are countless credit cards on the market. Almost all banks and credit unions offer them (and there are thousands of those), as do issuers such as Discover and American Express. Each financial institution that does offer cards actually offers many kinds, and the qualification standards vary considerably. Therefore, choosing one for you without knowing the intimate details of your…
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  • New Patent issued by the Japan Patent Office Reinforces the Value of TRADOLOGIC?s Binary Options Solutions

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    (PRWEB UK) 3 March 2014 TRADOLOGIC, the global leading binary option platform provider, proudly announces the issuance by the Japan Patent Office of a patent number 5458226 related to TRADOLOGIC?s methods for providing a platform for trading of financial instruments. The Japanese patent will give additional protection of TRADOLOGIC?s intellectual property and supplement the company?s current patents. This is the second patent that TRADOLOGIC obtains in Japan; the company also owns patent in Europe for a number of its trading tools and features. ?This patent is a proof of the…
  • Mastering the Trade: Proven Techniques for Profiting from Intraday and Swing Trading Setups (McGraw-Hill Trader’s Edge Series)

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Mastering the Trade: Proven Techniques for Profiting from Intraday and Swing Trading Setups (McGraw-Hill Trader’s Edge Series) Expert tactics to become make the most of every swing trade In Mastering the Trade, veteran trader and educator John Carter shares his hard-won five-point technique for successful swing trading. In addition, Carter helps you move to the next level of confidence by explaining how markets really work and detailing behind-the-scenes market mechanics. List Price: $ 59.95 Price: Your browser does not support iframes.
  • ForexMinute Now Offers the Latest Bitcoins News to Its Readers

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 With Bitcoins being already termed as the next best thing in the financial market, many new traders and investors are flocking in to try their luck in the currency?s trading. Quite parallel is the demand of reliable resources to strategize Bitcoin online trading fruitfully. ForexMinute, one of the leading forex news portal, has always recommended traders to stay updated with the current market events in order to succeed. The portal has thus been providing the latest Bitcoin news to make investors strategize their investments according to the market…
  • Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus Reviews

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus Battlefleet Koronus Rogue Trader RPG by Fantasy Flight Games Battlefleet Koronus is an extensive sourcebook for the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader Roleplay Game, covering the myriad starships traversing the Koronus Expanse. It also provides a host of enemy starships to challenge Explorers, and delves into the rich history of the Imperial Navy and Battlefleet Calixis. With new rules on Nova Cannons, torpedoes, attack crafts, and squadrons, plus new options for outfitting player ships, this book is perfect for players and GMs alike! List Price: $ 39.95 Price:…
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    18 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    [ { ADVANCED CHARTING TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH PROBABILITY TRADING: THE MOST ACCURATE AND PREDICTIVE CHARTING METHOD EVER CREATED (WILEY TRADING #593) } ] by Hooper, Joseph R (AUTHOR) Feb-18-2013 [ Hardcover ] List Price: $ 51.94 Price: Your browser does not support iframes. Related High Probability Trading Products
 
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  • Pension Minister wants a 30% pension tax relief and no lifetime allowance

    wendy
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    There could be good news for lower-paid pension savers in terms of tax relief. The Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has stated that he would like to bring in a flat rate of tax relief on pensions to replace the current system. Mr Webb is proposing a 30% flat rate for all workers, regardless of how much they earn.   In addition, he also wants to see the lifetime limits of how much money a person can save in their pension fund without incurring a massive tax hit scrapped. In the current tax system, anyone who saves into a pension scheme gets back any income tax they had already paid on the money…
  • Pension Companies to Tell Retirees When They are Likely to Die

    wendy
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Ministers have announced that retirees will be informed of how long they are expected to live in a bid for them to ensure they have enough money to last them through retirement.   Particularly now that people can have full access to their pension funds to invest as they want. Based on geography, eating habits, smoking and wealth, those coming up to retirement age will receive a letter telling them when they should expect to die. The data shows that there is a growing gap in life expectancy between the north and south. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that those…
  • CPI inflation rate falls to new four year low

    wendy
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    More good news for savers as the inflation rate fell for the sixth month in a row.  The consumer price index (CPI) rate of inflation is now at a 4 year low falling 0.1% in March to 1.6%. The data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that finally wages growth is now higher than inflation for the first time in six years, giving Britons respite in the constant fight against the cost of living. Figures shows that wages increase by 1.8% in the three months to February and some economists are speculating that wages growth will increase to 2% in April.    The news is good for the…
  • Chancellor extends decision time for those who’ve recently taken lump sum from their pension pots

    wendy
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Following the reforms to the pension industry announced in the spring budget, the Chancellor had decided to extend the amount of time that retirees have to decide what to do with their pension pots. Anyone who takes a lump sum from their pension pot will now be given a longer amount of time to decide what they will do with the money. Prior to the announcement, a retiree who took their 25% tax-free lump sum from their pension fund had six months to decide what they would do with the remainder of their pot—be it buy an annuity or a drawdown product. If they hadn’t reached a decision and…
  • Expats in more than150 countries can buy additional state pension top-ups, but still won’t see their pension increase with inflation

    wendy
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    Hundreds of thousands of British expat pensioners will receive a worse deal with the new top-ups for state pensions. The Government announced last week that workers who have already retired or do so before April 2016 when the new single-tier pension comes into effect will be able to buy a top-up for their state pension. Whilst expats will also be able to bump up their state pension payments by buying additional pension income, some living in certain countries will still lose out on the deal. There will be a window open from October 2015 to April 2017 whereby people can purchase up to an…
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  • Today's Trading Plan: Six Days and Counting

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Pre-market update: Asian markets traded 0.4% higher.  European markets are trading 0.3% lower. US futures are trading 0.1% lower ahead of the market open.  Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): MBA Purchase Applications (7), PMI Manufacturing Index Flash (9:45), New Home Sales (10), EIA Petroleum Status Report (10) Technical Outlook (SPX): SPX extended its longest winning streak of the year to six straight days.  Key resistance at 1873 was broken yesterday which bodes well for the bulls going forward.  Resistance at 1883 came in and created some selling in to…
  • Swing-Trading Watch-List: FLR, FFIV, BKD, CBG, ESC

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Here's tonight's watch-list for tomorrow's trading: Long Fluor Corp (FLR) Read more...
  • The Solution to Removing All Emotions From Trading

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Trading would be pretty simple quite honestly if one could remove the human aspect out of it all together.  In all my years of trading, the one thing that hampers traders more than anything else, is the inability to get out of their own way and trade the charts for what they are. Instead, ego, fear, greed, and hope get in the way of what could be a favorable trading strategy.  But removing these emotions all together is actually attainable with Ditto Trade. They are an online brokerage just like E-Trade, TD-Ameritrade or any other reputable firm and they specialize in newsletter…
  • Bullish Tuesday vs Key Resistance

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Yesterday was a very dull trading day that almost achieved complete meaninglessness, avoided only because SPX held above the daily middle band all day, closing 12 points above the middle band. SPX is therefore consolidating above the daily middle band and the next obvious target on the daily chart is the daily upper band, now at 1897. SPX daily chart: Before SPX can make an attempt at testing the 1897 high however, it will first need to break up through resistance at the last rally high at 1872.53. The intraday high yesterday was at 1871.89 which was just short of a test. The double-top…
  • Bearish Trade Setups to Fade the Price Swings

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    For the past two months the market has been trading sideways. If you look beyond the S&P 500, and look at the Nasdaq and Russell, the market has been drifting lower.  Now we are seeing six straight days of positive gains, assuming today ends higher. That breaks the four day win streak from earlier this year. But the key to successfully trading this market over the past two months has been to fade the heavy price moves until proven otherwise, and that is essentially what you have to do here. The market has lost is exuberance from 2013, and the inability of the bulls to…
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  • Brits Burning £192 Million in Card Charges Abroad

    TotallyMoney.com
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    This year 30 million consumers are planning on going abroad and a new study from credit comparison website Totallymoney.com, reveals that these holidaymakers will be spending £9 billion in overseas plastic spending – running up a potential £387 million in fees and charges if they pack the wrong cards. When using plastic abroad the charges that are... Read more »
  • One in Five Brits Pay Household Bills on Credit Cards

    TotallyMoney.com
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:35 am
    With the 1st April bill hikes from energy, council tax and water suppliers looming, new research from TotallyMoney.com shows that 21% of consumers are already using credit cards to pay monthly household bills. With the majority of providers already levying a surcharge of around 2% for credit cards payments, an overreliance on plastic could mean that... Read more »
  • Withdrawing Cash Is Costing UK Consumers £214 Million a Year

    Ross Jones-Morris
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Despite record low interest rates continuing into their fifth anniversary in recent weeks, new research released by Totallymoney.com, reveals that the cost of withdrawing cash on a credit card has actually increased over the past four years. From 2010 to 2014 the average cash withdrawal fee has risen by almost 20% from £2.81 to £3.34,... Read more »
  • Dumfries Crowned Credit Card Rejection Capital of the UK

    Ross Jones-Morris
    19 Feb 2014 | 3:01 pm
    As the UK emerges from economic turmoil, consumers are finally feeling confident enough to spend money on credit. But as the ‘Credit Index’ and interactive map released today by TotallyMoney.com shows, it’s not a free-for-all out there. Research reveals that over the past year 61% of UK consumers applying for new credit cards have been... Read more »
  • Barclaycard Win the Balance Transfer War

    Ross Jones-Morris
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:24 am
    Last week Halifax and Barclaycard battled to get the longest 0% balance transfer deal on the market. Whilst Halifax matched Barclaycard’s previous best of 30 months interest free, Barclaycard pushed the boundaries and released the longest 0% deal ever at a whopping 31 months. Will Becker, CEO and co-founder of TotallyMoney.com, has this to say... Read more »
 
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  • FM 018: How To Break Through Your Most Stubborn Limiting Beliefs With Dane Maxwell

    Todd Tresidder
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Success is about people first. If it was just about how-to’s then we would all be thin, rich, and happy because all the knowledge you need to attain anything you want in life already exists. You just have to learn it and implement it. But it doesn’t work that way. You aren’t a perfect, rational computer. You don’t just process information, make plans, and produce results in a logical, perfect way because you are an emotional human being. Your emotions and beliefs are a filter that either serves you in achieving your goals, or they hurt you. I overlooked this essential…
  • FM 017: Why “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice with Cal Newport

    Todd Tresidder
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    You’ve heard it repeated so many times that you no longer question if it is true. In fact, the career success literature is so overwhelmingly dominated with this dangerous myth that almost nobody disagrees with it. The only problem is, it’s not true! What is it, you ask? It’s called “the passion hypothesis”. The premise is you should do what you love and the money will follow. If you want to succeed then you should follow your passion. It’s one of those artifacts of conventional wisdom that seems to be right and passes the smell test so it slips under our…
  • FM 016: How To Choose A Financial Advisor with Michael Kitces

    Todd Tresidder
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:58 am
    It’s hard to know how to choose a financial advisor. There is so much value at stake; yet, how can you tell the experts from the charlatans? Who can you trust? How do you really know? After all, you are busy with kids, a career, and life. You want to be able to trust someone to make sure your financial planning is on track, but it’s a den of thieves out there. Adding confusion to concern are all the sound-alike titles such as brokers, registered investment advisors, certified financial planners, financial coaches, and financial consultants to describe similar services. Who can…
  • How To Become A Millionaire – 5 Secrets Revealed

    Todd Tresidder
    17 Feb 2014 | 9:29 am
    Editor’s Note: Jaime Tardy has interviewed more than 120 millionaires to learn the “secrets” for how to become a millionaire. She just published her new book The Eventual Millionaire explaining the most important insights from those interviews. In today’s article she reveals her 5 favorite tips to help you become a millionaire. Take it away Jaime… It’s amazing! After interviewing more than 120 millionaires I’ve found more similarities than differences in their stories. The basic building blocks to wealth are always the same. All of these millionaires…
  • What Frustrates You About Investing? Please Help…

    Todd Tresidder
    10 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    I need your help please… I’m trying to understand what bugs you about investing. I want you to rant and share your frustrations. The reality is I live in a very different investment world than most people. I want to help you, but the only way I can do it is if I know the problems you face. I need to know your reality so please take a minute and vent about your investing pains and frustrations. Here’s how you can help. Please leave a quick comment below that answers any one (or more) of the following questions: What is your biggest frustration with investing? What investment…
 
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  • Can Bitcoin Be Saved?

    Writer
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Those who enjoy trading the cryptocurrency, known as Bitcoins, are now placing bets on some optimistic investors that are looking to save Bitcoin trading giant Mt.Gox. Their hopes have been elevated as there is an 11th hour bid to save the Bitcoin giant from Japanese bankruptcy court. What is this attempt to save Mt.Gox about? … The post Can Bitcoin Be Saved? appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Aggressive Stimulus from Beijing on the Way?

    Writer
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    China has decided to lower the reserve requirement ratio or RRR for some of its county level rural commercial banks. This decision was made late yesterday, and has many analysis and investors asking ne question: Is a broader and more aggressive monetary stimulus on the way? This decision follows the release of softer than anticipated … The post Aggressive Stimulus from Beijing on the Way? appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • China Ready to Inundate us with Data

    Writer
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The world’s second largest economy is about to become the center of investor attention, especially in Asia, this week as they are preparing to release a deluge of economic data. They will release critical data like Q1 gross domestic product (GDP), March retail sales, fixed asset investment (FAI) and industrial output. We are expecting China’s … The post China Ready to Inundate us with Data appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Indian Equities to Go on a Wild Ride

    Writer
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    If we judge by history, then we can expect the Indian equity markets to go on a wild ride for the next several weeks to months following the country’s general elections which are set to conclude on May 16. Let us look at some history, in 2009 the Indian National Congress or INC coalition won … The post Indian Equities to Go on a Wild Ride appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • This Week in Asia and India Should be Eventful

    Writer
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    This is going to be a busy week in India, China and Indonesia as we have local elections and key economic data, out of China, hitting the newswires. The general elections in India kick off today. We have a parliamentary election in Indonesia on Wednesday and China will release trade data on Thursday and Inflation … The post This Week in Asia and India Should be Eventful appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
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  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally is an article from:
  • A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    NEW YORK (AP) — A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors. A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint is an article from:
  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Earnings lift UAE mkts but weigh on Qatar, Saudi

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Arabtec soars * Banks’ earnings support Abu Dhabi * Qatar’s rise slows as volume drops * Telecoms weigh on Saudi Arabia * Result of Omantel offer dampens Oman By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – Dubai’s bourse led gains in the Gulf on Wednesday, lifted by strong first-quarter results and other positive news from listed companies, while Abu Dhabi and Qatar edged up. Shares in construction firm Arabtec Holding soared 10.7 percent after the company outlined ambitious expansion hopes and presented new projects at a major real estate exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The…
  • United States New Home Sales Change (MoM) down to -14.5% in March from previous -3.3%

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    FXStreet.com (Barcelona) For more information, read our latest forex news. Written by FXStreet.com United States New Home Sales Change (MoM) down to -14.5% in March from previous -3.3% is an article from:
  • United States New Home Sales (MoM) came in at 0.384M disappointing expectations (0.45M) in March

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    FXStreet.com (Barcelona) For more information, read our latest forex news. Written by FXStreet.com United States New Home Sales (MoM) came in at 0.384M disappointing expectations (0.45M) in March is an article from:
 
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  • The U.S. Economy Is Slowly Falling Apart

    David Bettencourt
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    For most of Canada’s existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans.  Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so.  Back in the year 2000, middle class Canadians were earning much less than middle class Americans, but since then there has been a dramatic shift.  At this point, middle class Canadians are actually earning more than middle class Americans are.  The Canadian economy has been booming thanks to a rapidly growing oil industry, and meanwhile the U.S. middle class has been steadily shrinking.  If current trends…
  • Consumer ETFs Get A Boost On Strong Beverage Stock Earnings

    David Bettencourt
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Sluggish trend of carbonated beverages in the wake of rising health consciousness has been a dampener for cola giants in recent times. Still, two cola as well as food bellwethers – Coca Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) –drew investors’ attention through their better-than-expected earnings. Q1 KO Earnings in Focus The company’s adjusted earnings of $0.44 per share met the Zacks Consensus Estimate. A stronger dollar reduced earnings growth by 4%. On a constant currency basis, earnings grew 5% mainly aided by cost containment efforts and stronger volume gains in developing…
  • The Appeal Of Biotechs In Orphan Diseases

    David Bettencourt
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    To cast a spotlight on disruptive biotechnology stocks, Raghuram “Ram” Selvaraju of Aegis Capital Corp. taps his experience as a molecular biologist, preclinical investigator and sellside analyst. In this, the last of his three interviews with The Life Sciences Report, Selvaraju highlights micro-, small- and mid-cap biotech names with therapies that may add years to patients’ lives and liftoff to investor portfolios. The Life Sciences Report: Ram, we’ve seen some recent weakness in biotech stocks. Is it time for a pullback, or is there something else putting pressure…
  • Japanese Yen ETF Is Crashing Following Weak Trade Data

    David Bettencourt
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    David Becker: Currency Shares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEARCA:FXY) is declining sharply following weaker than expected trade data released by the government on Monday.  The increase in Japan’s trade deficit coincides with a momentum sell signal that will keep the currency on the defensive. This ETF is the most liquid of the Japanese yen ETFs, and follows the movements of the exchange rate between the Japanese Yen versus the US dollar. Japan reported a record large trade deficit in March of nearly 1.45 trillion yen, which was about 40% larger than economists had expected.  Many consider a…
  • Tesla Motors Inc Investors Are Getting Excited Again

    David Bettencourt
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Although Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) continued its downward streak by dropping last week (falling 2.78 percent from the end of trading on Friday, April 11, 2014, to Thursday, April 17, before closing for Good Friday), the stock has picked up again yesterday (Monday) and today. Yesterday, TSLA rose 3.16 percent, and so far today, as of 1:50 p.m. ET, the stock has risen another 5.19 percent, easily beating the Dow, which is currently up 0.67 percent; NASDAQ, up 1.14 percent; and the S&P 500, up 0.68 percent so far for the day. Investors are getting excited about Tesla today because the…
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  • Call 1-888-682-9841 & Get Car Repair Loan! Zero-percent Car Financing – Fact or Fiction_

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    RoboForex News

  • Currenex Viking Trader real accounts (RoboForex)

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    Dear Clients and Partners! From now on, you have an excellent opportunity to open real ECN-account for Currenex Viking Trader platform. Viking Trader ECN-accounts fully meet the requirements of professional traders and have a lot of advantages, such as: High speed of order execution. Wide choice of order types. More than 40 analytical tools. Complete record and positions tracking. Price quotes with 5 digits after comma. Direct access to interbank liquidity. No minimum deposit requirements. Real time FIX Gateway, which connects the buyer and the seller. Online newsfeed. More detailed…
  • RoboForex webinars during the next week (RoboForex)

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 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: 21/04/2014, 9:00 PM - Market Correlations. 22/04/2014, 2:00 PM - Price action basics. Part 2. 23/04/2014, 9:00 PM - 3 Drive Formations. 24/04/2014, 2:00 PM - Market profile. Basics. You can register and…
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    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Dear Clients! We’re informing you that due to the public holidays in Europe and the USA, Good Friday and Easter, from April 18th to 22nd 2014, XAUUSD and XAGUSD will be traded according to the following schedule. April 18th, 2014 - no trading. April 21st, 2014 - no trading. April 22nd, 2014 - trading starts at 10 am server time. Starting April 22nd, 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. The…
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  • Investor Toolkit: Balancing the higher risk—and higher rewards—of thin-trading stocks

    Pat McKeough
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice, including stock trading advice that can help you reduce the risk of more aggressive investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing strategy, and shows you how you can put it into practice right away. Today’s tip: “Although risk and volatility are magnified with thinly-traded stocks, if you can identify the stocks that will grow and prosper, the rewards…
  • Uncertainty over CEO feeds Symantec takeover talk

    Scott Clayton
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    SYMANTEC CORP. (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; www.symantec.com) sells computer-security technology, including anti-virus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers. It also offers data-archiving software. In Symantec’s fiscal 2014 third quarter, which ended December 27, 2013, its earnings per share rose 13.3%, to $0.51 from $0.45 a year earlier. The gains were mainly due to savings from a new restructuring plan that includes laying off 30% to 40% of its managers and simplifying its product lines. Revenue fell 4.8%, to $1.7 billion from $1.8 billion. That’s mainly because the company…
  • Cenovus aims for big growth from its oil sands projects

    Jim Bates
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    CENOVUS ENERGY INC. (Toronto symbol CVE; www.cenovus.com) gets about 40% of its output from its oil sands projects in Alberta. Conventional oil and natural gas wells supply the other 60%. U.S.-based ConocoPhillips (New York symbol COP) owns 50% of Cenovus’s main Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands projects in Alberta. These properties produce heavy bitumen, which Cenovus ships to its 50%-owned refineries in Illinois and Texas. Phillips 66 (New York symbol PSX) owns the other 50% of these refineries. In 2013, refining accounted for 66% of Cenovus’s revenue and 40% of its earnings.
  • Week in Review: April 14, 2014 – April 18, 2014

    Pat McKeough
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Note: You have undoubtedly heard about the so-called Heartbleed bug, which can “bleed” secure information from websites. We are pleased to tell you that this is not an issue for TSI Network and our subscribers. First, we do not store credit card information on our site. In addition, two independent software tests have demonstrated that TSI Network is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. There is no danger of this bug affecting users of TSINetwork. This Week’s Reports 2 high-yielding stocks aim for higher oil production Going beyond the banks for high-yielding financial…
  • Mobile gaming stock has a deal with Kim Kardashian

    Pat McKeough
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for specific advice and stock tips 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 one of the highlights from these Q&A sessions. While we reserve our buy-hold-sell advice for Inner Circle members, these excerpts provide a great deal of information and analysis on stocks we’ve covered for members of Pat’s Inner Circle. This week we received a…
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    ForexPromos

  • Aussie slumps on weaker inflation and China

    Editorial Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Australian dollar fell across the board as data released earlier by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that inflation for the first quarter of 2014 grew by a meager 0.6% against an expected 0.8%. The quarterly inflation was softer after notching a record 1.2% increase during the fourth quarter of 2013. Coupled with […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post Aussie slumps on weaker inflation and China appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Aussie and Kiwi Dollar – Focus of the week

    Editorial Team
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    As the markets wake up from a rather long weekend, focus will be turning quickly to the Aussie and Kiwi dollar as important fundamentals due to be released starting Wednesday, 23rd April begin to pour in. Both these currencies have been faring exceptionally well, riding on the back of a mixed sentiment with the US […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post Aussie and Kiwi Dollar – Focus of the week appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • More signs of Chinese economy cooling down

    Editorial Team
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    After posting years of growth at breakneck speed, the Chinese economy is continuing to show signs of its economy cooling down. Latest quarterly GDP figures came out 7.4% inline with expectations and down from the previous quarter’s 7.7% growth. China had recently embarked on a mini stimulus program after manufacturing data showed signs of shrinking […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post More signs of Chinese economy cooling down appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • EURZND – Silently slipping away

    Editorial Team
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:44 am
    As the Euro kept creeping up higher against the greenback and the bullish trend of the British Sterling supported by what seems to be a text economic recovery, most trading circles obviously kept their focus on the majors such as the EURUSD, GBPUSD and not to forget some of the Yen crosses. While the British […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post EURZND – Silently slipping away appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Markets react to hawkish Fed. QE tapered by a further $10bn

    Editorial Team
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Janet Yellen’s first FOMC meeting saw the Fed taper by an extra $10bn while promising to keep interest rates unchanged until 2015 following a two day conclusion to the meeting. Equity markets shed gains as the Dow Jones average dropped -0.7% and the S&P500 and the Nasdaq dropped by -0.61% and -.059% respectively. The Fed […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post Markets react to hawkish Fed. QE tapered by a further $10bn appeared first on ForexPromos.
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    Currensee Forex Investing Blog

  • Technical pattern: looking for a bullish pattern in the daily and hourly chart

    David Karp
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Last night (on 22-04-14) GBPAUD created a bullish pattern in the weekly CCI, a weekly Zero line reject (ZLR). I am not using the standard CCI but rather the Woodie's CCI. The blue CCI (turbo-6) reached to the zero line while the black CCI (50) was and still is in the 40 region, both in a V shape.
  • Sterling surge cuts both ways

    CurrenseeNews
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    Delphine Strauss writes in the FT, "Fresh evidence of the UK’s accelerating recovery propelled the pound to a five-year high against the dollar last week – just as Burberry became the latest in a string of companies to warn that the exchange rate would hit 2014 profits." The GBP is on the rise as the […]
  • Gold Lower to $1287 on Outflows

    CurrenseeNews
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    On Market Pulse, Stuart writes, "Gold extended losses into a fourth session on Tuesday, hovering near its lowest in 2-1/2 weeks as equities climbed and on outflows from bullion-backed funds." The SPDR Gold Trust ETF dropped three tons to 792.14 yesterday, while spot gold was down to $1,281.40, the nadir since April 3. Read the […]
  • Iraqi Oil Output Exceeds Hussein Era

    CurrenseeNews
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    The problem for Iraq now: How to export its plentiful oil amid bureaucracy, corruption and violent attacks. Read the original article at online.wsj.com
  • NOK and SEK, two different realities – Danske Bank

    CurrenseeNews
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    FXStreet (Edinburgh) - Pernille Nielsen, Analyst at Danske Bank, observes the different outlooks for EUR/NOK and EUR/SEK . Key Quotes “EUR/NOK saw a bit of support the last couple of trading days as the market liquidity has been very thin. We do not believe the moves reflects that EUR/NOK will start a new trend higher […]
 
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    Articles for topic 'IPOs' on IR Magazine

  • Seplat becomes first Nigerian company to list in London and Lagos

    Adam Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dual listing raises $500 mn for oil producer Oil company Seplat Petroleum has become the first Nigerian firm to list on both the London Stock Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, raising $500 mn in an IPO.The dual listing is intended to allow the company to tap international finances while bringing benefits to Nigerian investors, says Bryant Orjiako, Seplat’s chairman. The money raised will be used both to pay off existing debt and make further acquisitions.‘A London listing ensures Nigerian companies have access to the world’s largest pool of international equity…
  • Global IPO market soars in first quarter

    Adam Brown
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Market will likely continue growing for rest of the year, Renaissance predicts Global IPO proceeds rocketed in the first quarter of 2014 on recovery in Europe and the return of the Chinese market.Proceeds rose 77 percent to $34.1 bn in the first three months of the year, with Asia and Europe accounting for about three quarters of the total market, according to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital. The company predicts further acceleration in the IPO market for the remainder of the year.‘Asia-Pacific’s total was boosted by the return of the China A-share market which raised $3.3…
  • Alibaba to launch IPO in the US

    Adam Brown
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hong Kong regulation prompts online retailer to become the latest Chinese company to focus on US offering Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced plans to list shares in the US in what may be the biggest initial public offering since Facebook.The online retailer says it has abandoned plans to pursue an IPO in Hong Kong, which would have given a boost to the city’s burgeoning market, after lengthy negotiations over Alibaba’s board structure. It intends to have its partners retain control over a majority of board seats – something that is prohibited in Hong…
  • US retail sector IPOs to dwindle after rising to record in 2013

    Adam Brown
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    E-commerce sector to see most retail IPOs in 2014, according to BDO study After a record year for initial public offerings in the US retail and consumer products sector, a drop is expected by a majority of chief financial officers this year as companies undergo a wave of restructuring as well as mergers and acquisitions, according to a study by professional services firm BDO USA.The BDO survey shows that 58 percent of retail sector CFOs expect the number of new listings in the industry to decline in 2014 after rising to a record in 2013. Last year saw 19 IPOs yielding total proceeds of $8.3…
  • IR before the IPO

    Tim Human
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The crop of IPOs in 2013 made IR a priority well in advance of listing, say communications consultants.  While many management teams now consider investor relations a key strategic function, it is not always given the attention it deserves by companies coming to market. The class of 2013, however, made a bigger deal of IR than its predecessors, say consultants.‘Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of being prepared for life after the IPO early on, well in advance of listing, which we feel is an encouraging trend,’ says Sandra Novakov, a director at Citigate…
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    Krane Financial Solutions

  • I Fried My Bangs (really)

    Justin Krane
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:30 am
    I was in Kauai with my fam a few years ago.  Great day in the sun.  We couldn’t motivate to go out for dinner. So I decided to grill some chicken on one of those outdoor barbecues.  Can you see … Continue reading →
  • Grandma Crushes Fonzie

    Justin Krane
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    Who has a bigger IRA?  Grandma or Fonzie? I’m putting my money on Grandma.  She lived through the depression.  Some days there wasn’t food on the table.  She survived. From that moment on, all she wanted was financial security.  So … Continue reading →
  • Get Real With Tax Planning

    Justin Krane
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    Yesterday I was at the counter a La Scala – eating my turkey chopped salad.  Chillin like Bob Dylan. Just minding my own bidniz, doin a little reading .  This older lady sits down next to me – checks me … Continue reading →
  • Did Elton Buy You Flowers?

    Justin Krane
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:03 am
    Elton John.  That guy has raked in some serious dough.  What did he do with most of his money?  He spent it.  To support his flower habit. The BBC reported that he spent around $400,000 on flowers in 20 months. … Continue reading →
  • What’s Your Favorite Movie?

    Justin Krane
    12 Feb 2014 | 10:36 am
    What’s your favorite movie?  Why do you like it so much? Think about that for a minute.  Don’t you immediately start to feel good when you answer the question? Michael Jackson gets it.  It’s all about  “The Way You Make … Continue reading →
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  • The Art Of Learning Any New Investment Strategy, Concept Or System

    Kirk
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    6 months after having our baby girl my wife is running her first half-marathon. It’s been a long time goal of hers and what better way to get back in shape after a baby than train for a half-marathon. Like she needed it anyway, she’s way more athletic than I am and played collegiate volleyball. […]
  • Why You Are Afraid Of The Truth When It Comes To Account Size

    Kirk
    29 Mar 2014 | 2:46 am
    You’ve heard the saying “biting off more than you can chew” right? The truth is that most investors and traders are puppies when it comes to their account size. Every little puppy wants the biggest bone he/she can find. In this analogy the bone is your account. The bigger your account size and the more […]
  • How I Made $3,483 Trading Options On Just This 1 Stock Last Year (Account Proof Shown)

    Kirk
    26 Feb 2014 | 9:47 am
    Thankfully for you I’m not going to make you read through this whole post to find out what stock I traded; it was TSLA. But that still doesn’t answer your real question does it? And as much as I truly don’t want this to be some hyped pitch about “make money trading” etc. I think […]
  • Why You Should Never Look At Another Stock Chart Ever Again (Yet Still Trade Profitably)

    Kirk
    21 Feb 2014 | 3:14 am
    Stock charts confuse people. Come on now. . . how good are you at “reading” the charts? I sure as hell am not good at it and I’ve been trading actively for over 7 years now. Yet we say to ourselves, “If I could only read the charts better and predict the next move I’d […]
  • How To Develop Synthetic Option Strategies In Your IRA Or Retirement Account

    Kirk
    13 Feb 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Options trading is super easy in a regular account. But it’s a who different laboratory when you have a retirement account. Getting creative with your positions can help boost your long-term portfolio profits. One way to do that is by trading synthetic options strategies. Today I want to cover 1 way you can develop a […]
 
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    Wall Street Rant

  • 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.
  • Emerging Markets Price-to-Book Ratio & Forward Returns

    The Wall Street Ranter
    9 Aug 2013 | 3:22 pm
    Here is an interesting look from J.P Morgan regarding the Price-to-Book ratio on Emerging Markets.They then look at how those various Price-to-Book ratios relate to forward 1-year returns....In short, it looks good.Although I don't like that the 1-year forward returns only use 1999 to today. Why not use the same data as the first graph back to 1993? Also, I don't tend to think any valuation metric is a reliable short-term (1 year) timing indicator. However, Rob Arnott has also been pointing out that longer-term forward returns (10 years) are also looking pretty tempting using a…
  • Foolish Fed Forecaster Rankings

    The Wall Street Ranter
    29 Jul 2013 | 5:25 pm
    The Wall Street Journal recently published a piece Ranking Fed Forecasters (you can read their methodology following that link). Let's see if you notice anything "convenient" about the sample period.Does this "analysis" smell of sampling period bias to anyone else? June 2009 - Dec 2012? Who really cares about someones accuracy during exactly HALF a market cycle? If you were analyzing investment managers using this same type of sampling period bias you would be many times more likely to find managers that would under-perform going forward not outperform. I think the "analysis"…
  • Valuations of Emerging Markets vs US Stocks

    The Wall Street Ranter
    20 Jul 2013 | 1:23 am
    As the US Stock market continues to sing it's own tone, I thought this look at valuations of US Stocks vs Emerging Market stocks was interesting. This is from a conference call presentation from Rob Arnott at PIMCO (all slides here)Really hard to be tempted by US stocks at these levels, especially with both emerging & even developed international as alternatives considering valuations. Below is another chart from the slides, showing the shorter & longer term returns from various Shiller PEs. Clearly it's a longer-term gauge historically.
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    Profit Confidential

  • Happy Birthday to Me!

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
    As you read this issue of Profit Confidential today, I will be in Rome, Italy celebrating my 50th birthday. Yes, I turn the ripe age of 50 today. My father, who is getting close to twice my age, says life begins at 50. We’ll see. (He told me the same thing at 40!) I have a lot to be thankful for in my 50 years. A great family; the best of the best when it comes to friends and to my extended family of hundreds of thousands of people who have taken it upon themselves to see what silly things I have to say each day. I started this business 28 years ago with nothing more than a typewriter, raw…
  • One in Five Companies Warning on Earnings?

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Traditionally, the first big American public company to kick off each new corporate earnings season is Alcoa Inc. (NYSE/AA). For the current quarter, Alcoa reported a net loss of $178 million, or $0.16 per diluted share. The company stated it had some special restructuring costs in the quarter; if you were to exclude them, its corporate earnings were $0.09 per share. (Source: Alcoa Inc., April 8, 2014.) As usual, investors grasping for any good news as a reason to push stock prices higher didn’t hold back. The chart below shows what happened as soon as the market for Alcoa shares opened…
  • My Top Company for Income and Capital Gains

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    Once again, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has come through for investors. The company just reported a very solid first-quarter earnings report. Continued strength in the company’s pharmaceutical business is the big reason for the growth. Total global sales grew 3.5% to $18.1 billion, with domestic sales growing 2.2% and international sales growing 4.5%. Notable in the company’s latest numbers was strength in European sales, which is an emerging trend this earnings season. Johnson & Johnson reported a nine-percent gain in sales to Europe, growing to $4.89 billion during the quarter.
  • Why My Coffee Is Costing So Much More This Year

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    We are told that in the month of January, inflation in the U.S. economy increased by one-tenth of a percent. In February, prices increased by a similar percentage. In the entire year of 2013, the “official” rate was only 1.5%. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics web site, last accessed April 8, 2014.) Some economists are calling for even less inflation in 2014 and even outright deflation (a period when prices decline). This is absurd! Anywhere you look, things are costing more each passing day. Consider the chart of gas prices below. Since the beginning of the year, spot prices for…
  • Why Economic Growth Doesn’t Guarantee Rising Share Prices

    Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    Trading action in stocks has been all over the map so far this year, while investor sentiment remained generally positive. The fact that there was a bunch of profit-taking after the solid recovery in February and March is neither a surprise nor unnatural for a market at a high. The Federal Reserve continues to be more than accommodative to Wall Street with its words of comfort and its willingness to provide continued monetary stimulus past previously stated benchmarks. Near-term, geopolitical events in Ukraine are likely the biggest risk for stocks. It’s been a slow start this earnings…
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    Mortgage Advice Center

  • 95% mortgages are back – Help to Buy

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

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

    ryan
    2 Jul 2013 | 4:38 am
    Mortgage Advice.     The Mortgage Advice Center is seeing increasing demand for its services this year and we are able to find more deals for our clients due to the increase in products that are appearing on the market. There are more products available to those with smaller deposits or have  low amounts of equity in their property compared to last year. The processing of mortgages has also become easier with lenders now streaming their systems so that mortgage applications are easier to submit and requirements communicated. Remember it is always worth speaking through your…
  • Meet Our Fantastic Team

    ryan
    23 Jun 2013 | 7:26 am
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  • Make Sure your Life Insurance Matches Your Mortgage

    ryan
    25 Feb 2013 | 4:17 am
    Life Insurance Advisors     Remortgaging is also a good time to review your life insurance. It is too easy to let this slip and not review your policy. It is very important that  your life insurance matches your mortgage amount so that you can be ensured that the mortgage would be paid off in the event of death. You should also ensure that the term of the mortgage matches the term of the life insurance as you do not really want to be extending the term of your life insurance when you are older as this will be more expensive because of your age. Also you need to make sure that…
 
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    Kerry Lutz's--Financial Survival Network

  • George Mathies--What's Next For Cliven Bundy 22.Apr.14

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    George Matheis, former law enforcement officer and trainer was on discussing what the government has in store for BLM resister Cliven Bundy. George thinks they will issue a warrant for his arrest. There's a good possibility that BLM will refer the matter over to the DOJ who will move to hold Bundy in contempt of court. How many armed officers the government is willing to devote to this exercise is really the question. And are they willing to risk bloodshed in an election year? Attorney General Eric Holder has been involved in Waco and the Elian Gonzalez matter, so he's up for anything. 
  • Wayne Allyn Root--Wayne's Take On The Bundy Stand-off 22.Apr.14

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Wayne lives in Las Vegas. He lives and breaths Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it.He's referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management).  The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes…
  • Dr. Larry Kawa--Sebillius Is Out And What's Going To Happen To The Medicare Cuts 22.Apr.14

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Dr. Larry Kawa says that you  that can tell that election season is near. Listen and you can hear the sounds of backpedaling and political double-talking at every corner. Everyone knows that the Democrats approved huge cuts to Medicare and its various programs in the name of its sacred cow, Obamacare.Yet at every turn Democrats have been trying to either distance themselves or undo the damage that they’ve done to seniors through their cuts on Medicare. One of the major cut that they are now trying to undo, prior to the election, are the cuts to Medicare Advantage, a privatized…
  • Triple Lutz Report--Live Every Day As If It Were Your Last-For One Day You're Sure To Be Right--Episode 348

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Good news on the medical front for yours truly. More news on government intrusion. How about those Bundy's. Can they keep pulling it off like this? Don't refill your softdrink in a government building without paying or you're in for a huge fine. 
  • Regina Cates--What’s Behind the Entitlement Epidemic? 21.Apr.14

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
      According to Regina Cates, we live in an egocentric society. Our behavior creates our lives, yet we point the finger at everyone else if life isn’t going as well as we’d hoped. She explains the underlying issue behind this me-first epidemic: most people believe someone else is responsible for their happiness. While we can’t controlother people or situations, we do have a choice in how we respond to them.  Regina and I discussed real life examples of making those choices, and why shrugging off jerks and setting personal…
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    Market Insights

  • Morning Grains 4/23/14

    Jack Scoville
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    DJ Analysts’ Estimates for April USDA Cattle-On-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by the Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a capacity of 1,000 or more head, are in percentages of the year-earlier figure. High and low projections were dropped in the calculation of averages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture report is scheduled for release at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) Friday. Average Range of estimates of estimates On-feed Apr 1 100.4 99.0- 101.4 Placed in Mar 101.7 95.3- 104.3 Marketed in Mar 96.6 95.0- 100.5 Analyst On-Feed Placements Marketed Apr 1…
  • Morning Softs 4/23/14

    Jack Scoville
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    COTTON General Comments: Futures were higher on slower tan expected planting progress. Farmers made very little progress last week and might hold back this week as well. This is especially true in the Southeast where there have been some excessive rains. However, there was some light precipitation recently in Texas and more light precipitation is expected this week, so planting in that state might get more active. Demand is a problem as the market as China keeps moving to reduce its government supplies. Other buyers ha e been buying, but not in the amounts China can buy when things are…
  • The Corn & Ethanol Report 4/23/14

    Daniel Flynn
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Good Morning! In the overnight electronic session the May Corn proved it resiliency showing a benchmark of $5 as key resistance at this point. In the overnight electronic session the May Corn is currently trading at 495 ½ which is ¾ of a cent lower. The trading range has been 498 ¼ to 495 ¼ so far. Weather and acreage are the prime focus in this complex at this time. On the Ethanol front the May contract is currently trading at 2.275 which is .028 cents higher. The trading range has been 2.275 to 2.220 so far. This market will key on Corn acreage at this time as the Environmental…
  • The Nemenoff Report 4/23/14

    Marc Nemenoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Financials: June Bonds are currently 14 higher at 134’12 and the 10 Yr. Note 8 higher at 123’28. We continue to hold the long 10 Yr./short Bond spread in the belief that at some point rates will edge higher and the yield curve will widen. A less risky position will be long the 5yr./short the 10 Yr. We continue to hold short biased positions in Eurodollars. Grains: May Corn is currently 0’6 lower at 495’6 and Dec. 1’0 higher at 496’6. May Beans are 9’0 lower at 1470’6 and Nov. 1’4 higher vat 1217’0. May Wheat is currently 2’6 lower at 670’2. If you remain short May…
  • The Energy Report 4/23/14

    Phil Flynn
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Rising Tide! A rising tide of oil inventory is calming the oil market is a scary world. Word that Ukraine would restart an offensive against pro-Russian militants after the apparent torture and killing of a politician from the loyalist party. West Texas crude fell against Brent crude as inventories in the US hover close to record highs. Add to that weak manufacturing data in China is not exactly signaling strong oil demand growth. The AP reported that Factory activity in China shrank for the fourth straight month in April, though the decline was slightly slower, a survey on Wednesday said, is…
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    Bargaineering

  • Can CDs be a good place for your emergency fund?

    Darci Swisher
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Darci SwisherIf your emergency fund is sitting in a savings account that pays virtually nothing you might consider investing those dollars in a certificate of deposit. CDs are just as safe and you’ll earn a little more interest. The only caveat is that you’ll have to make sure you don’t get hit with stiff early withdrawal [...]Can CDs be a good place for your emergency fund? from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Darci Swisher
  • Do loyal customers really get treated better?

    Kristin Wong
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kristin WongWhether it’s through rewards programs or special invites, companies often tout an appreciation for customer loyalty. Yet, every few months, I find myself challenging my Internet service provider over a “promotional offer” that has expired, which means I’m paying more than new customers. It’s become a pretty standard call, and with a little negotiating, I [...]Do loyal customers really get treated better? from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Kristin Wong
  • Blindly chasing any and every job isn’t a smart way to launch your career…Here’s how to do better

    Alissa Fleck
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Alissa FleckI think we can all agree that time = money. But, when it comes to job hunting, that may not be the only equation worth considering. I’m in my mid-twenties, and since graduating college, I have always been told to apply for jobs, as many as I can, even those that seem far out of [...]Blindly chasing any and every job isn’t a smart way to launch your career…Here’s how to do better from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Alissa Fleck
  • Boss ripping you off? Here’s what to do about it

    Kristin Wong
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kristin WongEarlier this year, beloved celebrity chef Mario Batali agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by his employees for $5.25 million. Their claim? Batali’s restaurants were allegedly confiscating tips from workers to increase profits. Maybe it comes as a surprise to you; maybe it doesn’t. But wage theft is a pretty common occurrence in the United [...]Boss ripping you off? Here’s what to do about it from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Kristin Wong
  • Student raises $1,000 to take burrito skydiving

    Kristin Wong
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kristin WongA design student from Chicago recently launched a fairly ridiculous Kickstarter campaign: He wanted to buy a burrito and graph its “deliciousness.” With an original funding goal of $8, Noboru Bitoy has blown that target out of the water. As of this post, he’s raised a whopping $1,050, all based on this simple promise: “Just [...]Student raises $1,000 to take burrito skydiving from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Kristin Wong
 
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    Markets Media

  • SEFs: Through the Looking Glass

    steve
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Swap execution facilities are required by law to maintain an order book, yet only a few have chosen to make that order book accessible electronically. One of them is interdealer broker Tradition, which operates both a central limit order book and an RFQ (request for quote) system on its Trad-X SEF. The inter-dealer world operated for many years on a voice-to-voice basis. A few years ago, Tradition introduced a central limit order book including a full implied engine with liquidity support from 12 large global banks. “In terms of dollar swaps, there are really only two central limit order…
  • CANADIAN TRADING & INVESTING SUMMIT 2014 PHOTOS

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    CANADIAN TRADING & INVESTING SUMMIT
  • Recordkeeping Requirement Irks OTC Industry

    steve
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    The derivatives industry is pushing back against a proposal by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would require all participants on a swap execution facility or a derivatives exchange to record all pre-execution trade information. The requirement serves as a large surtax on exchange transactions and causes end users to take transactions away from SEFs or designated contract markets, according to an April 17 comment letter submitted by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). Sifma’s Asset Management Group, in an April 17 comment letter, application of the rule to asset managers raises…
  • The Case for a Reference Data Utility

    steve
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    The idea of a centralized “utility” for managing reference data is gaining traction as financial organizations seek to harness Big Data. The industry has reached an inflexion point in terms of appetite for some form of utility or mutualized data management system for reference data, as potential cost savings outweigh historical concerns around security and control, according to a survey by A-Team Group of senior reference and enterprise data management executives from Tier 1 and Tier 2 financial institutions in the first quarter of 2014. “What they’re saying ties in with the movement…
  • CCPs Gain Traction in Europe

    steve
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    The use of central counterparties for funding collateral has increased according a survey by the European Central Bank ahead of mandatory clearing being introduced in the region. The ECB’s March 2014 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets collected information on changes in credit terms between December 2013 and February 2014. Respondents were a panel of 28 large banks, made up of 13 euro area banks and 15 banks with head offices outside the euro area. The report said: “The majority of respondents indicated…
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    Legend Securities Blog

  • Cleaning Up Your Financial Records

    Legend Securities, Inc.
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court settled a case between a widow and her deceased husband’s former wife regarding who would receive the man’s federal employee insurance benefits. The judges ruled in favor of the first wife, even though the couple had been divorced for more than 10 years when he died, because she was still the designated beneficiary on his policy.1
  • Looking Beyond the Bull Market

    Legend Securities, Inc.
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    When the latest bull market for U.S. stocks reached the five-year mark on March 10, 2014, only five bulls had lasted longer. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index posted a gain of 177% for the five-year period.1 The current bull followed on the heels of the Great Recession and the worst stock market decline since the 1929 stock market crash. The most recent bear market began in October 2007; the S&P 500 fell 57% before hitting the bottom on March 9, 2009.2 In typical fashion, investors who sold stocks during the downturn may not have participated fully in some of the subsequent bull market gains.
  • Weighing Price and Earnings

    Legend Securities, Inc.
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    As with any purchase, it would be wise to learn more about a stock before investing. Because no one has a crystal ball, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio can be a helpful tool. Underlying Value On its surface, the P/E ratio is a simple calculation derived by dividing a stock's current price per share by the company's earnings per share over a 12-month period. You might consider it a measure of underlying value that indicates what investors are willing to pay for one dollar of earnings. For example, a P/E of 17 means an investor would pay $17 for every $1 the company earns. By this standard, a…
  • China Corrects to Buy Juncture -A Technical Look at Emerging and Frontier Markets

    Legend Securities, Inc.
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:56 pm
    China Corrects to Buy Juncture -A Technical Look at Emerging and Frontier Markets   Bullish markets have a rising 140 day moving average Bearish markets have a declining 140 day moving average   Neutral markets have a mostly flat 140 day moving average -Neutral markets highlighted white are not trending in a any particular direction    -Neutral markets highlighted green are trending bullish -Neutral markets highlighted red are trending bearish       China Corrects to Buy Juncture   China has been neutral since last year trading around its flattish 140…
  • How to grow your 401(k) at any age

    Legend Securities, Inc.
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:41 am
    When it comes to retirement saving, it doesn't matter how old you are, because all generations are in trouble. Whether a baby boomer, Gen Xer or millennial, many Americans find themselves in the same boat: not having a solid plan for retirement. Although different generations are facing different threats, a study conducted by financial-education company Financial Finesse found that most, if not all, Americans might not be able to eventually pack up and head to a retirement community.
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    Which4U Blog

  • The costly ‘insurance’ behind train fares

    Keith McDonald
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    You might have caught wind by now of the hedge fund manager who has repaid £42,550 for five years of fare dodging. The thought that our extortionate rail fares subsidise crooks like this leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. But another current thorn in my foot regarding rail fares is the issue of what I would loosely call ‘insurance’.I now routinely split my tickets if I’m travelling any distance, as it save bundles on the cost.For those not familiar with this practice, it’s when you split a journey into two or more smaller legs and buy separate tickets for each one. Chances are…
  • TSB’s Classic Plus Campaign: “None of the Usual Funny Stuff”

    Keith McDonald
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    It’s hard not to be impressed by TSB’s latest campaign to promote its new Classic Plus current account.The new advert highlights the strengths of the account – namely, 5% interest – by targeting what TSB terms “the usual funny stuff”: the techniques regularly used by banks to attract customers.We’ve prattled on about these ‘techniques’ before. Banks tend to offer attractive introductory rates (or, as TSB terms it, ‘teaser’ rates) that quietly vanish after a year or so, leaving customers with the same kind of drab, uncompetitive terms they had to endure previously.With…
  • Sick of gimmicks? Try a low-rate credit card instead

    Keith McDonald
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s been hard to miss the glitzy balance transfer offers that have dominated the credit card market in recent months. But not everybody believes this is the way forward for credit card customers.Consumers can currently receive up to 31 months at 0% on a balance transfer (Barclaycard), and up to 18 months at 0% on purchases (Tesco).But cards of this nature tend to require a flawless credit rating, and not all applicants will receive the maximum offer.Providers also charge a fee of around 3% for transferring a balance, which helps to compensate for the loss of interest during the 0%…
 
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    NerdWallet Investing

  • This is the First Year Same-Sex Married Couples Can File Joint Income Tax Returns

    Maxime Rieman
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    This year marks the first year in which same-sex couples are filing income tax returns in the post-Windsor v. U.S. case era. The Windsor case, of course, was the pivotal legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, in which the Supreme Court of the United States upheld a previous ruling from the U.S. Second Circuit that DOMA was an unconstitutional violation of equal protection rights. Prior to Windsor, the Defense of Marriage Act prohibited federal officials from recognizing same-sex marriages for the purposes of federal business. So even same-sex couples with legal marriage certificates…
  • Options Trading Basics

    NerdWallet
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    by Brian Overby, Senior Options Analyst, TradeKing Group, Inc. In an ongoing series for NerdWallet, Brian Overby, The Options Guy, will address common questions about options trading. If you have a question about options trading, please leave a comment below and he may use it in a future column. What exactly is an option? Options may potentially help you profit in up, down, sideways AND volatile markets, so they can be more versatile than you may be used to from stock trading. By the same token, options pose special and often higher risks that you should understand before diving in. Options…
  • Is FutureAdvisor the Answer for Thrifty DIYers?

    Maxime Rieman
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    If you trust algorithms to predict the search results you’d find most useful, the movies you’d like to watch and even who you should date, maybe it’s time to trust one with your investments. This is the theory behind web-based investment service FutureAdvisor. Launched publicly in 2012, FutureAdvisor combines the know-how of “Chartered Financial Analysts and math PhDs” to create a comprehensive investment management service that anyone can afford. How Does FutureAdvisor Work? FutureAdvisor acts a management tool that links all of your investment accounts. When you sign up, the site…
  • 5 Tax Deductions That are Typically Overlooked

    Steve Nicastro
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:22 am
    There are literally hundreds of ways you can use tax deductions to decrease your overall tax burden. Unfortunately, many people don’t even know these deductions exist, missing out on thousands of dollars in potential savings each year. First, it’s important to actually remember to file your tax return – you have until April 15 to do so or you’ll face a late filing penalty. You may also miss out on the opportunity to receive a refund. In 2009, the IRS got to keep more than $917 million in refunds, since nearly 1 million taxpayers didn’t file their tax returns. Tax deductions go…
  • What’s Going On With Bitcoin?

    Jason Van Steenwyk
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:45 am
    Bitcoin’s been getting ugly. Very ugly. The first rumblings came last summer, when Mt Gox, the biggest bitcoin exchange at the time, began dragging its feet meeting redemptions. By November, some people were waiting weeks to get their withdrawal requests honored. Many waited three months or more for their money… while bitcoin prices soared. If Mt Gox were a bank or securities broker dealer, it would have long ago earned the scrutiny of multiple regulatory agencies. But Mt Gox is none of those things. Mt Gox, the online repository of billions of dollars worth of the beleaguered,…
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    CFOGlobalHQ

  • What CEOs Look for in a CFO

    CFOGlobalHQ
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Karil Reibold, former CEO of Whaleback Managed Services In a recent interview, Karil Reibold, former CEO of Whaleback Managed Services, provided insight from a CEO’s perspective on the top qualities needed in a good CFO. Though Karil admits there isn’t a cheat sheet for hiring CFO’s, she outlines the most valuable qualities every CFO must have to advance.Must-Have Qualities of CFOs Reibold combined her years of experience as an executive to provide these must-have qualities for any CFO. Strategic mind – The ability to quickly grasp and master strategy is a desired trait in CFOs,…
  • Citigroup’s CFO John Gerspach in Hot Water

    CFOGlobalHQ
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    John Gerspach, CFO of Citigroup John Gerspach, CFO of Citigroup, was the topic of much conversation during a recent episode of CNBC’s “Halftime Report.” Analyst Mike Mayo has been tracking the CFO’s progress ever since Gerspach was brought on board as CFO in 2009. After the show aired, many were forced to recall the time in 2013 when Citigroup was reporting double digit jumps in profit. So, what happened? That’s what Mayo and other analysts are trying to figure out. What a Difference a Year Makes Last April, Citigroup announced a stunning 30% increase in profits when compared to the…
  • Weekly Roundup: Stocks Dive As Russia Abandons U.S. Dollar

    CFOGlobalHQ
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Here is this week’s roundup of specially curated articles by our Editor: Stocks Dive As Russia Abandons U.S. Dollar The IMF Is Sleepwalking Into Another Global Economic Catastrophe Libor: what did we learn from Barclays v Guardian Care Homes? Related posts: Weekly Roundup: Warren Buffett’s Simple Formula for Picking Stocks Weekly Roundup: Chinese Still Prefer Property Over Stocks Weekly Roundup: Why Facebook Stock is a Dead End Investment
  • The Changing Role of the CFO

    CFOGlobalHQ
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Nick Noviello, CFO of NetApp Inc. As many CFOs have seen in their own companies, the role of the CFO is changing. In recent years, many CFOs have expanded their duties from strictly financial services to making more strategic decisions involving their entire company. Three main factors have been impacting the role of the CFO: the economic downturn, the emergence of new technologies, and the increasing focus on developing global relationships. Read on to learn more about these factors and how they are catalyzing a major change in the function of the CFO.The Impact of the Economy The first…
  • Top Advice for Female CFOs

    CFOGlobalHQ
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Helen Brand, the ACCA’s Chief Executive While recent years have seen much growth in the number of female executives, women are still underrepresented in financial services. Because of this, women CFOs face unique challenges, from pressure to act like one of the boys to a lack of self-confidence. How can female CFOs succeed in their executive roles? Read on to learn more about the statistics on women CFOs and the ways in which female CFOs can learn from other women leaders.The Stats on Women in Financial Services Here are some striking statistics on women in financial services: In 2013,…
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    Money Soldiers

  • Saving on Print Costs when You’re Starting Out in Business

    Arnel Ariate
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    When you’re starting out in business, it’s important to keep all costs to a minimum.  You need to establish yourself in your chosen sector without having to pay out a great deal of money and one area which is important is print costs associated with marketing materials and stationery.  Printing can range from business cards […]Saving on Print Costs when You’re Starting Out in Business is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • 4 Wacky Car Insurance Claims

    Arnel Ariate
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    There are millions of vehicles and all types of drivers.  On any given day a stranger than fiction scenario can happen out of the blue that leads to a wacky or weird auto insurance claim.  These four real life incidents show why it is necessary for everyone to have the protection of good car insurance. […]4 Wacky Car Insurance Claims is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Types of Student Loans

    Arnel Ariate
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    College can be expensive, so it’s important to have a basic understanding of different types of student loans before you borrow.  That way, you can feel more in control of your financial standing, maximize the amount of federal aid you receive and minimize the amount you have to repay down the line.  Whether you’re enrolling […]Types of Student Loans is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Why Do You Need to Consider the HECM Program?

    Arnel Ariate
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    HECM or “Home Equity Conversion Mortgage” is a program which was presented as a safe arrangement for senior citizens and constrained income groups, to get maximum financial security throughout the later phases of their life.  FHA Loan Matcher is one of the sample organizations that offers important reverse mortgage programs for senior natives to lead […]Why Do You Need to Consider the HECM Program? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
  • How Can Your Business Prepare for a Natural Disaster?

    Arnel Ariate
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Now that winter is over, it might be tempting to believe that your business is safe from the weather, especially if you live in the Northeast or Midwest.  It makes sense as winter was very tough this year, and many places experienced record snowfall, causing businesses to close or lose business.  While the winter certainly […]How Can Your Business Prepare for a Natural Disaster? is a post from: Money Soldiers - Helping you fight your financial battles © 2012-2013, All Rights Reserved
 
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  • American Express Profits Higher Than Expected

    John Oldshue
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    American Express reported higher-than-expected profits for the first quarter of 2014. Customer spending led to a surge in revenue. American Express is the biggest U. S. credit-card issuer in terms of purchases purchases. The net income for American Express increased by 12% to $1.43 billion, compared to $1.28 billion for the first quarter of 2013. This equates to $1.33 a share, which is higher than the $1.30 a share a poll of 27 analysts predicted. Revenues rose 4% to $8.2 billion, which is actually lower than the estimated $8.7 billion. "We are off to a good start to 2014, thanks to…
  • Sun Country Airlines Launching Frequent Fliers Card

    Natalie Rutledge
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    In an effort to stay up with the competition, Sun Country Airlines is boosting its Ufly frequent flier program with a Visa card. The card is expected to help regular travelers save money on their flights by earning rewards. The Minnesota-based airline is expected to launch the card some time this summer before the start of vacation season. The card will let Sun Country fliers earn points through regular purchases on their cards. There are currently 500,000 members in the Ufly program, which is more than three times as many as the airline had this time last year. Nevertheless, most of the…
  • Netflix Scam Threatens Credit Card Accounts

    Lynn Oldshue
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Identity thieves seem to get trickier by the day, and most recently, they have made targets out of Netflix users. Many users have compromised their credit card accounts by giving the hackers access to their computers. In the new scam, con artists send a Netflix user an email or pop-up directing the user to a log-in page. After signing into that page, the user is notified that the accounts has been temporarily suspended, and that he must call a 1-800 number for support. This number leads to one of the con men, who then proceeds to ask for remote access to the user's computer in order to fix…
  • Rewards Program Manager Pinpoint to be Acquired by MasterCard

    Justin Hefner
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In an effort to expand its rewards program, MasterCard will purchase Pinpoint Pty. Ltd. Pinpoint is a loyalty and rewards services provider based in Sydney, Australia. Once the acquisition is completed at the end of the second quarter, Pinpoint’s rewards programs will be combined with MasterCard’s rewards program, creating an epic set of loyalties available through MasterCard. The new rewards from Pinpoint should help MasterCard grow in key markets like China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. "Not only does Pinpoint offer a competitive edge in Australia, its growing presence across…
  • Wallaby’s Chrome Extension Recommends Credit Cards for Online Shopping

    Natalie Rutledge
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Wallaby's credit card rewards optimization program has now made its way to Google Chrome. The company has developed an extension that tells consumers which credit card to use when shopping online so the rewards are maximized. The extension works by assessing the shopping page you are on and figuring out which of your credit cards offers the most rewards. It works with a number of big-name merchants, including Staples, eBay, Best Buy and Amazon. Wallaby started as an all-inclusive program to help you track your credit card rewards. It compiles information about each credit card's terms of…
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  • US GOLD OPEN – Comex gold gains but negative sentiment persists

    Tom Jennemann
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Orlando, Florida 23/04/2014 – Gold futures inched higher in the US on Wednesday morning on some light bargain-hunting but the lingering dour mood will probably constrict any upward momentum. Gold for June delivery on the Comex division of the New …
  • BULLION MORNING – Gold steady as dollar dips but uneasy above 2-1/2-month lows

    Martin Hayes
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    London 23/04/2014 – Spot gold prices ticked fractionally higher during Wednesday morning trading in Europe, mostly reflecting currency factors, with bullion still under pressure and not far off yesterday’s two-and-a-half-month lows. Spot gold stood at $1,283.75/1,284.55 per ounce, up just …
  • Technical Analysis – Palladium – Testing UTL

    Will Adams
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    Short Term: Medium Term: Long Term: Resistances: R1 801 March high R2 816 High so far R3 849 Aug ’11 high Support: S1 782 UTL (basis closes) S2 772 Recent low S3 746 S4 696 Feb low S5 692 Oct …
  • LME MORNING – Metals mostly gain on near-term positivity, ponder PMIs

    Martin Hayes
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    London 23/04/2014 – Base metals mostly advanced during Wednesday LME premarket trading, extending the solid performances of the previous session, helped by generally constructive global manufacturing indicators, traders said. China’s closely watched April HSBC Flash PMI was 48.3, in line …
  • METALS MORNING VIEW – Base metals ignore China’s weak PMI data

    Will Adams
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    London 23/04/2014 – The base metals were generally strong yesterday with average gains of 1.1 percent, copper bucked the trend it was down 0.2 percent at $6,657.50, while the rest were stronger, with nickel up 2.4 percent to $18,340, aluminium …
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    Forex4you blog

  • Daily Forex News and Signals – 23 April 2014

    Joaquin Monfort
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    The euro rose on Tuesday after demand for peripheral bonds increased ahead of a landmark Portuguese bond sale, revealing an improved outlook for the euro-zone. The single currency ended the day at 1.3804 to the dollar and 141.64 to the yen. Today’s data includes Manufacturing and Services PMI, which are expected to remain unchanged in [...]The post Daily Forex News and Signals – 23 April 2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • USD/JPY: pulling-back after reaching 50% fibonacci

    Joaquin Monfort
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    Short-term USD/JPY continues trading within this sideways broadening pattern. However, the break above the 102.35 highs changed the bias on the 4-hour chart to bullish. Since then it has continued rising until it recently touched the 50% retrace level at 102.72. After that there was some weakness and the pair is consolidating now. It is [...]The post USD/JPY: pulling-back after reaching 50% fibonacci appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 23/04/2014

    Artem Helium
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    The NZD/USD consolidates at around the uptrend line of 0.8580. Direction Period Expected price dynamics Price movement corridor ↑ → 1 days ≈ 110 pips Max. 0.8700 Min. 0.8520 The New Zealand dollar left the descending channel. The upper bound of the channel at 0.8585 was crossed above, as the price continues to move towards the uptrend line [...]The post Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 23/04/2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the AUD/USD on 23/04/2014

    Artem Helium
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    The AUD/USD retraced to the uptrend line of 0.9270. Direction Period Expected price dynamics Price movement corridor ↑→ 1 days ≈120 pips Max. 0.9380 Min.  0.9200   The Australian dollar declined by 100 points in the morning, which was caused by negative fundamental data released in the country (CPI) at 05:30. The price fell to a strong support [...]The post Technical analysis for the AUD/USD on 23/04/2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the USD/JPY on 23/04/2014

    Artem Helium
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    The USD/JPY has been consolidating at a strong support level of 102.50 for a long period. Direction Period Expected price dynamics Price movement corridor ↑ ↓ 1 days ≈ 90 pips Max.  103.45 Min. 101.85 Breaching above 102.50 went at decreased volumes, which usually indicates a false break. However, the price did not quickly move back to the [...]The post Technical analysis for the USD/JPY on 23/04/2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
 
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  • North America is Bullish for Natural Resource Investing

    Tim Lambert
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    Recent activity demonstrates the appeal of natural resource companies operating in North America ranging in size from blue chips such as Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) and Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) to promising small caps such as Mondial Ventures (OTC: MNVN) and Premier Exploration (OTC: PMMEF).  Suncor Energy and Goldcorp are Canadian companies in oil and natural [...]
  • 3 Blue Chips Betting Big on China

    Tim Lambert
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
      While the recent growth numbers from China may have been disappointing, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), and General Motors (NYSE: GM) are still betting big on the world’s most populous country. There are many reasons for that confidence in the People’s Republic of China. In addition to having the most people [...]
  • Even More Bullish Outlook for Energy Stocks After Keystone Pipeline Decision

    Tim Lambert
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
      Many previous articles on this site have detailed the appeal of oil and natural gas securities ranging in size from ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), the largest with operations spanning the globe, to Mondial Venturies (OTC: MNVN), a small cap operating in the legendary oil country of Texas.  The stock market performance of many of these [...]
  • Look for Oil and Natural Gas to Remain at High Price Levels

    Ida Hansen
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
      Could oil and natural gas prices be at a permanently high level? The exchange traded fund for oil, United States Oil (NYSE: USO), and for natural gas, United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG), are both up for the week, month, quarter, six months, and year of trading.  For 2014, United States Natural Gas has [...]
  • Caterpillar is Showing the Luv to the Faithful!

    John Murphy
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
      A previous article on this site, “Buy Caterpillar on The Dips,” was very bullish on the long term prospects of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest heavy equipment maker.  When published, January 28 of this year, Caterpillar was trading in the 80s.  Caterpillar is now around $103 a share (chart below). The same thesis [...]
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    LetsLearnFinance

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Fixed Deposit

    Vinish Parikh
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Fixed deposit is perhaps the best investment as far as conservative investors are concerned because they offer guaranteed return and have low or almost negligible risk. However before investing in fixed deposit one should carefully look at both advantages and disadvantages of fixed deposit Advantages of Fixed Deposit First and foremost advantage of investing in […]
  • Journal Entry For Salary

    Vinish Parikh
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Salary is paid by every organization to its employees and that is the reason why it is important to know what journal entries are passed for recording salary into books of account. Journal entry for salary can be passed in 2 ways In the first method following entry is passed Salary account Dr To Cash […]
  • CRM Full Form

    Vinish Parikh
    5 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    CRM is the acronym used in the context of marketing, however in recent times many banks and financial institutions are placing emphasis on CRM. Full form of CRM is Customer Relationship Management; it refers to process through which the individuals employed in the organization build relationship with customers by employing various tactics like providing efficient […]
  • Examples of Direct Tax

    Vinish Parikh
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Direct tax refers to that tax which is levied on the individual directly, in simple words they are taken by the government from the individual directly without any third party between the government and individual. Given below are the examples of direct tax - Income Tax – As the name suggests it is levied on […]
  • Securitization Process

    Vinish Parikh
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Securitization is that process in which the bank or financial institutions convert their illiquid assets into tradable securities or debt instruments which can be sold to investors which in turn generate liquidity for the bank or financial institution and the cash generated by securitizing the asset can be used for further expansion. Given below is […]
 
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    blog.biz2credit.com

  • How a Company Website Can Improve Your Small Business

    Megan Zhang
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Having a company website is critical to any small business. However, maintaining a site is a time commitment, and some entrepreneurs may still wonder: What is the opportunity cost of starting a company website? For those people who are hesitant …
  • Whether to Move Your Small Business from Your Home Office

    Megan Zhang
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Many small businesses start out as a simple office in a spare room. As your company grows, you might end up needing more space, more help, or both. Entrepreneurs are often hesitant to leave the comfort of their comfortable homes …
  • Best Credit Cards for Your Small Business

    Megan Zhang
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    When running a small business, it is essential that you separate business expenses from personal expenses. This financial separation will make both your life and your small business much more organized. But with so many credit cards to choose from, …
  • How Merchant Cash Advance Can Help Your Small Businesses

    Megan Zhang
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Qualifying for a loan can be difficult for entrepreneurs who have poor credit history. Luckily, there are quite a few alternative methods to attain financing for your small business, aside from the traditional bank loan. If you’ve heard of merchant …
  • How to Save Money on Small Business Travel

    Megan Zhang
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Traveling is an important aspect of the small business world. Face-to-face meetings for closing deals and meeting with clients can do wonders for the success of your small business, but the expenses can really add up. Read on for some …
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    Bitcoin Warrior

  • Studies of Bloated CEO Pay Miss the Fattest Cats in America

    Mark Norton
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Each year The New York Times creates a furor by publishing a list of the highest paid CEOs. (This year the top 10 averaged $30.3 million in total compensation.) And each year “the paper of record” misses the real story: Yes, CEOs of public firms…Studies of Bloated CEO Pay Miss the Fattest Cats in America is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know

    Mark Norton
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Nathan Schneider, Waging Nonviolence Waking Times Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money. Associating it with the opponent — who has lots of it — they try to do without money themselves. Often, for as long as they…Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Revolving Door: MPAA Hires Chief USTR Negotiator Behind ACTA And TPP’s IP Chapter

    Mark Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    For the past five years or so, the USTR's chief intellectual property negotiator has been Stan McCoy. McCoy has long positioned himself as an intellectual property maximalist, repeating talking points from lobbyists regularly, while condescending to…Revolving Door: MPAA Hires Chief USTR Negotiator Behind ACTA And TPP’s IP Chapter is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Is that a Wig? Bitcoin Provides Anonymity Important to Niche Buyers

    Mark Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    There are certain online transactions that people prefer to keep private, without incriminating information on credit card receipts. These often include medical items, wigs, and other products. The companies that mine this information can send embarrassing…Is that a Wig? Bitcoin Provides Anonymity Important to Niche Buyers is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Reddit mods accused of censoring Snowden, Wikileaks and Bitcoin posts

    Mark Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    NEWS WEBSITE Reddit has downgraded the /r/ technology stream following reports of censorship. A statement from Reddit administrators said that some users have been overzealous, and have exerted too much control over the thread and its content and broken…Reddit mods accused of censoring Snowden, Wikileaks and Bitcoin posts is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
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  • Warning: Don’t fall for “Sure-shot Investment Tips - Trial Package”

    udaya chandran
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:02 am
    “We provide sure-shot stock market investment tips. Enjoy the free trial for 6 months. If you are satisfied, you can enrol for the premium investment tips package anytime” Have you received an Email or SMS similar to the above? Also have you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How does it affect you if you miss to file the income tax returns by the deadline?

    udaya chandran
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:23 am
    The tax payers, auditors and tax masters go extremely busy filing taxes and working on refunds in July. 31st July is the cut off for filing your returns which is set by the central board of direct taxes. Not only tax filing process has become easier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Four Less-Known Facts of Home Loans

    udaya chandran
    14 Mar 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Buying a house means making your dream come true where you spend hours and days looking for a suitable property, checking backgrounds and finally scouting for the best deal on a home loan (unless you have loads of money to pay for the house without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Major Reasons why your Loan Application can be Rejected

    udaya chandran
    13 Mar 2014 | 12:28 am
    A house, an MUV, your child’s education, a foreign holiday: you could have myriad reasons for applying for a bank loan. The bank generally considers and clears a loan based on your credit-worthiness. Among the factors contributing to a successful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 shabby situations when you shouldn’t use your credit card

    udaya chandran
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:13 am
    “Life just seems to be getting simpler by the day,” remarked 22 year Swati, a software developer with a leading MNC. She was referring to the convenience provided by modern-day living aids like plastic money, online shopping, e-payments, deferred... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Payza Blog

  • Payza Phone Support and Live Chat Closed for Easter

    payzablog
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Payza’s Customer Support Call Center will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 for the Easter holiday. Customer Support advisors will not be available by Live Chat or by phone.
  • Picking the Right Payment Gateway for your Online Business

    payzablog
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    If you sell on the internet or run an ecommerce business, you need a practical way to process credit card payments. While it’s true that other forms of online payments are growing in popularity, credit cards are still the most preferred method of payment online
  • Stopping the Bleed: What the Heartbleed Bug Can Teach Ecommerce Businesses

    payzablog
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Last week the web was rocked with the news of the Heartbleed bug, which affected servers by exploiting a vulnerability in OpenSSL encrypted data (Payza's servers were secure - you can learn more in this post). The vulnerability had particularly severe implications for ecommerce businesses, as it gave hackers access to a server’s memory, where sensitive data like usernames, password information, and credit card numbers are stored. Ecommerce businesses can take this opportunity to take another look at their web server security.
  • 5 Things to Consider Before Switching to Online Money Management

    payzablog
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Looking to move your money management to the internet? With dynamic alternatives becoming more adept at addressing the unique financial priorities of modern customers, money management options have never been so flexible. There are countless benefits to opening an account online, but choosing the right one depends on what you are looking for. With so many alternatives out there, here’s a quick checklist to help you to make the right choice.
  • Heartbleed Bug, OpenSSL and Payza: How We’re Keeping Your Data Secure

    payzablog
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    A major vulnerability named The Heartbleed Bug was revealed earlier this week with serious implications for millions of web users. Heartbleed affects servers by exploiting a vulnerability in OpenSSL encrypted data. If you have a Payza account and have saved information such as your credit card number or bank account details, rest assured Payza’s servers have not been affected by Heartbleed.
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    Find a Collection Agency

  • How Medical Collections Helps Your Bottom Line

    Michael Guerin
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Waiting for outstanding payments to come in to your office is more than a hassle. After all, cash flow is king. And running a medical practice is no different than running any other type of business when it comes to getting paid for services rendered in a timely manner so you can meet payroll and […]
  • When Do I Hire a Collection Agency?

    Michael Guerin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    When should you hire a collection agency? The general answer is sooner, rather than later. The chances of collecting even a portion of what’s owed to you decrease significantly as time passes. Quite simply, the longer you wait the less likely you’ll be able to collect even a fraction of the outstanding payment. Now, clearly […]
  • Informed Consumers and Business Debt Collection

    Michael Guerin
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Is an informed consumer good news or bad news for your business? Well, for most service-based businesses the answer is most likely yes. After all, an informed consumer can hopefully determine why doing business with you is better than choosing your competition. But when it comes to collecting outstanding revenue, especially if you handle this […]
  • The Truth about Business Debt Collection

    Michael Guerin
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:40 pm
    If you’ve run your own business for even a few years you have a handle on the many challenges you have to deal with day in and day out. Probably the most frustrating one, at least for me (and possible for you as well?) is dealing with a customer or client who owes you money […]
  • Why Collection Letter Templates are Unreliable

    Michael Guerin
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:21 am
    Do you have outstanding invoice past due? Are you frustrated by your lack of results when it comes to your in-house collection efforts? If you’re searching online for collection letter templates as a way to improve your own collection efforts there are few important points to consider before you download, print, and mail out that […]
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  • Collection Faux Pas That Hurt Cash Flow

    Stephen King
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Having a large number of active clients is great for business, and it usually indicates that there is a healthy cash flow coming into your company. While having customers is one thing, actually getting them to pay you is another. Intuit, the parent company of QuickBooksreleased on their accounting blog, the Top 12 Mistakes that Cause Cash Flow and Collection Problems. We reviewed the list and handpicked the three mistakes that plague a lot of businesses, especially small and medium sized companies who handle their accounts receivable in-house. Take a look at our top three list to see if your…
  • The Cash is Flowing, Now What?

    Stephen King
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    We hear the following scenario all too often from smart business owners whose hard work is finally paying off. Business is performing wonderfully; they’ve optimized back office processes, gone paperless, and reduced overhead costs by negotiating vendor agreements. In addition to cutting costs, they have been successful in increasing the number of clients they serve and cash is now flowing freely for their business. So, now what? First things first – if this scenario rings true for your current business situation, then our congratulations on being a smart CEO. Hopefully, if it’s come…
  • Four Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Books and Back Office

    Stephen King
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recently U.S. News and World Report published an article “5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances.” The article provides tips and ideas for organizing and managing personal finances. With the April 15th filing deadline just days away, this time of year is a good time to review and organize all of your corporate finances as well. Once all of your information is filed away for the previous year, take the time to do some spring-cleaning in your books and in your back office as well. Here are four tips for spring-cleaning your books and back office: 1)      De-Clutter and Go Paperless Are…
  • Irreconcilable Differences Do Not Apply to Your Accounts Payable!

    Stephen King
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    We recently posted a two-part article on the Top 10 Accounts Payable Best Practices. One of the last action items on the list was to “reconcile accounts” daily. What exactly does this mean? When you reconcile accounts, you are essentially verifying that the withdrawal transactions on your bank account matches the transactions listed in your general ledger and/or your accounts receivable system. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many businesses don’t bother to do this on a regular business. Some businesses will reconcile their accounts at the end of each month, but here are two…
  • Managing Your Company’s Finances During Rapid Growth

    Stephen King
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    With Q1 behind us, hopefully your company is seeing an upward trend in business across a variety of key performance indicators. Obviously increased revenue is the end game, but smaller gains such as an increase in qualified sales leads, closing deals at a higher profit margin, and more business from repeat customers are always good news – and signs that big things are on the horizon. For the fortunate business owners, perhaps the rubber really hit the road for your business in Q1 – leading to rapid growth in new client acquisitions or impressive sales totals that exceeded expectations. If…
 
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    Daily Gains Letter

  • NASDAQ Foreshadowing a Bearish Event?

    George Leong
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The three-day buying streak last week offered some optimism that maybe the worst was over for the stock market, but my technical analysis of the charts indicates otherwise. While blue chip and large-cap stocks are holding up fairly well, ... Read MoreThis article NASDAQ Foreshadowing a Bearish Event? originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • How Last Week’s Mini Rally Is Reshaping My Investment Strategy

    George Leong
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    The stock market staged a minor rally last week, but don’t get too excited yet; the buying support was largely triggered by a technically oversold market, rather than solid fundamentals or a fresh catalyst. What I can say is that ... Read MoreThis article How Last Week’s Mini Rally Is Reshaping My Investment Strategy originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • This Top Stock a Poster Child for Consistency

    George Leong
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    The chase for high-beta stocks appears to be fading at this juncture, as we are seeing a shift in the risk profile to lower-beta and more conservative large-cap stocks in the stock market. After the staggering gains made by ... Read MoreThis article This Top Stock a Poster Child for Consistency originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • Three Variables to Consider Before Investing in Gold

    George Leong
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    While there continue to be many gold bugs out there, I’m not one of them—but I do see gold as a trading opportunity. Given what we have seen so far and looking ahead, I just don’t see gold as a ... Read MoreThis article Three Variables to Consider Before Investing in Gold originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • My Favorite Pick in the Retail Sector Is Not What You’d Think

    George Leong
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    The retail sector can return some amazing gains as we have witnessed since the recession ended—but it can also provide periods of anxiety. How the retail sector performs is dependent on many variables, including the economy, jobs, housing, consumer confidence, ... Read MoreThis article My Favorite Pick in the Retail Sector Is Not What You’d Think originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
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    The Credit Mentor

  • 5 Easy to Avoid Credit Mistakes You Might Be Making

    Gordan Taylor
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    From a personal finance perspective, building a solid credit score is one of the most important things you can do. Not only will you be able to borrow money easier,… The post 5 Easy to Avoid Credit Mistakes You Might Be Making appeared first on The Credit Mentor.
  • 4 Things Damaging Your Credit (And You Didn’t Know It!)

    Gordan Taylor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    If you’ve been reading about how to fix your credit for any length of time, you’ve probably had the basics of building a good credit history drilled into your head… The post 4 Things Damaging Your Credit (And You Didn’t Know It!) appeared first on The Credit Mentor.
  • Lesson 4: How To Clean Your Credit History of Negative Items

    Gordan Taylor
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    The first step to fixing a low credit score is to get your credit report. It’s easy to do, and can be done for free once a year. Getting your… The post Lesson 4: How To Clean Your Credit History of Negative Items appeared first on The Credit Mentor.
  • Lesson 3: Why You Need Your Credit Report

    Gordan Taylor
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time, than you should know what I’m about to tell you. There’s no getting around it; you’re going to have… The post Lesson 3: Why You Need Your Credit Report appeared first on The Credit Mentor.
  • Lesson 2: Understand How Your Credit Score is Calculated

    Gordan Taylor
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Despite a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the entire credit system, the formula for calculating your credit score is surprisingly simple. Each category carries a specific weighted “value” of… The post Lesson 2: Understand How Your Credit Score is Calculated appeared first on The Credit Mentor.
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    Simply Chart Patterns

  • 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 […]
  • Cyphers: They Keep Popping Up Everywhere

    simplychartpatterns
    8 Nov 2013 | 1:04 am
    Following the aftermath of several central bank news announcements, all trading opportunities mentioned in my previous post “Tis’ The Season For Cyphers” proved to have been invalidated. Remember one of the 5 Market Truths is that “Anything can happen”. Trading is a numbers game. We keep working our edge, believing that in the long run we […]
 
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    Equities.com Editors Desk Small

  • Jeff Kagan: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Connected Car Opportunity

    Jeff Kagan
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Featured We have watched the wireless space grow and change over the years, and change other industries as well. Healthcare, for instance, and especially automotive. AT&T (T) , Verizon (VZ) , and Sprint (S) see this as a huge, new opportunity. The next question is when will other wireless carriers stick their toes in this water? Now is the time. The AT&T Drive Studio is under their Emerging Device Organization. At Verizon it’s called Verizon Telematics after they acquired Hughes Telematics, a competitor to OnStar. Sprint Velocity is handling their connected vehicle platform…
  • The Difference Between "A Crisis" and "THE Crisis"

    Casey Research
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Featured Today I want to talk about crises. Two of the most notable ones that have been in the public eye over the course of the past 6-8 months are obviously the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. The two are very different, yet both seemed to cause rallies in the gold market. I say “seemed” because, while there were days when the headlines from either country sure looked to kick gold up a notch, there were also relevant and alarming reports from Argentina and emerging markets like China during many of the same time periods. Nevertheless, looking at the impressive gains during these…
  • Benjamin Cox: Stealing from the Future to Keep Up the Copper Supply

    Benjamin Cox
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Featured Benjamin begins by discussing mine grades, and how average grade is now at 0.5% and is going down by two basis points per year. Because of this decrease, a lot of money is being spent on expansion and copper producers are, in essence, stealing from the future in order to keep the supply of copper up. Benjamin points out that we are currently mining more rock to get less copper and identifies NIMBYism as a major factor when looking at copper supply. The lack of copper discoveries (no major copper discovery in the last seven years) and the often-high political risk are both major…
  • Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Deal, Stock Rises

    Jacob Harper
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Featured Netflix Inc. (NFLX) released earnings after the bell on April 21, and the results were exceptional, showing a rise in subscription numbers, revenue, and earnings. Concomitantly, the popular video streaming platform came out against the proposed $45.2 billion merger of telecom giants Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner (TWC) , saying such an endeavor “would possess even more anti-competitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers.” Of course, such a situation would cut severely into Netflix’ bottom line. Estimates put the amount…
  • Earnings Report Bonanza Brings DJIA, S&P, Nasdaq Up

    Jacob Harper
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Featured With nearly a third of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting earnings this week, optimism remained high with several big players meeting or beating expectations. The slew of positive earnings reports sparked a rally across the indices, and, despite a slight pullback right before the bell, all ended the day with modest gains. The markets opened with cautious optimism, as the previous day’s aftermarket report from Netflix (NFLX) had already sent shares up nearly 7 percent before open, which is how it closed the day as well. Facebook Inc (FB) received an upgrade from Credit…
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    Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc. » Blog

  • Financial Leadership: Dividing Our Supporters, Uniting Our Critics

    Janet Tavakoli
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    “I have had bosses, and bosses of my bosses, whose names we all know, who made little secret that they were [at the SEC] to punch their ticket. They mouthed serious regard for the mission of the commission, but their actions were tentative and fearful in many instances.”
  • Comment Letter to the SEC Re: File No. S7-11-13

    Janet Tavakoli
    24 Feb 2014 | 9:44 am
    It is hard to fathom how the SEC took Congressional findings—and the SEC’s experience before and after the 2008 financial crisis—and came up with these proposed rule amendments without realizing it risks being branded as a rogue regulator that requires reining in by Congress.
  • Bloomberg’s Glitch Highlights Larger Issues

    Janet Tavakoli
    4 Feb 2014 | 6:41 am
    A prime example of why you shouldn't rely on one pricing source is Bloomberg's Dow-at-zero blooper.
  • Did Banks Dump Structured Financial Products in Your Pension Fund?

    Janet Tavakoli
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:44 am
    Almost five years after the financial crisis, Congress confirmed Richard Cordray, former Attorney General of Ohio, as the head of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As Ohio’s AG, Cordray took JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup to court over their
  • Hidden Bank Risks Drive Investors to Productive Assets, U.S. Treasuries, and Gold

    Janet Tavakoli
    16 Dec 2013 | 12:11 pm
    Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, announced during his March 2013 talk to the Chicago Booth’s Global Markets Initiative that he is bearish on Japan and has engaged in $500 billion notional tail-risk trades.
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    Futures Trading Support & Resistance Levels for Crude Oil and Gold

  • How to Use NinjaTrader

    Ilan
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    You,- I don’t think “you” should be used no doubt, know there are several future trading platforms to choose from, but one seems to stand out from the rest. NinjaTrader has garnered a huge following since its founding back in 2003, and for good reason–it’s easy to use and the system can be modified for each user’s preference. Entry into the realm of futures trading via NinjaTrader is relatively inexpensive, which is another main reason the software is so popular (note: the free version is simply for simulating trades, etc.-not true). So, you’ve- no…
  • Futures Mini Indices Volume and Mini S&P Chart 4.22.2014

    Ilan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted #1 futures trading blog!  Extremely light volume in the markets…
  • Good Friday Futures Trading Holiday Hours and Economic Reports 4.17.2014

    Ilan
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Thursday April 17, 2014 Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted #1 futures trading blog!  Good Friday Day Holiday Schedule for CME…
  • Good Friday Day Holiday Schedule 2014 for CME / Globex and ICE Exchanges

    Ilan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Good Friday Day Holiday Schedule 2014 for CME / Globex and ICE Exchanges All times listed as Central Time Thursday, April 17 CME & CBOT Equity Products 1615 CT / 1715 ET / 2115 UTC – Regular close ICE Equity Products  1615 CT / 1715 ET / 2115 UTC – Regular close CME & CBOT Interest Rate & FX Products  1600 CT 1700 ET / 2100 UTC – Regular close CBOT, KCBT Grain & Agricultural Products Regular close – per each product schedule  Note: Grain pre-opening between 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Other CME Group Products  1355 CT / 1455 ET / 1855 UTC – Early Close ICE Softs,…
  • Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports 4.16.2014

    Ilan
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Wednesday April 16, 2014 Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted #1 futures trading blog!  There will be no market commentary…
 
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    Finance Inspired

  • A quick look at commercial real estate

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    A quick look at commercial real estate Thе сар rаtе іѕ а vіtаl but оftеn mіѕundеrѕtооd kеу tо ѕuссеѕѕful rеаl еѕtаtе іnvеѕtіng. Whеn еvаluаtіng аn орроrtunіtу, уоur fіrѕt quеѕtіоn іѕ lіkеlу: Whаt іѕ thе сар rаtе? Tо uѕе іt wіѕеlу, hоwеvеr, іt’ѕ іmроrtаnt tо knоw whаt thе саріtаlіzаtіоn rаtе асtuаllу mеаnѕ аnd whеrе іt аddѕ vаluе. Thе сар rаtе, ѕhоrt fоr саріtаlіzаtіоn rаtе, mеаѕurеѕ thе rаtіо bеtwееn thе fіrѕt уеаr’ѕ nеt…
  • Moving to Oz? Advice on getting your new life in Australia

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    Moving to Oz? Advice on getting your new life in Australia Making the final decision to emigrate to Australia from the UK surely has been a very difficult one. But getting yourself settled in a new country is going to be yet another set of challenges. If you want to make the move a seamless, hassle-free experience, here are some helpful tips that you may follow: On finding a property There are many factors to consider when buying or renting a home in Australia. The city you’re in, the lifestyle you want to lead, the neighborhood, your budget, and the proximity to places of interest may…
  • Look at our shiny new £1 coin – Due for release in 2017

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:30 am
    We’re getting a brand spanking new £1 coin George Osbourne announced the other day. Based on the old threepenny bit it has been designed to be one of the most difficult coins in the world to fake. Whether fakers and con artists will take this as a challenge is yet to be seen. The 2 tone coin will be introduced into circulation in 2017 and aims at cutting out all the fake £1 coins that are in circulation today, thought to be around 3% in the official figures, but I reckon it’s more like 10-15%. The coin is going to be 12 sided and it is claimed will have “banknote-strength security”,…
  • Stock Market Tips: What You Need To Know

    admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:03 am
    Does owning a piece of a company sound attractive to you? If the answer is yes then you may enjoy investing in the stock market. Prior to sinking all of your resources into a stock purchase, it is important to gain a solid base of knowledge in advance. This article has that information. Utilize an intelligent, long-term plan to help you make as much money as you possibly can from the stock market. You are likely to achieve even greater success if you keep your expectations modest instead of banking on things you cannot predict. Keep your stock for whatever time it takes to turn a profit.
  • What checks do finance companies do when you apply for a loan?

    admin
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:01 am
    Never underestimate the importance of doing your research before applying for a loan. This includes taking the time to research facts about yourself that the finance company will eventually see. When you know what the company will look for you have an opportunity to address potential problems or even have them removed before you apply for the loan. Whether you apply for financing through loan brokers or directly through a finance company you can be certain about two things they will look up about you. The first would be your identity; the lender needs to know they are actually giving a…
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    Rockstar Finance

  • Reverse Engineer Your Retirement

    J. Money
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    “Too often I hear the wrong questions about retirement. It’s like putting the cart before the horse. Asking how much you should save, or where to invest – before you have a goal – is not going to lead to the best possible outcome! …Retirement is fundamentally about that dream you have.  After working for decades, what kind of life do you want? We have to start there.  Really dig in to make sure we have the picture fully developed.” Check out the entire article here: JamesDelles.com ——- [Awesome calculator watch pic by Jon Rawlinson]
  • Financial Matters

    J. Money
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    “Doesn’t Matter: Your theories on tax policy. Does Matter: Taking advantage of tax sheltered retirement accounts. Doesn’t Matter: The daily value of your portfolio. Does Matter: The value of your portfolio when you retire.” Check out the entire list of “matters” here: AWealthOfCommonSense.com —– [Photo cred: Eric]
  • You Are The 1 Percent

    J. Money
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    “Remember the occupy movement?… The protestors thought of themselves as being part of the 99% of the rest of America, who suffered through the economic collapse. However noble their efforts were, their slogan was way off. In actuality if you make the average salary in America (around $40,000 a year) you are almost assuredly part of the top 1% of income earners in the entire world. If you want to see where you stack up globally you can check it out at globalrichlist.com… If you find yourself being dissatisfied with your current situation, remember you are among the most…
  • The One-In, One-Out Rule

    J. Money
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    “A one-in, one-out rule like this one makes you carefully consider purchases. Is that new shirt really better than any of the shirts you already own? Is this DVD more essential to own than any of the ones already in your collection?… This tactic reduces clutter, reduces the growth of one’s stuff (saving on potential housing costs), and saves money on purchases. That’s a victory in three directions.” Read about this (awesome) rule in detail here: TheSimpleDollar.com —— [Photo cred: Calgary Reviews]
  • The History of Retirement

    J. Money
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    “Retirement as we know it is a new phenomenon, but retirement is not altogether new. It is true that throughout most of history we pretty much worked until we died. Why? We worked until we died because people died young. Life expectancy at birth stayed below age 30 until the Medieval Islamic Caliphate period. Even then, life expectancy if one reached the age of 20 included another 40 years. We did not retire at age 65 and live a life of leisure for 30 years. We were already six feet under by then.” Check out the entire (fascinating) history here: DebtFreeGuys.com ——-…
 
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    OLD-CCAP» Blog

  • Test (I)

    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.
  • What is Non-Notification 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.
  • Useful Resources for Truckers / Carriers (I)

    Administrator
    24 Oct 2013 | 12:25 pm
    List of useful resources for truck drivers. List of ten (10) Codes CB Radio Lingo Truckers slang and terminology Road Words Trucker Talk
  • Finance Foreign Receivables (I)

    Administrator
    17 Oct 2013 | 2:54 pm
    Financing foreign receivables can be difficult because few factors in the US and Canada have the facilities to finance them. To finance foreign receivables you will need to: Work with a specialized factor Have client in countries that have political stability Have clients who have substantial international credit Have a company that is free of lien, judgments and other problems
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    Beyond the Chart

  • Six Days in April | Stock Market Today

    Joe Hentges
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Share This:The Dow and S&P 500 are basically going sideways while the Nasdaq and RUT continue down. They are not in sync yet. The market has been up for the last six days in a row (Dow was down 1 day).Six Days in a RowThe Nasdaq and RUT still have lower lows and lower highs even with this six day rally. The Dow is not indicating any kind of trend, per the ADX and still has not had a higher close than the Dec. 31, 2013 close.  So a rally for six days in April. Maybe this is the setup for sell in May and go away.In FocusIn tonight’s video we look at three solar stocks, CSIQ, FSLR…
  • 5 Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed | Beyond the Chart

    Joe Hentges
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Share This:Today’s stock trade ideas video reviews 2 trades that I am still in from the week of April 7th on XLNX and FB as well as a trade idea on APA that we got in last week.XLNX got close to my initial target but hasn’t hit it yet. FB got within $.24 of my initial target then pulled back.No new specific trade idea for the coming week but I do review two that I am closely watching…CTRP and FCX.  On to the video.  Share This:and Follow Me:The post 5 Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed | Beyond the Chart appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • Use These 3 Tips to Trade Well

    Joe Hentges
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Share This:A book in my library jumped off the shelf and into my lap. It said “remember me?” So I thought well, I haven’t looked at this in a while, let’s take a peek.3 TipsInside there were some pearls of wisdom…3 tips to help you trade well. So I thought I’d share them with you.It’s not about who’s right.Forget the past.Avoid the future tense.1) It’s not about who’s right.Winning traders are concerned about making money, not about being right every single time. We are a product of our upbringing and our environment.When you were in…
  • Ukraine, Deflation and China Growth Hitting the Market Today

    Joe Hentges
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Share This:Ukraine is a wild card. This can have an immediate impact on the market. Nothing is more unsettling than the threat of war given the history of Europe.Deflation is a giant bogeyman that’s out there lurking.  It could start a rippling effect that impacts countries for months and years.China’s growth is a concern for the entire world with its many trading partners. The latest report tells us it is still growing.Okay,so you put all this in the mix and what do you get?  A Dow that rises 162 pts. of course.Ukraine SimmersThe situation in Ukraine…
  • Snap back rally | Stock Market Today

    Joe Hentges
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Share This:Yesterday and today look like a repeat of last week’s Tuesday-Wednesday snap back rally. This week’s rally from Friday’s low to today’s high was 257.68 pts on the Dow. Last week’s rally was 275.84 pts from Tuesday’s low to Thursday’s high.  Last week the Dow closed above the 10ema on that rally.  Today the Dow rallied to the 10ema and closed 2pts below it.In another sign of weakness in this week’s rally, the 2-day net Hi-Lo was 22 net new highs this week vs 94 net new highs for the 8th and 9th last week.  So this…
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    Finance QA | Finance QA

  • What Is The Best Way To Save For Retirement?

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    You are correct that there are a lot of different types of retirement accounts, but they can all be sorted into two basic types. The first type gives you a tax advantage now, because the amounts you contribute (deposit into your retirement account) are deducted from your income in the year you make the deposit. That means that you pay tax on a smaller amount of earnings, saving you money now. There are two primary types of tax-advantaged retirement accounts. The first is an account set up by your employer, variously called a 401k or a 403b. In this case, the contribution takes place…
  • Should I Lease Or Buy A Car?

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    When you lease a car, you never actually own the vehicle. It’s the equivalent of renting a vehicle over a long time period. Most leases run two or three years. Leasing a car often costs less than buying a new car outright (or even a used car, if it’s a luxury vehicle)—though you never own the vehicle, so if you plan to drive it a very long time, you still could save money buying it. The most common reason to lease a vehicle is a situation where you would never actually be able to afford the vehicle. Only 20% of vehicles overall are leased, but half of all luxury vehicles are leased.
  • What Car Should I Buy?

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Your question is pretty broad, which makes it a challenging one to answer. There really is no perfect, ideal vehicle that you should buy. But you should do some thinking about your wants and needs before you run out and make a major purchase. So here are some questions you can start with asking yourself: 1. How much money do I have to spend on a vehicle? How much money do you have to spend total or in installments on a vehicle? Would you prefer to pay with cash, or are you comfortable paying off on a vehicle for a few months or years—or longer? 2. Do I want a new or used vehicle? To some…
  • Capital One Online Banking Review

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Online banking is convenient, and it can even save you money. There are a lot of benefits to signing up with Capital One Online Banking: an easier way to manage your checking and savings accounts, your credit card, and your auto loan. On the Capital One online interface you can easily view all of your account balances at a glance and click on each for a detailed view of your recent transactions. You can also go through and view your transaction history if you want to see an overview of your past activity. Why is this helpful? You can see your account balance at any time without having to wait…
  • How Can I Get A Student Loan Without A Cosigner?

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    It is tough to borrow money as a student, and if you don’t have anyone supporting you, it is even harder. As you mentioned, though, your situation is hardly unique, and every day, students in your situation apply for loans and get them despite having little or no credit history. What can you do to get a loan without a co-signer in this situation? The first thing you should do is check into government loans. Government student loans like Stafford loans are much more widely available than private loans which have more stringent application requirements. In fact, to get a Stafford loan, you do…
 
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    FINANCEWALK

  • Goldman Sachs India Jobs, Salary, and Internship Guide

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    If there is any company, which is associated with top of the line salary, work life, social prestige, then a job in Goldman Sachs India is probably it. Since there are only few companies in the world which can match Goldman Sachs India for what it offers, hence the company also is very selective in taking people whom it deems fit to bestow with a reward of being a Goldman Sachs employee. In India Goldman Sachs offers the following lines of services: Investment Banking Investment Research Broking Information Technology Knowledge Process Outsourcing Goldman Sachs operates out of two locations…
  • How to Become a Hedge Fund Manager

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Before considering how to become a hedge fund manager, it is necessary and important to know what hedge funds are all about and how it works in business. Essentially speaking, hedge funds are nothing but pooled investments from a number of high end clients who invest initially in high volumes into hedge funding options for gains and returns, both in medium and long terms. These hedge funds, in turn, invest in an arrayed portfolio of stocks, shares, securities and bonds for gains.   The main aims of hedge funds are minimizing risks and maximizing returns and also protecting against future…
  • Top 12 Courses in Finance in India

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    To start with, anybody who attempts to create a list, any list is always on a slippery wicket. First, any list does involve a certain bit of subjectivity and thus it will never be perfect. Despite all this one must attempt to create a list. After all, a list helps us in the simplest way to know why we decide to take a certain action. When I began creating the list of top courses in finance available in India I thought of keeping the big daddy i.e. the MBA in Finance out of the list. After all, we all know what an MBA in finance can do for us. But, I didn’t want to exclude it for the…
  • How to Present Company Valuation Analysis in Equity Research Report

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
      In this article, I’m going to explain various valuation techniques in equity research. I will focus on fundamental and technical analysis. I’ll also explains how to use the correct models for valuation and have proper and appropriate assumptions to back your projections. This—the  valuation part—is  probably the most challenging part of the equity research report. In financial markets, valuation is the technique of calculating theoretical values of organizations and their stocks. The main usage of these techniques is to forecast future market prices, or potential…
  • How to Do DCF Valuation Using Sensitivity Analysis in Excel

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:49 am
      Discounted Cash flow is probably the commonest ways of valuation of a company. This method involves amongst other things analyzing the impact of factors like cost of equity or change in risk free rate on the price of a company’s share. It is but obvious that any company operates in a dynamic environment and hence for investors it is imperative that the model so built gives the investor a range of price movement so that they are prepared with respect to the possible price fluctuations that they might have to encounter if they decide to stay invested in the company. Investors are able…
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    Kitces.com

  • Active, Passive, Strategic, Tactical – What’s Your Investment Management Style?

    Michael Kitces
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Historically, the active vs passive divide has been primarily a question of how to invest within an asset class. Is it better to utilize an active manager who will try to outperform an index (at the risk of underperforming it), or simply buy the index itself in the form of a fund that at worst should simply “underperform” by the margin of a very small fee. Either way, most investment managers will still implement a remarkably similar asset allocation – regardless of the active vs passive divide – based on the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory. Yet a deeper look at MPT reveals that…
  • Vanguard Personal Advisor Services (VPAS): The First Low-Cost "Indexing" Solution For Financial Planning Services?

    Michael Kitces
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    As financial planning continues its rise, more and more advisors are getting the CFP certification, and an increasing number of firms – from insurance companies to wirehouses to RIAs and everything in between – have been incorporating financial planning into their offering to varying degrees. And now it looks like a new player is entering the space, likely to make a big splash: Vanguard. In fact, the new “Vanguard Personal Advisor Services (VPAS) offering may have the potential to do to financial planning what their launch of the index fund has done to investment management: create a…
  • Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (Apr 19-20) - Practice Management Edition!

    Michael Kitces
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Enjoy the current installment of "weekend reading for financial planners" - Practice Management Edition! This week's edition kicks off with the results of the FPA's latest practice management study on time management, which finds that if you feel like you're not in full command of your time and schedule as a financial advisor, you're not alone; as the results show, only about 1/3rd of advisors are feeling in control of their time these days! The FPA study provides some suggestions of "what's working" for advisors who do feel in control of their schedules, and is part of their broader rollout…
  • Is There A "Robo-Advisor" Bubble? Wealthfront, Betterment, & LearnVest Raise $95M In Capital In Two Weeks!

    Michael Kitces
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    As the buzz around the "robo-advisors" continues, this week marks another two big announcements: Betterment has raised another $32M in a fresh round of venture funding, with another $28M for Learnvest, following on the heels of $35M from Wealthfront just two weeks ago. Collectively, the three platforms have raised a whopping $95M in just the past two weeks, with the total collective funding for the robo-advisor space approaching a quarter of a billion dollars. Yet despite all this focus, the actual business and revenue growth results for robo-advisors has been fairly meager, at least so far.
  • Sage Scholars Tuition Rewards - A "Loyalty Points" System For Providing Wealth Management Services?

    Michael Kitces
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    As financial planning and wealth management become increasingly popular, advisors are increasingly experiencing a "crisis of differentiation" where it's difficult to distinguish themselves from the competition. This has not only slowed the organic growth rates of many advisory firms as it gets harder to generate referrals, but made client retention all the more crucial to maintain the revenue of an advisory firm. A new offering for financial advisors called SAGE Scholars offers a unique new way for advisors to offer a "client perk" that can help to support retention and potentially generate…
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    Alfidi Capital Blog

  • IRS Pays Premium For Tax Inefficiency

    Anthony Alfidi
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Oh, this is just rich (pun intended.  The IRS paid performance bonuses to underperforming employees.  I am quite familiar with the entitlement mentality of many federal government employees, especially the ones in unions.  These people wouldn't last a day in the private sector yet the government coddles them all the way to their retirement.  The quoted sums from that article work out to less than $1000 per IRS employee, which is a pittance when you consider that performance-based bonuses make up the lion's share of compensation for most financial sector employees.
  • Financial Sarcasm Roundup for 04/21/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:53 pm
    This week's sarcasm combines a few seemingly unrelated items in one brute force face-smash.  First, insider trading may get a lot harder to convict if prosecutors must prove foreknowledge of benefits.  The modern surveillance state doesn't cover telepathy.  Second, IMF research shows just how much the Fed's bond buying has boosted bond prices by lowering yields.  The World Bank noticed the relationship almost a year ago in one of their papers, so maybe it takes the IMF longer to do math.  I should be fair to the IMF since they've been busy bailing out Europe and…
  • Updating the Alpha-D Portfolio for 04/21/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    This is the regular portfolio update I had planned to make, even though I made an unplanned update last week.  I did not do anything else today with FXA other than what I described last week.  My covered calls on FXC were assigned and the shares were sold away.  I bought them back in a wash sale and renewed the covered calls.  My covered calls on all of my GDX holdings expired unexercised, so I renewed those again.  My covered calls on FXF expired unexercised, and I renewed them.Nothing else has changed.  I still have a pile of cash and a long put position…
  • The Limerick of Finance for 04/20/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Beating HFT systems is hardQuant algos can play hidden cardRouting orders so fastOther trades come in lastGiant block trade cut by a small shard
  • The Haiku of Finance for 04/19/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Wisdom of a foolKeep making the same mistakeLose cash every time
 
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    TradeRush Review

  • 50 Income Tax Hacks: An Insider’s Guide to Beating the IRS at Their Own Game

    Bill Achola
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    For years everyone, from freelancers and those that work at home to small business owners and the like, have known our finances have basically been in control of the government. Through the various taxes we are required to pay by law, they have managed to keep more of our funds than we can afford to pay. Many hidden laws that the common citizen isn’t even aware of are the prime weapon used by the IRS to basically get a big chunk from Mr. or Ms. Taxpayer on a regular basis. Many times I have found myself, as you perhaps have, completely confused at tax season, and more times than not I…
  • The Crisis in Ukraine and the Currency Markets

    Bill Achola
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:15 am
    Close to a month after Ukrainian protesters managed to overthrow pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, an internationally criticised referendum in Crimea has pushed through. Results of Crimea’s secession referendum showed that 97% backed a proposal to join Russia. The EU and the US have imposed sanctions against Russia and Ukraine, following the announcement of the results of the referendum. Stock markets around the world reacted to the news coming out of Ukraine as tensions weigh in on the markets. The stock markets aren’t the only ones reacting to the crisis, the currency markets…
  • How to Be Smart in a World of Dumb Forex Traders.

    Bill Achola
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:57 am
    Have you ever imagined being successful in forex trading? Well in this blog post we’ll talk about how you can be smart and successful in the world of dumb forex traders. Not all people who trade forex are successful, there’re some who are dumb and other who are smart. There’re a number of factors that you should consider when trading forex and I’d appreciate that after reading the content you embrace the ideas for successful trading. Let’s start… Look for a Mentor From my experience I learn that having a forex mentor is the best investment you can make. Before you start to trade…
  • Does Investing in Gold and Silver Really Pay Off?

    Bill Achola
    3 Mar 2014 | 4:25 am
    In a world where the state of finances is not always steady and the economy may often find itself on shaky ground, it is important to have strong investments to see us through even if the inevitable happens. Many say that investing in precious metals—such as gold and silver—are the way to go when looking for investments that would not just pay off, but also provide a steady return. However, many are skeptical about this, and considering the economic upheavals from recent years, it is hard to blame the skeptics. But, with a little research, one can come up with several reasons as to why…
  • What Can Nathan Gold Teach Us About The Penny Stock Egghead Review?

    Bill Achola
    28 Feb 2014 | 5:03 pm
    When it comes to finding the next big stock winners, I don’t care about trends. I don’t care what the fools in Washington DC are up to. I don’t even care about short-term market ups and downs. I only care about one thing—growth. Spectacular, unstoppable growth. That’s why Nathan Gold of the penny stock egghead spent more than three decades building and fine-tuning his course that uncovers blue chip stocks with superior sales and earnings growth. It identifies stocks that will move higher in the next 6-12 months with amazing accuracy, crushing the market 3-to-1 over the last 13…
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    Finances

  • US manufacturing industry accelerates further in April: Markit

    hs-articles @finances.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Finances.com -The US manufacturing industry continued to improve in April, as output and new orders rose at a sharper pace and employment increased for the tenth consecutive month. Markit Group’s gauge of US manufacturing activity eased from 55.5 to 55.4 in April, after easing 1.6 percentage points the previous month. Economists forecast a reading of 56. […]
  • Canadian retail sales rise faster than forecast

    hs-articles @finances.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Finances.com -Canadian retail sales rose faster than forecast in February, a sign consumer spending was regaining momentum after the weather-induced slowdown. Retail sales in Canada edged up 0.5 percent in February, following a revised gain of 0.9 percent the previous month, Statistics Canada reported today in Ottawa. A broad consensus of market analysts expected retail sales […]
  • The Seasonality of Apple

    David Becker
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Finances.com -Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is scheduled to release its earnings results after the bell on Wednesday. Base on history, investors need not rush to purchase the stock, and should have plenty of time to buy Apple during the course of the summer. True a better than expected results could catapult the stock back into a higher, range, […]
  • IFO Survey will Drive Price Action

    David Becker
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Finances.com -Confidence continues to rise in the Euro zone and Wednesdays better than expected PMI release continues to be the focus for traders this AM. On Thursday, IFO will release their business survey, which will go a long way toward determining how confidence businesses are in the current and future economic conditions. A stronger than expected […]
  • The Return of the Bio-techs

    David Becker
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    Finances.com -Highflying bio-tech stocks returned to the forefront this week, after experiencing a substantial decline during most of March and the first half of April. Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) tumbled nearly 24% from its high in late February before bouncing last week ahead of its earnings. The stock is now in the process of returning to leadership, […]
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    SuperMoney!

  • 7 Kick-Ass Ways To Fight That Afternoon Laze & Pump Up Your Energy Levels

    Suchi Rudra
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Wondering what to do when that caffeine crash hits you in the afternoon? Anyone else would tell you to go for more coffee. But that’s not a good idea, you see. Check this, this and this out. Here are some effective alternatives to coffee that can still help you effectively fuel your work productivity and keep your energy levels at a high for the rest of the work day: 1. Jump around or do some yoga! Do whatever tickles your fancy, but you need to get active, get your heart pumping. Stretch your limbs, take a 15 minute walk and breathe in some good old fresh air into your lungs. Do some…
  • 10 Financial Brands That Are Totally Killing It on Social Media

    Jennifer Leonhardi
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Times are definitely changing in our technologically advancing world. It is becoming more and more rare to conduct business transactions with people face to face, and more common to do it over the internet. You can now balance your checkbook, grocery shop, track your spending, all from popular money management apps and bank websites.  With this surge in electronic usage, many businesses are beginning to see a decline in their traditional ways of providing service to their customers. There are fewer brick and mortar locations and more online avenues to reach whatever service you may be in…
  • 7 Brilliant Ways to Live Well On a Fixed Income

    Julie Bawden-Davis
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    It used to be that the golden years were a little more golden. In addition to social security benefits, you’d retire with a pension, and you could live off the interest earned on retirement savings. Add a lower cost of living and higher home equity to the equation, and living the good life was easy. Fast forward to the realities of 2014, and the outlook isn’t so golden. Few retire with a pension nowadays, the cost of living continues to increase exponentially, many have underwater mortgages, and interest rates have been low for several years. What does this mean if you’re approaching…
  • 43 Weird Things People Sneak In Through US Airports (And get Caught)

    Mani Karthik
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:47 pm
    From deer penis to Lost – Season 4 Pirated DVD’s, they tried it all – and got caught. Photographed by  Taryn Simon for her book and exhibition, “Contraband,” these items are some examples of what people try to smuggle into the USA, day in and day out, by plane and by mail. Want to see something gross? Scroll down! 1. Lard, sent from Ukraine. 2. GBL, A date rape drug, sent from Poland. 3. Unidentified liquid hidden in thermos and satin bedding. 4. Artillery King sexual enhancement drugs, from China. 5. Salami in plastic pitcher, from Eastern Europe. 6. Horse…
  • 7 Productivity Hacks That’ll Make Working From Home 5X More Efficient

    Suchi Rudra
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    When you ditch the corporate cubicle, you can also leave behind your power suit, chatty colleagues and time wasting office distractions. But what you shouldn’t leave behind is a dedicated, organized workspace. For a real work-life balance, you should really spend some time on setting up a productive home office. Here are some productivity hacks to make for a productive and efficient home office: 1. Keep work separate For work at homers, it’s pretty important to maintain a workspace that is solidly, tangibly divided from the rest of your house. If you have kids, roommates or a…
 
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    Investment Banking

  • Investment Banking Case Studies

    Jesal Shethna
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    Wondering why Tom (character you see in the picture above) is so happy? Well, he has cleared the Case study round at one of the bulge bracket investment bank and has been offered a job there. Wouldn’t you like to be at Tom’s place rejoicing your entry into Investment banking? Let me help you out. Yes, so here we are again, discussing the infamous investment banking interviews. If you didn’t know this, case studies are very much a part of Investment banking interviews. In fact to land up at one of the bulge bracket investment banks, case studies are a kind of a ritual. You must…
  • Investment Banking Analyst Bonuses

    Deepali Sangle
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Do you know which is the most talked about aspect of Investment Banking Analyst’s Job?…  yes Analyst’s big fat salary with lucrative Bonus amounts. But do you know very few, jobs actually offers such salaries. Below article discusses about the investment banking salary and bonuses, factors which influences pays and the figures. How Investment Banking Analyst Bonuses is calculated? The compensation of an analyst is structured as a salary plus year-end bonus. Also for new employees it includes a signing bonus. Bonus is decided on the basis of one’s own performance and…
  • Investment Banking Job Offer

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    2 Feb 2014 | 11:53 pm
    So, you want an Investment Banking Job Offer? And you are ready to take efforts to become an investment banker. Then you are on right track. Getting a job in an investment banking is very competitive and you may have really work hard not only with your grades but also to technically upgrade your finance skills. This article lays out 5 fundamental steps to get an Investment Banking Job offer. Top 5 steps to get an Investment Banking Job Offer - Understand their Business Brush up your skills Sharpen your Resume Be ready with your own story Follow 3P’s of interview This article on Investment…
  • Management Consulting vs Investment Banking

    Investment Banking
    1 Feb 2014 | 1:53 am
    What is Management Consulting? Management consulting is an independent professional advisory service. They assist managers & organizations to achieve organizational goals & objectives by solving issues, creating value, maximizing growth & improving the business performance of clients. They are primarily concerned with an organizations strategy, structure, management and operations. They keep on identifying the changes that can be done in an organization and recommend change as well as help with additional resources to implement solutions. What is an Investment banking? Investment…
  • Q&A on Investment Banking topics

    Investment Banking
    31 Jan 2014 | 3:45 am
    In this article we have listed down important Q&A on Investment Banking topics. Hope it helps you learn about some important concepts which would also help you in cracking Investment banking interviews. Q&A on Investment Banking topics - Merger & Acquisition (M&A) 1. Briefly explain the process of an buy-side M&A deal Analyst spend lot of time in researching potential acquisition targets and multiple cycles of selection and filters are applied. Narrow down the list and decide which ones are to be further approached. Meetings are conducted to gauge the receptivity of…
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    BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News » Blog

  • A Review of the RedWood Options Platform

    Hamish
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Having offices in both Gibraltar and London, RedWood Options is one of the leading online binary options brokers available in the current marketplace. This platform offers a notably user-friendly interface and their tools require no download to use; RedWood Options is entirely based in the cloud. Let us take a closer look at some of the main amenities that this company provides to binary […] The post A Review of the RedWood Options Platform appeared first on BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News.
  • Binary Options v Spread Betting

    Hamish
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Binary Options v Spread Betting  A Potted History Spread betting was introduced by Stuart Wheeler, the founder of IG Index, while working on the floor of the old London Stock  Exchange. He basically offered futures which had the distinction of a variable tick value. Since then the spread betting industry has  flourished specifically in the UK where spread betting profits are tax-free. Binary options […] The post Binary Options v Spread Betting appeared first on BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News.
  • 5 Films Every Binary Options Trader Should Watch

    Hamish
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The world of binary options can be one of the most lucrative and rewarding market sectors to become involved in. Indeed, the rather “fixed amount or nothing” aspect of this method is quite appealing to both novice traders and astute investors alike. These two possible outcomes are vastly different than other equities and securities trading that entail a great many other variables which must […] The post 5 Films Every Binary Options Trader Should Watch appeared first on BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News.
  • Understanding & Identifying Trends in Binary Options

    Hamish
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Binary options trading provide investors with a flexible trading platform that also offers them considerably great returns. The concept behind this type of trading is straightforward but despite that, it is important to get acquainted with the techniques involved because trading without sufficient knowledge may bring about a negative outcome. In connection with this, here are the trends associated with binary options trading. Bullish […] The post Understanding & Identifying Trends in Binary Options appeared first on BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News.
  • What is an Underlying Asset and How Does it Work?

    Hamish
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    When we place a derivatives trade, we are of course counting on the price rising substantially within a certain period of time. In the world of binary options, this is the key principle behind maintaining a secure and profitable position. However, there is much more to these mechanics than simply “predicting” that the price of a certain position will remain bullish into the near […] The post What is an Underlying Asset and How Does it Work? appeared first on BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News.
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  • Funding Your Binary Options Account In 2014

    Phil Moore
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    The binary options markets market place has expanded rapidly since its first introduction. Traders now have access to the widest range of contract types and assets that they have ever had, as brokers continue to try to meet the ever more demanding needs of their trading clients.Part of this progression has also been to open up the range of available funding options that traders can use to credit and debit funds from their accounts. Offering a wide range of payment options not only opens up brokers potential for appealing to more customers, it also helps to make account management easier for…
  • A Bigger Market Correction Due?

    Phil Moore
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Early moves this week has seen a distinctive risk off tone as markets digest the latest economic and political news. The latest comments from Mario Draghi’s address to the IMF, increasing tensions in the Ukraine and a news docket that will closely be watching US Retail sales figures have made traders somewhat risk averse at the start of the week.Upcoming data over the next five days could help to define near term trends. Markets will be looking to the US in particular with the aforementioned Retail Sales figures and an address to markets by Fed Chairman Yellon on Tuesday and the…
  • Weekly Market Outlook – Risk Averse?

    Phil Moore
    5 Apr 2014 | 3:49 am
    Last week’s weaker than expected Non Farm Payrolls figures held dragged on the dollar recent recovery, with the USD Index pulling back from recent highs.This pullback didn’t however reflect the general loss of risk appetite sparked from the figures. Key US stock Indices reacted by selling off from recent highs with both the Dow and Nasdaq looking ripe for further falls over the coming week.While thematically the dollar looks to be setting up for further gains, the reality is that it needs some more sustained impetus. While a sustained period of risk aversion could build momentum,…
  • Non Farm Payrolls And Volatility Ahead

    Phil Moore
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Big risks return to markets this week with volatility expected to reach a high. The Non-farm Payrolls promise to add some fireworks on Friday and will cap off what is a week full of news flow.Following a week where dollar financial markets pulled back strongly from highs earlier in the week, a slew of manufacturing data and rate decisions will come to the fore. Of these the European Bank rate meeting on Thursday could prove the most significant. Possibly early signs of a  rate increase from the current 0.25% level could stir markets.Other key news to look out for includes German, US and UK…
  • Pivot Point Trading Strategies

    Phil Moore
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Pivot points are a widely recognized trading tool which have long been used by financial traders. They allow for a quick and easy calculation to be made which identifies the expected market bias and potential support and resistance levels either side of the current market price.They were first developed by floor traders to give them a quick and easy way to calculate near term market direction. This calculation looks at the previous periods high, close and low to produce the core ‘Pivot Point’.The TheoryThe Pivot Level provides the central focus of the strategy. Where the price…
 
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    Education and Training for Entrepreneurs - Perfect Marketing Equation

  • Marketing in 8 Seconds or Less

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Marketing isn’t an option – it’s unfortunate that many think of it that way. It’s also unfortunate that the entrepreneurs that do see it as an option, may not get the full potential out of their business with that mindset. One of the reasons marketing doesn’t get the attention it deserves is because it’s hard work. It’s especially hard these days, have you noticed that the entire landscape of business has completely changed? Complacency is Dead At least once a week I’ll hear someone refer to the bad economy, still, even after all this time. I…
  • Growing a Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    One of the most common questions I get asked is How Can I Grow My Business? So many people may think that it’s tough to start a business and I’m here to tell you I agree. But you know what’s harder than that? The step that comes after – growing. Growing a business is really tough! It’s easier to start the climb. You have no where to go but up! It’s sort of like a relationship that’s brand new, you have the sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach, and stars in your eyes. However, when you take that relationship to the next level – perhaps…
  • Action Not Perfection

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    My husband, whom I love to the moon and back, is parking impaired. He’s always in search of the perfect parking spot. I want to add that this annoys me completely, and with every lap around the shopping center parking lot I’m holding my breath. I’ll be saying things like, “I could already be checking out by now.” That’s usually followed up with, “You need some exercise anyway.” This past weekend as we’re circling the parking lot for the 3rd time, I had a huge epiphany. I do this. We ALL do this. Well maybe not exactly like this, but we…
  • How Social Signals Impact SEO

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:48 pm
    SEO or Search Engine Optimization impacts just about everyone’s business whether you want to acknowledge it or not. If you have a piece of real estate on the Internet hopefully you intend for potential customers to visit you there. Social media has changed the face of business. It has made very large brands accessible to anyone (for better or worse). Get ticked off at Verizon because your service has been lousy lately? Great, just tweet about it, then take a look on the clock to see how long it takes to receive a tweet from a representative. They have a very sophisticated monitoring…
  • Grow Your Business Using Systems

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Some people will say that getting a business off the ground is hard. Of course it’s hard! I’ve done it! But you know what’s even harder? The part that comes next – growth. When you start out you have no where to go but up, but once you’ve made a climb, it’s possible you’re tired or even burnt out. You have to work long hours in the beginning, perhaps if you did the math even making less money than you made when you had a real job. Perhaps you even question yourself. “What was I thinking?” Maybe you wonder why you even started the business…
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    Wall Street Mojo

  • Top 10 Scariest Details of (Black) Box IPO

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    On 24th March,2014, Online storage company Box filed for an IPO and unveiled its plans to raise US$250 million. The company is in race to be build the largest cloud storage platform and it competes with larger companies like Google Inc and its rival, Dropbox. I quickly browsed through Box S1 Filing and when i was hoping to see a Cool Blue Box, turned out to be a diffused “Black Box”. I also prepared a quick and dirty Box Financial Model to further access the gravity of the situation and realized that Box Financials were full of horror stories. You may also want to download Box…
  • Box IPO Valuation – To Buy or Not to Buy?

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    On 24th March,2014, Online storage company Box filed for an IPO and unveiled its plans to raise US$250 million. The company is in race to be build the largest cloud storage platform and it competes with the biggies like Google Inc and its rival, Dropbox.   Scanning through the Box S-1 Filing, you may note that Box is a typical Silicon Valley IPO Company, with rapid revenue growth and mountain of losses. If you have already decided  to invest in Box Inc, then please do NOT read my article on Top 10 Scariest Details of the (Black) Box IPO. You may also want to download  Box Financial…
  • Equity Value vs Enterprise Value

    Dheeraj Vaidya
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    This is the first in the series of articles that I plan to write on Equity Value vs Enterprise Value. This article discusses the following - What is Equity Value What is Enterprise value Comparing Equity Value and Enterprise Value Equity Value Multiples Enterprise Value Multiples How to determine Overvalued or Undervalued using Multiples Preparing Enterprise and Equity Value Multiple Comps What is Equity Value? Equity Value is simply the Value of a firm’s equity i.e. the market Capitalization of the Firm. It can be calculated by multiplying the market value per share by the total number of…
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  • Einhorn Is Wrong About A Tech Bubble

    Paul S
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    David Einhorn came out today stating that there was another tech bubble brewing.  Using that blanket statement as a basis, Einhorn is wrong.  There is no question about it, he is completely incorrect.  His thesis behind the statement is outlined in three points, each of which is also unmerited. “There is a rejection of conventional valuation metrics.”  On the surface, Einhorn is correct in this statement.  However, when the statement is used to cover the entire technology space, which he did, the statement is incorrect.  Companies like Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), IBM…
  • The New Tech vs Old Tech Battle Plays Out This Week

    Paul S
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    Google (GOOG) just announced earnings this past Thursday, and Wall Street was yet again disappointed.  Wall Street, our site included, was expecting Google to announce EPS of $6.33 per share on revenue of $15.6 billion, $12.3 billion net revenue.  Instead, Google announced earnings of $6.27 EPS on gross revenue of $15.4 billion, $12.19 billion net.  It may not seem like a large miss to some, but a top and bottom line miss is the worst possible combination a publicly traded company can announce during earnings season. There is a level of dichotomy in that earnings announcement.  Google is…
  • The Golden Age of Technology

    Paul S
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
      Technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 80 years.  Consider the normal rate of evolution.  Man took eons to evolve from monkeys.  The earth itself took thousands of years to evolve to it’s current state.  Are we branching off too far from manmade creations?  Think of boats.  For centuries we as a species were relegated to wooden boats.  It wasn’t until the 19th century that we introduced iron and steel to the boat making process.  Think of how far technology, from a consumer standpoint, has come in just the past 80 years. NASA’s first man…
  • Google’s Shopping Spree Poised To Pay Dividends

    Paul S
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Google’s (GOOG) conquest for complete domination of the robotics industry continues to go on uninterrupted. After purchasing 8 robotics firms in 2013, the firm has placed two more robotics companies in its proverbial shopping bag with its recent investment in Savioke as well as their recent acquisition of Titan Aerospace. Thus, it is clear that Google’s robotic shopping spree is still in effect. Read the entire article at our partner’s site! Our members have outperformed the market by more than 55% in just the past two months!  Let a former hedge fund manager guide your portfolio…
  • Google Is About To Dominate The Smartphone Industry

    Paul S
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Do you like what you see?  Google (GOOG) is in the middle of changing the way the smartphone market works entirely.  Project Ara will do for the smartphone space what the iPod did for music playing devices. Google has been working on this idea for quite some time.  Today, they made some major announcements pertaining to Project Ara. These smartphone devices will allow users and developers alike to upgrade the components of their smartphones as newer and upgraded components become available. Google noted that the average user keeps a smartphone for the length of their two year contract,…
 
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