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  • Merger Activity Is Boon to Goldman, Morgan Stanley

    WSJ.com: Markets
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley rode a wave of corporate deal making, helping bolster revenue in their traditional merger-advice and securities-underwriting businesses.
  • GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

    WSJ.com: US Business
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The head of General Motors' North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."
  • Technology, Media and Telecom M&A Q1 M&A Update

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    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…
  • China Unveils List of IPO Aspirants

    WSJ.com: US Business
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    China looks set to reopen the IPO floodgates after a two-month pause, as the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced a list of 28 companies that have disclosed their offering plans.
  • Jim Cramer on Chipotle, IBM, Google and Goldman Sachs Earnings

    Top Read Stories
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Jim Cramer says Chipotle reported an 'OK' earnings number but, more importantly, comparable-store sales grew 13%. Cramer says the stock should be bought on any weakness. Click to view a price quote on CMG. Click to research the Leisure industry.
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    WSJ.com: US Business

  • China Unveils List of IPO Aspirants

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    China looks set to reopen the IPO floodgates after a two-month pause, as the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced a list of 28 companies that have disclosed their offering plans.
  • Geely Banks on New Strategy

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu said his Chinese auto brand Geely can use technology from his Volvo brand and a streamlined brand strategy to get back on track for growth after a sharp sales drop.
  • Fiat, Chrysler to Build Jeeps in China

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group arm expect to build Jeep vehicles for China in the Asian country starting in late 2015, the two companies said Saturday.
  • Volkswagen Seeks to Boost China Sales

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    Europe's largest carmaker Volkswagen AG said it aims to sell more than 3.5 million vehicles in China this year, after sales there accounted for more than one-third of the German company's global deliveries last year.
  • GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The head of General Motors' North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."
 
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    Top Read Stories

  • Jim Cramer on Chipotle, IBM, Google and Goldman Sachs Earnings

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Jim Cramer says Chipotle reported an 'OK' earnings number but, more importantly, comparable-store sales grew 13%. Cramer says the stock should be bought on any weakness. Click to view a price quote on CMG. Click to research the Leisure industry.
  • Why You Should Plug Into General Electric

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    At around $26 per share, GE is one of the few conglomerate bargains that are left. And CEO Immelt should be left alone to continue what he's started. Click to view a price quote on GE. Click to research the Industrial industry.
  • Biotech Stock Mailbag: NeoStem, Gilead and the Importance of Big-Cap Biotech Earnings

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Biotech columnist Adam Feuerstein answers readers' questions about health care companies. Click to view a price quote on NBS. Click to research the Drugs industry.
  • Here Are the Best Days of the Week to Buy Gas

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Penny-pinching car owners can expect to find the lowest gas prices on Wednesdays in South Dakota but Thursdays in Delaware and Maryland.
  • Previewing Tech Earnings With Alan Knuckman

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    A big leap came from a small beat with Yahoo! stock. IBM and Google sank after reporting numbers -- but with the Nasdaq nearly hitting correction territory, OneStopOption Chief Market Strategist Alan Knuckman says U.S. investors should be looking to buy in at a discount. Click to view a price quote on FB. Click to research the Internet industry.
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  • Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    By Tom KrisherDETROIT -- General Motors  waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and found 12 crashes and two injuries caused by the problem. The documents, posted on the…
  • China Economic Data; Scoop on Monitise: Best of Kass

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is known for his accurate stock market calls and keen insights into the economy, which he shares with RealMoney Pro readers in his daily trading diary. Among the posts this past week were items about Apple and risks ahead. Please click here for information about subscribing to RealMoney Pro. China Economic Data Posted at 7:18 a.m. EST on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Last night, China's 1Q 2014 real GDP came in at +7.4%, down from the fourth quarter's rate of growth of +7.7%, but slightly ahead of consensus of +7.3%.
  • The Most Messed Up Thing Cable TV Does to Its Customers

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Pursuant to Tuesday's Why We Don't Quit Cable TV, I crunched some numbers ... What I pay now for television versus what I would pay if I cut the cord. That is -- jettisoned DIRECTV . Because of my job, it's not a parallel comparison. I pay for stuff (particularly Netflix and Hulu) I probably would not pay for if I didn't do what I do for a living. So we'll just go with what I pay DIRECTV only. My most recent monthly bill came to $180. That's for the "Ultimate" programming package (one step below the "Premier" package, which costs $48 more), Time Warner's Home Box…
  • NASA Leans Back for a #GlobalSelfie for Earth Day

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Your friends may tire of your selfies showing up on Facebook  and Twitter , but NASA wants more. The U.S. space agency is asking you to indulge your inner teenager in the interests of planetary science. To mark Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency is crowdsourcing a photomontage of the planet's various natural environments. Citizens of the world are asked to take a photo of themselves snuggling up with the natural environment and post it on social media with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. The agency puts no conditions on the…
  • Moore Equals Less in Global Warming Denial

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years." That statement is from Senate testimony from Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, a scientist himself, albeit one in the consulting business these days. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change would beg to differ. The group earlier this week published the third installment of its Fifth Assessment Report, citing thousands of papers drawing together the work of tens of thousands of…
 
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    Mad Money Recap

  • 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…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Good-News Monday

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For once, the late-day rally held into the close, Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Monday. That's good news for the bulls because both growth and value stocks were able to both rally on the same day. Cramer said there have been many sectors of the market struggling of late. Everything from the high-flying tech and biotech names to the financials, which represent a big part of our economy, have been all been awful for a very long time. But the fortunes for the financials…
  • Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Next Week's Game Plan

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It was a dramatic and nauseating week, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Friday as he laid out his game plan for next week's trading. Cramer said with the minefield that is earnings season upon us, investors should expect the volatility to continue. Cramer said he'll be watching Citigroup when it reports on Monday. No matter the results, the stock will likely get hammered since it offers no dividend protection. Then, on Tuesday, it's Coca-Cola and Intel…
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    WSJ.com: Markets

  • Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.
  • J.P. Morgan Shuffles Asia Chief

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The chairman and chief executive in China for J.P. Morgan Chase, Shao Zili, is set to leave those roles and become its vice chairman for the Asian-Pacific region. This marks second major change in the bank's China leadership in the past month.
  • For Apple Investors, the Waiting Is the Hardest Part

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Apple's results next week aren't likely to provide much fireworks, but there's still reason for investors to "ooh" and "aah."
  • Merger Activity Is Boon to Goldman, Morgan Stanley

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley rode a wave of corporate deal making, helping bolster revenue in their traditional merger-advice and securities-underwriting businesses.
 
 
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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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    Forbes - Business

  • Counting Jack Ma's $5 Billion Shopping Spree In 2014

    Nina Xiang
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    So, how is your 2014 going?
  • The Pain & Pleasure Of Branded Social Media

    Peter Himler
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    During a recent Bulldog webinar on the subject of media relations 2.0, a senior communications professional from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) noted that when the organization wanted to announce news, it simply posted the story to its Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages, and its Twitter and Instagram feeds, plus one or two others. This approach is in stark contrast to a comapny’s long-held reliance on journalists to interpret then share its story with their respective readers, viewers and visitors.
  • Vault-Like Services Could Be Next Fantasy Sports Success Stories

    Darren Heitner
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    The mutli-billion dollar fantasy sports industry continues to grow, which may lead to the expansion of escrow-related services to hold and deliver fees and winnings.
  • New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors

    Steven Salzberg
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Newly released Medicare data reveal that the U.S. wastes almost half a billion dollars per year on chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is based on pseudoscience, and its foundational principle of "subluxations" is a myth. Here's an easy way to save $500 million without hurting health care.
  • How To Choose The Right Medium For Your Message

    John Hall
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    From music streaming services to magazine mobile apps, the last few years have brought us an array of options when it comes to choosing a message’s medium. New platforms, like Vine, have even reinvented publishing categories — which, in theory, sounds great. However, with more options comes more responsibility for brands. Marketers can no longer expect a clever radio tagline to reach the highly coveted Millennial — Millennials have moved on from traditional radio. Essentially, this change has not only encouraged brands to reevaluate their medium of choice, but it has created…
 
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    Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

  • Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) has approached British rival AstraZeneca (AZN.L) to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two but that no talks were currently under way after AstraZeneca resisted the approach. Pfizer and AstraZeneca both declined to comment on the report to Reuters. AstraZeneca, Britain's second-biggest pharmaceuticals group, has been frequently touted as a potential takeover target as…
  • Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's (MCD.N) and AT&T (NYS:T), are due to report earnings. They'll be accompanied by highfliers like Netflix and Facebook, giving the first real cross-section of the state of corporate America as temperatures rise across the country and investors hope to put the cold weather behind them. Strategists will also be looking for clues on how badly China's slowdown hits U.S. corporate results. The first batch of earnings came out as equities were working their way through a selloff led by…
  • GM to invest $12 billion in China and plans more plants

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth of the Chinese market, where foreign firms, such as Volkswagen AG (VOW3.DE), and domestic players like SAIC Motor Corp vie for more market share. In total we are investing $12 billion between 2014 and 2017," Matt Tsien, president of GM China, said at the Auto China show in…
  • What economic recovery could look like for your family

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the economy could be recovered by the end of 2016. What would that mean for your family's jobs, incomes and home values?
  • Even after the crash, Americans still love real estate best

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Gallup's latest poll shows Americans see real estate as the best long-term investment, Yahoo Finance's Phil Pearlman on what it actually means
 
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    TIME » Sections » Business

  • Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

    davidchiu2013
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Updated 3:59 PM ET MoreAll New Cars Must Have Rear-View Cameras By 2018Congress Pulls GM Over For Failing to Fix DefectMen 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 PostPrince George Spends Easter at Australian Zoo People(DETROIT) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released…
  • If You Have a Heart, This Puppy Ad Will Completely Melt It

    Matt Vella
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    American spending on pets reached a record $55.7 billion last year, according to the American Pet Products Association. “If the pet industry were tracked by the U.S. government as a single entity, we’d be the seventh largest retail segment in the country,” Bob Vetere, CEO of the industry group told TIME recently. All that spending has been a boon to pet-food marketers willing to capitalize on the Web’s obsession with animals. Now Pedigree New Zealand is trying to use puppies and YouTube’s revenue-sharing model to raise money for dog charity—and drive views. Apparently,…
  • 17 Things Extremely Happy People Say Every Day

    Matt Vella
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published atInc.com. MoreHere’s How You Help the Poor Without Soaking the RichHere’s Why You Might Finally Get a Raise This YearMen 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 PostPrince George Spends Easter at Australian Zoo PeopleThere’s an easy-to-articulate, hard-to-implement best…
  • N.Y. Judge Upholds Charges Against Financier’s Kin

    davidchiu2013
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:13 pm
    (NEW YORK) — A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in a ruling filed Friday that the indictment brought against Rengan Rajaratnam adequately describes the crimes against him. Rajaratnam last year was indicted in the case that resulted in an 11-year prison sentence for his brother, Raj Rajaratnam. Rengan Rajaratnam, 43, was charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and five counts…
  • This Is What’s Going to Replace Your Boring Old Sedan

    Matt Vella
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    A new automotive segment is being hatched this Easter Week at the New York International Auto Show—the small SUV. Three new models aimed directly at millennials made their debuts: Chevrolet’s Trax, Jeep’s Renegade and Honda’s HR-V. “The small SUV is truly becoming the next big thing in the global auto market,” says Alan Bately, GM’s CEO for North America. Worldwide, the car manufacturers expect small SUVs to generate two million units in sales in 2015. MoreMazda Recalls 109,000 Older Suvs for Rust ProblemIt’s Time to Ditch the Booth BabesMen Charged With Toppling Ancient…
 
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    Calculated Risk

  • Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 521 Institutions

    Bill McBride
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.Here is the unofficial problem bank list for April 18, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: An expected update from the OCC on its recent enforcement action activity contributed to a noticeable reduction in the Unofficial Problem Bank List this week. After nine removals, the list stands at 521 institutions with assets of $168.9 billion. A year ago, the list held 781 institutions with assets of $288.5 billion.Finding their way off the list through merger were National Bank of Earlville, Earlville, IL ($57…
  • Schedule for Week of April 20th

    Bill McBride
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    The key reports this week are March Existing Home Sales on Tuesday and March New Home sales on Wednesday.For manufacturing, the April Richmond and Kansas City Fed surveys will be released.----- Monday, April 21st -----8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for March. This is a composite index of other data.----- Tuesday, April 22nd -----9:00 AM: FHFA House Price Index for February 2013. This was original a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase.10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for March from the National Association of…
  • By Request: Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs: Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama

    Bill McBride
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Following some comments from Senator Rand Paul, I've been requested to post this again with a couple of tables added.Senator Paul said last week: "When is the last time in our country we created millions of jobs? It was under Ronald Reagan ..."That is completely wrong. (I've corrected both Republicans and Democrats, but recently it is mostly prominent Republicans that make stuff up!).Here is a table for private sector jobs. Reagan's 2nd term saw about the same job growth as during Carter's term. Note: There was a severe recession at the beginning of Reagan's first term (when Volcker raised…
  • Existing Home Sales: Lawler vs. the Consensus

    Bill McBride
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The NAR will report March Existing Home Sales on Tuesday, April 22nd. The consensus is for sales of 4.56 million on seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) basis. Sales in February were at a 4.60 million SAAR. Economist Tom Lawler estimates the NAR will report sales of 4.64 million SAAR.Housing economist Tom Lawler has been sending me his predictions of what the NAR will report for 4 years.  The table below shows the consensus for each month, Lawler's predictions, and the NAR's initial reported level of sales.  Lawler hasn't always been closer than the consensus, but usually when…
  • The Sluggish Recovery for U.S. Heavy Truck Sales

    Bill McBride
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    Just a quick graph ... heavy truck sales really collapsed during the recession, falling to a low of 181 thousand in April 2009 on a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) from a peak of 555 thousand in February 2006.  Sales doubled from the recession low by April 2012 - and have mostly moved sideways since then.Click on graph for larger image.This graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is current estimated sales rate.As construction - both residential and commercial - picks up, heavy truck sales will probably increase further.
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    Economic Snapshot News - Economic Snapshot News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • 'I deserve to be in there': Lisa Johnson on being the only woman in the room

    Alison Bauter
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    A successful startup co-founder and fundraiser, Lisa Johnson made her mark in biotech and business, often as (literally) the only woman in the room. Now leading the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s entrepreneurship and innovation efforts, she's still somewhat unusual in a state that — following national trends — sees  few female entrepreneurs, and even fewer women investors. Here are some comments from a recent Business Journal interview: Have you ever had situations where you’re…
  • Seattle area boasts 11 of the nation's wealthiest neighborhoods. Do you live in one? (slide show)

    Becky Monk
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Some of the world’s richest people live right here in the greater Seattle area.  With Bill Gates and seven other billionaires living in our midst, it's also no surprise that the region has some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the U.S. An analysis using federal data shows that, in addition to Gates' Medina neighborhood, 10 other affluent Puget Sound-area enclaves made the list. The numbers, based on mean household income, were crunched by urban geography professor Stephen Higley, who recently…
  • CalCharge leads Bay Area's play to be the battery-tech capital of the U.S.

    Jon Xavier
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    A consortium of the battery technology companies ranging from the huge — Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG and Eaton Corp. — to local startups this week formally launched CalCharge, a group tasked with accelerating research around energy storage.  CalCharge's formation buttresses the Bay Area's status as a center of gravity in energy storage. The new public-private partnership also includes San Jose State University, SLAC National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence…
  • Sacramento region sees drop in unemployment

    Allen Young
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The four-county capital region saw a nice boost in jobs in March, up 10,000 jobs from the prior month to 969,000. The unemployment rate for the region  was 8.1 percent, a drop of a full percentage point from 12 months ago, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. Since 2010, the region has seen steady year-over-year decreases to its unemployment rate. Leading that month-over gain was the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 3,200 jobs. Government…
  • CalCharge leads Bay Area's play to be the battery-tech capital of the U.S.

    Jon Xavier
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    A consortium of the battery technology companies ranging from the huge — Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG and Eaton Corp. — to local startups this week formally launched CalCharge, a group tasked with accelerating research around energy storage.  CalCharge's formation buttresses the Bay Area's status as a center of gravity in energy storage. The new public-private partnership also includes San Jose State University, SLAC National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the International…
 
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  • Sallie Mae Still Looking to Grow FFELP Portfolio

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Sallie Mae is still interested in adding to its holdings of Federal Family Education Loan Program loans, even if it took a pass on a $3.6 billion portfolio that CIT sold to Nelnet this month.
  • Vacancies in Blackstone's Rental Bonds Decline in February

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    The vacancy rate for properties backing Blackstone's Invitation Homes single-family rental securitization declined to 6.5% in February, from 8% in January.
  • Kubota Prices $300M Equipment Loan ABS

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Kubota Credit Corp. priced its inaugural term securitization, a $300 million transaction backed by agricultural, construction and turf equipment loans.
  • Nelnet Acquires FFELP Portfolio from CIT

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    The transaction, which was disclosed in a regulatory filing, includes the purchase of residual interests in a total of $2.6 billion of securitized student loans and related assets and approximately $950 million of unsecuritized student loans.
  • Santander, Ally Price Subprime Auto ABS

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Santander and Ally Financial priced a total of $2.1 billion of bonds backed by subprime auto loan receivables on Wednesday.
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  • Banks Go on Offense to Defend Leverage

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    A JPMorgan analyst pointed to the rising level of leveraged loan syndication volumes at a handful of large-cap and regional banks – and warned of a parallel to the mortgage crisis that boiled over nearly seven years ago. All the banks, see, however, is just overheated rhetoric.
  • IACPM: Mixed Outlook on Spreads, Defaults

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    While the outlook for credit spreads have improved worldwide, particularly in Europe, defaults are expected to take a turn for the worse, according to a quarterly credit outlook survey by the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers released today.
  • Numericable Deal Brings $16B in European HY

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Numericable Group S.A.'s acquisition of SFR, the telecom subsidiary of Vivendi, could be a bellwether for Europe's fast-growing junk bond market. It's a sign of growing confidence European issues have in demand for their debt.
  • Rocket Software Seeks $725M Loan Facility

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Rocket Software, a niche provider in the infrastructure software industry, has launched a $725 million loan proposal through Jefferies.
  • Language Line Proposed $735M Loan

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Language Line LLC, a firm offering over-the-phone interpretation services, is in the market with a $735 million loan offer, according to KDP Investment Advisors.
 
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  • 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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  • Lagunitas brewery opens in Chicago

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    After six grueling months of preparation and one celebratory toast, the 300,000-square-foot Lagunitas brewery officially fired up its bottling operation in Chicago Friday.
  • Chicago bringing in giant street puppets

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city's streets for days in an elaborate theatrical presentation.
  • Wal-Mart workers say they worked with no heat

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workers file charges with NLRB over firing of two workers who circulated a petitionWorkers at an Indiana warehouse owned by Wal-Mart on Thursday filed unfair labor charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the staffing agency that employs them and the company that operates the warehouse.
  • City asks public for Lucas museum sites

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia.
  • Many local homeowners still significantly underwater

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Despite improving home prices, 31 percent of Chicago-area homeowners with a mortgage were seriously underwater in March, owing at least 25 percent more on their home loans than the property’s value, a new report shows.
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  • 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.
  • Order Flow Trading Part Two

    3 Mar 2014 | 1:47 am
    Last week I began a series of articles about Order Flow Trading. We defined Order Flow trading as a wide-ranging term for styles of trading that are all focused on anticipating where large buy and sell orders would be located, and in trading along in tandem with those orders.
 
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  • How I Made It: Bill Dombrowski, California Retailers Assn. president

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bill Dombrowski has crafted political and legislative strategies for the influential trade group for the last 20 years.The job : Bill Dombrowski is president of the California Retailers Assn., a trade group based in Sacramento that includes most of the country's largest store chains, including 7-Eleven Inc., Safeway Inc., Macy's Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot Inc.
  • AEG on the rebound after a rough year

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    AEG has seen most of its worldwide operations surge after a rough year that included a corporate shake-up and the Michael Jackson civil trial.Last year, Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG weathered a major corporate shake-up, endured a six-month trial spotlighting its role in the last days of Michael Jackson and fell short in its efforts to bring L.A. a pro football team.
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, 68, a decisive and self-assured Democrat, is determined to move the typically slow-moving agency forward. WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was eager to revive long-stalled initiatives as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Of the many factors holding back young home buyers — rising prices, tougher lending standards, a still-shaky job market — none looms larger than the recent explosion of college debt.Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late.
  • A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The farmhouse-style home sits on a corner lotThis Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. White bead board brings a rural tone to the interiors as does the country kitchen's butcher-block counters and farmhouse sink.
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  • Russia says Ukraine broke accord

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Russia accuses Ukraine of failing to implement an agreement to disarm pro-Russia groups after a shootout leaves one dead in Slavyansk
  • South Korea ferry death toll reaches 58

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    As search operations moved into a fourth day, divers begin retrieving bodies from the submerged vessel, with 244 people still missing
  • What is Alibaba really worth?

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Alibaba’s US IPO documents will provide a first peek inside the Chinese ecommerce giant for which valuation estimates range from $80bn to $150bn-plus
  • US regulators to monitor London swaps

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    ICAP will next month begin trading dollar-denominated swaps from its home in the UK capital on a new United States-regulated electronic marketplace
  • Injured ex-soldiers bring discipline to work

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    After losing a limb, soldier Dan Richards struggled to find civilian work. Now, he is a chauffeur for a business that employs only ex-servicemen
 
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  • The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., John McDermott column

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    April 20--When two of South Carolina's oldest banks got hitched last year, they purposely maintained their names from their single days. But the aging and newly reinvigorated newlyweds also decided that, eventually, an entirely new identity would be necessary to preserve and strengthen the marriage....
  • Pa. gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf receives criticism over loan, drilling stance

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    April 20--U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz's campaign has recently questioned whether a $4.45 million loan that Tom Wolf and his wife took out from M&T Bank would influence him as governor and put his company's employees in jeopardy....
  • Haunted History: Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center opens in Downtown El Paso

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    April 20--When Bonnie Juarez thinks of El Paso's Downtown, she calls it a ghost town. She means there's not much in the area and too many historic buildings have been forgotten or boarded up. But as a member of the Paso del Norte Paranormal Society, Juarez is hoping a different connotation of "ghost town" develops....
  • Arts briefs

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    April 20--MSU ensemble to jazz it up at Akin The MSU Jazz/Rock Ensemble will present a spring concert of "somewhat" contemporary pop, jazz, and blues music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Akin Auditorium on the Midwestern State University campus....
  • MSU art encourages friending the Earth

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    April 20--One man's trash is another man's treasure, especially in the art world. A discarded newspaper might become part of a collage or vintage jewelry part of a design as artists look to "found objects" to add nostalgia, deeper meaning, texture or visual interest to their work....
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  • 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…
  • The Only Way Buying As Much House As Possible Is Smart

    Luke Landes
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Once again, I’m finding myself nearing the end of my one-year lease with the need to make a decision about my living situation. I moved to my current apartment in the summer of 2007, at a time when I had been more comfortable living off some of the income from my business. Until that point, I remained fiscally conservative with my extra income, putting as much into savings as possible, not believing earning an income from primarily blogging would be sustainable in the long run. Accepting the fact that I had a growing income, I allowed myself to move into a bigger apartment in a nicer…
  • Psychological Advantages of the Debt Avalanche

    Luke Landes
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    The realist in me recognizes that the best plan for getting out of debt is any plan that allows someone to achieve that goal. The realist is constantly at odds with the optimist in me, the part of me that wants people to be high achievers, to strive for excellence, and to seek an informed level of knowledge and use that knowledge to make the best decisions for their actions. The concept of the Debt Snowball always bothered me. In general, paying off any amount of debt with cash flow, whether you follow a specific philosophy, involves three steps. Pay the minimum amount due to all debts to…
  • Buying and Selling Stocks Is Often a Losing Strategy

    Luke Landes
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    After three months, my $1,000 investment portfolio, nicknamed “Feemaggeddon,” is lagging. This portfolio is part of an investing challenge, the “Grow Your Dough Throwdown.” It’s a lighthearted competition featuring several top financial bloggers. I have two goals with this portfolio. The first is to test a specific popular investing philosophy. Among those who offer advice about choosing stocks for investing, one oft-repeated technique involves investing in companies whose products the investor uses each day. That’s how I decided to create a portfolio…
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  • 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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  • 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…
  • Parents’ attitudes toward money and kids

    Richard Barrington
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    As parents, we pick up a fair amount of information from other parents. There’s some good advice, some bad advice, and then there are opinion surveys. Even though I tend to second-guess the way some of the questions are phrased, I like opinion surveys because they are a window into what large numbers of other people are thinking. Even if the view through that window isn’t perfect, we can get enough insight to question certain issues and think them through from a new perspective. T. Rowe Price just released its 6th annual “Parents, Kids & Money Survey.” I like this…
  • 10 Questions for … a Business Coach

    FCN Staff
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This post comes from Jessica Henderson at our partner site LearnVest. Never miss a new episode of Shark Tank? Invented a revolutionary evaporating kitty litter that you’re itching to debut to the world? You’re not alone. Every month, some 543,000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 survive the crucial first two years to stay in the game. To help you get your own big idea off the ground with your expectations in check, we asked Trisha D. Scudder, founder and principal of Executive Coaching Group, Inc.—a pioneer in the field, with over 25 years of…
  • Worst-case-scenario playbook

    Jeffrey Steele
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This is the time of year when I annually confer with my financial adviser. As I drove to meet him in his office a couple weeks ago, I had reason to expect we’d both be in jovial moods. The stock market’s performance over the past year has been stellar, after all, and my account has tallied corresponding gains. But as we talked, I was quickly reacquainted with reality. His role is not to be jovial or complacent. A big part of his role, as far as I can discern, is to remind me to stay on the straight and narrow with my financial goals. So after noting I’ve done a good job…
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  • Considering Self-Employment? Six Things You Need to

    The Simple Dollar
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been fully self-employed since 2008, starting from a side business that was around in some form since 2004. Over that decade, I’ve learned quite a lot about the financial and practical realities of self-employment. When I first made the leap to full-time self employment, it was scary. It felt like the number of things ... The post Considering Self-Employment? Six Things You Need to Know from Someone Who Has Done It for Years appeared first on The Simple Dollar. ...
  • What's On Your Financial Bucket List?

    Deposit Accounts
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    It was hard not to love The Bucket List. The movie was a reminder that life is short and today is the day to do what you've been dreaming about. A bucket list gives you carte blanche to live. Why ... ...
  • Talking with Gretchen Rubin about money and happiness

    Get Rich Slowly
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money, where he recently wrote about how to be happy. As part of the Get Rich Slowly course (out this Tuesday!), I interviewed 18 of my favorite financial experts (and non-financial experts). [...] ...
  • All Banks Closed Easter, All Banks Open Monday

    Personal Finance Advice
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    With Easter upon us, you might have some time to run some of the errands that you have had on your list of things to do. If you are planning to do any banking that needs to be done at the institution, you are going to need to wait until Monday to do it. If […] ...
  • Risk Management Solutions In Investing

    AAAMP Blog
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Investors lose out in investing because they fail to implement risk management solutions. The average investor underperforms the average investment because they donâ??t understand risk. Iâ??m going to describe how to lay a foundation to cause the odds of winning to be heavily in your favor. This approach will greatly improve the long term probability [...] ...
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  • StockSpotter as a Trading Tool

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    John Ehlers and Ric Way are far too professional to pump me for a recommendation of their StockSpotter service, which is always something I look for in a market service with integrity.  I was first impressed with John's longtime work on market cycles and then discovered that he and Ric had assembled the StockSpotter site.  Above is an algorithmic, cycle-based forecast for Boeing stock ($BA) that Ric had shared recently on StockTwits (@StockSpotter).  In addition to the forecasts, StockSpotter tracks where individual stocks and ETFs stand in their dominant cycles and…
  • Turning Learning Into a Learning Culture

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    One of the occupational hazards of trading can be isolation.  Even within trading firms, portfolio managers and traders can operate in silo mode.As this post notes, there is much to be said from building your own learning culture.  That means, not only learning from your successes and failures, but also leveraging learning by reaching out to likeminded traders and benefiting from their experience.The goal is to accelerate the learning curve and fuel creativity.  Fresh inputs from the right colleagues can turn your efforts at improvement into a shared learning culture.Identify…
  • Trading, Creativity, and Becoming an Idea Factory

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    As I've mentioned in the past, discipline in trade execution and risk management is one part of the success equation in trading. Another part of that success equation is generating new ideas and fresh perspectives on markets.  Discipline and process orientation keeps us doing the right things.  Creativity enables us to discover those right things.There are many ways of becoming an idea factory.  In a recent post, I described a method I use for establishing the price targets for trades.  Quantifying targets helps with the discipline and process orientation because it keeps…
  • Personality and Character in Trading

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Our personality is revealed in our trading.  If we are successful, how we engage markets is an expression of who we are:  our skills, our interests, our traits.Our character is revealed when markets are closed.  It's when we can't put on trades and follow markets that we find out who really works on their game, who actually reviews their performance, who truly sets goal and pushes themselves further and higher.Lots of market participants love trading.  It's the love of what it takes to sustain trading success that makes all the performance difference.Further Reading: …
  • Determining Price Targets for Trades

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    I find that many traders are better at setting their entry points in markets than their exits.  In that sense, they are like archers who take great care to position the bow properly on their shoulders and pull the arrows with just the right amount of tension, only to lack proper targets.There are many ways of defining price targets.  One might rely upon charts and define range extremes or price levels based upon wave relationships.  One might be fundamentally grounded and establish targets based upon a researched notion of fair value.  If every trade is to have a favorable…
 
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  • 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.
  • New Template & Platform Test Post

    Roger Nusbaum
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    So the new template is ready a little later than I expected, thank you for your patience. Also the url has changed but what ever your have bookmarked or cached will simply redirect to randomroger.com. There are a few things I need to tweak yet, like I just noticed the timezone might be off so please let me know if  you see anything that needs fixing. The picture is of a duded out ATV used in search and rescue.
  • Tiny Houses and Financial Simplification

    Roger Nusbaum
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:14 am
    My latest post at Alpha Baskets is titled Tiny Houses Can Help Grow a Huge Portfolio and looks at financial and life simplification including something called the Tiny House Movement. The post also explores the role that a simplified portfolio can play in a financial plan. From the post; While the idea of living in 200 square foot house growing your own kale may not resonate as a desired lifestyle most people can find ways to cut back and many legendary investors extoll the virtues of keeping investments simple and obviously ETFs play a huge role in a simplified investment portfolio. Please…
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  • 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…
  • Pre-paid Cards Enter the Credit Market, Thwarting the Primary Impetus for Using the Cards

    Nathalie Martin
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    A while back, The PEW Charitable Trust did two fascinating papers, found here and here, on prepaid cards. The studies reported that nearly 12 million consumers loaded more than $64 billion onto prepaid cards in 2012, and that three of the top 10 companies now offering prepaid cards are highly recognizable banking institutions that did not offer the product before. This is a big change. Indeed, we here at credit slips do not even have a category for stories on pre-paid cards, but the cards are the next big thing. Since these reports came out, I have seen numerous conferences advertised to…
 
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  • 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…
  • STTG Q1 2014 Reader Survey

    Blain Reinkensmeyer
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the 1st Quarter of 2014 now behind us, it is time to take a break from our daily market recaps to conduct our next StockTradingToGo (STTG) Reader Satisfaction Survey.For newer readers, our quarterly surveys are only three questions and it is extremely important to participate.Your feedback ensures we continue to deliver the best possible commentary and analysis each evening, so please help us keep our free blog great and take the survey now,Thank you in advance for sharing your opinion. Market Recaps will resume tomorrow.Original post: STTG Q1 2014 Reader Survey
  • STTG Market Recap April 14, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Blain here:  Hi everyone, just wanted to give you a notice that we will be doing our quarterly STTG reader survey tomorrow so there will be no market recap. As always, it is just a few questions and we really appreciate hearing from you on how we are doing. See you then!Indexes bounced back from oversold levels but until proven otherwise this is just the natural ebb and flow of a downturn.   The S&P 500 gained 0.82% and the NASDAQ continues to lag, gaining 0.57%.  There was a key retail sales report which lifted spirits but truthfully generally when a market gets too extreme short…
  • STTG Market Recap April 11, 2014

    Mark Hanna
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The selloff continued Friday as we hit short term oversold levels.   The S&P 500 fell 0.95% and the NASDAQ 1.34%.  For the week, the S&P 500 fell 2.6% and the Nasdaq lost 3.1%, the biggest weekly decline for both indexes since June 2012.  The market ignored a U.S. consumer sentiment reading that was a nine month high, with the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary April read on confidence coming in at 82.6 versus 80.0 in March.It is worth showing the longer term charts for the indexes for the second time this week to show where we are, and why it matters.   As we…
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  • Footage shows how iconic war moment ended

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Transcript from ferry evacuation released APDialog between a crew member and an official on land reveals a lot of confusion over the evacuation.Number of times the crew asked for a rescueMore on the ferry disasterQuestions arise over evacuationDeath toll continues to rise
  • Officials: The search could be over fairly soon

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Officials: The search could be over fairly soonGetty ImagesThose involved with the search for missing Flight MH370 say that the underwater search could end within the week.Amount of debris found so farMore in the newsNew evidence on GM recallS. Korea ferry death toll climbs
  • Raptors GM uses profanity about Nets

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Raptors GM uses profanity about NetsGettyToronto general manager Masai Ujiri addressed hundreds of fans before Saturday's playoff game and went too far.'Just trying to get our fans going'More NBA playoffsEast's top team is in troubleDominant win for No 8 Hawks
  • Pope Francis celebrates Easter

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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  • Transcript from ferry evacuation released

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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  • Pope Francis celebrates Easter

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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  • Transcript from ferry evacuation released

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Transcript from ferry evacuation released APDialog between a crew member and an official on land reveals a lot of confusion over the evacuation.Number of times the crew asked for a rescueMore on the ferry disasterQuestions arise over evacuationDeath toll continues to rise
  • Officials: The search could be over fairly soon

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Officials: The search could be over fairly soonGetty ImagesThose involved with the search for missing Flight MH370 say that the underwater search could end within the week.Amount of debris found so farMore in the newsNew evidence on GM recallS. Korea ferry death toll climbs
  • Raptors GM uses profanity about Nets

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Raptors GM uses profanity about NetsGettyToronto general manager Masai Ujiri addressed hundreds of fans before Saturday's playoff game and went too far.'Just trying to get our fans going'More NBA playoffsEast's top team is in troubleDominant win for No 8 Hawks
  • Pope Francis celebrates Easter

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    Footage shows how iconic war moment endedAPThis image of soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima is seared into the nation's collective psyche.Watch: Rarely seen clip brings the momentous occasion to lifeMore storiesNew revelations from Clinton docs Woman sues over vanity plate
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    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Transcript from ferry evacuation released APDialog between a crew member and an official on land reveals a lot of confusion over the evacuation.Number of times the crew asked for a rescueMore on the ferry disasterQuestions arise over evacuationDeath toll continues to rise
  • Officials: The search could be over fairly soon

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Officials: The search could be over fairly soonGetty ImagesThose involved with the search for missing Flight MH370 say that the underwater search could end within the week.Amount of debris found so farMore in the newsNew evidence on GM recallS. Korea ferry death toll climbs
  • Raptors GM uses profanity about Nets

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Raptors GM uses profanity about NetsGettyToronto general manager Masai Ujiri addressed hundreds of fans before Saturday's playoff game and went too far.'Just trying to get our fans going'More NBA playoffsEast's top team is in troubleDominant win for No 8 Hawks
  • Pope Francis celebrates Easter

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    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
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  • Transcript from ferry evacuation released

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Transcript from ferry evacuation released APDialog between a crew member and an official on land reveals a lot of confusion over the evacuation.Number of times the crew asked for a rescueMore on the ferry disasterQuestions arise over evacuationDeath toll continues to rise
  • Officials: The search could be over fairly soon

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Officials: The search could be over fairly soonGetty ImagesThose involved with the search for missing Flight MH370 say that the underwater search could end within the week.Amount of debris found so farMore in the newsNew evidence on GM recallS. Korea ferry death toll climbs
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    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Raptors GM uses profanity about NetsGettyToronto general manager Masai Ujiri addressed hundreds of fans before Saturday's playoff game and went too far.'Just trying to get our fans going'More NBA playoffsEast's top team is in troubleDominant win for No 8 Hawks
  • Pope Francis celebrates Easter

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Pope Francis celebrates EasterGettyMore than 100,000 tourists, Romans and pilgrims gathered on St.Peters Square for Sunday Mass. Languages spoken during ceremonyMore religious news Pope Francis takes a selfie History of Good Friday
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  • 7 Deadly Sales Tax Sins And What You Can Do About Them

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Because of this, many companies relegate these tasks to the back office, assuming all is well. In fact, this assumption may be leading some companies to the point of no return. These seven sales tax sins are common errors with potentially devastating consequences. Each sin listed in this white paper is followed by remedial actions.Request Free!
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    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Business owners may also choose to use an independent sales organization, which is a credit card merchant broker representing third party processor. These organizations tend to have more lenient acceptance criteria than banks, but they tend to charge more in fees, too. While some of these independent sales organizations are above board, others are known for providing poor service, so it is important to check out a processor's reputation before signing up.This white paper will provide you with the pros and cons involved in selecting a credit card processor.They will also match you up with a…
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  • Is the ‘cost of living crisis’ over?

    MoneyWeek Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Wages may have just overtaken inflation, but there's a lot of ground to make up.The post Is the ‘cost of living crisis’ over? was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Flagging Co-op loses its head

    Matthew Partridge
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Is the resignation of Lord Myners a disaster for the Co-operative Bank? Matthew Partridge reports.The post Flagging Co-op loses its head was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • This week in history: the San Francisco earthquake

    MoneyWeek Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    On 18 April 1906, a major earthquake shook San Francisco, leaving three quarters of the population homeless.The post This week in history: the San Francisco earthquake was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach is bullish on gold

    Andrew Van Sickle
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    The 'new bond king', Jeffrey Gundlach, believes gold has fallen as far as it can go.The post Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach is bullish on gold was first published on MoneyWeek.
  • Nigeria takes pole position

    Andrew Van Sickle
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    South Africa has been knocked off the top spot as Africa's largest economy.The post Nigeria takes pole position was first published on MoneyWeek.
 
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  • CMBS loan prices experience boost during February

    Carol Ann Thomas
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Consumer credit card delinquencies may rise

    Carol Ann Thomas
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • American commercial investment to ramp up by 2016

    Carol Ann Thomas
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 4/16/14

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Notes from the DoubleLine lunch with Jeff Gundlach [Reformed Broker]The illusion of conscious investing decisions [All About Alpha]Prem Watsa says dot-com rally to 'end in tears' [Bloomberg] Interview with Larry Pitkowsky and Keith Trauner of GoodHaven Fund [Forbes]Charting a tasty future for Post Holdings [Barrons] Google moving to play a larger role in booking hotel rooms [WSJ]US companies adding significantly to their debt [FT] Amazon's new smartphone? [BGR]Jeff Bezos' annual letter [SEC] The problem with profitless start-ups [NYMag]Can do vs can't do cultures [BHorowitz]Michael Lewis'…
  • Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Trims Beam Stake Again

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Bill Ackman's hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding their position in Beam Inc (BEAM).  Per the filing, Pershing now owns 5.5% of the company with 9.1 million shares.Pershing previously trimmed its BEAM stake just a few months ago and since then, they've reduced their position size even further, down 2.55 million more shares. The filing notes that they sold the bulk of their shares on April 11th, 14th, and 15th at prices of $83.26.  This marks a total decrease in their position size of 11.7 million shares since the…
  • What We're Reading ~ Hedge Fund Links 4/11/14

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Age bigger factor than size in hedge fund performance [FINalternatives]Coatue to return $2 billion to investors [CNBC]On lunch with T. Boone Pickens [Morgan Housel]Looking at some hedge fund pay [Business Insider]Hedge fund research: transparently short [Barrons]Tiger Global invests in Quora [ValueWalk]Inside Kyle Bass' favorite mortgage servicing play [II Alpha] Hedge funds' leveraged bets on market rally to magnify selloffs [Reuters]SAC portfolio manager Plotkin to start his own fund [WSJ]
  • JANA Partners Reduces Outerwall Position

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Per an amended 13D filed with the SEC, Barry Rosenstein's hedge fund firm JANA Partners has reduced its ownership stake in Outerwall (OUTR) down to 4.9% of the company.  Due to portfolio activity on April 8th, they now own 997,041 shares.This marks a sizable decrease as they've sold over 2.7 million shares since the end of 2013, with 725,000 of those sales coming since the middle of March.JANA's filing indicates that they reduced the size of the investment "through regular portfolio management activities.  (JANA) is highly supportive of the recent steps taken by the Issuer's board…
  • Sohn Investment Conference Speakers Announced: Less Than a Month Away

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    The 19th Annual Sohn Investment Conference is right around the corner on May 5th, 2014 in New York.  This is one of the premier investment conferences each year and it features an insanely good speakers list.  Produced by Bloomberg LINK, the event is a fundraiser to support pediatric cancer research.  You can register for the Sohn Conference here.Sohn Speakers List- Paul Tudor Jones (Tudor Investment Corp)- Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital)- David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital)- Philippe Laffont (Coatue Management)- Michael Novogratz (Fortress Investment Group)- Larry Robbins…
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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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  • This Week in Energy: LNG: All Boom, No Bust

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    As liquefied natural gas (LNG) gains significant traction with big oil and gas companies—spurred most recently by events in Ukraine even if this isn’t a logical driver—export approvals are coming online at a seemingly faster pace, and deal-making is in full throttle. Big oil is latching on to LNG because as a liquid it’s easier to store and ship, and safer too, and demand is at an all-time high and fetching nice prices particularly on the Asian market.This week alone has brought a number of significant developments, from…Read more...
  • Putin is Losing Eastern European Energy Gamble

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't think the European community can do without the natural gas it gets from energy monopoly Gazprom.  With a Russian economy starting to decline, however, it may be Gazprom that's too strongly interconnected to the European market to break free.The narrative over European energy security reaches at least back to 2006 when Gazprom first cut gas supplies through Ukraine. The fallout from the latest disruption in 2009 put opposition darling and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in prison, but…Read more...
  • Oil & Gas Industry and Locals Battle Over Fracking in Colorado

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The battle for the future of oil and gas drilling in the United States is playing out in Colorado as both the industry and environmental groups step up efforts to beat back the other side. Both sides have claimed successes as public policy seesaws back and forth.Colorado boasts vast oil and gas resources. The Niobrara shale is thought to have nearly 2 billion barrels of oil. Just as places like the Bakken and Eagle Ford have boomed because of improved drilling technology over the last half decade or so, the Niobrara in Colorado has the industry…Read more...
  • An OPEC Nation Ships Its First Oil in 9 Months

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Further to my note yesterday, there seems to a lot of focus recently on one particular commodity: oil.Producers within the energy world and beyond have been desperately seeking crude exposure. Largely because this one of the few commodities whose price has held up globally.The last few months have strengthened oil's unstoppable image. At the start of the year, it looked like prices might break down--with WTI having fallen from $110 to near $90. But a recent bounce has taken it decidedly back above $100. Signalling that the party is still continuing.But…Read more...
  • Israel and Egypt: A Natural [Gas] Match

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Israel’s newfound natural gas wealth is moving the country from energy importer to potential exporter, altering the energy balance of the region in the process. Even more interesting is that Israel’s most promising export market just slipped from energy exporter to importer—that country is Egypt. Israel has historically been a natural gas importer, but recent offshore discoveries will likely change that. Concentrated in the Tamar (estimated 10 trillion cubic feet) and Leviathan (estimated 19 trillion cubic feet) fields, Israel’s…Read more...
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  • 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…
  • War and Peace ? Markets move

    admin
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required. Markets move when there is a War. Wars scare people and traders alike. This is always expected and always a known fact. Mondays plunge was well known ahead of time. The events of the weekend definitely moved the markets both ways. Monday was down on concerns that a major war was in progress and when the fears were abated by none other than Mr. Putin everything catapulted to the upside as buyers bought the dip. This was a great time to scoop those hard to get stocks like GOOG and PCLN. SPX made a splashy red candle on Monday but reversed…
 
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  • 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…
  • Why There is a Place for Payday Loans

    Kevin
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    Most consumer advocates, and even some banks, frown on payday loans. They get a bad rap because of their really high interest rates. But, there’s a place for payday loans in today’s economy if you’re responsible with them.   Bankers Are Conservative   First things first. Understand that bankers are really conservative people. You’ve probably heard people complain about bankers not lending money when people need it, but lending it when people don’t. Yes, that’s pretty much how they operate – and for good reason. It’s difficult to make money…
  • What Do You Need For Car Loans?

    Kevin
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:28 am
    If you are interested in getting car loans in Perth through brokers like LendMe, you first need to know what paperwork will be requested for you to even qualify for the loan. A car loan is generally considered to be a major loan. While it is not on the same level with a home mortgage, it could be for $30,000 or more, so the lender really wants to make sure that everything is in order before you are approved for the money. Below are some things that you will need, so you should make sure that you have them before you talk to the car company or the lender. 1. Proof of your identity. People do…
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  • ETF Scorecard – April 18th Edition

    Stoyan Bojinov
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Bullish pressures returned to Wall Street, following a choppy finish to the week prior. Major equity indexes were able to rebound modestly after investors digested better-than-expected retail sales data along with upbeat Philly Fed numbers. Volatility still permeated the markets, as investors kept a close watch on developments between Ukraine and Russia. On the earnings front, this season is off to a fairly soft start seeing as how many bellwethers set low expectations during the last round of earnings, thereby making it less likely that they’ll post disappointing results this time…
  • 5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Technology ETF

    Jared Cummans
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Technology is advancing more and more quickly as the years go on, so it is no surprise to see this sector gain popularity among investors.  As such, technology ETFs have become investor favorites, as Wall Street continues to buzz about a number of tech firms that are continually rolling out never-before-seen products. When it comes time to choose the right tech ETF for you, the options can be a bit overwhelming, as there are over 30 options to choose from. Below, we outline five key questions every investor should ask themselves before buying a technology ETF to make sure that it is the…
  • 101 #ETFFunFacts

    Michael Johnston
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    With nearly $3 trillion in total global assets, it is clear that these vehicles are here to stay. To better educate our audience, we offer 101 ETF fun facts that many investors probably are not aware of.Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com.Related Posts:The Most Successful ETFs Of All-TimeETFs Then And NowETFs: The $10 Billion ClubAlternatives To The 20 Most Popular ETFsMarch ETF Stats: Another Solid Quarter
  • TrimTabs Insights: What “Float-Shrink” Means to Investors

    Stoyan Bojinov
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The ongoing expansion and evolution of the exchange-traded universe has helped bring previously difficult-to-reach asset classes and strategies to the fingertips of self-directed investors. One of the more compelling strategies that has caught our attention after beating the market in 2013 is the methodology behind the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF . Minyi Chen, the portfolio manager of TTFS, recently took the time to discuss with us the unique strategy that powers one of the most compelling actively-managed ETFs on the market. ETF Database (ETFdb): What was the inspiration behind creating the…
  • Recent Political Crises and ETFs: A Brief History

    Stoyan Bojinov
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    From boom to bust to bubble, the ups and downs on Wall Street have proven to be a blessing for some investors’ portfolios and a curse for others. Calling the tops and picking the bottoms in the market is an easy chore, only in retrospect of course. While it’s true that past performance is no guarantee of future returns, there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the tumultuous times on Wall Street [see Visual Guide: Major Index Returns by Year from 1970]. Previously, we’ve recapped some of the Biggest ETF Bubbles as well as 10 of the Best ETF Trades of All Time; in…
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  • 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!]]
  • Top Big Data Executives and Experts to Follow on Twitter

    Amarendra Bhushan
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    To recognize and learn more about big data technologies and architecture, vendor developments in the big data and analytics industry, and numerous technical challenges. I have decided to compile a list of the Most Influential Voices in Big Data and... [[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 Women Are Less Inclined To Respond To Male-Sounding Job Ads?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    A new study by Technische Universität München (TUM) indicate that women were less inclined to apply a job that “sounds” like it’s meant for a man. For example, if a job advert uses words linked to male stereotypes (commonly associated with men) like... [[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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  • Credit Suisse reportedly weighs fixed-income cuts

    Renee Caruthers
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Credit Suisse is reportedly considering making further cuts to its fixed-income business following first quarter results that saw net income drop 34 percent from a year earlier. The results gave the firm its worst start to the year since 2008.
  • Firms seek 'Big Data' upside from compliance records requirements

    Renee Caruthers
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Some firms that began storing full and complete trading communications late last year to comply with Dodd-Frank regulations for the swaps market are beginning to look at that data in a new light.
  • Sifma calls for move to T+2 settlement

    Renee Caruthers
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma) announced today its support for a movement to shorten the trade settlement cycle for U.S. equities, corporate bonds and municipal bonds. Sifma supports cutting the length of time a trade should have to settle from the current three days after the trade date (T+3) to two days post-trade date (T+2).
  • New York attorney general subpoenas high frequency trading firms

    Renee Caruthers
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent subpoenas to six high-frequency trading firms as part of an investigation into whether certain participants in the market have unfair advantages over others.
  • Nasdaq London moves into bigger digs

    Renee Caruthers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
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  • 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…
  • 2014 Will Be Flat Time For Equities

    jeff pierce
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    By Chris Haley This year and early next is going to be a relatively flat time for equities. My Target for the S+P is 1950 at year end, but we’ll be going up and down in between. This April correction will take us down to near 1700, but in May I guess we’ll be near 1900, then back down June, up in July, Down In Aug/Sept then Oct to year end a rally to take us to 1950. Early next year we’ll rally over 2,000, only for a fed funds increase pull back to 1850 by the summer and so we’ll have gone nowhere for 18 months, but it’s a monthly traders dream! Expect after…
  • S&P Breaks Support. Dollar Hasn’t Yet

    Jeff Pierce
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    By Jeff Pierce           Related Posts: Calls Of A Market Top Have Emerged 10 Days Of Strength For Crude Coming Dollar Could Break Support In Coming Weeks
 
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  • 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 …
  • Get Ready For An Earnings Bounce - The Big Move Will Come When It Runs Out of Gas

    pete@oneoption.com
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Yesterday, the market started the week off on a positive note. Stocks surged higher and they ran out of steam in the middle of the day. Sellers probed for support and the low from Friday was tested. That level held and we saw a healthy bounce into the close. I mentioned yesterday that we would test Friday's low one more time. If you were long puts, I hope you took advantage of the opportunity. Shorts will be treading on very thin ice the rest of the week. The S&P futures are in positive territory this morning and we should grind higher …
  • Support Will Be Tested Once More This Week - Earnings Bounce Starts Thursday

    pete@oneoption.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Posted 9:15 AM ET (Pre-Open) - Last week, the market finally cracked. The SPY breached the 100-day moving average and the selling accelerated into the close on Friday. I have little doubt the next big move will be down. This is still a low probability trading environment. Five-year bull markets die hard and you need to keep your size small for a little while longer. Stocks will try to rally this morning, but we will probe for support one more time this week. Intel posts results Tuesday after the close and they should be good. Enterprise and mobile will provide nice …
  • Market Breakdown - More Selling Pressure Ahead - The 2nd Shoe Will Drop In May

    pete@oneoption.com
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    When I don't get any comments, I question why I put hours into this free blog each day. Please CLICK HERE post a review on Investimonials. Posted 9:30 AM ET (Market Open) - During the last month my comments have had two themes: keep your size small in this low probability environment and prepare for a correction. Yesterday stocks broke support at SPY $184 and we quickly tested the 100-day moving average. The selling pressure is strong this morning and we will probe for support early in the day. The decline seemed to come from nowhere. I posted …
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  • Caution For Long Stocks When Long Calls Fail

    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 […]
  • Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Springtime Bring Some Optimism?

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Apr 20, 2014 Jeff Miller Some weeks feature a contrast between past and future -- a possible inflection point. Here are the current elements: 1. Important economic data with a forward look; 2. Earnings news from major companies reporting on Q1; 3. Corporate conference calls explaining the outlook for future earnings; and finally 4. Economic implications for improved economic growth and business conditions worldwide. It is a big week for news and data.More...
  • The Best Ways to Give Financial Gifts

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
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  • Weekly Earnings Mega Preview

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Featured Earnings Reports This Week The coming week will contain over 400 public companies releasing their quarterly earnings statements. Here are some of the biggest market movers and hottest stocks reporting this week to watch. (click to enlarge) (click to enlarge) Monday Pandora (P) Monday gets the week underway with two of the biggest names in streaming entertainment. Pandora, one of the biggest players in streaming music, is expected to see a drop in revenue growth compared to recent
  • LinkedIn Milestone as LNKD Hits 300 Million Members

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    LinkedIn hit a major milestone, with 300 million members, and is looking to continue its growth through major mobile initiatives. Here's why it could work. The post LinkedIn Milestone as LNKD Hits 300 Million Members appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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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 – US Employment data on Apr 17, 2014

    Daniel Grady
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    Without a lot of major data scheduled for release today, we should be on the look out for market consolidation leading into the holiday weekend. No major news is on tap before next week, but the situation in Ukraine might give traders some jitters. The post Market Watch – US Employment data on Apr 17, 2014 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.
  • Market Watch – Eurozone Inflation, Fed on Apr 16, 2014

    Daniel Grady
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    There are several key events on the economic calendar today, which means we could have more volatility as we continue with earnings season. The situation in Ukraine is once again getting investor attention as well. The post Market Watch – Eurozone Inflation, Fed on Apr 16, 2014 appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Cedar Finance Review

    Julie
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:06 am
    tab space name="Broker Review" Cedar Finance Introduction Well ­known in the Binary Options’ world ­ Cedar Finance ­ has distinguished itself from other platforms with extraordinary care for customers’ satisfaction and its constant strive for excellence in delivering quality services from its early days. In 2014 those characteristics still define this reputable broker, moreover, it … The post Cedar Finance Review appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
  • Market Watch – US, UK Inflation on Apr 15, 2014

    Daniel Grady
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    We have a host of data coming up today, mostly focusing around inflation, so we could see a lot of volatility in currency pairs. Attention is also shifting back to Ukraine and the potential of sanctions in Russia which would have an impact on commodity prices. The post Market Watch – US, UK Inflation on Apr 15, 2014 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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  • 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…
  • Krantcents Is Changing Again!

    Krantcents
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    I am changing again! I am returning to publishing three times (Monday, Wednesday Friday) a week beginning April 14th.  Change does not stop there, I am returning to a personal finance focus! “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” (Confucius)  What changes have you made in your career, business or personal life to reach your goal? Background As an adult, life is a little more complicated!  It is important to check your progress from time to time. I try to monitor my progress much more often. I set up tasks based on my goals and monitor my progress daily/weekly/monthly. It…
  • How I live on 50% or less income!

    Krantcents
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    I used to think it was crazy to live on 50% or less income!Here are just some of my cost cutting strategies.  Some people would call me cheap or frugal!  I think of myself as value conscious!  I hate to spend money unless I see the value.  If you maximize your expenses, you will have more money to spend on what you want! My approach may cause you to rethink how you spend your money! Million dollar skills Whether you are earning minimum wage or a million dollars a year, you spend money.  How you spend your money will either earn you more or cost you a great deal.  I have always been…
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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

  • 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…
  • When should you ask for a credit limit increase?

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Hi Eva, I got my first credit card with a $2,000 limit. I know that having a higher credit limit can help my credit scores. But should I apply for multiple cards? Or should I try to get a credit limit increase on my existing card? And, if I do that, how long do I have to use the card before it's safe to ask my bank for an increase? –Mitzi Dear Mitzi, To build an excellent credit score, as you rightly assume, it is best to have higher credit limits, and not just on one card, but with two to four credit cards. This way, you get high points on several components of FICO scores; it…
  • What to do when identity numbers are stolen

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    Hi Erica, What do I do if someone has stolen my Social Security number and my driver's license number? How do I prevent them from opening accounts in my name? –Caaron Dear Caaron, I wish I could tell you not to be concerned, but I can't. The good news is that you can protect yourself. Here is what you need to do. In most cases, it will be enough to thwart the commencement of destruction. File a police report. Report the crime to your local police department. Jot down the report number and get a copy sent to you. Contact TransUnion, Experian or Equifax. These are the three…
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  • 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
  • Forex Cashflow Method: Review Examining Cecil Robles? Program Released

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Forex Cashflow Method, a trading program that claims it can seriously help people generate daily cash flow from the Forex markets no matter the financial climate, has caught the attention of ForexVestor.com?s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. ?Our Forex CashFlow Method review shows Cecil Robles has put together a program that literally allows you to learn the strategies that have made him so wealthy. When he needed to increase his own income some years back, he developed the four trading methods that you learn to use in this…
  • Harmonic Trading, Volume Two: Advanced Strategies for Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Harmonic Trading, Volume Two: Advanced Strategies for Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets The MOST ADVANCED Harmonic Trading Techniques Ever Published– by Their CREATOR, Scott Carney!   “Perhaps the greatest shortcoming of the field of Technical Analysis is the high degree of subjectivity in price pattern interpretation. In Harmonic Trading: Volume 2, highly respected technical analyst Scott Carney reduces subjectivity to a minimum with his Fibonacci-based price measurement techniques and traditional technical analysis methods. Precise price-pattern examples…
 
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    Annuity Supermarket » Blog

  • 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…
  • LV= introduce a one-year annuity product for those retiring now

    wendy
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    Annuity providers are now coming up with viable alternatives to the traditional annuity products in response to the Chancellor’s budget announcement that people would be able to access their full pension to do with as they please. LV= is the first insurance company off the blocks with a one-year annuity which is hopes will give workers who retiree before April 2015 a stop gap before they can access their full pensions next year.    The firm is offering a one-off product where people who are due to retiree this year can get an annuity rate of up to 150% the usual rate they would be offered…
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    SharePlanner

  • Video: Covering into Rising Market & Timing Trade Entries

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Today's hangout deals with strategy and trading approach. Namely, when to cover in a rising market and how I time my entries using the market action as the primary driver.  Enjoy! Read more...
  • Doodled Megaphone

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Yesterday morning SPX gapped over the 50 hour MA at 1843, double-bottom resistance at 1844, and the 50 DMA and falling channel resistance at 1847. Those held as support for the rest of the day and the opening gap didn't fill, so as long as they hold as support this morning the next step is to proceed towards the double-bottom target at 1873, in effect a test of the last rally high at 1872.53. SPX 60min chart: At the low on Tuesday I drew in a half-doodled possible megaphone on my SPX 1min chart. I didn't mention it yesterday morning but it had my attention after the AM high yesterday was at…
  • Swing Trading Watch-List: STX, UTHR, HP, ESRX, GTAT

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Here's tonight's watch-list for tomorrow's trading: Long United Therapeutics (UTHR) Read more...
  • Tug of War

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Returning to the setup today we have two remaining main options for the rally here, and my first and preferred option so far this week may well be steamrollered at the open. On that option I have resistance this morning at the SPX 50 hour MA at 1843, double-bottom resistance at 1844, the 50 DMA at 1847, and falling channel resistance at 1846-8. I posted the chart below on twitter yesterday night and the other resistance level I mentioned then was declining resistance from the high on ES which I mentioned would be a decent fit with SPX falling channel resistance this morning. That's still the…
  • SharePlanner Reversal Indicator: A Shallow Bottom

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Bullish signs are creeping in again on the SharePlanner Reversal Indicator and they are aligning nicely on the weekly and daily time frames.  Here's the Daily SPRI:  Read more...
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    TotallyMoney.com

  • 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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  • 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.
  • Creating a Better Bitcoin World

    Writer
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Bitcoins. This is one of the hottest topics, not only in the high tech world, but in the financial services world as well. From binary options and Forex to payment systems, Bitcoins are everywhere and creating unprecedented inroads. In 2013, the value of Bitcoins increased fiftyfold and while everyone focuses on legitimacy and volatility. Everyone … The post Creating a Better Bitcoin World appeared first on Binary Options Trading Strategy Guide.
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  • Colombia: Refine Your Portfolio With This Emerging Market

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    By Alexander Schachter: Colombia saw its economy grow gradually last year, expanding 4.3 per cent in 2013. However, the 4th largest economy of Latin America will grow significantly over the next five years. This is due of interventions by both public and private institutions, with the sole purpose of promoting the development of the commercial sphere and reducing social exclusion. In other words, the growth of the Colombian economy will be catalyzed primarily by the construction and infrastructure sector. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the Colombian peso might be affected by the…
  • Backtesting A Value Strategy

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    By Vol Arb Trader: The purpose of this article is to show how applying Graham’s “net net” formula to filter a list of stocks will always perform exceptionally well if a large enough sample of stocks is taken. As a reminder, Graham’s "net net" formula is calculated as Net Current Asset Value divided by number of shares outstanding. Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) is simply current assets minus total liabilities. If the NCAV per share is less than the share price, one could in theory buy all the firm’s shares and sell its assets for a profit. Though there…
  • ‘Smart Beta’ And Smart Beta Hypocrisy

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    By Cullen Roche: Smart beta is the new buzzword on Wall Street. No one really knows what it is because the term doesn’t have a specific definition, but the easiest way to understand what “smart beta” funds do is that they’re basically tweaking index funds to try to generate some extra return. For instance, instead of using a market cap weighting you might use an equal weight. Then these fund managers perform all sorts of backtests, crank out something with a heavy dose of confirmation bias and sell an ETF that’s basically an index fund marketed as something…
  • Riding The U.S. Housing Recovery On The Back Of iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    By Dark Apprentice: The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the home construction sector. It is designed to gain exposure to U.S. companies that manufacture residential homes. ITB’s top 10 holdings accounts for 61% of the ETF’s assets. Source: iShares 65% of ITB’s holdings are in the home construction sector, which makes ITB a perfect candidate to ride the housing recovery. Source: iShares March housing data is mixed owing to a tough weather in Dec and Jan (click to enlarge) Source:…
  • Macro This Week = Uplift For Emerging Markets

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    By Emerging Money: As we see the US emerge from the winter hibernation (Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Jobless Claims), we are also seeing signs of Emerging Markets recovery on Macro. One implies the other and while China remains a weak spot, we do not think it’s a headwind anymore, its just not a tailwind. All of this adds up to a view Emerging Markets can begin to make a tactical move on the asset allocation front. We do NOT think this is a quick or easy turnaround, but we do think three years of marginally declining growth in EM has hit an inflection point. Higher rates…
 
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  • 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    David Bettencourt
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    David Fabian: Growth investors have benefited from the resiliency of stocks for quite some time now.  The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) has traded above its 200-day moving average for 16 straight months and nearly every modest dip is bought with gusto.  However, many investors are starting to notice swirling currents beneath the surface that threaten to change the path to profits moving forward. In 2013 the hot tickets were small cap stocks, biotechnology companies, and solar names which all produced market-beating returns.    However, the market leadership has changed…
  • What Lies Ahead For Copper ETFs?

    David Bettencourt
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Surprisingly, the recent Chile earthquake that resulted in a tsunami did not leave a sustained impact on copper ETFs. Chile accounts for nearly one-third of the world’s total copper output, and as such, has a huge influence over the price of the red metal. Chile’s government also owns and operates Codelco, the largest copper producing company in the world. Though Chile’s government has assured investors that the copper mine was unscathed, many expected that any delay in production or shipments might drive copper prices higher. However, copper ETFs gained modestly soon after the…
  • ETFs To Watch On Weak IBM Earnings

    David Bettencourt
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Sweta Killa:  The technology sector has been worst hit of late on lofty valuations and forewarnings of soft earnings. This trend is likely to continue at least in the near term with disappointing Q1 results from International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), the largest computer-services provider. This has also heightened worries over the other traditional computing giants like Oracle (ORCL), Cisco (CSCO), EMC Corp. (EMC) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), which are expected to report this month or in the next. This is because enterprise spending has been on the decline, and corporations and…
  • Energy Exploration ETFs To Consider In This Choppy Market

    David Bettencourt
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    The year 2014 has started favorably for the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (E&P) space of the broad energy sector. First, the record U.S. chills this year brought about nice price appreciation for the oil ETFs and then the intensified geo-political tension on Ukrainian issues gifted another round of returns to oil and gas stocks and the related exchange traded products. To add to this, shale oil boom in the U.S. driven by the country’s energy independent mission has also supported this slice of the investing world as evident from increasing domestic production and falling…
  • The Top 3 Solar Energy Stocks of 2014

    Greg Cullen
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Solar energy – it’s not just for the Department of Defense and the hikers next door anymore. In the face of increasing electricity costs (bills have increased about $300 since 1990) and decreasing costs of solar panels (down as much as 60%), solar power has become a more attractive option in the eyes of the average Joe, Jane and commercial energy producer. In 2013, solar power accounted for 22% of new, utility-level electrical infrastructure and came in second only to natural gas-fired power plants at 50% (an increase of 2,300%). It’s even captured the attention of green-minded…
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  • 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
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  • 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…
  • 2 U.S. small cap manufacturers spur growth with new products, acquisitions

    Jim Bates
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    These two small-cap Manufacturing & Industry picks are riskier than most of the large-cap selections in that sector we cover in Wall Street Stock Forecaster. However, they are both market leaders that are investing in new products and making acquisitions. TENNANT CO. (New York symbol TNC; www.tennantco.com) makes industrial floor-cleaning equipment, including scrubbers, sweepers and polishers. It also manufactures cleaning gear for garages, stadiums, parking lots and city streets. The company continues to benefit from strong demand for products featuring its ec-H20 technology, which uses…
  • Investor Toolkit: When the advertised “benefits” of an investment are really risks

    Pat McKeough
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:42 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 investment advice on stocks and other topics that will help you develop a successful approach to investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental tip and shows you how you can put it into practice right away. Today’s tip: “There are times when the advantages touted in the marketing for an investment may actually turn out to be the biggest dangers for investors.” One key aspect of a…
  • Going beyond the banks for high-yielding financial stocks

    Jim Bates
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    In our flagship Canadian advisory, The Successful Investor, we recommend that when you select investments in the financial sector, you start by looking at Canada’s big-five banks. But we also recommend diversifying your holdings with non-bank finance stocks. Two weeks ago, we covered one such stock that more aggressive investors might consider, Home Capital (see the article here). Today we examine two conservative non-bank stocks. GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. (Toronto symbol GWO; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, with $758.3 billion of assets under…
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  • 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.
  • China triggers global risk aversion

    Editorial Team
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Disappointing data from China weighed in on global investor sentiment trigerring a sell-off in the equity markets as investor sought safe haven assets. Weak fundamental data from China included the yearly industrial production data which fell below expectations, coming in at 8.6%, lower than the previous 9.7%. Despite a modest increase in the US retail […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post China triggers global risk aversion appeared first on ForexPromos.
  • Markets gear up for a soft NFP for February

    Editorial Team
    6 Mar 2014 | 11:03 pm
    The monthly US Non farm payroll data is due to be released later today and markets are expecting another weak reading on account of the weather that continued into February. Previously released ADP payrolls came out weak posting 139k jobs against an estimate of 159k with a downward revision for the previous moth to 127k. […] EU Licensed Binary Options - TopOption.com. | Trade Forex with SunbirdFx, with FREE $100 The post Markets gear up for a soft NFP for February appeared first on ForexPromos.
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  • Concentrated portfolios ‘key to outperformance’

    CurrenseeNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Funds with too many holdings tend to hug the benchmark, but concentration comes with risks too Read the original article at ft.com
  • No tech please – we’re British

    CurrenseeNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    As investors cool towards US technology giants they could find it worthwhile to take a look at the UK’s more specialist technology sectors Read the original article at ft.com
  • US Consumer Confidence Climbs

    CurrenseeNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Consumer confidence rose from a nine-week low as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy, their finances and the buying climate. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort (COMFCOMF) Index rose to minus 29.1 in the period ended April 13 from minus 31.9 the prior week, the weakest reading since the start of February. The monthly economic expectations […]
  • And The Highest Returning “Asset” Class In CNBC’s 25 Years Is…

    CurrenseeNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Today, in celebrating its 25th birthday, CNBC will have you know that stocks, which have generated returns of over 500% in the past 25 years, are the best asset because, well, "where else are you going to put your money." So if you said the S&P500 is the best performing "asset" class in the past […]
  • WTI Crude Technicals – 104.0 Broken But Follow-Through Suspect

    CurrenseeNews
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    WTI Crude has been staying between 103.0 – 104.0 for most of the entire week, but prices suddenly shot up during early European session, pushing beyond the high of Monday and leading prices to the highest level since 6th March. This gain is certainly surprising given that latest inventory data from the American Petroleum Institute […]
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Why the Chances of a Total Collapse in Stock Prices Are Increasing

    Michael Lombardi, MBA
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” For stock market investors, the time to pause and reflect is now. Everywhere you look (except in these pages), you’ll find individual investors and institutions bullish on key stock indices. It’s like they believe they can only continue going in one direction—up. Not much attention is being paid to the fundamentals that suggest a market sell-off is nearing. In January and February, investors bought $43.29 billion worth of long-term stock mutual funds. While March’s…
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    Finance Train - financial learning and resources for everyone

  • How to find lost super

    Manish
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Your super is yours. You earned it, so you should benefit from it when you retire. However, it’s all too easy to lose track of super. If you’ve had a number of jobs in the past, then you may have a number of super accounts in your name. If you’ve changed your name or address, […] The post How to find lost super appeared first on Finance Train.
  • Changes to the PRM Exam

    Manish
    8 Mar 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Effective January 1, 2014, PRMIA has made some significant changes to the way the PRM exams can be taken by students. These changes are summarized below: Exam Dates Earlier students could enrol and attempt the PRM exams at any time of the year. This on-demand option is not available anymore. The students considering undertaking the […] The post Changes to the PRM Exam appeared first on Finance Train.
  • Create Financial Dashboards Using Excel PowerPivot

    Manish
    8 Mar 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Microsoft Excel has always been the spreadsheet software of choice for organizations around the world to perform financial analysis and generate all kinds of reports. In fact you can safely say that most banks and financial institutions will stop functioning if excel is taken away from them for even one day. Companies use excel both […] The post Create Financial Dashboards Using Excel PowerPivot appeared first on Finance Train.
  • Forex Webinars

    Manish
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:44 am
    Webinars have become very popular of late but not everyone understands what they are and how they are used. What is a webinar? Webinars, sometimes termed web conferencing or online workshops, refers to a service offered by a particular internet site which can be shared remotely and simultaneously across geographically dispersed locations. One way to […] The post Forex Webinars appeared first on Finance Train.
  • Stock Evaluation Spreadsheet

    Manish
    15 Feb 2014 | 2:41 am
    Our user Jim Grant has created a very useful stock evaluator spreadsheet and has shared it with the Finance Train Community. You can download the spreadsheet from the link below: Stock Evaluator Spreadsheet The spreadsheet is created using the Stock Quotes in Excel add-in to evaluate stocks based on simple, fundamental analysis variables. One tab […] The post Stock Evaluation Spreadsheet appeared first on Finance Train.
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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

  • Alan Newmann--Long Term Stock Guy Is Bullish On Gold 18.Apr.14

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Alan Newman is editor of Crosscurrents, a stock market investment newsletter. He's also a real estate investor. He's extremely concerned about the direction of the country and all the debt that's being piled on at all levels of society. For this reason and others, he's been bullish on gold since 9/11/2001. He's more bullish now as he's ever been. And he's waiting for the stock market to take a major hit. 
  • Christopher Mayer--Europe Is A Bargain Hunter's Paradise 18.Apr.14

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    We caught up with the Daily Reckoning's Chris Mayer. He just got back from Ireland and says there's a major fire sale taking place. Between the damage that took place in Ireland, Spain, Greece and other countries, assets are available at well below their replacement cost. Of course there's no telling when the long awaited recovery will occur, but if you've got the nerve and the cash, you could score big. 
  • Paul LeJoy--Still Getting Rich In America 17.Apr.14

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Paul LeJoy came to America from Africa and saw that it was still the land of opportunity. While others complained and believed that they couldn't get ahead, Paul plowed ahead and built up a real estate empire. Now he helps others do the same. On a recent trip back to his homeland in Africa, he saw that little has changed. His fellow country men are just sitting around waiting for the government to come to their rescue and it's not happening.  
  • Martin Armstrong--Reports Of The Dollar's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated 17.Apr.14

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    We spoke with Martin Armstrong today about the Blood Moon, the Death of the Dollar, the crumbling Euro and the ascent of China. While he sees China becoming the leading world economy-eventually, he doesn't see the dollar dying off as quickly as others do. Mainly because there's no other currency to take its place at the present time. The war cycle is heating up at the same time as civil unrest cycle, the first time this has happened since the 1700's. Also the first of 4 Blood Moons has just passed. The last will pass just as the Sovereign Debt Big Bang goes off in the third quarter…
  • Brandi Jo Newman--Helping The Baby Boomers Save Their Retirement 17.Apr.14

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Brandi Jo Newman was born into a family of bankers, cattlemen, oilmen and good ol’ boys. She learned at an early age how to communicate with different personalities and egos. Her goal now is to help her clients, many of them baby boomers, to save their retirement. She does this with the concept of infinite banking, which uses whole life insurance to lock in and compound savings and high returns. 
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    Market Insights

  • Brent falls as Ukraine, Russia seek to end violence

    Phil Flynn
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil fell on Thursday after the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union joined to call for an end to the violence in Ukraine, taking some risk premium out of the market, while U.S. oil rose on positive economic data. The joint statement from the four parties meeting in Geneva sought an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement. Brent crude for June delivery, which has received support in recent days as violence in Ukraine has escalated, was down 35…
  • WTI Crude Above $104 With Jobless Claims Under Forecast

    Phil Flynn
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Moming Zhou | Apr 17, 2014 | Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate crude rose to trade above $104 for a fifth day as a report showed fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week. Prices climbed as much as 1 percent. Jobless claims reached 304,000, the Labor Department reported, below the 315,000 that was the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Brent fell as four-way talks on the crisis in Ukraine ended with an accord aimed at taking the first steps toward de-escalating the conflict. “The jobless claims are supportive for the market,”…
  • Morning Grains 4/17/14

    Jack Scoville
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 99,910 lots, or 4.37 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest May-14 4,761 4,772 4,754 4,762 4,756 4,763 7 4,496 19,530 Jul-14 4,587 4,587 4,586 4,586 4,595 4,586 -9 6 18 Sep-14 4,385 4,395 4,360 4,391 4,366 4,377 11 44,932 150,196 Nov-14 4,425 4,425 4,383 4,393 4,404 4,398 -6 52 178 Jan-15 4,345 4,364 4,326 4,343 4,332 4,342 10 49,580 153,998 Mar-15 – - – 4,394 4,394 4,394 0 0 20 May-15 4,405 4,423 4,398 4,411 4,399 4,405 6 696 3,064 Jul-15 – - – 4,434 4,428…
  • Morning Softs 4/17/14

    Jack Scoville
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    COTTON General Comments: Futures were higher, but held the recent trading range. Ideas of short domestic supplies available to the market supported nearby months. Demand is a problem as the market as China keeps moving to reduce its government supplies. The government is releasing some of its supplies to millers at competitive prices when compared to imports. Brazil conditions are reported to be good in Bahia with warm temperatures and a few showers. India might have some production problems this year as El Nino is developing and might bring less monsoon rains to the country. Warmer…
  • The Corn & Ethanol Report 4/17/14

    Daniel Flynn
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    Good Morning! In the overnight electronic session the May Corn is currently trading at 499 which is 1 ½ of a cent higher. The trading range has been 501 ¼ to 497 ½ so far. Holiday markets and weather has thrown this topsy- turvy market more confusing as concerns are focused on putting the crop in the ground in a timely fashion. Stay Tuned! On the Ethanol front there were no trades posted in the futures contracts last night. The May contract settled at 2.172 and has 1 bid @ 2.121 and 2 offers @ 2.192 which is showing a wide spread as this market is following the Corn, Sugar and Energy…
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    Bargaineering

  • 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
  • Always buy the biggest pizza…That’s why God created freezers…And big ziplock bags

    Mitch Strohm
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mitch StrohmWe suspect you don’t really need another reason to buy a bigger pizza. But if you do, here’s a great one: You’ll get more pizza for your money if you go with the larger pie. Quoctrung Bui of Planet Money recently studied this after noticing something while eating lunch with an engineer. Though the engineer [...]Always buy the biggest pizza…That’s why God created freezers…And big ziplock bags from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. This blog was posted by Mitch Strohm
 
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    Markets Media

  • Canada Takes Lead in HFT Study

    steve
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Canadian regulators are ahead of their peers in terms of examining market structure, especially high-frequency trading. “I would draw attention to something that was posted by IIROC [this week], which is the second generation findings of their in-depth analysis of HFT in Canada,” said Robert Young, head of Liquidnet Canada. “There’s some really interesting stuff coming out of there. It’s interesting because we’re already ahead of the world and we’re keeping up our pace.” The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has posted on its website…
  • The Value of Volatility

    steve
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    An upturn in volatility could provide savvy investors with a chance to lock in profits. Griffin Asset Management, a New York-based long-only firm that uses covered calls as a component of its investing, is closely monitoring the VIX with the expectation that a pickup will enhance the premiums it can collect on its options-writing program. “The reason why volatility could be very important to what we are doing here is that we are running this covered call strategy now,” said Doug Famigletti, president and chief investment officer at Griffin Asset Management. Since the market usually falls…
  • White Paper: MarketPsych – Sentiment Data in the Foreign Exchange Markets

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Financial markets are not entirely efficient in pricing all available information; they are known to show systematic and repeating patterns that are apparently irrational – or “non-optimal” in academic parlance. Continue reading on Equinix Forum »
  • Introduction and Growth of VIX

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    With the creation of the VIX index in 1993 and the subsequent listing of tradable futures and options in 2004 and 2006, respectively, interest in and trading volumes in VIX products have been explosive. VIX’s consistent ~80% negative correlation to SPX and the broad equity markets has prompted more strategists and traders to adopt VIX futures and other VIX-based instruments to hedge their portfolios against market downturns and/or to speculate on market turmoil. VIX instruments have become a liquid and transparent alternative to OTC variance swaps. Continue reading on The Book »
  • Trading in Hong Kong

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hong Kong is one of the largest financial centers in the world. Benefiting from relatively loose regulations, yet strong geographic ties with mainland China, Hong Kong’s capital markets offer diverse financial asset classes and instruments for trading purposes with a high degree of liquidity and market efficiency, as well as transparent regulations. In addition, markets are supported by the HK government, which works to keep market intervention and taxation to a minimum to maintain market competitiveness. Continue reading on Equinix Forum »
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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

  • 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,…
  • Making the Transition from CFO to CEO

    CFOGlobalHQ
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Michael Foust, CEO of Digital Realty Recently, a major change in leadership took place at Digital Realty, one of the biggest operators of data centers in Silicon Valley. CEO Michael Foust stepped down, and he was replaced by CFO William Stein. Foust’s departure was catalyzed by the company’s poor performance during 2013 – shares fell 28%, and Digital Realty’s value on the stock market decreased from $8.5 billion a few years ago to $6.3 billion at the end of the 2013. While Stein is only serving as CEO until a replacement is found, many CFOs seek to move to the position of CEO. But how…
  • Weekly Roundup: Is Wells Fargo The Best Dividend Stock In The Banking Sector?

    CFOGlobalHQ
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Here is this week’s roundup of specially curated articles by our Editor: Is Wells Fargo The Best Dividend Stock In The Banking Sector? UPDATE 2-Barclays to sell UAE retail ops to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for $177 mln How Much Bad Debt Can China Absorb? Gold: Demand For The Precious Metal in Asia Is Phenomenal 9 CEOs With The Worst Reputations Related posts: Weekly Roundup: Can Risk Aversion Explain Stock Price Volatility? Weekly Roundup: World’s 5 hottest stock markets in 2013 Weekly Roundup: China Plans To Launch Its Own Crude Oil Futures Market
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  • 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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  • Michaels Breach Exposed Nearly 3 Million Cards

    Bill Hardekopf
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Michaels, the nation's largest arts and crafts chain, said that nearly three million debit and credit cards may have been exposed in their data breach. The company said that the data security attack has been contained. The company reported that close to 2.6 million cards used in payments at Michaels stores were potentially exposed between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014. Another 400,000 cards may have been affected at Aaron Brothers stores between June 26, 2013 and February 27, 2014. Michaels announced that debit and credit card numbers and expiration dates may have been exposed,…
  • LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–April 18, 2014

    Lynn Oldshue
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    States Probing Massive Data Breach of Social Security Numbers In what could be one of the biggest data breaches in history, the federal government and authorities in several states are investigating the criminal sale of Social Security numbers, bank account data and other personal information for up to 200 million U.S. citizens. The breach is the latest demonstration of the growing vulnerability of personal information in the digital age, and is particularly troubling because of the involvement of Social Security numbers. Story by Steve Johnson of the San Jose Mercury News. Proposed Senate…
  • The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report for April 17, 2014

    John Oldshue
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report is based on our Complete Credit Card Index which tracks the advertised rates of 1,060 credit cards in the United States. Our editorial team constantly tracks the cards in order to identify trends in credit cards interest rates. Our index showed the Annual Percentage Rates for credit cards was 14.46% which was slightly higher than last week's average of 14.45%. The average cash advance rate for this week was 21.73% which was the same as last week. Below are the averages from the LowCards.com Complete Credit Card Index for the…
  • Credit Card Skimmer Found in NYC Metro Machine

    Lynn Oldshue
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    If you are a New York Metro rider, you may want to keep a close eye on the MetroCard vending machines you use to pay for your ticket. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently found a skimmer and camera that was used to steal credit card information. The camera, combined with a credit card skimmer in the machine, can be used to record a person's PIN or zip code after swiping the card. The skimmer tracks the card information, while the camera tracks the verification information. That is all someone needs to create a fake card and start spending. The camera was built into a plug…
  • “God” Sues Equifax for Glitch in Credit Score

    Natalie Rutledge
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    A man by the name of God Gazarov is suing Equifax for displaying that he has no financial history because the credit reporting agency's system will not accept his name--God. Despite the fact that he has a score over 720 with TransUnion and Experian, Gazarov has been in battle with Equifax for two years, trying to get them to recognize his credit history. When he was denied financing for an Infiniti car last year due to a "lack of credit history," he knew he had to do something drastic. That is when he decided to file a lawsuit against Equifax. The 26-year-old from Brooklyn, who was named…
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  • BULLION LATEST – Gold flat, flops around $1,300/oz

    Kathleen Retourne
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    London 17/04/2014 – Gold was flat on Thursday afternoon, trading either side of $1,300 ahead of the long weekend, which will see several countries closed for Easter. Spot gold was last at $1,298.90/1,299.70 per ounce, a $3.35 loss on Wednesday’s …
  • US GOLD OPEN – Comex grinds along in pre-holiday mode

    Tom Jennemann
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Orlando, Florida 17/04/2014 – Gold futures were steady in the US amid light liquidity on Thursday morning – market participants now view Tuesday’s unexpected sell-off as nothing more than a quirk that will have little impact on near-term market direction. …
  • LME WEBCAST – Metals steadier, but opt for pre-holiday caution

    Martin Hayes
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    Metals trade comfortably and mostly at steadier price levels Cautious mood ahead of long UK holiday weekend seen Copper resilient and holding above $6,600/t Nickel flitting either side of $18,000, consolidates upmove
  • LME MORNING – Base metals steady in quiet trading, copper holds above $6,600/t

    Kathleen Retourne
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    London 17/04/2014 – Base metals other than tin were higher in Thursday’s LME premarket session but business has been quiet – the market is winding down ahead of the Easter holidays, with the LME closed on Friday and Monday. Sentiment …
  • Technical Analysis – Palladium – Climbing after break from major triangle

    Will Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    Short Term: Medium Term: Long Term: Resistances: R1 753 Triangle top R2 801 March high R3 816 High so far R4 849 Aug’11 high Support: S1 787 UTL S2 785 HSL S3 746 S4 696 Feb low S5 692 Oct …
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    Forex4you blog

  • Dollar mixed after data not enough to undo Yellen damage

    Joaquin Monfort
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    USD The dollar trade mixed on Thursday, falling against the euro, the pound and canada – which benefited from inflation data – but rising versus the aussie and the kiwi, and marginally against the yen too. U.S economic news was positive overall, after it showed a fall in the number of people claiming jobless benefits. [...]The post Dollar mixed after data not enough to undo Yellen damage appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • USD/JPY: short-term up-trend bounce extending

    Joaquin Monfort
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
        The very short-term trend has probably reversed after the progression of peaks and troughs down on the 4-hour chart changed to up. The exchange rate has also come off the bottom of a broadening range/pattern which has been forming since February. Currently the very short-term up-trend is expected to continue, particularly given the strong [...]The post USD/JPY: short-term up-trend bounce extending appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Daily Forex News and Signals – 17 April 2014

    Joaquin Monfort
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    The euro traded mixed on Wednesday after Core CPI came out lower-than-expected, continuing to stoke speculation of more ECB easing. Downside was offset , however, by upbeat Chinese data which improved global risk appetite. The single currency ended the day at 1.3815 to the dollar and 141.23 to the yen. Video Transcription You are watching [...]The post Daily Forex News and Signals – 17 April 2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • EUR/USD: down-move rotating

    Joaquin Monfort
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
        EUR/USD has recovered and started to move higher. It has broken above the key highs at 1.3833 and a resumption of the up-trend looks probable from here, although a move above 1.3851 would provide a clearer sign, and see an extension up to 1.3880, closing Monday’s still-open gap in the process. The weekly chart [...]The post EUR/USD: down-move rotating appeared first on Forex4you blog.
  • Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 17/04/2014

    Artem Helium
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:57 am
    The NZD/USD continues to sink. Direction Period Expected price dynamics Price movement corridor ↓ ↑ 1 days ≈ 70 pips Max. 0.8700 Min.  0.8500 The fall of the New Zealand dollar goes to around the descending channel. At the moment, the pair crossed the support level of 0.8630, which in the short run, opens the way to [...]The post Technical analysis for the NZD/USD on 17/04/2014 appeared first on Forex4you blog.
 
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  • 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 [...]
  • Is General Motors a Stock for Growth, Value, and Income Investors?

    John Murphy
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
      General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Ford (NYSE: F) have made a strong comeback since The Great Recession.  Chrysler, a unit of Fiat (PINK: FIATY), has also done well.  Although down in recent market action, General Motors has appeal to growth, value, and income investors for the long term. Investing is the act of buying [...]
  • Will Railroad Stocks Continue to Chug Along?

    Ida Hansen
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
      Legendary investor Warren Buffett loves railroads….so much that he spend $34 billion to buy Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad back in late 2009 for the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A). Buffett is not the only investor to enamored with railroads have stocks in the sector have performed very well with CSX Corp (NYSE: [...]
  • Natural Resource Sector is Holding Up Well

    Tim Lambert
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
      While the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) are declining, securities in the natural resources are holding up well.  United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG), the exchange traded fund for the natural gas sector, is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, and [...]
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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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  • 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 …
  • Small Business Loan Pitfalls to Avoid

    Megan Zhang
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Applying for a small business loan can be a tricky process, but there are many common mistakes that can be easily avoided. Read on for some tips on how to navigate the loan process and avoid these common pitfalls. 1. …
  • Tips for Minority-Owned Businesses

    Megan Zhang
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help minority-owned businesses succeed in the small business world. The program provides one-on-one counseling, training programs, and guidance for entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses. Read on to …
  • Everything You Need to Know About Short-Term Business Loans

    Megan Zhang
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Entrepreneurs often use short-term business loans to get through uncertain financial periods. Some examples: seasonal purchasing, newly launched advertising campaigns, and initial start-up financing. Usually, banks provide these short-term loans as lines of credit, and generally the loan must be …
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    Bitcoin Warrior

  • Bill Moyers on America’s Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy

    Mark Norton
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    A new report shows that top CEOs were paid 331 times more than the average US worker in 2013. At the same time, the poorest fifth of Americans paid an average tax rate of 11 percent while the richest one percent contributed half that rate at state and…Bill Moyers on America’s Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Bringing Cryptocurrency To Women Worldwide, Cryptomoms.com Launches With 3 Million DNotes Giveaway

    Mark Norton
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Bringing Cryptocurrency To Women Worldwide, Cryptomoms.com Launches With 3 Million DNotes Giveaway The fact that the emerging world of cryptocurrency is overwhelmingly dominated by men has never been in dispute. As of April 2014, surveys show that currently…Bringing Cryptocurrency To Women Worldwide, Cryptomoms.com Launches With 3 Million DNotes Giveaway is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Mt. Gox Suitors Seek Support To Save Bitcoin Exchange

    Mark Norton
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    A group of investors seeking to buy Mt. Gox has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. "We need your help to stop a liquidation, which would be good neither for Mt…Mt. Gox Suitors Seek Support To Save Bitcoin Exchange is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • What Will Become of Your Bitcoins When You Die?

    Mark Norton
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    The Law Society is urging people to leave clear instructions for their intellectual property and digital media in case of death. Most of the digital legacy people leave behind when they shuttle off this mortal coil has sentimental value – it is not…What Will Become of Your Bitcoins When You Die? is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net
  • Silicon Valley Job Fair to Match Bitcoin Professionals

    Mark Norton
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    A Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator will host a bitcoin job exposition for those seeking employment in the cryptocurrency industry. The Bitcoin Job Fair will take place on 3rd May at the Plug and Play Technology Center in Sunnyvale, CA from…Silicon Valley Job Fair to Match Bitcoin Professionals 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

  • 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 […]
  • Tips to Improve Your Dental Collections

    Michael Guerin
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:13 am
    Has the recent economic downturn during the past few years hit your area? When times are good maybe your practice can afford to ignore past-due accounts, or not feel the impact of uncollected revenue. But what about now? If 2nd and 3rd notices aren’t working for you (or the collection letter template you may be […]
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    GrowthForce » Blog

  • 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…
  • Measure Success (Without Looking at the Balance Sheet)

    Stephen King
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Running a business involves reviewing a lot of numbers; the majority of which have dollar signs attached to them.  It stands to reason that most business owners, CFOs and finance managers don’t mind this task when business is booming; after all, who doesn’t like good news in the form of dollar signs? While it’s easy to become consumed with looking at cash flow, sales, and input and output as the main indicators of business success, there are other important KPIs to consider that don’t involve looking at the balance sheet. Here are three ways of measuring business success that are not…
  • Top 10 Accounts Payable Best Practices – Part 2

    Stephen King
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    In Part 2, we’re sharing the final five of GrowthForce’s Top 10 Accounts Payable Best Practices And, if you haven’t seen it already, you may visit our previous post, Top 10 Accounts Payable Best Practices – Part 1, for best practices numbers 1-5. 6) Keep track of invoice disputes and resolutions. Disruptions in invoice payments create problems with a company’s cash flow. Keeping tabs on any invoicing discrepancies helps to keep your cash flow on track, organize your AP department, keep your books in order, and maintain vendor relations. If a vendor issue arose in which  you were…
 
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    Daily Gains Letter

  • 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.
  • Six Ways to Profit from Russia’s Geopolitical Posturing

    George Leong
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    The situation in Crimea should be closely monitored as it pertains to Europe and the eurozone. Russia is a major trading partner with the eurozone as well, supplying about 40% of the energy requirements in the area. That is ... Read MoreThis article Six Ways to Profit from Russia’s Geopolitical Posturing originally published at Daily Gains Letter by George Leong.
  • How to Navigate the Ridiculous World of Social Media Stocks

    George Leong
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:54 am
    The tension in the stock market is clearly evident, especially with the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 breaching their respective 50-day moving average (MA). What we have seen in the stock market is a shift away from higher-beta growth and small-cap ... Read MoreThis article How to Navigate the Ridiculous World of Social Media Stocks 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

  • As Sam Sees It: How Low Will Q1 Results Go?

    Sam Stovall
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Featured Each week, we tap the insight of Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist for S&P Capital IQ, for his perspective on the current market. For more from S&P Capital IQ, be sure to visit www.getmarketscope.com. EQ: We’re still pretty early into Q1 reporting season, but by the looks of it, results may be even weaker than were expected going into it. At this current rate, the S&P 500 may end up posting a negative for the first time since the third quarter of 2012. Do you anticipate that estimates for Q1 may fall even further? Stovall: My guess is that the estimate of a…
  • Marcum LLP Announces the 3rd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference

    Press Releases
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    MARCH  20, 2014 (New York City, NY) – Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, today announced that the 3rd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference will take place May 29 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.  The event is presented by Marcum’s SEC Services Practice Group. Launched in 2012, the annual Marcum MicroCap Conference introduces investors to superior quality, undiscovered public companies with under $500 million in market capitalization. Featured companies represent seven industry sectors, including Technology & Telecom; Social Media…
  • Marcum MicroCap Conference Names Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City as First Charity Beneficiary

    Press Releases
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    MARCH  26, 2014 (New York City, NY) – Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms, has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) as the first charity beneficiary for the annual Marcum MicroCap Conference. The 2014 conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on May 29.  A percentage of gross proceeds will be earmarked to benefit BBBS of NYC, which pairs at-risk children and teens with caring adults who serve as mentors and role models. “The Marcum MicroCap Conference is an annual…
  • Rudy Giuliani to Keynote Marcum MicroCap Conference

    Press Releases
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    APRIL 3, 2014 (New York City, NY) – Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001), will keynote the 3rd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on May 29.  The conference is produced by Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms.   Mr. Giuliani will address How Geopolitical Events Will Affect Your Company’s Future – And What Every Company Must Know. Launched in 2012, the annual Marcum MicroCap Conference introduces investors to superior quality, undiscovered public companies…
  • Emerging Growth Companies Line Up for 3rd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference

    Press Releases
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    APRIL 18, 2014 (New York City, NY) – The 3rd Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference, taking place May 29 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, has surpassed demand from last year’s sold-out event.  Registration by some of the country’s most promising young growth companies to present at the conference has now out-paced registration at this time in 2013.  Approximately 130 presentation slots are available, and all are expected to sell out again this year. The Marcum MicroCap Conference is presented by the SEC Services Practice of Marcum LLP,…
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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

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Mini Russell 2000 Chat & Futures Trading Levels 4.14.2014

    Ilan
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:11 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 15, 2014 Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted #1 futures trading blog!  Mini Russell daily chart for your review…
  • Triangles Offer Traders Important Forecasting Information by Elliot Wave International 4.11.2014

    Ilan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed. 1. Market Commentary 2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index 3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds 4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver 5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday April 11, 2014 Hello Traders, For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! Voted #1 futures trading blog!    Triangles Offer Traders Important…
 
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    Finance Inspired

  • 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…
  • Why You Should Know More about Your Partner’s Credit Woes

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    ­­Why You Should Know More about Your Partner’s Credit Woes Entering a new relationship can be wonderful and exciting. But it is one that comes with a huge responsibility as well, especially for two consenting adults. While it is easy to get blinded by love, it is oftentimes wise to first know more about your partner’s financial standing, especially if talks of marriage start floating in the air. In a survey commissioned by Luma, 500 men and women who are living in the United Kingdom were asked about what they think are the most important factors to consider when choosing a partner.
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    Rockstar Finance

  • My Wealth Manifesto

    J. Money
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    “Follow these do’s and don’ts and you will be bucking-the-trend better than the majority of Americans when it comes to being financially savvy… If I could go back in time to meet the 22-year-old me, I would bring a print-out of this list. I think it would have served as confirmation of a lot of what I had in my mind at that time (saving and investing early does result in exponential growth) and also would have steered me out of some bad decisions.” Check out Buck’s entire Wealth Manifesto here: Bucking-The-Trend.com ——- [Photo cred: Wonderlane]
  • 13 Money Saving Mind Tricks

    J. Money
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    “#5. Tape a Picture of What You Want To Your Credit Card — I’ve been saving for a trip to Key West this summer. I can’t tell you what a guilt trip it is to see a picture of your long-term goal when I’m about to make an impulse buy. By wrapping my credit card and debit card in a picture of my end savings goal, I’m constantly reminding myself that afternoon trip to the vending machine won’t get me closer to my saving goal.” Check out all 12 other tricks here: AndThenWeSaved.com
  • Ass Pennies [NSFW]

    J. Money
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    Came across this video by the Upright Citizens Brigade and can’t stop laughing. Figured you’d want a nice chuckle on this bright and happy Friday morning too? Just make sure to turn down the volume if you’re at work right now – especially if you’re at a respectable joint ;) It’s an interesting way to get an advantage over everyone… haha… And no, definitely no point to it at all – except to give you a break from serious money talk :) Upright Citizens BrigadeGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows
  • 9 Ways to Profitable Procrastination

    J. Money
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    “A fundamental fact escapes the notice of most consumers: buyers have almost complete control over the timing of their purchases (except in rare cases of unanticipated emergencies). Think about it. The seller can’t hold a gun to your head and force you to buy its product. The choice of when to pull the trigger is actually yours. Until the moment you buy, you hold the power. After that, of course, the money is out of your pocket and into the seller’s. But if you’re patient enough, it’s easy to leverage your timing of purchases into huge benefits…” Check out all 9 tips…
  • The Joy of Spending

    J. Money
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    “You have to spend, so you may as well do it with joy rather than resentment. Rather than fixating on expenses as a loss, think of the gain you’re bringing to others. Every time you spend money, you’re contributing to someone who is working to provide you a product or service to make your life better and easier. This train of thought will help create an abundance mentality in your life rather than perpetuating stressful feelings of lack and scarcity.” Check out the entire article here: SeeDebtRun.com —— [Photo cred: Filter Forge]
 
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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

  • Use These 3 Tips to Trade Well

    Joe Hentges
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    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 school the…
  • Ukraine, Deflation and China Growth Hitting the Market Today

    Joe Hentges
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:43 pm
    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
    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 week’s snap…
  • 9 Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed | Beyond the Chart

    Joe Hentges
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Today’s stock trade ideas video discusses 9 trade ideas on 8 stocks.  Five of these are a review of trades I exited last week: GS, MGM, NEM, SSYS, and TSO.Two of these are on new trades I entered last week on FB and XLNX. And then the last two trade ideas are on NEM again and on CTRP.It should be an interesting week. Remember the market is closed on Friday and April standard options last day of trading is Thursday.  Have a great week!   Share This:and Follow Me:The post 9 Stock Trade Ideas Reviewed | Beyond the Chart appeared first on Beyond the Chart.
  • 8 Key Takeaways from the Market this Week

    Joe Hentges
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Dow closed down 143.42 points on Friday and 385.96 points on the week. But the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 (RUT) were hit even harder. The Nasdaq was down 54.37 points on Friday and 127.99 points for the week.All of the market indices are now down for the year.  In this post I discuss 8 Key Takeaways from the market action of this last week.  I am sure there are many more, but we can start with these 8.8 Key Takeaways So what is the market saying this week? Here are my 8 key takeaways from the market this week:The Nasdaq broke down through the lower end of a 17 month rising…
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  • 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…
  • How Can I Check My Credit Score?

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    You may think that you need to pay to see your credit report, but the great news is that you do not need to pay a dime. You do need to pay money if you want to see your credit score, but I will talk more about that in a bit. For your purposes, all your really need to see is your credit report. Legal Entitlements With Your Credit Score You are legally entitled to one free credit report per year from each of the three credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, as per the FACT Act (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act). All three of these bureaus calculate credit using the FICO…
  • How Can I Get A Credit Card With Bad Credit?

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Technically a score of 624 is considered “average,” though it is getting close to poor. You could be doing a lot worse—anything below 500 is where you are guaranteed to get zero consideration for any sort of loan or credit line. At 624, though, you could still struggle, since lenders are far more likely to want to work with you if you actually have good credit. Not only that, but if you are offered a loan with your credit the way it is, you could be given one with high interest and fees. Waiting long enough to fix your credit score could pay off in the long run. Your FICO credit score…
 
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    FINANCEWALK

  • 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…
  • How to Make a Career in Top Boutique Investment Banks

    Avadhut Nigudkar
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:46 am
    Since investment banking is such a hot topic of discussion among finance aspirants, I thought of taking this discussion to a detailed level. It is important for us to know what various types of investment banks are available out there. In this article, I am going to tell you about top and best boutique investment banks around the world. But, before we get into specific details, let us first understand what exactly these boutique investment banks are.   What Is a Boutique Investment Bank? Investopedia defines boutique investment banks as – “A small financial firm that provides…
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  • 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…
  • Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (Apr 12-13)

    Michael Kitces
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Enjoy the current installment of "weekend reading for financial planners" - this week's edition kicks off with a strong response from CFP Board chair Ray Ferrara to last week's rather harsh editorial from Financial Advisor magazine's Evan Simonoff, focusing on all the ways that CFP Board has been growing successful in recent years, and suggesting that many of the criticisms being levied at the organization are more about what the organization once was, rather than what it actually is today. From there, we have several practice management articles, including a good overview of what advisors…
  • Evaluating Exposure To The Alternative Minimum Tax And Strategies To Reduce The AMT Bite

    Michael Kitces
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    While the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) finally ended more than a decade of "temporary" Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) patches and fixes that kept expiring and had to be renewed, the ultimate resolution of ATRA was not permanent repeal of the AMT. Instead, ATRA provided permanent "relief" by merely locking in the latest AMT exemptions from 2011, and adjusting the exemption - and everything else under the AMT system - for inflation going forward. As a result, high-income individuals continue to be potentially exposed to the AMT, depending on exactly what their income levels may…
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  • 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
  • Recent Wisdom From Financial Fools

    Anthony Alfidi
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    I have learned about as much from watching stupid people do dumb things in finance as I have from formal education and autodidaction.  Fools are better teachers than they will ever realize.Leveraged funds continue to use high-frequency trading strategies even though large institutions increasingly route their orders to negate the HFT advantage.  All of the computational horsepower devoted to HFT will gradually lose its reason to exist as large block trades in dark pools go elsewhere.  Math wizards earning huge sums in hedge funds will wonder where it all went.  Hedge fund…
  • The Haiku of Finance for 04/18/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Monitor munisTreasury tracking troublePowerless to rule
  • The Haiku of Finance for 04/17/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Obese consumerDrive fast food franchise profitsFat America
  • Unexpected Update to Alpha-D Portfolio for 04/16/14

    Anthony Alfidi
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    I was surprised to see that my in-the-money covered calls on FXA were exercised this week, prior to their expiration date this month.  They were only slightly in-the-money, so whoever had their brokerage assign them must have been desperate for a tiny gain and unwilling to roll their hedge forward. I repurchased the exact number of FXA shares that had been sold away, and renewed the covered calls on those shares for another month.  I remain committed to the Australian dollar as a hedge against US hyperinflation and I don't mind the tiny transaction cost of this wash sale.  The…
 
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  • 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…
  • How Forex Brokers Gamble With Your Money: 33 Ways To Protect Yourself

    Bill Achola
    18 Feb 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Forex Brokers help a person buy and sell foreign currency with the end goal of making more money than they started with. However, this is a huge gamble because there is no guarantee that the transaction will occur at the optimal time. There is always a risk involved when trading currency because there is no sure fire way to know when the market will fluctuate in your favor. There is always the chance that as soon as your buy a certain currency the overall value plummets instead of going up thus losing a large chunk of investment. These trades are based off of educated guesses in conjunction…
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  • 17 April Forex daily review

    Sergiy Zlyvko
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    Finances.com -Expectations for yesterday are justified. The dollar index after reduction to the support line rebounded to around 79.90. In anticipation of the long weekend, the rebound became stronger than expected. On Friday on the occasion of “Good Friday” the exchanges of most European countries will be closed. Today, banks are not running the UK, Germany, […]
  • US Dollar Index Poised for Weekly Gain

    hs-articles @finances.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Finances.com -The US dollar was relatively unchanged against a basket of its major peers, but was still poised for a weekly gain of more than half a percent as of Thursday’s afternoon session. The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s performance against six of its major peers, was at 79.83. US data throughout this shortened […]
  • US Consumer Confidence Rebounds from 9-Week Low: Bloomberg

    hs-articles @finances.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Finances.com -US consumer confidence emerged from a nine-week low, as brighter employment prospects and an improved buying climate boosted the outlook on the economy. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose from minus 31.9 to minus 29.1 in the period ending April 13. The weekly random-sample survey gauges Americans’ views of the economy, personal finances and the […]
  • US Philly Fed Survey Higher

    James Boston
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Finances.com -The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has just released it’s respected regional Manufacturing Survey for the month of March. This key activity indicator has registered at 16.6 this month, this is up on the February reading of 9 and easily beats the market consensus estimate of 10. Despite several weeks of positive US economic data […]
  • British Pound Flirting with Multi-Year Highs

    hs-articles @finances.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Finances.com -The British pound peaked at 1.6841 US overnight, the highest level since 2009, as stronger than forecast employment data fueled speculation of an early rate hike. By the morning, the GBP/USD pair was trading at 1.6818, recovering from an intraday low of 1.6795. Sterling soared Wednesday after the Office for National Statistics said UK jobless […]
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  • 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…
  • Why Living Car-Free Is The New Cool Thing & 8 Ideas To Embrace It

    Audrey Henderson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    You may love your wheels, but your bank account may tell a different story. Between maintenance, depreciation, parking fees, insurance, and oh, yes, gas – you are undoubtedly spending major coin to keep your car in working order and yourself on the right side of the law. How much? According to figures from the 2013 edition of the annual “Your Driving Costs” report produced by AAA, the yearly cost of automobile ownership ranges from a hefty $7,000 per year for a compact car like the Ford Focus or the Honda Civic to an eye-watering $9,795 for SUVs like the Kia Sedona or an obscene $11,248…
  • 20 Amazing Facts About Credit Cards You Didn’t Know (Yet)

    Andrew Latham
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Cash is dying. Long live plastic. Love them or hate them, you probably can’t do without them. In 2012, the total value of credit card transactions in the U.S. alone was $2.48 trillion. In the same year, two-thirds of all in-person sales were made with plastic, while only 27% were made with cash. Credit cards are everywhere. They are used to buy just about anything, and they are here to stay. So it’s smart to learn a little about how they work. Here are 20 surprising facts you didn’t know about credit cards. 1. Your credit card doesn’t really have an expiration date. Yes, I know…
 
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • What Differences Are There Between Binary Trading And Traditional Trading?

    Hamish
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Whether you’re a newcomer to trading in general or you’re a seasoned trader looking to explore new alternatives, binary options trading is suitable for everyone. It’s a new type of trading quite unlike anything before it which is exciting both beginners and pros alike. It’s a lot more fast-paced than traditional trading and it’s a lot simpler to understand. The simplicity of binary trading […] The post What Differences Are There Between Binary Trading And Traditional Trading? appeared first on BinaryOptions.com - Brokers, Education and News.
  • The Best Binary Options Brokers For Beginners

    Hamish
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Whether you’re completely new to trading on the stock market or you’re just new to trading binary options, binary options trading presents exciting new investment opportunities in the stock market. They offer a different way to invest and manage risk that appeals to some traders. You can’t directly access the markets, so you have to go through a broker to trade binary options. There […] The post The Best Binary Options Brokers For Beginners 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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  • 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. Risk Factor also mentioned in the…
  • 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 Box IPO Valuation? As seen from above, Box massive…
  • 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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  • 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,…
  • This Will Make The Housing Market Boom Again

    Paul S
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The housing market has slowly started to recover, but not nearly as quickly as people had hoped.  Lending by banks has remained tight, and the cash reserve requirements on the banks has remained quite high.  The combination has stifled the housing market recovery. However, there is one factor that is contributing even more than the aforementioned obstacles.  Interest rates remaining between 0-0.25% is the single largest contributing factor towards keeping the housing market recovery tempered.  Granted, it wouldn’t be wise to pursue or wish for a housing market like we saw in the…
 
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