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The Best Day Trading Education Site On The Web

When you want to take your day trading knowledge to the next level, you need to take online classes. There are lots of good sites out there, but Warrior Trading tends to stand out from the rest. Perusing through Warrior Trading reviews online is a good way to understand just what kind of advantages theContinue Reading

The Downbeat of The GBP and EUR

According to the Reuters, the USD inched higher on Tuesday amid no economic data released for the Greenback. The USD recovered against the GBP and the EUR, which many investors say may be a forerunner to the three-weeks of risk packed events for the over $ trillion daily currency market. The EUR/USD started the dayContinue Reading

5 Ways to Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

The golden rule of investing is to diversify your portfolio as much as possible. Pooling all your money into one venture, no matter how great the returns are, is an amateur mistake. Diversifying investments protects you against market volatility. If one of your investments fail for some reason, you should have other ventures to depend on for income and minimize financial loss. Read ahead to find our several excellent ways to diversify your investment portfolio.Continue Reading

Secure Your Investment Portfolio with Gold

One of the most prevailing pieces of advice for an investment portfolio is to diversify your portfolio. This is to minimize the loss incurred by an investor due to a failure in a company or an industry. Gold, is an excellent way to diversify a portfolio. In 2016, particularly, the precious metal appears to have experienced an upswing.Continue Reading

NASDAQ in the Spotlight

Have you wondered why the NASDAQ has become so popular? It is now the driving force leading markets higher. Here are some highlights from the pages of the NASDAQ:Continue Reading

The Two Faces of Oil

Oil is a mysterious commodity. It trades with supply and demand numbers, yet it also trades with geopolitical events. It is an international commodity with each country buying or selling depending on their needs and domestic supply.Continue Reading

2015 – How is the World Doing?

It might be helpful to take a reading on various countries at the beginning of 2015 to help investors decide where to place their bets in the coming year. Some trends are affecting all major world economies while others are country specific.Continue Reading

Big Banks Win – Derivatives are Back

Once upon a time in the long ago we had banks that lent money to individuals and companies to expand and grow the economy. During the Great Depression lawmakers saw the need to rein in and regulate banks’ activities. The Glass Steagall Act of 1933 ruled that banks could not become involved in selling or trading securities. Separate Investment banks were organized that could underwrite and sell securities but they could not use depositor money.Continue Reading

Gold – The Long and Short of it.

It’s an understatement to say that gold is a mysterious commodity. There are wars in the Mid East and we have Russia and the United States verbally battling each other over Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. The natural resource boom of 2011-12 is taking a breather, affecting the economies of Australia, Canada, South America and Africa. International conflicts usually drive investors to seek haven in precious metals. This time, however, they are running away from them with gold making new lows in the month of November. It is extremely difficult to make sense of these cross currents and come up with a rational sense of where gold is headed. A look at the fundamental and technical factors affecting gold trading will give us some insight about the market.Continue Reading

Debt Wipeout: The Great $4.45 Trillion Experiment

Imagine this scenario. Bankers and Mortgage Brokers have gone berserk writing mortgages for people who could not afford to pay them off. Some customers didn’t even make the first payment. Some signatures were forged to get approval. It was an era of pure “greed.” Now, imagine this fictitious conservation between two bankers: “Tom, you know we have a lot of junk here with some of these mortgages.” “Yes, says Bill. Why don’t we just package them together and resell them to hedge funds and pension funds? We’ll use a fancy name like Collateralized Debt Obligations. That way no one will know exactly what we are selling them.” This scheme goes along for a while until a few “sane” investors start thinking: “I don’t think we should buy this stuff.” There are no bids and the market freezes up. Panic sets in and the markets are in freefall. The bankers run to the politicians and beg, hat in hand, for a bailout from Congress. The politicians dream up a fancy name like TARP and give the bankers $787 billion of taxpayer money. However, this is just a drop in the bucket. A whopping $7 trillion of household debt has been wiped out.
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