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Ten Points to consider on Trading in the Foreign Exchange market

By: Philip Hicks Investments Views: 3392 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Philip Hicks

Forex or the foreign exchange market is where one currency is traded for another. It is one of the biggest markets in the world. Following are a few simple tips that will help you make a killing in the market: 1. Margin trading: Margin trading is buying stocks without having the entire money to do it. Your few 100 dollars can be converted into few thousand.2. More

Citigroup - A Bargain?

By: Mark Goldman Investments Views: 2471 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Mark Goldman

I have been wondering why no one bought Citigroup.  In 2007, the company stock was supposed to be worth about $850B.  There are about 5.5B shares outstanding.  So, when the price went below $1.00, it might have been a great bargain for an astute entrepreneur. Would the stock move up with new management? More

The Economy and You

By: Zubin JB Investments Views: 1854 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Zubin JB

Who was asleep at the switch that keeps the lights on in the global economy? Who was steering this financial Titanic when the looming iceberg was barely a speck on the horizon? Will the real perpetrators please stand up?Alas, for many people looking to lay blame, the answer is close at hand. Go look into a mirror and stare really hard at the cause of this monetary destruction. More

When All Stocks Are Value Stocks - Think QDI

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 4325 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

Value stocks are those that tend to trade at lower prices relative to their fundamental characteristics than their more speculative cousins, the growth stocks; they have higher than usual dividend yields and lower P/E and P/B ratios. So when all stock prices are down significantly, have they all become value stocks? If they aren't going to go up, don't buy them." The third? More

Volatility Rocks The Investment Markets

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 5626 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

Gets your attention, doesn't it? The unfortunate thing though, is that most people will react negatively to this intentionally inflammatory, media-ready, title statement. Has some Wall Street virus attacked our financial experience memory chip? Bouncing around unpredictably is precisely what the markets have always done. Volatility is not a bad thing--- a non-event, even. More

Your 401(k) Investments and the IGVSI

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 2747 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

Smack, right up alongside the head. Your 401(k) investment program deteriorated rapidly as the stock market and the economy weakened. Who would have thought that there was so much risk of loss in those mutual funds, and ETFs? How convenient for them. The income part just requires discipline, so it should be much easier to manage. More

Viewing an Investment Strategy through a New Pair of Glasses

By: Patrick A. Driscoll Investments Views: 14477 | Comments: 1 | Votes: 0

Patrick A. Driscoll

The following is an article written by Robert Kiyosaki who is the author of the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. Robert Kiyosaki has an interesting view on investing that I wanted to share with our readers. Tax season always means a deluge of tax advice. Unfortunately, most of it is futile and lightweight. Try getting excited about living on $250 when you're old. It also needed repairs. More

Best No Load Mutual Funds: Mutual Fund Research Matters!

By: Michael A. Weiss, CFA Investments Views: 1970 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Michael A. Weiss, CFA

Finding the best no load mutual funds is no easy task because today’s top funds often become tomorrow’s worst performing funds and vice versa. As the saying goes, “the faster they go up, the faster they come down.” The temptation for the average person to invest in this year’s best performing funds is almost overwhelming. Michael A. More

Exchange Traded Funds

By: Art Of Saving Investments Views: 2266 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Art Of Saving

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a group of passive index funds that trade on an exchange like an individual stock. At the time of writing there are 162 ETFs with $220 billion in assets under management trading on U.S. New niche funds are being created regularly. Check out Amex.com, Yahoo! Finance’s ETF Center, ETFConnect, or ETFera.com. Mark inks The Market Speculator newsletter. More

Compelling Reasons to Rollover Your Company Plan Money to an IRA

By: Art Of Saving Investments Views: 1407 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Art Of Saving

1) The best case for an IRA rollover is the ability to keep the money growing tax-deferred for your beneficiaries. Many company retirement plans do not allow this strectch option even though the IRA rules permit it. So instead, your former company plan could pay your beneficiaries the entire dollar amount of your account in one year or five years at best. More