Your Top Forex Trading Questions Answered

Even though the forex market is the largest financial market in the world with a trading volume of $4 trillion a day, many traders remain unaware of its existence, instead focusing on retail trades, leaving the world of forex to be a relative enigma. Its status as an enigma derives from the fact that forex only hit the mainstream a decade or so ago. Beforehand, it was usually the plaything of … [Read more...]

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Experts Say Now is the Time to Invest in Diamonds!

Marilyn Monroe’s performance of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes certainly popularized the saying, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” But, recent trends in the diamond market now also suggest they are an investor’s best friend. It’s believed that reductions in production and increases in demand are soon to cause the value of diamonds to skyrocket. In the wake of the 2008 recession, big dollar … [Read more...]

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Understanding Stock Option Trading

Many traders think that stock options are nothing but stock substitutes with higher leverage and requiring less capital. After all, an option can be used to bet on the direction of the stocks to buy and sell the instrument at a specified strike price and date, just like an ordinary stock. But stock options have different characteristics, and strategies from ordinary stock and we will discuss these … [Read more...]

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5 Ways To Help With Back Testing Value At Risk

What is Back Testing? Back testing is a useful technique adopted by financial institutions to reconcile predicted losses from Value at Risk (VaR) with actual losses, typically at 1 day, 1 or 2 weeks, 1 month or a year. VaR is best known for quantifying the risk of loss on a portfolio. For a given probability, VaR is defined as the loss that a portfolio may make by the end of a given time … [Read more...]

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Are There Any Shrewd Investment Odds For Your Precious Metal Scraps?

Gold is considered an expensive much sort after asset and many people purchase it for myriad reasons. Some opt to buy gold items such as different types of jewelry as gifts for their loved ones or as souvenirs. As it is, gold buying and selling is a good business for those that understand how the game is played. Numerous investors have shifted business and settled for gold exchange dealing for … [Read more...]

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Stock Market Trading Tips from the Pro’s

If you want stock market trading tips from the pro's, listen up because I'm going to give you some. These tips will probably knock most normal people out of this business of trading for a living. But listen up, because it might save you a lot of money, time and tears. Stock Market Trading Capital First of all, use money that you can afford to lose when stock market trading. This is a very … [Read more...]

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Broadening Your Real Estate Investment Dollars

If you are intending for the real estate world to help you out financially, then you have to learn the basics of doing so. Making considerable money from investing in the real estate marketplace could become shambolic relatively quickly; therefore, along with sheer knowledge of realty markets, you need to have the skills required to get the job done properly, especially where your investments are … [Read more...]

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Gold: An Asset for Uncertain Times

Gold has been purchased by many investors over the last few years because of a good price forecast based on high demand and limited supply. But this precious metal asset's value goes beyond that. Gold also provides portfolio diversification, protection against inflation and has been the go to asset in times of economic uncertainty. For portfolio diversification, gold makes perfect sense. Basic … [Read more...]

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Investing with Consumer Confidence, Price and Retail Sales

Most things in our economy are interrelated. You have to know how to invest in stocks using these metrics that tell you how the economy is doing. If you can't adjust your investment strategy based on these relationships, you will not be able to navigate or learn how to play the stock market. Consumers are a huge part of our economy. That is why it is important to understand this interaction. … [Read more...]

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Making Better Stock Market Investments

There may be more tomes written about successful investing than pretty much any other subject. Much of this advice is conflicting and a lot of it is highly complex, whilst other advice is over simplified. So what’s a potential investor to do in order to get started? Well the first thing you can do is put your faith in someone you completely trust to have your best interest at heart – and … [Read more...]

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The Basics Of Asset Allocation

What Is Asset Allocation? Asset allocation (AA) is an investment strategy that calls for putting your money into a variety of diverse asset classes. The idea behind diversification is to invest in uncorrelated assets that do not move in tandem. In theory, when one investment does poorly or lags behind, other holdings will do better to offset those losses. You never have too much of your … [Read more...]

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Setting Aside Stock Market Trading Capital

There is one important thing that you must follow if you are going to start stock market trading. This is very, very important for your own well being. If you have a family, this is all the more crucial. That is don't trade with money you can't afford to easily lose. Trading is very risky and if you intend to making a living this way, you need to be smart about how you go about it. Find a … [Read more...]

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Forex: Investment on the Go

There are an incredible range of investment options, and the foreign exchange market is undoubtedly one of the most popular. It’s very different to other methods, because it’s often far more fast paced, easier to manage and can be done anywhere. The recent release of mobile trading applications for smartphones and tablets has hugely increased the flexibility of trading foreign currencies. Many … [Read more...]

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Why I Wouldn’t Put My Nest-Egg In Stocks

There are just too many unknowns and risk factors that are keeping me from putting all my nest-egg in stocks. Right now, most of my holdings are in cash. But even the US dollar won't be sustainable in the long run. Here are just a few reasons I don't really see a light at the end of this economic tunnel. Euro-Zone Crisis Greece started it, but it has spread to countries like Italy, Spain … [Read more...]

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Three Common Stock Trading Strategies

When I first started looking into trading in the stock market, I found 3 basic overarching strategies that most people use.  Interestingly enough, these 3 common approaches are very different and require vastly different skill sets and circumstances. I do need to make a disclaimer. Stock market trading is a very risky activity. You can lose most or all of your initial investment. Here are … [Read more...]

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