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What Is Shortselling — And Is It Evil?

Monday, May 31, 2010

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What Is Shortselling — And Is It Evil?

The media, along with politicians, love to lambaste shortsellers and claim that they are the culprits behind stock market declines. When you sell short a stock you are betting that it will go down. Logistically, you “borrow” shares of the stock with a future promise to return them, and then you sell those shares on […]

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Trade Like the Professionals By Using ETFs

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Trade Like the Professionals By Using ETFs

It used to be that only hedge funds and high net worth individuals could include instruments like commodities, currencies and sophisticated index-based derivatives within their aggregate portfolios. Now, using the power of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s), the individual investor can now take advantage of the movement of precious metals, currencies, commodities or market sector indices […]

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What the &%*# is Happening In Greece — And Will It Affect Me?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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What the &%*# is Happening In Greece — And Will It Affect Me?

Europe is in crisis. You’ve surely witnessed scenes of rioting and anarchy playing out on the streets of one of the world’s oldest democracies. What exactly is happening in Europe? Think of the EU (European Union) as your family. One family member (Greece) engages in reckless financial practices and runs up a huge amount of […]

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