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The ABC’s of real estate

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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The ABC’s of real estate

The real estate world can be a daunting one to enter. The fact of the matter is that it’s hard enough when you have a solid road plan, but even harder without guide posts to follow along the way. Everyone you talk to will give you different advice, just as they would in any professional […]

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What’s foreign exchange trading all about, anyway?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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The stock market is no longer the sole playground of the rich and famous, with an increasing number of part-time investors opting to dabble in trading. However, rather than sticking to conventional stocks and shares, the world of foreign currency trading is becoming an attractive proposition for many. Foreign currency trading, or forex as it […]

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4 Tips for Small Investors

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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4 Tips for Small Investors

I’ve been investing for years; I’ve made money and lost money. More importantly than that, I’ve seized and missed opportunities. Probably the biggest mistake would-be investors make is missing opportunities when they are evident. An even bigger mistake investors make is running after a train that has already left the station. There are four key […]

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What Is The VIX?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

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What Is The VIX?

The VIX is the acronym standing for the CBOE volatility index. In simple terms, it is a number which represents the current volatility of the stock market. There are times which the stock market seems stuck in a narrow range and only moves a tiny fraction day to day. During these times, the VIX is […]

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Protect Your Portfolio With Married Puts

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Protect Your Portfolio With Married Puts

Many investors assume that options are complex and risky. In most scenarios, they are correct. However, there are certain uses of stock options which are quite conservative in nature, and can serve to reduce the risk already present within your stock portfolio. It is no revelation to anyone reading this that the stock market can […]

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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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