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5 Tips for Global Investors Looking to Invest and Diversify Their Portfolio Through Currency Investments.

August 22, 2012 Comments (0)           

This article was written by a Guest Blogger: Jose “Jay” Molina, the executive director of operations and asset management at Vertical Forex Investments. As the world’s economy started to face unprecedented challenges more and more investors started to look for ways to protect themselves; several investors started to allocate a portion of their portfolios in precious metals such as gold and silver which are considered to increase in value during an economic turmoil. Several others turned their...

Top 5 Reasons To Trade ETFs

August 22, 2012 Comments (0)           

ETFs have taken the investment world by storm.  Not only have they grown in numbers, but the amount of assets that have flowed in to ETFs has been spectacular. It is estimated that ETFs now have over $1 trillion in assets in the US. The ETF has been used a passive indexing vehicle for investors. But ETFs can also have a strong application for the trading community. Here are my Top 5 Reasons To Trade ETFs: TOP REASON #1:  ETFs Are The Fastest Growing Investment Vehicle** The number...

Three Trading Tips From Dr Seuss

August 22, 2012 Comments (0)           

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go." ~Dr. Seuss What does Dr. Seuss (and this quote) have to do with trading? Dr. Seuss has given us three powerful trading tips: TRADING TIP #1: Are You FULLY Confident In Your Trading Plan? Traders love to research new trading ideas: the latest systems, indicators, charting...

Apple – Now THE Biggest US Company! Let’s look at the Top 10!

August 21, 2012 Comments (0)           

Apple has now overtaken Microsoft to become the biggest US company according to stock-market value. So let’s see who else is up there: 1. Apple AAPL 592.15 2. Exxon Mobil XOM 407.13 3. Microsoft MSFT 252.59 4. Wal-Mart WMT 250.42 5. IBM IBM 226.60 6. Chevron CVX 222.35 7. General Electric GE 221.10 8. Google GOOG 218.67 9. AT&T T 214.90 10. Berkshire Hathaway BRK-A 210.81   Do you predict any...

3 Videos on Investment Strategy You Must See:

August 20, 2012 Comments (0)           

These are the three most videos on Investment Strategy on YouTube. I thought they might be of interest for you. 3. Basic Stock Market Investing Strategies: Breakouts, Pullbacks and Bollinger Bands This video was uploaded in 2011 but continues to be one of the most watched  videos on Investment Strategy on YouTube “We put together a video to share some Basic Stock Market Investing Strategies. We are going to focus on Breakout Patterns, Pullback Setups and Low Volatility Trades using...

Impact of OTC Derivatives Clearing Reform

August 20, 2012 Comments (0)           

Sanela Hodzic, the managing director, clearing and risk at Calypso, discusses the impact of OTC derivatives clearing reform for the market participants across a number of different regions. Sanela also covers a series of solutions offered by Calypso to meet the tsunami of regulatory changes in the financial sector. Download Calypsos presentation for FREE here > In her presentation Sanela examines: -Regulatory Update -Central Counterparties (CCP) -Impact on Market Practice and Participants...

PŮR Investing’s Ioulia Tretiakova discusses What DC Members Really Want

August 17, 2012 Comments (0)           

Target date or lifecycle funds are popular because they simplify decision making, but are blunt instruments in dealing with market risk and personal goals. Age based lifecycle funds can be re-engineered, making them more responsive to individual goals and to market conditions by structuring a dynamic risk based glide path that targets replacement income.   In her whitepaper “What DC Members Really Want”, Ioulia Tretiakova states that adjusting portfolio risk based upon progress towards a...

Facebook: How Low Can You Go?

August 17, 2012 Comments (0)           

We recently wrote about Mark Zuckerberg’s first financial review and whether or not he would face his share holders, at the last minute he pulled through and went to the meeting. However, as the share price has dipped again I have to wonder if this time he’ll make a different last minute decision and run for the hills! Anyway, back on topic, The Wall Street Journal have reported Facebook’s share prices falling to new lows as ‘lock up ends’. Read the full article >>here The BBC stated that...

Video: The Trading Show Chicago event highlights

August 16, 2012 Comments (0)           

The Trading Show Chicago took place in June and was enjoyed by all. Approximately 1000 industry leaders, including traders, investors, funds, asset managers, HFTs, exchanges and leading service providers, came together to address the opportunities and challenges for the North American trading community. The conference streams included HFT World Chicago, Quant Invest Chicago and Exchange Technology World Chicago. Key topics included: How to build or buy the most effective technology How to...

Top 3 Most Read Articles

August 16, 2012 Comments (0)           

So, this is what we have been reading and enjoying the most!   1. Free Whitepaper: Man and Machine Both Continue to be Important in Trading Renee Colyer of Forefactor’s whitepaper discusses the importance of keeping both man and the machine in the equation.   2. 5 Books Every Trader Should Read Does exactly what it says on the tin! It tells you what you should have read/should be reading/should get around to reading, so get to it!     3. Top 10 Quant Schools (USA) This...