This was the title of the cover page of the prestigious magazine, "The Economist" in its issue of 10/1/98. The more involved the IMF gets in the world economy - the more controversy surrounds it. Economies in transition, emerging economies, developing countries and, lately, even Asian Tigers all feel the brunt of the IMF recipes. All are not too happy with it, all are loudly complaining. Some economists regard this as a sign of the proper functioning of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - others spot some justice in some of the complaints.
Banks are the most unsafe institutions in the world. Worldwide, hundreds of them crash every few years. Two decades ago, the US Government was forced to invest hundreds of billions of Dollars in the Savings and Loans industry.
America is in deep trouble. Prepare yourself for a coming convergence of events that will lead to a major economic slump putting your job, your home, your financial well- being at risk. If you want to protect yourself you need to be aware of these risks.
Article that explaines why In a couple of years the internet has revolutionised the manner the most of us do our banking.And from a customer's point of view why there are many good reasons to do your banking online
In the very beginning of the month of August the mortgage interest rates remained quite stable. Except a few mortgage program interest rates most of then remained unchanged to what it was in the last week of July.
Many business owners tend to underestimate the importance of working capital financing. Many tend to see this as simply an emergency fund, an insurance plan that will probably have little use. But the applications for working capital go far beyond simple unexpected emergencies.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1997, to Professor Robert C. Merton, Harvard University, and to Professor Myron S. Scholes, Stanford University, jointly. The prize was awarded for a new method to determine the value of derivatives.
We know that greed and fear rule the markets. But did you know that when investors gets too greedy, markets usually fall, and when investors are overcome with fear, markets usually rise. So how can we monitor investors emotions and take advantage of investors emotional extremes?
This article is mostly for people that already know what the Forex market is and at least know the basic concepts. If you have no clue about what this market is or you have never heard about it, I will give you a very brief explanation bellow.
Market Corrections can be good for the wallet! Corrections are part of the normal shock market menu, and can be brought about by either bad news or good news. If you dont love corrections (and deal with them like visiting relatives) you really dont understand the financial markets. Dont be insulted, it seems as though very few financial professionals want you to see it this way.
Forex Managed Accounts update: Where the EUR/USD is heading in 2008! Why the USD weakend in 2007, where US Economy is going and how the US presidential elections may affect the financial markets!
There is a question which is sometimes asked by those new to the financial markets, and even occasionally debated by experienced participants. That question is how one differentiates between trading and investing. Because both trading and investing - when one considers them from the perspective of the financial markets - are performed in very similar fashions, they are often thought of as interchangeable actions. In my book, The Essentials of Trading, I followed along wit...
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the man, Ron Pollack (http://www.ronpollack.net), who had set up what was at one time one of the largest hedge funds in the US, peaking at over a billion dollars. We met in a Florida office in early summer. He was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, and if you had passed him walking down the street you wouldn't guess the amount of finances that this man can control. During the interview, Pollack talked about his career as a short seller and hedge fund manger, the charity groups he helps, his family, and why he's decided to return to short selling after a six-year hiatus. "Short selling is what I do and I need to get back to doing it," states Pollack.
No one person has been praised or criticized for the economic progress of the United States over the last 20 years than Alan Greenspan. Heres his story.
The financial markets provide us with the opportunity to grow in ways that most people probably do not even think about. We all know of the gains in wealth to be had buying and selling stock, bonds, commodities, currencies, and other instruments. One need not look far to find stories about the riches to be had. Successful traders, investors and portfolio managers like George Soros, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffet have become household names. What is less commonly talked about ...
Forex Managed Accounts update: Where the EUR/USD is heading in 2008! Why the USD weakened in 2007, where US Economy is going and how the US presidential elections may affect the financial markets!
Managing a global portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is a great way to build a diversified portfolio with exposure to equities around the globe. Fortunately, you need not be a rocket scientist to do this, but many investors fail to observe some basic guidelines, and it can get them into real trouble. Follow these eight steps and sleep easier. 1. Liquidity Comes First: Before you even think of building an investment portfolio, you should set aside about six months of...
The money market is one of the safest financial markets available. It is commonly used by large corporations, financial institutions and governments to secure their money resources for a short period of time. They are often compared to the bond. They are secure investments that are specialized. The main difference, though, in a bond and a money market is that the money market is usually for a very short period of time, usually under a year. You may hear them referred to as ca...
People make all kinds of excuses as to why they cannot get involved in investing or trading the financial markets. In this article, some of the most prominent are debunked. "I dont have time" Despite being one of the most frequently heard, this is probably the most pathetic excuse for not trading there is. Why? Because the availability of technology and information in the modern day means that we can operate in literally any time frame we want. Many people, when they h...
The things which contribute to price levels and action in the financial markets are numerous and diverse, and their influences can vary through time, and across different markets. This article identifies the different types of Economic Data influences and the role they play. There are two ways economic information can influence prices. The first is in the macro sense. Macroeconomic inputs include: Interest Rates Economic Growth (GDP) Government Budget Surpluses/Defici...
A slumping housing market, high energy costs, and turbulent financial markets are causing many baby boomers into more prudent choices for their retirement.
You can know about mortgages and various interesting way in which mortgages can be selected for best financial deals.
So you want to trade, eh? Or have you already started? What drew you to it? Was it the huge profit potential? Maybe it was the excitement. Or perhaps you love the challenge of solving a big, multi-dimensional puzzle. Whatever the case, there's certainly a number of things that make trading the financial markets worthwhile. At the same time, however, there are some huge obstacles along the path to profits and success. This article discusses five ways to avoid trouble in the...
Mortgage Equity Withdrawal is the formal name for equity refinance, reverse mortgages or simply home loans based on equity (as the security for the loan). Mortgage Equity Withdrawal rose to 8.7 billion pounds in the second quarter of this year to its highest since the third quarter last year, official data showed (on Tuesday 4th Oct 2005). Mortgage Equity Withdrawal is a measure of the equity Britons have extracted from their homes but which they have not re-invested in...
The atmosphere of the great boom was savagely exciting, but there were times when a person with my European background felt alarmingly lonely. He would have liked to believe, as these people believed, in the eternal upswing of the big bull market or else to meet just one person with whom he might discuss some general doubts without being regarded as an imbecile or a person of deliberately evil intent - some kind of anarchist, perhaps.
Technical analysts have flourished and waned in line with the stock exchange bubble.
Volatility is considered the most accurate measure of risk and, by extension, of return, its flip side. The higher the volatility, the higher the risk - and the reward.
Everyone is in the stock market these days whether they like it or not, and when the media fans the emotions of the masses, the masses create volatility that rarely under-reacts to market conditions! A volatile equity market creates opportunities with every gyration in either direction.
One of the least understood financial markets is the one for futures. That is in part a function of the fact that for many years it has been referred to as commodity futures, which has no doubt turned many would-be traders away, folks who dont have any interest in things like Pork Bellies and Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (to include a few from the popular Trading Places film). The other factor is the perceived complexity of the futures market. The fact of the matter, t...
Relevant and professional e-learning courses can be hard to find. cpdwise.com fills this gap through time saving online learning in financial markets and business skills. Through this wonderful venture cpdwise.com helps busy professionals fulfil their CPD requirements and further their careers through cost effective and self paced online education.
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Stock picking is a very complicated process and investors have different approaches. However, it is wise to follow general steps to minimize the risk of the investments. This article will outline these basic steps for picking high performance stocks. Step 1. Decide on the time frame and the general strategy of the investment. This step is very important because it will dictate the type of stocks you buy. Suppose you decide to be a long term investor, you would want to...
Thousands of people every day trade on the worlds stock markets, with the majority now using software to aid them, but does it help them make more money?
Although investing in mutual funds isn't the type of subject associated with wild parties and celebrations - it is something the serious investor should consider as a way of increasing their total worth. "But what EXACTLY is a mutual fund" I hear you ask - "how does it work, who does what and how much do they cost?" Hang on, slow down - one question at a time please.
Technical Analysis an Art or Science? It started more as an art and has became more scientific due to rapid development in computer technologies. It will remain an art with...
More and more well informed investor and entrepreneurs are diversifying their traditional investments like stocks, bonds & commodities with foreign currency because of the following reasons:
Advantages of trading the FOREX market over all other kinds of investmensts. It gives you higher profits for your investment trading a few hours the week. It is your key to financial freedom and an awesome lifestyle.
Investors and traders around the world are looking to the Forex market as a new speculation opportunity. But, how are transactions conducted in the Forex market? Or, what are the basics of Forex Trading? Before adventuring in the Forex market we need to make sure we understand the basics, otherwise we will find ourselves lost where we less expected. This is what this article is aimed to, to understand the basics of currency trading.
Adjustable rate mortgages are to home buyers as carrots are to bunnies very tempting. The secret to figuring out if an adjustable rate mortgage is a good deal is the rate index used.
Why is it that very few traders succeed in the Forex trading environment while the grand majority of traders fail to achieve success? Although there is no hard answer to this question, there are a few things that will put you one step ahead and will definitely put the odds in your favor.
What Is FOREX or FOREX MARKET? PART I The Foreign Exchange market (also referred to as the Forex or FX market) is the largest financial market in the world, with over $1.5 trillion changing hands every day. That is larger than all US equity and Treasury markets combined! Unlike other financial markets that operate at a centralized location (i.e. stock exchange), the worldwide Forex market has no central location. It is a global electronic network of banks, financial ...
Forex trading provides lucrative opportunities that many traders over look.
If youre reading this article, probably one of your endeavors is or will be some type of activity in the financial markets. Now which of the markets are right for you, meaning the best fit for your circumstances and your goals? Addressing this question will be far more profitable then trading the first market you happen to come into contact with. Ill help in this process by discussing some of the relevant features of the Forex or cash Foreign Exchange market.
How difficult is it to make money trading the Forex market? How much time does it take to actually be able to make a living trading the Forex market? These and other important aspects of trading are to be discussed in this article.
Elliot wave theory enjoys massive popularity - being described as advanced technical analysis, by many brokers and publishers. Elliot wave theory has a huge and devoted following - shame the theory has no basis of sound logic that can help you make money!
Here we have related Bollinger bands to the currency markets (as it is here that they are most useful) - but they are useful in all financial markets. What are Bollinger Bands?
What can you do for your subprime customers now that most of the subprime lenders are gone? Private Money lending has been around for several decades and is now a better option for subprime customers, as long as they have equity in there homes.
It is a well documented fact that within the business of trading the financial markets, as much as 90 % of the participants lose and continue to lose money. So if 90 % are losing, that therefore means that 10% are gaining each and every time. In order to improve my own trading record, I deliberately set out to try and discover what it was I had to do to become one of the 10% (The Winners) who are consistently making money from the unfortunate remaining 90% (The Losers) who dont.
Find out why the FOREX (foreign currency exchange) market has so many advantages over other more conventional financial markets, and why astute internet entrepreneurs are finding it highly profitable!