Monday, July 5, 2010

Making Saving Simpler

In order to explore ways to strengthen the power of the public, the Carnegie UK Trust set up a Commission of Inquiry into the future of Civil Society. One of the major policies to spring out of it was a simple labelling measure, aimed at making financial products easier to understand. We enlisted Geoff Mulgan, chair of the commission, to tell us more...

Six Deadly Sins in Forex Trading

It does not matter if you are a new trader or a veteran trader, most of us will commit one of the six deadly sins in Forex Trading. As a veteran trader, you will likely to commit only one or two, but for less informed traders, they are likely to commit more, if not all, of the sins listed below.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Politics of Gold - The Golden Future

Greece received a $143-billion bailout package from two sources, the Euro Zone and the International Monetary Fund.

The Euro Zone is made up of 16 European member states which have adopted the Euro currency as their sole legal tender. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization formed to stabilize international exchange rates, etc. and offers highly leveraged loans. Its headquarters is in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

European Union and Forex Trading

How do events in the European Union impact forex traders? With the proper forex analysis they provide trading opportunities. The instability of the Euro, the inability of countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal to pay their dues and the continuing global credit crisis have traders and investors walking on eggshells, ready to sell at the first sign of meltdown. Conspiracy theorists will try to tell you the European Union is disintegrating but this just isn't true. The global financial community has too much riding on the outcome of current events to let this player fail. In fact, just last week comments came out of the emergency Eurozone summit that underscores this. The EU itself said that it "will take whatever steps" were necessary to protect the economic stability of the Eurozone.

Real Estate Portland Investing

Real Estate investing is a very popular form of investment, despite the obvious risks involved. These include the limited liquidity relative to other investments, the high amount of capital involved, and the fact that is highly cash flow dependent. The latter problem is the most likely to cause failure, coming about when a real estate investor goes into negative cash flow for an unsustainable period of time, forcing him or her to resell the property at a loss.