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Are You Saving or Investing?

Two quick questions to make note of before reading further: 1. How old are you? 2. How much are you looking to put in the markets? Based on your responses above, you might want to think about your money in the following ways - “If I lose this money today, can i make it back?”, “Is this money meant for a later purchase a few years down the line?” (more…)
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3 NEW Things To Consider When You Pick Your First Stock Broker

This post is for you if you’re a new investor considering investing in some stocks to get your feet wet. “First” is the operational word in that headline. It assumes that you are just starting out as an investor. It also assumes that you're not very seasoned with practical investing - although it definitely helps if you have some “play investing” background which would indicate that you know the ropes
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Why It’s Interesting To Have Teens Invest In The Stock Market

The ability of Snapchat to go IPO surprised many traditional investors and market commentators. But for most modern investors it has been a classic story of a business built, first, around brand and users and then, looking at revenue. Much like Facebook and Twitter. While the ultimate success/failure of Snapchat is still be seen (and similar companies have seen mixed results, largely), it reconfirms the notion that differentiated tech businesses,
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Investing To Grow Or Investing To Save

Investors, most often, fall in one of the following categories: active investors and passive investors. If you're a passive investor, you're likely to have a "buy and hold" strategy. It's also likely that you will be invested mainly in index-based securities. It's also likely that your money will be parked in a custom index with proportional securities weighted by their market cap. You will have some large-market-cap stocks in your
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What Big Data Can Do To Help You Trade Better

Crunching ‘big data’ for trading signals is real and already happening. Very few of us have the time and skill to shift through mountains of data for nuggets of golden information. The average person will have to have some basic knowledge of how the stock market works and take control and actively manage his or her own portfolio.  Applying algorithms to improve your trading is far more developed. The rise
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Does this crash make a case for variable Margin Lending rates?

There have been umpteen opinions on how margin trading can make or break people's trading careers. While for some traders (typically with deep pockets), margin trading is a way of life, trading on margin has also been suicidal for many an amateur trader. The China stock market crash was the latest example of what over-leveraged margin trading can lead to - what with "grandmas, cab drivers, college kids using mobile
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Understanding Trend Trading

Successful traders likely have been familiar with the importance of trends in trading since a group of merchants gathered under a buttonwood tree in New York to trade stocks. Trend trading not only represents the potential for a big move and profit, but also the path of least resistance for price as an established trend is likely to continue. Newton’s First Law of Physics states, “An object in motion tends