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Social Media and Millennial Investments

Investing has always played a large role in our lives. Not too long ago, there was a time when people used to grab news papers, analyze point size information, map out graphs, club all the factors together and then decide investing in a particular stock. With time the trend has changed. Researching about stocks is crucial and the ways of doing the same has evolved over the generations. Certainly with
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How To Make The Best Use of Stockal’s Chrome Plugin

We had a great time building the Stockal Chrome Plugin for Yahoo Finance, Google Finance and MarketWatch. It's sorta like taking a plain landscape or a bland dish and a dash of razzmatazz to it.  A lot of people are still uninvested or under-invested and some of you might think that the boom time is over with the last year having gone relatively well for the markets. But, in fact,
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Are you fighting the market? Or investing for life?

Ever wondered why you often find yourself trying to outperform the market while some of the seasoned investors seem to be playing safer? As investors the first thing we owe ourselves is to decide what “kind of investor” we will be before we dive into the deep end of the pool. And generally our investment style is governed by the amount of money we are looking to invest.  (more…)
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Cisco could be a great growth stock

Summary: Value investment – great dividends & repurchase program Beneficial Acquisitions – Sourcefire, Jasper Entry into the future: The IoT market segment Cisco has recovered from its February lows of $22.51 to $27.62 at the time of writing this article. Despite an 18% recovery, Cisco seems to be fairly undervalued for a variety of reasons. To most investors, Cisco has been a safe bet which offers stability and strong fundamentals.
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Ford Motor and Arch Capital Group Ltd may have bullish sentiments

Arch Capital Group Ltd, an Insurance and reinsurance company also operates in the mortgage segment. Analysts recently gave a "Strong Buy" recommendation for the stock. ACGL - Arch Capital Group Ltd Fundamentals Previously closed at 68.4 Day's high 68.49 Day's low 66.92 P/E ratio 16.72 EPS 4.09   Analyst opinion The stock has good fundamentals with a P/S ratio of 2.06 , P/B ratio of 1.41, P/C ratio of 12.91
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Revenue reports by Cree and Best Buy

$BBY – Best Buy, Inc – Last closed at – $25.85 – Bearish (Short term) Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States and internationally. Its stores offer a wide range of products from televisions & car stereos to snacks and beverages, notebooks and desktop computers to kitchen and bath fixtures. Shares of Best Buy dropped 9.7% on Jan 14,
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What Is Insider Trading

Insider trading is defined as trading of any financial securities like bonds, stocks and options of a public company by an insider. An insider may be a person who has access to company’s non-public information or owns stock more than 10% of firm’s equity. This practice isn't recognised as legal in most of the countries as it is an unfair method due to the fact that other investors are unable
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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