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Foreign Exchange Markets: 24-Hour Trading

The foreign exchange (forex) market is open and active 24 hours a day from Monday morning in New Zealand through Friday night in New York. At any given moment, currency trading desks in dozens of global [more…]

Trading For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Trading in the stock market can be challenging and lucrative. To be a successful trader, you need to know how to identify and invest in bear and bull markets, and you need to know how to use market analysis [more…]

How to Identify Trading Chart Patterns

Trading chart patterns are indicators consisting of geometric shapes drawn on the chart, such as a triangle. Like with most market indicators, a price forecast is embedded in the trading pattern identification [more…]

How to Apply Momentum to Trading Decisions

In investing and stock trading, the momentum rule is simple: Buy when the trading momentum indicator crosses above the zero line and sell when it crosses below the zero line. The [more…]

Investing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and real estate: The allure of earning high returns from these investments gets people’s attention. However, folks also hear about the risks involved [more…]

10 Terrific Mobile Apps for Traders

You can find lots of apps on the market for tracking stocks and getting key market information. The applications included here can be used no matter which broker you use. Many brokerage houses offer mobile [more…]

Organizing Fundamental Data to Track Market Movers

Markets can move when key fundamental data is released, such as the jobs report or consumer price index. Maintaining a calendar of the key fundamental data you want to watch can be critical to successfully [more…]

Evaluate Your Current Investments

When you're working with a personal financial counselor, one of the first things he or she should help you do is decide what to do with your current investments. Do your homework so that you can buy and [more…]

Investing in Real Estate: Surveying Your Options

Investing in real estate is a time-tested method for building wealth. Over the generations, real estate owners and investors have enjoyed rates of return comparable to the stock market, so don't let the [more…]

5 Myths of Being a Successful Entrepreneur

Many myths persist about what it takes to be an entrepreneur — and a successful one, at that — partly because people who aren't entrepreneurs tend to hang out with other people who aren't. The mass media's [more…]

10 Investing Mistakes to Avoid with Funds

It's surprising how so many people make the same investing mistakes again and again. Most individuals learn from their mistakes and get better over time, but there's no reason you can't learn from others' [more…]

Investing For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Cheat sheets contain bite sized text that lets you know some key points when investing. Want to impress your friends with your investing knowhow or simply want to grasp one or two key facts? Look at the [more…]

Investing and Deflation

Inflation – rising prices – has been the norm for around 70 years. This will have an impact on your investments. Prices have doubled since 1990, gone up 20 fold from 1960 and stand 35 times higher than [more…]

Target Date Investing

Target Date Investing – TDI to those in the investment knowledge loop – is a new idea on the pensions’ scene. And like so many novel concepts, it has flown across the Atlantic. [more…]

No Guarantees for All that Glistens in Investing

A few years ago, investors could (apparently) not go wrong with raw materials. Buying into oil, cotton, coal, copper, wheat or wool was a guaranteed route to riches. But – no apologies for stressing this [more…]

10 Investment Tips on What Not to Do

Although it’s important to make the best of your finances, it's even more important to avoid losing what you already have. If your investment money disappears, you may never get a chance to earn it back [more…]

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