Archive for April, 2011

  • Flagship current affairs programme. Will Hutton investigates the banks and discovers that while ordinary taxpayers take the pain of the financial crisis, for the banks it's largely business as usual. Hutton analyses the banks' accounts and shows how they are using government-guaranteed funds to gamble with derivatives as they did before the crash. He also reveals how the banks are still paying vast salaries and bonuses.

    How the Banks Won!

    Flagship current affairs programme. Will Hutton investigates the banks and discovers that while ordinary taxpayers take the pain of the financial crisis, for the banks it's largely business as usual. Hutton analyses the banks' accounts and shows how they are using government-guaranteed funds to gamble with derivatives as they did before the crash. He also reveals how the banks are still paying vast salaries and bonuses.

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  • With that description of smart money, the next logical question to ask is, what are they looking at now? To answer that question, understand the time horizon they have in mind. They’re not looking at next week or next month like a trader would, nor so far out that it will take the rest of their life to realize a profit. The smart money is looking at the likely trends over the next few years.

    Are You Smart Money?

    With that description of smart money, the next logical question to ask is, what are they looking at now? To answer that question, understand the time horizon they have in mind. They’re not looking at next week or next month like a trader would, nor so far out that it will take the rest of their life to realize a profit. The smart money is looking at the likely trends over the next few years.

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  • Stick with the guys that know whats going on. Look at it this way; those that know whats up will be praying for a selloff to buy more physical, NOT waiting for it to go up to buy more. This is clearly NOT a bubble or anything anywhere near it. The only bubble remaining to be pooped is the $US as, that, in my humble opinion is still overvalued by 100% of its current value.

    The Silver and Gold bubble

    Stick with the guys that know whats going on. Look at it this way; those that know whats up will be praying for a selloff to buy more physical, NOT waiting for it to go up to buy more. This is clearly NOT a bubble or anything anywhere near it. The only bubble remaining to be pooped is the $US as, that, in my humble opinion is still overvalued by 100% of its current value.

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  • From the bears who explained quantitative easing so that even CNBC anchors now know what POMO is, comes the follow up: Inflation explained. So easy that no Ivy League Ph.D. is guaranteed to understand it.

    Inflation Explained

    From the bears who explained quantitative easing so that even CNBC anchors now know what POMO is, comes the follow up: Inflation explained. So easy that no Ivy League Ph.D. is guaranteed to understand it.

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  • Water may be held back by a dam, but if it breaks through the dam, you would know that it would continue downward until it reaches another dam, or some obstruction or resistance which would stop it. Therefore, it is very important to watch old levels of stocks or commodities. The longer the time that elapses between the breaking into new territory, the greater the move you can expect because the accumulative energy over a long period will naturally produce larger movements than if it only accumulated during a short period of time.

    Breaking Out

    Water may be held back by a dam, but if it breaks through the dam, you would know that it would continue downward until it reaches another dam, or some obstruction or resistance which would stop it. Therefore, it is very important to watch old levels of stocks or commodities. The longer the time that elapses between the breaking into new territory, the greater the move you can expect because the accumulative energy over a long period will naturally produce larger movements than if it only accumulated during a short period of time.

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  • About 99% of people who buy stock think about how much it is going to go up. Very few ask their broker where to sell if it goes down. Furthermore when it does go up how do you take you profit? How do you protect that hummer if it has been bought at $10 and starts up steadily going to 40 or higher? Has your broker ever mentioned a trailing stop loss? Probably not. The same technique applies to mutual funds.

    The Best Thing I Ever Learned About Investing

    About 99% of people who buy stock think about how much it is going to go up. Very few ask their broker where to sell if it goes down. Furthermore when it does go up how do you take you profit? How do you protect that hummer if it has been bought at $10 and starts up steadily going to 40 or higher? Has your broker ever mentioned a trailing stop loss? Probably not. The same technique applies to mutual funds.

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  • Market Risk: Corrections and bear markets inflict harm on countless individuals who throw in the towel and lock in their losses. In a classic correction, the broad market averages lose […]

    Types of Investing Risks

    Market Risk: Corrections and bear markets inflict harm on countless individuals who throw in the towel and lock in their losses. In a classic correction, the broad market averages lose […]

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  • The phrase “Black Swan” is really making the rounds these last few months. Uttering the term a year ago would have earned you a collection of confused looks and a general attitude of disinterest. Now, people behave as if they had learned about economic shockwave events and the global domino effect when they were in kindergarten. The problem is that when this kind of terminology hits the mainstream, in most cases it comes prepackaged with dumbed down and diluted definitions which promote an inadequate, cartoonish understanding of the circumstances.

    Migration Of The Black Swans

    The phrase “Black Swan” is really making the rounds these last few months. Uttering the term a year ago would have earned you a collection of confused looks and a general attitude of disinterest. Now, people behave as if they had learned about economic shockwave events and the global domino effect when they were in kindergarten. The problem is that when this kind of terminology hits the mainstream, in most cases it comes prepackaged with dumbed down and diluted definitions which promote an inadequate, cartoonish understanding of the circumstances.

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  • International monetary systems are sets of internationally agreed rules, conventions and supporting institutions that facilitate international trade, cross border investment and generally the reallocation of capital between nation states. They provide means of payment acceptable between buyers and sellers of different nationality, including deferred payment. To operate successfully, they need to inspire confidence, to provide sufficient liquidity for fluctuating levels of trade and to provide means by which global imbalances can be corrected.

    Islam and The International Monetary System

    International monetary systems are sets of internationally agreed rules, conventions and supporting institutions that facilitate international trade, cross border investment and generally the reallocation of capital between nation states. They provide means of payment acceptable between buyers and sellers of different nationality, including deferred payment. To operate successfully, they need to inspire confidence, to provide sufficient liquidity for fluctuating levels of trade and to provide means by which global imbalances can be corrected.

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  • This is even more interesting when you consider that it’s the ETFs where most of the public – especially those that are new to the market – first invest in silver. So while the metal has doubled in the past seven months, total investment in the funds is still far beneath many popular blue-chip stocks.

    Silver Is Getting Too Popular… Right?

    This is even more interesting when you consider that it’s the ETFs where most of the public – especially those that are new to the market – first invest in silver. So while the metal has doubled in the past seven months, total investment in the funds is still far beneath many popular blue-chip stocks.

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