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  • In finance, the rule of 72, the rule of 70 and the rule of 69.3 are methods for estimating an investment's doubling time. The rule number (e.g., 72) is divided by the interest percentage per period to obtain the approximate number of periods (usually years) required for doubling. Although scientific calculators and spreadsheet programs have functions to find the accurate doubling time, the rules are useful for mental calculations and when only a basic calculator is available.

    The rule of 72 for compound interest

    In finance, the rule of 72, the rule of 70 and the rule of 69.3 are methods for estimating an investment's doubling time. The rule number (e.g., 72) is divided by the interest percentage per period to obtain the approximate number of periods (usually years) required for doubling. Although scientific calculators and spreadsheet programs have functions to find the accurate doubling time, the rules are useful for mental calculations and when only a basic calculator is available.

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  • Some say that the gold price rises and falls, but they are grabbing the wrong end of the stick. It is the purchasing power of national currencies that rise and fall. Here is an analogy to make this point clear. When standing in a boat and looking at the shore, it is the boat (currencies) – and not the land (gold) – that is bobbing up and down.

    Determining the value of gold

    Some say that the gold price rises and falls, but they are grabbing the wrong end of the stick. It is the purchasing power of national currencies that rise and fall. Here is an analogy to make this point clear. When standing in a boat and looking at the shore, it is the boat (currencies) – and not the land (gold) – that is bobbing up and down.

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  • Data clearly shows that, alongside robust private sector activity, public sector-linked activity has been a key driver of GDP growth for the last four quarters. Public sector investment increased by 28.9% year-on-year in Q2, following a 10.3% year-on-year rise in Q1. The third and fourth quarters of 2011 both saw year-on-year public sector consumption increases of over 20%.

    News – Fitch:Malaysian growth supportive, but fiscal pressure remains

    Data clearly shows that, alongside robust private sector activity, public sector-linked activity has been a key driver of GDP growth for the last four quarters. Public sector investment increased by 28.9% year-on-year in Q2, following a 10.3% year-on-year rise in Q1. The third and fourth quarters of 2011 both saw year-on-year public sector consumption increases of over 20%.

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  • One important factor separating winners from losers is debt. Although mortgage financing to acquire real estate, as well as wisely arranged business loans, can prove beneficial, personal borrowing is normally a mistake. This means that the clothes on your back, the furniture in your home, and the vehicle you drive, are owned without obligation.

    7 Ways to Tell If You Are on the Trail to Success

    One important factor separating winners from losers is debt. Although mortgage financing to acquire real estate, as well as wisely arranged business loans, can prove beneficial, personal borrowing is normally a mistake. This means that the clothes on your back, the furniture in your home, and the vehicle you drive, are owned without obligation.

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  • One of the greatest mistakes brokers make is espousing the merits of some equity because it is currently popular on Wall Street and everybody else is buying it. YUK! He will put you in with the pack of lemmings and hope they are not headed for the nearest cliff.

    How To Buy and Sell

    One of the greatest mistakes brokers make is espousing the merits of some equity because it is currently popular on Wall Street and everybody else is buying it. YUK! He will put you in with the pack of lemmings and hope they are not headed for the nearest cliff.

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