money market Archive

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said it might be necessary for the central bank to increase interest rates if financial markets were overheating, though the first line of defense should be using regulatory tools to prevent bubbles from developing.

    Fed’s Fischer Supports Higher Rates If Markets Overheat

    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said it might be necessary for the central bank to increase interest rates if financial markets were overheating, though the first line of defense should be using regulatory tools to prevent bubbles from developing.

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  • Learn about several of the asset classes available to investors, like equity securities (stocks) and debt securities (bonds).

    Types of Asset Classes for Investing

    Learn about several of the asset classes available to investors, like equity securities (stocks) and debt securities (bonds).

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  • Is it not the same? The only different is the number of participants (Libor is 18 banks and Kilbor is 12 local banks). If it is a free market, then let the whole market participant determine the right Kilbor rate than let on a hand full of banks determine the rates. It is not 'manipulation'?

    News – Malaysia’s Klibor unlikely to be manipulated

    Is it not the same? The only different is the number of participants (Libor is 18 banks and Kilbor is 12 local banks). If it is a free market, then let the whole market participant determine the right Kilbor rate than let on a hand full of banks determine the rates. It is not 'manipulation'?

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  • Dividends decrease the total value of a company. Dividends are kind of like tearing off a small chunk of the firm and giving it to investors. Here's a good rule of thumb to keep in mind. Mature companies hoarding cash without a dividend is not a particularly good sign; and a growth company paying large dividends is definitely a bad sign in most cases.

    Dividends – Good or Bad?

    Dividends decrease the total value of a company. Dividends are kind of like tearing off a small chunk of the firm and giving it to investors. Here's a good rule of thumb to keep in mind. Mature companies hoarding cash without a dividend is not a particularly good sign; and a growth company paying large dividends is definitely a bad sign in most cases.

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  • There are people who are paid big bucks for opinions. Stock analysts are hired by big brokerage companies to research individual companies and both the local and world economies. They spend hours, days and weeks investigating a company balance sheet. A few will actually go to the company headquarters to see the physical plant and interview with management. Ultimately they will form an opinion on whether the stock should or should not be bought or sold.

    Belly Buttons

    There are people who are paid big bucks for opinions. Stock analysts are hired by big brokerage companies to research individual companies and both the local and world economies. They spend hours, days and weeks investigating a company balance sheet. A few will actually go to the company headquarters to see the physical plant and interview with management. Ultimately they will form an opinion on whether the stock should or should not be bought or sold.

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  • Most brokers have not been taught by their companies how to make money and few have any idea what to do when the market tanks. They look at each other with blank faces and ask what do we do now. Customers call either crying or screaming.

    Making Money In A Down Market

    Most brokers have not been taught by their companies how to make money and few have any idea what to do when the market tanks. They look at each other with blank faces and ask what do we do now. Customers call either crying or screaming.

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  • Brokers even lose money in their own accounts. They have not been taught how to protect their assets. Money market accounts do not make money for brokerage companies so the customer is told the old saw “the market always comes back” – except when it doesn’t.

    One Question To Ask Your Broker

    Brokers even lose money in their own accounts. They have not been taught how to protect their assets. Money market accounts do not make money for brokerage companies so the customer is told the old saw “the market always comes back” – except when it doesn’t.

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  • What can a fund manager do when the entire market heads south? He is not allowed to sell out of positions and go to cash. That would be a violation and he could be prosecuted for it. He is required to watch money go down the drain. Your money.

    Why The SEC Won’t Help

    What can a fund manager do when the entire market heads south? He is not allowed to sell out of positions and go to cash. That would be a violation and he could be prosecuted for it. He is required to watch money go down the drain. Your money.

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  • Once a market starts down it begins to feed on itself. Buyers hunker down and slowly disappear. The prudent investor will look at his portfolio statement carefully every month. If any mutual fund goes down more that the set amount he has decided upon (maybe 10%) he should call his broker and all that money transferred into a money market account.

    How To Know Market Direction

    Once a market starts down it begins to feed on itself. Buyers hunker down and slowly disappear. The prudent investor will look at his portfolio statement carefully every month. If any mutual fund goes down more that the set amount he has decided upon (maybe 10%) he should call his broker and all that money transferred into a money market account.

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