Archive for the 'Investor Advice' Category

The culture of China has been embedded in a lifestyle that believes in supporting the individual in control and not offering any new ideas. Part of this may be due to their government, ancient religion, their traditions of the past and their current educational system.
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Google is poised to pounce on the world of small tablets, with the intent of a wild cat. Yes, Apple has held the crown when the tablet was first released, and the Kindle Fire has entered the fray with a vengeance (doing incredibly well during the holiday season), but Google is getting ready to ensure that their Nexus 7 product will take over and be the overall winner.
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Reports on the US durable goods side are a mixed bag of results. While non-military durable goods showed not only a slow down, but a reduction, this was based on the questionable European economies, and will probably remain so until that situation levels out. Businesses have unfulfilled orders left in inventory and are cutting back on overall production.
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The platinum mines in South Africa are some of the largest producing mines in the world and have a great investment following with lucrative results. The recent unrest in the South African mines has resulted in levels of violence that are making investors very nervous.
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Everything we do in our life seems to be determined by our credit scores. In the past number of years there has been an almost OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) attitude in America about our credit scores. Well, there is another score that is rising in the dawn of our technology age, and that’s your e-score.
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Real Estate Investments

If you are like many of us, you are sitting on your real estate investments and have been feeling a little helpless. It is ironic that everyone saw the real estate bubble getting larger and larger, but didn’t look beyond to see that something had to give somewhere. For those that are still wondering about this investment, there are some key tips that you need to be aware of for current investing.

Real estate investment has historically been a wise move in America. Whether residential or commercial, it was the foundation for the concept of progress, the direction for a family and for economic growth. Realtors around the country were enthralled when the bubble began growing (along with their wallets). However, the times have changed. The dirty little doings of the banking industry gave people the opportunity of owning a home that was far overpriced and, in many cases, more than they could afford.
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Crazy Trading Investment

Crazy trading investment nearly collapses the market

In 2007 a New York trader made a trading investment not worth millions, but rather billions, of dollars. But he got it all wrong. As a result of his error, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered a thousand point drop and the markets nearly collapsed. People started panicking and many orders got triggered to sell. This caused one of the biggest crashes ever seen, and the trader was probably responsible for a lot of heart attacks that day! He was from Citigroup, and after that, not surprisingly, he lost his job! Fortunately for investors, once the crash was identified as being the result of human error, the market quickly recovered.
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The 4 Worst Million Dollar Investments Ever Made

Last month, one of my big stocks took a plunge after the company announced some bad news, and quickly it turned into one of the worst investment I’d ever made. Thousands of dollars worse off than I thought I was, I have decided to put things in perspective by collating some of the worst million dollar investments the world has ever seen!
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What Is The Best Asset Allocation Advice You Ever Received?

It may sound like the usual old cliche, but the best asset allocation advice that one can receive is to diversify. However, diversification is also dependent upon where you are in your life, your career and your retirement plans.
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What are the pro's and con's of a reverse mortgage?

In these questionable economic times, the disabled and the retired feel the effects the most. Those that thought their retirement funds were secure have been forced to look to additional and unexpected sources to survive. The media is filled with ads on reverse mortgages that sound too good to be true. So what are the pro's and con's of a reverse mortgage?
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