Author Archive: admin

The Twitter Question

There is a lot of speculation amongst the most popular stocks. Twitter is just one example of this. It’s a newly offered stock, in a hot sector (technology), and it has seen a lot of trading volume over the last few weeks. So what should you do with it? Should you buy into the hype, short it, or just stay away from it?

Let’s start with the facts. There is much agreement that Twitter is highly overvalued. In theory, this means that prices should come down soon. For short term traders, though, it’s not quite that easy–especially if you are day trading the stock or trading binary options. When you’re trading in these fast paced markets, you want the asset to be moving quickly, too. (more…)

You Need to Act Fast

Fed will move the Market

You probably know by now that following the news is an important part of your trading. But what you might not know is exactly how time sensitive the news can be. This is especially true when the Federal Reserve makes a decision, or even hints at the fact that they are in the process of making a decision. For example, the mere fact that the Fed is currently trying to decide about what to do with stimulus payouts has recently caused stock futures to jump up dramatically in price. It makes sense if you think about it: more money in the economy helps companies because more money is pumped back into them, both through consumer spending and more stock investments. And when futures begin to attract more attention, oftentimes real time prices are not too far behind.

This is where the common investor can take advantage. Most people do not utilize stock futures, but paying attention to them is extremely important because it is a reflection of long term sentiment. (more…)

Trading with the Healthcare Act

Healthcare

Many people are annoyed about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, but did you know that it is helping certain people to earn a lot of money? What’s more, you can use this knowledge to help yourself earn more money, too. Yes, there have been a lot of bumps along the road as “Obamacare” has been implemented, and regardless of whether or not you like the law, there are certain elements of it that you can use to your benefit.

For example, according to CNN.com, there are many companies making a lot of money off this law and its repercussions. Investing in them could be a very lucrative idea if things continue in the route they currently are headed. For example, Eligible–a company launched in 2011–aims at handling insurance and coverage questions. (more…)

It Just Makes it Easier to Read

Find Success with Books

There are a lot of readers out there that are purposefully avoiding the digital revolution. I was one of these people for a very long time. My argument was that it doesn’t feel right to read a book on a screen and holding a warm paperback is much more personal. This is just a mindset, though, and definitely not a cold hard fact, and mindsets can often be easily overcome. For example, consider the fact that a good book is not how it is packaged, its cover art, or even how it feels in your hands. It is the content and the experience that it gives you. Does Pride and Prejudice change if you read it in Jane Austen’s original pen or if you read a modern printing of it? Of course not; the story is still the same regardless of how you read it.

The same is true of any type of book; the medium might change a little, but the content is still the same whether you read it in a paperback, an ereader, or on a scroll of papyrus. Ebooks, then, can be just as useful as a traditional book if you give them a chance.

For Forex trading, an ebook can actually be even more helpful than a regular book. Ebooks are quick to download–sometimes they can be accessed in less than a minute. They are easy to navigate–a properly formatted book will have hyperlinks that can get you to where you need to be with just a click of a button. And an ebook is right where you need to be–on your computer. You don’t need to go to a bookstore to get it, nor do you need to wait for a few days for it to ship to your door if you order it online. It’s on your computer and you can get it without walking downstairs and outside to your mailbox.

The experience might take a little bit of time to get used to, but once you spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with them, you will find that they are much more efficient. This is important in the fast paced world of trading. Oftentimes, a trading decision needs to be made very quickly. Waiting just a few minutes too long can cost you an opportunity to enter a position, and if you’re not careful, it can cost you a lot of money–either in lost profits or in real losses. Both are detrimental to your success. This is especially true in the binary options market, where 30 and 60 second trades are becoming popular and need to be timed down to the split second in order for you to be successful and profitable over the long run.

Are ebooks different? Sure. This is not a bad thing, though. They are revolutionary, empowering readers access to a whole world of books that they never would have seen before. This is a blessing, especially when it comes to trading. There are hundreds of successful trading ideas out there, and only a select few have ever been talked about in literature. Just because it hasn’t been published before doesn’t mean that an idea is not good. But, now that publishing and disseminating information is so much easier, those “underground” ideas can now be found by you much more easily. And if it increases your profit making ability, then how can this be a bad thing?