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  • What if the Stock Market Listens to the Fed?

    There must be political reasons for Wall Street and Washington wars. Has the Fed become a favorite whipping boy? What do the academics have to say on the matter? You have to concede ...

  • Federal Reserve System: Formulating Monetary Policy

    The Federal Reserve System of the United States came into being when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913. The Federal Reserve System, more commonly ...

  • The A, B, and W of Stocks

    Adversity makes us return to basics. This seems to be an appropriate juncture to revise stock investment basics. Are you an alpha or a beta person? Sure, all of us do a little bit of both ...

  • Who Should Pay Stock Doctor Bills? (Part 1)

    All medicine seeks to arrive at diagnoses, and proceed from there to treatment and management. That is why credit rating agencies and all auditors should be considered as stock doctors. Owners ...

  • Financial Planning for the Underprivileged (Part 2)

    Financial Planning for the Underprivileged (Part 1) The Future Worth of National Stocks Manufacture of civil aircraft stands in sharp contrast to the software industry. The United States, the ...

  • Corporate Results Boost Markets

    Following the negative impact recent events in Japan have had on markets worldwide, investors have been given a reason for optimism as Wall Street recorded the best month of 2011 and ...

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Resources and Articles

  • Companies

    Proctor Gamble

    Not everyone in the stock market has shares of Proctor & Gamble, but few could have lived without buying and using some of this amazing company’s brands. Proctor & Gamble operates in both the developed world and in third world countries. Its deep and accumulated knowledge of various cultures is a special asset from the stock market perspective. The company has such a large number of its own ...

  • Swaps

    Option

    Option swaps are more commonly known by the acronym “swaption”. The concept is relatively simple, in that by participating in a swaption, a trader has acquired the option to enter an interest rate swap. They key factor is that the trader is not obligated to enter into the swap, but he does have the right to do so should he so desire.

  • Investing

    Bear Markets

    A Bear Market is one in which share prices are falling. It may refer to the market as a whole, or only to a specified sector. For example, a bear market in gold lasted from January 1980 and did not end until June 1999, during which time the price of the precious metal fell from around $850 per ounce all the way down to $253 per ounce. Another instance of a sector bear market was that caused ...

  • Asia

    Osaka Securities Exchange

    The Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) is Japan's second biggest securities exchange when it comes to the handling of business. They are also known for introducing the world recognized Nikkei 225 Futures index in 1988. OSE leads when it comes to Derivatives Exchange, complementing its contemporary Tokyo Securities Exchange which deals with spot trading. Interestingly, during 1990 and 1991 Osaka ...

  • Glossary

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  • Africa

    Kenya

    The Nairobi Stock Exchange: A Stock Market Beacon in AfricaThe calm interiors of the Nairobi Stock Exchange hit you as a kind of stock market paradise amidst the commercial and industrial hustle-bustle of all Africa. Here is an organization which functions professionally, and goes the extra mile to attract international capital on advantageous terms. The Nairobi stock market arena ...