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All your questions about online trading – answered!

All your questions about online trading – answered!

🕔09:44, 14.Nov 2013

  In my years as a stock market mentor and financial training specialist, I have seen a lot of reasons why people might be “afraid” to start investing. But the first and foremost reason didn’t really have to do with

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Investing made easier: Think of the stock market as a supermarket, because that’s what it is

Investing made easier: Think of the stock market as a supermarket, because that’s what it is

🕔14:30, 25.Sep 2013

  An extremely common reaction to investing in the stock market, especially from women, is that it’s too risky, too dangerous, and akin to gambling (Short Term Trading and Spread Betting I consider gambling but not Investing in the Markets

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Who’s afraid of the big bad bond bubble?

Who’s afraid of the big bad bond bubble?

🕔08:37, 12.Sep 2012

    Have you been enjoying the recent articles about bonds? If they sparked your interest, perhaps you are following trends in the bond market with a keener eye now…   And you might have heard of an ominous “bond bubble”,

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Ethical investing? Its value depends where your values lie

Ethical investing? Its value depends where your values lie

🕔09:51, 15.Aug 2012

  Scandals. Corruption. Wilful disregard for human lives. Pollution. Slavery. It can sometimes seem that big multinationals will stop at nothing in their search for profit. As a result the general public is more attentive to “social” and “green” stocks

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Is this why you stopped listening to economists?

Is this why you stopped listening to economists?

🕔21:15, 8.Aug 2012

  On the one hand, you have this article. And then on the other hand, you have that article.   This is the problem with economists!! On one hand, things are good and on the other, things are bad –

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Bonds 10 – How do you actually buy a bond, in practice?

Bonds 10 – How do you actually buy a bond, in practice?

🕔08:46, 6.Aug 2012

  And now comes the moment of truth – completing your first bond trade!   Of course this is rather theoretical, since you will first have to decide that bonds are what you need in your portfolio, and exactly what

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Bonds 9 – Your bond buying checklist

Bonds 9 – Your bond buying checklist

🕔09:17, 25.Jul 2012

  So you now have your investing strategy, you are intent on using it (kudos to you!), and you have decided that bonds should be a part of it.   Here is the checklist you can use to decide which

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Bonds 8 – Why “making more money” is the worst investment strategy you can have

Bonds 8 – Why “making more money” is the worst investment strategy you can have

🕔08:42, 18.Jul 2012

    If you’ve been reading the series of posts on bonds since the beginning, you should now have a much better picture of the bond market. You understand the characteristics of a bond, you know where to find information

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Bonds 7 – How does the state of the economy influence the bond market?

Bonds 7 – How does the state of the economy influence the bond market?

🕔09:17, 11.Jul 2012

  Where do you find information, not just about bonds themselves, but about all the factors that affect the bond market? And what do you do with it?   When I lead investing seminars, many attendees have the nagging feeling

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Bonds 6: Duration – Yes, you do need to know about it!

Bonds 6: Duration – Yes, you do need to know about it!

🕔08:59, 4.Jul 2012

  Oh no! Not another variable… Wasn’t it enough already to know about the bond price, its maturity, its coupon, its yield and whatnot?!   Sorry, but duration is important… You know why the price of a bond can change,

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