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Bonds 3: Who issues bonds and why?

Bonds 3: Who issues bonds and why?

🕔08:42, 13.Jun 2012

    Now that you know why you would want to buy bonds, and what influences the return a bond can bring you, why not have a look at the other party’s point of view?   In other words, why

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Bonds 2: “But why is it called fixed income if the return can fluctuate?”

Bonds 2: “But why is it called fixed income if the return can fluctuate?”

🕔09:33, 6.Jun 2012

  Last year when Irish bonds were downgraded to junk status, their yield suddenly went through the roof and took us on a bit of a rollercoaster. Suddenly it looked like bonds were as volatile as stocks, generating the same

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Bonds 1: What would make you want to buy debt?

Bonds 1: What would make you want to buy debt?

🕔08:41, 30.May 2012

  This is the first post in the new series about bonds – make sure to sign up for the newsletter to get the next posts directly to your inbox!   Do you like being in debt? How comfortable do

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Does your branding pass these three tests?

Does your branding pass these three tests?

🕔04:43, 23.May 2012

    “What sets you apart from the competition?” This question must be one of the oldest clichés in business and yet one which many companies struggle to answer. How can hundreds of thousands of service providers that occupy the

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An Introduction to the Bond Market

An Introduction to the Bond Market

🕔16:23, 15.May 2012

  Have you ever heard of the bond market, or the “Irish ten-year bond yield” or “inflation linked bonds” or “fixed income” and wondered what on earth all of this meant?   Here is an extremely short introduction – if

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Economic Indicators: Part 2 (National Debt, the Irish Banking Crisis and the 2010 Census)

Economic Indicators: Part 2 (National Debt, the Irish Banking Crisis and the 2010 Census)

🕔19:43, 8.May 2012

    In my experience as a public speaker, trainer and media guest, I find that a lot of people are confused by economic indicators, or find it difficult to relate these indicators to one another. I recently published two

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Economic Indicators: Part 1 (GDP, Inflation & Exchange Rates)

Economic Indicators: Part 1 (GDP, Inflation & Exchange Rates)

🕔09:39, 2.May 2012

    In my experience as a public speaker, trainer and media guest, I find that a lot of people are confused by economic indicators, or find it difficult to relate these indicators to one another. I recently published two

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How to use call options in your own portfolio: covered calls

How to use call options in your own portfolio: covered calls

🕔09:40, 25.Apr 2012

    In the last post I explained the mechanism of call options. Call options are the right, but not the obligation, to buy a stock at a locked-in price, at a certain agreed-upon date. The seller sells this right,

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How to create an extra dividend in the stock market with call options

How to create an extra dividend in the stock market with call options

🕔09:06, 18.Apr 2012

    A call option is the right, but not the obligation, to buy a stock at a certain price. To a stock owner, this means a guaranteed income! And to a buyer, it means the possibility of netting a

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How do you actually Invest your Money in the Stock Market, in practice?

How do you actually Invest your Money in the Stock Market, in practice?

🕔07:12, 11.Apr 2012

  If I got 20 cents every time an individual investor said to me “This might be a stupid question, but…”, I’d be so rich by now, you have no idea. These things weren’t taught at school. So it’s perfectly

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