Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil

Oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions, dragged down by some forces beyond the oil market. The steady decline of the U.S. dollar has helped drive up crude prices for weeks, but that came to an abrupt halt last week. A … [Read more...]

Has the Gold Rally Begun? 

Today we are going to look at an article by our friend Gary Tanashian over at "Notes from the Rabbit Hole". He looks at the seasonal nature of gold, stocks vs gold, and a footnote on Silver. This article originally appeared here and has been … [Read more...]

Could The Fed Trigger A Deflationary Slide In Stocks?

Most economists and stock market participants believe that FED policy can exhibit a tremendous amount of power over the movement of the markets and market participants perception of the future of that policy can affect the market in the short run. … [Read more...]

QE Ending Or Just Getting Started?

ECB To Step Up As Fed Steps Back? While the Federal Reserve has laid out specific plans to end their quantitative easing (QE) program, a new season of QE may be getting ready to kick-off across the pond. From Reuters: The euro fell broadly on … [Read more...]

Choosing a Brokerage Firm

If you're ready to do some investing, you need a broker to be able to buy stocks, options, and pretty much anything else. Deciding on the right broker for you can be difficult. If you've made the rounds of the local brokerage firms you'll notice a … [Read more...]

Trends: Tech Companies

Tech companies are the wave of the global economic future. They will never totally replace the "traditional" sectors of the economy like manufacturing, energy, and agriculture, but there certainly seems to be increased integration between tech and … [Read more...]

Risk Management- The Key to Safe Trading

Risk Management Trading the financial markets can be a great way to generate income and grow your wealth. At the same time, it can also cost you a lot of money if you make the wrong choice or if you don't know what you're doing. The key to being … [Read more...]

Investing with DRIPs

DRIPs Many companies which pay dividends on their stock also offer dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs. Receiving a quarterly dividend check is nice, of course, but you're probably not going to be receiving much at once, and many of us would be … [Read more...]

Where to invest in 2012

2012 has been a tough year for people around the world. With the European debt crisis and high unemployment rates in the U.S., it is hard to decide where to invest to keep your money safe and to earn some interest without getting yourself into … [Read more...]

Buying Stocks and Bonds?

Before Buying Stocks and Bonds Given the state of the economy over the last few years, it's no wonder everyone's safeguarding his or her money a little more carefully. From bailouts to budget cuts, the ebbs and flows of  the world's economy are … [Read more...]