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Boosting Diversity and Profitability with Binaries

Everyone in the financial world knows that diversification is the key to minimizing your risk and growing your money safely. For most people, this means a bunch of different types of stocks, with some bonds thrown in, a little bit of cash holdings, and perhaps some developing nation related investments. This has been the standard for portfolio diversification for decades, but that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the best method of doing things. For...
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Getting Ready for a Short Term Rate Hike

Right now, it seems that the Federal Reserve is having a profound impact upon the price of stocks within the They are definitely not directly related, but the low interest rates that the Fed controls has given many companies access to more funds, and this has driven profitability way up across the board. It’s been a great thing for many sectors of the economy, but there is a huge underlying question that...
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Starting Your Trading Day

A lot of professional traders have a set routine that they follow every day in order to prepare for their work. If the professionals are doing it, you probably should start doing something similar since this has proven to work at the top levels of trading. Even if you never manage a multibillion dollar hedge fund, your end goal is still to make money, and if it works for the best, it will work...
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Using Different Markets to Your Benefit

Mondays are always a busy time on Wall Street, but the rest of the financial markets are busier than usual, too. This is true regardless of what you are trading in–whether it be commodities, currencies, or stocks. However, because the United States is at the edge of the Western world, Monday’s business day starts later. An observant trader is able to monitor for a few hours everything that is happening in the Asian and...
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Will Oil Cause Inflation?

There is an inherent risk whenever money is exchanged, and in the financial markets, that risk is amplified; oftentimes short term traders see the worst of this. This has been brought into focus recently by the price risk of oil all around the world. One of the bigger risks is inflation–the amount of value that money loses over time. Inflation is a tough concept to grasp, but it basically makes your cash go a...
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