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March 8, 2007

Global equities markets in gains

Permalink: Global equities markets in gains by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

Asian equities markets were higher on Thursday, but analysts weren’t entirely prepared to say that the declines from the past few sessions were over. Still, some of the gains were substantial. The Sensex in India added 3.73 percent to 13,049.35, a gain of 469.6 points on the session. Hong Kong and Singapore […]



March 6, 2007

Global equities markets higher on session after losses

Permalink: Global equities markets higher on session after losses by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

Global equities markets were higher on Tuesday. Asia led the charge, with most markets higher. China’s Shanghai composite index added almost 2 percent to close at 2,840.18. In India, the Sensex gained 2.27 percent to 12,697.09, while the Strait Times Index in Singapore was 2.05 percent higher to 3036.52. The Hang […]



March 5, 2007

Most equities markets lower again

Permalink: Most equities markets lower again by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

Global equities markets were generally lower again on Monday, although the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up in midday trade on Wall Street.
Asian markets were substantially lower again. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong saw its biggest slide since October 2003 as it lost 4 percent to 18,664.88. The Straits Times index […]



March 2, 2007

Markets mixed at end of volatile week

Permalink: Markets mixed at end of volatile week by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

At the end of a volatile week, global equities markets were mixed as some seemed to have begun recovering, while others remained in decline.
In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index, which initiated the week’s declines, added 1.3 percent on the session to 2,833.45. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was 0.49 percent higher to 19,442.01. […]



March 1, 2007

Global equities markets continue to decline

Permalink: Global equities markets continue to decline by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

Equities markets continued to decline on Thursday, with even Wall Street having trouble after seeing some gains on Wednesday.
Asian markets were down again. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped another 1.55 per cent, losing 304.91 points to close at 19,346.60, while Singapore’s STI fell 0.95 percent to 3,092.58. In Japan, meanwhile, the Nikkei […]



Survey: Baby boomers worry most about pensions

Permalink: Survey: Baby boomers worry most about pensions by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

A new survey by YouGov (LSE: YOU), commissioned by The Hartford (NYSE: HIG), shows that baby boomers see securing their future financial security as their highest priority. While 58 percent of those who responded to the survey said that they are “doubtful” that they will have the pension they desire when they retire, two […]



The Future of Futures in India

Permalink: The Future of Futures in India by Khurram Naik

Filed under: Investments, Blog

India banned futures trading in wheat and rice yesterday. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, India is the world’s second largest producer of wheat. India just began importing wheat after 6 years and recently banned exports. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is facing unrest as inflation rises. India is also potentially faced with lowering […]



Alternative Rock and Alternative Investment

Permalink: Alternative Rock and Alternative Investment by Khurram Naik

Filed under: Investments, Blog

Given the recent fears from the overheated real estate market, a record trade deficit and the squeeze put on by historically high energy prices, it’s easy to be concerned about inflation. Commodities have historically been used as a hedge against inflation, and that hasn’t changed. What has changed is how accessible the ability to allocate […]



February 28, 2007

US markets higher as Asia, Europe decline again

Permalink: US markets higher as Asia, Europe decline again by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

Most global equities markets were down again on Wednesday after Tuesday’s across-the-board losses, but the US markets seemed to be poised to make gains on the day after US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said that he did not see any change in his earlier prediction of moderate growth in the US economy this year […]



February 27, 2007

World equities markets decline

Permalink: World equities markets decline by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

World equities markets declined on Tuesday after Chinese markets dropped almost 9 percent on the session. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.8 percent to 2,771.79, its biggest one-day decline since the death of Deng Xiaoping on 18 February 1997. The declines there came on rumors that China is getting ready to impose a […]



February 26, 2007

Tokyo, European equities markets see gains

Permalink: Tokyo, European equities markets see gains by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News

In Tokyo on Monday the Topix index added 0.1 percent to 1,816.97, it highest close in 15 years. The Nikkei 225 also reached a multi-year high, gaining 0.2 percent to 18,215.35. However, gains for small and mid-cap stocks reversed, sending the Mothers market down 2.1 percent on the session to 1,164.07. The […]



February 21, 2007

Investing Is Making Me Dizzy

Permalink: Investing Is Making Me Dizzy by Kathyrn Lang

Filed under: Investments, Blog

I recently read an article about investing in gold. It’s just beyond my ability to fathom. What do you do with a great big old gold bar any way?
For me, investments are a bit of a mystery. I tried mutual funds. I sat down with the investment office expert. I […]



February 15, 2007

Is Saving For Children The Right Route

Permalink: Is Saving For Children The Right Route by Kathyrn Lang

Filed under: Investments, Economy, Blog

It’s important to save money for the children. I’ve heard this since my husband and I first started having kids, and I recently read an article that was discussing the best ways to go about saving money for children.
The expert talked about the savings plans that are available, the tax options, and even the […]



February 13, 2007

GBP extends losses to dollar

Permalink: GBP extends losses to dollar by Brian Turner

Filed under: Investments, News

The British pound extended recent losses against the U.S. dollar today as cable tested bids around the US$ 1.9400 figure after encountering selling pressure around the $1.9520 level. Technically, today’s intraday high was just below the 23.6% retracement of the move from $1.8515 to $1.9845.
Data released in the U.K. today saw the […]



February 7, 2007

Equities markets mixed

Permalink: Equities markets mixed by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, News



“Trading Rules That Work” by Jason Jankovsky

Permalink: “Trading Rules That Work” by Jason Jankovsky by Khurram Naik

Filed under: Investments, Blog

[Disclaimer: I work with Jason Jankovsky on trader education]
The markets come with their own basic rules. In the case of futures and foreign exchange, the most important rule is that these are zero sum markets. That is, for every winner there is a loser. The other basic rule is that order flow dictates price action. […]



February 6, 2007

What are the futures markets for?

Permalink: What are the futures markets for? by Khurram Naik

Filed under: Investments, Economy, Blog

What are the futures markets? Let’s begin with a story about trains. Before trains, the nation was divided into small markets for various commodities, but with trains came the first truly national markets. Now it was cheap for farmers and grain merchants to deliver goods to the places that needed them most - and would […]



January 29, 2007

US banks mixed on merger news, rumors

Permalink: US banks mixed on merger news, rumors by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, Economy, News

New York equities markets were slightly higher on Monday. By midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1 percent to 12,504.88, while the Nasdaq Composite had gained 0.15 percent to 2,439.12 and the S&P 500 added 0.04 percent to 1,422.71.
The banking sector was mixed on mergers news and rumors. First Republic Bank […]



British Airways gains 2.7 percent as strike is averted

Permalink: British Airways gains 2.7 percent as strike is averted by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, Economy, News

The London equities markets were mixed on Monday as only 2.5 billion shares traded hands on the session. The FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 6,239.9, but the FTSE 250 dropped 0.1 percent to 11,104.
In the airlines sector, British Airways added 2.7 percent to 542p as investors were relieved that a threatened 2-day strike […]



European telecoms decline on Deutsche Telekom profits warning

Permalink: European telecoms decline on Deutsche Telekom profits warning by Elaine Frei

Filed under: Investments, Economy, News

In Europe on Monday the FTSE Eurofirst 300 added 0.3 percent to 1,517.07 on Monday despite declines in the telecommunications sector.
Telecoms were lower after Deutsche Telekom issued its second profits warning in six months, citing competition and currency issues. Citigroup lowered its recommendation on the German telecom from “hold” to “sell” and Deutsche Telekon […]



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