How to be a Conservative Investor

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Tweet When most people think about being a conservative investor, thoughts of keeping money locked away in an FDIC insured savings account, parked in CDs, or in government bonds. After all, what could be more conservative than that? The problem is that there is a difference between conservative investing and no-risk investing, but many people […]

What Drives Foreign Currency Exchange Markets

Tweet Currency exchange rates are one of the most important economic factors in determining a countries level of trade, and therefore, its level of economic health overall. Given the importance of these levels, it is not surprising that the foreign exchange market (FX) is one of the most actively traded, tracked, and analyzed markets on […]

How to Get Through a Stock Market Crash

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Tweet Should You Sell Your Stocks in This Market? Another year, and another stock market crash. It may seem that in recent years the volatility of the market gives us more sharp rises and subsequent crashes, but in the end these market cycles have played out for decades to varying degrees. Every crash has its […]

Getting The Most From Your Retirement


Tweet Retiring is a fact of life and once you hit that point, which we all do, the idea is to enjoy your time. Ideally you have adequate resources and savings that will allow you the leisure that comes when you retire but it’s not always the case. It’s important to enjoy your time but […]

Zecco Wall Street Facebook App Review


Tweet What do you get when you mix investing with the largest social media network in the world? Zecco’s new Wall Street app for Facebook. Zecco has been known for years as one of the leaders in inexpensive trading and now they are taking it one step further by fully integrating their platform with the […]

This is Why You Can't Make Money in the Stock Market


Tweet In just the past decade or so many investors have been burned. Twice. Those who did a lot of investing in the late 1990s and early 2000s clearly remember the pain as their tech-heavy portfolios tanked in record time. It then took a few years to stabilize, and then a few more years to […]

TradeKing Review: $4.95 Stock Trades and Bonuses

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Tweet TradeKing is One of the Top Discount Brokers for Good Reason When it comes to choosing a broker, you have plenty of choices. With those choices come a variety of pricing structures, fees, trading platforms, and features. Choices are good, and the competition drives innovation and pricing, so as investors we are rewarded. I […]

There Is More To Risk Than Meets The Eye

Tweet Risk Isn’t Just About an Investment Going Down in Value Investors generally think of risk as simply the chance of losing part or all of their investment. While this is certainly one type of risk when it comes to investing, it is definitely not the only type risk. In fact, other forms of risk […]

Poll: Did You Miss Two of the Best Years in the Stock Market?

Tweet The great recession, high unemployment, and the damage to your portfolio done in 2008 are probably still fresh in your mind, but did you know that even though the economy as a whole is slow to recover that the past two years the stock market has been churning out record returns? If you were […]

Tradeking Launches New iPhone and iPod Touch Apps

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Tweet Tradeking Brings Real-time Trading to Your iPhone or iPod Following the success with the BlackBerry trading app, Tradeking recently announced the launch of their newest mobile trading app for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Don’t worry iPad users, a version for that device is also right around the corner. While other brokerages […]