New competitive arenas

New competitive arenas

Stepping into New competitive arenas to improve you trading skills Brokers interested in business growth should view the expansion of their business as a series of measured steps, which is exactly the theme we are covering in this blog series. The first step you should take, according to leading consultancy McKinsey & Co, is to consider new competitive arenas. It’s easy to grow comfortable with what you have and to resist change or expansion, but it’s impossible to achieve significant growth without stepping out of your comfort zone and into…

Unlikely Near-Term Yuan Devaluation

Unlikely Near-Term Yuan Devaluation

Here’s Why a Near-Term Yuan Devaluation Is Unlikely Amid rising vulnerabilities to the global economy, world financial leaders and investors fear a disorderly China’s yuan devaluation could trigger a much larger global selloff, potentially pushing the global economy back into recession. That’s a key reason why finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 largest economies meeting in Shanghai this weekend want the G-20 to reiterate past vows to avoid competitive devaluation. But there are a number of good reasons to think any potential significant yuan devaluation by China wouldn’t come until…

Governments doing more and Central Banks less

Governments doing more and Central Banks less

G-20 wants Governments doing more and Central Banks less Finance chiefs from the world’s top economies committed their governments to doing more to boost global growth amid mounting concerns over the potency of monetary policy. In a pledge that will prove easier to write than deliver and may disappoint investors looking for a coordinated stimulus plan, the Group of 20 said “we will use fiscal policy flexibly to strengthen growth, job creation and confidence.” After a two-day meeting in Shanghai, finance ministers and central bank governors also doubled down on a line…

How to trade futures

How to trade futures

How to trade futures? Here is some advice. The oldest form of trading gets a technology facelift. The concept of futures trading is as timeless as the marketplace itself. As long as people have been selling such tangible assets as oil, wheat or gold, there have been hedgers who want to protect against the possibility of a future price change and speculators who hope to profit if the hedgers are wrong. So, let’s talk about how to trade futures. A producer of wheat, oil or another commodity, rather than simply bringing his…

What Are Stocks?

What Are Stocks?

Let’s talk about “What are stocks?” The Definition of a Stock What are stocks? Plain and simple, stock is a share in the ownership of a company. Stock represents a claim on the company’s assets and earnings. As you acquire more stock, your ownership stake in the company becomes greater. Whether you say shares, equity, or stock, it all means the same thing. Being an Owner Holding a company’s stock means that you are one of the many owners (shareholders) of a company and, as such, you have a claim (albeit usually very small) to…

Introduction to the Forex Market

Introduction to the Forex Market

An Introduction to the Forex Market: Hey traders, this free Forex mini-course is designed to teach you the basics of the Forex market and Forex trading in a non-boring way. I know you can find this information elsewhere on the web, but let’s face it; most of it is scattered and pretty dry to read. I will try to make this tutorial as fun as possible so that you can learn about Forex trading and have a good time doing it. Upon completion of this course you will have a…

Dow settlement signals impact of Scalia death on class actions

Dow settlement signals impact of Scalia death on class actions

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dow Chemical Co’s agreement to pay $835 million to settle a price-fixing dispute provides evidence that Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is a blow to businesses that have had success recently in challenging class action cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Dow (N:DOW), in the process of merging with Dupont (N:DD), on Friday settled the decade-long dispute rather than risk its fate being decided by a shorthanded, eight-justice court missing, in Scalia, a reliable vote in support of companies in class action cases. The Dow dispute, in which…

Join the SME lending revolution

Join the SME lending revolution

Alternative finance providers have sparked a revolution in SME lending, according to a global fintech lender, and in a cooling residential property market it is more important than ever for brokers to keep up. Lachlan Heussler, managing director of Spotcap Australia, said the SME lending sector has seen the most significant disruption from alternative finance players. “Once an oligopoly, there are now more than more than 20 key players in Australia’s lending market. Many are concentrated in the SME lending space, where we have arguably seen the most disruption. “The…

Consumer Spending in U.S. Increases by Most in Eight Months

Consumer Spending in U.S. Increases by Most in Eight Months

Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth that’s being accompanied by rising inflation. The 0.5 percent advance followed a 0.1 percent gain the prior month, a Commerce Department report showed Friday. The January figure exceeded the 0.3 percent median forecast in a Bloomberg survey. Incomes also climbed 0.5 percent, more than projected. Steady hiring, cheap gasoline, and rising home values are powering Americans’ ability to boost spending, which accounts for almost 70 percent of the economy. The report also showed the…