Park Your Cash in

Where to Park Your Cash in You have money, you need a place to park your cash in for a while and the financial institutions are lining up at the door. You may be tempted to fall for whatever suitor makes a good first impression, but remember: This choice is all about you. The best short-term savings account is the one that best matches your needs in the following areas: Access: How often will you need to dip into the account, and what’s your preferred method of access — ATM, checkwriting, online, and…

Inflation and investment

What is the relationship between inflation and investment? Conventional wisdom says that businesses adjust their investment spending according to changes to the cost of capital. Intuitively, that makes sense: more projects become worthwhile as funding costs go down, while few make the cut when capital is expensive. (In reality, it turns out that interest rates, spreads, and volatility are all irrelevant for capex decisions, but let’s put that aside for now.) If central bankers want to boost investment to encourage economic activity, conventional theory suggests they should lower interest rates. However,…

Home Ownership on Retirement

The Impact of Home Ownership on Retirement. What role should home equity play in your retirement plans? We explain all. Your home is more than four walls and a roof. (And hopefully a floor.) For owners with significant equity in their homes, it can also be a money tree. For Fools, the trick is in deciding whether, when, and how to start harvesting that cash. Early in retirement? Later? Or never? That’s a personal decision. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and an important symbol…

Improve Your Trading Results

Why Trading The Daily Charts Will Improve Your Trading Results If your Forex trading is not going the way you want it to and you feel overwhelmed by the amount of market data bombarding your brain every time you sit down to analyze the markets, you probably need to readjust your trading strategy so that your primary focus is on the daily charts. If you are currently experiencing any of the following trading problems you will benefit significantly from making the daily chart your primary trading time frame: Please Share…

Copy Traders

Copy Traders Become Standard With the combination of online trading and social media, more people are becoming so-called copy traders. This increasingly popular approach to investing allows people to connect with other investors online, view the history of their trades, gains, and losses, and then allocate a portion of their portfolios to automatically mimic the actions of those with appealing records. This is now an increasingly standard tool for online retail forex platforms, according to Leaprate. Many existing forex brokerages have added functions allowing users to become copy traders. It…

Alternative finance

Why brokers need to embrace alternative finance A fundamental shift in the alternative finance sector in Australia is set to reshape the Australian lending market, according to a global peer-to-peer (P2P) lender, and it is vital brokers adapt. Daniel Foggo, the chief executive of the Australian arm of global P2P lender RateSetter, will be speaking at the AltFi Australasia Summit 2016 in Sydney later this month. He said the disruption from alternative finance will be as revolutionary as Uber and Airbnb. “Just as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted the transportation and accommodation…

High-yield Stocks

5 High-Yield Stocks For Growth And Income Capitalize on this rare opportunity to buy five stocks about to be added to major indexes. Inclusion in these indexes will drive up demand for their shares, therefore increasing their prices. Buy now to lock-in high yields and quick share price appreciation. A stock can get a nice positive value boost when it is selected to be a newly added component stock in a widely followed index. When a company is added to an index, all of the managers of ETFs and index…

Right Retirement Account

Choose the Right Retirement Account What’s the best retirement account for my situation? We explain Roth & Traditional IRAs, annuities and employer plans. Repeat after us: “Retirement savings are for retirement.” Again. “Retirement savings are for retirement.” Why this mantra? Simple: The best place to put your savings is in tax-advantaged accounts. As with all things IRS-related, you’ll pay a penalty if you want to get your mitts on the moola before the golden age of retirement. So, once again: “Retirement savings are for retirement.” Now that you’ve promised to…

Nordic American Offshore

Nordic American Offshore: A 10% Yield Sure To Be Cut I’ve been writing the Safety Net column for more than three years. I’ve never seen a stock that was as much of a lock for a dividend cut as the one I’m covering this week. Nordic American Offshore (NYSE: NAO) is a microcap stock with a market cap of just $110 million. It trades a little over 100,000 shares per day. Nordic American owns and operates platform vessels in the North Sea. Given that the company is heavily tied to the oil industry,…

Motivational Quotes

28 Motivational Quotes from Top Traders Trading is a lot like riding a roller coaster. Although it obviously is fun and exciting, there will be times when you feel scared, nervous or even powerless. When these bad times come, it’s important to not panic or give up. One excellent thing to do during these troubling times is read some motivational quotes from traders who have been in your shoes and know the path to success. Here are 28 motivational quotes that will help keep you focused and on the path…