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…

Ways to Get Paid

Multiple Ways to Get Paid It still amazes me that after all these years of trading and being involved in the financial education business I never find it a challenge to write about the things concerning the markets and the challenges that traders face when attempting to negotiate them. Having just finished up a recent 3-day long Market Timing Class, it was fascinating to explore and talk through the many hurdles the students had before coming to class. Most of them decided that the only way to overcome their issues…

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…

Fibonacci Numbers

3 Important Uses of Fibonacci Numbers An example of the power of math can be found in Fibonacci numbers. Fibonacci numbers are a sequence discovered by Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci in the 13th century. The sequence is 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, and 89 on to infinity. The sequence has a series of interesting properties. The sum of any two consecutive numbers equals the next highest number. After the first four numbers, the ratio of any number to its next highest number approaches 0.618. The ratio…

Right Time to Invest

When’s the Right Time to Invest? In the stock market, timing is nothing — but time is everything. It’s not surprising that first-time investors often worry about the timing of their initial stock purchases. Getting started at the wrong point in the market’s ups and downs can leave you staring at big losses right off the bat. But take heart, Fools: Whenever you first invest, time is on your side. Over the long haul, the compounding returns of a well-chosen investment will add up nicely, whatever the market happens 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…

Compound interest

Change Your Life With One Calculation How compound interest from investing grows your money faster than anything else. If there were an eighth wonder of the world, we’d nominate the equation for compound interest: Your money x (1 + i)^n. (If you’re not a math geek, don’t worry; we’re going to decipher that for you.) Albert Einstein (or maybe it was Yogi Berra) called this deceptively simple formula the “greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” We call it your ticket to financial independence. That’s right, just three straightforward inputs can change…