Bitcoin – A Secure Investment for the Future

Bitcoin is an online digital currency, just like a dollar or a pound but with a few exceptions. Introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin engages in a peer-to-peer payment system where no intermediaries exist and goods can be securely transferred between any two people on the planet. It is associated with a heavy network …

Mastering Short-Term Trading

Short-term trading techniques involve a combination of skill, intuition, and experience by a trader. Traders make money by taking short-term positions in securities after identifying opportunities in both bull and bear markets. Mastering short-term trading requires certain attributes in a trader. The following factors are fundamental for a short-term trading strategy to ensure your losses …

Here’s What Happened the Last Time the US Applied Steel Tariffs

While Donal Trump says “Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” history suggests otherwise. In March 2002, George Bush gave into lobbyists and slapped on steel tariffs of between 8% and 30% on imported steel. At that time, Bush exempted Canada, and Mexico because of NAFTA, plus a few developing countries. Immediately after those …

Investing 101: Risk Terminology – BETA

About thirty years ago, statisticians armed with all of their statistical theories began to confront the financial markets. A handful of useful tools emerged that the average investor should be familiar with when they look to purchase stocks. One secret that people “in the know” use is “BETA”. “Beta” is a number which reflects how …

10 Ways the USD Affects World Markets

The United States is the world’s strongest and largest economy. US currency remains dominant over other global currencies in the international markets. The behavior of the US Dollar impacts global markets significantly, culminating to both positive and adverse consequences in these markets. Here are 10 ways that the USD affects world markets: A stronger USD …