Why Are Bank Stocks Great Investments for 2018?

2018 is shaping up to be a humdinger for banking stocks. The US economy is in full swing, and there is evidence of this across the spectrum. Consider the following economic indicators:

The Unemployment Rate is just 4.1% The Inflation Rate is at a healthy level of 2.1% The Interest Rate is steadily increasing and is currently at 1.5% The Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate was last measured at 3.2%

The aforementioned numbers may not mean much to a casual trader or investor, but Continue article...

Should Investors Buy Into The Cryptocurrency Arena?

2017 was marked by a dramatic surge in the popularity (and price) of digital currencies. Led by strong growth in global demand, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and scores of others have appreciated sharply. My mid-December 2017, BTC was hovering close to the $20,000 per unit level, Ethereum spiked towards $730, and Litecoin broached $330 per unit.

Of course, such is the volatility of these explosive new trading paradigms that these figures may well be invalidated by the time you Continue article...

Market Vulnerabilities – Why is Wall Street Ignoring the Signs of Impending Doom?

All stocks irrespective of industry or sector face some universal risks such as legislative risk, rating risk and headline risk among others. Hence, investors can make smart trading and investment decisions by examining the steps that executives are taking to mitigate the effects of such universal risks on their stocks. Interestingly, the U.S. equity market is vulnerable to serious geopolitical risk; yet, it is surprising that Wall Street is unbelievably oblivious to the problems on the horizon.

4 Ways To Plan A Smart Retirement

Retirement is a matter of concern for almost anybody across the world. Once the inflow of income stops, the reserve funds always seem to run out faster than expected. And soon, people face a terrible financial situation where they are forced to compromise on a lifestyle that they have become accustomed to their whole lives.

Why Indices May Dominate CFD Trading in 2017

Contracts for difference has always be seen as a rather conservative means to accrue a sustainable income over time. However, 2016 has proven to be somewhat unpredictable in terms of common assets such as currency pairs and securities. Many traders may choose to sit on the fence while others are looking towards index positions in 2017. Why is this the case and how such these CFD options offer (potentially) more stable returns when compared to other methods?

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Investments Scams: Beware Of Binary Options Scammers

Binary options have become incredibly popular as of late, and for good reason. Binary options are a trading vehicle with incredible appeal. By allowing control over risk and offering incredibly high returns on investments, binary options have captured the attention of millions of people worldwide. However, as with just about any industry that has to do with money, it’s important to watch for scams. Today, we’ll talk about why binary options are a hub for scammers and how to spot Continue article...

Never Withdraw From Your IRA

Never withdraw from your IRA. There are a lot of good reasons not to do so, including penalties if you’re under 59 1/2 years old. There are also times when the expression “rules are made to be broken” applies. Why shouldn’t you withdraw? What are the advantages and disadvantages? And when should you disregard the advice to never withdraw from your IRA?

Penalties and Taxes on Withdrawing From Your IRA Early Accessing the income you’ve set aside for the future might seem Continue article...

The NYSE Just Legitimized Bitcoin

Since launching in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced a brief but turbulent history. Designed as a thoroughly regulated system of fund transfers, it essentially became the world’s first major attempt at a universal digital currency. The idea was that people around the world would acquire Bitcoin through currency transactions and a payment processing practice termed “mining,” and then use the Bitcoin to conduct transactions online, and eventually in person. For many, though, this very idea was worth little more than a Continue article...

Accumulating Money With Direct Stock Purchase Plans

In a perfect world, money would grow on trees, there would be a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and we could all live on love, alone. Unfortunately, utopias like these exist only in our dreams or lavish Hollywood productions. In reality, life is expensive, money must be earned, and love does not pay the bills.

The money tree sapling produces a modest yield of coins.

You can, however, put your hard-earned cash to work for you, creating Continue article...

Dividend Stocks vs. Real Estate: Which One Will Make You the Most Money?

For those who have the ability to invest wisely and semi-confidently, the questions about investment opportunities can vary from how to get started to which options will make the most money. Although there are lots of options when it comes to investments, most people consider dividend stocks and real estate superior to other choices.

But when it comes to choosing between the two, there are lots of questions. This is perhaps even truer now, during these times of economic uncertainties Continue article...

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