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 l...
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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 a slice of paradise for yourself. It's ...
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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 than ev...
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Jeffries Expands: What Does This Mean for Them?

The global economy has been struggling for some time, with most sectors seeing substantial stagnation and/or contraction. As a result, investment has dried up in a large number of industries and nations. That's why when an investment bank decides to expand despite this sluggish period, it gets some attention. In June of 2012, Jefferies Group, Inc. officially announced its intention to expand its operations into Canada. To accomplish this, the company hired Steven Latimer to be Jefferies's Ma...
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Will Procter & Gamble Continue to Raise its Dividend?

Procter & Gamble Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been making high-quality consumer goods for almost 175 years. There's an excellent chance that you are a longtime user of one if its many products. With familiar brands like Pampers, Tide, Crest, NyQuil, Max Factor, Swiffer, and Duracell, hundreds of millions of people around the globe are affected by the products made by P&G - and the company is still poised to grow in the future. So the question is: Will Procter & Gamble follow its pa...
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The Zen of Financial Investing

New to investing, but know you need to start considering doing so for the sake of your future financial well-being and peace of mind? We’ll provide an overview on the top things you should consider as you engage in your investment planning, including savings goals you should strive for over time, and with whom you should be discussing your financial planning strategy. Create a financial plan for yourself. First of all, what are your financial goals? Consider putting together a roadmap of ...
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9 Tips for Starting an Investment Banking Firm

For the right entity, the idea of starting an investment banking firm can be the beginning of a very lucrative journey. But not everyone is suited for this type of commitment. Although lots of money is part of the package associated with investment banking firms, working as an investment banker requires long hours and a never-ending enthusiasm for the industry. This passion must come from within because it is much more than a job--it is a lifestyle. Investment banking firms offer a wide rang...
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Egypt shines brightly as future growth predicted

The January 25th 2011 revolution briefly crippled the Egyptian economy and drove many foreign investors and tourists away. However, after the revolution, the Egyptian government pledged economic and political reforms to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) such as providing financial facilities that are attractive to foreign investors and this includes measures and incentives to attract foreign banks. The result is now an appealing market for investors and international banks looking to expa...
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The Benefits Of Online Stock Trading

Opening an online stock trading account is probably the best way to get started with the investment trade, especially for individuals who are interested in buying a few stocks but are not too keen on spending a lot. To create an online trading account, you would just need a few mouse clicks and some signatures. There are certain prerequisites or things needed to create an online trading account. A fully functional computer with access to the Internet, a bank account, printer, and a brokerage acc...
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How You Can Compare Spread Betting Companies

Now that trading has moved away from the trading floors of major exchanges to the internet, there are a growing number of companies that provide this service, and choosing between them can be daunting. You should only use established companies which are registered with the Financial Services Authority, and you should investigate whether complaints have been made against a company. Online reviews and comparison tables are commonplace, and some sources are highly respected, such as Independenti...
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