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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Property Investment Good, Property Speculation Bad

Property speculation is the purchase of property for profit and is short-term in nature, while property investment seeks to obtain income in the form of rent and is long-term. Property speculation is frowned upon as it raises the price of houses, which is an emotive subject when first-time home buyers experience difficulties. The issue of property speculation in Taiwan came to prominence after property hot-spots appeared in Taipei, where prices repeatedly reached new highs due to competition ...
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Late Day Scalping

Late day scalping is a technical trading strategy that focuses on the exploitation of very small movements in a quiet and stable market environment. Typically, the timeframe in consideration is between 4 pm and 6 pm NY time, when trading desks in the U.S. gradually thin down, and trading is handed over to droning automated systems. The scalper seeks to execute numerous short term, low risk, low profit trades and to accumulate his gains over weeks and months, while cutting losses short. Our purpo...
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How to Choose the Ideal Broker for Your Needs

As many Americans nervously check the stock reports daily, many of them cringe as they watch their hard-earned investments slip away. Others, meanwhile, sit on the sidelines and wonder whether or not they should get into the investing arena in the first place. Before choosing an investment broker, here are three things to consider regarding rolling your sleeves up and opening up an account: * Consider the full service broker and the discount broker - The full service or traditional brok...
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Lessons Learned: J.P. Morgan’s Trading Snafu and Your Portfolio

What the big bank’s disaster means for small investors? Back in the darkest days of the financial crisis, J.P. Morgan was praised as one of the few large financial institutions that exhibited caution when the rest of the industry dove headlong into exotic derivatives that nearly blew up the global economy. So it was a great surprise when the company recently announced a trading mishap that could cost the bank and its shareholders upwards of $10 billion. Many lessons can be learned from the...
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Profiting From Property

When it comes to investing, bricks and mortar has been a popular choice for decades. However, with the world still reeling from the effects of the global recession and the horror of property price plunges still fresh in everybody’s mind, property investment has fallen in popularity. With daily news reports of the bailout in Europe and the slowdown in recovery in the USA, many would-be property investors are getting the jitters. However, this is exactly the time to be brave and invest. The next p...
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Can’t Keep Up? 10 Ways to Simplify Your Investments

Establishing an effective investment strategy can take a lot of effort and research. That may entail perusing prospectuses, talking with financial advisors, and reading business magazines to determine the latest trends. This will help you create a diversified portfolio and avoid putting all of your financial eggs into one basket. But while diversification is important, you shouldn't have to waste time trying to wade through your investments and relearning your financial strategies every time ...
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11 Things Your Broker Won’t Tell You

Investment brokers are supposed to be the liaisons between consumers and their money. Ideally, a broker helps clients plan for their financial futures and accomplish their fiscal goals. But that's not always how the relationship works. Brokers also have their own interests, at the top of which is a desire to make money. All too often, the clients' needs and desires come second to those of the investment broker - and the worst part is, the broker usually isn't breaking any laws. Here are e...
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