Causes of Inflation
Mar16

Causes of Inflation

We’ve heard stories of how back in the day you could have the world for a hundred dollars and get back change. So what happens to those times. Why do prices continue to rise? Why is it that we can no longer go out with 50 cents in our pockets and buy a pair of slacks, or knickers? Why do penny loafers seem so silly now? Have they always been silly? Actually, to answer my own penny loafer question, I mean as the net answers that....

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Canada to create new entrepreneur visa
Sep18

Canada to create new entrepreneur visa

The Canadian government has plans to create a new visa class in hopes of attracting entrepreneurs to start new companies, which will in turn boost the Canadian economy. Canada  is putting a hold on its existing entrepreneur visa which only requires immigrants to hire one employee for one year.  They intend to start the new plan, which focuses on issuing visas to individuals identified by  venture capital funds as candidates to build...

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Moody’s may lower US rating
Sep17

Moody’s may lower US rating

Last Tuesday,  Moody’s (bond credit rating service) warned that it could lower the United States’ rating from triple-A to Aa1 if congress fails to reduce its debt. This warning comes a year after the US saw their triple-A status taken away by Standard & Poor’s. In June S&P confirmed their decision, saying the  conditions have deteriorated if anything. In a recent statement the firm stated “Budget...

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Podcast; The Trend Following Manifesto
Aug31

Podcast; The Trend Following Manifesto

I f you’re interested in trading, and trend following in particular, Michael Covel’s Trend Following Manifesto is some good listening. Michael Covel is the author of Trend Following. Covel interviews people who are practicing the philosophy highlighted in his book. If trend following isn’t your cup of tea, but you’re still into trading, there will still be some jewels to pick up in his interviews of traders and...

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Mike Warren’s, How to Make 37%
Jul15

Mike Warren’s, How to Make 37%

I’ve just finished reading How To Make 37% (Tax-Free) Without the Stock Market, by Mike Warren. It’s a nice, fast read. Mike Warren explains the concept of buying judgement liens and collecting on those liens when the property the lien is on gets sold. Thats an oversimplification of course, but its a sharp way to make money. Warren also discusses interest, retirement funds,forming a business, and a few other things, while...

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Audio Books: Useful multitasking tools
Jul05

Audio Books: Useful multitasking tools

Generally, I find multitasking to be a waste of time. In my experience, you end up with several unfinished tasks, or a few poorly done ones. A few years back I discovered a multitasking tool that I can get behind, audio books. I’ve been able to get through quite a few books on trading, finance, philosophy, history, fiction, you name it, by listening to a lot of them. I think the first book I ever listened to was on economics....

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Should morality play a role in your trading or investing?
Jun29

Should morality play a role in your trading or investing?

When trading, I use a technical trading system. This system is solely based on the numbers shown on the chart. Those numbers are filtered by other tools in the software, but all calculations are based on the price and volume of stocks in those tracked indices. In trading this type of system, my job is to scan an index. If the system says that the trade fits all requirements, I go to step 2, which is following the systems parameters...

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Investment property | Brand new island can be all yours!
Jun28

Investment property | Brand new island can be all yours!

This has nothing to do with money management or trading. Perhaps it does,  that’s if you have your management issue is finding ways to unload six and a half million US$. Orsos is the name of an Austrian firm that is set to manufacture one of the coolest looking concepts I’ve seen in a while. It’s a man made floating “island.” from my understanding, it’s a sort of yacht without an engine. That...

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Karma free iPhones
Jun27

Karma free iPhones

  I was listening to “The Joe Rogan Experience” a while back. “The Joe Rogan Experience” is a podcast hosted by stand-up comedian, Joe Rogan. Joe and his co-host were discussing Foxconn, a company on China that manufactures iPhone components. The discussion was on news of poor working conditions, and suicides that took place on the company property. Joe Rogan posed the question of what it might cost, or...

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Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme victims to be rewarded US$405 million
Jun26

Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme victims to be rewarded US$405 million

  The victims of Bernard Madoff’s infamous Ponzi Scheme are now set to receive US$405 million in a recent settlement. Clients of hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin will be rewarded $405 million, while New York state will receive $5 million to cover the costs of of the litigation process. Merkin had hundreds of investors in his firm. He managed over $4 billion in assets. Some from private investors, some from charitable...

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