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The S&P 500 index is one of the most tracked indexes in the world and it consists of 500 Large-Cap publicly traded corporations. Majority of these companies are American largest public companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Exchange. The S&P 500 index is considered as the best index that describes the U.S stock market sentiment by those investors who uses i......
When people ask for investing advice, ETFs usually come up pretty quickly, because they are so heavily marketed and trumped by the industry. Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are an easy way to diversify a small investment, but to get the most out of your investment, it is important to understand how they operate. ETFs are like mutual funds, in that they are a collection of investments, but th......
I received the following question from one of my list members today: “… you referred to the currency exchange cash market and the fact that this is basically a market between banks across countries. Does this mean that, for example, the EURO/USD exchange rate is set between the Federal Reserve and the ECB? Is that how a price is established without the benefit of any trading on a......
Until recently gold prices have been on a tear. After decades of going nowhere, gold has had a year of steadily rising prices, that is until two weeks ago. It appears the hedge fund investors who bid the price up, have decided to take their profits. Gold prices plunged and many financial analysts have proclaimed that the bull market in gold is over. Is it? Price charts are one way to look at......
First what is the Forex market: The FOREX or Foreign Exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, with an volume of more than $1.5 trillion daily, dealing in currencies. Unlike other financial markets, the Forex market has no physical location, no central exchange. It operates through an electronic network of banks, corporations and individuals trading one currency for anoth......
The last decade of economic turmoil has very actively shifted investor’s focus on to metal industry through equities, ETFs & other investment tools. The stark contrast between supply & demand figures,& a steady growth in consumer & Industrial demand for popular metals& especially Aluminum has established a common fact that Investing in Aluminum Industry is surely a safe b......
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When you come to the stock market you have several choices in selection of what to trade. If judge by trading volume we could say that among the main choices are stocks, currencies, exchange traded funds (ETFs), options and futures. By no going into a deeper discussion we may say the trading stocks and exchange traded funds has less leverage and respectfully it is less risky investments veh......
Chinese stocks have been rallying following the week-long Lunar New Year break. Stocks on the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) have rallied in six straight sessions and are holding above 2,900, up 4.2% this year, which is encouraging given the poor start. Yet, playing the Chinese capital markets involves excessive political and economic risk. However, as I have said, a well-diversifi......
ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) have been launched in 1993 with introduction of SPDRs that tracks the S&P 500 index. SPDRs remains by now as one of the most traded stock on the stock market. ETFs should be considered as funds that could be traded as stocks and this is their main advantage. By comparing exchange traded fund to the mutual fund we may see following advantages: 1. Mutual funds......
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