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OTCBB Canada OCTBB or better known as the over the counter bulletin board stocks and pink sheet are two form of acquiring Canadian penny stocks. The former, which is the OCTBB, is required to register itself with SEC while pink sheets needs no such registration. Due to this fact many traders are unwilling to trade in pink sheet. However, they fail to understand the opportunities that they ar......
Diversification is a widely accepted investment principle. It merely means investing in a large number of stocks or bonds. This decreases the risk to your portfolio if one particular stock or bond should decrease in value. There are many methods of achieving the required diversity in stocks or bonds. The investor can select and purchase the individual stocks or bonds one at a time. This can ......
If you are looking for new investment opportunities, uranium mutual funds may be the best place to put your money. Most of the new age energy mutual funds have a number of stocks into sectors such as oil, gas, nuclear energy, uranium and so on. The good investment potential in this sector has led to further upsurge in the demand for this sectoral funds and mutual funds industry is also bring......
Mutual funds are a traditional component of most investors portfolios, but exchanged traded funds, or ETFs, have been gaining popularity over the past decade as well. In recent years, more investors, brokers, and financial advisors have been using ETFs, and they have been included in many company retirement plans. The security, as well as the traditional aspect of mutual funds, and their s......
You know something is hot when the Wall Street Journal stands up and pays attention. In fact they full page ads for ETFs. So are you wondering why exchange traded funds are hot and what role they can play in your investment strategy? Although Exchange Traded Funds or ETF’s are not technically mutual funds they do offer some of the same types of advantages but they trade like stocks. Th......
Last week after much publicity and a long wait, the Barclay’s Silver ETF (SLV) finally started trading. And it looks like the wait was worth it. Each share represents 10 ounces of silver. Trading began at $129 a share and at the end of trading for the first day, the new Exchange Traded Fund closed at $138.12 after trading more then 2 million shares on it’s first day of trading. T......
When it comes to the stock market, the common perception is that investment carries lot of risk. People mostly fear to invest because there are too many fluctuations in the trade market and a common man finds it difficult to comprehend market trends. For those who are well versed and know how to play safe in the stock trading market, they benefit out of it and make huge money. But if you a......
After a bear market, money tends to lay dormant in money market funds far too long. During the recovery after a bear market (that is, in the early stages of the new bull market), individual stocks churn. They often break down while the market rises. Market watchers will announce that the market is up 5% year-to-date, but you may not see that in your own account. Though some individual st......
HOW YOU CAN BECOME A BETTER INVESTOR Investing is easy to learn, but it takes a lifetime to master. Whether you’ve just started trying to figure out what to do with your money, or you’ve invested successfully for decades, you can always learn something by going back to the basics of investing strategy. What you learn will make you an even better investor. A crazy-complicated worl......
The Exchange Traded Fund with the fifth highest trading volume is the iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ). This fund is averaging over 22 million shares a day trading volume. Why all the attention? If you look for the funds with the highest percentage gains for the year, this fund is not one of them. If you look for the top gaining funds for the past month, this fund is one of the top gainers wit......
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