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Alternative Energy: Defining the Driving Forces

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With the stock market and commodities in turmoil, ultra-low interest rates and disappointing corporate earnings investors are left scrambling for worthwhile investment opportunities. For long-term investors looking growth in the next two decades, the energy sector may be the answer, specifically alternative energy. Historically energy has been a volatile industry, but the last two years...
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7 Signs We’re Heading Towards Another Market Crash

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It’s interesting that the film,“The Big Short” is in the running for an Academy award in 2016, as the global economy seems headed for another big market crash. Whether it’s life imitating art or the other way around, if you’re still investing in stocks and mutual funds, you haven’t grasped the message of the 2008...
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Futures 101: Futures Trading Explained

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What is Futures Trading? Futures trading differs from transactions in the underlying cash market in that futures transactions are conducted on an exchange. An exchange is an association of members. The exchange does not trade or own commodities. It simply provides a facility where buyer and sellers can trade and makes sure that this process...
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Pros and Cons of High Frequency Stock Trading

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Some people are still not sure what exactly high frequency trading is and if it is good or bad.  Explaining what high frequency trading is creates less controversy than deciding if it is good or bad for traders and for the economy as a whole. First, to understand what high speed trading is you should...
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How To Avoid Investment Scams

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Have you or someone you know fallen for an investment scam? Investing is an important process that helps you reach retirement goals and stay on track financially. When an individual encounters an investment scam, he or she loses money and risks complications within their personal financial goals. By learning how to recognize such investment and...
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2016: Is the 18-Hour City a Good Investment?

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For several years, the so-called 24-hour cities so popular with Millennials have been a hot commodity for real estate investors. These open 24/7 major metros, such as New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, drew younger, wealthier renters and home buyers whom are attracted to plentiful transportation, entertainment and food options open all day...
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Tips On Investing in Stocks

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As you know, it can be very easy to lose money by investing in stocks if you don’t know what you’re doing. Fortunately, being smart when it comes to investing in stocks doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few tips that will help you experience success when investing in stocks. Do Your Own...
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12 Alternative Investments for Baby Boomers

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Baby Boomers, born 1946-1964, outnumber all other generations in U.S. history, at 76 million people. This most influential group controls around 70% of the nation’s total net worth. However, Boomers’ investment portfolios tend to be heavy in low-risk assets like bonds and cash and higher-risk assets such as stocks and stock funds, a strategy unlikely...
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