This Is How You Wield the Powerful Forces Of Taking Action

Image by: PSParrot By Mike Venture Guys, if you’re like me then you want to hear about the stuff that really matters. You want stories that are going to help you in some aspect of your life, even if it’s a small nugget of information that will be used later. The good news is I…

4 Tips On How To Earn More Profit With Less Trading

Image by: 401(K)2012 By Michael Sterling Sometimes, investors can be the most stubborn people on the planet. Many of them feel like they know it all, and a likely result is heavy trading. In some cases, they might see great returns, but sadly the majority find out the hard way that they didn’t know as…

Can Stock Trading Software Make You A Better Investor?

Image by: OTA Photos By Michael sterling In this day and age, everything is going digital – even the stock market. Why go to a stock broker when you can do it over your smart phone, right? Despite how easy it may look, there are still major qualms when it comes to diving into stock…

How Will Crowdfunding Affect Your Investments?

Image by: SS&SS By Michael Sterling The rules of investing are changing. As the concept of crowdfunding evolves, many investors are beginning to second question its proficiency. Some strongly oppose it, while others think it will change the market as we know it. For a country that is “by the people, for the people,” crowdfunding…

How Will Currency Fluctuations Affect Me?

Image by: 401(K) 2012 By Michael Sterling Currency fluctuation is one of the most difficult things to wrap our heads around, yet it profoundly impacts our lives. Exchange rates are always moving based on supply and demand, economic stability, capital flows, and much more, so it’s hard to decipher whether a change in rates are…

How To Invest In Start-Up Companies

Image by: John Crider By Michael Sterling Investing in start up companies can be one of the wises things you can do because they have nowhere to go but up. The trick is finding a business that today’s market is looking for. This is a sure way of seeing a nice return – one that may…

What Does Warren Buffet Say About Investing in 2013?

Image by: Javier By Michael Sterling Widely considered to be one of the most successful investors of the 20th century, Warren Buffet has managed to be consistently ranked one of the world’s wealthiest people. With a current net worth of just over $50 billion, Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the ninth leading public…

Time & Money: The Secrets To Investing

Image by: steakpinball By Michael Sterling The wheels of investing is an ever-running circle of time and money. Time is money. Yet to gain money, you need great timing. The secrets passed down from mentor to protege have never fallen short of these two worlds. The world’s best investor will tell you that in order to…

The Psychology Of Investing For Men

Image by: mohammadali f. By Michael Sterling Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy when it comes to investing. Our human impulses can take the better of us, based on unusual or unsubstantial evidence, and before we know it, we are in the hole. Investing is more than just risk. It’s strategy. Risk without intellect is like…

Investing For Dummies

Image by: 401(K)2013 By Michael Sterling Nobody has gotten rich without investments. Since Roman times, people have invested something or other to gain status. It always takes sacrifice to reap rewards in the long run. In the digital age, investing has become a bit more complicated. There’s much more variety than ever and technology is…

The Power Of Your Domain Name

Image by: ivanpw By Michael Sterling Domains are one of the most important tools you can have in this digital age of marketing. It is the voice of your company, resting it’s name in the minds of your customers and making it easy to remember. The branding of your business should rest around the domain….

How To Get Deals When Buying Gold Coins

Image by: pulguita By Steven Morrison II Gold coins are the way to go for many precious metal investors, and not just because they are pretty to look at. First, their purity is guaranteed by the minting government. Second, they are much easier to carry, store and ship than gold bars. Third, with all of…

Executive Summary Is The Key To A Great Business Plan

Image by: SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget By Charles Lewis Don’t let the word “summary” fool you – business plans live and die based on the strength of a good executive summary. The point of the ES is to sell investors on the business model you have put forth in a quick-read, yet deeply informative format….

Unleashed In The East: Investing In Asia 2013

Image by: World Economic Forum By Steven Morrison II As a region, Asia has watched as its economic growth has exploded into the young decade. That growth has paid off handsomely for people in the region as well as timely investors who did their homework and put their greenbacks to work in the most populous…

5 Common Traits Of The Successful Investor

Image by: brennan.v By Steven Morrison II You saw the movie Wall Street back in the day and knew immediately that you wanted to be Gordon Gekko. Not the illegal activities, going to jail Gekko, but the pre-crime powerhouse that lived large and invested even larger. The call of the “Street” and all-mighty dollar beckoned….

Spain Falls To BBB- Credit Rating … Disaster Coming To The US?

Spain has recently had their credit rating slashed two positions from BBB+ to BBB- by Standard & Poor’s.

Speculation now looms on whether Spain is in a condition that is as bad, or worse, than Greece.

In addition, is Italy and Portugal that far behind?

Central Banks to the Rescue …

Central Banks to the Rescue …

For the first time in three years, China eases reserve agreements by .50 points!

The Fed, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank all agreed to lower the pricing on the existing temporary U.S. dollar liquidity swap arrangements by .50 basis points.

Is this the start of a new trend?

Is today’s huge upward move in equities going to continue or fizzle out?

The sharp downward trend in most of the markets last week was dramatically reversed today, with huge gains in equities, crude oil, gold and many other markets.

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

SUPERCOMMITTE = SUPER BUST.  Politicians seem to be doing what they do best: delay, delay, delay and get nothing done.  Meanwhile the economy sputters, uncertainty reigns, and millions of Americans are out of work.

This is an amazing time in history, as it gives the United States of America an opportunity to reinvent itself and get back to basics.  This must be done with strong leadership if we want this country to work again and compete with China in the future.

What the FITCH!

The overall market action yesterday was not good with the warning from FITCH about European bank losses. The bank stocks were a disaster and appear as though they are anticipating further problems in Europe.