Bitcoin is a digital currency that can be bought, sold, and exchanged directly without the need for intermediaries like banks. Satoshi Nakamoto was the original creator of Bitcoin. He stated that he needed an electronic payment system that relied on cryptographic evidence instead of trust. Bitcoin is not only the first cryptocurrency but also one … Continue reading What is the Digital Currency Bitcoin?
Are you losing money day trading stocks? You may have heard the numbers that 95% of traders lost money or that just a couple of percent of traders earn a living at it. The simple fact is many traders will lose money day trading stocks and it can not be easily prevented. All kinds of … Continue reading The Reasons you are Losing Money Day Trading Stocks
The study of world economics (also called international economics) is the study of all of the factors that influence the movement of goods and money around the world, and because it is so intricately tied, the related politics. This includes trade and trade policies, justifications for protection, currency systems and exchange rates, the monetary and … Continue reading World Economics
The term “market” refers to a place or group of places where people can exchange certain goods or services for money. There is, of course, the basic “market” drawn from medieval exchanges wherein buyers and sellers would gather to exchange money for goods. Today, there are all sorts of markets, ranging from the supermarket that … Continue reading The Basics of Financial Markets
Economics has been known as the dismal science ever since Thomas Carlyle coined the phrase to summarize T. R. Malthus’ sad predictions in the 19th century: that the fate of humanity’s economic life would be poverty, hardship and even starvation. In most of the developed world today, this prediction has not been borne out, but … Continue reading Fundamentals of Economics
Publicly traded companies are required by law to publish an annual report to their shareholders. Many companies publish quarterly reports as well. Though there is no government mandated format that an annual report should take or the exact information it should contain, custom has developed some standards, and some professional accounting organizations have required compliance … Continue reading Reading an Annual Report
Investment management firms manage the portfolios of individuals, partnerships, corporations, corporate and public retirement plans, non-profit entities and endowments. These portfolios can be invested in individual stocks and bonds, mutual funds, outright ownership of property or commodities, foreign exchange and the futures markets. Deciding the mix, scope and concentration of a portfolio under management is … Continue reading Understanding Investment Management
Corporate finance is the body of knowledge that dictates the decisions a company makes about its finances.
For most people, retirement planning is about as much fun as, say, poking a stick in their eye. It can also feel overwhelming if you’re not well versed in financial matters. That’s why it’s very important for you to feel not only that your retirement planner or 401(k) is knowledgeable and experienced, but that you feel … Continue reading Quick Guide to Choosing a 401k Advisor
Once you retire, you might have fantasies of getting into all kinds of life activities which you’ve long postponed or you might fear an anticipated loss of income, life purpose or activity. Retirement is can be a time of renewal or reinvention. The choice of lifestyle belongs to you. If you’re not certain about how … Continue reading Retirement Lifestyle: A Time for Pursuit of Passion