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Invest Overseas with ADRs

Individual investors have more resources than ever to manage their own portfolios. However, buying foreign stocks is still primarily left to institutional investors, such as mutual funds.
Challenges such as converting currencies and higher transaction costs are among the barriers to buying international equities.
So, how can you buy individual stocks of overseas companies with relative ease?
The best answer may be American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
What is an ADR?
An ADR is a certificate that represents ownership in shares of foreign stock. The underlying security is held overseas by an American financial institution. ADRs …

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[18 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
A day in the life of a forex trader

Despite the fact that it’s the largest trading market in the world and accounts for trillions of dollars worth of trading every day, Forex trading remains a foreign concept to a lot of people. So we thought we’d give brief outline about what daily life can be like for someone that trades Forex…
How the day starts really depends on the trader. Some people try to analyse every piece of information that’s available to them – picking over data, plotting charts, watching news updates – while others just check a few …

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If You’re Going To Buy Gold Or Silver, Buy Local. Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Over the past few years the value of silver, gold, and other precious metals has continued to increase. Since it can be a great investment, buying gold or silver bullion can be a great option. If you do choose to buy some precious metals, there are seven reasons why you should buy locally as opposed to online.
First Reason:
The first reason why you should buy precious metals locally is that you can save on shipping costs.
If you buy precious metals online, you will likely have to pay shipping costs to get …

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Trading Forex News

If you have been trading Forex for some time, you know the value of using Fundamental analysis to decide when and how to trade. News from around the world affects local currencies and this has a direct effect on Forex price movements.
That is why following the news is so important to a Forex trader. If, for example, Japan announces its GDP, this will immediately affect the Yen and its ratio to other currencies around the world.
It is not only the economic news that plays a role in Forex prices. Social …

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[23 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
IG Group in spread betting accessibility drive

Britain’s most popular spread betting company has appointed leading PR firm Brands2Life to help open up spread betting to a wider audience.
IG Group is a FTSE-250 company with a stock market valuation of £2.1 billion. It has nearly 140,000 clients, which is close to half of all the spread bettors in the UK. Brands2Life will be tasked with giving a simpler explanation of how spread betting works. The plan is to make IG Group’s services more attractive to people who had previously seen spread betting as too complex.
Brands2Life’s Guy Corbet …

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FX Market Leaders Launches the New and Improved Premium Forex Signals Service

(10/07/2013) FX Market Leaders, a leading trading community and provider of Forex signals, has released its improved version of the premium Forex signals services, which provides unique features.
The official launch of the premium service was one month ago, on August 1st, and according to FX Market Leader’s marketing manager, more than 500 happy traders have already purchased the service.
For some time, the system was going through Beta testing, in which a small number of members had access to the premium service. The Beta was a huge success and received feedback …

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[17 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]
A Short Guide on How to Invest in the Stock Market Wisely

Even though a large segment of the general population knows about the stock market, and even have invested in it, they do not necessarily know the best practices to follow when investing in it. In this short guide, we will talk about how you can be a more successful investor. Investing in the stock market is complicated due to the many factors involved in it, so one needs to be very informed about it. That is why we start with our first point: about educating yourself about the market.
 
Educate Yourself …

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Should You Invest in Foreign Countries – their Risks and Rewards

One of the biggest advantages of investing in foreign countries is that it diversifies your portfolio, and protects it against risks associated with the economy of a single country. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, a number of countries such as Greece and Spain have seen a loss of trust in their economies. This type of economic downturn is possible in every country, even in the United States. In such a situation, it is prudent to invest in foreign countries to diversify your portfolio. Therefore, diversification is a …