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China could push U.S. interest rates higher

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The wrecking ball swinging through the Chinese stock market has sent investors around the world scurrying for cover in the safe haven known as the U.S. Treasury market. The result: Even as U.S. stocks take a beating, a key rate that influences the cost of many consumer loans briefly fell below 2% for the first ...

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AUDUSD touching the lows

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AUDUSD touching the lows AUDUSD has moved to new lows in the last hour touching 0.7259. The weaker than expected US Employment Cost index on Friday put an end to that break. In fact the price moved above the 200 hour MA for the first time since July 22. That ...

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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda comments

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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda comments USDJPY Central banks can overcome the zero lower bound, as long as the policy maker commits decisively to fulfilling its mandate with well-designed unconventional policy measures It has become a common understanding among central banks that unconventional monetary policy, despite some lingering skepticism ...

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Selling Covered Calls

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Selling Covered Calls Option Strategy When you are neutral on a stock or market and you want to generate additional income from your stock investments, there is an option strategy that is worth your consideration. The strategy involves selling covered calls on stocks or assets that you own and are ...

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History of Futures Trading

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History of Futures Trading The first recorded instance of futures trading occurred with rice in 17th Century Japan, there is some evidence that there may also have been rice futures traded in China as long as 6,000 years ago. Futures trading is a natural outgrowth of the problems of maintaining ...

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Forex Daily Report

Forex Daily Report (5-8-2015 8:00pm GMT) US dollar supported against all the other major currencies, after data showed that the U.S. economy created slightly less jobs than expected last month, while unemployment declined in line with market expectations. U.S. unemployment rate ticked down to 5.4% in April from 5.5% the ...

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Kamikaze Defense

Kamikaze-defense

Kamikaze Defense A kamikaze defense is a method for deterring a potential acquirer from purchasing a company. How it works: Kamikaze defense is named after the suicide attacks of Japanese pilots during World War II. For example, Company FGH makes a bid to buy Company STW. The STW board of directors ...

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Should Greece Leave the Eurozone? Poll. Vote Now

Should Greece Leave the Eurozone? Poll Vote now [yop_poll id=”1″]

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Futures contracts vs. Forward contracts

FUTURES VS FORWARDS

Futures contracts vs. Forward contracts A futures contract,  often referred to as futures, is a standardized version of a forward contract that is publicly traded on a futures exchange (CME, LME etc.). Like a forward contract, a futures contract includes an agreed upon price and time in the future to ...

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Options: Pros and Cons

options pros and cons

Options: Pros and Cons Pros: Flexibility Limited risk Buying options limits your exposure. The maximum you can lose is the value of the option, the price you paid for it. Purchasing options as a speculative vehicle offers limited downside — you cannot lose more than the price you paid for ...

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