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New stock market crash inevitable

New stock market crash inevitable Every production phase or society or other human invention goes through a so-called transformation process. Transitions are social transformation processes that cover at least one generation. In this article I will use one such transition to demonstrate the position of our present civilization and and that a new stock market ...

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History of Futures Trading

futures trading

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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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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Factors That Drive Stock Prices

Factors That Drive Stock Prices Market sentiment. On a day-to-day basis, it’s impossible to predict what will happen in stock markets around the world. One day, the market is up on better-than-expected economic indicators (GDP, interest rates), and the next it’s down because of a new development in the sovereign ...

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SWOT Analysis: Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS)

SWOT Analysis: Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) DIS Strenghs   ·Brand reputation Cable networks operations enjoys significant reach Strong brand portfolio Diversified entertainment business Diversified businesses Localization of products  Competency in acquisitions DIS Weakness   Geographical concentration Few opportunities for significant growth through acquisitions Heavy dependence on income from North ...

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SWOT Analysis for Twitter (TWTR)

SWOT Analysis for Twitter (TWTR) Twitter Strengths • Real-time search. • One of the world’s most visited websites. 500 million registered users. • Companies use Twitter for marketing and customer service. • Strong increase in revenues. • Twitter is patterned after the most innovative technology, as it has revenues from ...

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All Stock Market Indices Are Fata Morganas

All Stock Market Indices Are Fata Morganas Have you ever wondered what information a stock market index actually gives? An index point is not a fixed unit in time and does not have any historical significance. Two measurements during a marathon Imagine the following two measurements: In the first measurement, ...

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Stock Market Crash, A Historical Pattern?

Stock Market Crash, A Historical Pattern? by Wim Grommen Every production phase or civilization or other human invention goes through a so called transformation process. Transitions are social transformation processes that cover at least one generation. In this article I will use one such transition to demonstrate the position of ...

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Stock upgrades and downgrades for December

Occidental Petroleum OXY is reiterated with Buy ratings but lower price targets at BofA Merrill LyondellBasell LYB is downgraded to Hold from Buy with an $85 price target, down from $110, at Jefferies  

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