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Poker and Trading – Two Unlikely Companions?
Cynics would say that playing poker and trading are similar in the sense that both are akin to gambling. But, for those who have done both, it is clear that there is a large level of skill involved in both the fields and it is the skill level that separates the best from the rest. … Continue reading Poker and Trading – Two Unlikely Companions?
How Does a Country’s Gold Reserve Affect its Economy?
Last month I watched one of James Bond’s movies called ‘Golden Finger’, which was produced in 1964. The story was about a villain who wanted to contaminate the US gold reserve in Fort Knox, his notion was to save gold bullions that will eventually multiply its price. As I was watching this movie, I wondered about the … Continue reading How Does a Country’s Gold Reserve Affect its Economy?
Investing in Fashion
Popular trends of daily life style in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body, or furniture are commonly known as fashion. Since ancient times, in majority of the cultures (around the world) these life style trends also indicate the social status achieved by the members of the society. Historical evidence tells that influential men and women of … Continue reading Investing in Fashion
World War III – The Currency War
Are We Entering a Phase of Currency War? After a long period that last for decades, we are now in a time, over the last decade or so, where wars are fought using currencies rather than using weapons. Countries realize that it is easier, cheaper and less violent to bring destruction to other countries by … Continue reading World War III – The Currency War
Is There a Real-Estate Bubble?
As the S&P 500 index and other global equity bourses hit fresh all-time highs, it is important to evaluate whether the markets are getting ahead of themselves, specifically in the housing space, as the housing market meltdown was the catalyst which brought down the equity markets beginning in 2008. Could there possibly be another real-estate … Continue reading Is There a Real-Estate Bubble?
Economic Bubble – The History, The Reasons and The Future
The Bubble History No bubbles, no troubles used to be a phrase used to describe the effects of carbonated drinks, but has since evolved to simply mean ‘no troubles.’ Perhaps quite apt when considering the global markets and the evolution and impact of bubbles on global markets, economies and investor capital. There’s been plenty of … Continue reading Economic Bubble – The History, The Reasons and The Future
The Story of Marine Le Pen
Marine Le Pen, the president of the National Front, is not just a politician, but also a layer taking France by storm at the age of 48, young when compared with the Establishment. Sarkozy, Fillon and Hollande all 62 years of age with only center-left Macron her junior at the age of 39. Marine Le … Continue reading The Story of Marine Le Pen
The Big Investment of Stephen Curry
In 2011/12, Stephen Curry had a repetitive ankle injury that made him miss most of the season. During the summer, he had two ankle surgeries while he was trying to turn his career around, and like many other big talents that ended their career with cruel injuries, the Warriors fans did not expect to see … Continue reading The Big Investment of Stephen Curry
5 Things You Should Know About Wall Street
There’s been many movies and, while some of us may recall Gordon Gekko in his Giorgio Armani suits and suspenders, others will be more familiar with the Wolf of Wall Street, which was based on the life and times of Jordan Belfort, played convincingly by Leonardo Di Caprio. But before we go into the fun stuff, … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Wall Street
How to Take your Weed Higher?
As the markets continue to evolve, opportunities for investment continue to expand, providing investors an opportunity to invest in companies directly linked to the manufacture or growth of a particular product, or to invest in a range of companies exposed to the manufacture, growth and sale of a product and / or products. The debate … Continue reading How to Take your Weed Higher?
7 Reasons Why Women Trade Better Than Men
A hotly debated subject, particularly when considering the ratio of men to women on the trading floor and the investment banking’s attitude towards women, despite the best efforts of banks to create diversity and equality in the workplace. For the fewer women that are on the trading floors globally, there are certain attributes that bring … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Women Trade Better Than Men
Global Agricultural Trading Continues to Provide Price Transparency
Food ingredients date back more than 200K years. The human diet initially consisted of animal proteins, fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts. The introduction of grains into the human diet came approximately 10K years ago. This included wheat and barley with rice and corn coming about 3K years later. History of Food For most of history, … Continue reading Global Agricultural Trading Continues to Provide Price Transparency
How do You Like Your Coffee?
Long before the Pepsi’s and Coke’s of the world, more than 300 years ago, to be precise, people found about the leaves of a plant which had a nice taste and seemed to give them a lot of energy when eaten as such or when they brewed and drunk it. This was from a plant … Continue reading How do You Like Your Coffee?
Marijuana – Is it Economic for You?
The long and windy road of legalizing Marijuana in U.S states begun some time ago, States currently with legalized possession for recreational use include: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland (decriminalized 10g or less), Massachusetts, Minnesota (decriminalized), Nevada, New York (decriminalized unless open to public view), North Carolina (decriminalized 0.5oz or less), Oregon and Washington. In … Continue reading Marijuana – Is it Economic for You?
How Do Oil Prices Affect Your Wallet?
It is important for everyone to keep an eye on the live oil prices as it affects a large part of our life on a day to day basis. One of the main reasons for this fact is that unlike other commodities like gold, silver, diamond etc., oil is an essential commodity and considering its … Continue reading How Do Oil Prices Affect Your Wallet?
4 Commodities for 4 Seasons
The lifecycle of commodities play a role in the performance of many commodities that are produced globally. While crude oil prices are driven by the supply of crude oil and the demand for products such as gasoline and heating oil, grains experience their greatest volatility ahead their harvests. Coffee prices are affected by weather in … Continue reading 4 Commodities for 4 Seasons
7 Reasons Chinese Consume Aluminum
We have a curious situation in the global aluminium market which has made the prediction of the metal prices quite difficult in recent times. We have a situation where there is a reduction in the global production of aluminium and little demand in the rest of the world while in China, we have a situation … Continue reading 7 Reasons Chinese Consume Aluminum