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    Money: Any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits. Dictionary.comIn this piece we discuss what money is, and also money analogs, and make comparisons. We also discuss interest rates as indicators of a healthy economy.When we discuss money, we discuss what people get for their work.

  • It’s the Network!

    “All things will be revealed.”  Holy Bible“The truth always comes out in the end.” As they sayFact: physicists state that the universe is like a movie, which can be rerun/replayed. Everything is recorded.The advent of the networkThe social and economic effectsI have never understood the criminal mentality where they think

  • Facebook IPO: Ready, Set, Go!

    Facebook IPO (that is Initial Public Offering) didn’t start during the first hour of trading, but that is expected since other recent NASDAQ IPOs typically began at around 11AM ET. Upon logging in my Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation there were 2 unread messages, both about Facebook IPO. The first mentioned

  • Netflix: The Way Forward

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  • 2012 US Presidential Election: Trading Barack Obama’s Odds

    2012 US Presidential Election: Trading Barack Obama’s OddsBetting on the 2012 Presidential Election of USA has been available for quite long time at the sports betting exchange, Betfair. It is now though that the graph of Barack Obama’s odds can help traders actually make money before even the elections begin!

  • Yahoo! When Will the Sleeping Giant Awake?

    Yahoo! When Will the Sleeping Giant Awake?The current situation of Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) is potentially what business leaders are talking about when they offer the prophetic warning that taking your eye off the ball will allow misfortune to quietly creep in and wreak havoc. The company, an icon of early

  • What Next for Hewlett Packard?

    What Next for Hewlett Packard?Judging by the quarterly results released in February, Hewlett-Packard’s (NASDAQ: HPQ) fortunes seem to have declined significantly over the past months and are a major indication that the company has not recovered from its poor performance under ex-CEO Leo Apotheker. Apotheker’s tenure was an incredibly bleak

  • MSFT: Good Times on the Horizon?

    MSFT: Good Times on the Horizon?After some glorious years in the 70s, 80s and 90s, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) virtually went to sleep in the first decade of the 21st century, bogged down by the dot-com bubble, antitrust lawsuits, disputes on patents, as well as a loss of market share from

  • SLW: Is Selling the Poor Man’s Gold Paying Off?

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  • Barry Norman

    Obama Needs to Man Up and Open the Strategic Reserves

    If I were President Obama, I would declare a “state of emergency” and open the taps of the strategic reserves to allow oil to flow freely until the speculators were pushed out of the markets and prices dropped below 100.00 and I would draw a line in the sand. Recently the

  • Barry Norman

    What Does Spain, Italy the EU and the Dow have in Common

    The Dow Jones climbed upwards to the tune of 8.1% for the first quarter of 2012, which, at least in terms of total points gained for a 1stquarter period, placed it at the very top of the heap. Not too shabby, when you consider that the Dow’s history encompasses a

  • Barry Norman

    Can You Explain the Euro and Gold To Me ?

    I have been a news and market analyst for over 20 years. I know the markets are erratic and reactionary. I know that no one can predict the markets, but overall they have always made sense to me. I could see the reasons behind a trend up or down. After

  • Barry Norman

    The Fall of the Greek Civilization Again

    I am sure, like myself, most everyone has grown tired of the problems in Greece, two years of debt and austerity programs and on again off again negotiations. Deadlines passed, promises neglected but news, statements, rumors and comments continue to fly and in the past few weeks have dominated the

  • Barry Norman

    How Will The Greek Citizens Ever Recover

    I rarely get to write first hand, or express my thoughts or opinions, especially without data and figures to support what I am saying, but now and then, it becomes necessary.For months we have been, not just me, we… everyone from the tourist on the streets, to the businessman on

  • Barry Norman

    Are You A Calm & Cool Trader or A Jumpy Trader?

    Why do investors and traders become interested in the Forex Market?  It is money of course. They would not be in it for anything other, well maybe bragging rights, but that comes with successful trades. It is surprising that only a small number of people bother to learn and develop

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