Making an International Money Transfer – Costs, Rates and Risks

Transferring money domestically is pretty straightforward and you can normally work with one bank or financial institution to take care of the entire process. However as I and other friends who have moved overseas have found, transferring money across countries is not as straightforward. Further, …

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The Beginning of the End for the Mighty US Dollar

It looks the rest of the world is getting tired of using the once mighty Greenback as it’s reserve currency. Recent reports show that China and other emerging super powers have started seriously calling for the creation of a new global currency to eventually replace …

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An Introduction to Trading Options Effectively

This the second part of a series looking at understanding and trading options. The first post in this series looked defined key option terminology and ideas, while here I go into some basic trading strategies and patterns to improve your odds when trading options. You …

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Yahoo Takeover Trade as Google Partnership Crumbles

>Amongst strong objections and threats of legal action from antitrust regulators and customers who believed a Google/Yahoo alliance would have too much power over on-line commerce, Google has scrapped its Internet advertising partnership with rival Yahoo. The market has reacted by pushing Google’s stock down …

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Optioning Apple (AAPL) Calls

This is the second in a series of posts about Tony Parker’s option trades based on his prediction that the market has bottomed. His previous trade on QQQQ (Nasdaq Index) calls was quite profitable in a short period of time, but with volatility falling the …

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US Dollar Rising and Outlook

Despite global economic woes, one positive aspect for main street America has been the relatively rapid rise of the US dollar of late. The dollar index (DXY), a measure of the greenback against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, has strengthened by over 20% …

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$1000 in 1 day on Nasdaq (QQQQ) call options

Tony Parker – a regular contributor and experienced investor – is calling the bottom of the market. To quote what Tony said late last week: “Either today (Friday) or Monday will signify the bottom for the stock market…time to buy, buy, buy…and make some money …

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