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Comparative lists of online discount brokerages and their rates and features. Includes personal experiences. Customer comments accepted. 22Dollars - Articles covering consumer information on investing and finance. How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams - Securities and Exchange Commission information about investment fraud. Income Profiles - Investment advice for those interested in more conservative investments, including real estate and bonds. Indextracker - Information about the workings and advantages of index investing, asset allocation and re-balancing. InvesTools - Delivers investment advisory services. Investors can ...
on September 16, 2008 created an $85 billion credit facility to enable the company to meet increased collateral obligations consequent to the credit rating downgrade, in exchange for the issuance of a stock warrant to the Federal Reserve Bank for 79.9% of the equity of AIG. The Federal Reserve Bank and the United States Treasury by May 2009 had increased the potential financial support to AIG, with the support of an investment of as much as $70 billion, a $60 billion credit line and $52.5 billion to buy mortgage-based assets owned or guaranteed by AIG, increasing the total amount available to as much as $182.5 billion. AIG ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Seth Klarman on Index Funds | The Personal Finance Playbook
author of  several books focused on contrarian investing, was quoted in one of his books as saying something to the affect of, nobody beats the market, except for the people that do.  And yes, there are people that do (like Seth Klarman). Some people are still very resistant to that idea.  If you read Burton Malkiel ‘s, A Random Walk Down Wall Street , for instance, it’s easy enough to believe that anyone that beats the market is just doing so by random chance.*  If you do, in fact believe that, there’s an alternative that takes some of the gamble out of the equation.  The answer, of course, is one that you ... market research, surveys and trends
Fx Trading 101 : 1 – What Is Fx Trading | Easy Online Jobs Review ...
Firstly lets talk about what investing in foreign exchange means. It does not mean buying foreign currency and keeping it up until it fairs well in value. Converting the money you have and holding it till it appreciates in value can take you only so far, usually you may gain about a few dollars over a period of an year by doing that. Then what does it mean? It means actively trading currency in a foreign currency market place or and exchange. Before going into details, lets see how a FX market really works. In FX markets there is no concept of buying a currency, there is always an exchange of currencies, one being bought and the ... market research, surveys and trends

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PERSONAL FINANCE INVESTING

Curious Cat Investing and Economics Blog
Consumer debt decreased at an annual rate of 3.25% in the second quarter. Revolving credit (credit card debt) decreased at an annual rate of 9.5%, and nonrevolving credit (car loans…) was about unchanged. Revolving consumer debt now stands at $827 billion down $39 billion this year. That is on top of a $92 decline in 2009. Hopefully we can continue this success. Through June of 2010 total outstanding consumer debt was $2,419 billion, a decline of $30 billion ($21 billion of the decline was in the 2nd quarter). This still leaves over $8,000 in consumer debt for every person in the USA and $20,000 per family. Consumer ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
FOXBusiness.com - POLL-Japan fund managers cut stock weighting to ...
TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Japanese fund managers slashed their weightings for equities to the lowest in more than 11 years and rushed for cash on a strong yen and as a slump in share prices intensified concerns over the global economic outlook. The average weightings for bonds also dropped for the first time in two months as growing uncertainty on the U.S. economic recovery made asset managers less keen to boost investment, a Reuters survey showed on Thursday. "Uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook has intensified. If the U.S. economy actually slows down then this would affect Europe and would also make it difficult ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
7 Reasons Why Stocks Still Matter
After suffering through a wild ride the past several years, many ordinary investors have thrown up their hands in disgust. But stocks belong in many portfolios, and you shouldn�t banish them entirely and forever. Investing in stocks can be maddening. Major market indexes regularly swing 2% to 3% in one day, sometimes in a few hours. All it takes is for a few traders or talking heads to react to a government economic report or to some development in a distant land whose leader�s name you couldn�t remember for a million bucks. For example, the U.S. stock market plunged 2.7% on June 29 on reports of weak home prices and consumer ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Products of the Pros: Index Funds
In this installment of a new feature at Bucks, where we ask personal finance experts in a particular area to share the  strategies they use in their own lives, we turn to Richard Ferri. He is the founder of low-cost investment adviser Portfolio Solutions and a proponent of investing in index funds. So what does he have in his own account? Mr. Ferri, 52, keeps his emergency funds (a couple of years’ worth of living expenses) in the Vanguard Short-Term Bond exchange traded fund. It tends to return about 2 percent. Meanwhile, since he has a pension and defined-benefit plans from former employers and thus can handle some risk, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Wharton Financial Institutions Center Policy Brief: Personal ...
Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Policy Brief: Personal Finance. Investing your Lump Sum at Retirement. David F. Babbel ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Title of Grant: Investing and Personal Finance Education Programs
Purpose: To develop an investing and personal finance education course to provide students with basic financial skills that will enable them to apply ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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  1. profile image WelchLLP RT @CameronPassmore The basics of personal finance/investing boiled down into a series of back-of-the-napkin sketches. http://nyti.ms/d6FJgF
  2. profile image famzoo Short DRIP vs Sharebuilder compare for teens investing: RT @SmartMoney: Kids and DRIPs, Mortgage Payoffs, More http://bit.ly/axY5O8
  3. profile image Refinanceable Kids and DRIPs, Mortgage Payoffs, More: Q. I'd like to introduce my teenage son to investing. What are the pros an... http://bit.ly/df27F2
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WikiAnswers - Explain the difference between the economic profit ...
The accounting profit is the difference between total revenue and total cost excluding the economic cost (opportunity cost) of owner-supplied resources such as time and capital. At the other hand, In the economic cost, we include the opportunity cost in our calculations. · When total revenue exceeds both explicit and implicit costs, the firm earns economic profit. · Economic profit is smaller than accounting profit Another answer culed be: Economic Profit is slightly different than accounting profit, which merely the firm's total revenues minus its total costs. Economic profit is defined as total revenues minus total ...
How do you find the codes for stocks?
These days the box is all Ajax-y, just like Askville, and will look up the symbol as you type.  It's pretty nifty.  Type in, say, "Hershey", and it'll bring back HSY . Submit the form, and it'll bring up a lot of data on the company: historical stock prices, quarterly filings, rankings compared with other companies, etc.  If you're planning to do your investment via an online broker, the odds are that whichever one you choose will have a similar feature, and in fact might even give you more data (such as the full Morningstar reports, which ordinarily cost money.)  by Thannisan on ...