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How to Buy ETFs

I got an email from a reader other day about buying exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The question is really about what ETFs to invest in, but how. How to buy ETFs to be exact. I am no stranger to ETFs. Actually, I have became a fan of ETFs over the years. Having bought my share of […]

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Lending Club Lowers Borrower Interest Rates

Leading social lending platform provider Lending Club announced early this week that it has lowered the starting interest rate on unsecured personal loans from 7.93% to 6.78% for 36-month term loans (Lending Club also lets borrowers borrow 60-month loans) that could be as much as $25,000. According to Lending Club, the rate cut is “in response […]

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Convert to Vanguard Admiral Shares

Last weekend, I received a letter from Vanguard, informing me that one or more of my Vanguard funds held in IRA account with the company now qualify to be promoted to Admiral Shares. This followed a recent announcement from Vanguard that it has lowered the minimum amount required to qualify for the lower-cost Admiral Shares. […]

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EverBank to IPO

EverBank Financial Corp, based in Jacksonville, FL which operates EverBank Direct, the online division of EverBank, has filed with the SEC last Friday for an initial public offering to raise up to $200 million. I have been following EverBank for quite some time and am currently a customer of their Yield Pledge Money Market Account […]

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TD Ameritrade $5 Commission Promotion

In my discount broker comparison post that I compiled last year, I placed TD Ameritrade near the bottom on the list because its stock trade commission is rather high at $9.99 per trade. If I want to choose  a broker to trade stocks, ETFs, or options, I don’t think it will be TD Ameritrade or […]

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Learn To Think Like A Contrarian

If there’s one thing that the market of the last few years has taught us it’s that there’s very little that’s predictable.  You think things are at their worst and suddenly the market shoots up.  You think the bull market has returned and then you hear that the economy might be slipping back into recession.  […]

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Where to Buy Gold

In case you didn’t notice, the price of gold has broken some new highs lately. The latest rally was fueled by comments made after the Fed meeting early this week, which were interpreted by some as signs that more greenbacks will be printed in order to boost the economic recovery that has slowed dramatically in […]

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Options House New Account Promotion: Free One-Year Subscription to The Wall Street Journal

Online discount broker OptionsHouse is now offering a free one-year subscription to The Wall Street Journal Online when you open a new OptionsHouse brokerage account. To get the free WSJ, you need to open an account before October 31, 2010 and fund it with at least $1,000 ($2,000 for margin account), and use promotion code […]

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