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Fundamentals vs Technical

Do you watch Jim Cramer on Mad Money? Do you follow his recommendations on what to buy and sell? If so, how are those recommended stocks are doing? Gurus like Jim Cramer and Suz Orman are often seen on TV offering their advices to audiences on where to invest their money or how to handle […]

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Zecco Trading Alternatives

Recent pricing changes at makes it almost impossible for small investors to trade for free. If you are looking to switching brokers, there are a few alternatives to Zecco that charge relatively low commissions for stock and option trading. Now we know Zecco will soon be Not ZEro Commission COst for many small investors […]

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Gold Price Reached 6-Month High As Equities Tumbled

In case you didn’t notice, the bullion has quietly made a comeback as stocks fell. On Friday, spot gold surged $22.20 (2.4%) to reach $927.20 an ounce, the six-month high (see the following chart from Market Club), after a government report showed that GDP contracted at an annual rate of 3.8% in the last quarter […]

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Zecco To Adopt New Pricing Policy: $25K Minimum Required for Free Trades

Zecco Trading now requires a minimum of $25,000 in the brokerage account in order to earn 10 commission free trades every month. This is just another example to show that there’s no such thing as free lunch, if you consider free stock trades from Zecco as *free lunch*. Since the launch in July 2006, Zecco, […]

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Fibonacci Rule and How to Use it in Trading Gold Explained

Do you know what Fibonacci rule is? Basically, Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of numbers in which each successive number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers, such as 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, . . . The rule used to generated Fibonacci sequence is called Fibonacci rule, which can […]

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A Free Stock Analysis Tool

When I need to check some data, such as returns and historical prices, of stocks or mutual funds, I usually use free tools such as Yahoo Finance or Morningstar. For my simple needs, those tools are enough, though what they offer are quite limited. INO Free Stock Analysis Recently I was informed about another free […]

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Wall Street Celebrated Inauguration Day with 332-Point Plunge of the Dow

Looks like the Wall Street doesn’t have too much confidence in Barack Obama. Why? The day after he won the presidential election, November 5, 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 486 points. Today, the day Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the county, the Dow tumbled 332 points, the worst inauguration […]

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Actively Managed Funds vs. Vanguard Index Funds Update

It has been more than a year since I last ran a comparison between my actively managed funds and low-cost Vanguard index funds. After the huge losses in stock markets last year, I am more interested in seeing how my funds have performed in 2008 and how they compared against Vanguard funds. To compare, I […]

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