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TradeKing Looked from Inside: CEO Don Montanaro Introduces the Discount Broker

TradeKing is my latest broker that I got last December when I switched from Firstrade to TradeKing. The main reason for me to decide to open another brokerage account was that TradeKing charges less commission per trade. Since then, I have been using TradeKing quite regularly and found that the discount broker, while cheap on […]

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Different Day, Same Story

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its biggest single day increase ever two days ago, I thought the stock market might have touched the bottom and started to turn around after relentless selling on the Wall Street the week before. Apparently, I was wrong. Since the 936 points gain on Monday, the benchmark has […]

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2008 4-Week T-Bill Rate Update

It has been a long time since I updated 4-week T-bill rates late time (almost a year). The main reason for this once my favorite investment tool being totally abandoned is that, well, there isn’t much to buy right now. The bills are still being offered every week, but the rates has been terribly low […]

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Stocks Saved the Worst for the Last, Closing at 5-Year Low

It looks like there’s just nothing can stop the stock market sell-off, not even the hint of a rate cut from the Fed (Bloomberg), which usually got investors excited in the past. Stock indexes went up briefly at the opening on the news that the Fed Reserve announced that it will buy back short-term commercial […]

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Is Gold a Good Choice to Hedge against Inflation?

Early last month, I had a post on gold when the bullion recorded its biggest one-day increase ever in price. If you follow this blog long enough, then you know I have talked a lot about good. My investment in gold is not the metal itself, though I bought a couple of pieces of hardware. […]

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TradeKing Promotion: Get $50 Bonus in October

Just a quick announcement. In August, TradeKing had National Friendship Day promotion and from what I can see, it was quite successful. Now TradeKing is again giving a $50 bonus in October. To receive the bonus, you MUST use this link to open a broker account, fund the account with at least $2,500 and make […]

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What Zecco Has Done to Improve Their Service: An Interview with Zecco Trading

It has been more than one year since I became a Zecco customer. Since then, I have used my Zecco account quite actively (especially with my play money) and shared my experience. Like many other Zecco customers, I like the idea of paying zero commission to buy stocks, but I had quite some frustrations with […]

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Dow Jones Posts Largest Point Drop Ever

While I was sleeping in China, something ugly, very ugly happened on the Wall Street and on the Capital Hill. The first I noticed when I turned on my laptop this morning was headlines like this Dow posts record point drop as House rejects bailout. As a result, major indexes suffered huge losses. The Dow […]

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