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Market Volatility, Can You Stomach It?

During the dotcom boom, a lot of folks moved their entire portfolio to technology stocks, especially dotcom stocks because of their spectacular returns. Slow and stable stocks from sectors like utilities fell out of favor with investors. When the inevitable happened and the market crashed, those who put their money in pure tech stocks were […]

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5 Must-Watch Movies For The Money Mavericks!

Five of my favorite ‘money themed’ movies in no particular order… The Business Of Being Born (2008) If you are pregnant or about to become pregnant, I would advice you against watching this movie! The movie is about how something as natural as childbirth has become a booming business in the US. Physicians like control […]

April 11, 2011 26
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How To Invest In India

If I could go back in time to the ’70s, I would invest in China. It’s been a little over 30 years since China opened its economy and the results are incredible! Those who saw China’s potential early on, have been rewarded handily. India, China’s western neighbor, taking a cue, opened its doors relatively recently […]

April 7, 2011 21
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Buffett Is Bullish On India, So Should You!

Warren Buffett, the world’s third richest man made his maiden voyage to India at the age of 81. He went there as a philanthropist and as an insurance salesman, the richest and the oldest insurance salesman India will ever see! As a philanthropist, Buffett wanted India’s wealthy to give, as an insurance agent, Buffett wanted […]

March 27, 2011 43
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A Review of OptionsHouse’s iPhone App

I had previously written about using OptionsHouse via an iPhone which is not the same as a using a dedicated iPhone app! I preferred the mobile site simply because the OptionsHouse site was too cluttered and available only on Firefox on a Mac (at that time). But recently, OptionsHouse along with a price increase, introduced […]

March 16, 2011 8
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HOWTO View Your Schedule K-1s Online And Import Them Into TurboTax

MLPs offer excellent yields, but if you hate paperwork come tax time, MLPs are not for you. First you have to wait at least till March 15th before filing taxes. That’s the latest you receive your MLP specific tax document called Schedule K-1s. You’ll receive one for each MLP you own and they are sent […]

March 12, 2011 12
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Had You Bought Apple Shares Instead Of Apple Products…

Since the first iPod, Apple’s been on a roll getting consumers hooked onto their products. The latest was the release of iPad 2 last Wednesday. No doubt this will be lapped up by Apple’s eager legions! A square foot of an Apple store generates $5,980 in annual revenue, that’s how profitable they are! Investors love […]

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What’s Next For Zecco Users

Zecco put an end to their free trades last week enraging a lot of users in the bargain. Zecco was a relatively new entrant to the highly competitive discount broker space and had a number of users switch to their system due to their hard-to-beat offering of unlimited free trades with a minimum balance of […]

February 27, 2011 13
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Zecco Cancels Free Trades!

[Z]ecco has decided to cancel it’s free trades that it was offering for accounts with over $25,000 in assets. Zecco, when they entered the highly competitive discount broker scene, became very popular for their free trades for those with a balance of just $2,500. But soon they discovered this was unsustainable and decided to increase […]

February 26, 2011 9

No Income? You May Still Be Eligible To Contribute To An IRA! Here’s How…

IRAs are an excellent way to save for your retirement. It allows for tax-free growth and you have a variety of options on how best to invest the money. But IRAs have some requirements. You must be within income limits You must have an earned income equal to or greater than your contribution. What that […]

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