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The Transparent Fed: A Step in the Right Direction or Just More Greenspeak?

Transparency has become the financial watchword in the second decade of the twenty first century. Rocked by the financial crisis of 2008, the Bernie Madoff scandal, and worldwide economic fears, the general public is afraid of the financial world. Financial companies, although sometimes forced by legislation, have responded by becoming more transparent in their dealings... Read more

What On Earth Has Happened To The Volume?

Volume is the lifeblood of active traders. It’s the ocean in which market transactions are completed easily, quickly and without slippage. Sufficient volume provides traders the ability to move quickly in and out of securities without delay. Volatility and volume generally move in the same direction, with higher volumes usually combining with higher volatility and.. Read more

ETFs: Still As Popular As Ever?

If you have been trading for awhile, you’ve certainly noticed the growth in exchange-traded funds, also known as ETFs. Not only are these trading tools as popular as ever, but they have also quickly become a leading part of the entire stock trading industry. Over the past year, the trading volume in ETFs has increased.. Read more

Eurozone: What’s Happening Now and What Can We Expect?

What a troubled marriage the eurozone has become. Just like most distressed marriages, finances are at the root of the issues. In the eurozone case, it’s too much debt caused by overspending that may result in the unwinding of the European Union. While a noble concept in theory, the European Union is in the midst.. Read more

2012 March Madness: What To Expect

Fans and the press are having fun predicting the outcome of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. Everyone from odds makers in Las Vegas to average sports fans at home are taking sides on the outcome. Since it’s a single elimination tournament, your team either wins or goes home. The number one seeds Kentucky, Syracuse,.. Read more

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