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Investments

I’ve been looking at the different industries and investment vehicles that are out there for the average investors. Depending on which types of investments out there, it may or may not be the time to invest. How can one know if an investment is right? Taking your time and doing the research to find out if it will be a profitable one or not. The housing market, the stock market or any other investment you have to choose from can be profitable, but unless you look at the real numbers and study everything there is to know about the investment prior to putting your money into it, you can lose most (if not all) of your capitol.

Yes housing prices are way down from their peak in 2006-2007, but that doesn’t mean that all housing prices are right for the picking. You need to look at the condition as well as the area the house is in. In some part of the country, housing prices may never reach the prices of just a few years ago.

What about the stock market? I don’t trust the stock market at this time since there is no reason for the DOW to be at where it is at the moment. Every month poor reports are being released (consumer confidence, unemployment and retail sales) and the stock market seem to either gains or holds it’s ground. We are in a terrible economic time and to think that the stock market will continue to hold is risky. The economic current events look pretty scary. If you’re looking to invest in the stock market, make sure you do your research into the company before you buy any shares. It’s the only way to know what stocks to buy now.

In my opinion, gold is the answer right now. I don’t mean stocks that trade off of stocks, I’m referring to actual gold. Gold as always retained it’s value or has gone up during trouble times like these. So when you invest, invest wisely.

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All About Global Macro Trading

The global macro trading system can work effectively for every trader. If you have an already established system that works for you, why not expand it to participate in global macro trading?


If you have already been an established day trader, have you considered gravitating into a market that has more options such as the entire planet? Similar to a doctor attempting to diagnose an ailment, you have to search and then search once again to reach the end result. At times, the doctor will prescribe medications that just don’t seem to work, and you go back to the doctor to try something different. Well, it is no different in the stock market. You may think you are on track and it fails, so you attempt something different up until you find something that works.

If you are a stock trader, you understand this methodology. You have your system tweaked to the point where you know how to check your price to earnings and then price to book. You also look at the return you will receive on your equity, right? The better the system you have built, the better protection you have in the market thus improving your risk to rewards. The stock market is not an easy business. Sometimes it becomes a matter of trial and error. Eventually, we are fortunate and then other times, we tend to lose. The more educated you are the better a risk to reward you will have.


The global macro trading market provides an edge as it is worldwide, which means you can trade any instrument using the strategy you have developed globally. That means your chances of locating the best investment are greater. This market has really made a tremendous comeback compared to the last couple of years of trading. This is because a lot of people were trading long and leveraged. The macro traders however were shorting housing and financials then going long and doing some real interesting trading in short treasuries and dabbling in the commodities market.


What this really means is the global macro trading market provides a lot of options to test a variety of strategies. So if you set up your strategies to build on a model that you wish to invest, in you could be a real winner. This is a specialized market and the person who is new to stock trading might want to educate themselves before becoming active. If you are an active day trader that utilizes the same stocks day in and day out, you might not have an interest in global macro trading. However, anyone else that wants a variety and has a need to venture into a new market with a high variety, then global macro trading might be for you.

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Difference Between Forex Day Trading And Forex Swi...

Forex Trading offers two very different kinds of trading opportunities.  One is Forex Day Trading.  The other is Forex Swing Trading.  Many people use one or the other of these.  There are a number of ways these are different from each other.  One is the time frame used.


Profit is measured in Pips.  The amount of potential profit on each of these is different.  Day Trading uses a lower time frame.  Often Day Traders use charts showing the action on 30 minutes, 15 minutes or 5 minutes.  Swing Traders usually use hour charts, 1 hour, 4 hours or 8 hours.  The market will move a larger distance in an hour than in 5 minutes, therefore Swing Traders can make more pips on their charts.
Before taking a trade, most traders will set an amount of pips they are willing to risk or lose.  Day Traders risk fewer pips than Swing Traders.  Day Traders use smaller time frames and have less profit opportunities.  However, Day Traders can make more trades than Swing Traders because of the smaller time frames.


The amount of time the trader is in a trade is different also.  Typically, 30 minutes to 4 hours is the time a Forex Day Trader is in a trade, again because of the shorter time period.  In swing trading, a trader may be in a trade from 4 hours to a day or longer. Both traders used Technical Analysis to find and leave trades.  The more information a market has, the more accurate it is.  Therefore, the results of technical analysis in Swing Trading are more reliable than the smaller time periods used by Day Traders.


Both traders have specialized indicators that offer technical information.  A favorite of Day Traders are Support levels and Resistance levels shown by Daily Pivot Points.  Each person is more comfortable using one of these methods.  Take the time to discover which one works best for you.

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