Archive | November, 2012

Gauging The Fiscal Cliff

Since the election, an increase in concern for the looming “fiscal cliff” has been made apparent by the media, investors, and even Congress (it’s about time). We have created a chart that is easy to understand and gives a concise explanation of what this so called cliff really is, along with speculative probabilities of fixing each component. […]

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Document Your Holiday Giving

As we head into Christmas, a few reminders for charitable contributions. It doesn’t matter if you are giving as part of a holiday contribution program or for tax reasons; you need to do it correctly to prevent future problems. Make sure that the organization to which you are contributing is an authorized organization. You can […]

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The Most Traded Currency Pairs

The question often comes up among forex traders (especially newer ones) as to which are the most traded currency pairs. There’s no central source of information from which we can figure out how the various currency pairs rank, but we can look to the periodic surveys done my the central banks and monetary authorities of […]

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Charlie Brown the Retail Investor

  Last week I tweeted:  Professional investors would be sad if retail left the mkt. Lucy would feel the same if Charlie Brown gave up trying to kick the football. Now, I don’t like being cynical, but there is smart money and dumb money.  Some of the smart money is retail.  My mother and my […]

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This Election Will Solve Nothing

When I look at the present choice between the two main parties, I am struck with how we are forced to choose between two fantasy worlds.  Romney thinks he can cut taxes further while we have record deficits.  I would be in favor of radically simplifying the tax code.  Bring back Reagan’s TRA ’86 — […]

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