Markets r never crazy.Its the Central Banks and the Governments that make the markets go crazy....
- Amit Aggarwal
6 days ago   
Between early February and early April 2015, the Russian ruble gained 22.3 percent against key benchmarks, making it the world's best-performing currency (Read the article)


6 days ago   
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said onTuesday Russia’s economy contracted by around 2 per cent in the first quarter, but that the economic situation was stabilizing. (Read the article)


6 days ago   
Economists cut forecasts for Brazil’s GDP this year, as Latin America's largest economy struggles to get back on its feet. (Read the article)


6 days ago   
Economists almost all agree that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.  (Read the article)


6 days ago   
China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth. (Read the article)


6 days ago   
Two of the biggest news stories of 2015 have been the fall in global oil prices and the apparent breakthrough in negotiations between Iran, the United States, and others around Iran's nuclear weapons research. (Read the article)


6 days ago   
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should prepare for extra Iranian crude production when Western sanctions on Tehran are lifted,Iran's oil minister was quoted on Tuesday by state news agency IRNA as saying. (Read the article)


Mar 7   
Economists say Brazil's decision to raise interest rates to the highest level in six years, to battle inflation and curb declines in its currency, has pushed Latin America's biggest economy closer towards a recession. (Read the article)


Mar 7   
By now, everyone knows that India is growing faster than China, thanks to the revised gross domestic product (GDP) calculations thrown out by Asia's third largest economy. (Read the article)


Mar 7   
In the first edition of his landmark book "Irrational Exuberance," published in 2000, theYale professor of economics and 2013 Nobel Laureate presciently warned that stocks looked especially expensive. (Read the article)


Mar 7   
The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.  (Read the article)


Mar 7   
Dubai World has got some closure at last on its debt problems. Unanimous acceptance of new terms for repayment of nearly US$15 billion of debt represents the end of one era in the emirate’s financial history (Read the article)


Jan 28   
Like Enron, Greece, and Donald Trump before us, America is about to go bankrupt. Unfortunately, our bankruptcy will probably be more Enron and less Donald Trump because we're very unlikely to come back bigger and better in the lifetime of anyone reading this column.  (Read the article)


Jan 28   
Most traditional indicators show inflation in the U.S. to be well under control, but bacon cheeseburger eaters know better. (Read the article)


Jan 28   
CBS News recently reported that the rate of inflation, as calculated by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), clocked in at a whopping 8% over the past year. (Read the article)


Jan 28   
If you are working in the UAE and are thinking of approaching the boss to get a pay hike this year, where do you think you stand? (Read the article)


Jan 28   
Russia's GDP is expected to decrease by over 5 percent in 2015, in turn weakening the economy of its neighbour Armenia (Read the article)


Jan 28   
The plunge in oil prices prompted HSBC to cut this year’s economic outlook for 13 crude exporters across central, eastern Europe and the Middle East as public spending drops. (Read the article)


Jan 20   
It was a spectacular week for gold. The metal gained 4.6 per cent to close at $1,280/ounce(Read the article)


Jan 20   
The government adopted economic projections for fiscal 2015 from April at a Cabinet meeting Monday, estimating year-on-year real growth of 1.5 percent in the nation’s gross domestic product.  (Read the article)





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  • The problem is when people look for short cuts and like most things, you can’t rush things. You just have to let them be and let things take their natural course. Even simple investments in things like gold from : US Money Reserve take time to gain value. If you don’t have any patience, than the financial markets definitely aren’t for you. The same if you are worrier. Do you really want to be logged in to your computer or Blackberry every second of the day monitoring your portfolio and seeing how much money you’ve gained or lost in the last 80 seconds?


Investing Yourself in Your Investments
When it comes to the financial markets and investing in them, one of the biggest mistakes that people make is that they fail to make the effort to know what they are doing. They are playing the market without knowing what the difference between a put and a call. They have no idea what a butterfly or straddle is. Nor do they know the difference between going short and going long. Forget about being inexcusable, this is unforgivable. Do your homework. Spend some time doing the research and understand what you are doing.

You’d be excused for thinking this is a rookie error but sadly it’s not. It’s one of the problems why Wall Street fared so badly in the second half of 2008. Many people were doing things they didn’t truly understand. Overleveraging was a massive problem as was sub-prime lending. People were happy to cash the profits but weren’t too concerned what the cost of them was.

The same thing happened with Barings Bank and Nick Leeson. When he was making unauthorized speculative trades this was ok because his £10 million profits accounted for about a tenth of Barings annual income. He received a bonus two and a half times his annual salary. But when things went south and losses grew to over £200 million they turned his back on him.

You don’t normally hear the sob stories because no one wants to tell them. Everyone only brags about how well they did. But one has to truly appreciate the risks of playing the market. Like anything the potential ups equal the downs and one has to be prepared for both outcomes.

The problem is when people look for short cuts and like most things, you can’t rush things. You just have to let them be and let things take their natural course. If you don’t have any patience, than the financial markets definitely aren’t for you. The same if you are worrier. Do you really want to be logged in to your computer or Blackberry every second of the day monitoring your portfolio and seeing how much money you’ve gained or lost in the last 80 seconds?

Investing is meant to be a step to take care of you at the end of your life. It’s meant to take your worries away. It isn’t meant to be the source of your worries.
 
 
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