Markets r never crazy.Its the Central Banks and the Governments that make the markets go crazy....
- Amit Aggarwal
Aug 21   
Debt-ravaged Puerto Rico is in default after forking over only a fraction due in a bond payment, raising the prospect of further pain for therecession-plagued commonwealth and potential impacts on U.S. investors (Read the article)


Aug 21   
Last week I spotted a very interesting chart that Gregor MacDonald tweeted which showed world oil production over recent years excluding the USA. (Read the article)


Aug 21   
Japanese stocks opened sharply lower in early trading on Friday, falling below the 20,000 line for the first time since July 13, as investor sentiment was dented by overnight losses on Wall Street. (Read the article)


Aug 21   
Ramesh Damani, a well-known value investor, says India is in the second phase of a bull market. Even as the market is in the midst of a correction, the underlying strength of the bull market continues. (Read the article)


Aug 21   
Is gold a buy now, or should you wait for a possible autumn price crash? With a six-year low for gold demand in the first half of this year and the lowest prices since the global financial crisis (Read the article)


Aug 21   
The U.S. stock market is headed for a major tumble, as the Federal Reserve begins to curtail its massive easing program (Read the article)


Aug 21   
Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, warns that the volatility in Chinese markets has hit the global markets and will spill over into the U.S. (Read the article)


Jul 31   
The commodities boom made Australia the lucky country but rising debt and a slump in Chinese demand for resources signal tough times ahead Down Under (Read the article)


Jul 31   
The equity market has suffered sharp falls in the last two months, and investors are divided on whether the Hong Kong and A-share markets have stepped into the bear territory. (Read the article)


Jul 31   
One of the most ironic and fascinating characteristics about an asset bubble is that central banks claim they can’t recognize one until after it bursts. (Read the article)


Jul 31   
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan admits he is "quite" worried about a bond market bubble. (Read the article)


Jul 31   
There has been a lot of hot air wasted in discussions about bond bubbles over the last few years (Read the article)


Jul 31   
Despite a $486 billion fund to prop up its market,China's stocks sunk another 8.5% today – the biggest one-day drop since 2007. (Read the article)


Jul 31   
Shell sees no quick end to the slump in oil prices and plans to further slash annual spending, sell off assets and bring the total number of job cuts to 6,500 by the end of 2015. (Read the article)


Jul 31   
Gold moved up a shade on Wednesday, but remained near last week's 5-1/2-year low, after a US Federal Reserve statement raised uncertainty about the timing of a possible interest rate hike (Read the article)


May 6   
All markets are rigged – and silver especiallyso! That may be a cynical appraisal but the fact remains that any entity with sufficient capital behind it can usually move any market in the direction that suits it  (Read the article)


May 6   
Growth, however, is regaining momentum as other data on Tuesday showed activity in the services sector, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the economy, accelerated to a five-month high in April. (Read the article)


May 6   
The U.S. trade deficit widened to a 6? year high in March as the resolution of a labor dispute at West Coast ports sparked a surge in imports and the strong dollar held back exports. The trade gap jumped $15.5 billion, or 43%, to $51.4 billion, highest since October 2008, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.  (Read the article)


May 6   
Australian government bond yields rose further on Wednesday morning, extending a recent selloff as bearish comments by global fixed-income luminaries, fading fears of deflation and improving domestic indicators converge to halt a long-term rally in prices. (Read the article)


May 6   
May 2015 marks one year of the Narendra Modi - led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in office that was voted to power on its promise of ushering in reforms that would help kick start the economy.  (Read the article)





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Further Resources
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  • India will become the world's largest economy by 2050, surpassing its neighbour China, says a report. Kamal Nath politician is all for the growth and expansion of India not only in population but economically
  • 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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