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OptionsXpress Review | Option Express

The confusion between OptionsXpress and Option Express stock broker is a lesson for all marketing folks – Make sure your name is very easy to remember and cannot be confused with a similar spelling. Which one is it then? Find out if you are right all along.
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Investing Basics – Work With an Online Broker For The Right Reasons

The choice to select an online broker for your investment portfolio makes a world of sense, and this is true whether you are dealing with a few thousand dollars… or even several millions of dollars. Some people may look down their noses at online brokerages because they charge a lesser fee for their services, [...]

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Investing Basics – Become a More Independent Investor

Any investor who wishes to make use of an online broker – whether to take advantage of the decrease in fees, or to manage their own research – needs to be prepared for a significant difference from the world of traditional or discount brokers. First and foremost, online investors must be prepared to manage [...]

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Porsche and VW Finally Plays Nice

It was like watching a soap opera but Porsche and VW were duking it out for months as they both try to take over each other. On one hand, Volkswagen clearly had the purchasing power but Porsche on the other hand has clever strategies on its own through leverage.
The German weekly news magazine Der [...]

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Madoff Arrives at Butner Prison

Finally, bastard Madoff is being sent to prison.
As you may recall, Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison and today marks the first day that he will start his sentence in Butner, North Carolina after leaving federal jail in New York City on Monday.
For those that want to look him up, he is [...]

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May Home Sales Still Suck

I wished everyone just listened to my advice and sold. After yesterday’s huge decline, the market seems to be down again after the May home sales number missed expectations.
Even though May home sales rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.77 million, it is modest at best and the picture is still very fragile. [...]

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OptionsXpress Review | Option Express

The confusion between OptionsXpress and Option Express stock broker is a lesson for all marketing folks – Make sure your name is very easy to remember and cannot be confused with a similar spelling. Which one is it then? Find out if you are right all along.
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June 18 – Mortgage Rate Finally Stops Rising

At least temporarily. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 5.38 percent this week, down from last week’s 5.59 percent, the highest level in seven months.
As we know, government debt is getting harder and harder to service so they’ve been jacking up Treasury yields in order to attract buyers. Of course, this means [...]

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Gas Price Rises for the 50th Day in a Row

If you still think the stock market is going higher, gas prices rising for the 50th day in a row will get you thinking about it a little longer.
Retail gas prices climbed another day today, marking the 50th straight day of rise and the longest streak in record since people started keeping track in 1996.
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June 16 – Stock Market Rolls Over Again

It started out good but the selling pressure just started to mount. The Dow is off 80 points as of writing and continues to decline. In early morning, investors were encouraged by the rising housing starts that point to stabilization of the sector. In addition, the smaller than expected rise in producer [...]

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Homebuilder Sentiment Slips Again in June

So many people are in denial about the recovery of the housing market because they believe the recovery is near. If the homebuilders, the companies that spent hours and hours each day analyzing the market is pessimistic about the market, how can you possibly believe that the bottom is near?
The National Association of Home [...]

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