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Searching For The Next Bubble: Stocks, Currencies, Bonds & Commodities

May 6th, 2015

The funny thing about bubbles is that everyone recognizes them in hindsight but at the time, most people fail to heed the warning signs. When you think about how easy it was for people to get mortgages pre-2008, it seems ludicrous. When you think about the crazy valuations of Internet stocks during the Dot-com bubble, … READ MORE

How Can I Invest in Gold?

January 16th, 2015

I have accumulated some funds that I would like to invest and I think that gold is likely to appreciate over the coming years. What I would like to know is, how can I invest in gold directly, and how can I invest in gold using other investment instruments? Basically, various methods exist to invest … READ MORE

What are the Most Commonly Traded Commodities?

January 25th, 2013

Find out about the Most Commonly Traded Commodities

Can Commodities Affect Currency Rates?

January 25th, 2013

If you are thinking about investing in the Forex market or are already doing so, then you need to know how commodity prices influence Forex rates.

Introduction to Commodities and How to Invest Wisely

January 25th, 2013

Find out the details about commodities, including how they are traded, and what types of commodities are commonly traded.

How to Invest in Oil

March 17th, 2012

Various methods exist when it comes to how to invest in oil and oil-related energy investments. Historically, one of the most conventionaloil investments involved oil exploration, where investors leased or purchased land that could potentially be drilled for oil deposits. Nevertheless, this traditional oil investment option required a large capital outlay and offered low liquidity. … READ MORE

How to Invest in Silver Commodities

March 15th, 2012

Silver is a valuable and highly conductive white metal obtained from mining that has been used in a wide variety of jewelry making, medicinal, industrial and coinage applications. World production of silver was over the 710 million ounces level in 2010, and major silver producing countries include Mexico, Peru, China, Australia, Chile, Russia, Bolivia and … READ MORE

How to Invest in Water

March 14th, 2012

Since water is not an actively traded commodity with a listed futures market, such as oil or gold, investors have fewer options available for how to invest in water. As a result,they need to be more creative when discerning how to do so profitably. Perhaps the most important way of investing in water in the … READ MORE

How to Invest in Silver

February 17th, 2012

As the value of paper currencies such as the U.S. Dollar, Euro and Pound Sterling continue to be eroded by quantitative easing policies and the recent financial crisis, investors have increasingly turned to hard currencies like silver to provide both a safe haven and a real store of value in these troubled times. Silver and … READ MORE

How Do You Invest in Gold?

February 16th, 2012

Several major currencies, such as the U.S. Dollar, Euro and Pound Sterling, continue to be undermined by the use of stimulating monetary policies like quantitative easing, which tend to expand a country’s money supply and hence have a negative impact on its currency’s value. One notable consequence of this contemporary trend toward looser monetary policies … READ MORE

3 Best Strategies for Energy Investments

February 15th, 2012

Energy investments have become increasingly popular among investors in recent years, especially in cleaner and environmentally safer alternatives such as solar and wind power. Bloomberg recently reported clean energy investment worldwide had risen to a record $260 billion in 2011, thanks to a surge in solar power developments. In addition to the surge in solar … READ MORE

Calculating Foreign Exchange Gain/Loss on Foreign Monetary Assets

September 13th, 2011

Many corporations doing business in foreign countries find themselves in the situation of holding foreign monetary assets. They then typically seek to account for the gain or loss on these assets due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations in the most appropriate way. According to the best international accounting practices, foreign currency monetary assts are generally … READ MORE