Monday, November 26, 2012

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - November 22, 2012

We need to get this to the Fiscal Cliff! What ...
We need to get this to the Fiscal Cliff! What could go wrong? (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)


Welcome to the November 22, 2012 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.In this edition we start with an article about Arizona experiencing an Increase In Small Business Hiring by Bill Smith. John Schmoll takes a look at reaching Retirement by Saving for It. Finally Harry Campbell examines How Much you Can Save with an HSA plan at work. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook and come back real soon.

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presents Bad Credit Personal Loans: Which Legitimate Companies Will Lend? posted at Fast Bad Credit Loan Blog, saying, "Bad credit is not something fresh and it has become bad with the worse economic times the country has suffered the past few years. Job losses, illnesses, accidents and other such things have act out a terrible toll on people's monetary resource."

Morris
presents How It Is Possible To Obtain A Mortgage Loan With Bad Credit posted at Fast Bad Credit Loan Blog, saying, "A bad credit mortgage loan is acquirable for those people who may have less income and have adverse scores and allows them to get loans sooner and more quickly. It is however important for the applier to know that there is a price to pay in order to get a bad credit home loan."

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Bill Smith presents Arizona Experiences Increase In Small Business Hiring posted at 2012 Taxes - Free Tax Filing Options, saying, "The most recent Intuit Payroll Small Business Index for October revealed that, despite a downward trend nationwide, Arizona small businesses increased hiring for the second consecutive month."

John Schmoll
presents You Won’t Reach Retirement Without Saving for It posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Saving for retirement is not something that happens overnight, rather it takes years of commitment. Start investing now, even if in small amounts, and put time on your side. One of the easiest ways to begin is to take advantage of free money offered in 401k matches."

harry campbell
presents Comments on: Annual Enrollment Time: How Much Can a HSA Save You? posted at Your Personal Finance Pro - Personal Financial Advice for Young Professionals, saying, "Ok it’s annual enrollment time again for those of us in traditional workplaces and I’m here to tell you exactly how much a HSA can benefit you. Most large companies are starting to offer HSA’s to their employees for one main reason: it saves them a ton of money. Although employees generally pay a premium per paycheck for their healthcare, there is also a larger portion paid by your employer. To find out the exact portion, you’ll need to review your total compensation packet that should be available through your company, but I bet the results will surprise you."

John Schmoll
presents Are Large Companies Immune to the Fiscal Cliff? posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve heard of the Fiscal Cliff. We all know how it could possibly affect individuals, but how would it affect companies? Many companies will have to make decisions about what they’re going to do with their cash after the Fiscal Cliff meets its outcome."

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Joe Morgan presents Dollar Cost Averaging or Lump Sum Investment – Which is Better in an IRA? posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance, saying, "Experts of finance bloggers alike espouse Dollar-Cost Averaging as the best way to invest, but is it really? A new study shows that many times, lump-sum investing wins in the end but you have to do it right. Here's how."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of stock carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Forex Exchange Trading History

Global foreign exchange market turnover2
Global foreign exchange market turnover2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The foreign exchange market is an exchange for the global decentralized trading of international money. It gives people the options trading in the foreign market. The market determines the values of different currencies.

The exchange market helps those who want to international trade and investments by helping with currency conversion. It is also the carry trade. In a typical transaction, the group buys a quantity of one currency by paying a quantity of another currency.

Some of the reasons why the foreign exchange market is different is because of its geographical dispersion, the low margins of profit compared with other fixed income markets, and the leverage to enhance profit and loss margins.

As for the forex history, the modern foreign exchange market began to form in the 1970s after decades of government restrictions on foreign exchange transactions. In the 1980s trading grew more and the greatest proportion of trades was within the United Kingdom and the United States was second in trading. The top currency traders as of today are Deutsche Bank, Citi, Barclays Investment Bank, UBS AG, HSBC, JPMorgan, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. Also, the most traded currencies by value today are United States dollar, Euro, Japanese yen, Pound sterling, Australian dollar, Swiss franc, Canadian dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Swedish krona, and New Zealand dollar.

So, as you can see the market is a good place to do trading with different currencies.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - November 7, 2012

Painter Duncan Grant with Keynes.
Painter Duncan Grant with Keynes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome to the November 7, 2012 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We start this carnival with a couple of articles from John Schmoll including a look at the connection between Earnings Season and the iPad Mini. Stefanz writes about the successful investor Sir John Maynard Keynes. Finally we have an earnings look at Burger and Google Inc from Bill Smith. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet on Twitter, like on Facebook and come back soon.

Arduino Schenato
presents PRICE ACTION | FOREX NEWS | PIN BAR STRATEGIES | HereForexInsider posted at HereForexInsider, saying, "Yesterday we saw a available short signal on the break-down of the last monday's indecision candle. That low has not been damaged and today the daily chart provides a new chance for us as price action naked dealers having been formed a price action short signal very clear and obvious."

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John Schmoll presents What Earnings Season and the iPad Mini Have in Common posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Most publicly traded companies announce their earnings four times a year, which is known as Earnings Season. If you know what to look for it can provide a wealth of information the health and direction of the company."

John Schmoll
presents How to Save For Retirement, in a Picture posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Saving for retirement is not something that happens overnight. It is a marathon and not a sprint. By starting early in life, you can get a great start which will produce long term benefits that you can reap in retirement."

harry campbell
presents Do You Invest in Expensive Kitchen Knives? A Review of my Shun Chef’s Knife posted at Your Personal Finance Pro - Personal Financial Advice for Young Professionals, saying, "http://yourpfpro.com/do-you-invest-in-expensive-kitchen-knives-review-of-my-shun-chefs-knife/"

stefanz
presents Successful investors: Sir John Maynard Keynes - Investing: Strategy, Risk, Tools, and more... - Skuzet posted at skuzet, saying, "I am writing a series of articles about successful investors. Few people know that Sir Maynard Keynes was a very successful investor, besides being an influential economist."

stefanz
presents Benjamin Graham - Investing: Strategy, Risk, Tools, and more... - Skuzet posted at skuzet, saying, "I am writing a series of articles on the life and investment philosophies of successful investors. Benjamin Graham, being one of the most successful investors, certainly could not be skipped."

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Bill Smith presents Burger King Restaurant Sales Are Up posted at FastSwings, saying, "Burger King does well as McDonalds falters."

Bill Smith
presents Investing In Google Today posted at FastSwings, saying, "Anyone asking the question why should I invest in Google will need to consider what they are looking for when putting their money into the market."

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Carlos Sera presents A Transformative Tale posted at Financial Tales, saying, "In this tale, A Transformative Tale, we will learn how to transform one type of asset class return into another. This is called a transformation and thus the name of this tale. We will specifically look at transforming bond returns to stock returns. Please note that I don’t recommend that you try this at home. I would leave this type of transformation to professionals but I write this tale so that you can understand once again the importance of assessing risk by focusing on the maximum draw down."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of stock carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Burger King Rises as McDonalds Fails

English: A selection of value-menu hamburgers ...
English: A selection of value-menu hamburgers from American fast food chains. Clockwise from left to right: McDonald's McDouble, Burger King Buck Double, Sonic Drive-In Jr. Deluxe Burger, Wendy's Double Stack. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the last quarter it was shown in a recent quarterly report that Burger King (BKC) performed better in sales than rival McDonald's.

BKC executives did not reveal whether the higher restaurant sales, along with new customers transferring business from McDonald's or other fast food restaurants were the reasons for this change.

CFO, Daniel Schwartz announced that they are expecting to maintain their share of business growth and indeed, sales have continued to rise during the month of October.

One strategic change in operations is the value menu which focuses on making food affordable for families. Promotions such as the barbecue menu have also attracted many new customers over the past summer.

This fast food restaurant has made a point of attracting elderly and senior customers, both men and women. Offering salads, wraps and smoothies which are popular menu items for these demographics.

This fast food business has traditionally been known to be mainly popular with young males, 20-26. Making changes to the menu, gearing it toward the McDonald's style gives them a wider range of customers to sell to.

Earnings for Burger King went up by seventeen cents a share, exceeding the fifteen cents analysts had predicted for the period.

In June, the company paid out a quarterly dividend at four cents per share.

Burger King was a private company before it was purchased for more than three billion dollars by 3G Capital Management in Brazil.

A shell company, Justice Holdings, acquired BKC via a reverse merger and then the company went public through an IPO.

Last summer, the shares became available on the market first at $14.50. Last Friday the share price went to $14.95. Because of Hurricane Sandy, the NYSE was closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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