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How much do you know about the “Greeks”?

No matter how much the investor knows or needs to know about  the investment and fully understand the potential risks  to committing capital to that particular investment. The Greeks, In the options market, define and quantify the risks involved in a position  before you commit your capital. Understanding the Greeks is a must for proper risk management.  Indeed, the Greeks can also help you identify and select not only the proper strategy to fit the opportunity IN THE SELECTION PROCESS of an investment, but also which specific options to use to create that specific strategy. Today you need to watch this complimentary seminar covering the Greeks…   Without a full understanding the risks an investment carries,, an investor should never commit hard earned money. If you do not know your Greeks, you have no business being in the options market!


Hedge-fund flavors in an ETF wrapper New fund brings transparency and low fees, but jury is still out View all ETF Investing › ‹ Previous Column Investors pull money from small-cap ETFs First Take › Everything's up to date in Dubai City Story Quotes Comments Screener ( 3 ) Alert Email Print Share By John Spence , MarketWatch An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the merger-arbitrage exchange-traded fund uses other ETFs for its short exposure. The fund uses index-futures contracts to short markets. BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- A new exchange-traded fund promises to mimic hedge-fund strategies in an easily traded and lower-fee vehicle, but investors may want to see how this second-generation ETF fares in the real world before rushing in. To read full story click the following link: go to full story


Is everybody buying gold -- or selling? Submitted by cpowell on 04:05PM ET Sunday, November 29, 2009. Section: Daily Dispatches Gold Acquires New Investment Aura By James Quinn The Telegraph, London Sunday, November 29, 2009 When HSBC closes its vaults to hundreds of American gold bugs (investors) next July, it will be shutting the door on one of the fastest growing trends in the investment community. Although the British-based bank has decided to stop retail investors depositing the shiny stuff at its New York vaults in favour of storing gold for higher paying institutional customers, it has not stopped the rest of the world from clamouring to join the gold rush. From the Indian central bank, rumoured to be buying another 200 tonnes from the International Monetary Fund, to hedge fund manager John Paulson, in the process of setting up a new gold only fund, everyone is buying gold.

Money Morning

Home | Archives | Premium Content | Investor Reports | About Us | Contributors | Contact Us Unsubscribe View This Message on the Web November 30 Is Government Debt the Next Crisis to Strike? By Jon D. Markman Contributing Writer Money Morning While American investors were busy enjoying their Thanksgiving dinners, global markets were shaken by word that Dubai asked for a payment holiday on the $59 billion it owes via its investment vehicle, Dubai World. The move, which comes as oversized bets on Persian Gulf real estate sour, was considered a default by the major rating agencies. Last week's "standstill" request puts at risk up to $80 billion in debt linked to the emirate. While this is small in the context of the $3 trillion in losses written down by global banks since the credit crisis began, it may very well result in the largest country debt default since Argentina in 2002. So while Dubai is insignificant o


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U.K. Economy Shrank less than Forecasted

U.K. Economy Shrank Less Than Previously Estimated Published: 11/25/2009 9:42:18 AM     By:, Bloomberg The U.K. economy shrank less than previously estimated in the third quarter as consumer spending stopped falling and the service industries slump eased, bringing the longest recession on record closer to an end. Gross domestic product fell 0.3 percent from the previous three months, compared with a prior measurement of a 0.4 percent drop, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. Prime Minister Gordon Brown this week called for stimulus to stay in place to avoid “choking off recovery” as an election looms within six months. The Bank of England has expanded its bond-purchase plan three times since March to ensure Britain’s escape from recession and Governor Mervyn King said yesterday the pickup isn’t “particularly strong.” The U.K.’s recovery has lagged behind that of the U.S. and the euro area, which

Money Morning

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James Turk: With much volatility, gold at $1,200-$1,400 by year-end Submitted by cpowell on 06:36PM ET Saturday, November 28, 2009. Section: Daily Dispatches 9:35p ET Saturday, November 28, 2009 Dear Friend of GATA and gold: GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk has posted his latest gold price prediction: $1,200 to $1,400 by year-end but with great volatility and likely a dip this week to test support at around $1,150. You can find Turk's analysis at the Free Gold Money Report Internet site here: CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc. * * * Join GATA here: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference Sunday and Monday, January 17 and 18, 2010 Hyatt and Fairmont Conference Hotels Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada * * * Support GATA by purchasing a col

Gata Dispatches

Auditing Fed would hurt economic prospects, Bernanke writes Submitted by cpowell on 07:18AM ET Saturday, November 28, 2009. Section: Daily Dispatches By Mark Felsenthal Reuters Friday, November 27, 2009 WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday congressional proposals to audit the Fed and strip it of regulatory powers as part of post-crisis reforms could damage prospects for economic and financial health in the future. "These measures are very much out of step with the global consensus on the appropriate role of central banks, and they would seriously impair the prospects for economic and financial stability in the United States," Bernanke wrote in a column posted on the Washington Post's Internet site. The rare newspaper column by a Fed chairman comes shortly before Bernanke testifies before a Senate panel on his renomination to serve a second four-year term

Finding the Trend in Forex

Here is the fastest and easiest way to tell the trend in the foreign exchange markets. In today’s video Adam Hewison  shares with us a wonderful way to look at the forex markets and determine which way they are headed in a matter of seconds. We’ll be looking at three different cross rates and how they all correlate together in a way that I think may surprise you.  MarketClub not only covers the currency traded in  the Forex Market , but also covers them in real-time with pricing and charts. I hope you learn from this video and take the time to post your comments on our blog. You can view this video, as always with our compliments  going to the link below: Fernando Guzmán Cavero FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS

From The Desk of Nick Nicolaas

As every Friday and always on time , our friend Nick Nicolaas, President & CEO of Minning Interactive, sends  the Zeal Intelligence Newsletter on  the Minning InteractiveWebsite. I strongly recommend to read this important outstanding and professional report. Fernando Guzmán Cavero FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS Dear Friends: Adam Hamilton has posted his weekly Zeal Intelligence Newsletter on the Mining Interactive Website. Click here: Have a great weekend and - - - Stay Tuned!! Regards, Nick L. Nicolaas Mining Interactive “Ahead of the Pack” Nick L. Nicolaas President & CEO Mining Interactive Corp. Direct 24/7: +1 (604) 657-4058 Main Office: +1 (604) 569-0800 Fax: +1 (604) 569-0758 Skype: nicknicolaas Vancouver Stock Exchange Building (1929) Suite 818 - 475 Howe Street Van

The Economist Dear Reader, Barack Obama is starting to make up his mind: more troops for Afghanistan, it seems, and a dash to Copenhagen with a provisional promise to cut American emissions. But both Afghanistan and climate change can also be cited as evidence of a weakness that runs through his foreign policy. It looks to many as if he has dithered, not deliberated. Elsewhere, his diplomacy has been publicly rebuffed by China, Israel and Russia; and allies moan that America often seems kinder to its rivals than its friends. Does this president have a strategy, backed if necessary by force, to reorder the world? Or is he merely a presidential version of Graham Greene's idealistic, clever "Quiet American" who wants to change the world, but underestimates how bad the world is and ends up causing harm? In this week's cover leader , we argue that the world will soon find out whether this president's diplomacy is subtle and strategic, or weak and nai


FORBES.COM E-COMMERCE NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 25, 2009 Riding With The Amazon Posse Jocelynn Drake, Option Advisor Huge breakouts in Internet retailing have given the bulls room to run--and not just in shares of Amazon. Surviving The Tech Onslaught Quentin Hardy How to manage the growing stream of e-mails, IMs, Facebook updates and tweets. Microsoft, Nielsen Track Xbox Live Ads Oliver J. Chiang TV ratings will be used on the videogame console network. AOL: All Eyes On Armstrong Taylor Buley Will Time Warner's spinoff be a good thing for the Internet company? An iPhone App That Could Change Medicine Camilla Webster Allscripts Remote lets doctors access real-time patient data and e-mail prescriptions to pharmaci

Gata Dispatches:

A mad rush as gold bugs get the boot Submitted by cpowell on 08:55AM ET Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Section: Daily Dispatches By Carolyn Cui The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Fleets of armored trucks piled with gold bars and coins have been streaming out of midtown Manhattan in one unexpected consequence of the gold craze. Amid gold's rise -- it has gained 32% this year and reached a record on Monday -- investors have been loading up on bullion and coins. One big problem now is where to store it. The solution from HSBC, owner of one of the biggest vaults in the U.S.: somewhere else. HSBC has told retail clients to remove their small holdings from its fortress beneath its tower on New York City's Fifth Avenue. The bank has decided retail customers aren't profitable enough and is demanding those clients remove their gold to make room for more lucrative institutional customers. Intelligent Investing features

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From the desk of Nick Nicolaas

  Thanks Nick , We appreciate the valuable informatión you always send us on time and from specialists in the mining sector of high qualification and experience as you  you do Fernando Guzmán Cavero FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS From the Desk of Nick Nicolaas (FDNN) #77 November 23, 2009 GOLDVIEW a publication of E U R O P E A N   G O L D   C E N T R E Dear Friends: Once again, here's Henk: Dear Reader: Attached you will find the November issue of GOLDVIEW that comes to you in a time that the gold markets are reaching new highs. Already at the moment of sending this to you, the price went up from the record high that I wrote about this weekend. And the higher the gold price gets, the more negative and/or pessimistic comments you will see. We have been waiting so long for these markets and there they come, the commentators who like to spoil the fun. Go to my EDITORIAL COMMENT to read more about that.