Tag: currency

US Dollar Buying Power: The US Dollar Appreciates In Various Countries During 2011

| May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

I always shop for a value wherever I go.  It doesn’t matter if I’m buying food, a car, clothing, or a TV.  I love deals.  I always want a better price… I’m not talking about being cheap.  There’s a difference.  My wife would be happy to tell you all about how I can spend with […]

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Looking For Action? Check Out Wheat Futures

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Have you seen wheat prices lately? Talk about a wild ride… I’ve never seen anything like it in more than 15 years of trading. Wheat futures prices are all over the place.  Huge swings are occurring on almost a daily basis.  In fact, wheat had one of its biggest daily gains ever in early August.  […]

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284% Gains By Changing My Mind!

| June 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

In just a few weeks, I’ll be heading to the airport.  I’m scheduled to catch a flight across the ‘Big Pond’ to Europe.  I haven’t been over recently.  I’m excited to reconnect with old friends and make many new ones. While the trip is supposed to be a vacation, you know I’m going to sneak […]

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Keep Your Mouth Shut!

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sometimes I get so frustrated I want to YELL at my computer screen.  Do you know what I mean?  You’re surfing the web or reading the paper, when you come across a provocative article.  It’s often something simple… and you can feel your face get flush.  Your blood is literally about to boil. It’s a […]

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Are You Holding This Fund?

| May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Have you see the US Dollar lately?  It’s hands down the “belle of the ball” right now.  With Europe a mess and China trying to slow down economic growth, investors are flocking to the dollar.  Once again, the United States is the safe haven for global investors. Many investors are moving their holdings from international […]

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What I Told My Brother About The Yen

| March 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, the phone rang… It was after 10:00 at night and I didn’t recognize the number.  I flipped it open and said, “Hello?” The phone crackled from half way around the world.  It was my brother. My youngest brother had just moved from his home in Hawaii (I knew I should have […]

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Did You Hear This Rumor?

| March 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Wall Street is just like high school?  Not only does Wall Street have its own group of cool kids and nerds… they also have the all important rumor mill. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. The rumor mill in my high school was all about who was dating who… […]

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The US Dollar Going Crazy Again!

| December 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

The US Dollar is on everyone’s radar these days.  It’s not just currency traders on pins and needles about the direction of the Dollar.  Stock traders, bond traders, commodity traders, and governments around the world are watching the Dollar’s gyrations. I’m surprised more people haven’t had aneurisms over its recent fall. Why all the attention? […]

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Profits In Currency Options Better Than Stocks

| April 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Have you looked at the S&P 500 lately?  The S&P 500 is an index of the top 500 companies in the stock market.  It’s supposed to measure how well the market is performing.  Yesterday it closed at 1,334.  This is a stunning number. You see, the S&P 500 first reached the 1,334 level in May […]

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Falling Dollar Benefits Large U.S. Multinational Companies

| March 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Who would want the US Dollar (USD)?  This is a question investors and traders ask themselves all the time.  The US Dollar continues to fall and nobody can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Look at the chart below.  This is an index of the US dollar against a basket of currencies.  […]

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