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What the Oil (over)Supply Means for the Markets

Oil prices are down due to an oversupply, but this time it isn't all good news. By Anna B. Wroblewska   The stock market is having the worst January on record. At the same time, oil prices are sinking. These two asset...
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Economic Excess

In the past decade we've seen it all. In the mid to late 90's people became superstar investors regardless of what they actually knew due to the markets going up like a rocket virtually all of them. Just about anyone who...
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Same-Sex Marriage: Where You Stand With Your Finances

Getting married can bring very important financial changes. Eventually, when same sex unions are recognized by federal law, America's gay and lesbians will get access to all 1,138 federal statutory marriage rights. More...
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Same-Sex Marriage: Estate Planning Changes

There are many financial and legal minefields to watch out for with marriage, since same sex marriages aren't recognized at the federal level. So, You Want to Get Hitched? If you have minor children living with you,...
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What's Good for the Prince: Insider Trading

Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall in some of the biggest boardrooms in the country? Wouldn't you love to be able to play ?10-questions? with Bill Gates? Well, getting inside information will never be this easy for...
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New "10b5-1 Plan" Helps Solve Executives? Diversification Problems

In October 2000, the Securities and Exchange Commission updated "The Securities Exchange Act of 1934," a law designed to prevent trading fraud, in an effort to clarify the ambiguities of the existing insider trading rules...
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Are Federal Deficits a Concern?

A federal deficit occurs when the government's expenditures for the year exceed its income. The government then pays for those excess expenditures by borrowing money, adding to the national debt. After a brief period of...
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Money Supply: Who's the Patsy?

"If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy." --Warren Buffett "There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit (debt)...
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The Basics of Currency Fluctuations

An international investment's total return is based on two factors - the investment's return in local currency plus currency fluctuations. For example, suppose you purchase a British stock whose price increases 10% in one...
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Same-Sex Marriage: Financial Changes

If your employer's domestic partner coverage has been providing health insurance to your partner, you know all too well that you've been paying taxes on the value of that coverage. According to Lawrence E. Modestow, the...
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Election Cycle Trades

One way to look at the markets is to view them as a combination of cycles. Most people would accept that there is seasonality as regards the calendar year, but there are many other cycles too. It is, of course, easier to...
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The Greenspan Effect

The position of Federal Reserve Chairman isn't one to be taken lightly. Mr. Greenspan is responsible for controlling monetary policy for our juggernaut of an economy. Everyone watches everything he does. The words that...
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