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Promotions - Stock Promotions - Stock Trading Promotions - Easy Option Trading When you trade three times a month, commission-free is nice. When you trade twelve times a day, commission-free is crucial. Join this powerful trading experience by opening an account with TD Ameritrade today. You'll get 500 commission-free internet equity and options trades and up to $600 cash. Open an account and get our platform with the best benefits. Offer valid for one new Individual, Joint or IRA account opened by 9/30/2013 and funded within 60 days of account opening with $2,000 or more. How a librarian taught herself to invest and retired early - Jul. 5, 2014 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) At least, she thought it was a bad move. She yanked all her money from the stock market and put it in cash. "I decided to sell in a panic," she says. "That was in January 2008 before everything went to hell." It went against every investment instinct the former librarian had developed over the years. But her hunch paid off. She avoided the worst of the downturn when Lehman Brothers fell in September 2008. "All my life, I've been a 100% stock-invested, buy-and-hold kinda gal, but after watching my life savings drop by nearly half from 2000 to 2002 and take another three years to get back to their 1999 level, I just wasn't able to see that close to a 500-point drop without my stomach dropping as well," she wrote in an e-mail, referring to the wobbles in the market in January 2008. Related: What's a mutual fund? Before she had always stayed put, remaining in the market even after the dot-com crash in 2000. Bronson never considered herself much of an investor.

Bear Call Ladder - Tutorial Bear Call Ladder Description: A Bear Call Ladder entails selling a call that is in-the-money, buying a call that is at-the-money, and buying a call that is out-of-the-money for the same underlying instrument with a higher exercise date and price. The Bear Call Ladder also known as the Short Call Ladder is an extension of the Bear Call Spread. By buying another call at a higher strike, the position assumes uncapped reward potential if the stock soars. Maximum gain for the short call ladder strategy is limited when the underlying stock price goes down. Market Opinion Bullish. When to Use A bear call ladder is used when the trader or investor believes that the stock will rise and also experience volatility, and is aiming to make a capital gain. Example XYZ is trading at $48.00 on May 17, 2004. Sell the August 2004 50 strike call for $4.20. Buy the August 2004 55 strike call for $2.40. Buy the August 2004 60 strike call for $0.80. Net Credit = Premium sold - premiums bought Benefit Risk vs. Net Upside

Slope Of Hope with Tim Knight We're On The Verge Of The Greatest Transfer Of Wealth In The History Of The World We are currently witnessing the 'Great Transfer' of wealth from the Greatest Generation to the baby boomers, according to Bank of America's Sarbjit Nahal and Beijia Ma. The Greatest Generation refers to the generation in the U.S. that experienced the Great Depression and then fought in World War II, and was coined by Tom Brokaw. But Nahal and Ma point out that "a second and even larger wealth transfer from the Boomers to their heirs is starting now and will continue over the next 30 to 40 years." The great transfer will see a handover of about $12 trillion from those born in 1920s and 30s to the boomers. There were 12 million global high-net-worth individual (HNWI) — those with investable assets of over $1 million — in 2012, with aggregate investable wealth of $46.2 trillion. North America has 3.73 million HNWIs with investable wealth of $12.7 trillion. Only 4 in 10 retirees in the U.S. uses a financial advisor, which means there is a huge opportunity for advisors. Bank of America

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The Millionaire Mind Intensive 9 Books on Entrepreneurship Everybody Must Read | PAYMILL Blog Image by Abhi Sharma Sometimes the biggest hurdle keeping folks from starting a business is the first step. And it’s a big one for anyone. But it’s usually the fear of failure and the unknown holding people back. Fortunately, we live in an age where people freely share their experience with the rest of us online. Nevertheless, we’ve gathered a list of books below that will help you get a firm grasp of what to expect, be prepared and show you how to succeed with your business. 1. Image by Betsy Weber This probably comes as no surprise that we included Eric Ries’ book here. 2. Original published in 1985 by Peter Drucker, this was the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful discipline. Drucker highlights where innovation comes from and shares the ingredients for fostering an entrepreneurial culture in your organisation. 3. 4. Just like the name implies, this book is about starting a business with $100 or less. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Stock Options Analysis & Options Trading Tools | Options Research & Technology Services - ORATS 4 Lessons for Investors From the First World War European alliances, 1914. Wikimedia Commons. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a Bosnian Serb in the city of Sarajevo. In The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Christopher Clark shows how European monarchs, politicians, soldiers, and diplomats "walked toward danger in watchful, calculated steps." 1. On both sides they imagined 'bluffing' would suffice to achieve success. Clark shows how Austria-Hungary was intent on taking a "temperamental, intuitive leap" in order to protect its future as a great power. We witnessed similarly reckless behavior during the recent financial crisis. Of course, ordinary Americans also gambled heavily prior to the crisis by taking on more debt than they could possibly handle. 2. In July 1914, the international system ended up failing completely, however, and a horrific war ensued. It's not easy for individual investors to anticipate the collapse of a financial system. 3. 4. Grey's words were prescient.

Does Pairs Trading Work in Canada? | Canadian Investment Review Arbitrage opportunities exist when profits can be earned from spread trading, the simultaneous purchase and sale of similar securities. A trader buys the one that she believes is relatively cheap while shorting the relatively expensive security in the hope that the spread will narrow. Assuming that her views are well-founded, losses can still result, in part because of what the academic finance literature puts under the rubric "limits to arbitrage." Assuming reasonable liquidity levels, these limits stem from two sources of risk: fundamental risk and noise trader risk. The first exists if the long and short sides of the spread are not perfect substitutes (as is almost always the case). Noise trader risk, defined to be the risk that mispricing becomes worse in the short run, has been famously documented by Lamont and Thaler (2003) with the Royal Dutch/Shell case. This case notwithstanding, in most realistic arbitrage situations both fundamental risk and noise trader risk are factors.

What Baby Boomers’ Retirement Means For the U.S. Economy For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65. That’s a trend with profound economic consequences. The recession may have delayed the inevitable for a time. Now that the wave has begun, nothing is likely to stop it. Nearly a quarter of Americans were born between 1946 and 1964, the typical definition of the baby boom generation. It’s been downhill ever since. All else equal, fewer workers means less economic growth. The U.S. dependency ratio has been improving in recent decades, falling from 65 in 1980 to 61 in 2000 to 59 in 2010. The dependency ratio is a blunt instrument. As bad as the U.S. demographics look, things are worse in much of the world. One reason the U.S. is in better shape is its comparatively high rate of immigration. Thanks in part to the echo boomers, the dependency ratio will flatten out by about 2030.

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