Stock Market Outlook and Opportunities Part 2 of 4 (China Focus)

The First Decade of BRIC Investment

It has been 10 years since Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs coined the acronym BRIC to describe Brazil, Russia, India and China and it seems to be an appropriate time to take stock. All the four economies have grown beyond the expectations of many people but there are a number of weaknesses and areas of concern. In addition, there are a number of structural issues with all four countries.

The Outlook for Biotech

2011 was not a particularly good year for investors in biotech. Those stocks generally performed better than the broader indices but the second half of the year was disappointing. This was due to underperforming new drug releases, the problems in Europe and a general decline in confidence on the part of the investors.

The Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) Definition and Explanation

When market information travels very fast, efficiently and almost instantly, company officers, their friends, and other people with “inside” information do not have an advantage over the general public when it comes to investing in stocks. The opposite is also believed to be true. When market information travels slowly and very inefficiently, then company officers, their close buddies and other people with “inside” information have a big advantage against the general public when it comes to investing in stocks.

Is It Smart to Invest in Silver?

Many people are wondering where they should invest, gold or silver. Though gold is a good investment it has had a big run this past year. Gold may have more gains ahead, but silver is projected to make solid gains too.

Online Share Dealing – Your 2012 New Business Venture?

January is the time of year when people resolve to get their lives in order to get that dream work-from-home job or to earn a little more money. We take a look at online share dealing and how it could tick off both these resolutions – and become a potentially profitable venture.

Why Ethical Investing Is the Profit Making Model of the Future

When choosing to build a stock portfolio via ethical investing, there are a number of factors to take into account. Do you take a hard line approach and refuse to invest in any company that doesn’t meet your standards? Do you use ethics as more of a guideline, joining financial prosperity as a decision making factor without replacing it outright? When dealing with matters as important as our financial security and personal code of conduct, one must take a reasoned approach.

Dow Jones – A Look at the Most Quoted Market Indicator

The Dow Jones is a stock market index in the US. It is also referred to as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Dow 30, industrial average, or Dow.

Technical Analysis and Charting Basics

If you have ever indulged in any form of stock trading, you would definitely have taken a look at a price chart at some point in time to study price movements. For many investors and analysts, a stock price chart is the starting point for carrying out an analysis and even people who do not believe in technical analysis use charts from time to time. Charts can provide a lot of information in a very short space of time.

What Is The Best Stock Software?

Not surprisingly, this technology has become exceedingly popular in recent years as more and more investors are beginning to embrace the best stock software as being the instrumental tool in realizing their financial independence. With that popularity, there are now more programs on the market than ever which are all claiming to be the best and can look and sound very similar. This begs the question, what is the best stock software of today?

Share Investments: How to Start Your Financial Portfolio

Start your financial portfolio by doing thorough research and consulting a financial advisor. A solid savings base is essential to improving your financial security and offers you greater options in investing in shares and stocks.

Stock Trading and Indicators

If you look closely at the way technical analysis is used in stock trading, you will find that it breaks down into two separate parts. The first part is using charts and chart patterns and the second part is the use of indicators. Indicators are used to analyze many factors such as trends and volatility and are calculations that are based on inputs such as trading volumes and prices. Used in conjunction with charts, they can be used to confirm your findings from the analysis of charts as well as a basis for generating trading signals.

Ever Heard of Efficient Markets? Your Stock Market Strategy Might Be Useless

Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) – The efficient market hypothesis is the hypothesis that the prices of securities fully reflect all available information about securities. If the markets are efficient then the prices of securities already reflect all attainable information and therefore experiencing abnormal returns are more than likely experienced through luck.

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