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How Young Adults Can Start Investing

How Young Adults Can Start Investing
With the economy down, it is a tough time for young adults to think about investing. But it is a skill they should learn now for a better future. If you have read newspapers, watched television or scanned the Internet in the past four years, you would know our economy took a hit. And while young adults continue to choose college after high school, the job market has slumped, not providing the needed income to pay bills and student loans.With all

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Fractional Ownership Versus Timeshares

Fractional Ownership Versus Timeshares
It is now fashionable to purchase fractional ownership rather than timeshares, but is fractional ownership just another name for a timeshare? Remember Timeshares?I was one of the early pioneers of a timeshare in the early 1980s. Buy a piece of the world, they said, and it was true. People did buy them, and they experienced wonderful luxury holidays in many parts of the world, and some still do. Sadly, however, through management companies becoming

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Malaysian investment banks flex muscles in global arena

Malaysian investment banks flex muscles in global arena
The influence of Malaysian investment banks, particularly in Islamic-based financial instruments, is growing as the country develops its capital markets. Malaysian investment banks are growing in influence as the country experiences rapid development of its capital markets, according to a leading Kuala Lumpur-based media and investment analyst. Miguel Enriquez, Capital Markets Director for Inside Investor, told suite101 on Thursday that investment

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Middle East Banks Eye Malaysia’s Liberalisation Plans

Middle East Banks Eye Malaysia’s Liberalisation Plans
The Malaysian government has announced plans to open up its banking system to foreign ownership, which may attract investments from the Middle East. KUALA LUMPUR: Middle East financial institutions will be keeping a close eye on the Malaysian market after the Southeast Asian country announced plans to open up its banking system to foreigners, according to a KL-based investment expert.Malaysia has the most developed Islamic banking system in the world

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Keep Some Dry Powder or Go All In? Stock Market Terminology

Keep Some Dry Powder or Go All In? Stock Market Terminology
Traders can either set their sights on a big win or try to average into their positions to get the best price. See the pros and cons of each. Professionals investors in charge of large dollar amounts tend to keep funds on the sideline as much as possible in order to have some ready cash to take advantage of opportunity. Individual investors often pour all their money into one or a few stocks in order to make a large gain.Keeping Dry Powder To keep

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Pure Industrial REIT Review

Pure Industrial REIT Review
A detailed review of Pure Industrial REIT Pure Industrial REIT is a Real Estate Income Trust that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) under the symbol AAR.UN. Pure Industrial REIT focuses solely on acquiring industrial properties with existing tenants, in primarily industrial markets, and as such is the only pure industrial Real Estate Income Trust in Canada (hence the name). This specialization has allowed Pure Industrial REIT to deliver

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Investor Education is a Good Thing

Investor Education is a Good Thing
The market for any business or product is a zero sum game. When it comes to dealing with Wall Street, a little education goes a log way. Sun Tzu said in that all warfare is based on deception.While every business has its own "tricks of the trade," few other businesses have such a direct impact on your pocket book, checking account and net worth as the investment business does. It is important to learn when you are getting the straight scoop

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Social Investing:Trend or True Investment Philosophy

Social Investing:Trend or True Investment Philosophy
Definition of social investing and how well known and local investors view this principle; as a trend or investment philosophy. Social investing may have once been considered a trend, but as an increasing number of businesses move towards becoming both environmental and socially conscious, social investing is now becoming a popular philosophy amongst future investors. For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘social investing’ is used

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Two Tax Shelters Available to Every Canadian

Two Tax Shelters Available to Every Canadian
If you're a Canadian and have money to invest, should that money go into a Registered Retirement Savings Plan or a Tax Free Savings Account? If you are Canadian, you have easy access to two different tax shelters. One is the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), and the other is the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA).Furthermore, if you, like most Canadians, are not able to contribute the maximum amount to both, you need to make a decision as to

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Arab World Turmoil Leads to Investment Risk and Opportunities

Arab World Turmoil Leads to Investment Risk and Opportunities
Arab world turmoil and chaos have rocked investment markets the world over. Are we entering into an extended trading period of high risk and opportunity? For the past several weeks the turmoil rocking the Arab world has pushed other news stories into the background. That is except for all but the build-up and hype directed toward the most important events, like the Oscar awards and who would be wearing what at the Oscars, which thankfully were concluded

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