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A Caution when Buying "Cheap"

by Keith Fitzgerald

When buying on the cheap, understand that near term outlook often stinks. During good times, value investing is often about buying companies that, at least in the near-term, h ...

A Brief History of Currency Trading

Ancient Times Foreign exchange dealing can be traced back to the early stages of history, possibly beginning with the introduction of coinage by the ancient Egy...

Is Inflation Really Good for the Economy?

Confused about the benefits of inflation and the Federal Reserve's fixation with it? This article will help you clear things up. Read the rest of Is Inflati...

Leading Economic Indicators Explained

Make sure you're ready for the next change in the market by learning about the leading market indicators and what they mean. Read the rest of Leading Econom...

Introduction to the Federal Reserve and its Structure

Learn about the makeup of the Fed, and what role it plays in the banking system. Read the rest of Introduction to the Federal Reserve and its Structure at Inves...

The FOMC and its Impact on Monetary Policy

Find out how the Federal Reserve goes about enacting monetary policy along with details about the FOMC and the federal funds rate Read the rest of The FOMC and ...

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