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What Is Really Behind the NYSE Closure on 10-29-2012 – It’s Not Just Hurricane Sandy

What Is Really Behind the NYSE Closure on 10-29-2012 - It's Not Just Hurricane Sandy

The New York Stock Exchange closed its trading floors on Monday October 29, 2012 after Mayor Bloomberg told folks in New York on Sunday that the transit system, subway would close at 7 PM and perhaps for a couple of days. This included the underground traffic tunnels and mandatory evacuations were required for low-elevation areas were issued due to Hurricane Sandy with an expected storm surge of 11-feet, plus 75 mph winds. Okay so, let’s talk about the NYSE closure due to weather, something that by the way hasn’t happened in 30-years.

Now then, the other day on October 19, 2012 the stock market had a negative 205.43 day on the DOW, which happened to be the anniversary of the 1987 crash, also known as Black Monday (October 19, 1987). Well, consider this, the New York Times noted in their online emailed edition that “On This Day” in history; Oct. 29, 1929, stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out. On the front page of the New York Times on that dreadful day of 1929 there was an article titled;

“Stock Market Collapse in 16,410,030-Share Day but Rally At Close Cheers Brokers; Bankers Optimistic to Continue Aid”

Okay so, I guess knowing these two coinciding patterns, that this might be a very wise day to close the NYSE with or without a “historic storm” some 850 miles wide, which is Hurricane Sandy, which now combining as it hits the shore with a cold front. You know what happens when you mix wicked cold air with very warm air from a Hurricane let’s say. You get amazing thunder and lightning storms and massive amounts of rain, plus all that energy and moisture from the Hurricane, ouch! And consider that this is …

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The Shot Heard Round The World!

The Shot Heard Round The World!

As I expected, the U.S. downgrade by S&P was going to be a lot worse for the stock market than for treasuries. This came as major surprise for most people as it is counter intuitive. The reason being is that it was not so much a loss in confidence in the ability of the U.S. Government to pay its debts as it was a signal that the free spending ways of the last 50 years is ending. History shows that sovereign downgrades spark action in governments to tighten their belts and cut budgets. Less spending, whether it be in employment, infrastructure or social services including Social Security and Medicare means less aggregate demand in an economy and thus less revenue and profit.

In simple terms, the downgrade applies very little to the creditworthiness of U.S. Treasuries, even though we are now rated below Finland, Luxemburg and the Isle of Man. It was only S&P that downgraded us, while both Fitch and Moody’s left the triple A rating. The real effect, and what it really means to you and me, is that it is going to light a fire under our politicians ass to cut spending at a time when our economy is already incredibly fragile from not enough spending and consumer demand (70% of our economy is consumer spending) from our aging population which naturally spends less as it gets older and an already massively indebted population who has no more spending power.

With the recent drop, there is a lot of talk about this being similar to last year’s correction. This is not D?j? vu all over again. The global economy is slowing and the global debt crisis is getting more intense, and it’s not just a U.S. problem either. It is a global problem, particularly amongst the developed …

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Have a Better Pension with ISA Shares and Shares

With retirement in the UK providing a very grim view in key areas, other investment vehicles are often seen by people who are trying to provide a better quality of life when they finally leave the workforce.

Many financial products have an impact on personal benefits, which for many people outperforms the object of investing in different investment vehicles. ISA shares and shares, however, changed the game because it had some very good tax rules. They:

Have a Better Pension with ISA Shares and Shares
  • Dividends are not subject to additional tax
  • Capital gains are not taxed
  • Bond interest is not taxed

Income, capital gains, or trade are not considered taxable income so they do not have to be reported to the HMRC.

As stated earlier, personal benefits are not affected for people whose income is around 22,900, at least at this time. Other systems often fail miserably in this case.

With ISA shares and shares, retirement performance, although still important, loses a slight advantage. Although it should be noted that as the name suggests, ISA shares and shares are still dependent on the stock market. But most financial professionals will tell you that not having all the money tied up in one fund is a good idea, especially considering the fluctuating nature of the world economy.

The benefits of ISA shares and shares, especially when running side by side with pensions, give investors a better chance to get a good quality of life. Actually, more than having all the money tied to retirement.

If you are nearing retirement and are worried about what your current retirement or pension will result, you might want to look at stocks and distribute ISA, because that might offer you not so many alternatives, but more than reserves for retirement should be in their performance .

Many people ask for the help of …

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Choosing Bank Current Accounts

Bank current accounts are very useful things that affect our daily lives and help us to make financial transactions as easily as possible. There are now huge options to consider when choosing the right bank account for you and the different products cover also business accounts plus limited ones for children with the ambition of teaching them how to use money well from an early age. The high street banks tend to offer quite similar deals, in terms of financial returns, and the differentiating factors may just be a few short term bonuses such as a free train pass for young people or some electronic products. Whether these are enough to sway you towards a particular company is really down to your needs and personal taste.

There are varying levels of interest which you will receive on the money that you leave in your account, though these types of accounts always have instant access which makes them ideal for using in daily financial tasks such as buying food, paying bills and such like. There are comparison tables available online and in many newspapers which allow you to quickly compare rates of return on hundreds of different current accounts from all sorts of different companies across your specific country and these are most likely to be up to date and make a great place to start when choosing a current account.

Choosing Bank Current Accounts

There are also additional business accounts which have their own factors to consider and rarely will these include any exciting bonuses as they will concentrate on good financial attributes which the buyer will more likely be interested in. Child accounts will normally be chosen from the same company that the parent setting it up is already using as that will make it easier to transfer funds between the accounts and …

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4 Ways to Get Funding for Your Business

Home offices are becoming a trend because people can easily connect via the internet. They can start their own business at home, selling software, solutions, arts and crafts, or build their own design studio instead of working for an agency. These are all possible with enough funding coming from personal resources, bank loans, venture capital, and crowdfunding.

Personal Resources

4 Ways to Get Funding for Your Business

You can always start by funding your own business. A lot of employees work hard to save up for a future business venture, so they can leave their old jobs and be their own boss. However, not everyone has the capacity to fund their own business, but they can still rely on family and friends for financial support. It will just require a bit of encouragement and reassurance to convince your family or friends to lend a hand.

Venture Capital

Venture capital is a good opportunity for any well-developed business model. Here, you have the chance to get funding and support from investors. A venture capitalist will have control over major decisions for the business and probably have a portion of ownership. This is ideal for the early stages of a business with potential for rapid growth. Many software developers rely on venture capital because innovative technology is one of the top businesses that investors are looking for. The potential to be as big as Apple, Dell, or Facebook is interesting to many venture capitalists.

Business Loans

If you have good credit standing, you will have a good chance of getting a loan for your business. Make sure you have a foolproof and impressive business plan to begin with. They will review your credit standing and business plan to see if you are fit to be awarded a loan for your project. For those with bad credit, many experts suggest that …

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