Things to know about global economy before investing your money

Investing your hard-earned funds is not an activity that should be taken lightly, and it is imperative that you learn as much as possible about the situation in the global market before embarking on an adventure through the turbulent waters of financial transactions. In other words, you should take some time to read macroeconomic analysis reports to give you in depth analysis of the key issues & themes facing the global economy. By learning a thing or two, you will be better equipped to tackle the challenges that will await you on your trading career, and you will get acquainted with all the factors which are currently shaping the situation in the modern global economy.…

5 Excellent Home Investments for 500 Bucks or Less

If you’re wondering what to do with your tax refund this year, we have 5 home investment ideas for you that cost less than $500 but will give you a very good return on your money either in increased value to your home or decrease utility costs. If you have enough, you might consider using more than one. Enjoy.

1- A Low-flow Showerhead.

An older showerhead made before 1992 actually uses about over 5 gallons of water every minute and, with the cost of water in most states rising, it’s simply too much to waste. A newer, more efficient showerhead will use nearly half of that amount but still make it seem as if you’re showering in the same amount of water.

Investing is Key to Beating Inflation

Investing is the key to outpacing inflation and keeping your financial security on track. Consider that that $20 a 100 years ago would be equivalent to over $300 today and you can see the glaring impact of inflation. Now imagine that $100,000 in your bank account and it doesn’t seem like quite so much when you are facing retirement in 30 years. By the time you retire that amount of money will be worth pennies on the dollar. Typical savings and checking accounts pay next to nothing in the way of interest, so don’t expect even the highest yielding accounts to do much for your retirement nest egg.…

What are ‘BRIC’ Investments?

Before 2001 the term that was used for up-and-coming nations, those with economic growth that was seen as being excellent for investors, were called ‘emerging markets’. Goldman Sachs coined the acronym BRIC  at that time, which stood for Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2009 those 4 countries accounted for more than 40% of the world’s population and 25% of its GDP.

Since then, these 4 countries have been seen as a type of 2nd tier investment, right after the more developed markets in the West. Like all investments, they’re not a sure thing by any means and investors definitely have to know where to allocate their emerging-market assets and how to do it, being fully aware of the risks before they do of course.…

Which Bank Should You Add to Your Portfolio?

With the United States’ mortgage issues settling, home sales increasing and the ‘doom and gloom’ atmosphere no longer looming over the US economy, right now may be a very good time to buy shares of an American bank. This blog is going to take a look at three American banks that provide a definite investing opportunity. It’s based off a number of blogs that have been written lately about the same subject. If you are looking for an investment opportunity this blog may help you to decide whether one of these three banks is a good idea. Enjoy.

The first bank on our list is Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). …