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What is the Business Cycle and How Does it Work?

The business cycle affects everyone, from the busy banker to a simple utility worker. These two words mean a lot in daily broadsheets because the effects can be tremendous enough to shake the entire stock market and bring people out of job. What actually is a business cycle and how does it work? If it is a cycle, can it be predicted? What are the important characteristics we should know about?

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What Happens When Gold Prices Drop

Although gold is no longer a standard form of currency in the vast majority of countries, it is still of extreme macroeconomic importance. The price of gold is tied to many currencies and currency pairs. Here is what happens to the major currencies when gold prices drop:

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How to Buy and Trade Bitcoins and other Digital Currencies (or Cryptocurrencies)

So I’ve been on a bit of a bitcoin buying spree as of late.  Because the investment (or currency) is still new, there is a lot of confusion about what it is, how to buy it, and how to trade it.  So in this post, I will attempt to dymysfify the process of buying your first bitcoin and trading other types of cryptocurrencies (digital currencies, such as bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, worldcoin).  Keep in mind, this tutorial is a tutorial of what I had to do in order to start trading bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.  But before thinking about buying and selling any other type of currencies, you need to get ahold of bitcoints first.

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Fundamental Analysis of Stocks: What is It and How is It Done?

You often hear news about Warren Buffett and stock analyses based on a fundamentalist’s perspective. But what really is it? How do stock market advisers determine which stocks to buy and sell? Whether you are preparing yourself to be an investor, a stock analyst, or someone who merely wants to understand how fundamental analysis works, this article provides you with the basic information that you need to know.

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How to Conduct Technical Analysis When Buying and Selling Stocks

Buying and selling stocks should not be done without a thorough analysis. One very important school of thought that guides stock traders is technical analysis. Technical analysis is a method that relies heavily on a person’s ability to understand trends and patterns. This article will help you learn on how to use this method when trading stocks.

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The Six Biggest Mistakes New Stock Investors Make

Stocks have been on rampage since they hit their lows in 2009.  Just in 2013 alone, the stock market gained 30%.  And because of the recent gains, more individual investors have been getting into the market.  And if you are one of the new investors, you will probably make a few mistakes before finally figuring out how stock investing works.  Here are six of the biggest mistakes that new investors make in the stock market.  I am guilty of all of these mistakes when I first started investing in stocks.

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Jesse Livermore’s 21 Rules of Trading

Jesse Lauriston Livermore, the famed stock market trader, also known as the “Great Bear of Wall Street” made his fortune by shorting stocks during bear markets, primarily during the 1907 and 1929 bear markets.  In 1940, he wrote down 21 rules that he lived by during his stock trading career.  The rules are as follows:

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Credit Card Churning 101

Credit cards, when used with care, can yield amazing benefits. One of the main benefits are the travel perks.  If you have good credit, there are many credit cards out there that are willing to give you free flights and hotel stays if you sign up with them.  There is a small community of people who travel on the credit card company’s dime all the time—they are called credit card churners.

Credit card churning is the practice of signing up for credit cards that offer large sign-up bonuses, and then canceling the cards once the bonus points are redeemed and used.  The bonuses can be in the form of miles, points, or cash back.  So if you want to be able to travel on someone else’ dime, learn how to churn credit cards and play the bonus miles game.  But before you start, here are a few tips and tricks that you should know about credit card churning:

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Tips on Frugal Living

Too often in our society we are told, either subliminally or outright, that having massive material wealth is the key to success, and therefore the key to happiness. The “people who matter,” are paraded in front of our eyes on TV and in the press with the biggest houses, the shiniest cars and the hippest clothes. (Lest we forget, they are also often paraded in front of our eyes with the biggest drug addictions, the most dysfunctional families and the longest criminal records.)

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Where to Apply for Jobs Online

Applying for a job online has never been easier, with most companies using the internet to advertise for their available positions. When applying for a job online, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of websites you can choose from. Here are some of the most popular places you can go to search and apply for jobs:

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