The ECB Talks Negative Interest Rates: Why You Should Be Scared
Today, the European Central Bank broke out the negative interest rate talk. This means the days of banks paying YOU to keep YOUR money are coming to a close. Instead, be ready to start paying the bank to hold your money. Scary thought. Regardless of who is paying whom, the bigger issue is what this says about the European economy. ...
Forget Stocks, It Is The Japanese Yen That Is Moving Markets
As we all know, almost every central bank in the world is printing money to boost exports and support asset prices in the stock market. To their credit, the money printing idea has worked as markets around the world have been rallying. Japan is now the most aggressive money printing country. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) said that they would put $1.4 trillion into the economy over the next two years. The Nikkei 225 Index (Japanese stock market) has gained nearly 7,000 points or 80.0 percent since October 2012. This rally in the USD/JPY, and the Nikkei 225 Index has been parabolic and shows the power of money printing or the devaluing of the currency.
As we all know, the public has really not participated in the stock market since the 2008 credit and banking crisis. Since that point in time, the public has developed even more of a sour taste for Wall Street. Events such as the flash clash, LIBOR manipulation by the banks, high frequency trading manipulation..
Where Next Now That Mondays Precious Metals and Equity Prices are Marked UP?
Will The Dollar Ruin The Santa Claus Rally in the S&P 500?
Banks.com Inc recently showed an Exceptional Trade - NYSEAMEX:BNX
Banks.com Inc (NYSEAMEX:BNX) witnessed volume of 758,352 shares during last trade however it holds an average trading capacity of 140,621 shares. BNX last trade opened at $0.04 reached intraday low of $0.03 and went -3.68% down to close at $0.0366.
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Low-Risk Opportunity In Piedmont's Tender Offer For Crescent Financial
On Tuesday November 8th, Piedmont Community Bank Holdings (a privately owned bank holding company) announced a tender offer for shares of Crescent Financial (NASDAQ:CRFN), a bank holding company that owns Crescent State Bank at $4.75 per share in cash. The tender offer expires December 7 2011.