Cable Stocks Surge On Takeover Chatter

Smart Stocks to Buy for Your Taxable Account

A merger between the two would likely save $500 million in programming expenses a year, Ilkowitz said. But IHS cable networks analyst Erik Brannon said those savings may or may not trickle down to consumers, given the rising expenses and intense competition among cable providers. Netflix on your cable box? It may happen Meanwhile, further consolidation between the nation’s largest cable providers could raise concern among government regulators — most notably the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/22/investing/charter-time-warner-comcast/index.html

Emerging Stocks Rise on German Confidence as Real Climbs

The U.S. markets will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving and will shut down at 1 p.m. EST on Friday. Still, stocks have historically moved higher even as investors may be more focused on turkey and football.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/24/investing/stock-market-lookahead/index.html

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After a two-day $225 drop in mid-April, huge premiums in China and India for physical gold prompted participants to draw on their gold stocks to ship bullion into Asia for a much higher price compared to other parts of the world. “We can certainly see that the trend has deteriorated in terms of the flow of metals going from the West to the East,” said Suki Cooper, precious metals analyst at Barclays Capital in New York. “We have seen the sharp decrease in Comex stocks has stabilized, implying that the metal is not needed to be drawn.” In late October, Chinese gold prices fell to a discount to spot for the first time this year, as fears of a credit tightening prompted investors to sell bullion for cash. In India, gold excise tax hikes and import restrictions sharply undermined the country’s gold demand, even though premiums remained lofty there due to the supply crunch. India is set to lose its top-gold-consumer status to China this year.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/gold-comex-stocks-idUSL2N0J71JI20131122?feedType=RSS

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In particular, using retirement accounts to their full potential while also being smart about how you invest in taxable accounts can make a huge difference to how much the IRS gets of your hard-earned money. In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool’s director of investment planning, takes a closer look at how to find smart stocks to buy for your taxable investment IRA. Dan notes that the ideal situation is to have buy-and-hold-forever stocks in your taxable account, as never having to sell means never having to pay capital gains taxes. In addition, minimizing dividends makes sense, as even with preferential rates, most taxpayers still have to pay some tax on dividend income. Dan concludes with some prospects for investors to consider.
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As demand eases, US gold stocks rise to 7-month high

The real led gains among the 31 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg go to website as the government sold Brazils second-busiest airport for nearly four times the minimum bid. Stocks joined gains in global equities after data showed German business confidence surged to the highest level in more than 1 1/2 years, signaling that the recovery in Europe s largest economy remains on track. Todays airport auction in Brazil is part of a program by President Dilma Rousseff to attract investments to modernize infrastructure and boost expansion in Latin America s largest economy. Confidence is good, Kevin Caron, a Florham Park, New Jersey-based market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., which oversees about $150 billion, said by phone.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-22/emerging-stocks-rise-as-technology-firms-gain-while-baht-falls.html


Forex-dollar Extends Rally After Fed, Yen Held Back By Boj

The greenback also gained against the euro, which was held back by S&P’s decision to cut the European Union’s supranational long-term rating to AA-plus from AAA, citing rising tensions on budget negotiations. The dollar, which looks set to be backed by relatively higher interest rates next year if the Federal Reserve gradually calls a halt to bond-buying, rose to 104.60 yen on the EBS trading platform, its highest since October 2008, and was recently at 104.45 yen, up 0.2 percent. In contrast to the Fed, the Bank of Japan reaffirmed overnight it would keep monetary policy loose and dollar bulls are now targeting a level around 105.25 yen, a 61.8 percent retracement of the dollar’s fall from its 2007 high of 124.14 yen to its 2011 low of 75.31 yen. “This is mainly dollar strength,” said Ulrich Leuchtmann, head of currency research at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/20/markets-forex-idUSL6N0JZ1S920131220

AvaTrade Releases the Latest OTC Forex Options Online for Traders

Thus, with a comprehensive number of currency pairs to choose from, traders are able to do the best in industry trading and earn profits that they are not able to elsewhere. Admittedly, AvaTrade also brings one of the best customer care services. About ForexMinute.com ForexMinute, the world’s leading Forex news and views portal, has become a one-stop solution provider for Forex traders and brokers as well as Bitcoins news. It provides all the required tools to individuals to become a professional Forex trader.
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Forex: AUD/USD little-changed after significant upward revision of US Q3 GDP

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2013 Scandals: Forex Scandal Raises Question of Chat Room Regulation

A separate report showed that the U.K. gross domestic product expanded by 0.8% in the third quarter, in line with previous estimates. Official data also showed that public sector net borrowing in the U.K. rose by GBP14.8 billion in November, exceeding expectations for a GBP13.4 billion rise, after a downwardly revised GBP7.4 billion increase in October. Meanwhile, the dollar remained supported after the Fed announced Wednesday that it would reduce its USD85 billion-a-month double S&P 500 downside etf bond buying program by USD10 billion in January.
Source: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/rupee/forex-gbpusd-edges-lower-after-mixed-uk-data_1011944.html

Forex – GBP/USD edges lower after mixed U.K. data

Reports of a foreign-exchange cartel surfaced in June, stating that a handful of large forex traders were colluding to manipulate benchmark rates. The traders were employed by competing investment banks. Through the use of instant messaging in online chat rooms, they were allegedly able to coordinate trading strategies, the reports said. The scandal rocked the investment community that had dealt with news involving the rigging of the London Interbank Offered Rate months earlier.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12158390/1/2013-scandals-forex-scandal-raises-question-of-chat-room-regulation.html


Stock Market Today: Jpmorgan’s Record Fine, Lululemon’s Dreary Outlook

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For the shares to outperform in the years ahead, though, Facebook needs to show that it can keep users engaged while finding ways to expand the market for advertising on mobile devices. The stock is up 3.8% in premarket trading. Get ahead of 2014 The market stormed out to huge gains across 2013, leaving investors on the sidelines burned. However, opportunistic investors can still find huge winners. The Motley Fool’s chief investment officer has just hand-picked one such opportunity in our new report: ” The Motley Fool’s Top Stock for 2014 .” To find out which stock it is and read our in-depth report, simplyclick here . It’s free!
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Average Student Loan Debt: $29,400

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Tips for Repaying Student Loans

Of the $80,000 in student loans he took out to finance his business degree, he says only about 10% are federal, at 6.8% interest, and the rest are private, at 4.25%. His after-tax earnings total about $6,000 per month, and he plans to make monthly loan payments of $3,500 to $4,000. Mr. Kaehler says the low cost of living in South Bend makes it easier for him to meet his loan-payment and retirement-savings goals. He says he hopes to have the loans paid off by early 2015.
Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/12/11/tips-for-repaying-student-loans/

Student loan forgiveness: What you don’t know (but should)

Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Emily Atteberry, USATODAY 12:02 p.m. EST December 6, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that one-fourth of the American workforce may be eligible for repayment or loan-forgiveness programs, the Associated Press reported last month. How much more can you expect in your paycheck?
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4 Ways to Cut Student Loan Debt While You’re Still in School

Set up email or text alerts to go directly to your smartphone from a free online service that organizes all your bill due dates and accounts and even keeps records of bills and payments, including those for student loans. Pay cash whenever possible Student loan money should never be used for financing fancy apartments, shopping trips or partying while you are in school, says Cruze. You want to figure out how to take fewer loans and use less money each semester, not take and use every loan offered when you really dont need it. If parents can help by paying what they can afford and you can pay some by participating in a work-study program or getting a part-time job , ask your school about a monthly cash payment plan to help cut borrowing, says Cruze. Both experts agree on keeping a cash stash as an emergency fund of at least $500, to avoid leaning on credit cards or your student loans for emergencies and unplanned expenses such as an unusually expensive text book, car repairs or a medical or dental visit. You may not realize it now, but your future self will thank you for borrowing less during school, when youre not saddled at your first real career job with repaying as much in total student loan debt, says Cruze. Use the Federal Student Aid websites Repayment Comparison Calculator for an eye-opener on how much and how long youll be repaying student loans versus the borrowed amount, simply depending on the interest rate.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/4-ways-cut-student-loan-140023243.html

Student Loans… But Only for Some

But in this case, its also important to think as a taxpayer with a social conscience. In particular, I worry about adverse selection: how academically average students attending middle-of-the-road private and public institutions will have little choice but to finance their equally expensive educations with government-guaranteed loansthe same loans that may very well burden taxpayers when the borrowers are unable to find jobs that pay enough . This approach is also yet another example of a culture of disproportionality that promises to widen an already extensive gulf that exists between economic haves and have-nots. Look, there will always be demand for concierge-level education just as there is for exclusive housing, travel and healthcare. The macroeconomic question we should seriously contemplate, however, is this: Will those at the top who are able to afford all these things consume enough to make up for those in the middle and at the bottom who wont? This story is an Op/Ed contribution to Credit.com and does not necessarily represent the views of the company or its affiliates.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/student-loans-only-123053293.html


Rboptions – Transparent And Innovative Trading

EST December 5, 2013 Bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. (Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP) Fears of a Bitcoin bubble China bans financial institutions from trading Bitcoins Prices move under $1,000 SHARE 88 CONNECT 51 TWEET 8 COMMENTEMAILMORE The price of a Bitcoin fell below $1,000 Thursday in the wake of a statement from China’s central bank banning financial institutions from trading the virtual currency. The People’s Bank of China said in a statement on its website that Bitcoin isn’t a currency with “real meaning” and that its legal status was different to other currencies. Bloomberg reported that Bitcoins traded at $980.00 early evening Beijing time on BitStamp after trading as high as $1,138.58 prior to the announcement. The PBOC said that while China’s financial system is not currently at risk from Bitcoin trading, the digital currency does carry unacceptable risks including fostering a trading environment for excessive speculation and the threat of criminal exploitation.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/12/05/bitcoin-china-pboc/3876727/

The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 56%. On our website under the contract detail page for this contract, Stock Options Channel will track those odds over time to see how they change and publish a chart of those numbers (the trading history of the option contract will also be charted). Should the covered call contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 4.76% boost of extra return to the investor, or 6.02% annualized, which we refer to as the YieldBoost. Click here to find out the Top YieldBoost Calls of the Nasdaq 100 The implied volatility in the put contract example is 21%, while the implied volatility in the call contract example is 20%.
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The binary options industry usually fell short in terms of withdrawal processing times. RBOptions faced the issue head on with same day withdrawal approvals to complete a well-rounded trading experience. This full suite of service and support stands RBOptions a head above the rest. New Cutting-edge Platform with a Traditional Approach RBOptions groundbreaking platform has introduced short term trading expires for 30, 60, 120 seconds, as well as keeping popular features, such as 15 minutes to 1 year long term options expires. Weekend warriors will also benefit from trading with RBOptions’ One Touch platform, offering payouts ranging from 200% to 500%.
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Credit: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski LONDON (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank said on Thursday it is exiting the majority of its global commodity business due to rising regulatory pressures, becoming the latest bank to sell or scale back its operations in the once lucrative sector. Deutsche Bank will exit energy, agriculture, base metals and dry bulk trading, it said on its website, retaining only precious metals and a limited number of financial derivatives traders. The move comes as the financial sector’s role in commodity trading has been squeezed by lower margins, higher capital requirements, and growing political and regulatory scrutiny of the role of banks in the natural resources supply chain. “The decision to refocus our commodities business is based on our identification of more attractive ways to deploy our capital and balance sheet resources,” said Colin Fan, co-head of Corporate Banking & Securities at Deutsche Bank, in a statement. “This move responds to industry-wide regulatory change and will also reduce the complexity of our business.” JPMorgan put its physical commodities trading business up for sale this summer, and Morgan Stanley has been looking at a spin-off or divestment of its commodities arm for almost two years.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/05/us-deutsche-commodities-idUSBRE9B40P820131205

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21, saying trading had become more stable. UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Ltd. (UOBK) , Singapores largest brokerage with about 800 brokers, has 53 stocks in its restricted trading list, including Asiasons, Blumont and LionGold, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg. Lim & Tan Securities Pte. has restrictions on 58 stocks, while Maybank Kim Eng Securities has 26 stocks on its list, documents show. The FTSE Straits Times Fledgling Index of Singapores smallest listed stocks by market value has 319 members .
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-01/sgx-equity-trading-declines-to-2011-low-southeast-asia.html