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Trading the Financial Markets

The financial markets are in a state of flux. Wall Street indices are all trading at record levels, but an ominous sign is in the offing with the USD recently pairing gains. The reason for this is a loss in consumer confidence. Of course, the Trump White House is seriously considering overhauling the US tax

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The start of the GFC was 10 years ago this year – Where are we now?

This year marks a historic occasion – 10 years ago we had the crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the USA, which as we all know, triggered the collapse of the worlds financial markets through into mid 2009. I was recently thinking about that GFC period after I read a new report stating that

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Banks Responsible For PPI Claims Expected To Stay In London

Barclays Bank, who were one of the UK banks responsible for the massive mis-selling of payment protection insurance in the UK, has announced that it believes that the city of London will remain the financial centre of Europe, despite the UK deciding to leave the European Union. Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley, speaking to reporters

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My Eldest Son Is Going to Kindergarten

My son is going to experience yet another milestone this week – he is going to kindergarten for the first time without his Mum. It’s great to see him grow up and get to experience new things, and my wife and I are sure he’s going to love it – but i’m not so sure

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JOB UPDATE – I’m no longer redundant – I took on a new role

As many of you will be aware, I was recently made redundant at the company I had worked at for the last 12 years. It wasn’t really a surprise as the company is going through a fairly large downsizing, but it did allow me to consider my future a bit more closely. I was seriously

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3 Fresh Ideas to Revamp Your Company’s Culture of Communication

Company culture is not only important since it sets the tone for the workplace and goals, but it’s also essential to mix things up. Letting it get stagnant is a surefire way to dampen creativity in the ranks, so you want to make sure that your team is always excited and engaged by prospects. Revamping

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Can You Make Money on Amazon FBA – My First Year in Review

I’ll start by saying that the Amazon FBA program has changed my life. I no longer look at the world the same way, and more than ever I see opportunity to generate a profit than I ever had before. Having said that, I want to also say that while I love Amazon, I also hate

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Tactics for Updating Your Business’s Communication Tools on a Budget

As a business leader, you should always be looking for ways in which you can improve your business efficiency, while cutting down on unnecessary costs. This is what makes it so difficult when it comes time to upgrade your company’s communications tools, as many of the more modern features may seem like a waste of

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My role has been made redundant – what now?

It finally happened, my role at my 9 to 5 job was made redundant and so now I have to work out what happens next? I’m pretty lucky actually, the company I work for is very generous when it comes to how they treat employees who no longer have a job. Let’s go through it:

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Black Friday Cyber Monday Sham

I’m writing this post after a very successful Black Friday across all our sales channels. I know all you guys in the USA go nuts for the sales that happen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and in some cases it’s justified. I did a promotion on our products giving people 15% off if they

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Hoes Does Leverage Work In FOREX?

The leverage effect is an important aspect of currency trading offered by brokers, and most of them allow clients to invest money using borrowed capital. What is leverage? How does it work? What are the risks? Currencies typically move in very small increments each day, giving traders the ability to make money on the FOREX

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Heads Up for XTrade Traders: Look Towards Iceland

If you are an active trader on the forex markets, then you know that there are a lot of different factors that can influence the prices of foreign currencies. Whether it be natural phenomenon, political instability, or economic fluctuation, there a tons of different factors that savvy traders know to watch. The smartest traders even

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