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Tip of the Day Set Concrete Goals

Set Concrete Goals - One of the best ways to help you set a budge and live within your means is to set realistic, but concrete, goals for things like...

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Alan Greenspan

Definition: Alan Greenspan is the chairman of the board of governors for the Federal Reserve.  He's entrusted with controlling the money supply and interest rates in order to keep the economy stable and inflation under control.

Advice: Alan Greenspan holds one of the most important positions in the US Government.  The decisions he makes ultimately control the economy.  This is why investors closely watch what he says.  When he chooses to lower rates, money becomes "cheaper" and the economy heats up with economic activity.  The problem is that this comes with a price: inflation rises as well.  In order to combat inflation, Greenspan raises rates, which unfortunately slows the economy.

 

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Definition of the Day Margin Trading

Margin Trading - Margin Trading is a brokerage account that allows the investors to buy securities by borrowing a portion of the purchase price. The National Association of Securities Dealers (NADD), in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and the lending brokerage firm, governs margin accounts. Stocks purchased in two...

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