Stock Trading for Beginners: STT’s Definitive Guide

Stock trading for beginners is highly appealing for a number of reasons: it’s easily accessible, it can be exhilarating, and it offers the potential for profit. That last one’s key for a lot of people, right? Unfortunately, too many traders are blinded by chasing money — they don’t take the time to learn the market and trading basics before they start to trade. They jump into the market too quickly, without enough knowledge to make calculated trading decisions. That’s likely the biggest reason many new traders are destined to fail…

The Economy Is Strong and Inflation Is Low. That’s What Worries the Fed.

WASHINGTON — America’s job market is booming and the economy is strong, but that combination is not raising prices the way it used to. Biscuit Head, a North Carolina restaurant chain serving up gravy flights and homemade jam, would be charging more if the previous economic relationships held up. At 3.3 percent, unemployment in Asheville, N.C., home to three of Biscuit Head’s four locations, clocks in below the national average, and business is brisk. The owners, Carolyn and Jason Roy, have been lifting wages and offering new benefits as they…

PHYS: The Gold Standard To Protect Against The ‘Bar ZJ6752’ Fiasco – Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:PHYS)

The Gold ETF Held Key Level, Commodities Near 'Golden Cross' As Dollar Peaks

As featured in my first article for Seeking Alpha on the topic of gold ETFs, investors seeking to provide a measure of protection for their portfolios often turn to gold. In that article, I offered a graphic that reveals that gold has provided such protection with approximately 83% certainty, over the period of 1975-2012. For another visual representation of this, consider the graphic below. Source: Sprott Physical Gold Trust Fact Sheet As can be seen, in multiple cases spanning the time frame of 1987-2018, gold has moved inversely to the…

China, U.S. trade war could slow world growth to lowest in three years, OECD warns

PARIS — Economic growth in China and the United States could be 0.2-0.3 per cent lower on average by 2021 and 2022 if the two countries do not row back on tit-for-tat tariffs in their dispute that has dampened the global economic outlook, the OECD said on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump has raised tariffs on US$200 billion on Chinese imports to 25 per cent from 10 per cent in the long-running trade row, while Beijing said it would hit back by lifting tariffs on US$60 billion in U.S. goods.…