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Monday, January 18th, 2010
7:16 am - Сравнение ECN-брокеров

Сейчас я переписываюсь с одним хорошим человеком, у которого за плечами большой опыт успешной торговли, в основном у ECN-брокеров. Я попросил его поделиться мнением о тех ECN-брокерах, с которыми он сам торговал.

Из преимуществ и всех - мгновенно открывают и закрывают сделки. Но у
неукоторых, если по рынку, то могут быть проскальзывания. Никаких
проблемм при увеличении прибыли. Во время торговли никто не мешает ни
в каком виде.

ATC - пожалуй лучший. Начальный депозит 5000$. Самый маленький спред.
Комиссия 8$ за лот. Минимальный лот 0.1. Из небольших неудобств -
обязывают включать ихнюю ICQ, чтобы брокер или Вы с брокером были бы
все время на связи. Были случаи зависания отложенников, или
несрабытваний тейкрофитов. Приходилось просить закрыть в ручную.

Продолжение здесь: http://good-trader.livejournal.com/3444.html

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010
12:10 am - Форекс и налоги

Меня всегда интересовал вопрос о налогообложении гешефта, полученного от торговли на Форексе. В Налоговом кодексе и на форумах какой-то внятной информации об этом не было. Когда вопрос встал особенно остро, т.к. я вывожу профит через карту Сбера, то не удержался и написал на мейл минфина свой вопрос. Через месяц пришёл ответ:

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
10:38 am - Clean-up & Book Recommendations

Another clean-up 2.5 years later - I believe I got rid of all the spam.

And some book recommendations:
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki - A classic book that a lot of people read for personal finance and the dream of financial independence. This is the first in a series of about 30 books that cover topics from real estate to running your own business to stocks, and so on. Robert also came out with financial games people can play - I've bought Cashflow and played it, thought it was interesting and well put together. In addition, they have a nice website - RichDadPoorDad.com - with forums where you can speak with others interested in financial independence - though I believe you have to pay for a membership to get access to them.

The Millionaire Next Door by by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko - A book based on the study of millionaires in the US, revealing their habits, reasons for success, etc. Pretty good, and pretty surprising - often the flashy ones you see spending a lot of money are not the ones that actually have the million net worth.

I've read a lot of financial books over the past couple of years and those are still the most memorable for me. If anyone's still hanging about, any comments on those books or recommendations of your own?

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Thursday, January 11th, 2007
12:07 pm - STOCKS FOR 2007
isaacsaenz Yesterday, as a guest on Fast Money, Jim Crammer recommended Sears at a good stock.

Here are some others I heard are good for 2007:

Atrion (ATRI) Has done good job building shareholder value. Should end 2007 with no debt and $6 a share in earnings. So at current prices you are paying a multiple of 13 times earnings -- puny for a company growing at better than 15% annually. With a market capitalization (shares outstanding times the stock price) of just $145 million, the share price is apt to be volatile.

CompuCredit (CCRT) The company focuses on the subprime lending market, issuing credit cards, auto loans, and small "payday" advances to people without the best creditworthiness. CompuCredit is a smart operator in a tough business. "Earnings growth and profitability have been strong -- and figure to stay that way," but "CompuCredit's stock trades at an extremely low valuation" -- just eight times the $4.60 in earnings per share that's expected in 2007.

Emcor Group (EME), which designs, operates and maintains sophisticated electrical and mechanical systems for factories, utilities and office buildings. The stock is pricey, but growth is impressive, with profits expected to rise by one-third in 2007.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), maker of drugs, medical devices and consumer health products. Although the business could be under the gun of a Democratic Congress, shares trade at a modest valuation of 16 times expected 2007 earnings, with a dividend that's rising at a consistent, double-digit rate.

Lockheed Martin (LMT), the aerospace company. Its stock has doubled since early 2004 but still trades at a price-earnings ratio of 16, based on estimated 2007 earnings. Plus, its volatility is well below the market as a whole.

Meredith (MDP), publisher of Better Homes & Gardens and other magazines and owner of 14 television stations. At a time when traditional media are out of favor, Meredith has been increasing its profits at a rapid pace. Nevertheless, it carries a modest valuation.

Ntelos (NTLS). It sells wireless phone and Internet service to customers in Virginia and West Virginia. Also, Ntelos sells wholesale wireless service to Sprint and, it should benefit as Sprint moves its newly acquired Nextel customers to the CDMA technology that Ntelos provides. A big attraction of the stock, is that it's cheap compared with similar businesses. Why? The company, founded in 1897, is "still not very well known." That's what we like in a stock: market inefficiency.

SkyWest (SKYW), a regional airline that, in the words of the Friess newsletter, Looking Forward, "receives payment [from Delta and United] for each completed departure rather than on a percentage-of-revenue basis, minimizing the effects of load factors and fuel price hikes." Considering its rate of profit growth, the stock trades at a low valuation of nine times expected 2007 profits.

ConocoPhillips (COP), which has been rearranging its portfolio in a way that appears perspicacious. For example, Conoco's purchase of Burlington Resources in March 2006 made it the largest natural-gas producer in North America -- a smart move in a tight market. Based on expected 2007 earnings, shares trade at a P/E of just 8 and yield 2.1%.

Universal Forest Products (UFPI) makes wood and plastic building products, such as roof trusses, for the construction and do-it-yourself sectors. With the decline in the housing market, the stock skidded 40% between May and December. It is, however, a selection of one favorite analyst, Cleveland-based Elliott Schlang, of Great Lakes Review, who focuses on midwestern stocks in boring industries. He likes companies with heavy insider ownership, strong cash flow and solid balance sheets. Universal meets the criteria and, trading at a P/E of 12 based on estimated 2007 earnings, it looks awfully cheap.

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Monday, February 6th, 2006
9:56 pm - Take a look at my new stock timing indicator...

So here is the deal, this may not be new, but I think I have found an indicator to use in short term trading. Not day trading but maybe more like medium term trading.

I use Clearstation for all of my graphing, Etrade owns them although I use Ameritrade.

So always use a 6 month chart, pick any non penny stock/pinksheets etc...stock you want. When the 13 day EMA crosses above the 50 day EMA, it is a buy signal. When the 13 crosses below the 50, it is a sell signal.

In addition, I also look at the Bollinger Bands and Stochastic.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Obviously it is not 100% on, but a VAST majority of the time it will make money.

What do you think?

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Saturday, January 21st, 2006
6:28 am - Hard to find answers for this one.

Hello all! This community looks like a good place to start...

I just have one question that I can't seem to find the answer for ANYWHERE. It's very simple, really.

I know that buying stock in a company that's going bankrupt is a bad idea. The stock goes down and down and then... nothing.

But what about buying stock in a company that is due to emerge from bankrupcy?

I'm talking specifically about United Airlines (UALAQ.OB). I've already done some on-line trading with them here or there, managing to make money when buying low ($.50) and selling high ($1.20). Right now, the price has dropped dramatically upon announcements that the final hurdles for emerging from bankrupcy have been cleared. Early February is the expected emerge date.

So... when the company officially emerges from bankrupcy, is the stock expected to initially drop or rise?

Thanks in advance for ANY responses.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006
10:33 am - Cheating Uncle Sam

8 types of income the IRS can't touch
From MSNMoney

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
5:54 pm - Hello all

Hey guys,

Somehow, without my noticing, the community grew by over 30 members. Yay! Unfortunately, the last legitimate post was in July. I deleted all the spam that had been posted and updated the user info to reflect what I would not like to see in the community (like pyramid schemes, poker links, get rich quick schemes, etc.)

When I get some time, I'm going to try to do some more posting in this community and and see if we can get some more activity here. :)

In the meantime, here's a link related to money management issues:

10 resolutions to fix your financial life from MSNMoney

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Saturday, July 16th, 2005
3:25 am - Management Sensing

(Cross-posted to investors, investments, and investment; based on the last paragraph of this comment.)

How do I know whether or not a company is very well managed?

current mood: curious

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Saturday, April 9th, 2005
9:48 pm - Question of the Day: S&P500, or EAFE?

I'd like to know your opinion as to which would be better to invest in:

...S&P 500?


...Developed Markets Index Fund (tracks EAFE)?

current mood: anxious

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005
9:11 am - "pc" investment question
kbreen I would like to invest in some kind of a long-term fund, but hope to find some way of avoiding contributing to unethical practices, such as loans to third-world countries. Can anyone direct me to any helpful information regarding any mangaged investment funds which allow the investor to avoid certain companies, or even which kinds of companies should be avoided?

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
6:43 pm - Questionnaire, then biased International mutual fund question


Why are you interested in investing?
Because I have disposable income, it allows me to use math which I love, and because my parents died poor and early so I have to make my own money.
Are you a beginner or advanced investor?
Probably neither. I've read several books over several years, but I don't get into technical analysis.
If you have any experience, what particular investment area is it in? (i.e. stocks, bonds, CDs, etc...)
Stocks and Mutual Funds
Would you be okay answering questions that others might have for you?
I answer most of the questions others have for me. I'm not afraid to admit I don't know something.
Occupation: Editor, Web Wonk
Useful investment site(s) (if any): http://www.quicken.com/investments/seceval, http://moneycentral.msn.com

Favorite form of investment: Screen, research, sit on hands for 48 hours, invest, and forget about it for a few years.

Biased International Mutual Fund Question

I'll be buying an international mutual fund for my Roth IRA, now that I actually have some money beyond survival expenses. I'm deciding between Oakmark International (OAKIX) or Artisan International (ARTIX). How do you decide between two mutual funds?

current mood: ditzy

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Sunday, November 28th, 2004
3:26 pm

Join usdollar for discussion of the dollar's recent depreciation.

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
3:00 pm - SMH

What's the matter with semiconductors ?
For the past 6 months NASDAQ went 10% up while SMH (seminonductors index) went 10% down...

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Sunday, November 14th, 2004
6:38 am - IRA's
tibetanmonkey I have been researching IRA options...

Any thoughts on the available on the available "targeted" retirement funds?
1. Vanguard's Target Retirement Funds
2. Fidelity's Freedom Funds
3. T. Rowe Price's Retirement Funds

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Monday, November 8th, 2004
3:05 am - Investment/Savings Advice for Young People
tibetanmonkey So, I graduated from university almost 2 years ago. And it hasn't been until recently that I have begun to seriously think about my financial situation; realizing I have not done any planning for my future. I am wondering if anyone in this community has advice for someone just starting out in creating a savings plan. I admit, I don't have a whole lot to invest to begin with, but would like some insight into what my options are. Open an IRA? Start putting away a portion of my income each month? To start, what could I do with as little as $1000? How best to invest/save it? Any thoughts on this?

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004
9:03 am

Does anyone here have any experience with certificates of deposit from Edward Jones? Or just good or bad opinions of CD's in general?

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2004
11:39 pm

How do I find futures prices for "oriented strand board" [OSB]?
As best I can tell the CME has it delisted for contracts in 2001. But then again I am not to good at futures stuff.

if any one can help it would be super.

OSB is a lumber, a sheetwood, like a plywood. AKA Espinite. It is used the contruction of new homes generally.


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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003
8:44 am - mechanical investing

does anyone here apply the mechanical investing strategy to picking and buying stocks?

if not, which strategies do you use to invest and why?

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Saturday, August 16th, 2003
12:02 am

Will this “blackout” in North America have a significant impact on any industries/markets?

If so, which ones?

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