Money Archive

The Explosion of the FX or Forex Market

During the 1980’s and 1990’s, if investors wanted to really leverage their capital, and take on greater risk in hopes of a greater return, the futures and commodity markets were the place to go. Leverage in these markets was much higher than equity markets, and the potential for huge profits, and also huge losses, was

Forex Trading and Investing, is it for Everyone?

As with most forms of financial investing – stocks, futures, etc., there are risks. There are no crystal balls to show you what is going to happen next, so your exposure to these risks is largely controlled by your money management practices. To become a forex trader, first you have to learn it. It is

The Truth Behind Multilevel Marketing (MLM)

The multilevel marketing (MLM) field grows, and its member companies multiply. Solicitations to join seem to be everywhere. Its promoters would like you to believe that it is the wave of the future, a business model that is gaining momentum, growing in acceptance and legitimacy, and will eventually replace most other forms of marketing. Many

Investing in Gold and its Pros and Cons

Gold is more than just another commodity, it’s a currency. It is the currency that evolved in the marketplace over the last 5,000 years. Gold was the main currency in most of Europe, Asia and the Americas for most of the last few thousand years, up until 1971. Silver was also widely used, though to

Mutual Fund Investing and Its Pros & Cons

Mutual funds have often seemed like a golden investment because what can be a relatively small amount of money ends up being greatly diversified. The core idea of this kind of investment goes back to the basic rule of, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In recent years it has become more apparent

Microlending Business Guide

The lending industry thrives better in times of financial crunch. To cope with the crisis, people try to stretch their budget and augment their income. Many households put up sari-sari stores; family members look for sidelines, try working abroad, or simply try to borrow money. To raise the money to finance these activities, many of