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Market NewsSo many free applications in the Apple iTunes store for iPhone and iPad that cover stock trading and investment news, makes picking the best hard. The fall of Lehman Bros, was the Knickerbocker Trust Company of the Panic of 1907, or the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad of the Depression of 1893, or the Vienna stock market crash of the Long Depression of 1873. Collapsed, because they were the first large institution to actually value their portfolio to market and thereby reduce their asset value well below their liabilities, the cat was finally out of the bag and all eyes turned toward the rest of Wall Street, who, in turn, could not stand the scrutiny. In a radio interview I heard in 2011, President Bush talked about his conversations with Bernanke and Paulson.

All throughout the 1800s and up until 1929, America experienced this phenomenon, sometimes known as the boom-bust cycle”, in the financial and real estate market every 5 to 6 years; it experienced again from 2003 to 2009. In the end, I don’t believe it was their arm-twisting, which must have been fierce, but the stock market itself, and maybe behind the scenes business interests, for after the first vote on TARP, Sep 29, 2008, the Act didn’t pass. But only for a moment, for more bad job loss numbers and now very poor retail sales turned the market back down sharply again only to level out for the rest of Dec 2008.

Doctor Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold Natural Gas and Crude his harshest critics must admit that he’s been unerringly correct in his market forecasts over the past three decades Marc Faber is a Swiss was born in Zurich, Switzerland. Beta (Volatility): Beta is much like the market cap, in that there is no specific beta to look for. This is why the news about apricot seeds has been repressed, hidden from the general public.Market News

On the other hand, if a stock is trading near its 52 week high, it should probably be avoided because it will likely hit a resistance level and shoot downward. So basically, it is beneficial to look for companies with low PE ratios between the range of 1.0x and 10.0x. When the market is performing better, the preferable range would be increased to around 10.0x and 20.0x. If the company has a negative earnings per share, then the PE will not be listed. Market cap is determined by the following formula: Number of Shares Outstanding x Price per share. Basically, when investing, look at the market cap or size classification to find something that matches your risk tolerance.

The market cap is used to classify the size of the company into one of the following categories: nano, micro, small, mid, large, and mega caps. The nano cap could be compared to a small maple tree that is violently blown around in storms (market crashes) and could be easily uprooted (bankruptcy). Using beta is much less complicated than calculating it. If a stock has beta of 1.0 it moves in congruence with the market. Pfizer is usually a 0.8 beta; meaning if the market goes up 1% it will only increase 0.8%. Casinos usually have the highest betas.

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