Of Investors and Investing

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Of Investors and Investing

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1240

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George Muzea is the leading advisor to over 100 firms and a Trillion dollars in assets and is this country’s expert on the 60,000 individuals named by the SEC as the “Insiders.” He has developed a simplified system for using the Insiders as a major indicator…and he offers that system to those few investors who know its value.

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Insiders, george muzea,muzea, investments, investors, trillion

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So…Who’s got the Trillion?

Any time you mention casually a Trillion dollars, people tend to listen. Especially, in the investments world. But, even in the world of investments, people just don’t talk in terms of well… a trillion dollars. And, they never talk about it concerning any single individual.

Well…not “never”.

Forgive the bad grammar, but it isn’t every day I get to talk about a man who has the attention of over 100 investment firms…and their assets.

Think about the last time you heard a trillion dollars mentioned in the press. It was associated with what? The U.S Government Budget? The size of the U.S. economy? Size of the U.S. Debt?

There are whole countries that don’t have a budget of a trillion dollars. Most countries, in fact.

The point is, if you mention a single man’s name and associate that name with one Trillion dollars…you will get the attention of people around you. And not just investors.

But, for George Muzea, attracting attention is a minor issue. Getting results in the investments world has been the issue – successfully – for over 30 years. Remember the statement, “Words are words…promises are promises…but, performance is reality”? Performance is reality for George Muzea who is the advisor to some of the biggest investment firms - and their investors - in the world.

All 100 firms or so of them…with assets totaling over a trillion – there’s’ that word again – dollars. You know, any percentage of a trillion would keep me up at night. There, any advice which could impact even pennies in any market move will create profits or losses of … billions! That’s the world of George Muzea.

If you are going to create that kind of pressure for yourself, you better have a system that really works. Pennies in investment market movement will get you billions of dollars of investors’ complaints … or… more business from investors. As George likes to say, “There’s no room for loyalty in the investments world.”

Follow me closely again.

“If you want to create pressure like that for yourself, you must have a successful system.” You see, trillions of dollars in assets doesn’t just come to any ‘ole investment counselor. Investors don’t trust counsel unless it’s already “proven.”

With tens of thousands of investors and investor’s services, as well as billions of dollars of investments and investment services “out there”, how do you gain that kind of trust to begin with?

Watch this.

Enron…18 months prior…

Long before the Enron scandal broke in the press, another individual had already let his clients know they should get out of Enron. Of course, some shorted the market and made a lot of cash. All the others got out with their accounts intact because George Muzea knew something was seriously wrong inside Enron.

How did he know that? Well, the Insiders “told” him.

No. No one actually said a thing to him. They didn’t have to say anything. And he didn’t know a one of them. One of whom? The Insiders, that’s “whom”.

In everything in life, there are Insiders. Some are good. Some are bad. Some do things legally. Some illegally.

• In the world of sports, owners, commissioners, directors, CEOs, and coaches are all Insiders in the sports world (not talking stocks here).

• Inside a football huddle, the “Insiders” are the guys in the huddle…and any coaches involved in calling the play.

• If you own a business, you and your partner(s) along with any major officers who run the business, are the Insiders.

• In your home, you and your spouse are the “Insiders.”

• In a legal battle, the clients and the attorneys are the “Insiders.”

• In any scientific discovery, the Insiders are the scientists, company officials patronizing the research and a select team of researchers.

In the investments world, the SEC forces all company Insiders to report their stock trades – buying and selling – within 48 hours of the event. In that world of investors, the company CEO, Directors, CFOs, and a few other officers are defined as Insiders for that company. (Also, those “outsiders” who own 10% or more of the stock of company are deemed “Insiders” also.)

So…back to George Muzea and the Enron debacle.

George Muzea just knew what the Insiders were doing in the investment world, buying or selling their company stocks…particularly selling at Enron …while everyone else was being encouraged to buy Enron.

He saw that they were selling, when normally Insiders as investors would be buying. If Insiders diverge from their normal patterns of investor behavior…George knows it. Most of us were running with the crowd…and losing our shirts 18 months later when the story broke.

If Insiders diverge from their normal patterns of investor behavior…like George Muzea, we can learn how to watch their moves too…and profit from it.

George knew 18 months ahead…let that sink in…18 months ahead, there was already a problem within Enron. Long before the Enron scandal made the earliest editions of any newspaper, George Muzea knew what the Insiders were “telling” him by their actions.

Remember, they didn’t have to say anything to him at all. They were acting. He was reading what they were doing and advising his clients accordingly.

What if you could understand the Insiders like George Muzea does? Think about it. You would NOT have to worry about the companies in which you were invested.

Correction, yes, you would have to worry about ALL of your investments…all investors know that. But -and this is crucial - unlike most investors, you would have the skills to watch all of your investments and act long before there were any problems reported in the news… like Enron.

As either a short or long term investor, you could watch your investments and tell your broker when to move a stock…

Investors who stayed with Enron are now involved in expensive litigation concerning those investments… investments which were made honestly with trust up front. Everyone can feel their pain. Their investments were torpedoed long before they, as honest investors, knew the real facts.

Insiders are the key to ALL investments and investors strategies…or should be. Why? Only the Insiders know what’s really happening inside their companies. The Enron Insiders knew what was hidden from the stock world of fundamentals and technicals.

There are always things happening, good and bad, that can’t be reflected in a timely manner, on a balance sheet or income statement. There are always things happening, good and bad, that can’t be reflected in a timely manner, in the technical analysis. Had that been the case, investors relying on the technicals would have been out of Enron…or shorting their investments in it.

George Muzea knows that. The Insiders know it. A select group of investors –known generally as the “smart money” – they know it. And many of them turn to George Muzea for that information.

I, for one, am glad to see that George is finally offering a course on how investors can use the Insiders of publicly traded companies as an indicator for their investments, be they swing traders, options traders, long term investors, day traders…

Direction is what the stock market is all about. George Muzea has found the key to market direction…

I told you a trillion dollars would get your attention.

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Why do Forex Trading

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Why do Forex Trading?

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514

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Tips, tricks and techniques to make huge money in forex trading NOW!

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forex trading

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So.. you want to make lots of money in forex trading..? Well, before you get your feet wet….let me refresh your mind why forex trading is such a hot money maker…

Here’s a few reasons why….

The cash/spot FOREX markets have certain unique attributes that offer an unmatched potential for profitable trading in any market condition or any stage of the business cycle. It leaves one to wonder why bother in the first place? The answer to that is very simple. Forex trading offers people who trade:

A 24-hour market: A trader has the chance to take advantage of all of the profitable market conditions at any time; which means that there is no waiting for the start like the New York Stock exchange.

Highest liquidity Possible: The FOREX market is the most liquid market in the world. That means that a trader can enter or exit the market whenever they want during almost any market condition minimal execution barriers or risk and no daily trading limit.

High leverage: It has a leverage ratio of up to 400 is normal when compared to a leverage ratio of 2 in the equity markets. Of course, this makes trading in the cash/spot forex market awkward a swell because it makes the risk of the down side loss much higher in the same way that it makes the profit potential on the upside much prettier.

Low cost per transaction: The retail transaction cost is actually less than 0.1% under the normal market conditions. At larger dealers, the spread could be less than 5 pips, and may expand a great deal in fast moving markets.

Always a good market: A trade in the FOREX market means selling or buying one currency against another. In essence, a bull market or a bear market for a currency is defined in terms of the outlook for value against other currencies. If the outlook is positive, you get a bull market where a trader profits by buying the currency against other currencies.

Inter-bank market: The foundation of the FOREX market consists of a global network of dealers that communicate and trade with their clients through electronic networks and telephones. There are no organized exchanges like in futures that are there to serve as a central location to facilitate transactions the way the New York Stock Exchange serves the equity markets.

No one can corner the market: The FOREX market is so large and has so many participants that no single trader, even a central bank, can control the market price for an extended period of time.

It is not completely Unregulated: The FOREX market is seen as an unregulated market although the operations of major dealers like

commercial banks in money centers are regulated under the banking laws.

For the average person who is willing to get into forex trading, this market is just a better bet. With it being so wide open like it is, you have a higher gross potential than with any other trade type.

Wishing you success

KC Yap
[email protected]

Copyright 2005
by KC Yap forex-trading-tricks.blogspot.com

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OCRA Opens Its First Office In South America

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OCRA Opens Its First Office In South America

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290

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OCRA Opens Its First Office In South America

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ocra, overseas investments, brazil investment, offshore companies

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OCRA Worldwide has opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The full name and address of this office is:
OCRA Brasil Consultoria e Analise de Investimentos, Ltda
Av, das Nacoes Unidas, 12.551,
19 andar Cj 1903,
Sao Paulo CEP 04578-903 SP
Brazil
Phone - 00 55 11 3043 7370
Fax - 00 55 11 3043 7371
E-mail - [email protected]

Contact - Mr. Jorge dos Santos Marques Paulino. Jorge is a graduate of Sao Paolo University and INSEAD. He has many years of experience as a manager/director in the marketing and commercial departments of major businesses in Brazil. His detailed knowledge of Brazilian commercial and administrative procedures and practices will be extremely useful to clients seeking to invest in Brazil.

This office will provide services in the following two principal forms:
1. Services for foreign investors who wish to invest in Brazil.
2. Services for Brazilians investors/entrepreneurs who wish to invest overseas or to trade internationally.
1. Investing in Brazil is a complex process, especially for those from common law jurisdictions. Accordingly we can guide our clients through the maze of local regulation and legislation.

In particular the services that we can provide are:
- Everything connected with the establishment of a company in Brazil, including legal administrative and fiscal obligations,
- Provision of assistance to set up an office (find a location, contracts, etc.
- Intermediation with banks, and with commercial, industrial and professional associations.
- Assistance in all matters in relation to immigration rules.
- Acting as Fiscal representative
- Accounting services
- Provision of virtual office services

2. When advising Brazilian clients on overseas investments and trade, OCRA Brasil will utilise the knowledge and experience within the OCRA Worldwide organisation and will supply to the Brazilian investor all the services that can be obtained from other offices of OCRA Worldwide with the added benefit of integration with the client’s Brazilian organisation.

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What s The Fuzz About E Currency Trading

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What’s The Fuzz About E-Currency Trading

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449

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You keep hearing about this money making system that requires no selling, only an hour a day (max) and no special skill.

Yeah right.

At least that’s the first impression for someone who has been in the internet for a while.

Enter E-Currency Trading.

What if you were able to provide the liquid capital for “Internet Money” so that it could be used with as a backup or “real money”?

You can make around 1.5% to 4% in daily interests on your capital for doing th…

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currency trading, exchange, currency, forex,

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You keep hearing about this money making system that requires no selling, only an hour a day (max) and no special skill.

Yeah right.

At least that’s the first impression for someone who has been in the internet for a while.

Enter E-Currency Trading.

What if you were able to provide the liquid capital for “Internet Money” so that it could be used with as a backup or “real money”?

You can make around 1.5% to 4% in daily interests on your capital for doing that. My eyes almost popped out. You can gain coumpounding interest for a starting investment as little as 50 bucks.

Depending on your background, it may be a little hard to believe that you can take $100 and turn them into $800 in less than 45 days. I’m 21 years old and it was tought for me to believe it. You’re actually putting your money to work. Yep, it happens. And it takes no special skill. After all, your money is the one doing all the hard work.

There is a downside, of course. It’s a very complex system to grasp at first. In fact it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what the heck you’re doing. Open an account here, another one there, buy some stuff here buy some stuff there. You could go insane trying to figure it out by yourself.

I was lucky enough to do it the simple way. If someone guides you step by step, with a visual image of how he uses the system Every-Step-Of-the-Way,

“do this, open this account, then open this other account, put your money here, transfer it here, and see how it grows”

When someone takes you by the hand like that and teaches you, it just become too easy. All I did was watch a video, do Exactly like on the video. Watch the next video, do exactly what you see on the video. Watch the next video and… well you get the point.

The great thing about E-currency Trading is that you and I and everyone else does the same thing to make money. We all take the same path. If you’re heading this way, if you’re interested in learning about e-currency trading, I can recommend you take the smart way and learn the system instead of trying to figuring out for yourself.

When you decide to learn currency exchange the smart way, the rewards are higher in a shorter time frame, without really having a learning curve because you are learning it directly from a source that is already generating income for themselves.

Remember the law that says that the shortest path between two distances is a straight line.

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Now May Be the Time To Dive Into Dividends

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Now May Be the Time To Dive Into Dividends

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The steady stock performance of more conservative firms just seemed pale in comparison. But now, rising interest rates and slowing corporate earnings are causing investors to again turn to the tried-and-true: high-quality firms with strong cash flows, solid earnings and a healthy dividend stream.

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Now May Be the Time To Dive Into Dividends

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Soaring technology stocks led the longest bull market in history during the 1990s, driving investors to shun stocks of dividend-paying firms.

The steady stock performance of more conservative firms just seemed pale in comparison. But now, rising interest rates and slowing corporate earnings are causing investors to again turn to the tried-and-true: high-quality firms with strong cash flows, solid earnings and a healthy dividend stream.

Companies that can commit to paying a regular dividend are ones that generally are fundamentally strong and optimistic about their future. A company’s dividend history is a good indication of its willingness to share profits and demonstrate accountability to investors. In periods of market uncertainty, these qualities become especially appealing to investors.

Stocks of companies that pay dividends generally have less price fluctuation than stocks of non-dividend payers. The dividend can create a cushion and smooth out a stock’s price volatility. It’s important to remember, however, that although dividend-paying stocks can add diversification to your portfolio and help minimize volatility, they still involve risk.

The 2003 Tax Act added allure to dividend-paying stocks. It lowered the tax rate for individuals on qualified dividends from as much as 38.6 percent to just 15 percent, depending on your income tax bracket.

This appreciation for dividends has spawned a renewed interest in mutual funds that pay dividends like the American Century Equity Income Fund (TWEIX), which has been investing in dividend-paying stocks for more than a decade. The companies in the fund typically are well-established and fundamentally strong, have steady earnings, a solid balance sheet and a history of paying dividends.

The size of dividends also is on the rise. Three quarters of the companies in the S&P 500 Index pay dividends, and more than half of them increased their payouts during 2004. That’s proof of a lot of strong balance sheets. A business has to have the earnings to pay a dividend and a strong balance sheet to increase one.

Investors’ preference for dividend-paying stocks is likely to continue, and so will the ability of many companies to continue paying dividends. Several years of economic uncertainty have driven companies to cut costs, reduce debt and rein in their capital spending. That means many of them now have a lot of cash on their balance sheets.

This combination of lower debt and larger cash pools gives them the ability to increase dividends. Even with the current emphasis returning more cash to shareholders, the current dividend payout ratio is still below the historical average.

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New U.S. Mint Buffalo Coins Packaging a Nightmare

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New U.S. Mint Buffalo Coins‘ Packaging a Nightmare

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988

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When the U.S. Mint announced it was adding a .9999 gold bullion coin to its line of gold coins, it looked like a “golden opportunity” for the Mint to capture a big chunk of 24-karat gold coin market. However, on release of the new Buffalo gold coin, the Mint’s golden opportunity has turned into a nightmare at the retail level.

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buffalo,gold,coins,new,pure,US Mint,

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When the U.S. Mint announced it was adding a .9999 gold bullion coin to its line of gold coins, it looked like a “golden opportunity” for the Mint to capture a big chunk of 24-karat gold coin market. When legislation was passed mandating that the new coin bear James Earle Fraser’s designs that graced the legendary Buffalo/Indian Head nickels from 1913 through 1938, the new coin’s future looked even brighter.

However, on release of the new Buffalo gold coin, the Mint’s golden opportunity has turned into a nightmare at the retail level. While the coin itself is quite striking, having a matte finish and completely capturing the Fraser designs, the packaging makes the coins a nightmare.

Although the bulk of the blame can be laid on Congress for attempting to “micro-manage” production and distribution of the coins, the Mint should accept its share of the blame for the choice of packaging, having not considered, the retail aspects of the packaging.

Congress mandated that the coins be individually encapsulated to protect them from damage, apparently to avoid problems that have risen with 1-oz Canadian Maple Leafs. Further, Congress mandated that the Mint have the coins ready for distribution by the end of June. To meet the deadline, the Mint had to choose a method of packaging that was readily available and that would accommodate anticipated large volume sales.

The Mint chose a semi-rigid Mylar packaging, five coins horizontally with four coins down, making twenty coins to a sheet. With wide spacing between the coins, a “sheet of Buffalos” measures twelve inches by sixteen inches. The packaging causes several problems.

Because of the rigidity of the Mylar, a sheet cannot be folded into a tall bundle. Orders for less than twenty coins have to cut out of the sheets for the coins to be packed compactly, which is desired—and expected—for gold bullion coins.

Undoubtedly, the semi-rigid packaging for the Buffalos was meant to provide durable protection. However, the Mylar is so rigid that an original sheet of twenty Buffaloes cannot be conveniently stored. A sheet of twenty can be rolled like a magazine and then rubber-banded, but then storage would take a lot of space. Whereas the smallest of safe deposit boxes will hold hundreds of 1-oz Gold Eagles because they come in compact tubes, perhaps only sixty or so Gold Buffalos would fill a small safe deposit box.

Another problem that has surfaced: The coins readily come out of their protective sheets when handled. This means the coins then have to be transferred to a tube or to individual plastic sleeves, which are used so often for single coin purchases. Or, the Mylar can be mended with Scotch tape, hardly an attractive solution.

Because of the problems that have arisen with the packaging, Buffalos will not appeal to many large bullion buyers but to collectors, who may want only a few coins. Investors who ordered Buffalos without knowledge of the packaging have been disappointed. With the present packaging, it is unlikely the Mint will capture much of the .9999 fine bullion coin market.

While the Mint may point to early robust sales, new coins nearly always enjoy strong early sales. And, with the popular Buffalo/Indian Head design, undoubtedly Buffalos will remain favorites of collectors and people looking for gifts. However, the Buffalos were introduced to go after the .9999 fine gold bullion coin market, where investors make repeated orders. So, the test for the Buffalos will come in the months ahead when we learn if investors make second and third orders for Buffalos.

It is the opinion of this 32-year veteran of the gold bullion coin market that if the U.S. Mint does not make changes in Buffalo packaging, sales will erode over time, and the Mint will miss a golden opportunity to capture a big piece of the pure gold coin market, which is now dominated by the Royal Canadian Mint’s Gold Maple Leafs.

The solution to the problem is for the Mint to change the packaging as soon as possible, taking into consideration how large investors are likely to store the coins—in safe deposit boxes. For investors who do not store in safe deposit boxes, compactness becomes even more important, as the coins must be easy to conceal. The Mint seems to have completely ignored this aspect of the market.

Additionally, the Mint needs to keep in mind that the coins have to be handled by bullion coin dealers who ship the coins to the final investors. The present packaging causes twenty-coin or larger orders to be shipped in large boxes, adding to shipping costs. The large boxes may also require more trips to the Post Office. It also increases the cost of handling for orders less than twenty coins, as they have to be cut out of the sheets.

Since Congress mandated that the coins be individually encapsulated, the Mint should go with hard plastic capsules such as those used by The Perth Mint. Then the capsulated coins should be put ten to a tube, providing compactness for ease of storage. That would also facilitate handling by coin dealers.

To correct the problem—and really go after the .9999 bullion coin market—the Mint should encapsulate the coins individually and put them in tubes of ten. Then ten tubes should be put in small, sealed, and durable boxes. And, finally, five small boxes of 100 coins should be put in a larger box of 500, which is how the Mint ships its best-selling Gold Eagles. Boxes of 500 are popular with large investors, and the boxes of 100 would be attractive to medium-size investors.

Packaging the new Buffalos this way would facilitate storage and handling both for investors and for retail dealers. The Mint needs to think retail with its packaging, to take into consideration how investors store, and to think about the bullion dealers who handle the new Gold Buffalos in delivering them to pure bullion coin investors.

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What s the Difference of Trading Mini Lots Vs. Full sized Lots in Forex.

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What’s the Difference of Trading Mini Lots Vs. Full-sized Lots in Forex.

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413

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Using a Mini Forex account you will have less capital at risk, so it will be easier for you to develop a disciplined forex trading methodology, without the anxiety and distractions that come with large profit and lose swings.

Keywords:
Forex,forex trading,forex broker,forex account, forex day trading,forex system

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In Forex trading there is something called, a Mini Account, and it uses a different leverage calculation than a regular (100k) account. This is, instead of trading full-size currency lots (100,000 units), you’ll trade in lots that are just 1/10 the size (10,000 currency units), which in turn greatly reduces your risk. Pips in a Mini Account are worth, on average, $1 instead of the $8 to $10 value they have in a regular account. The Mini Forex account offers up to 200:1 leverage, this means that just a $50 margin deposit will allow you to trade lots worth roughly $10,000 , but the smaller lot sizes, with correspondingly smaller pip values, means that you’ll be assuming less total risk. For example, while a 20-pip loss on a 100,000 USD/JPY position would be $200, the same loss on a 10,000 USD/JPY position in a Mini account would amount to $20.

Here you have an overview of leverage (Margin, Account Size) on each of the two accounts discussed above:

100K (Regular Full-sized Account)
- Minimum required account deposit = $2,000
- Recommended required account deposit = $5,000 to $10,000
- Traded in 100,000-unit currency lots
- Default Margin: set at 1% ($1,000 per lot)
- Leverage = 100:1 or 50:1 (if margin is set at 2%)

Mini Account
- Minimum required account deposit = $300
- Recommended required account deposit = $2,000
- Traded in 10,000-unit currency lots
- Default Margin: set at 0.5% ($50 per mini-lot)
- Leverage = 200:1

There is no downside to trading a mini account , you will be still enjoying all the benefits that full-size FX account holders enjoy; including, same state-of-the art trading software, charts, resources, and tools, etc. This mini accounts are ideal for a new Forex trader to develop a disciplined, rational forex trading strategy without excessively focusing on profits and losses.

Also there is no maximum trade volume when you use a mini account. Although the standard trade size is 10,000 units, you are not limited to trading one lot. For instance, you can trade 10,000 units, 50,000 units or 200,000 units. This means as you become more seasoned and build up confidence you can slowly increase the size of your positions to maximize profits. In fact the trade size of 10,000 units allows for more flexibility in terms of customizing the size of your trade. The ability to customize the size of the trade allows you to have a better risk management.
With less capital at risk in a Mini FX account, it is easier for you to develop a disciplined trading methodology, as well as the confidence needed to be a successful currency trader, without the anxiety and distractions that come with large Profit and Lose swings.

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New Mexico Town Prepares to Embrace Returning Uranium Miners

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New Mexico Town Prepares to Embrace Returning Uranium Miners

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687

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Grants, New Mexico was the world’s largest uranium producer before the price of spot uranium went into a 20-year depression. With the soaring price of uranium, miners are coming back. Are they welcome again in Grants?

Keywords:
Uranium, nuclear energy, mining, uranium mining, ISL mining, New Mexico, energy, nuclear power

Article Body:
Once the proud center of the Uranium Universe, and until recently the world’s largest uranium producer, the city of Grants (New Mexico) nearly collapsed in the 1980s as uranium prices sank into a twenty-year depression. Five thousand uranium miners lost their jobs, and the city elders panicked, searching for an industry with which to replace mining. “Uranium companies helped build our hospital, our school and most of our major infrastructure,” Star Gonzales, Cibola County’s Head of Economic Development, told StockInterview.com. “We are a mining community and know it is beneficial.”

Grants is a sleepy town of less than 10,000, north of Interstate 40, off exit 85, and about an hour’s west of Albuquerque. This past November, we toured the town’s Mining Museum, which boasts of having the only underground uranium mining museum. Grants is now a “prison town,” and instead of mining uranium, the town runs most of the state’s prison system. The times are changing again, though. Along with the recent $45.50/pound spot uranium price, revival of uranium mining in Grants is all but a done deal. Several uranium companies have taken their first steps into Cibola County. As with the state of Wyoming, more will follow them.

IS URANIUM MINING AGAIN WELCOME IN GRANTS?

We wondered what the political pulse on uranium mining would be like in Grants. So we talked to several representatives on the city, county and state level. Fasten your seatbelts, and move over Wyoming. Grants, New Mexico is making a public invitation to all uranium mining companies. “We will greet them with open arms!” Star Gonzales shouted into her phone. “We are very mining friendly in this community.” That’s an understatement. Grants Mayor Joe Murrietta returned from Vietnam after being wounded on the Fourth of July 1968 with a Purple Heart and began working at Anaconda’s uranium mill in Grants, New Mexico. He worked for Anaconda and ARCO for fifteen years before the uranium boom in his town ended. “We can handle the mining industry, and we are looking forward to having it back,” Murrietta told us. The mayor is confident the entire community would welcome uranium miners back.

Grants City Manager Bob Horacek worked in a uranium mill, as a college student twenty five years ago, and remembered it was a nice source of income to help him pay tuition. “We are obviously looking for jobs,” he told us. “It’s a pro, and economically we could use the higher paying jobs.” Asked about one company, which announced it may build a mill, possibly in Cibola County, Horacek quickly responded, “I’d like to visit with them.” State Senator Joseph A Fidel, a Democrat representing District 30, which includes Cibola and Socorro counties, perked up during our interview, when we talked about uranium in his county, “I would be happy to have mining come back. It would be very positive economically.”

We talked about environmental activists. Senator Fidel explained, “If there are protests, they will come from outsiders, from Taos or other parts of the country.” Ms. Gonzales agreed, “There will be no protests from the local community. The mining spirit still lives today in this town.” These echoed State Senator Leavell’s remarks, in part two of this series, “Most of the protestors have come from San Francisco, DC and Santa Fe.” Fidel concluded, ‘The community will be very supportive of uranium mining. People will be cooperative and will react positively, when the time comes.”

Each of the politicians interviewed were cautious, but optimistic. Grants, New Mexico was hard hit. As with the Governor of Wyoming, who basically told uranium companies to put up or shut up, New Mexican decision makers are waiting to hear directly from uranium companies. Are they serious? Fidel pointed out, “I believe it will materialize into something serious.” After all, the county may be sitting on hundreds of millions of pounds of unrecovered uranium. More than 340 million pounds, possibly a great deal more, of uranium was produced before mining came to a standstill during the twenty-year drought. “We have a lot of uranium,” said Senator Fidel. “The county has good potential.”

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What s Fibonacci Forex Trading

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What’s Fibonacci Forex Trading?

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327

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Fibonacci sequence and specially the ratios derived from it are present in many natural phenomena and human designs, giving the specific proportions derived from them close resemblance to a natural law; and forex trading, being so human, and with all its complexity is not an exemption for the application of these specific proportions.

Keywords:
Forex,forex trading,forex broker,forex account, forex day trading,forex system

Article Body:
Fibonacci forex trading is the basis of many forex trading systems used by a great number of professional forex brokers around the globe, and many billions of dollars are profitable traded every year based on these trading techniques.

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician and he is best remembered by his world famous Fibonacci sequence, the definition of this sequence is that it’s formed by a series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers; 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 …But in the case of currency trading what is more important for the forex trader is the Fibonacci ratios derived from this sequence of numbers, i.e. .236, .50, .382, .618, etc.

These ratios are mathematical proportions prevalent in many places and structures in nature, as well as in many man made creations.

Forex trading can greatly benefit from this mathematical proportions due to the fact that the oscillations observed in forex charts, where prices are visibly changing in an oscillatory pattern, follow Fibonacci ratios very closely as indicators of resistance and support levels; maybe not to the last cent, but so close as to be really amazing.

Fibonacci price points, or levels, for any forex currency pair can be calculated in advance so that the trader will know when to enter or exit the market if the prediction given by the Fibonacci forex day trading system he uses fulfills its predictions.

Many people tries to make this analysis overly complicated scaring away many new forex traders that are just beginning to understand how the forex market works and how to make a profit in it. But this is not how it has to be. I can’t say it’s a simple concept but it is quite understandable for any trader once he or she has grasped the basics and has had some practice trading using Fibonacci levels along with other secondary indicators that will help to improve the accuracy of the entry and exit point for every particular trade.

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New Mexico Who Are The Serious Players

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New Mexico: Who Are The Serious Players?

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Summary:
Uranium prices continue to soar, and now uranium mining is making a comeback in the state of New Mexico. There may be four serious players hoping to develop their properties in this state. Who are they?

Keywords:
Uranium, nuclear energy, mining, uranium mining, ISL mining, New Mexico, energy, nuclear power

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Several uranium development companies have set their sights on New Mexico. Two are actively involved in permitting their properties for production. One was the first to be issued a drilling permit in about a decade; another awaits a permit in order to drill the company’s property. Another is an 800-pound gorilla in the nuclear fuel cycle. Three others have properties or continue to assemble a land package in New Mexico. The following is a brief review of the projects of these uranium development or exploration companies, currently holding property or moving forward.

The front runners include Uranium Resources, Strathmore Minerals and General Atomics. Companies moving forward include Laramide Resources and Western Uranium. Companies to also watch include Energy Metals, Max Resource Corp and Powertech Uranium. Each has various plans to advance their projects and should be reviewed on their merits.

Uranium Resources Inc.

Uranium Resources is the top front runner in New Mexico. The company has devoted a great deal of time and money to permit its Church Rock property. In an interview with Craig Bartels, president of HRI (a wholly owned subsidiary of Uranium Resources), he told us, “We hope we can begin construction at the property in 2007.” The company has cleared numerous hurdles, posed by local environmentalists, having successfully won every legal battle to date. Its parent company produces about 1 million pounds annually in Texas. Earlier this year, Uranium Resources announced a proposed joint venture on the company’s Church Rock property with Japanese conglomerate, Itochu Corporation.

Phillips Petroleum made the Church Rock uranium discovery in the 1950s, and later sold the project to United Nuclear (UNC). UNC constructed a mill and mine to the northeast. One HRI property, at Crownpoint, was developed by Mobil Oil as an In Situ Recovery (ISR) project. Earlier work at Crownpoint was done by Westinghouse and Conoco. Phillips developed HRI’s uranium property at Nose Rock; Kerr-McGee did the original uranium drilling at Roca Honda. Uranium Resources holds about 185,000 acres in the southern San Juan Basin of New Mexico.

Through the uranium depression, Uranium Resources was the “lone man” in New Mexico. Now times have changed. “It is great having other companies coming in here now,” said Bartels. “There is so much uranium, and the national attitude has changed so dramatically over the last year, that there is an actual excitement as to what can be done now.” Bartels looks forward to the success of the company’s first uranium projects in New Mexico, on the western end of the Grants Uranium Belt. He explained, “Using a pretty typical recovery rate of 75 percent for ISR, recovery would be about 4.9 million pounds on Section 8, and 6.3 million pounds recovered at Sec 17.” Bartels told us he has been advertising for employees in the northwestern New Mexico newspapers.

Strathmore Minerals Corp

Strathmore Minerals Corp controls a number of advanced uranium properties in New Mexico. The company’s most advanced efforts have been proceeding with the permitting phase on its Church Rock property. To date, the National Instrument 43-101 resource calculations on two properties, the Church Rock and Roca Honda deposits, total nearly 50 million pounds in measured indicated, and inferred categories. Historical uranium calculations on other Strathmore properties in New Mexico, which are non-compliant by National Instrument 43-101 standards, indicate there may a similar amount in addition to what has been reported. Strathmore Minerals President and Chief Operating Officer David Miller told us via email, “It is Strathmore’s intent to become the premier uranium producer in New Mexico.” The company has approximately C$40 million in the bank to advance its projects.

The company has followed the lead of Uranium Resources in the Church Rock area. Miller told us, “There are two ISR projects in various stages of permitting in the Church Rock area, which Strathmore started a year ago.” The company has issued news releases updating investors on its permitting progress in New Mexico. In February, the company announced it was on schedule and under budget in permitting its Church Rock uranium property. A mid-April update announced Strathmore was developing its mandatory corporate programs in the permitting process and was advancing toward the licensing phase of its In Situ Recovery process. Dependent upon when Uranium Resources receives its final approval to commence its nearby ISR project, Strathmore Minerals should quickly follow with its project. Please see final section of this article about the company’s Roca Honda project.

General Atomics

Meet the 800-pound gorilla. Not only is General Atomics in the front end of the nuclear cycle with a uranium mining subsidiary, it is a privately held company whose interests are widespread across the nuclear fuel cycle. GA is its acronym, and the one used in this industry. Founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, GA has over 20 locations worldwide, manufacturing a variety of high technology products for commercial and government applications. For example, its aeronautical affiliate manufactures unmanned aircraft, surveillance and radar imaging systems.

GA covers a good part of the nuclear fuel cycle. In Australia, through Heathgate Resources, the company owns and operates the Beverly ISL mine. Its ConverDyn affiliate converts U3O8 into UF6 (uranium hexafluoride), which is the step preceding uranium enrichment. Another affiliate, the Cotter Corporation, holds various uranium properties and a licensed mill near Canon City, Colorado.

General Atomics also owns the largest uranium resource in the United States through its affiliate, Rio Grande Resources Corporation. The crown jewel of the company’s uranium holdings are found in the Mt. Taylor deposit. Before the project was placed on standby in 1989, more than 8 million pounds of U3O8 were produced. The deposit occurs at 3000 feet below the surface with ore grades ranging between 0.15 percent and 2 percent U3O8. During the mine’s production, grades average 0.5 percent. Mt. Taylor reportedly contains an in-place resource of more than 100 million pounds of U3O8. GA is reportedly evaluating the deposit for an ISR operation.

Laramide Resources

Laramide Resources has made a strong footprint in Australia, but it also moving forward with its New Mexico uranium property. The company’s La Jara Mesa deposit is located about 12 miles outside Grants, within the San Mateo Mountains, near Mt. Taylor. Homestake had previously operated a mill in the district. Work was first commenced in the La Jara Mesa area in the 1950s. Homestake drilled 86 holes between 1967 and 1971 and abandoned the property after only a few high grade intersections. After the property changed hands in the 1970s and 1980s, a discovery hole was drilled in 1980. Power Resources (now a Cameco Corp subsidiary) drilled more than 500 holes. Homestake again re-entered the project in 1983 and completed metallurgical tests on the drill core. Homestake also completed a mining plan and feasibility study on the Dena Rich deposit, but stopped all work after the uranium price crashed.

In a conversation with Laramide Resources Chief Executive Marc Henderson, he told us, “The La Jara Mesa property may be the key piece of the puzzle,” referring to the Ambrosia Lake district. “It has the easiest production scenario and the easiest access,” Henderson said. The company’s website reports the project has a resource of approximately 7 million pounds of U308 (not compliant with National Instrument 43-101). The U.S. Forest Service is now awaiting public comments on the proposal by Laramide to drill ten test holes, about 600 feet deep, to confirm exploration findings from the 1980s.

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