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What Is Predatory Lending And How Do You Avoid It?

As you can probably imagine from its name, predatory lending is an unfair way of lending money. Most people will have heard words like ‘loan shark’ used before and this is a good description of predatory lending. The people involved in this business can make a lot of money for themselves, but they can also make life very miserable for those who are unlucky enough to have borrowed money from them. This is not just something that happens in movies; people do end up with ruined lives because of this type of lending. Even in civilised place like the UK you will find plenty of people involved in this type of illegal business.

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What Is an Investment Broker and Do You Need One?

You may already be aware of the job title ‘investment broker’ but you could be wondering as to what these people do. You might also like to know if there is anything that these people offer that could be advantageous to you; could they help make you money? There is a common misconception that investment brokers are only the concern of the big investor but this is in fact far from the case.

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What are ISA’s and are these Good Investments

Those who have spent any time waiting in line at a bank in the UK or otherwise paid any attention to financial advertisements will almost certainly have heard about ISA’s. Those individuals who find saving easy and always likes to invest in the future are likely fully aware of this financial product. Many people though, will have heard about ISAs but will have no real idea about what this actually is all about. They may have a vague idea that it is something to do with investing or saving money, but have no real idea about the benefits of this type of product.

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How to secure your future finances and be financially peaceful?

The future can seem a whole lot brighter if you believe that the finances are going to be there to allow you do the things you want to do. Securing the future does not mean saving every penny now so that you can have a few nice years before you die; the real trick is to manage your finances so that you always have a bit of money throughout the rest of your life. It should be remembered though, that it is a lot easier to be poor when you are young than it is when you are older.

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Currency Exchange Rates and How They Are Determined or Calculated?

You will likely have noticed that currency exchange rates don’t tend to be static; in fact they can vary greatly from day to day. Some people actually use the fluctuation currency exchange rates as a means to make a profit; buying at one rate and selling at another. You may be wondering though, how exactly are these currency rates decided in the first place. Who decides how much a dollar is worth when compared to the Euro? You may also be asking yourself why they just don’t pick an exchange rate and just stick with it; instead of this constant fluctuation.

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What is Short Selling?

Short selling is something you will hear mentioned a lot if you like to watch any of the business TV channels or read any business-orientated magazine. Some people do get a bit confused by the idea of short selling, but it is not actually that difficult to understand.

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What is the World Bank and What Does it Do?

Anyone who watches the news is sure to have heard about the World Bank, but there may be some uncertainty as to what this institution actually is. Confusion about the World Bank is understandable as it is unlike any other bank people will be familiar with. In fact many would argue that it isn’t even a bank at all and more an agency that specializes in providing leveraged loans.

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What is the Technical Analysis of Stocks

In any economy, one thing is certain: the beginner investor is alive and well. In boom economies, this investor is filled with rampant enthusiasm and a desire to strike while the market is “hot” in order to get the maximum value possible. In recessionary economies, the beginner investor is still filled with rampant enthusiasm, albeit from a much different perspective. They are looking to come into the market while it’s down and make out like thieves in the night when it rises again. Perfect prediction is outside the capability of any human-created system, but the system of technical analysis allows us to come pretty close.

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