5 Things You Should Know For A Successful Launch
Jul30

5 Things You Should Know For A Successful Launch

Today marks the soft launch of our new beta. We’ve been working tirelessly to create the first authentic social investing platform and we’re almost finished. But instead of holding everything back until our official hard launch in a few days, we wanted to pull back the curtain and give everyone a sneak peek of the new SprinkleBit. We’re not shy. In fact, we want you to see us while our renovation is showing so we can...

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Predatory Student Loan Tactics: Should you Be Worried?
Jul26

Predatory Student Loan Tactics: Should you Be Worried?

A recent report published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Education found that the private student loan market rose from $5 billion in 2001 to more than $20 billion in 2008 and back to $6 billion in 2011. The director of CFPB, Richard Cordray, concluded from the report that a large number of students are struggling to pay off loans due to excessive private subprime borrowing. Some government officials...

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Cindy’s Portfolio: A Market With Mixed Future
Jul24

Cindy’s Portfolio: A Market With Mixed Future

General market overview The NY Empire State Manufacturing index released by the Federal Reserve on July 16th jumped to 7.39 from 2.29, better than the consensus which called for 4.00. When the NY Empire State Manufacturing index is above 0 it suggests that manufacturing activity is expanding modestly over the month, while an index less than 0 means manufacturing activity is decreasing. Therefore, the newly published index serves as a...

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Are You A Swinger? A Brief Guide On Swing Trading
Jul18

Are You A Swinger? A Brief Guide On Swing Trading

What Is Swing Trading? Swing trading is a style of trading that looks to capture gains in stock by buying and selling at or near the end of up/down price swings. Swing traders look for stocks with short-term price momentum, usually between one to four days. Unlike trend trading or buy-and-hold strategies that focus on the fundamental or intrinsic value of stocks, swing trading focuses on using technical analysis to look for potential...

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Cindy’s Portfolio: What To Do In A Down Market?
Jul11

Cindy’s Portfolio: What To Do In A Down Market?

For the past week, the financial markets have gone through an uneasy time. In Europe on Tuesday, the court in Germany in charge of determining whether the country can participate in Europe’s bailout fund stated it could take up to 3 months to issue a rule, raising doubt about their ability to respond to the ongoing crisis. As a result, the US dollar has soared to a two-year high against the euro which may hurt companies who rely on...

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