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Am un amic cu o meserie, din punctul meu de vedere, exotica: este trader. Cand mi-a spus cu ce se ocupa, la inceput nu am inteles, iar ulterior nu am crezut. Cum se poate ca un om in toata firea sa se tina de asa ceva, “joc pe bursa valutara”? Mi se parea cel mult un hobby sau o ciudatenie, dar am ramas total surprins cand mi-a zis ca nici vorba; nu face asta ca sa se distreze, ci ca sa-si castige existenta. Am fost sceptic, dar l-am crezut. Si, in consecinta, l-am rugat sa-mi explice despre ce este vorba.

Din pacate, amicul m-a crezut mai inteligent decat sunt si m-a luat cu niste termeni tehnici care mi-erau total necunoscuti, asa ca i-am oprit expunerea si i-am spus clar sa-mi explice ca la prosti, ca altfel n-ajunge nicaieri cu mine. S-a concentrat si a simplificat la maximum explicatia, intocmai cum ii cerusem.

Oricine stie cum arata o agentie de-a unei banci (nu conteaza care, oricare). Printre alte servicii financiare, agentia ofera si schimburi valutare, nu pentru toate monedele, ci pentru cateva mai rasarite (euro, dolar, yen) si pentru alte cateva utile intr-o anumita parte a lumii (pentru Romania, astea ar fi zlotul, forintul, francul elvetian). Agentia vinde clientilor o moneda la un anumit pret si o cumpara de la clienti la un pret ceva mai mic, diferenta fiind profitul bancii; nimic complicat pana aici. Din pacate, ceea ce poate face o banca, adica sa stea ca moaca si sa astepte sa vina clientii, care sa vanda ieftin si sa cumpere scump, nu poate face oricare om, pur si simplu pentru ca e prea mic, in termeni financiari, ca sa concureze cu banca si sa ofere un pret competitiv (casele de schimb valutar fac exact asta, dar nici ele n-o duc tocmai bine!). Dar ceea ce “omul” nu-si permite, isi permite traderul, care are la dispozitie un instrument online (site-ul forex-romania.ro) si a invatat cum sa-l foloseasca in avantajul propriu. Nimic dificil, in principiu, nici chiar in terminologie: intre doua valute exista un anumit curs de schimb (“cotatie”), pretul la care vinzi se cheama “bid” iar pretul la care cumperi – “ask”. Aici l-am interupt iar: cui vinzi, de la cine cumperi? De la banca? Intrebarea mea l-a amuzat, desi, sincer, nu inteleg de ce, ca nu era deloc o intrebare toanta. Teoretic, a continuat el, jocul ar trebui sa fie “traderul contra bancii”, numai ca nu-i asa de simplu, pentru ca orice entitate din piata (banca, broker sau fond de investitii) poate fi considerata tot un trader. Cu alte cuvinte, pe piata valutara sunt in fiecare moment milioane de jucatori, adica de traderi, si fiecare incearca sa ghiceasca evolutia unei cotatii (sau, de preferat, a tuturor cotatiilor!). Eram nedumerit. Cum poti sa ghicesti, minut de minut, ora de ora si zi de zi, ceva atat de imprevizibil ca un curs de schimb?

Amicul (pe care il voi numi in continuare “Sursa”) a zambit si mi-a raspuns condescendent: “Aici se termina stiinta si incepe arta!”.

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Strategii si tehnici Forex profitabile

Acest articol se adreseaza atat celor care cunosc piata de tranzactionare Forex sau au cel putin cunsotinte de baza despre acest domeniu cat si celor care care nu cunosc detalii legate de aceasta. Forex este acronimul pentru Piata Externa de Schimb Valutar.

Este in momentul actual cea mai mare si mai lichida piata de pe mapamond. O suma cuprinsa intre 1 si 3 trilioane de dolari se tranzactioneaza pe pe Forex in fiecare zi. Asta e o suma imensa de bani. Nici o alta piata de capital din lume nu reusesti macar sa se apropie cu tranzactiiile de valorile pe care le presupune Forex-ul.

Acesta piata este imensa, la fel ca un ocean, plina de rechini infometati de bani si valuri tulburi dar este de asemenea o piata pe care ipotetic poti castiga o suma de pana la 1.000.000$ in doar 2 saptamani cu un capital de doar 1.000$.  Spun ipotetic pentru ca se intampla des ca oamenii sa fie orbiti de tranzactii si sa se aventureze in ele fara sa stie nimic despre acestea. Amintiti-va doar ca 95% dintre traderi pierd banii investiti, doar 5% reusesc sa obtina profituri dintre care doar 1% se imbotagesc cu adevarat de pe urma tranzactiilor Forex.

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Tradingul Forex nu este la fel de simplu precum cred cei care privesc din exterior. Astazi se poate sa ai un profit foarte mare iar maine sa ramai doar cu 40% din capitalul initial. De obicei incepatorii fac aceleasi greseli la nesfarsit.

Ce trebuie sa faci ca sa ajungi sa tranzactionezi cu succes?

  1. Nu te astepta sa gasesti Sfantul Graal in tranzactii

Asta afirmatie este valabila pentru cei carora le este frica sa piarda dar totusi sunt atat de lacomi incat au impresia ca se pot imbogatii din 2, 3 tranzactii. Tradingul este riscant tocmai din aceata cauza nu este chiar asa de profitabil. Nu va pierdeti timpul cautand o strategie care sa va aduca profit garantat pentru ca asa ceva nu exista.

  1. Folositi atat analiza tehnica cat si cea fundamentala

Nu incercati sa cautati o strategie care sa faca banii sa se inmulteasca singuri pentru ca o veti face in zadar pierzand timp valoros. Secretul este sa fiti stapani pe deciziile pe care le luati avand la baza cunostinte solide despre ceea ce urmeaza sa interprindeti.

  1. Folositi strategii de gestionare a banilor.

De asta aveti cu adevarat nevoie: de tehnici de gestionare a banilor. Asta va poate creste sau scadea profiturile. Majoritatea traderilor investesc o parte mult prea mare din capitalul lor la fiecare tranzactie.

In concluzie: daca va asteptati la profituri mult prea mari nu veti reusi decat sa va alegeti cu profituri mult prea mici in timp ce daca veti fi realisti si modesti si va veti astepta la profituri mai mici veti obtine mult mai mult decat v-ati propus.

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U.S. stocks open higher as market sentiment recovers; Dow Jones up 0.65%

Last week saw encouraging growth on the United States stock market, as well as on the European and on the Asian markets. There have been a number of factors which led up to this situation- ranging from reasons related to international events and to in-house changes.

At the closing of the previous week, on Friday 21st of March, the United States stock market opened higher than expected, the Dow Jones indicator reaching 0.65%. According to investing.com, the Dow Jones Industrial Average already reached the 0.65% level during early trading hours, encouraging traders to act on the market. The high opening can be explained through the fact that the equity markets managed to recover from the previous day’s loses which came around due to the news released by the Federal Reserve officials according to whom interest rates will go up as soon as 2015.

The reason why the equity markets managed to recover has to do with encouraging news regarding the levels of unemployment, a report showing the manufacturing activities just outside Philadelphia are growing quicker than initially believed. To all this reasons, we should also mention Fitch Ratings taking off The United States from the negative ratings after taking notice of the US dollar’s stable outlook- which naturally led to the strengthening of the USD on the Forex market.

The increase of the Dow Jones also has to do with the international events related to Russia’s intervention in Crimea. If during the previous week the market flopped heavily due to concerns connected to Russia’s seize of power in Crimea, this week saw a reverse of the situation after president Putin assured international actors that Russia would not seek to occupy other territories in Ukraine or elsewhere. This assurance was enough for the market sentiment to recover quickly. The growth of the market is also explainable by assessing the United States’ decision to expand sanctions to twenty more Russian business owners (most of them having strong links with the Russian president).

Taking a look at individual companies one at the time, we would notice them seeing the price of their stocks going up, whilst only a few suffered drops. Twitter stocks climbed 0.52% on the New York Stock Exchange, remaining “unharmed” after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdagon tried to ban Twitter use in his country in order to stop the flow of information regarding his corruption allegation. AT&T stock prices also climbed with  a soaring 1.03% increase after the company made an announcement according to which it will take pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy 5, making them available at $199 with a two years contract, and at $649 unsubsidized.

Were we to take a look at the companies which suffered drops, we would notice that Symantec Corporation dove in prices with 11.36% after CEO and President Steve Bennett was fired, leaving the company in a mild chaos. The famous jewelry company Tiffany dove 1.16% after turning in reports showing that the company had not reached its planned profit.

European stock markets also managed to open on Friday with good figures. EURO STOXX 50 rose with 0.27%- an encouraging sign for the EURO currency, marking a steady ascend on the Forex market. France’s CAC managed to rise with a 0.26%, whilst Britain’s FTSE 100 only rose by 0.23%. Germany’s DAX, nonetheless, saw  the most impressive rise in Europe, with the stock market opening with an added 0.43%.

Investors will be further encouraged to buy and trade stocks according to internal and international events. Putin and his decisions on Russian military action seem to have a greater influence than expected on the stock markets, this being the reason why thousands of investors are keeping up with news coming from Kremlin and Washington.

The U.S. stock opening high last Friday and the increase of the Dow Jones indicator will only encourage investors to pump the market, leading to more and more stable markets, both in America, Europe and Asia.

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Warren Buffett’s Warrants Shine in Media General Deal

Warren Buffett’s firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is seeing past investments in media firm Media General pay off as the firm is working towards closing a merger deal with LIN Media.

In 2012, Berkshire made an investment worth $142 million in cash in buying 63 newspapers from the media conglomerate. Moreover, Buffett’s firm agreed to supply Media General with a $400 million loan to the broadcaster, as well as a revolving credit line worth $45 million. Media General was, at that moment, n financial disarray, needing the money provided by Berkshire Hathaway in order to be able to pay its balance sheet. The deal between the two firms also included Berkshire Hathaway to be the recipient of penny warrants for approximately 4.6 million dollars of the company’s Class A shares- which came at about 20% of their outstanding stock at the time.

Penny warrants are forms of derivative securities that give the holder, in this case, Berkshire Hathaway, the right to purchase securities (usually equity) from the issuer at a specific price in a certain period of time. During the 3rd quarter of 2012, Berkshire Hathaway converted its Media General penny warrants into common stock- a move that would prove to be extremely smart in the future. The deal made with Media General, including here the 10,5% interest loans and the warrants paid off rather quickly for Warren Buffett’s firm.

In August of last year, Young Broadcasting and Media General struck a merger deal through which the outstanding debt of the company came to be refinanced at much lower interest rates than the Berkshire Hathaway deal. Media General was in desperate need of a refinancing plan. The plan decided involved Media General taking out a $885 million loan on a seven years term with an interest rate of LIBOR plus 3,25% with a 1% LIBOR floor. Moreover, Media General took a 60 million dollars revolving credit for five years. As complicated as the refinancing plan may sound, the deals managed to cut the financial costs of Media General by 50%, also  managing to pay off the Berkshire Hathaway loans as well. Even more so, the plan led to providing Berkshire Hathaway with a $43,8 million prepayment.

The savviness of Warrant Buffett’s firm was proven in the purchasing the warrants, which, as I mentioned, were transformed in common stock. Due to this decision in 2012, Berkshire Hathaway is now the fifth largest share holder in Media General. Since acquiring the stocks through a warrants deal in 2012, Berkshire has not made any move to trade them.  Quite the opposite, Berkshire Hathaway further invested in the firm, acquiring a TV station in Miami, Florida for 365 million dollars.

Berkshire Hathaway is one of the most famous   American multinational conglomerate holding companies, its CEO being none other than Warren Buffett. Currently, Berkshire Hathaway holds shares in companies like Heinz, Coca-Cola, GEICO, BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds and NetJets, Mars, Incorporated,  Express, Wells Fargo, and IBM. The company’s headquarters are located in Omaha, Nebraska. According to the Forbes 2000 list, Berkshire Hathaway is the 9th largest public company in the worth, owning businesses as varied as confectionary, retail, railroad, encyclopedias, vacuum cleaners, home furnishings, jewelry sales and several regional electric and gas utilities.

Warren Buffett is considered to be the financial whiz of the century, being world wide recognized as the most successful investor of the past and current century, as well as one of the most influential persons in the world. Buffett is also a great philanthropist, having made donations worth millions of dollars through the Gates foundation. Buffett is an adept of the Austrian school of economics which criticizes state interference in economy and supports the theory of laissez-faire economy.

This profitable deal can only mean that Berkshire Hathaway has made yet another successful investment which will probably return in considerable profit to the United States’ leading magnate and his company.

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