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Political Troubles and Your Investment Portfolio

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Political turmoil, unrest and civil distresses affect the economy of each country. Economic changes can even plunge the country into difficult areas. When these economic troubles happen, investors tend to “run away” because of the impending political crisis. When political problems happen in countries, it could mean the inflation of goods and the lowering prices of stocks and bonds.

Political problems only predict a highly-possible event happening in the stock market, but it does not mean that the market will turn into a bull or a bear automatically. When turmoil happens, do not pull out your stocks or bonds in that country instantly. Sure, bonds may lower in value, but it does not mean that it could go down easily

In a time of political turmoil, such as a revolution or massive protests that hamper business activities, it is important to keep in perspective long-term plans by the business. Surely, a factory with revolting workers will not stop until they are given their demands, but it doesn’t mean the owner of the factory has to sell the property at once. A factory in the area helps the economy and the local economy is a big market for the manufacturer.

It is important that you set your investment portfolio for the long term. Look at the feasibility of the economic situation in the future. For example, if France is having lots of sales in Ferraris and has an economic turmoil with employees randomly abandoning their tasks daily that involves the lack of performance, you cannot abandon the investment in Ferrari just yet. It may lower, but it can come back double of what it was.

Always look for opportunities in such political turmoils, they will always help.


Investing in 2014: Technology, Industry and Outsourcing

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A new year brings fresh opportunities for any investor. Markets all over the world are showing signs of recovery, but still enough to allow other investors to ride the boat to higher profits. In 2014, technology and outsourcing are dominating, but outsourcing is not too far behind.

Business processing outsourcing companies are becoming more convenient for both small and big businesses in terms of providing quality processing of data and even consumer support. This industry is bound to go higher as the industry continues to bloom in India and Southeast Asia.

Car manufacturers have announced that the “starting gun” for the development of self-driving cars (SDCs) will begin this year. Nissan, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and other developers may be demonstrating their self-driving vehicle research in the 2014 Car Expo Show in Las Vegas. Aside from vehicles, the smartphone industry continues to grow its bubble.

With the ongoing crisis in South Sudan and the Middle East, barrels of oil are costing more than they should. Securing your own barrels of oil can help you sell them at a better price later. Experts predict a higher price for oil once electric cars hit the mainstream market of western countries.


Why Invest During Your Professional Years?

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Many young and senior professionals think that investing in the stock market is a job only left for those who have already retired. Passive income is costly especially during one’s professional years. However, there is much reason to invest while you are still young and earning.

1. Resources
Passive income investments on stocks, bonds and equities might seem expensive, but if you save up for them, you could make use of them. The best thing about investing at a young age is that your resources do not deplete. Should you lose an investment, you actually have the capability to rebuild your capital, giving you more chances of success and learning experiences.

2. Aggressive Investing
Retirees are very careful with investing simply because it is money and capital they’ve earned through all their years of working. While you are young and earning, you have more chances of investing aggressively. This helps you take advantage of higher risks, which might mean bigger gains and losses.

3. The More You Learn
A young investor will have the same learning experience as an older investor if they start at the same time. The only advantage of a young investor is that they learn more than an older investor because of their riskier investments, which will allow them to make use of their investment knowledge as a tool upon retirement.

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