Futures Brokers Commissions

March 6th, 2015
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Online Trading Academy Article of the Week

by Don Dawson, Online Trading Academy

Trading the Futures markets requires a trader to open a Futures account with a brokerage firm. The brokerage office will handle all of the documentation needed to open the account. Once the account is funded, usually with a minimum of $5,000 USD, the trader is allowed to place orders in the Futures markets. These funds are kept in a segregated account in your name through a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM). For example, you may have a trading account with TradeStation, but your funds are kept at RJ O'brien, an FCM.

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Investing.com Technical Summary 05 March 2015

March 5th, 2015
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Investing.com Technical Analysis (as of Thu, 05 March 2015 05:00pm EST)

by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com

Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 05 March 2015 U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.

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Xinyuan Real Estate: What the 4th Quarter Report Tells Us

March 5th, 2015
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by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance


We have all heard the positive sounding news: fourth quarter revenues of US$362 million, a 121% increase from third quarter of 2014; contract sales of $402 million, which is a 140% increase from the third quarter of 2014. These numbers are really a testimony to just how bad the Chinese real estate market was the third quarter.

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The Latest Salvo in the Iron-Ore Price War

March 4th, 2015
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Investing Daily Article of the Week

by Ari Charney, Investing Daily

Although the outlook for iron ore remains gloomy, it appears the price of the base metal has finally found a bottom.

Following a medium-term peak in December 2013, iron ore spent the next 14 months steadily declining until it hit a low of $61.76 per metric ton on Feb. 9. And while the metal has barely budged off that low since then, that level has managed to hold.

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How to Avoid Exorbitant 401(k) Retirement Fees and Save More For Your Nest Egg

March 4th, 2015
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Written by Phil DeAngelo, Focused Wealth Management

401(k) retirement plan fees may appear negligible at a few pennies on the dollar. However they add up to a colossal amount of money for your nest egg over the span of your entire career. The vast majority of the 53 million people who take part in an work-sponsored 401(k) plan in the U.S. don't know how much they're paying in annual expenses and that they could be paying a lot less. If they do know about the high fees, it's tough to complain for fear of offending the one who signs the paychecks.

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