Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IPO of Facebook

Facebook will start the process of becoming a public company listed on the stock this week. Reports say, the stock valuations of social networking site was estimated at U.S. $ 75-100 billion.

According to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, Facebook plans
propose a number of documents related to go public plans to the regulatory capital markets agency and financial institutions of the United States on Wednesday, February, 1, 2012.

According to the report document, the Facebook's plan is going to be one of the largest stock sales on Wall Street. Funds are likely will be achieved this year about U.S. $ 10 billion.

This figure makes the funds that achieved U.S. $ 1.9 billion by
Google on the stock when it took off shares in 2004 looked very small. But stock sales revenue gained by Facebook is still losing far than the revenues of U.S. $ 20 billion, which obtains by the cars manufacturer General Motors in November 2010.

As reported by BBC.co.uk website, mentioned a number of people estimates
Morgan Stanley will be the lead underwriter. Goldman Sachs has also estimated that many involved in the sale of Facebook shares.

Rumors surrounding the plan of initial public offering (IPO) of Facebook have been circulating for months. Sales value of shares would makes up one of the world's largest companies based on market capitalization.

As a private company, Facebook has no obligations
reported balance sheet. However, in January last year, documents that
delivered by Goldman Sachs for its clients show up
reported a net profit of U.S. $ 355 million with revenues of U.S. $ 1.2
billion in the first nine months of fiscal year 2010. Most of the revenue derived from advertising.

the Advantages and disadvantages of investing in gold

Current market situation is not very conducive, the crisis has still going on. Debt crisis made many people are turning to buying gold. The following are things that will persuade you to invest in gold.

The advantages of gold as an investment tool:
1. With gold your wealth / saving will be free from inflation.
2. The price of gold will tend to rise, not because the US$ but because of supply / demand of oil and minerals.
3. Gold Investments classified as low-risk investment, as gold prices always go up over the long term.
4. investment in Precious Metals, because when you sell it is free of cost of manufacture such as gold jewelry
5. Investing in gold is more liquid than investments in other forms (easily liquidated into cash when needed).

The disadvantages of investing in gold :
1. Most of the Shops Gold closed slightly to provide information or guidance to consumers openly about price and investment considerations.
2. Most owners of gold have difficulty when selling gold because do not know the calculation standard of gold. While gold store itself is not transparent in applying the standard buy-sell price of gold as the dollar price.
3. Difficult to store. Gold Investment in large quantities such as 1 kg or above, will require special secure place. usually a few people choose to use a small safe to store, but other, use more secure way by hire in a safety box in a bank.
4. Gold is better for long term investment, forget it if you just want a short-term investments.

If we want investment in gold cheaply is to buy gold jewelry or gold bullion in the Pawn at the auction, because auctioned gold is not affected by the cost of making. Another option is to buy gold bullion at the mine company.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tips to Diversify Portfolio to Get Higher Yields

If you want to avoid potential losses that occur in your stock portfolio, then you must adhere to the principle of property investors, namely 'location, location, location'.

Mean, do not spend your money in one location that is stock, but do diversify by placing funds in the various layers of the stock. Diversification is the ammunition for financial planners, financial managers and the individual investors.

Since we do not know exactly when the market goes up or when to fall, then diversification is very important to do. Diversification is not a new concept, this practice has been done since long time ago.

If you have a well diversified portfolio, then no need to worry anymore whether the market trend is up or down. Here are five things that might help you in the process of diversifying your portfolio. Investment tips to get higher result

1. Consider mutual funds and bonds
Consider investing in mutual funds and bonds, in addition to diversification, you also widen the investment portfolio. Or it could also look for investments with a fixed income, so you can protect a portfolio from stock market pressures that often up and down.

2. Spread your money
Capital markets is the perfect place for growing stock, but do not place your money in one sector or stock. Design your own portfolio containing a variety of companies that you know well can be trusted and likely last a long time.

By knowing the company whose stock would you buy then the risk of investment is getting smaller. Even if there are losses, usually can be predicted in advance.

3. Keep Add your portfolio
Enlarge your investment portfolio regularly. Although the value added is not too big, no problem because little by little for long become the hill. It also can be done to fight market conditions that is very volatile. If you are accustomed add value to a portfolio, you will no longer care whether the market is bearish or bullish.

4. Notice the Broker Commission
If you are not the type who frequent trading, you need to know how much it costs to be paid for brokerage commissions. Some securities are requesting the commission monthly, while others are paid per transaction. Note the amount you should spend on this, what expenses and how income from the yield. Remember, the cheapest is not necessarily the best.

5. Know the time to get out
Buying and holding shares to some extent it seems a good strategy, but not necessarily with that automated system like this, you just stay quiet. Keep monitor market movements and the situation of the sector and shares that you hold. That way, you'll know when it's time to get out for a while.

Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Investing can even become a fun thing. In addition, investing also provides experience, information and results are worth it. By learning the discipline to diversify your investment portfolio, you will get higher yields.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Price of Gold Rose

Gold price rose supported by physical demand. Gold rose as much as 1% on Monday to a high level of 6 weeks, driven by technical buying and as the euro rallied ahead of the meeting of the European zone on Greek debt restructuring. Gold has penetrated into the upper level of $ 1.669 per ounce which is a key resistance level, and approaching the level of $ 1.700 per ounce for the first time this month.

Physical demand, particularly from Japanese investors, managed to sustain the performance of gold at the beginning of the week. Gold is heading the other technical areas. Closing level above $ 1.675 means there will be buying action this week ahead of the expiration of option contracts and while waiting for news from the zones of Europe.

At present too many factors driving gold, investors will be hard to focus on one factor alone. This will make the gold moves ranging. If the situation in the euro-zone back worse then gold can sell as a natural re-strengthening of the dollar. However, increased geopolitical risks, including the Persian Gulf situation, will increase the attractiveness of gold as a safe-haven assets.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Effect of the S&P Downgrade on Gold Price

Gold prices moved lower as the debt rating downgrade of nine European countries which show such a prestigious regional economic conditions increasingly worrying.
At the end of last week, global ratings agency S&P has lowered the long-term debt rating for the nine European countries including France and Austria, as well as dropping a negative outlook on 14 countries. Only Germans that still survive in the AAA level.

Furthermore market players will focus on the negotiations between Greece and lending institutions to realize the bailout.

Gold prices fell 0.3 percent to 1634.94 dollars per ounce on Monday (1/16/2012) after the end of last week also dropped 0.7 percent. Thus, this precious metal prices fell back below the average price for 200 days, U.S. $ 1637.89.
U.S. gold price also fell 0.3 percent.

Gold spot price was under pressure by strengthening the dollar after a decline in the euro zone credit rating by Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday, while safe-haven appeal should still get a new strut anxiety over Europe's debt crisis.

Gold posted its biggest daily attenuation in 2.5 weeks on Friday, after France and Austria hit by downgrade among nine other European countries. On this day, Gold is also still corrected at the possibility of targeting vulnerable areas of US$ 1600, during the gold is still survive under the area of US$ 1655. Support looks at the area nearest $ 1615 & 1610.

Nevertheless, gold attenuation is predicted only temporary, as the outlook for monetary easing in some countries should be supportive for gold, in addition expected the purchase of gold by central banks as well as the continuing escalation of tensions in Iran still has the potential to sustain gold after suffering a deep correction.

The gold market has not attracted the investment sector. It seems that the market will move ranging between $ 1.630 and $ 1.660 per ounce. We are waiting for the break up $ 1.700 to trigger more investor interest.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chinese New Year, Gold Price Rises

Gold futures contracts reached the highest price in four weeks, in New York, Tuesday (10/01/2012) local time, along with the weakening U.S. dollar against several major currencies.

Gold futures contract for February delivery rose 1.5 percent to 1631.50 U.S. dollars per troy ounce (equivalent to 31.1 grams), at the Comex, New York. This is the highest closing price since December 13, 2011. The U.S. dollar weakened so advantageous for gold and commodities.

The weakening of U.S. dollar during the past two days because of a sign that European leaders are taking further steps to resolve the debt crisis in the region. That way, the MSCI worldwide equity index rose 1.6 percent, while the GSCI StandardPoor's spot index of 24 commodities of raw materials rose 1.5 percent. That achievement gains fifth in six trading sessions.

Gold prices also are expected to continue to rise in line with the increased gold demand in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand ahead of Chinese New Year. New year's series of events will start on 23 January. Physical demand (for gold) jewelry and investment are strong enough since the price below U.S. $ 1650, especially the Chinese buyer, quite active.

Analyst also predicts the demand for gold from the country of the world's second-largest gold buyer is likely to increase during January despite the price up to Chinese New Year.

Monday, January 9, 2012

the Gold Price Up 3.2 Percent in a Week

In last week the price of gold futures advanced 3.2 percent, the biggest since early December 2011. Gold prices rose for four days earlier, which is the longest rally since late October. The rate of gold prices triggered by the anxiety is still Europe's debt crisis. Moreover, rising political tensions due to Iran's nuclear program, which encourages safe-haven demand.

However, in trading on Saturday (1/7/2011), the price of this precious metal slipped, ending the longest rally in 10 weeks. Gold futures for delivery in February fell 0.2 percent to the position of 1616.80 U.S. dollars per troy ounce at 1:43 o'clock at the Comex in New York. Gold falls as dollar surges have dampen demand for the gold as an alternative asset investment.

Dollar exchange rate rose to its highest level against the major currency pairs a year. The trigger, a sharp decline in the unemployment rate in the U.S., while European confidence index of the economic outlook fell to its lowest level in two years. Investors are leaning against the dollar since the European factor. Good data increasingly support the strengthening of the U.S. dollar further.

The results of the London Bullion Market Association survey of analysts and traders showed that gold prices will rise 26 percent this year, and the average in the range of 1766 U.S. dollars. Analysts thought the gold was in so gradually bottoming levels should continue to strengthen.


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