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Security Series-Frankfurt Listings 101 Security Series-Frankfurt Listings 101

Frankfurt Listings 101 In the past few years more than 3,200 United States companies have obtained listings on the FSE (“FSE”). The FSE is owned and operated by Deutsche Börse, which also owns the clearing company Clearstream. The FSE is the largest stock exchange in Germany and boasts a share turnover of over 90% , the world's 3rd largest trade-place for stocks, as well as the world's 6th largest by market capitalization. FSE facilitates advanced electronic trading, settlement, information systems, ... Read More

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Clamping Down on Rapid Trades in Stock Market Clamping Down on Rapid Trades in Stock Market

Excerpt from Graham Bowley | Published October 8, 2011 | NYTIMES.COM Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The cost of these high-frequency traders, critics say, is the confidence of ordinary investors in the markets, and ultimately their belief in the fairness of the financial system. “There is something unholy about them,” said Guy P. Wyser-Pratte, a ... Read More

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Going Public by “Direct Filing” vs. Reverse Merger Going Public by “Direct Filing” vs. Reverse Merger

By: David T. Shaheen, Esq. - Partner, Burk & Reedy, LLP Self-Filing To Become Public If the objective of your company is to be public and you are not large enough to attract a big-time Wall Street underwriter for a traditional IPO, you need to consider the significant benefits of a direct filing with the SEC as an IPO alternative. Often referred to as a “self-filing” or a “direct public offering”, when you file directly with the SEC (either on Form ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UNH) Serving 75 Million People Worldwide Options Writer Series — UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UNH) Serving 75 Million People Worldwide

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 October 18, 2011 The request to set an option program for this security came from one of our readers. The reader had previously bought the stock below $40, sold a call at $46 and it was called away when it reached $50. The stock has since retreated to the low $40s and now stands at $47.22. The investor really likes the company and likes it long term. However, the current yield is 1.38% ... Read More

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Security Series–Going Public 101 Security Series–Going Public 101

Going Public Methods The creation of publicly traded securities has created more millionaires than any other venture. Even in a down economy companies seek the benefits of being publicly. While there are a variety of ways to become publicly traded each has its own unique requirements and risks. Initial Public Offering An initial public offering (“IPO”) is where an investment banking firm assists an issuer with raising funds from an offering of securities registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — Medtronics (MDT) – The Products You Need. Options Writer Series — Medtronics (MDT) – The Products You Need.

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 October 25, 2011 This is a medical products company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of our readers asked me to look into the company and to come up with an option writing strategy. I did not research the company as I let my clients do that. I just layed out an option writing plan so that they can get the most out of the stock’s movement. In this case, the reader is an ... Read More

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Ben Chesir–Trading Down to a Science Ben Chesir–Trading Down to a Science

Benjamin “Ben” Chesir, the new President and Chief Operating Officer of Quantitative Alpha Trading talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s proprietary securities trading systems. For more than a decade, Quantitative Alpha Trading or QAT (formerly known as RTN Stealth Technologies Inc.), has been researching, developing and maintaining proprietary algorithmic securities trading systems that operate across numerous financial markets. Relying on behavioral science patterns, the Company’s proprietary systems use a linked series of computer programs to analyze ... Read More

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SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS 1% TAX AT ALL BANKS SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS 1% TAX AT ALL BANKS

( We All Better hope and pray this never passes) Can we understand that it is not how our government was originally structured but how the politicians, lawyers, progressive movement, etc have helped changed the way we look at our Constitution AND taxation, etc. It may be called a fee - but it is still a tax. Can you find a few good people who will stand up and help us get our country back before it is ... Read More

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How to Trade a Headline Driven Stock Market How to Trade a Headline Driven Stock Market

The following is an excerpt from Chris Vermeulen and J.W. Jones | Published November 7, 2011 | resourceinvestor.com With all eyes on the unemployment report and Europe, the CME Group’s PR Department nearly created an all out panic with their announcement after the market close on Friday relating to futures maintenance margin. The original statement was vague and I was quite concerned until I checked out the CME Group’s web-page and the PR Department sent an update clarifying their position. At ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — AT&T – (T) The Mother of the Communication Business Options Writer Series — AT&T – (T) The Mother of the Communication Business

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 November 8, 2011 One of the reasons I like certain stocks is because I use their services. By being a shareholder, I am doing business with my own company and when I get a dividend, I am getting back some of the money that I paid in order to be an owner. The reason I like dividend stocks is because the company is rewarding me, not just paying only the management and the ... Read More

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