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AvaTrade Trading Platforms Now Get Thorough Attention from ForexMinute in its Latest Review of the Broker
London, UK (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
ForexMinute, one of the worlds leading forex news portals, has published the latest and genuine AvaTrade review, while emphasizing mostly on the brokers trading platforms. The portal simply aims at encouraging novice traders towards hiring forex brokers having a user-friendly and educational trading platform, which further explains the portals reason behind highlighting AvaTrades trading platforms.
The trading platform offered by AvaTrade is ideal for both beginners and advanced traders. The trading platform is stable, well laid out, yet offering a number of useful features. For example, in one of the platforms services, many charts can be displayed and selected according to the window trader needs on the main screen.
Good news to novices is the user-friendliness of the AvaTrade platform. In addition to AvaTrade, there are also other much renowned platforms that are made available by AvaTrade the forex broker. They are: Web Trader and Meta Trader one of the most reputed forex platforms. Furthermore, with the Ava Mobile Trader trading platform, trading can even be done via a smartphone or a web-enabled cell phone.
The Forex Broker Ava FX offers both trade in currencies and commodities. It currently can trade around 50 currency pairs alone. In addition, various commodities, indices and stocks are also traded at AvaTrades trading platforms, usually through the CFDs instrument. Thus, the trading opportunities are very diverse and according to our experience with AvaTrade, quotes one of the contributors of the review.
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Twin Cities, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
The inventory of metro-area homes for sale bottomed at 11,797, the lowest level witnessed in 10 years, according to a January 28th report from the Twin Cities Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas. Its report A Maturing Recovery for Twin Cities Housing Market released January 28th says to anticipate the housing market becoming more balanced by the end of 2014 , as it shapes up to be another year of solid gains and a big step toward normality in the housing market.
"Twin Cities home sellers have traditionally favored tucking in for winter months thinking the cold may keep a few prospective home buyers at bay," says Jenna Thuening, owner of Home Destination. "Small teams of fixer-upper homebuyers who bought a year or two ago, and since refurbished those homes, are ready to turn around and sell at a better price. With the active supply of Twin Cities homes for sale falling to a 10 year housing inventory low, sellers find this a good time to venture into the market."
Current housing inventory levels are at their lowest levels since 2004 for the month of January. In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 18, Minneapolis metro housing inventory decreased 9.5% to 11,918, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. Last year, metro inventory was 13,174 for the same time period. The three month average was 14,378 currently and 14,850 in the previous year, a drop of - 3.2 percent.
Realtors cite limited inventory as the biggest challenge for buyers. Low housing inventory remained a top concern with 60 percent of survey participants indicating this concern. "At the same time, buyers increased their home purchases in December, further limiting the stock of homes for sale. Across 19 markets, sales rose 5 percent from November to December," says Redfin's Dwindling Inventory Drove Atypical December Price Growth January 16th report.
In the same report Redfin agent Anna Schwoerer stated, My home-selling clients in Northern Virginia have been waiting to list their homes in early 2014. They believe January and February will be the sweet spot when they can sell their home quickly, for a great price, while also enjoying a smaller selection of competing homes for sale.
According to Home Destination, there are several key advantages home sellers may find if they list their homes while inventory levels are low:
1. Higher levels Of Multiple Bid Offers - Selling a home when there is tighter inventory equals a higher potential for multiple bid offers.
2. Selectiveness of Cash Buyer Opportunities - If sellers garner multiple offer circumstances, it opens up the door to being selective with buyers who are capable of cash purchases over buyers with mortgage contingencies.
3. Selling A Home More Quickly - Running along side of lower numbers of homes for sale, we see shorter days a home is typically on market before accepting a purchase offer and seller's home closing date.
4. Gaining A Higher Price When Sold - Homebuyers who are determined to gain the home they want, will compete against other offers in the form of multiple bids which can push a home sale price higher. While it still must sell within reason of its established value for a bank to fund it, tighter inventory levels often help a seller get the highest price possible.
"There are still buyers who began looking for a home in 2013 who have yet to purchase. These left-over buyers together with the buyers who will begin looking in 2014 will keep competition for existing homes for sale brisk," predicts Jeanette Schneider, senior vice president with RE/MAX Regional Services in Michigan
"The low Twin Cities housing inventory is actually good news for homeowners thinking of putting their homes on the market now rather than waiting until the spring," adds Thuening. "Twin Cities home sellers with a current MLS about to expire, and who may be considering pulling the your home off the market over the winter, are re-thinking about waiting until spring to list again."
Safe Money Resource Wealth Planner Brent Meyer Disagrees With Recent AARP Bulletin Article Advising Retirees To Invest In The Stock Market
Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
AARP financial columnist Jane Bryant Quinn, in the January edition of AARP Bulletin, recommends that retirees invest more money in the stock market. Safemoney.com Wealth Planner Brent Meyer disagrees, explaining that annuities offer a safer alternative and can provide guaranteed lifetime income.
People are living longer, some well into their 100s. For those who dont want or cant afford to risk losing their retirement accounts, annuities are a smarter choice than stocks, Meyer reports. Theyre often called longevity insurance, because there are annuities that can provide income you cant outlive.
Five different types of annuity products are available today, each with its own benefits for investors. Using his 13 years of experience in the financial industry, Meyer has authored an e-book guide filled with 32 pages of information to help investors select the annuity that is best for their financial future. The book is available for free download at safemoney.com. The website was founded in 2012 with the main objective of providing sound advice through a network of trustworthy financial advisors who have their clients best interests at heart.
An article entitled Securing Income For Life that doesnt mention annuities is irresponsible journalism, said Meyer. Investing in the stock market has its place in most financial portfolios, but because theres so much risk involved, people planning for retirement, or recently retired, should consider the risk-free guaranteed income an annuity can provide. Jane Bryants column in this months issue of AARP Bulletin failed to even mention annuities as a retirement investment strategy, focusing instead on mutual funds and stock, both of which carry a risk of losing value over time. I think she was remiss in not mentioning that theres an insurance product out there that can guarantee income for life, no matter how long you live.
Jane Bryan Quinns article, Financially Speaking: Securing Income For Life can be found in the January/February, 2014, edition of AARP Bulletin, or online at http://www.aarp.org/money/investing/info-01-2014/secure-your-retirement-income.html
An annuity is the only vehicle that can pay a guaranteed lifetime income and can last as long as the investor lives, or for a specified time period. It is not a life or health insurance policy; neither is it a savings account or certificate of deposit.
Annuities are unique, and can offer a variety of options. You can schedule a monthly or annual income that lasts as long as you live, or longer, as payments to your beneficiaries, said Meyer. You can guarantee your interest rate for the rest of your life as a hedge against inflation. You can set up an annuity to assure your expenses are covered whether you live 10 or 40 years or even longer after retirement.
Fixed, fixed-index and multi-year guarantee annuities provide guaranteed interest rates and tax deferment, and SPIAs provide immediate income. The only annuity with market risk is the variable annuity, which provides the greatest potential for gain but also the greatest chance of loss.
Many misconceptions about annuities have been created by the media, Meyer said. Annuities can be a stable foundation to your retirement, as long as you educate yourself and work with a financial advisor you can trust. Your advisor should be independent, not pushing annuity products from a single insurance company but instead helping you determine which of the various products will work the best for you.
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The difference between Safe Money Resource and the big insurance companies is that we offer you the expertise and resources of the best independent insurance carriers across the country, not just the special interests of one company, said Meyer. All advisors have been pre-screened to ensure they work hard for the long-term financial safety and security of seniors, not for the commission. The website provides everything pre- and post-retirees need to get started on the road to safe, secure financial planning.
SafeMoney.com is comprised of a small, independent group of licensed fixed-index annuity experts and gives information-seekers age 50 and older solid financial-planning resources on everything they need regarding financial safety, principal protection, retirement and income planning.
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