Tag Archives: markets

Is the trend your friend? Investing in the Up or Down Cycle

When you talk to stock market experts, one thing that they will tell you is that the economies of countries all over the world are linked much more closely together, to the point that they can easily impact one another. No longer do you have to think about just one economy if you are going to invest in… Read More »

The origins of the stock market… from the Maritime Empires to Government regulation

The origins of the stock market starts in 1606, when the first stock was issued. Trading began in the maritime empires of the Netherlands and Portugal. Those are the empires which revolved around sea travel and trade. From there the idea moved to Spain, England, and finally America, with the English colonists. Raising Money For The War So,… Read More »

Pandora, Emusic, iTunes 0 vs KKBox, Sky.fm and Last.fm 3:

It’s all about the dollars, cents, pounds and pence, isn’t it? After all, that’s what you’re all fighting about, isn’t it? That’s why you aren’t really entering non-US markets, … you don’t think Asian markets have enough cash, do you? Well, here’s my cash. I put my money where my mouth is: but you guys didn’t want it.… Read More »

Kindle and iTunes

Kindle and iTunes I was browsing for an MP3 player last Sunday, but I couldn’t choose between the low quality offerings in the store, and the DRM enabled higher priced offerings of Sony and Apple. Of course, the bigger question with these ‘tied devices’ is the availability of songs to international markets. Here in Taiwan, iPods are very… Read More »

Tuesday’s Drop: Is it just China’s bubble? Or is it America’s too?

It’s been three days since Tuesday’s large point drop, and the markets haven’t really recovered yet. Should we be concerned? This is just a personal opinion: but I’m not concerned at all. Why? The markets have risen steadily for months without a correction. In fact, many people believe that a correction was coming anyway. I’m not speculating in… Read More »