Showing posts with label money. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Money - Oil Prices Drop on Dollar, Oversupply

Oil Prices down – 3%

Oil price fell by nearly 3 percent recently as traders as well as investors disregarded a fifth straight weekly decline in U.S. crude stock piles and instead focused on big build in distillates which included diesel since the peak season for U.S. road travel gets under way. Core Gulf members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that pumps over a third of the world’s oil intend to have a consensus in maintaining the group’s oil output at the meeting held on Friday.

According to a senior Gulf OPEC sources has informed to Reuters. OPEC delegates informed Reuters in Vienna that `there is consensus among Gulf OPEC countries and others, to keep the –production, ceiling unchanged. Nobody wants to rock the boat.

The meeting is expected to be smooth sailing’. Dollar had gained about 0.4% against a few other currencies since the euro slipped, thus making fuel much more expensive to other currencies holder. Benchmark Brent crude oil for the month of July dropped $1.75 to a low of $63.74 prior to recovering a bit to around $63.90, down to about 2.5%, by 1010 GMT U.S. crude was $1.40 or 2.25% for $59.86 a barrel.

Analyst Gene McGillian – Market Down After Pairing Losses 

Brent had collapsed last year to almost $45 for a barrel in January from $115 last June pressing several oil producers in countries outside OPEC which included U.S. shale drillers as well. OPEC which pumps over a third of the world’s oil is likely to reject any calls for output cuts intending to produce around 2 million barrels per day beyond demand.

Crude stocks at Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. oil fell also together with gasoline stocks. However distillate stockpiles including diesel and heating oil rose by 3.8 million barrels, which is four times the 1.1 million barrel build prediction.

According to analyst Gene McGillian of Tradition energy in Stamford, Connecticut, comments, `that he thinks the market came back down after pairing losses at first is telling of the sentiment that people don’t really think this is a very bullish report’. He is of the belief that consistent draws for gasoline and distillates would be an indication of demand. He added. `If not with refinery runs of above 93%, we could end up with a glut of refined products in storage rather than crude now’.

Future Seems Positive

Carsten Fritsch, analyst of Frankfurt based Commerzbank tends to agree stating that `a market that does not rally on falling inventories and a slumping U.S. dollar looks vulnerable to the downside’. Ali al-Naimi. Saudi Arabian Oil Minister stated in a conference organised by OPEC in Vienna recently that the group was `currently meeting global demand and does not see this changing.

In terms of the long-term energy outlook, the future looks very positive’, he added. OPEC, by pumping 2 million barrels per day which is more than needed is helping in filling oil inventories across the world and is keeping the price of oil for delivery now at a discount for future prices.

Some of the analysts are of the opinion that there seems to be a chance OPEC could increase its target on production soon. Barclay is said to have stated in a preview note of a recent meeting that `with heightened geopolitical risk threatening oil supplies in the Middle East and North Africa, it is highly unlikely that OPEC will reduce the quote, but an increase is possible’.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dodd-Frank: many consequences extraterritorial

This is easily understood is stated clearly and concisely. This is not the case of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, enacted by President Obama July 21, 2010.

Along more than 2300 pages, the text aims to be a major reform of U.S. financial markets right - just like those that followed the 1929 crisis - by addressing all the issues identified in the United States during the financial crisis:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The NSFR, real questioning of the role of the bank?

In February 2011, Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, took issue with the current definition of NSFR ("Net Stable Funding Ratio") by calling it "absurd ratio."

It is also far from being alone in the challenge. Indeed, while this ratio is designed to ensure stable liquidity of financial institutions, number of players in the banking question its "calibration" current, likely in the traditional role of processing devoted to banks.

Panorama of the Luxembourg banking

Since World War II, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has become one of the richest countries of the world in terms of per capita GDP, supported by a financial services sector booming, political stability and European integration .

The Luxembourg banking sector in figures

Luxembourg's financial sector, the largest contributor to the Luxembourg economy (one quarter of its GDP), plays a major role as an international financial center. Taking advantage of a favorable tax legislation, many banks and investment funds have moved into the capital.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Media and social networks: moving from communication to influence

Today, any insurance company questions the use of social media strategy for digital. Analysis of different positions and opportunities.

In the context of growing participatory media - blogs, social networks and personal professional, participatory media, microblogging, etc. -, the challenge of these areas of expression is well established for business: the opinions expressed therein are considered by consumers as more influential than advertising or official sites.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Insurers: Find a model of partnership with the profession of agent to better meet the challenges of tomorrow

For many companies, the network of general agents is the main vector distribution. Historically, the General Agent was virtually the only point of contact with customers, prospecting the claims.

The General Agents - unlike employees of the company - are entrepreneurs, who hold a portfolio of contracts and therefore a customer. For twenty years, a number of fundamental context of the distribution of insurance have changed: the appearance and growth of the use of "new" channels (internet, mobile ...), changes in market share (MSI , banks ...), coming into play of new distributors (supermarkets, banks ...).

Monday, November 7, 2011

MEPs adjust taxation of real estate gains

MEPs adopted the amendment proposed by Gilles Carrez (UMP, Val de Marne), as amended, by the government, which is developing the new tax regime for real estate gains. He recovers, according to the general reporter the owners selling a principal residence and tenants selling their principal residence for the first time a property.

The amendment exempts from taxation of capital gains to the first transfer of a dwelling that is not a principal residence where the vendor is tenant's principal residence, as was the case before the 2004 reform. It aims in particular, according to Mr. Carr, to avoid the criminalization of young households, the Paris region or in dense urban areas, can not afford their homes because of the explosion in property prices.

Monday, December 28, 2009

How should be your investment portfolio?

The short term trader is meant to the people you who trades in the Derivatives Market (Futures and Options Market) in Stock Markets or Commodities Market. A trader takes a position in the market in futures or options and holds it for few days. Normally, we can see one month, two month or three months contract in the derivatives market, but we have contracts ranging from months to years.
The trader holds the positions until he makes a profit or until he cuts his losses. Not all trades end up in profits. If the trade goes against his position then he has to close it before he makes a substantial loss. Anyway, he has to close the position with profit or loss or at cost. If he feels, the underlying security move as per his expectation for the next month also, then he can carry forward the contract to next month also. Likewise, he can carry forward the position to unlimited number of months.
So a person trading in this time frame is called a short term trader. In a futures positions, he has to pay a margin to hold a futures position (whether it is short or long). In case, if the position he holding is loss, then he needs to pay the extra margin to make up the loss and also to continue to hold the position. So, there is always a risk of holding these type of positions. Unlike, holding a delivery share, holding a futures position would anytime invite margin call. If we are not prepared for that, then we have to close the position in loss, if it goes our way in the near futures.

Trading for the short term is always risky. But the profits we make in the short term is substantial. You no need to hold it for a long time. Your money will not be blocked for a long time. You can quickly use your funds.
But in the long term investments, your money will be blocked for a long time. There may a time when your money would remain idle without appreciating for years. But it is less riskier than short term positions.
I prefer any investor to invest more than seventy percent of their investments in long term and trade only twenty five percent of your investments in short term trading.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Savings is not for TODAY,it is for TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

Money flows through every ones hand but very few only holds the money firmly. Without some basic attitude, you cannot save money in this fast moving modern world. In economics these basic things are called as "Factors of Production". For every economic activity  the land manpower and money are the basic needs and they are the factors of production.

You may think loans can be availed easily but in reality  the lenders are verifying your repaying capacity and your bonafied.  Even for a home loan the banks are asking for the margin money from the borrower. In this case your savings only will give you a hand.

Even a skyscraper is built with small small bricks only. If you start to save money right now it will accrued  to a large sum tomorrow.
What ever may be your earnings weather  it is in thousands or in lakhs, your needs also more than that of your earnings,hence whatever be the income you have to save a small portion of your earnings.

In this fast changing world, your savings only will give you a hand in your future needs. hence you start savings from this New year itself.
Once you decided to save money there are various ways to save. You can invest in recurring deposits in banks and if you are a salaried person you may voluntarily invest more money in P.F or you  you may invest in systematic investments plans(SIP).
Last but not the least  Every building is built by small small bricks only.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Evils of Inflation and deflation

Let me explain the concept of Inflation and deflation in a simple manner. Inflation and deflation are the terms used to describe the state of a Economy.
Inflation is the word used during price rise of essential commodities. Inflation is nothing but, too much of money chasing too little goods. To put it simply, if there is too much of paper money and less quantity of goods are produced, then too much of paper money would chase too little goods which would automatically increase the price of the commodity.
Inflation occurs when there is more paper money and less end products. There is imbalance between the money printed and the goods produced during inflation. Inflation can be controlled by controlling the printed paper money or producing more of the goods.
The term deflation is used opposite to Inflation. Deflation is a period when too little money chases too many goods. Because of this, the price of the commodities starts falling which will put the producers to get a price lower than their production cost. This is also evil to the economy.

So continous fall or rise of prices would be seen as evil for the economy. Inflation and deflation can be controlled by the Government by increasing or decreasing the Interest rates or by controlling the printing of Currencies.