How Interest Rates Affect the Stock Market

Monetary policy choices can have a major impact on equity markets. At its core, monetary policy is all about the cost of borrowing. This is called an interest rate. When people talk about interest rates and the stock market, they are typically referring to the effective federal funds rate.

This is the interest rate used by the Fed whenever lending to institutional banks. How does this impact the stock market, though? Well, to answer that, will have to discuss how interest rates work in general.

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How the Stock Market Works – Everything You Need to Know

Stock markets have become the talk of town and an emergent topic in our time. In essence, the “stock market” looks like it will continue to become a factor in conversations as we seek financial freedom and wealth. But how do stock markets work?

From the dot-com boom and crash to crypto trading and now various hot stocks and trends in the stock markets, people have always wondered whether this open mouth would swallow their hard-earned cash and leave them hanging or give them real value and wealth over time. There have been a range of misconceptions on whether stocks should only be considered as businesses for the rich.

Well, it is time to sit down and relax. Here’s everything you need to know about how the stock market works.

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Top Penny Stocks for 2021

5 Penny Stocks That Are Poised for Large Growth

Most people consider penny stocks to be a gamble at all times. Others see them as a way to set up a scam like a pump and dump, just not on the level of what happened with the GameStop stock. Doing the right research can find hidden gems that can raise in value, though this can take years even if the company is somewhat of a household name. These are purchases that a person needs to make sure they can be patient with, both in whether they make the buy and when they will sell them for chances at profit.

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Top 3 Clean Energy Stocks to Buy for 2021

Green energy stocks opened 2021 on fire in anticipation of the Biden Administration’s positive stance on renewables. Once of the new president’s first moves was to revoke Keystone XL pipeline permit. In late February the broader market entered a sell-off period through early March, opening up buying opportunities. Here’s a look at 3 clean energy stocks that are ripe for buying in 2021.

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Best Stocks to Buy for 2021

Our world has changed more, and more quickly, in the last year than ever before, and the stock market is no exception. After last year’s market swings, the question for 2021 is “where to go from here?” Perhaps more specifically, “where should I invest to achieve the greatest risk adjusted returns?” With the market at all-time highs and prices ballooning, it can be a daunting task to find a stock you can trust. Here are some companies that you should keep on your radar in 2021.

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How to Protect Your Money from a Stock Market Crash

In the world of finance, some would argue that keeping money is as difficult, if not more so, than making it in the first place. The stock market has been trending higher for years now, likely making many investors millionaires in the process. The problem now, however, is that many of those newly-minted millionaires may not know when to get out of the market that built their fortune and could risk losing all or a large portion of the gains made in recent years.

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2021 Market Predictions

With the wreckage of 2020 in the rearview mirror, investor optimism for the new year is high. After all, how could it possibly be any worse than a year marked by a deadly pandemic, a brutal recession and one of the steepest bear markets in history?

While no one knows how long the pandemic will last, announcements by pharma giants Pfizer (PFE) and Moderna (MRNA) on vaccines for 2021 have created light at the end of the tunnel for investors. That’s why large financial institutions see 2021 as a rebound year for the market to resume growth. In November, Goldman Sachs predicted GDP will grow 5.3 percent in 2021.

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Invest or Trade?

What is Forex & How Does it Work?

Foreign exchange is the trading of currencies of various countries. You can buy and sell these currencies because their value changes every hour. You can buy or sell the currencies directly. Most commonly, people will trade them in pairs. In other words, they will buy one currency directly against the other currency. Investors would buy the U.S. Dollar and sell the Euro as the two trade directly against each other.

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Recommended Types of Trading for New Stock Traders

UMPI Types of Stock Market Trading

The team at UMPI has put together a list of the most popular and recommended types of trading for new stock traders. These strategies include Day Trading, Swing Trading, and Intraday Trading. We will be looking at some of the pros and cons for each variation of trading and try and explain why certain strategies are used by newcomers to the stock market.

It is probably a good idea to start with Day Trading because a lot of people are probably familiar with this concept. We will start by taking a look at the positive and negative effects of day trading and what you should expect when day-trading as a beginner.

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