The computer industry has grown at a phenomenal rate in the past few decades and everything is driven by computers nowadays. Computer industry & binary options offer many trading opportunities to traders.
Many stocks from the computer industry are offered for trading in the binary market. When you follow the stocks, you may be able to determine a pattern. These may be short term or long term patterns and enable you to place a profitable trade.
As a trader you need to pay close attention to several factors before you choose to invest in stocks pertaining to the computer industry. The strength of the company, innovation and management may be just some of the factors that need to be considered.
Industry strength – The computer industry is considered a mature industry that provides growth opportunities to both new and existing companies. The industry is strong and growing at a fast pace. The stocks of companies in this industry have provided consistent returns to their investors.
Innovation – One of the factors that differentiate this industry from others is the constant innovation that takes place. Due to this companies are able to recognize new trends easily and this helps them grow fast. As there is regular movement in the stocks of these companies’ traders may be able to make quick profits.
Management – The management role in the affairs of a company should never be underestimated. When you choose to invest in a computer company, it is advisable to check the management as they can make a big difference to how the company may perform in the future. Avoid companies that have poor management.
Look at charts and use technical analysis to determine how the stock of a company moves during a particular period. If you see the price and volume going up then it is a strong positive signal that you can invest in the stock.
Similarly if you see a fall in the volume and price, you can avoid investing in the stock. Fundamental analysis can also be used to determine the strength of the stock you choose to invest.
Traders can also keep track of the expectations before they choose to invest. If the company misses the expected profit, you need to look at factors that resulted in this miss.
If the company is able to match the expectations of the market, you can choose to invest in this company as the stock may rise substantially during trading. This can help you make consistent profits.
Computer industry & binary options have grown in tandem as there are several stocks that are offered by brokers.
Traders need to keep track of the trend that exists in the computer industry, so that they may be able to place a trade successfully and make profits.
After more than three months, the market is basically flat for 2016. Oil has taken traders on a painful roller-coaster ride. And the only investment that seems to be shining still is gold with its gain of more than 15% this year.
Ask any smart investment adviser and they will all use one important word: diversification.
You don’t put all your eggs in one basket if you want to have some eggs for later.
The problem is that many investment gurus fail to tell you about some of the key options you have for preserving and steadily growing your wealth, protected from the market turmoil. (And there is still some significant turmoil on the horizon for stocks.) It’s more than just stocks and bonds. I’m even looking beyond having some exposure to precious metals.
There is one key asset that is uncorrelated to the stock market and has shown steady growth even during the Great Recession that too few investors have in their portfolios…
Collectibles such as rare coins, stamps, wine, art and comics have shown steady growth in value regardless of what’s happening in the stock market. But they are too often overlooked among investors as too complicated when it comes to using them to protect and growth their wealth. That’s why we’ve launched a service to provide valuable insight into the different aspects of the collectibles market.
Today, I am chatting with Ted Bauman, a passionate collector with a long-standing interest in off-the-grid investments. Like many collectors, though, he has an area of chief interest – guitars.
Jocelynn: Why did you start collecting guitars?
Ted: Most collectors are either investors or players. I’m a player. In other words, I’m always on the lookout for guitars that I think will allow me to express myself in a particular way. I’ve basically narrowed my needs down to four types: Fender Telecasters, Fender Stratocasters, Gibson semi-hollow bodies and solid-body humbucker guitars. Each has its own use. The “twangy” Telecasters are primarily for classic music like blues, early rock ‘n’ roll and country. The Strats are ideal for funkier things that require a lot of tonal variation, whilst the hollow-bodies and humbucker guitars are for general use.
Only once I’m satisfied with the playability and tone of a guitar do I then start to worry about vintage, provenance, etc.
But investment collectors may look at it the other way around. They may focus on guitars that aren’t in very good condition but come from a specific year, have a rare characteristic such as an odd color or were once owned by someone famous. From there, they would make specific buying decisions within those parameters based on playability.
Jocelynn: How did you pull your collection together? Was there something you were looking for in each item?
Ted: Well, I collected most of my current guitars in South Africa when I lived there, so it was extremely hit-or-miss since the market is so small. There might be only a few dozen of a particular type of guitar in the entire country, so if I saw one for sale, I had to act quickly. That’s how I acquired the cream of my collection, my 1980 Gibson ES-335 – just saw it hanging there one day in a local music store and bought it on the spot (on installments, which they offered to professional players in those days). It is one of the first 200 of this model ever produced, as shown by the serial number and date stamp inside the body. That makes it a collector’s item.
On the other hand, in the early 2000s I started to spend more time visiting the U.S., and I bought my blonde Telecaster on such a trip. This particular guitar isn’t rare now, but it is of remarkably high quality, and I expect it to appreciate in value as the years go by. It’s one of my main playing guitars.
When it comes to Stratocasters, which I used to play exclusively but now use only occasionally, I’ve been through a whole series of them. I would play one until I found a better one, then buy the new one and sell the old one. I’m still doing that – I’m in the market for a Jeff Beck Signature Strat right now. I’m also in the market for a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 – he was just getting started as a luthier in Annapolis when I was a kid in Maryland, where I used to visit his shop, and now he’s one of the world’s top makers! His band even played at my senior prom. The Custom 24 is considered one of the finest all-around performing guitars in the world, and Paul occasionally releases ones that are made of especially rare woods. I’m waiting for one of those.
Jocelynn: When it comes to nearly any collectible, there’s always a big concern around proper storage. How do you store them all?
Ted: I keep them in my office! I have wall hooks set up for each of them, and they hang there tempting me to stop working and play. I think that’s better for their necks – to hang from the headstock with gravity keeping the neck straight.
I have a dehumidifier in the office to keep the humidity stable, so they don’t warp. Sometimes I leave them in their cases for extended periods, especially if I’m gigging a lot.
Jocelynn: It’s important for a collector to have an exit strategy. What do you do when you want to sell your guitars?
Ted: I’m not a pure investor, so I tend to sell them to fellow musicians. I have occasionally sold them on eBay – actually you can do quite well there since you reach a global market and buyers in foreign lands are often desperate to acquire a specific guitar.
I once sold a Stratocaster to a guy in Latvia for a pretty good price. It was an early 1990s Strat Plus, a model made for only a few years, but considered a very high-quality performing guitar. I doubled my investment on that one. The sale took about a week to complete.
Jocelynn: Do you have any advice if I’m looking to start my own collection?
Ted: Decide what you’re in it for. If you want to make money as an investor, then focus on collectibles, especially older vintage instruments, such as late-1950s Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Teles and Strats. But be aware that it is a buy-and-hold market, so you have to be able to hang on to a guitar for a while until it appreciates.
On the other hand, if you’re a player-collector, like me, play as many versions of a particular guitar as you can before you buy one so you can be sure to get the one you really want. Either way, I strongly recommend working with a good dealer.
Know Your Options
Protecting your assets can feel like an uphill battle if you don’t know what all your options are. Collectibles are a great avenue for storing and growing your wealth, and you don’t have to be as involved in the collection as Ted to reap the benefits.
In July 2016, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun announced that Nigeria’s economy was technically in a recession. Nigeria’s GDP contracted by 0.36% which was the first negative figure in many years. As if that was not enough on August 10, 2016 a report by Bloomberg and the IMF confirmed that Nigeria had lost the position of Africa’s largest economy to South Africa. This is a position it had held for two consecutive years.
Where are the groundnut pyramids? Where are the palm oil exports from the east? Where are the cocoa exports? After all, infrastructures pre-independence were constructed with revenue gained from agricultural exports amongst others. This was an era when oil was not yet discovered. After oil was discovered in Oloibiri, Bayelsa state in 1956, agriculture has been largely neglected in Nigeria.
Oil price fell to $27.67 a barrel, its lowest since 2003. And to make matters worse, the Niger Delta Avengers have reduced Nigerian oil production capacity to its worst in 20 years.
Oil should not be the only determinant of our economy. We should start looking towards agriculture as we did in the old days. Nigeria has about 71.2 million hectares of available agricultural land and only about half of that is utilized. The lands utilized currently are not even utilized to their highest production capacity.
Here are 5 crops that may turn Nigeria’s economy around.
1. Cocoa: Nigeria was the fourth largest exporter of cocoa in 1990/1991 with sales of 135,000 tons which is about 7.1% of world trade as at then. Our exports reduced a lot due to black pod disease, labour shortages, aging trees etc. If we’re serious we can retake our position as a leading exporter of cocoa beans in the world.
2. Palm Oil: Nigeria was the leading exporter of palm oil in the world until we were overtaken by Malaysia in 1971. Nigeria’s palm oil export was about 43% of the world production at a time. Now it is less than 7%.
3. Rubber: Nigeria was once the largest exporter of rubber in Africa. But this is no longer the case. We currently export about 60,000 tons. In 1990, we were exporting 147,000 tons. According to the International Rubber Study group, the global demand for natural rubber may reach 14.2 million tons by 2020 while global production would be 13.6 million tons/ year in 2020. As you can see the production would not be able to meet up with the demand. Rubber could turn Nigeria’s economy around.
4. Rice: More than 90% of rice consumed in Nigeria is imported. An economy that focuses on importation would not be strong. We need to consume more of our local rice. We now have Dangote, Kebbi, Anambra and Kano rice. As at 10th of August 2016, a bag of Thailand parboiled rice was N16,000 in the local markets. Some of these our local rice now sell for as low as N8000 per bag. The more local rice we consume, the less rice we import. The less rice we import, the lower the demand for dollar and foreign currency used in importation. This would boost our currency and stop the catastrophic fall of the naira in relation to the dollar.
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Interview an Influencer or Get Interviewed by a High-traffic Website
Have you heard of Tim Ferriss, the author of the Four-Hour Work Week?
His podcast is nowadays a staple content type that he provides to his viewers. Tim’s show has world-class performers who share their insights on a variety of topics, and he is well-liked on social media. Do Tim’s fans enjoy the show? So far, the show has received over 50 million downloads. On most days, it’s the most popular business podcast on iTunes.
Interviews, whether on video or audio, are inherently conversational, lively, and engaging. The great aspect is that it’s a win-win situation for both sides. The interviewer is exposed to a new audience, while the interviewee is able to provide his website visitors with new fascinating and authoritative information. You can ask an industry influencer to share your interview with their followers on social media if you interview them. Consider the organic traffic you’ll get from their social media followers, which number in the hundreds of thousands. Consider the level of interest generated by a prior Derek Sivers interview on the Tim Ferriss Show. Derek shared the show’s URL with his 283K followers on Twitter. It won’t hurt if you establish a relationship with the influencer as a result of the interview.
Similarly, being interviewed by a high-ranking website can result in a significant increase in search engine traffic. Harsh Agrawal’s blog, Shoutmeloud, received 35,000+ views in a single day after he was profiled by YourStory. That was the blog’s most popular search engine traffic source (with 600,000+ monthly visitors). Because interviews provide consolidated value, they can be used as a long-term lead generating source for your company. Consider how many bloggers you’ve learned about through interviews on YouTube and other high-authority websites.
You may also conduct a Reddit AMA if you have a very compelling storey to tell. Mateen’s AMA got about generating $85,000 in profit by selling TeeSpring shirts/hoodies received 2000 page views. He also boosted the number of visitors to his website on a daily basis.
By registering as a source with HARO, you can also answer queries from journalists. On HARO, Christopher from Snappa came across this question from Inc Magazine about the future of content marketing. He swiftly responded with a thorough response. He was mentioned in Inc a few weeks later as a result of this. HARO is an excellent strategy to have your brand mentioned on authoritative news sites such as Entrepreneur and Inc. Those backlinks will enhance your search engine traffic and increase your marketing strategy by improving your reputation in Google’s eyes. Contact an SEO agency to find out how you can do this and how they can manage it for you while you work on the bottom line of your business.