Hurricane Sandy Shuts Down Wall Street.

Hurricane Sandy Shuts Down Wall Street.

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For the first time in recent memory, Wall Street has been shut down by a Hurricane.  Periodically we’ll see the stock market closed for blizzard like conditions in the winter but rarely has it ever been shut down for a Hurricane.  But this isn’t like any typical storm. Hurricane Sandy, also named FrankenStorm, has been…

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Academic Advantage

Academic Advantage

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There is no question that education should be important to everyone in Main St. America. Education is the key to long term success and one of the major reasons why we share our experiences here on this blog. By learning and understanding more about the way that finances, Wall Street, and basic economics work every…

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Online Trading Academy Reviews

Online Trading Academy Reviews

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MainStFinance.com was founded with the goal of helping individuals from Main Street America keep up financially during these difficult economic times.  We love providing insightful tips, helpful explanations, and creative insights into the way the financial world works for Americans but we also understand at times people want more in depth information. To help individuals…

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Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud

By Andrew

Bernie Madoff has made fraud and the classic Ponzi scheme front page news and brought those those to the forefront of investors mindsets.  Truth be told, fraud is ever present and Ponzi schemes occur all the time to all kinds of people.  Here are few ideas on how to avoid such schemes and keep your…

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How European Banks are Hurting Your Retirement

How European Banks are Hurting Your Retirement

By Andrew

If you’ve been following the market recently, you’ve seen a lot of up and downs that the headlines claim are the result of issues and actions in the Eurozone.  Maybe you all have the same question I do…what does the Eurozone have to do with stocks in the US?  Let’s take a look at the…

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Emotional Investors

Emotional Investors

By Andrew

Humans are emotional.  That statement is true if you look at the top movies for the weekend (50/50, for example) and it’s true if you watch how investors work.  Investors are prone to mistakes based on emotional factors, so let’s take a look at a few: “I like this company” Liking a company doesn’t mean…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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