Economy and Finance

Each year venture capitalists fund more than 2,500 start-up companies in the US Many of these companies try to conserve their equity capital by approaching venture-leasing firms to secure equipment financing. By obtaining lease financing, these savvy firms are able to use their equity capital for high-impact activities like recruiting key personnel, product development, and expanding their marketing efforts. What are the qualities that make some start-ups more attractive than others to venture lessors? Here are ten factors that most venture lessors evaluate to decide which start-ups to finance: Caliber of the Management Team Most venture lessors consider the start-up's management team to be the most critical success factor for the venture. Although it can be challenging to quickly evaluate management talent, there are several qualities that less lessors consider. […]

Owning a home is the most important dream of any person. It is one of the basic necessities of life as stated by Maslow in his ‘Theory of Hierarchy of Needs’. People generally desire to have a home which not only gives them shelter, but also should be the expression of their artistic tastes, and an object of pride. Owning a home is a matter of spending of life’s savings. For some- belonging to the high earning group, it is not a problem; but for others arranging finances for their dream home is a very crucial decision, they ever take in their life. To enable people to realise there dream, financial institutions and banks offer home loans to people. Home loans play a very important role in the lives of […]

Artists who are endeavoring in the business of faux finishing or other art related ventures have it tough, the odds are stacked heavily against us. The business sense you need to have in order to be an entrepreneur in today's complex world is many times squeezed out of us by the lack of business knowledge or the confused interpretation of what should be and what really is. The task of balancing business and art is a difficult thing to accomplish for most artists, it's just not how we were made and does not come easy for us. The average person may be able to make a descent living doing his or her own thing, but an artist has many hurtles to overcome if he or she wants to be truly […]

‘There is a way that seemed right unto a man but the end thereof is destruction’ The above saying can be said to be true in some instances, but from the moment when I discovered the true meaning of wealth, I have never met a wealthy man who came into his fortune without having to take certain decisions, actions that seemed futile at that particular moment. It is an obvious fact that making a headway in life requires a certain level of risk taking ability. Your ability to take the ‘bull by the horn’ in seemingly difficult situations determines how far you go in life. Let’s take a case scenario of two brothers who happen to be farmers in a village far away from any natural source of water supply. […]

There is an estimated 5.2 million commercial properties within the UK. The commercial property market expanded by over 32 per cent during 1990-2000 (according to the new products started) compared with the previous decade, in itself a decade of exceptional growth. Bank lending for commercial property deals rose by a record ¬£ 7.7 billion in the first quarter of 2005, according to data provided by the Bank of England, and property experts believe the bulk of the new lending was for investment purchases. There has also been a substantial rise in the number of investors looking to buy commercial properties to put into Self Insted Personal Pension Schemes. Property investment funds received a boost as of late last year after the Government announced plans to allow them to be included […]

The world of forex trading has been one that has been at the forefront of investor interest for several years now. This is due because this asset class differences from other assets, such as stocks, bonds and property, in that the ebb and flow of forex rates is not tied to the general economic cycle. This means that investors in the forex market can expect to see performance through both the boom, and the bust, of conventional asset classes. However, one of the main issues with forex trading, especially when it is focused on the technical approach to trading, is that it requires a lot of attention. In order to profit from the forex price cycles, you have to trade over short time scales, often minutes or hours, and pay […]

As the clich√© goes, money makes the world go round. Consumerism has never been as vibrant as today when everything can just be at the mere swiping of an electronic card or at the click of your mouse. When financial matters are the least of your worries, everything seems to be within reach and affordable from the barest essentials down to your items of luxury. Or you are living on a budget but the sight of that sexy and trendy top is just enough to send you running into the store and buy it. But at the end of the day, there is that nagging feeling that you have exceeded your spending limits, and just thread your budget out the window. A worst case scenario is when you've maxed-out your […]

In this post, I would like to share a guest post by Ryan Cokieng from The Morning Eclipse regarding various financial investment instruments that we can use to have our money generate more money for us without having to work harder. After reading this introduction, what are your impressions and thoughts about his ideas and experiences. Bonds, Mutual funds, UITF's and Equity markets Here's an explanation on the various investment instruments that a person can use. I draw these explanations from my experience with them. I. Funds These are generally pooled money handled by an individual, fund manager, group, bank, or company. What the company does is to pool small tranches of investments and make a big pool of cash amounting to maybe tens of millions of Pesos. The money […]

Forex day trading is something that appeals to a lot of forex traders and it's easy to see why. Currencies trade in quite a wide range every single trading day so there are always good profits to be made. However forex day trading is definitely not for everyone. Trading in general requires immunity discipline and this is particularly the case when trading over short time frames. Prices can move very fast during the day and it's very easy to make impulse trades based on nothing other than gut feeling. This is generally not a good idea and will usually only lead to disaster in the long run. Day trading is no different to longer term trading. You have to have a solid and profitable system in place before you even […]

Lack of enough knowledge on Forex trading by many people has led to them to failing to trade successfully. This has led to many traders investing lots of their money to ensure they get tips of how to trade smartly so that they get enough profits. Forex education has helped many to get the right information needed to trade. Different traders have adapted different techniques depending on the kind of business they are engaged in. The adaptation of any technique in the market depends on how long the trader wants to do his trading transactions per day. Some traders prefer to be in the market all day long while others will just come and go. For one to acquire proper education, it is good to how long you will be […]