Why you need to watch the stock market as it goes up

Experts say you need more than the stock price to judge the strength of an economy.They say you should watch the market closely as it grows and watch how it responds to different shocks.Experts say that can be tricky, especially as stocks and bonds move from one period to another.So what's the right time to get an economic forecast?We looked at how long it takes for the S&P 500 to go from...

How to use Google AdWords to generate a $25,000 mining business

A company with a history of generating mining income could be worth billions in a short space of time, according to a recent investment by an investment bank.The B250 Mining Industry Group is the first Australian investment bank to launch a research and analysis report on mining in the country.In a report titled 'B250 Mining: Mining in Australia', the bank, the investment bank GIC, and the mining...

Why I love home loan brokers

I don't have a lot of time to write about home loan decisions these days, but my husband and I are about to embark on the most challenging loan process of our lives.We're looking for a home loan with an 8% down payment and a $250,000 mortgage, but we're not sure we'll be able to get a loan approved.As a result, we decided to look for our dream home.But we're starting with a very simple loan that...

When is the NHL lockout over?

The NHL is in the final stages of a lockout that began earlier this year and has stretched to this week.Here are some things you need to know:The NHLPA announced on Thursday that it has agreed to a tentative two-year extension to the two-and-a-half-year contract extension the union had agreed to with the NHL in late February.The NHLPA has until Sept. 30 to reach an agreement with the union on a...