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Submission + - SPAM: What Type Of Investor Are Going To Be?

An anonymous reader writes: So by now, you may know the basics of the stock market and may be wondering how to go about investing. The first thing you should determine though is, what type of investor are you going to be.

There are two types of investors in the stock market; fundamental investors and technical investors. Whichever one you choose to be is up to you but you must know the characteristics of both to make a decision.

A fundamental investor aims to study a company's financials, the economy and the industry of the company. If you decide to become a fundamental investor, you will have to be able to read financial statements, understand economic data and study different industries. Also, you will need to identify stocks that are "undervalued" so that in the future, they increase in value to make a profit. You should expect to hold stocks for a few months or even several years before selling, if you want to be fundamental investor.

Technical investors are almost the complete opposite of fundamental investors. They do not care as much about company fundamentals, industries and the economy. They simply study the price pattern of a stock using stock charts to identify good entry and exit positions (buy and sell positions). They believe that all company fundamentals and economic data has already been taken into account by the market so there is no point of studying it. Technical investors invest for the short term, holding stocks for a few minutes or for no longer than a few weeks. They aim to profit from short-term price changes in the stock price. An example of a technical investor is a day trader. They aim to buy and sell stocks within the same day to profit from small price changes.

So you know a bit about fundamental and technical investors and you now have to decide which one you are going to be. You can decide to take on both fundamental and technical investment styles but you have to have the skills to do both. Whichever you decide to do, learn the skills that are required to be successful with the investment style you have chosen. If you are going to be a fundamental investor, perhaps you can research successful people that have been successful with this approach like Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. What did they do to acquire great wealth, and can you replicate it? Keep learning, keep grafting and become your greatest asset.

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Submission + - Kodak loses patent case vs. Apple, RIM; plans appeal (

quantr writes: ""Eastman Kodak Co has lost an appeal of a patent dispute over digital image preview technology with Apple Inc and Research In Motion Ltd, which could set back the onetime photography giant's efforts to raise money in bankruptcy by selling patents.

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday upheld a May 21 ruling by Judge Thomas Pender of that agency that neither Apple nor RIM had violated Kodak's rights in the so-called '218 patent, which covers how digital cameras preview images.
"The investigation is thus terminated," the agency said.
Kodak has been hoping to recover $1 billion, and said on Sunday it plans an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
"The validity of the '218 patent has been upheld in previous litigation at the ITC and was affirmed by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in the face of two separate challenges," it said. "We are confident that its validity will ultimately be upheld."
Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors on January 19. Patent litigation has in recent years been a major part of the Rochester, New York-based company's strategy to generate revenue.""

Submission + - SPAM: security guard card procedure

sidney78mlancaster writes: In the majority of the United States, people who operate as a security officer must have a legitimate security license, in some states referred to as guard card. But before you can sign up for this type of license, you should know the rules and requirements that are being applied in the state you want to be working in. That's right, every one of the United States has a different application process and different specifications for the licensing of security officers. Even so, there are a few standard requirements that we can summarize for you to give you an impression.
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