Be Ready for the Millennials or Be Ready to Find a New Line of Work

“Shoot low boys, they’re ridin’ Shetlands.” — Lewis Grizzard

Interesting quote, huh? And kind of funny, too, when you picture a bunch of big, burly cowboys coming over the hill bumbling along on little horses.

Of course, the message is pretty simple: sometimes you have to adjust your strategy to win. And one group you’ll need to adjust for is coming over the proverbial hill: millennials — those born between 1981 and 1997. And yes, they’re riding Shetlands. Put more simply: they’re different. And if you understand those differences — and adjust your aim — you and your bottom line will be just fine.

Why adjust? For one, millennials now outnumber the baby boomer generation. That makes them the single largest generation — 75.4 million strong.

But even more important than their numbers is what they’re preparing for: buying homes. According to Trulia’s 2017 housing report, 83% of millennials say … Read the rest

US Shipping Companies – The Most Professional Service Provider

The shipping industry has already seen the boom and having an amazing growth rate, which is a new age phenomenon and people are more and more depending on this particular business to get a proper solution for transporting of their valuables and other items from one place to another. Today the shipping company’s service is not confined only in ocean cargo shipping, but it has developed a lot to get the material being shifted through air and road transportation. While we talk about the transportation of various materials, the first thing comes to our mind is the safety of the material and required steps are being taken to ensure the safekeeping of the consignment.

In securing the safety measures of the consignments, the shipping boxes are playing the most crucial and important role, which is considered as the principal issue in ensuring the safety of the material. Today there are … Read the rest

Making Friends With Crocodiles: Rethinking Your 2017 Marketing Plan With Rising Interest Rates

“If you live in the river, you should make friends with the crocodile.” — Proverb

I love that quote, but let me adapt it for you, the Realtor: “If you work in real estate, you should make friends with change!”

And of course the change everyone is talking about these days is interest rates. It happened — and no big surprise. As expected, for only the second time since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve opted to raise interest rates one-quarter of a point. And I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if we see more rate increases during 2017. Many economists agree and predict mortgage rates will keep climbing.

In fact, Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), expects rates for conforming loans to hit 4.5% by the end of 2017 and says that jumbo loans should be roughly in line with the conforming rates. … Read the rest

The importance of fundamental Analysis in Forex

Fundamental analysis is an approach to analyzing the markets by taking into account factors such as the social, economic and political issues. These factors tend to influence the supply and demand of the security in the question.

Fundamental analysis is one of two ways to analyze the forex markets. The other approach is the more widely popular technical analysis.

Both fundamental and technical analyses are important when you want to study the markets. However, traders mostly ignore the fundamentals when trading currencies and focus only on the technical analysis.

The general argument is that day traders who only trade within a small time frame need not concern themselves with fundamentals. This is because fundamentals are what tend to impact longer-term trends.

However, regardless of whether you are day trading or swing trading, it is important to pay attention to the fundamental developments in the markets as well. You can actually expect to … Read the rest

Understanding Forex: Trading Beyond Boundaries

Foreign exchange is a crucial component in international trade. Your bank facilitates the transfer of monies in different currencies in a seamless fashion – this article examines the utility of good forex trade.

For most of us, the term forex exchange comes into play only when we are leaving for a foreign trip and need to exchange our INR for foreign currency. However, forex for a holiday is just a small component of the complex, global forex market. It is used daily for international trade.

What is foreign exchange trading?

Unlike other markets, the forex exchange trading space does not have a physical market arena. It is a virtual space where two different currencies are traded at a certain rate determined at the start of the business day. Two or more currencies are traded in order to facilitate business between different countries. Meanwhile, forex services in India also cater to … Read the rest