Famous Traders – Japanese Housewife Trader’s & Video

Famous Traders – Japanese Housewife Trader’s & Video

Definition of ‘Japanese Housewives’

In the foreign exchange world, a collective term for the legions of Japanese housewives who resorted to currency trading in the first decade of the new millennium. With Japanese interest rates near zero percent for most of the decade, their motivation for currency trading was to increase the low returns on their portfolios.

These homemaker-traders are also called “Mrs. Watanabes.”

Investopedia explains ‘Japanese Housewives’

Japanese housewives have had a discernible impact on currency markets. Bank of Japan officials said in 2007 that the housewives’ trading activity helped to stabilize currency markets because of their tendency to buy on dips and sell into rallies.

A significant amount of this trading was carried out through online margin accounts, which offered leverage of 20 to 100 times. Carry trades, which involve borrowing in low-interest rate currencies and investing in higher yield assets, were also a favored strategy for many of the Japanese housewives.

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Are you Traders prepared? Currency Wars Simulation Video

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Video – Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap

We may not be able to address our current debt ceiling woes, but we can at least put them to a good beat.

Visit the links below for more Reason coverage on the debt, deficit and government spending:

Five Facts About the Debt
http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/25/five-facts-about-the-debt

The Facts About the Debt Ceiling
http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/18/the-facts-about-the-debt-ceili

Reason.com Topics: Government Spending
http://reason.com/topics/goverment-spending

“Raise the Debt Ceiling” is the third of a series of collaborations between Remy and Reason.tv. To watch Remy’s other videos, go to http:youtube.com/goremy

Music by Remy. Video shot and produced by Meredith Bragg.

Download the mp3 and HD versions at http://reason.tv, the video channel for Reason magazine and http://reason.com

LYRICS:

Raise da debt ceiling!
Raise da debt ceiling!
Raise da debt ceiling!
Raise da debt ceiling!

14 trillion in debt
but yo we ain’t got no qualms
droppin $100 bills
and million dollar bombs

spending money we don’t have
that’s the name of the game
they call me cumulo nimbus
because you KNOW I make it rain

bail out all kind of cars
got all kind of whips
ladies ask me how I get em
I tell em STIMULUS

Social Security surplus?
Oh, guess what? it’s gone
I got my hands on everything
like Dominique Strauss Kahn

ain’t got no Medicare trust fund
son, that’s just absurd
spending every single penny that
we see, son, have you heard?

ain’t got no moral objections
ain’t got kind of complaints
ain’t got no quantitative
statutory budget restraints

so…
[CHORUS]

Yo, we up in the Fed
and we living in style
Spending lots of money
while we sipping crystal

still making it rain
and yeah it be so pleasing
wait, not making it rain–
we be “Quantitative Easing!”

QE1, QE2
QE4, QE3
Dropping IOU’s
in every fund that I see

printing the cash
inflating the monies
callin up China
“a-yo we straight out of 20’s!”

in the club
we be louding out
while to the market, yeah
we be crowding out

on the beach getting tan
and sipping Corona
we got a monetary plan–
and it involves a lot of toner…

[CHORUS]

So if you look at the chart
and examine the trend
we borrow 40 cents of every
single dollar we spend

and non-discretionary spending
increases every day
do you have a comment for Committee?
I MAKE IT RAIN

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker
would you beam me up?
A Congressperson cutting spending?
Couldn’t dream me up

We’re gonna default
if we follow this road!
I should have thought of this
14 trillion dollars ago!

I’m the king of the links
I’m a menace at tennis
I’m sticking spinnaz on my rims
picking winnaz in business

if you’re looking for some cash
it’s about to get heavy
I got some big ol’ piles of money
and guess what–they shovel ready

[CHORUS]


Popcorn Weekend documentary Movies You Got To Watch # 1

Popcorn Weekend documentary

Movies You Got To Watch # 1

Financial History – “The Ascent of Money” by Niall Ferguson

5 Episodes in one video player –  “not knowing this stuff can seriously damage your wealth”…. Niall Ferguson ====…Popcorn and dip are recommended, enjoy Dimitri 🙂 ====

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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World is Harvard professor Niall Ferguson‘s tenth book, published in 2008,[1] and an adapted television documentary for Channel 4 (UK) and PBS (US).[2] It examines the long history of moneycredit, and banking.
The Ascent of Money
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Author(s)
Niall Ferguson
Country
United States
Language
English
Subject(s)
history of moneycredit,banking
Genre(s)
economic history
Publisher
The Penguin Press HC
Publication date
13 November 2008
Pages
432
ISBN
978-1-59420-192-9
OCLC Number
191929255
Dewey Decimal
332.09 22
LC Classification
HG171 .F47 200

Episodes – Original Version

Ep. 1: Dreams of avarice

From Shylock‘s pound of flesh to the loan sharks of Glasgow, from the “promises to pay” on Babylonian clay tablets to the Medici banking system. Professor Ferguson explains the origins of credit and debt and why credit networks are indispensable to any civilization.

Ep. 2: Human bondage

How did finance become the realm of the masters of the universe? Through the rise of the bond market in Renaissance Italy. With the advent of bonds, war finance was transformed and spread to north-west Europe and across the Atlantic. It was the bond market that made the Rothschilds the richest and most powerful family of the 19th century.

Ep. 3: Blowing bubbles

Why do stock markets produce bubbles and busts? Professor Ferguson goes back to the origins of the joint stock company in Amsterdam and Paris. He draws telling parallels between the current stock market crash and the 18th century Mississippi Bubble of Scottish financier John Law and the 2001 Enron bankruptcy. He shows why humans have a herd instinct when it comes to investment, and why no one can accurately predict when the bulls might stampede.

Ep. 4: Risky business

Life is a risky business – which is why people take out insurance. But faced with an unexpected disaster, the state has to step in. Professor Ferguson travels to post-Katrina New Orleans to ask why the free market can’t provide some of the adequate protection against catastrophe. His quest for an answer takes him to the origins of modern insurance in the early 19th century and to the birth of the welfare state inpost-war Japan.

Ep. 5: Safe as houses

It sounded so simple: give state-owned assets to the people. After all, what better foundation for a property-owning democracy than a campaign of privatisation encompassing housing? An economic theory says that markets can’t function without mortgages, because it’s only by borrowing against their assets that entrepreneurs can get their businesses off the ground. But what if mortgages are bundled together and sold off to the highest bidder?

Ep. 6: Chimerica

Niall Ferguson investigates the globalisation of the Western economy and the uncertain balance between the important component countries of China and the US. In examining the last time globalisation took hold – before World War One, he finds a notable reversal, namely that today money is pouring into the English-speaking economies from the developing world, rather than out.

SOURCE:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ascent_of_Money

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Video – Special Tribute – 2 All Those Trading the Markets… We are Traders…

Special Video – A Tribute to All Those Trading the Markets… We are Traders…