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The cause of the recent market volatilities

When markets fall fast and hard, investors look for something to blame. This time around, a lot of the ire is focused on a trading strategy known as risk parity,i.e. the risk parity strategies amplified a market downdraft.

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What you should know about bear Markets

A bear market is a downturn of 20% or more, lasting at least 60 days, in any broad equity index such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, or the Nasdaq.  It is triggered when investors lose faith in the market as a whole - decreasing the demand for stocks. If the 20% plus downturn lasts less than two months, it's considered a correction instead of a bear market.

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6 Reasons Why China's Stock Markets are Volatile

China is now the world 2nd largest equity markets after US.  Shanghai composite, the benchmark index hit a seven year high in June 2015.  Thereafter, it exhibits volatility with often swing as much as 10% within a day.  Why are China's stock markets so volatile?

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What kind of Investor are you?

Retail investors normally perform worst than the professionals.  One of the reasons is because retail investors are quick to buy after time have been good, and equally fast in bailing out at the first sign of trouble.  As a result, retail investors rarely do well because they buy at highs and sell at lows.  Thus it is good to know what kind of investors you are.

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A股是否泡沫?

在经历多轮暴涨之后,A股当前市值逼近10万亿美元。截止周四(2015-06-04)收盘,A股上市企业总市值为9.6万亿美元。彭博社追踪的数据显示,A股市值仅在今年就增加了4.7万亿美元,几乎相当于整个日本股市的总市值。日本股市总市值5.1万亿美元,美国股市总市值25万亿美元。那么,A股是否泡沫?

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