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My name is Martin, from Cape Town, SA. I'm the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the growing Traders Community. I've an experience of over 8 years in Forex as a Portfolio manager, Trader and guest writer for many financiel and forex websites such as,... More
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  • France Telecom Stock Is Too Cheap Not To Buy

    France Telecom is frequently depicted as a wooden giant, who can no longer sustain its own weight and is about to tumble and crush anyone resting in its shade. In just two years, the stock lost almost half of its worth and from values of $25 per share in 2008, it sank to new depths of less than $10. A record low was hit just a week ago and even though the stock rebounded in the next couple of days, investors are jittery and wonder whether there is any point in keeping their positions.

    $9 per Share Is a Freebie

    To say that France Telecom is not faring well would be an understatement but the reason for why the stock is at historic lows has a lot to do with its debt. Many perceive it as crushing and they don't like the economical context in France either, with these two factors leading to the massive worth of equity. The French government still has a share of 27%, and this means that even though the laws are not necessarily in the best interest of large companies this one might enjoy slight advantages.

    Another thing that can't be overlooked is the fact that France Telecom has a 37% market share and including customers from beyond borders they serve roughly 230 million. The paradox is that while the stock is now inching closer to nine dollars per share the number of customers is increasing by 2.5% each year and there are some countries where the number is much higher. Simply put, binary options traders shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to buy call options if the stock eventually breaks the nine dollars line. At this value France Telecom is a freebie and the risks of it going even lower are remote.

    France Telecom Is Here To Stay

    There is no way for France to go bankrupt in the imminent future or for its 230 million customers to suddenly decide that France Telecom services are too expensive. Even though the prices are slightly above average, the company has its ways of retaining most of its customers and the number of those who depart is offset by new clients. Regardless of what happens in France, people will be still using mobile phones and there is no technology at the horizon to replace existing one overnight.

    Some changes need to be done for the company to increase its profitability, and officially becoming Orange in July is not enough but it is one step into the right direction. France Telecom needs to make the most of its presence in the European Union, with the main concern being the potential elimination of roaming fees. This is one circumstance in which FTE stock could sink even further, but it is a highly unlikely scenario and right now the right thing to do is to buy call options because the stock is undersold.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Jul 03 11:53 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Ambitious Projects On The Line For Noble Energy

    When binary options traders are aiming truly remarkable profits, they focus on those companies whose stock could advance firmly in one direction or the other. Volatility is their friend as long as they can forecast the outcome and it is just as easy to take advantage of a plunging stock as it is to capitalize on one surging. Noble Energy stock can safely be included in the latter category, as the company has high expectations for the upcoming years and they should translate into higher prices.

    The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Reserves

    Although Noble Energy has most of its reserves in the United States, some of its most profitable projects are located elsewhere. The company intends to tap into the large gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean which are estimated at roughly 1000 billion cubic meters. The proximity to Turkey and the numerous conflicts between this country and Cyprus raise some questions about the possibility of Noble Energy running into an international scandal and having production slowed down or even stopped.

    The risks are minimal and the upside considerable, so it is only safe to assume that if the company starts drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, is profits will go up right away. Another interesting opportunity in the area comes from Israel, which could become one of the leading countries in a energy production in the next decade. Huge reserves have been discovered in Israel at Noble Energy plans on exploring them through the Leviathan 4 project which is already on its way. Conventional traders can safely purchase their stock and wait for the prices to rise, whereas binary options traders can't afford the luxury.

    Strong First-Quarter Results for Noble Energy

    One of the reasons for why Noble Energy is such a solid company and one worth investing in is that most of its resources are located in United States. This means that it is most unlikely for production to be severely affected at any time and on the long run the company will have an easier mission in overcoming any obstacle. The sheer reserves in Elko will make it very profitable to begin production in United States and in less than a decade the country could produce over 10 million barrels per day.

    The company has reported a net income that exceeds expectations on a revenue of 1.1 billion, an increase of $12 million from last quarter. Interesting figures were provided by the discretionary cash flow report with an increase of $71 million compared to 2012. Noble Energy has signed potentially profitable partnerships and it has the resources to begin production in both Israel and Equatorial Guinea. When the company has both the money and the tool to put it to work, the sky is the limit and Noble Energy is in this fortunate position.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: Noble Energy
    Jun 25 3:57 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Who Needs A Demo When You Have CommuniTraders?

    Learning from Others Mistakes and Profiting With CommuniTraders

    Learning from our own mistakes is the safest way to remember valuable lessons, but I think that we all agree that this is hardly a pleasant way to accumulate knowledge. One needs to be a stoic to go through endless loops of trial and error to finally come up with a way of trading that could justify all the suffering. The demo account for binary options is the safety net that will catch you time after time while absorbing the impact and causing you to lose nothing but virtual currency. CommuniTraders Binary Options Social Traders Platform combines the benefits of social trading with the safety of a demo account, offering prospective traders the best of both worlds.

    Leave the Sandbox for Little Kids

    It's all fun and games tinkering with demo accounts and placing fictional trades, but when they are done with the sandbox environment and trade for real many are in for a rude awakening. Let me tell you what happens in the real world, where trades placed on real currency, outside the demo account frequently end out of money and cause you headaches. That's not to say that getting used to binary options through a demo account is pointless, but if you want a meaningful experience, let communiTraders lend a hand.

    If you are already trading in a demo account, you shouldn't stay in the dark and take the long and twisted path, when communiTraders can show you a shortcut. Think of it as a big brother, without the scrutiny, annoying pranks and constant patronizing. This community was created by binary options traders for traders, and it is an extension of the collective mind that is constantly occupied with finding the most lucrative investments. There is no point in being stuck with a demo account when you can tap into the immense potential of communiTraders free of charge and with no strings attached.

    Crowd Wisdom Is Better Than Personal Insight

    The demo account will give you the chance to fail graciously and commiserate with other traders who try to learn on their own. You might giggle at the thought of the amounts that you would have lost if the trades were placed on real money and even open a beer to celebrate fictional profits. On the other hand, you could be placing your first profitable trades with communiTraders by following the advice given for free by professional traders. They are just as eager to showcase their skills, as you are to tap into their experience, so why not jump on the bandwagon and push your binary options career into overdrive?

    CommuniTraders is fun, exciting and has the uncanny ability of getting players fully immersed, pretty much like Facebook, only lucrative. It offers the best of both worlds and once you get hooked on this unique social trading platform you will be glad that you did not lose time with an outdated demo account.

    Jun 19 1:07 PM | Link | Comment!
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