Miscellaneous

What Does Hawkish Mean?

Posted in FAQ | Miscellaneous, Submitted by Trading Critic on Sun, 2006-12-10 03:50.
What does Hawkish mean? We've heard it a lot lately in the financial news. Here is the definition for Hawkish.

What does Hawkish mean? We've heard it a lot lately in the financial news. "RBA maintaining a hawkish stance", "Yen gains as BOJ keeps up hawkish rhetoric", "Paris shares close higher, supported by less hawkish ECB comments", " Euro gains brief boost from hawkish Trichet comments" and "RNBZ Gets Hawkish, And Does Nothing". We all know that a hawk (noun) is a, "relatively small diurnal bird of prey with short rounded wings and very good eyesight which hunts by pouncing on small birds and mammals." To go hawking (verb) is to hunt with a hawk. To be hawkish – the adjective form of the word is simply described as "like a hawk". So in financial terms, what is the definition for hawkish?

The definition of hawkish is this: it is an aggressive stance. Just as a hawk is aggressive in hunting its prey, being hawkish relates to the aggressive stance taken with regard to the topic. For example, if there is a threat of high inflation, to describe the reserve bank of a country being hawkish in any official statement may mean they are leaning towards a stronger action such as favouring an increase in interest rates to dampen high inflation. The antonym (opposite) to hawkish is dovish. Good luck in your trading!

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Compensation for the Lack of Disclosure

Posted in Miscellaneous, Submitted by Trading Critic on Wed, 2006-09-20 10:04.
Imagine getting compensation for the lack of disclosure by a company listed on a public stock exchange.

Imagine getting compensation for the lack of disclosure by a company listed on a public stock exchange. That's what happened on the 6th of September 2006 with Jubilee Mines (JBM), a Western Australia nickel miner. In a precedent decision, Jubilee was ordered to pay a former shareholder almost $2 million because the company failed to disclose to the market an important nickel find on its tenement. After ten years in the courts, the Supreme Court has found that the nickel miner should have released details of the newly discovered metal deposit when they become first aware of it back in September 1994. The former shareholder was the family trust of Kim Riley - the company's former managing director began selling Jubilee shares in that same month. The company only disclosed the find in 1996, and by that time the trust has released their entire share holding. Jubilee will be investigating avenues for an appeal.

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Why Trading Critic?

Posted in Miscellaneous, Submitted by Trading Critic on Fri, 2006-06-30 13:49.

Why does this blog exist? Why Trading Critic? Well, as it states in my about page:

The sole purpose and mission of this website is to educate and inform aspiring traders and experienced traders alike about the state of the retail trading industry.

Business is booming, and as a result of the Internet boom, trading through the world wide web has become more accessible to anyone with a phone line, modem and a computer. You can basically trade any market now in the world from the US markets, German, English, Australian and more. Trading stocks, options and other derivatives are growing at an exponential rate. Retail forex dealers are promoting their wares all over the world and is an industry experiencing explosive growth.

As a result of this boom, there is a risk that a lot of people will be misinformed or misled by companies or the system and I seek to help and inform those traders who want to know the real deal behind the trading industry.

Good Luck!

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