What It Is & How To Invest: The NASDAQ Exchange

What It Is & How To Invest: The NASDAQ Exchange

What is the NASDAQ Exchange? The NASDAQ Stock Market is the second-largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization, behind only the New York Stock Exchange or NYSE. The NASDAQ platform is owned by The NASDAQ OMX Group, which also owns the OMX stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges. Formed in 1971 by the National Associate of Securities Dealers NASD to fill the need for reporting stocks that were not
How To Avoid Polluting The Leadership Language

How To Avoid Polluting The Leadership Language

Never confuse talking and communicating. A little self-examination about what you say — and how you say it — can mean the difference between a listener tuning you out and hanging on your every word. Habits and mannerisms can derail any carefully planned message or presentation that either is distracting or undermine the impact of statements. Try to avoid these eight most common mistakes: Hedging phrases. These include “sort of,” “kind of” and “I guess.” They
The Ban on Credit Card Funding Programs

The Ban on Credit Card Funding Programs

In the U.S. the financial industry is watched closely by the National Futures Association otherwise known as the NFA. A recent proposal was given the green light by another regulating entity called the Commodity Futures Trading Commission a.k.a the CFTC, and the new reforms will take place early next year. The ban on credit card funding for U.S. high-risk derivative transactions will officially take effect January 31, 2015. The new reform act will apply to both
Commercial Lending 101: Commercial Real Estate Loans

Commercial Lending 101: Commercial Real Estate Loans

COMMERCIAL LENDING OVERVIEW Many people understand the underwriting requirements for residential mortgage lending. Just as many people, if not more, do not have the same understanding of commercial mortgage lending. The reasons given include that it is new to them and it usually is not explained by lenders to their customers. Therefore, people are not typically as comfortable with the process and do not know what to expect. Sandhill Finance is there to help. Below is