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Murdock’s New Corp Split Board Approval

Courtesy of http://www.syracuse.com

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch has received approval from the board of News Corp to split the $50 Billion media company into two separately traded companies.

The market immediately showed signs of approval and the News Corps company’s stock went up 10% since news broke out on Tuesday; up to $22.26 on Thursday midday.

The split will result in two separate companies; One company will be the print side operating newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, magazines and a book publishing.

The other company will be the entertainment company and will include 20th Century Fox Movie Studio, the Fox Broadcast TV Network and the Fox News Channel.

The board will need to approve formalities that will include management structure and details of the split. Somes items could take up a year to work out.

Over the years Murdoch avoided addressing large stockholder’s request to split off the publishing side which has suffered losses. This split move was a surprise to many.

Murdoch is planning to lead the entertainment company although he states the publishing company is very strong. But publishing is a weakening market though the Wall Street Journal and other papers in their hold are reputable and highly respected in their industries.

The largest speculations are about leadership in the publishing company and what if any roles will be for the Murdoch family member in either companies.

Estimates are that the publishing division would generate about $1.3 billion earnings (EBITDA ) $3.25 per share. And the Entertainment company to be valued at $52 billion, or $23 per share.

Murdoch has not commented on whether or not this split has come about because of the investigation surrounding the phone hacking/bribing officials allegations in the UK.

And if so will the split compies split help his case and appease the British telecommunication regulators

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Healthcare Reform Got Help From a Justice and Tax Status

Chief Justice John Roberts – Courtesy of Wikipedia.com

There are two main reasons President Obama managed to get a health care reform law passed and upheld by the Supreme Court on a 5-4 ruling  when healthcare has not made much progress since the 1960’s.

The first is that the program did not look like a “tax” and the second is through the help of Republican appointed Chief Justice John Roberts who restrained from making an activist gesture even though the gesture would have made history and was expected by the republicans and opponents of the bill.

Whether by accident, intention, natural design or political maneuvering the writers/designers and supporters of President’s the healthcare reform did not want to acknowledge or call the program what it truly was or use the word “tax”.

Healthcare tax or anything resembling a healthcare tax would not have any chance in congress or with public opinion and would have met an early death. No one wants to support or pay any new taxes.

Once the Supreme Court acknowledged that the mandate was truly a tax, they were able to up hold the individual mandate making people buy insurance/ or pay tax because it was not unconstitutional.

The Healthcare Reform Act had help from Chief Justice John Roberts who restrained from an active political conservative statement which could have struck down the law and made history at the same time.

Justice Roberts had clerked for the powerful conservative Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Justice Roberts have often in the past teamed up with Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas to create a strong conservative bloc on rulings.

Healthcare Reform though necessary to ensure fair coverage for all Americans is also needed to overhaul the healthcare system, substantially reduce unnecessary spending, prioritize coverages fairly, and put the burden back into the natural order of the free market with less expenses and management by the government.

Baby steps were made with today’s ruling.

Now the question is if this Healthcare Reform will be able to cause appropriate reforms or even get through a series of anticipated appeals and survive the political processes.

Forex Profits In This Uncertain Market

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While the Rest of The Financial Market Reacts To the EU

The US Financial markets slowed in activity in response to  Merkel’s insistence  that Germany will not commit to further  liabilities and  nor share debts including a Eurobonds.

This did not  affect the Forex market.  Forex does not respond like the New York Stock Exchange and ForexTradeGains is still profiting when the rest of the financial market reacts to news regarding the financial crisis in Europe.

ForexTradeGains client’s profts are not  affected by how a  country’s  economy is doing.   We just need to know if   x-country’s economy is doing better/worse that y-country’s  economy.

If the x is doing worse than y, we will sell the x-currency against y-currency or vice-versa. We  compare countries currencies  against each other and  look for a possible trade.

Right now most economies are not doing well, it is just the matter of who is doing the best/worse in comparison to others.  This is just the fundamental aspect of the trade.
There are also  technical aspect of trading  which consists of charting, TF, planning trades…. Technical analysis is even more important for our trading strategy and gives us more opportunities profit from trades.

It is a good time to be in Forex Trade while the other markets very inconsistent  and unsteady and severly  reacting to EU news.

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Additional Reading:

Current Events: The European Union and the Eurozone Crisis

Central Banks

An Introduction to Forex Trading – A Guide for Beginnersoves i

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June 18 – Market Update – Greece New Democracy Forming Coalition

ForexTradeGains.com – Update on Greece

Greece's Antonio Samaras

Greece’s Antonis Samaras : Courtesy of BusinessWeek.com

Greek voters have played their part for a second time in as many months to try and democratically elect a party to lead them through its most difficult times of the modern era. 

The New Democracy party has won the right to try and form a coalition government over the next 3 days with 130 seats, which is 20 seats short of an outright win.

This had markets breathe a brief sigh of relief to know that the ball is in the court of the more predictable conservative party. Also adding to the sense of relief was knowing that the other main pro Bailout Party Pa.So.K collected 33 seats which would take a coalition over the 150 seat requirement should they come to an agreement.

However, this is much easier said than done and we can expect there to be hurdles and delays as both pro bailout parties have agendas and will know the strength of cards that they hold.

Markets are relieved for the short term that the unknown SYRIZA party did not win but they will still be playing a major part in Greece’s progression. There is still a fair bit to play out and today’s result just helps us understand the initial path we take.

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Additional Reading:

What the Hell Is Going on with the Greek Financial Crisis
Greece’s ‘Odious’ Debt: The Looting of the Hellenic Republic by the Euro, the Political Elite and the Investment Community (Anthem Finance)
Bust: Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis (Bloomberg (UK))
An Introduction to Forex Trading – A Guide for Beginners
The Sensible Guide to Forex: Safer, Smarter Ways to Survive and Prosper from the Start (Wiley Trading)
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June 16 – NEWS – OANDA Suspends Trade Sunday For Greek Vote

 1st Time In History
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Greek Vote

Courtesy of http://www.news.com.au

Between between 1000 GMT and 1900 GMT Sunday OANDA will suspend trading Sunday to limit exposure to price swings and will not  accept trading instructions between 1000 GMT and 1900 GMT Sunday

OANDA Corporation is a financial services provider of currency conversion, online retail foreign exchange (forex) trading, online foreign currency transfers, and forex information. See details about this suspension at FINRA.ORG 

ForexTradeGains currently does not trade through OANDA.

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Additional Reading:

Current Events: The European Union and the Eurozone Crisis

Central Banking Systems Compared: The ECB, The Pre-Euro Bundesbank and the Federal Reserve System

An Introduction to Forex Trading – A Guide for Beginnersoves i

Profiting With Forex: The Most Effective Tools and Techniques for Trading Currencies

The Sensible Guide to Forex: Safer, Smarter Ways to Survive and Prosper from the Start (Wiley Trading)

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GREEK VOTE – Bankers On Alert and Prepared

U.S. Banks have been intensely practicing financial defensive strategies in preparation for another potential financial crisis and have stepped up contingency plans to diffuse a possible major financial fallout because of the Greek Vote and what may happen because of the Vote.

After witnessing Greece waver as they tried to comply with the March bailout terms to keep Greece in the European Union, the banking industry moved forward with their defensive programs in preparation of Greece exiting the EU and taking all measure to prevent major disaster as a result of the exit including setting up Crisis Teams at banks in New York and London.

Legal implications have been a major consideration because of banking contracts including loans, bonds and other bank instruments and agreements. There is possibility that a contract could end up in the wrong currency because of changes to the currencies as a result of the Vote. And as a precaution some banks are attempting to move their contracts to more favorable venues to hopefully have agreements operating in the more valuable and favorable currency should there be currency issues.

Banking preparations included practice dry runs to handle possible scenarios that may occur if Greece exits the European Union or other countries leaving the EU or even the dissolution of the EU. For instance in the case of a new currency, test runs have been made for Bankers to practice working a potential new currency.

Bankers with large exposure in Euro countries tested to be sure large funds could be readily transferred from one country to another without issues and making sure those payment system were working successfully.

Clients have been demanding communication with their bankers European divisions and branches for financial news updates for direction and to decide what to do next.

Like the rest of the world bankers are waiting to see what happens and this time many  are better prepared.

Additional Reading:

What the Hell Is Going on with the Greek Financial Crisis

Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse

Attacking Currency Trends: How to Anticipate and Trade Big Moves in the Forex Market (Wiley Trading)

Profiting With Forex: The Most Effective Tools and Techniques for Trading Currencies

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June 11 – Post 100B EUR Spanish Bailout Announcement -Forex Trade Update

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FX Trading Update for June 11th

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Euro gapped higher on the first trading day of the week in the wake of 100B rescue deal for Spanish banks negotiated over the week-end.

The Spanish bank rescue deal provided much needed boost for risk FX, but it left many questions open as details of the package were scarce.

As many analysts have pointed out it left the issues of interest rates and source of funding still open, but most importantly the deal did not clarify if the rescue package would be senior to the Spanish sovereign which in turn could force Spain out of the credit markets.

Technicals

The pair raced to a high of 1.2667 in early Asian trade before running into resistance and is so often the case of with weekend gaps, the flows reversed in Europe with EUR/USD dipping back below 1.2600 as profit taking kicked in.

Related  News:

THE SPANISH BAILOUT: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED

Brief:  What does Spain Get and Possible Bailout Payback b

What could be next for Italy in light of  Spanish Bailout?

Additional Reading:

A Short History of Spain (Classic Reprint)

Spain on the Rocks?: Spain in 2012: An Economic & Political Analysis and Survey of Analysts

Profiting With Forex: The Most Effective Tools and Techniques for Trading Currencies

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