Below is a list of useful sites and terminology used & cross-referenced in the blogs within their categories.
We will be updating this section regularly so keep coming back. Of course, your suggestions are also more than welcome!
1. Banking & Investing:-
The main vehicles:
§ Savings: visit your local bank’s website or branch for options. Here is a list of the best yielding international bank interest rates by Forbes. Related post
§ Property: check out websites of your local estate agencies but also inquire from your bank as they work together when it comes to helping you to successfully securing a mortgage. Related post
§ Securities Trading : EFTs – Futures – (Binary) Options – Equities – Indexes – Forex – Swaps – Commodities – Cryptocurrency.
§ Mutual Funds: a guide to what they are here. Related post
Like savings accounts, they can be set up by banks. Visit your local bank to inquire about them. Here is an online guide to some top rated Mutual Funds by Money Control.
§ Venture Capital: find the exact definition here. Related post
There are numerous websites in which you can find people needing funding such as Kickstarter which even has a downloadable app.
If you are, however, going for the big time (like for a promising tech-startup) and want to offer serious funding it is better to use a guide.
Terminology and concepts:
§ Equity – defined. Related post
§ Dividends – defined. Related post
§ Market Capitalization – defined. Related post
§ Initial Public Funding (IPO) – defined. Related post
§ (Local) Bourse – defined. Related post
§ Due diligence – defined. Related post
§ Insider trading – defined. Related post
§ Leverage trading – how it works. Related post
§ Main Technical Analysis tools. Related post
§ Short selling – defined. Related post
§ Identifying Market Trends. Related post
§ Price-Earnings (P/E) Ratio: defined. Related post
§ How they work: Stop Loss Order; Pending Order; Take Profit Order, Trailing Stop Loss. Related post
The top ONLINE TRADING platforms:
+Plus 500 – for Equities, CFDs, Indices, Commodities, EFTs and some Cryptos.
+eToro – for social trading mainly of CFDs, Indices, EFTs and some Cryptos.
+Trading212 – for Equities, CFDs, Indices, Commodities, EFTs and some Cryptos.
+IQOption– for Forex, Swaps, Options, Forex and recently Cryptos and CFDs.
+FxPro – for seasoned traders and primarily designed for Forex, but now offer CFDs, in Shares, Indices & Commodities. Has some analysing tools and requires special (additional client-based) software to run it.
Binance – one of many exchange platforms (based in Hong Kong) where you can actually exchange Cryptocurrencies! Related post
+Check out the Top-ranked FX trading platforms for beginners.
* And even more resourceful site for trading beginners *
§ Top Cryptocurrencies:
§ Blockchain Technology: explained here. Related post
A quick 101 and way to start on Bitcoin.
An excellent site to VIEW, ANALYZE AND COMPARE CRYPTO COINS
+ Keep up with the news on Cryptocurrencies at Coindesk – very resourceful!
+ Bitcoin Mining Calculator
+ This page can be used for a list of the Bitcoin mining software.
+ Costs, what you can mine & earn from mining cryptocurrencies here
Taxation and Cryptocurrency – a resourceful guide.
+Comparison of the Cryptocurrency Exchanges: the rates, fees, and availability.
++A full list of all the available Cryptocurrency exchanges. (ranked by trading volume and capital).
Great comparison of Crypto-wallets.
+An interesting feature on Cryptocurrency and its demand for electricity. Related post
2. Technology & Software:-
+For Cloud Hosting Services:
Microsoft Azure, Amazon Cloud, IBM Cloud, Google Business, and SAP. Related post
+For Email hosting:
Exchange Online, GoogleBusiness (G-Suite).
SharePoint Online G-Suite Teams Dropbox Business Skype for Business
Top 20 collaboration tools compared Related post
+For Social Media:
Twitter – LinkedIn – Snapchat – Photobucket – Facebook – Flickr – Google+ – YouTube – Facetime – Yammer – Pinterest and more that pop up monthly! Related post
§ Distributed Applications – defined. Related post
§ 3D Printing – defined. Related post
+A full 3D Printer Index (courtesy of 3DHubs) – for types, prices, size and ratings.
§ Industry 4.0 – defined. Related post
§ Business Intelligence – defined. Related post
§ Automation – defined. Related post
§ Machine Learning – defined by a provider called SAS. Related post
§ Internet of things (IoT) – defined and summarized by Business Insider. Related post
§ Software as a Service (SaaS) – defined by Investopedia. Related post
§ Information Technology (IT) – defined. Related post
§ Open Source – find the full definition as well as resources at Open Source Initiative
§ Powershell: full definition, and resources here.
§ Internet Service Providers (ISPs): defined. Check out a list of them here
§ Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): defined. Related Post
+Full Database of VPNs
§ Top Search Engines:
■ About.com ■ AllTheWeb ■ AltaVista ■ Aol ■ Ask Jeeves!■ Baidu ■ Bing ■ Dogpile ■ DuckDuckGo ■ Excite ■ Google ■ HotBot ■ LookSmart ■ Lycos ■ Open Directory■ Webcrawler
+Interesting paper on Artificial Intelligence Related Post
+Interesting paper on Technology and Globalization. Related post
USEFUL SITES for further reading & research:
3. Finance & Economics:-
§ Elasticity: defined by Investopedia. Related post
§ Supply and Demand – defined.
§ Creative Destruction – defined. Related post
§ Neoclassical Growth Theory – understand it here.
§ Globalization – a comprehensive look at globalization101. Related post
§ Fiat Money – defined. Related post
§ Forecasting – defined. Related post
§ Free Trade Areas – defined. Related post
§ Inward Investment – defined. Related post
§ Return on Investment (ROI) – defined. Related post
§ Foreign Exchange or FOREX explained. Related post
§ Populism – defined. Related post
+Decentralized banking versus centralized banking: interesting video explanation.
+Read up on how Reserve Banks operate here. Related post
+A great repository for data and economic statistics by the country/city: Numbeo
4. Sales and Marketing:-
Consumer (Buyer) Behaviour – explained and illustrated. Related post
§ Top SALES SOFTWARE (CRM): Related post
+Dynamics (Microsoft)+Salesforce+Oracle+SAP CRM+Zoho+Pipedrive+Hubspot+Nimble+BPMOnline+Apptivo+Freshworks
+SALES MENTORS: Related post
–Ryan Stewman aka Hardcore Closer.
–Daniel of SalesRemastered.
–Frank Furness: Frankfurness.com.
+Great article on Sales Persuasion: Persuasion Tactics of Effective Salespeople.