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Financial fraud is not going to go away. It is going to take years for the mass public to get a firm understanding of how online financial fraud occurs. It's your responsibility to stay one step ahead of the game.
After all, with such a large population, a fraudster is unlikely to target you if he/she knows that you are being vigilant. And ultimately, that's what matters.
The key to utilizing leverage responsibly is in actuality quite simple: never utilize leverage if it's not required. Many mistakenly look at leverage as a way to "purchase" an asset at a discount; in actuality, you're shooting yourself in the foot if you have the funds to purchase the asset but instead decide to utilize leverage. The reason has to do with the fact that with leverage, the chances of your trade to go against you and force your broker to issue a margin call goes up.
Consistency and discipline. Those are the two tenets the best investors in the world abide by. Consistency is required for continuous wealth creation. Discipline is required to eliminate greed and to...