Electric Fences Are Vital

June 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Electric Fences Are Vital 

By Farm Supply Store

When most people think of fencing, they usually imagine the chain link variety. Others may think of the beautiful kind you see surrounding large properties or that might pop up in the suburbs. Whatever the case, these just aren’t options that will work for some of us.

farmsupply1Have you been thinking about getting a fence because you own livestock and want to keep them where they belong? Perhaps you’re worried about another large animal you own. Maybe it’s that you’re more concerned with the predators that live in your area. Your livestock could be at risk because of coyotes or wolves.

If any of this sounds familiar, obviously, you can’t go with some cosmetic fence and hope that it will be enough. Not only will you spend a small fortune on it, but you’ll also be disappointed when they don’t turn out to be very pragmatic.

Instead, get wire fencing that runs an electric current. Electric fences are some of the best ways to keep your animals safe from themselves as well as from the predators that would like to eat them. With a simple electric fence tester, you can always sleep well at night knowing that your investment will keep your animals safe and sound, come what may.


If you own livestock, large animals or are worried about predators around your property, you need an electric fence. Fortunately, Farm Supply Store has all the products you need for the job and then some.

Duvets Provide Warmth while being Fashionable

June 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Duvets Provide Warmth while being Fashionable 

A duvet is a down-filled quilt with a removable cover. They are used almost exclusively in Europe and are becoming more popular in the States.

Duvets are known for their fluffiness as well as their warmth. Down is nature’s great insulator. The soft undercoating of feathers on goose or duck down traps air and provides warmth. Down-filled duvets trap air to keep you warm. Down is also used as a thermal insulator in jackets and sleeping bags.

Duvets are available in a range of sizes suitable for twin to king size beds. Duvets are offered in a variety of weights also. The weight of the down provides the heat. A heavier duvet increases the warmth. Some duvets come in sections of different weights. They are snapped together, but you can easily remove a section for sleeping in warmer weather.

Duvet covers act as a protective layer over the down-filled bag. They are typically sold with matching pillowcases and may be purchased in designer bedding stores. They are on the high-end of bed linens and are rated by thread count. Thread count measurements determine the number of threads, horizontally and vertically per square inch. A 300-thread count should be sufficient. A top sheet is unnecessary when using a duvet.

Duvet cover sets are an excellent way to give your bedroom a makeover because there is a large selection of styles and colors available. The warmth and comfort provided by duvets are why they are fast becoming one of the most popular bed covers in America.

Bio: BeddingStyle sells 17 luxury brands at affordable prices, including Laura Ashley, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger bedding and many more.

How NASDAQ Was Able to Compete with NYSE

June 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on How NASDAQ Was Able to Compete with NYSE 

By Phin Upham

A stock exchange is a place where multiple sellers are able to come together and exchange equities. Two components are necessary: a buyer and a seller. In today’s markets, there are two major exchanges, both based out of the United States: the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.

It’s important to understand that location played a large role in the development of both exchanges. NYSE was able to flourish because of its proximity to importing locations like the pier. The constant movement of goods made New York a prime center for commerce, and Wall Street was close enough to the action.

The traditional image most people have of people standing in a crowd, throwing papers and yelling, takes place at NYSE. The Exchange has a physical location on Wall Street.

NASDAQ, on the other hand, relies on computer trading done over a network. There is no trade floor, and the transaction is very different in nature. NYSE charged exorbitant fees to list and manage trades, and they were largely able to get away with it until the NASDAQ offered investor-to-investor transactions that lowered the costs of money.

NASDAQ relies on electronically connected computers to move its transactions, which means there are no costs maintaining a physical location.

Another way of viewing these differences is to say that NYSE is an auction market while NASDAQ is comprised of individual “market makers.” Using NYSE, sellers are auctioning shares such that the lowest asking price is matched with the highest bidding price.

About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or LinkedIn page.