Dollar Bill

20 Dollar Bill vs 1oz Silver Coin

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If somebody offered to you a 20 dollar bill or a 1-ounce silver coin what would you take? Contender #1 – 20 dollar US bill No special announcement and description are needed. The United States twenty-dollar...
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France: Debt Woes are Overstated

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Synopsis: Debt levels in the public sector have been on an uptrend since the GFC, matching the trend seen in most advanced economies. Nevertheless, the statistic in isolation paints an incomplete picture. Recently enacted...
Stocks

A Stock Trading Below Net Cash Balance: Cross-Harbour Holdings (0032: HK)

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Foreword: Small-cap ($300M — $2B USD market cap) stocks provide immense opportunity to outperform the general index because bigger managers move to large-cap stocks where more capital can be put to work. This leaves many...
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Fintech Felt Like Funtech but Now Libra is On Its Way

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Libra is on its way. The battlefields are marked. The trenches are built. The die is cast. The financial crisis of ten years ago has profoundly shaped the social-cultural climate of the world. Especially in the...
investment

Interview with Sida Zhu

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Here is an interview with a professional investment analyst. As a bit of background information, in the interest of preserving anonymity, he is in Equity Research at a Chinese mutual fund with <10 Billion...
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The Challenge of Forex Trading for Machine Learning

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Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that has grabbed a lot of headlines previously. People are fascinated by the concept of machines seemingly ‘thinking’, and learning how to carry out tasks more...
alternative data

Alternative Data is the Key to Investor Success

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Today’s hedge fund managers and analysts are increasingly shifting their gaze toward alternative data as a linchpin asset to drive investment decisions. In fact, seventy-eight percent of hedge funds are currently using or are...
alternative data

Alternative Data – A Beginner’s Guide

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Alternative data is gaining popularity among hedge fund managers and financial institutions these days. Despite the fact that it opens up new layers of challenges and complexities in the asset selection process, alternative data...
Apple Valuation

Which valuation indicator to use – let the data decide

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Summary There are many valuation indicators available to value stocks Different indicators give widely differing valuation numbers making it difficult for investors to come to a conclusion The best way to decide is ironically...
algorithm

How to Code an Algorithmic Trading Strategy in 25 Minutes

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With the rise of Machine Learning and Data Scraping, technical skills have become a necessity for those who want to make a living in the finance industry. Algorithmic Trading is a perfect skill to pick...
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More than 150 Apps Powering the Gig Economy

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The Future of Work is undergoing a fundamental change. Enabled & empowered by technology & embraced by Generation Z - a demographic who were born between 1995–2009 & who will form the biggest chunk...
Sany Heavy Industry Composite Valuation

Sany Heavy Industry – Beneficiary of China’s strong infrastructure spending

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Main Points Sany Heavy Industry is a major producer of construction equipment. It is expected to surpass Caterpillar in global sales for excavators for the first time in 2018. With roughly 70% of its...
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A Quick Guide to Investment Algorithms

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Let's picture the stock market 30 years ago: Let's picture it now: Like many other areas now, the investment market has changed immensely with the help of technology. There is a new overlord- investment algorithms, which...
Hedging

Are You Ready for the Periodic Inflection Point? Part 2

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We discuss about the irreversible factors in global cycles and their drivers. We then discuss the risk aversion cycle and hedging, and how Bitcoin is becoming the Alpha of hedging assets. In Part 1, we...
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Identifying Disaster-related Tweets using NLP

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Identifying disaster-related tweets using deep learning and natural language processing with Fast Ai I’m still taking the Fast Ai course and can’t stop thinking how easily you can make an effective deep learning model with just...
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Startups and Investors Seek the Right Fit

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Raising capital in developing markets can be difficult, but what must entrepreneurs know and do to increase deal flow and improve scalability and growth for pre- and post-revenue companies? John Armah has experience with the subject...
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The Emergence of Decentralized Finance

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The current global financial system has created enormous amounts of wealth for the people with resources, knowledge & access to the financial centers around the world. At the same time, events like the housing...
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Evolution of Fintech — A timeline

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Finance & technology have been intertwined ever since the start of the modern society. The earliest days of finance hundreds of years ago was in the context of keeping records for things like government...
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Web Scraping and Hedge Funds’ Alternative Data Strategy

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Data that was once hiding in plain sight can hide no more. With sophisticated software, new data continues to be extracted – or ‘scraped’ – from a growing variety of online sources. Coupled with...
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Artificial Intelligence as a Tool for Investing

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Have you considered diversifying your investment portfolio? Of course you have. Have you considered diversifying the tools you use for investing? Maybe not. This is exactly what financial management firms are beginning to do. Industry-wide changes are happening...