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Why Corporations Embrace Renewable – It All Comes Down To Marginal Costs

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Historically, government policies imposing lower emissions have had little effect on companies to become greener. Since the first industrial revolution, fossil fuels have provided the majority of the energy needed for industrial use. Profit...
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Italy must ask Turkey if it really should wish to have its own lira...

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My proprietary net positive scoring (NPS) process has in recent weeks ranked both Turkey and Italy somewhat surprisingly well. In the last few days, however, the scores have diverged, and markets seem to be...
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The Italian Story: Easy Math, Somewhat Complicated Economics, Extremely Complex Politics

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In recent weeks I have been covering the current Italian stalemate with the European Union regarding the Mediterranean country’s 2019 budget. Its targeted 2.4% fiscal deficit as a share of its GDP is three...
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Top 5 Skills Needed for the Future of Finance & Business

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If you’re looking to make it big in the world of Finance and Business, you’ll need more than just a stash of good grades and recommendations! Business demands of the 21st century demand great analytical...
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Are Outperforming Portfolio Returns In ESG Investing Possible?

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Environment – Social - Governance (ESG) Investing has recently had significant interest by institutional and retail investors alike. The idea of helping society and the environment is a noble goal. A big challenge and...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 8th – 14th)

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Most projects saw red during the last week as crypto markets shed around $20 million, and total market capitalization returned to $200 million. The drop was particularly pronounced on Thursday, when $6 billion was...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 2

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We study the Ponzi scheme and different variables’ impacts, such as withdrawal rates, user growth rates, ceiling and so on. Impacts of Different Variables With reference to the basic model constructed in Part 1: We have just assumed...
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India Stack – Digitization of an Economy

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China is perhaps the most glaring example of digital transformation that we have seen in the past decade or so in the context of Fintech environment, but another transformation that is taking place right now...
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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Trust China’s GDP Data

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China’s economic growth in recent decades has been truly spectacular, with an average rate of more than 6.5%, and now it is one of the primary sources of global economic growth, despite the recent...
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10 Alternatives to Google Finance Portfolio

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Goodbye to comfortably checking relevant investment news and market movements, tracking your gains and losses in one portfolio on Google! Google Finance has decided to remove its beloved portfolio feature, and while it was not...
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The Next Great Recession Is Near and Here’s Why

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There are many reasons to feel confident about our economic future in the US as of late. And why shouldn’t we feel this way? We have had a pretty bullish stock market run this...
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Will ICOs replace VCs for start-ups?

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It was once the norm for an aspiring start-up to seek funding through venture capital (VC). Ownership of the company would be divided amongst participating investors via limited partnerships established by the VC firm,...
Data Revolution

Quandl and the Alternative Data Revolution

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Alpha, as a measure of active management skills in the fund’s world, gauge the manager’s ability to beat the market. Skills aside, it is also largely related to information sources that the manager uses,...
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Three Reasons Why The SpaceX Starship Is a Bad Investment

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In 2013 Elon Musk proposed the Starship as a fully reusable heavy-lift rocket capable of revolutionizing transportation. The Starship is promised to be capable of delivering large satellites to orbit, transporting people globally, and...
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Will the Cryptocurrency Industry be Dead or Alive? 

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“Till the end of 2020, what do you think are the futures of the token market?” In early September, we had a debate within X-Order about the future of the token market. Interestingly, our views...
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Game changers in Financial markets this week

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Let's start off with reviewing the financial markets briefly before discussing the bigger & more meaningful moves. Cryptos which have had a meaningful rebound recently slipped a little bit this week but generally held...
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Three Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying and Holding in 2018

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Cryptocurrency analysis can be overwhelming. With over 1,650 different cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap.com in addition to the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of other coins still in development, investors are flooded with options that might be...
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Global Trends in Fintech Technology

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Countries may have locked up their borders to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but local and international trade must go on. Innovations such as cloud-based technology, AI, and fintech have stepped in to handle the...
Trading

How I Invested One Year in Becoming a Profitable Forex Trader and Then Stopped...

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Investing and trading always interested me. Back in 08, I turned 18 and the financial markets crashed. I felt like it was a good time to invest some money. I sold some gold I...
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Five Financial Applications Of Natural Language Processing

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The last five years have been revolutionary for the field of natural language processing. We went from glorified ctrl-f to a machine that can write programs for us based on natural language descriptions. While...