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Tired of Losing to the Big Guys? Maybe You Should Write a Bot

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My Plan to Enter the World of Algotrading According to Business Wire, algorithmic trading (algotrading) is responsible for around 60–73% of all U.S. equity trading. These are largely owned by high-frequency trading firms that rely on data...
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9 Lessons Learned About Stock Trading During Covid-19

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Best practices from a newcomer in the industry Before you skim through, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am an MBA with a 20+ years’ finance career. I worked in top tier...
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Why Most People Lose Money Day-Trading (And How to Not Be One of Them)

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Day-trading is hard, and most people lose money at it. I definitely have. In fact, I once lost more money in a single day than many people earn in an entire year at a regular...
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How not to be dumb money

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Why believe a title that says I’d know how to tell dumb from smart money? Because I’ve been both and learned from financial scars accumulated since 1987. I’ve also taught a behavioral investing course...
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How to Trade For a Living

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Amol's 10 Commandments of Trader Discipline Whether you've just begun your journey as a trader, or you're already on the path of making this a career, one thing is sure: You need principles. Every successful...
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Helpful Behavioral Economics Concepts for the Business-Minded

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In corporate America, Gaussian statistics, deterministic interpretations of the world around us, and rational utilitarian models have long dominated the decision-making process. The fields of Behavioral Economics, Psychology, and Human-Centered modes of thinking have...
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How to Not Go Broke Trading Options on Robinhood

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Five simple rules for new traders The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered most workplaces. Many people are now working from home, or not working at all. Large-scale social activities, including sporting events, concerts, bars, restaurants and...
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The Shift Towards Sustainable Pensions: How Plan Beneficiaries are Shaping the Future of Pension...

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Many institutional investors are addressing global issues by making allocations into ‘sustainable investments’. Sustainable investing is an umbrella term referring to a spectrum of investment approaches such as ethical screening, ESG (Environmental, Social, and...
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Can Any Formula Tell You How Much Money To Save?

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We are led to believe that there is a way to properly prepare for any financial disaster. But in the current (rapidly changing) economic climate, is that still true? Not too long ago I...
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Psychology of Poverty

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There seems to be a genuine belief that if you just work hard enough, dream big and go hard, you will escape poverty. If you’re poor, you just have the wrong mindset. It is quite...
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The Price of Poverty

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There is a high price to pay for living the life of those who don’t have any resources to pay it. Most people can imagine that being poor isn't ideal. But what a lot of people...
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How Much Money Will Make You Happy?

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According to two Nobel Prize winners, $75k should be enough. Money and happiness. Two very different concepts that have gotten a lot of attention on the field of economics. So much so, that there is...