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What makes a portfolio “ESG”?

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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Thinking for the Very Long Term

“If you want to beat the S&P 500, starting thinking of the index as a filter and not as a benchmark. It’s a starting line; it’s not the finish line.”         ...
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Who Designs the Stock Trading Software for Hedge Funds?

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The activity of a hedge fund is based on a free choice of investment strategy and necessary instruments. Foundations can take a variety of management approaches that are ultimately profitable. The difference between these...
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A Lazy Man’s Guide to Data Driven Investing

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Recently, I’ve read Dr Justin Chan’s piece on Data Driven Investing. I found it quite interesting and eye opening: A Big Data intelligence firm for businesses and investors, used satellite imagery of JCPenney parking lots during the quarter to confirm that...
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Using Options to Indicate Future Stock Price

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A time-series analysis of underlying asset movement as a function of option trades, powered by the Facebook Prophet model. 1. Introduction 1.1 Options & Their Use In Stock Forecasting The traditional view of an option is as...
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Should I Take This Money? 5 Major Ways VCs Invest In You — And...

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VCs come in many different shapes: investment thesis, fund size, geographic focus, profit-motivated versus strategic returns, and how they invest. Indeed, VCs use a variety of investment vehicles including opportunity fund, special-purpose vehicle (SPV,...
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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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Who is buying and selling stocks

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Looking back, 2020 was a year that few will forget. From a market's point of view, it was a year in which “dumb money” (traders who chase trends) was the smart money. Global central...
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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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It matters when it’s in your backyard

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Climate risk intelligence to inform location-specific physical risk now and in the future. For decades, scientists have warned about the increase of climate-related physical hazards. Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization Report declared...
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Best trading strategy metric every trader should know

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Understanding a better substitute for win ratio and profit/loss ratio Like any other business, successful trading requires an analysis of our performance. While applying strategies in a backtest, in a forward demo test, or during...
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Is Our House On Fire?

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Exploring Future Scenarios with the Changing Climate The growing number of high-intensity acute physical hazards like wildfires and floods have been a source of increasing alarm and concern for public and commercial interests alike.  Right...
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The Best Stocks to Invest in October

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October showers bring May flowers. Does the same hold true for these stocks? These stocks are primed to do well in October and beyond based on their recent return. With the market seeing a little...
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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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5 Great Ways to Invest in September You Need to Know

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Five stocks outperforming in 2020 AsTesla and Apple made news last month with their stocks splits driving some stocks higher, the stock market is cooling off in September. Stocks in the long run will do...
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Confessions — I Absolutely Don’t Love Bitcoin

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And neither should you It's true, I have written several articles on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies which will likely moon in the next year or so. If you haven’t read my articles before, you should understand...
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These dividend pearls have been convincing investors for 100 years

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Do you want stocks that pay out reliable bonuses? Then you should take a look at these two depots. Some stocks have been paying dividends for at least 100 years. A little brain teaser to...
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Taking a Bet on Travel Companies

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How taking advantage of emotions in the market can pay off It is no secret vacations have been put on hold. Airline and travel companies have been virtually at a standstill. Those who have read my previous...
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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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How Finance Sector Can Benefit by Machine Learning Development and AI

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Making the right decisions and grabbing opportunities in the fast moving world of finance can make a difference to your bottom line. This is where artificial intelligence and machine learning make a tangential difference....