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The Best Way to Use Stock Market Correlations

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When Alfred Winslow Jones pioneered the world's first "hedged" fund (the "d" was dropped later) he blew other investors away by borrowing funds to short 20% of the stocks trading at the time. He...
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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...
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Artificial Intelligence is an Efficient Banker

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The innovative use of artificial intelligence in the financial industry is no passing fad. It is a must and a trend that seems to have no alternatives. Algorithms improve financial management and product selection...
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Ponzi Financing, Negative Interest Rates and Bitcoin

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In previous series of our Ponzi analysis, we have established a simple model – the old school Ponzi model. In this model, we have made several intuitive conclusions: Ponzi is essentially a process of...
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Hot Times in Cold Storage

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Why Cold Chain Logistics is on Fire Cold-storage warehousing is hot. In the past year, we have seen a flood of capital pouring into temperature-controlled logistics facilities. Investors and buyers have rushed into the sector, eager to...
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Thousand Years of Hedging History, Part 2

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This article will bring you through the transition from regionalization risks to globalization risks, the weakening of gold as a safe haven, and the beginning of a new phase of global economic crisis. It...
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4 Reasons Why Starlink is a Terrible Investment

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“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana  In 2015 Elon Musk presented Starlink as the next revolution in global internet satellite communications. This constellation of twelve thousand small satellites...
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Thousand Years of Hedging History, Part 1

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This article will bring you through the evolution of hedging, from natural risks to single-point measurement risks, and regionalization risks. Following, it will also discuss regionalized hedging and the emergence of hedging with gold.    “……(usury),...
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Privacy vs. Alpha: A Conversation

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You are the CEO of a well-known asset management company and are sitting in a meeting with a new data vendor, your new portfolio manager (PM) who is an expert in alternative data, and...
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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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Breaking Through the Mist of Ponzi to Find the Dawn of Value, Part 2

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Reducing Outflows: The Carrot-and-Stick Retention Model The concept of user retention is not unique to Ponzi schemes. Traditional economies have also witnessed a gradual evolution of retention models. Initially, there were no rules. Then we had...
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Alternative Data Trends and Statistics

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Alternative data is defined as non-traditional data investors use to gain insights into their investment process. Unlike traditional datasets data such as financial statements and sales figures, alternative data offers investors insights into a...
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Breaking Through the Mist of Ponzi to Find the Dawn of Value, Part 1

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“Under the mist of Ponzi is not only the misery and suffering but also the dawn of value…” The longest Ponzi scheme in history is Bernie Madoff’s hedge fund of funds, which lasted for more...
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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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How to Invest in Yourself and Your Business

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I started planning for Lightning AI more than three years ago. I was working as a marketing manager, and every day I was repeating the same tasks over and over again. I knew that...
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Guide to Using Free Alternative Datasets to find Trading Ideas

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Alternative Datasets Traditional metrics used when making investing decisions while broad, tend to come from the same set of data points: Financial metrics, Business Operations, Competitor Performance, etc. Alternative data extends the definition of data...
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Saving for Growth Starts Now

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Easy money. Wishful and unmotivating, those words are akin to “instant gratification.” The human desire is to get something for nothing. That’s the fantasy, but 99.9 percent of the time, not the real world. Wealth...
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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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When to Sell Stocks? – A Data Driven Approach

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Who doesn’t want to get rich quick? If you’ve ever even dabbled in stock trade in the hopes of making quick money, you’ll know it’s no walk in the park. The stock market seems...
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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...