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Thinking for the Very Long Term

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“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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When dollars fall from the skies..

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Markets speculate, more so, during times of low visibility and market volatility. The $1.9tr American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has raised concerns about inflation flaring up that will leave little choice with the fed...
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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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Half of the world’s wealth is about to lose most of its value

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Investors are beginning to realize that they need to have their money under control. One of Warren Buffett many hidden quotes that stand out is: "Rule Number One: Never lose money. Rule Number Two: Never Forget...
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Fintech After GameStop: How Will the Robinhood Trading Debacle Affect Regulation?

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Financial Health Network’s Jennifer Tescher and securities litigator Carl Volz discuss the GameStop short squeeze and the implication for fintech regulation. The now-infamous GameStop trading frenzy of January 2021 is (mostly) behind us, and...
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How Not to be Dumb Money, 3.0

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Gamestop Meme War Marshmallow Experiment Update When fear is overpriced, sell some. Gamestop dropped 29% today to $143 and I’m smiling at its put options’ inverted volatility smile. GME’s out of the money (OTM) puts cratered...
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Will Pokemon Cards Become the Latest Commodity Craze

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Gamification, scarcity, and The Greater Fool Theory Pokemon cards have been on fire lately. While Gamestop hasn’t quite made it to the moon, a 1st Edition Holo Charizard Card, the gold standard for Pokemon trading...
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The Link Between Consumerism And Productive Societies

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Why consumerism and productivity go hand-in-hand, everything has a price Consumerism is seen as a negative trend in most of today’s society. Because the behavior is associated with being pretentious, greedy, or even mindless. It...
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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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How to evaluate growth stocks like VCs

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Two and a half factors to assess growth investments. This post will cover the following topics: The importance of being in the right market at the right time How hiring and people management is the...
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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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Socialists are taking over Wall Street

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It does not happen every day that when reading the Wall Street Journal, I have to double-check that I did not accidentally click on the Onion web page. Or that it was not an...
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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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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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Impermanent Loss In DeFi — The Risks Involved In Providing Liquidity

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The impermanent loss also called divergent loss, is the difference between when you are holding tokens in an AMM (Automated Market Maker) Liquidity Pool and just simply holding them (i.e. HODLing) on the blockchain. When tokens are provided for...
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Bringing DeFi Speed to Private Funds

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DeFi is bringing new excitement to the old idea of cooperative ownership. Customers get tokens, earn fees, and vote on decisions. In theory, this improves governance. In practice it accelerates customer commitment and adoption...
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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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A Global Channel for Digital Securities

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Tokenized securities were a disaster in 2018. Investors didn’t want them, regulators didn’t like them, and issuers used them to offer scammy small-caps. All of those things need to change before we can use...
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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...