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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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Volcker Act Gets Sacked, Corporate Giants Stand to Benefit

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No surprises in that statement, the show must go on. Financial markets are incredibly complicated. While manageable by a central authority to some degree, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The...
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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...
Rising tide lifts all boats

The rising tide that doesn’t lift all boats

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Every day there is a major event that will move the markets. Trade wars, currency wars, oil wars, pandemics, depression levels of unemployment, conspiracy theories; you name it Are there any more surprises left? Perhaps. With complete...
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DDI Market Snapshot (June 17, 2020)

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US Equities ended in positive zone on strong US Retail Sales +17.7% and Trump consideration of $1 trillion spending. Market seems to like Powell comments that “US economy is nearing end of shutdown and beginning...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (June 11th-17th)

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It was yet another subdued week for the cryptocurrency complex, with markets continuing their downward trajectory early in the week, following the $40 million hack of Korean exchange Coinrail on June 10th. By Thursday,...
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How the NFL Encourages Fair Competition

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The NFL shows how a closed market increases competition while a free market only works for a dominant minority The NFL draft may feel a little different this year due to Covid-19 but the rules...
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Where to invest right now?

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The present times are embossed by uncertainty. This also holds true for the world of investing. Most of the share prices are mainly dependent on the development of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequentially, the relationship...
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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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Declining GDP, Skyrocketing National Debt, and a New Technology That Can Create a Robust...

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The financial wreckage that the COVID-19 crisis leaves behind will be devastating and long lasting. Already economists are debating whether the cure – the near destruction of the global economy – is worse than...
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Volatility 101: An Introduction to Market Volatility

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Volatility is one of the key metrics to understand whether you are looking to begin trading in the financial markets or you are an experienced trader. The following infographic details the basic understanding of...
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Catastrophe Bonds

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In 1992, Hurricane Andrew struck Florida and inflicted 27 billion dollars worth in damage. As a result of the destruction, numerous insurance companies dissolved and went bankrupt after having to pay out an unanticipated...
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Thank You Tether, You’ve Made Us All Much More Cautious

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Oh, Tether. It amazes me how projects or should I say, scams rather, as big as Tether manage to stay afloat so long, regardless of the mounting questionable rumors circulating about them. It also...
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Advertising, Travel & the Blockchain

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Adverts… the bane of our lives when trying to watch our favorite show or movie on TV. Intrusive, distracting and rapidly declining in value for advertising companies due to our aversion to them. The...
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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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5 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Significant Stock Buybacks

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These five stocks have consistent dividend and share repurchase programs that can significantly enhance your total return over the long term I like to write about stocks and cryptos. One reason is that it helps...
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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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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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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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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...