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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....
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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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Why Engaging With Right Crypto Exchange Matters

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Cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoins, have shown tremendous growth so far when compared to gold and the U.S.Dollar. In June 2020, the price of bitcoin has increased by 27.8% year-on-year, while gold and the U.S.dollar 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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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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Spotting The Wolf From The Sheep

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If you have been in any industry long enough, one thing becomes clear. There are three main types of people in this world, the ones who are smart and resilient, the ones who are...
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How Wirecard Concealed Its €1.9 Billion Plothole

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Good luck squeezing out of this one. Wirecard, the major German payment processing company, has shown in an audit that its books are missing around €1.9 billion in cash. It turns out, as per external...
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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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A Novel Economic System To Respond To The Novel Coronavirus?

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Economics is not governed by laws of nature or the physical universe but rather by rules created by human beings to organise their lives. It is an emergent system not directly constrained by base...
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Bitcoin Roadmap to 2025

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Ten years until mainstream adoption. In this article I’ll map out exactly how I see Bitcoin price action unfolding for the next several weeks, months, and years, all the way to 2025. I’ll show how current...
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Three Simple, Low-Maintenence, Hi-Return Strategies

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Invest 15 Minutes to Earn Around 13% Per Year My last article was about how some ETF investment strategies made good money even during the wild and difficult years of 2008 and 2020. They applied either...
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What Repo Market Injections Say About the Economy – Follow the Breadcrumbs

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How did we get here? One big clue lies in the repo market. We’ve found that people tend to forget (ourselves included) important factors, events, or definitions that are important for understanding what is happening...
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Speeding up Digitalization of Tech Banking: Cloud and AI as pandemic winners

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The economic effects of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 are pushing the struggle to the main industries of each country, conveying certain national economic crisis into a global one. If there´s no consumer of products and...
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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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Could Machine Learning and NLP Have Predicted Oil’s Crash? The Answer is YES.

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A guide on how to combine Machine Learning and NLP to successfully predict the COVID-19 lead oil crash. On April 20th, 2020, futures for WTI (Crude oil’s U.S. benchmark) reached for the first time in history negative...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in a Downturn

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Do you want to buy low and sell high? Let me tell you a secret. That’s exactly what hundreds of thousands of traders and fund managers around the world want to do, but no one gets...
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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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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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The Sharpe Ratio Paradox: Why Still Invest In Venture Capital?

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Sharpe ratio is a way of quantifying returns based on risk, specifically it is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.There are some limitations,...
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Using Google Search Trends to Predict Initial Jobless Claims

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For several years now, my focus has been on using alternative data of many kinds to predict macroeconomic statistics. When ran the Futures Group for the PDT Group at Morgan Stanley in the 1990’s...