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How not to be dumb money

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Why believe a title that says I’d know how to tell dumb from smart money? Because I’ve been both and learned from financial scars accumulated since 1987. I’ve also taught a behavioral investing course...
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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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Close But No Cigar — Stock Market Targets Record Highs Amidst Stalled COVID Relief

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DDI Markets & Economy Newsletter | Week of August 17 | Together With Alpha Trades DDI Updates Expert Chat program: A collaborative marketplace where people can chat with experts who can solve their problems. Are you an...
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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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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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Raising A Startup Round? The 5 Steps To Keeping Momentum And Actually Close Successfully

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The three core requirements for raising a strong round of financing: substance -- vision and results, our put it another way team + traction + tech style -- present those results in a meaningful...
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Yes We Can! The SBIR and STTR Grants for American Small Business

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Does economic development rule the people, or serve the people? In the 1980’s when Burton A Weisbrod first published The NonProfit Economy, he wrote that the US economy was composed of three sectors, public, private, and...
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Capital Markets Governance 101

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Front, middle, back? Are we in some sort of public transportation? Since Lehman’s failure more than 10 years have lapsed, during which all compartments of capital markets operations have been reshaped by regulators. But what...
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Stock Donations: What To Know

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There are plenty of traders and investors that are separately also trying to figure out the best ways to donate their money. It may not be the most obvious, but integrating your investment strategy...
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To Be Or Not To Be: Operator Vs Founder Vs Investor?

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As an operator turned founder turned investor I get asked often the pros and cons of being each. I often respond with a sports analogy -- it isn’t mutually exclusive but do you enjoy...
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Money: Investing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A warning for every investor and the actions you should take right now Through my financial services career spanning almost two decades, I was once responsible for supervising an entire company of financial advisors who...
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LIBOR: An Enthralling Saga!

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From creating history to becoming history LIBOR is one of the most important benchmark interest rates at which borrowings take place in the international interbank market for short-term loans. LIBOR is a worldwide accepted benchmark...
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Virtual Wealth Management with Forward-Thinking Advisors in a Post COVID World

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Covid-19 is by no means a thing of the past with the number of cases continually rising across the world, but I do believe we're beginning to deal with it better. We're adapting. After...
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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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Words Alone Are Not Enough: Overcoming a Multitude of Problems Requires More

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Our mindset is mired in the stone age. We still plunder the earth. Neo-liberalism is the current expression of that mentality. The COVID-19 pandemic combined with revulsion to racism provides an opportunity for change,...
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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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Analyzing high interest rates on borrows in DeFi protocol

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Looking into blockchain data to know how a DeFi protocol can have more than 100% of interest for borrow assets We have recently seen that the interest rate to borrow a loan in BAT in...
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Why is international cooperation so hard?

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Remember climate change? On June 20, the high temperature in Verkhoyansk, a town in northeast Russia about 260 miles south of the Arctic coast and about 6 miles north of the Arctic Circle, topped out...
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We Need A Lot More Than Data: How Startups Can Harness AI

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You open your phone, take an eye exam, and find out your risk of Alzheimer’s 3-5 years ahead even though you have no symptoms. A doctor takes data (CT scans, genomic tests, blood labs, demographics...
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Is It Now the Time to Replace the Banks with DeFi?

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DeFi a.k.a. decentralized finance is here to over throne traditional banks, yet the billions of dollars worth institutions are still blind to the new age of finance. What are the services that come to your...
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