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Turning Dollars into Dimes: Time-Tested Options Strategies for Losing Money

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Creating great options strategies is a process of trial and error. This article is about those errors. Bad Strategy #1 — Selling Naked Options: The pinnacle of recklessness. This graph shows that if the market goes up, the...
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Ponzi Financing, Negative Interest Rates and Bitcoin, Part 2

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In Part 1, we analyzed the Ponzi financing model, and further study the paradigm shift of the three financing models. Today, we discuss the investment logic of hedging and Ponzi, as well as the...
Trading

How I Invested One Year in Becoming a Profitable Forex Trader and Then Stopped...

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Investing and trading always interested me. Back in 08, I turned 18 and the financial markets crashed. I felt like it was a good time to invest some money. I sold some gold I...
Invest

12 Simple Rules to Start Investing in Stocks

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How to invest and not lose a shirt doing it? The thing is people who never invested money are afraid to do so. It may look too hard to start. Too complicated. Intimidating. It...
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Market, Economy and Cycles, Part 1

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In this sharing, we look to better understand the essence of a free-market economy from a more fundamental viewpoint of the market interactions. We also look to understand the cyclic patterns of the economy...
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Fed Monetary Policy Consider Financial Stability Risk More Broadly, Not Embolden the Trade War!

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The Federal Reserve effectiveness is unjustifiably tested by President Trump, who blames data-dependent monetary policy for a stronger dollar rather than a strong U.S. economy, record low unemployment and a bond bias, driven by...
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France: Debt Woes are Overstated

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Synopsis: Debt levels in the public sector have been on an uptrend since the GFC, matching the trend seen in most advanced economies. Nevertheless, the statistic in isolation paints an incomplete picture. Recently enacted...
Financial Services

10 Artificial Intelligence Applications Revolutionizing Financial Services

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Lately, the banking and finance sector has been seeing a revolution in its day-to-day operations. Leading banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and CitiBank have embraced AI to deliver rich...
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How Long Can the U.S. Bull Market Last?

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The U.S. economy is currently in the tenth year of its expansion and investors and policymakers alike are wondering what will trigger the next recession. Despite the U.S. stock market is overvalued with a...
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A Complete Guide to Equity Research – Part 3

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Equity Analysts Part 3: Trading Strategies with Analyst Forecasts In this third part of our series on equity analysts, we are going to explore a series of trading strategies that are made possible thanks to...
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Trading Idea of the Week: The Carry Trade (Part 1 of 2)

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As traders and investors, we know that certain events trigger market-wide volatility much more than others. Interest rate decisions by countries fall into this category, simply due to the enormity of the implications behind...
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Outperforming the Market with High Dividend Yield Stocks

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One of the key factors most investors look out for when purchasing stocks is how much dividend the stock pays. A dividend is a reward that the company pays to its investors which usually...
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A Complete Guide to Equity Research – Part 1

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Equity Analyst Reports Part 1 This article will be the first in a three-part series that examines equity research. The equity markets are hugely popular, yet they often remain something of a mystery to many...
Etoro Guide

The Ultimate Guide to eToro

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Social trading has become increasingly popular over the last few years. And only few social trading platforms, if any, are more popular than eToro. Founded in 2007 by brothers Yoni Assia and Ronen Assia,...
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How Do You Trade Trends in the Market?

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The turtle strategy was used by one of the most successful trend followers in history, Richard Dennis, who borrowed $1,600 and reportedly made $200 million in about ten years. The strategy states that when...
Blockchain

Will Blockchain Transform the Stock Market?

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Blockchain can make it easier to transfer property rights and other assets by reducing transactional costs and boosting trust between investors. But can it be used by the world’s largest stock exchanges? The rules that...
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How Forex investment helps to repay your debts

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Foreign exchange is an investment in the forex market where the exchange of the currencies of different countries takes place. Forex trading is an interesting investment as it offers various advantages. If you are...
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A Quick Guide to Investment Algorithms

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Let's picture the stock market 30 years ago: Let's picture it now: Like many other areas now, the investment market has changed immensely with the help of technology. There is a new overlord- investment algorithms, which...
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Forex trading – understanding the basics before you start

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    Forex trading is all about buying and selling currencies on the foreign exchange (forex) and hopefully making a profit along the way. There are two major benefits of forex trading; you don't need to...
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Financial markets end the year in a Psychological frenzy

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The financial market moves to end the year depicted the true definition of the "roller coaster ride." Records got broken on the U.S stock market with the biggest Pre-Christmas loss ever, followed by the...