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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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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...
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Are Bots Controlling Crypto Markets?

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So, it’s time to buy some of that cryptocurrency you’ve had your eyes on. You’ve done your research, the market price is low enough, and you’ve decided that it’s the right time to pull...
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How To Sharpen Your Investing Edge with Social Trading?

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At DDI, we aim to highlight many of the most useful consumer-level technologies that can enable you to take charge of your investing future. Social trading is one such technology… If you consider yourself a novice...
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How are Robo-Advisors Changing the Finance Industry?

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The Terminator. Blade Runner. Transformers. The sci-fi genre is replete with the notion that robots will “take over the world”. But that’s just in the movies of course, it could never happen in real...
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Butterflies and Hurricanes: Big-Data Storms Drive Evidence-Based Success

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There is an old saying in idiomatic English, that ‘climate is what you expect, weather is what you get’. A salutary reminder, that even the best of plans and expectations are meaningless, in the...
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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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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/22/2018

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Friday afternoon rolls in and a zillion things cross my mind that I need to talk about on my weekly blog. In summary the Global Equities are feeling the jitters from the escalating tariff...
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Decentralized Exchanges as the Future of Cryptocurrency Trading (PART II)

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In my previous article, I highlighted how decentralized exchanges (DEXs) represent a marked improvement over centralized exchanges across a range of important issues such as security and privacy. But by no means are DEXs the...
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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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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...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 05/26/2018

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TGIF everyone & here’s my take on the 3 financial markets. The Cryptos remained firmly in the red as US Justice department begins to investigate whether the prices of the digital coins are being...
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10 Popular Crypto Slang Terms You Must Know

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The crypto world is enjoyable for many reasons other than simply the opportunity to get rich quick. Among them is the chance to engage in online communities, both for cryptocurrency in general and ones...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/02/2018

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That time of the week again when I review the Financial markets. Cryptocurrencies still treading waters after hitting new lows, US stocks proving their resilience in the face of every sell off & Greenback...
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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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Financial Regulators’ double edged sword against Cryptos

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  Let me start off by saying that despite being a huge proponent of the Crypto/Blockchain movement I still believe there should be some kind of transparency so that an average investor doesn't get swindled...
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An Overview of Privacy Coins

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One of the most sought after features of cryptocurrency is the relative anonymity one can have when sending and receiving payments. Whereas PayPal, for example, requires each sender to disclose details up-front pertaining to...
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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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Escrow Solutions for Digital Assets

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“Transactions that are computationally impractical to reverse would protect sellers from fraud, and routine escrow mechanisms could easily be implemented to protect buyers.” Satoshi Nakamoto describing some of the desirable security requirements for Bitcoin in...
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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...