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Smart Money Index

Smart Money Index: What It Is and How It Works

  Stock market indicators play an important part in the overall analysis of the market. Indicators are a reflection of traders’ moods. If the sentiment is positive, indicators will be buoyant. On the other hand, a lag reflects a dampened sentiment. These sentiments can also help you get an idea of the economy to some […]

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Special Purpose Acquisition Company

What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)?

  A special purpose acquisition company, or a SPAC, is a publicly traded shell company that raises collective investment funds through an initial public offering (IPO) in the form of a blind pool. Also called “blank check companies,” SPACs are formed strictly to raise funds through an IPO in order to acquire private companies. The […]

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Price Discovery Explained For Beginners

  What is Price Discovery Price discovery is the process where buyers and sellers determine where a transaction can take place based on supply and demand. This evaluation process uses the economic concept of supply and demand to find a price where a buyer and a seller agree to trade. The supply and demand for […]

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How to Trade IPO Stocks

How to Trade IPO Stocks: A Primer For Beginners

  Hot IPOs are becoming rarer in the late stages of this post-GFC bull market cycle. The primary reason for that is that private market financing allows early-stage firms to remain private longer.  This trend is turning around, starting with the IPO of cloud data platform Snowflake (SNOW) in September, with several other hot upcoming […]

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Best Hedges for a Devaluing Dollar

Best Hedges for a Devaluing Dollar

  Many macro investors are betting on significant inflation in the US Dollar for the foreseeable future so we put together a list of some of the best hedges for a devaluing dollar. At the risk of oversimplifying the prevailing opinions of this group, I think a basic simplification of the prevailing bearish dollar view […]

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Linear vs Logarithmic Chart Scaling Explained

  The style of chart scaling you use on your price charts is one of those seemingly unimportant details that can dramatically affect how you perceive market action.  Linear vs Logarithmic scaling are the two primary chart scaling styles, and both are available in almost every charting platform. The Difference Between Linear and Logarithmic Charts […]

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Long Put Option

Long Put Option Strategy for Beginners

  While day trading stocks can potentially lead to big profits, options are an ideal way to control a large chunk of shares without having to put up the funds necessary to own stocks of bigger companies and can actually help protect or hedge your stock investments. This article will prepare you to effectively use […]

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Mean Reversion

Mean Reversion Trading: Is It a Profitable Strategy?

  Almost every trading strategy aims to exploit one of two prevailing phenomena in financial markets: mean reversion or momentum. In a nutshell, mean reversion strategies assume big moves will partly reverse, while momentum strategies assume big moves will continue in the same direction. This article will explain the phenomenon of mean reversion in stock […]

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September Effect

The September Effect: What it is and Why it Happens

  If you follow the markets long enough, you’ll see that stock prognosticators and weather forecasters have similar seasonal predictions. When the weather heats up in spring and our minds turn to the upcoming summer, the catchphrase for investors has been “sell in May and go away”. Equity returns tend to outperform between November and […]

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