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2021: A Story in Charts

  2021 was a complete break from the norm of the last decade. We’re experiencing the first serious bout of inflation since the 1970s, a rally in commodities that some are calling a new “supercycle,” and some of the craziest short squeezes in history.  Many of 2021’s most compelling stories will surely have some place […]

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Microsoft’s Big Bet on Activision Blizzard

  Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced on Tuesday morning that it’s buying Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) for $68.7 billion, the tech giant’s largest acquisition ever. The deal further extends Microsoft’s position in the gaming industry and also gives the company a huge boost as it seeks a piece of the so-called metaverse, a virtual world where […]

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NFT Stocks

Top NFT Stocks To Watch [2022]

  NFTs have become a wildly popular hit over the past year, with artists, collectors, celebrities, venture investors, and traders alike driving their prices to record highs. The pixelated CryptoPunks character portraits, digital pieces of artwork from the artist Beeple, and Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet have each been sold as an […]

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Metaverse Stocks

Top Metaverse Stocks To Watch [2022]

  There is a new buzzword on Wall Street: metaverse stocks. The metaverse has been a hot topic in recent months. And as stock prices of some companies linked to the metaverse continue to move higher, some already believe that we may be experiencing a bitcoin craze again. Metaverse stocks are a new trend but […]

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What Is Carry Trading?

  There’s a concept in trading known as “carry trading,” which is basically how much the asset pays (or costs) you to own it, aside from price appreciation (although there are some exceptions which we’ll explore in this article).  A bond, for example, has positive carry in the form of regular interest payments. On the […]

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January Effect

The January Effect and Why it Matters

  As trading gets underway in 2022, the U.S. stock market faces an uncertain future. Will traders take profits after the widely-followed S&P 500 index more than doubled in 2021 or is the January Effect going to give the market an extra boost? The January Effect continuously fascinates market participants and analysts because it frequently […]

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