Tag: money

  • Fermata and Staccato: Does Music Predict the Stock Market?

    Spotify Wrapped is making the rounds at the end of this very *insert preferred adjective here* year. Everyone shares their top artists and songs of the year, and we rejoice in the gift that music gives us. But, can music actually be a predictor of our moods? And if it can predict our moods, does […]

  • Emerging Markets: Strong Dollar & The Path to Emerged Markets

    How do you value pieces of paper? What creates currency? What makes the dollar a reserve currency? There are several different models used to value currency, including Purchasing Power Parity and the BEER (Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate) model, amongst others. There are several variables that go into those models, most notably conditional expectations, current rates, […]

  • The Contagion of Currency: The Podcast

    https://castbox.fm/vb/88765713 An analysis of how we value currency, what is going on with the lira, and how it affects all emerging market. Enjoy!

  • Dollar vs Yuan: Podcast Version

    Click here for the link to my FIRST podcast EVER. Expanding the blog into a new territory. I learn by reading (hence, the blog). Some people learn by listening. Some by seeing. Some learn through kinesthetics (I’ll have to brainstorm some ideas on that one). I want information to be accessible to everyone. That’s why […]

  • Staying Neutral: Employing The Swiss Strategy through GLD

    One of the best things about trading options is the math behind it. Place your strikes based on the deltas. Adjust for your desired probability of profit and risk/reward appetite. Trade in a 45 day cycle. Roll. Place a new trade. Rinse and repeat.

  • Trading Naked: How to Cover Your Assets

    I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine. Our friendship blossomed when he talked about puts one day in our Applied Investments class. My head whipped around to locate the person that was finally speaking my language, and once we did the options trader secret handshake, we became fast friends. One of […]

  • How to Make Money When the Market Declines

    When you take a trade off, you need to put one back on again. So that’s just what I did. I was looking at the Dough platform and running through the checklist in my head:

  • Governance through Decentralization on the Blockchain

    Decentralization is an important part of the blockchain, and one of the reasons that a lot of investors are curious in the product. The way that the blockchain operates is on a peer to peer network, utilizing consensus mechanisms. There is no over-arching “person-in-charge” (on Bitcoin). On some of the other coins, such as Ethereum […]

  • The Bitcoin Blog: The Future Lies in the Blockchain

    Cryptocurrency is an absolute mind boggler. Bitcoin first caught my eye about 2 weeks ago, so I was definitely late to the party, as it has been on the markets since 2010 (at the ripe price of $0.04). It has been on a tear. Right now at time of writing (12/5/17 3:20 pm CT) the […]

  • Black Swans and the Federal Reserve: Is There Really a Difference?

    “The black swans are circling like vultures now. Dark economic events seem to be flying in out of nowhere for those who have vision to see them. Even dovish New York Fed President William Dudley says that he is less confident about the economy than he was when he and his Feddish partners voted to […]