Markets & Investing


Michael Burry Does It Again

I wanted to write about short-selling since it’s flooding Twitter feeds and captivating the minds of every man, woman, and child around the world lately. But it turns out, short-selling might be more about having opposing views, and those opposing views eventually being correct, rather than simply betting against an asset. Short sellers who are…

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What is Crypto Arbitrage?

What is crypto arbitrage? To understand arbitrage is first to understand the never-ending search for inefficient markets. In a fairly new market such as crypto, pricing between the many exchanges tend to vary and change at different rates. When different prices for the same asset exist across multiple exchanges, the arbitrage strategy is in play.…

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The Dao of Mark Spitznagel

If you are searching for a unique approach to capital allocation, money management, markets, and investing, look no further than Mark Spitznagel. If you’re curious about how business and investing relate to nature and the survival of complex systems, you will find thought-provoking concepts you may have never pondered until now. Hardly a household name,…

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Beyond the Fear & Greed Index

Whenever you hear people making predictions about what will happen in markets, I would advise you to grab your money and slowly back away. Next, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. Once you are in a safe place away from all the prognosticators and future tellers, collect your thoughts. There’s plenty…

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Dr Michael Burry Sounds Off

Dr. Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ fame and legendary investor sounds off on several issues recently. Namely the closure of the global economy and it’s impact due to the COVID 19 virus. I say ‘Doctor’ Michael Burry because many people don’t realize Mike is a physician. He earned an M.D. from the Vanderbilt University…

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The Rise of Renaissance Technologies

If you’re interested in markets, investing, and beating the odds, few stories compare to Jim Simons and the rise of Renaissance Technologies. Simons has a legendary tale showing how the compounding effects of extreme intelligence, curiosity, and determination can lead to victory in the fiercest area of the financial markets. Since 1988 he’s the world’s…

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Where The Gold Bars Are

Tracing back to 4000 B.C. when it was used to make jewelry, humans have been using gold to decorate themselves and collect as a symbol of power and wealth. The tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs were packed with gold. Chinese kings were buried with gold-gilded chariots. Of all the 118 elements from the periodic table, we’ve…

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Fear and Greed Index at 1

That’s correct, the CNN Money Fear and Greed Index is at 1, that’s one on a scale of one hundred. We are at an extreme fear reading on the index. For those of you who’ve been paying attention the last few weeks to financial markets around the world combined with the news of a global…

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7 Most Popular Alternative Investments

There’s plenty of debate around what makes up an alternative investment. Most professionals would describe alternatives as investments in assets other than bonds, cash, and stocks. Another description would include some sort of attempt to ‘diversify’ their portfolio away from traditional funds. Here’s a closer look at 7 of the most popular alternative investments. Generally…

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Inside Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been around now for over ten years, which is pretty amazing when you consider many people either haven’t even heard of it or still don’t understand what it is. The fact that it seems to be a polarizing topic when brought up for discussion is a signal for me to investigate further and…

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Invest Like the Best – Podcast

A great podcast I’ve been listening to for a long time now is by Patrick O’Shaughnessy titled, ‘Invest Like The best.’ The most recent episode is with Bill Gurley from Benchmark Capital, and it’s really great. Check out the show notes here, or subscribe to the Podcast and check out all the episodes which feature…

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