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The Original FinTech Giant

The Original FinTech Giant

FinTech is a hot and cutting-edge sector, but its roots are more traditional than you’d think.

Risk and Reward: The Role of Rating Agencies

Risk and Reward: The Role of Rating Agencies

In 2011, the United States credit rating was downgraded from AAA to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s. The large reaction by politicians, news anchors, and many others brought into question what those letters and symbols really meant. While no one could really explain the tangible repercussion of the downgrade, they panicked nonetheless. Six years later, […]

Bias for Day Traders

Bias for Day Traders

Bias will make you poor and it will make you poor without you even knowing it. See, the human mind is programmed to respond in certain and specific ways to things like loss, change, lack of control, and the way we process information. Since humans are the primary decision makers of the markets, it’s very […]

CDS: Crisis Deflected (Sometimes)

CDS: Crisis Deflected (Sometimes)

It’s like fire insurance; except everything is on fire.

Gains to Keep You Warm

Shoveling snow is a lot better when you know that you just made a killing in the market.

Trading Uranium

Trading Uranium

Hopefully these returns don’t also have a half life.

Options, Part II: My Big Fat Greek Profit

Options, Part II: My Big Fat Greek Profit

“Give me an option–any option–and I show you that the root is Greek.”

The Slow Death of an Icon

The Slow Death of an Icon

What the heck is a “stock exchange”?