Money’s Roots: Looking at History to Better Understand Currency Today
Jul28

Money’s Roots: Looking at History to Better Understand Currency Today

Stock investing is all about the creation of wealth – strategically placing your money in a way that allows it to grow faster than inflation over time. But how does money grow? Where did money come from? What is the history of money? If you want to understand the concept of investing in stocks, it’s smart to understand the roots of money. Coins were among the first forms of physical currency. Bartering: The Beginning...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Stock
Jul24

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Stock

Stock investing is the foundation of the wealth that is held by some of the richest people in the country. But you don’t have to be a tycoon to play the game. If you have a retirement account, a 401(k), or even some municipal bonds, you’re already an investor. If not, don’t worry – it’s never too late to start creating wealth through investment. Ask yourself the following questions before you jump in the...

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Naive 1/N Portfolio vs. Sophistication and Optimization
Jul21

Naive 1/N Portfolio vs. Sophistication and Optimization

Optimal diversification is one of the key insights of modern portfolio theory, however, due to estimation errors, theory-based portfolio strategies are not as good as one once thought; under some circumstances, the difference between sophisticated models and naive strategy is not statistically significant. Naive diversification is instinctive common sense division of a portfolio, whereby an investor invests in a number of assets in...

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9 Best Devices To Be Trading With
Jul01

9 Best Devices To Be Trading With

Go, go, go! This is the rushed mindset that our modern-day society has grown to encompass as the accepted way we live our daily lives. The thirst for success and competitive traits that lie within human nature have led to a ceaseless race  to the finish line. Everything that is constructed in today’s market is molded around the concept of efficiency and being easily accessible. In relation to investing, this is no different....

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Tail Risk Hedging: Protecting Portfolios Against Extreme Negative moves
Jun23

Tail Risk Hedging: Protecting Portfolios Against Extreme Negative moves

In the Foreword of David Swensen (2009), Charles Ellis commented that Yale was good at playing defense, because the endowment was built to withstand the inevitable storms that face capital markets. This resiliency was recently put to a severe test, as the Yale endowment lost 25% of its value in the year ending June 2009. This has been termed a “tail event,” where the returns were at the extreme left tail of the endowment’s return...

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The Importance of Information Security When it Comes to Your Investments
Jun12

The Importance of Information Security When it Comes to Your Investments

The military, healthcare networks, the government, corporations and financial institutions are all obsessed with information security – and rightly so. Malicious attacks or accidental leaks can lead to catastrophic losses in sensitive data, customer information, proprietary information and financial data. But it’s not just huge entities that need to worry. Anyone involved in stock investing should be concerned with...

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