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We’ve all heard the saying “trust your gut.” In fact, many of us take this approach more often than we realize when making decisions. Trusting your gut means looking inward, beyond the noisy chatter of thought, and toward that fuzzy space of perception--an arcane mix...read more
Authored by Karl Montevirgen via Ticker Tape Do you know what tax brackets are, and what tax rates make up the federal tax brackets? If you're unsure, you’re not alone. After all, tax accounting is one of those rare topics that, at least for most non-accountant types,...read more
To many investors, automated trading systems can feel like a gamble when it should be a calculated risk. If you suspect that you are just rolling the dice with your money, stop right there and just hold off. The problem is that many retail investors, when presented...read more
Authored by Karl Montevirgen, Halifax America “Indeed, the direction of the future is only there in order to elude us.” ― Georges Bataille It seems as if everywhere you turn, someone is talking about cryptocurrencies. And whether the person speaking is a novice...read more
Over the last few decades, we have developed a plethora of sophisticated financial technologies to help us better engage the markets. The depth, breadth, speed, and precision with which we can now gather and analyze information stands virtually unmatched. Yet on a...read more
Ludwig Von Mises excerpted from Economic Policy (via Mises.Org) What is interventionism? Interventionism means that the government does not restrict its activity to the preservation of order, or—as people used to say a hundred years ago—to “the production of...read more
Should our current bull run sustain itself, it will soon be on the verge of shifting from record-setting to record-shattering. The longest S&P bull market lasted 117 months (March 1991 – October 2000). Our current bull market, which started in March of 2009, is...read more
Authored by Mark Spitznagel via Mises.Org We have a habit on our trading floor of playing Bob Dylan whenever the markets start selling off. We hardly ever play Dylan these days. Though I consider the Nobel Laureate something of a personal classical liberal icon, I...read more
Authored by Karl Montevirgen via Ticker Tape We’re familiar with the saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” At least nothing is lost, either, right? But in some cases, the “nothing ventured” choice may come at a cost—opportunity cost, or “the cost of waiting.”...read more
Authored by Mark Decambre via Marketwatch Is this the day of reckoning for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? The price of a single bitcoin was tumbled on Tuesday, off 15% at around $11,539 after dropping as low as $11,039.40, underlining a broad selloff among the...read more
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