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The Normal Deviate

Probability Reigns
Unless we know the chances they’ll come true, predictions mean almost nothing  The new year brings resolutions and predictions. Spend time with friends or family…

Liquid Assets

In the Still of the Night
Moonshine has always played a role in American spirits-making, but the 21st century saw the advent of legal ’shine sold on store shelves. Luckbox put…

Financial Fitness

Sunshine Superman
Vitamin D—either from supplements or sunshine—strengthens the immune system, elevates mood and lowers blood pressure  Let me save you some time: Every single day, take…

In the News

Diversions

Road Warriors
Working from anywhere is growing in popularity as the young and old alike hit the road on a mission in converted vans and RVs. For…

Record High

Greening the Music Festival Industry
Organizations like REVERB and Sustain Music & Nature are helping artists, fans and industry workers reduce the environmental impact of outdoor music Thanks to a…

Trades

In the News

The Technician

Technical Analysis Makes the Grade
Are you inclined to question the merits of technical stock analysis? Then consider this history lesson. Early in 2021, Luckbox examined the charts of public…

Macro

Oil, Ukraine and the Krone
Europe’s energy shortfall will boost Norway’s currency The Norwegian krone tends to rise against the euro when crude oil prices are on the upswing. Indeed,…

Do Diligence

A Nurse, a Lawyer and a Mail Carrier
Career choice can affect your financial future in unexpected ways Debate over the value of higher education often centers on the relentless rise in tuition…

Futures

Cherry Picks

2 Trades for the Cautious Gold Bug
Here’s how investors can make money from the glittering precious metal, even when it’s declining in value Many in the financial world think of gold…
Tactics
Learn the Trade: Start Here
These essential resources can help any active investor navigate the equity markets Learning about finance on the internet can seem challenging because so many courses…
First, Diversify
Reduce risk by investing in a variety of stocks, sectors and asset classes
Hype and Skew
Hyped-up stocks can have unusual option pricing with atypical option skew  Look at prices of the Nasdaq ETF (QQQ) out-of-the-money (OTM) strikes for the April…
The Wisdom of Crowds
To predict next year’s stock prices, look where investors are putting their money New variants of COVID-19 might drive stock prices lower, or President Joe…
Smart Inflation Hedges
Looking to take the sting out of an investment’s shrinking value? Ethereum and bitcoin have been anything but stable. Think gold.  Is cryptocurrency the new…