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Amazon’s New Silk Road
The big American online retailer has become inextricably intertwined with China—but do Americans care? Amazon and China can’t seem to get enough of each other.If…
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Surveying the Amazon
In April, the digital experience management software company Sitecore released its Amazon-focused survey. And in May, Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica collaborated on a big…
Amazon’s Predatory Capitalism
Success has rewarded Jeff Bezos. Twenty-seven years ago, he was a Wall Street refugee peddling books online with the help of a $250,000 loan from…

The Normal Deviate

Amazon Primed
Public enemy No. 1, or Wall Street hero? Either way, odds say Amazon will dominate competitors for a long time to come. Consider the great…

Liquid Assets

Outer Spirits
A stellar space race for potables is underway While the billionaire bosses of Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX battle for space tourism bragging rights,…

The Last Picture

The LAST Picture
The Future of Antitrust Progressive trustbuster Lina Khan, shown here testifying in April on Capitol Hill, was seemingly poised for Senate confirmation as head of…

Fake Financial News

Black Mirror Bodega
Amazon Go stores combine the ambiance of the inside of a vending machine with mundane sandwiches  As consumers shift from conspicuous consumption to experiences, they’ll…

Trader

Meet Rich Dvorak
Rich Dvorak, IG Analyst @richdvorakfx Home/Office location Chicago Age 27 Years trading Nine How did you start trading? I opened a brokerage account on my…

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The Changing Course of Amazon
The world of investing is fraught with uncertainty and disagreement, but one fact remains indisputable: Over the past 100 years, stocks in the United States…

Macro

US-China Trade Impacts Aussie Dollar
U.S. equity indexes have hit historic highs, but the price action included periods of drawdowns throughout last year. Some drawdowns were related to negative U.S.-China…

Do Diligence

Retail Bargain Hunting
When America was asked to stay home in 2020, Amazon (AMZN) was there to keep consumers stocked up, in shape and entertained with everything from…

Futures

Grain: The Next GameStop?
Even corn and soybeans are not immune to the perils of social media. According to online chatter, grain prices in 2022 will hit $18 to…

Cherry Picks

Cherry-picking Inflation
Inflation is in the news a lot lately. Check out the Google Search spikes. Google Trend searches are measured 0-100 with 100 being the peak…
Tactics
YOLO Fever
Buy stock in multiple companies to increase the chance of picking a winner and lessen the pain of choosing a loser
How to Use the Sharpe Ratio
The Sharpe Ratio is widely used to measure the performance of a given investment approach as compared to the degree of risk involved, but the…
The Futures of Technology
A new futures product helps investors balance exposure to tech stocks The line between retailing and technology has blurred. Who can decide whether to call…
Does “Tail Risk Protection” Pay?
Investors and traders that owned tail risk protection in spring of 2020 likely benefited from that foresight, but the long-term maintenance costs of such protection…
Breaking the Butterfly’s Wings
Transform a low-profit, low-risk trade into one with higher profit but higher risk The butterfly, a low-probability, low-risk options trading strategy, doesn’t maximize profit, but…
Calculating Correlation
Here’s how to compute the relationship between two stocks without having to leave home. Market correlation helps traders understand the relationship between two stocks or…