Topics
Fakery and the Authentication Economy
Business is booming for companies that identify and combat bogus news stories, doctored videos and counterfeit goods Fakery permeates life in the 21st century. On…
The Real Threat of Deepfake
Videos of events that didn’t really happen can overturn elections and sabotage companies The pornography industry latches onto new ideas quickly, particularly when it comes…
Jeri Ellsworth on Augmented Reality
Tilt Five’s CEO Jeri Ellsworth discusses what consumers should expect from the future of AR.  Silicon Valley’s Jeri Ellsworth was the first team member hired…
Real Possibilities in Spatial Computing
An unprecedented combination of the real and unreal is set to engulf humanity, thanks partly to the spread of spatial computing Former Microsoft tech evangelist…

Arts & Media

Richard Jewell
The story of Richard Jewell, the security guard who discovered an explosives-filled backpack during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, is once again captivating…

The Poker Trade

Bluffing Is Real
Blurring the line between real and fake can help a savvy player steal some pots In poker, investing and life, things are not always as…

Wellness

La Dolce Vita: THC-infused Sugar
This first-mover cannabis sweetener hopes to earn $3 million in first-year revenues. Shoogies, a (THC) cannabis-infused sweetener, is hitting dispensary shelves throughout California. It’s available…

Liquid Assets

Race out to find this Rye
For whiskey explorers, discovery is the easy part. There is always something that you haven’t tried, but the results are often disappointing. Happening upon Pinhook…

The Normal Deviate

Options Trading: An Antidote for Division
Smart options traders know that life—and markets—aren’t zero-sum games Trading can bring the country back together. That’s right. Trading. Anyone can see all the anger…

Something Ventured

Swimming in Sales
Relentless ambition turns a solo act side hustle into a multi million-dollar business  A dream job wasn’t enough for Emily Vaca—she always had a part-time…

Trades

Light this Candle

AMZN: Prime Sell
Candlestick chart analysis for intermediate-term trading  As the third-largest Nasdaq…

The Technician

Real Expectations for Virtual Reality
The adoption rate of new technology varies wildly. The iPhone, for example, succeeded almost immediately, and 100 million people now use them in the United…

Macro View

2020 Foresight
January’s the time to gauge macro themes that will shape trading and investing in the coming year. “Why bother?” some ask. Unforeseen news and updated…

Do Diligence

Auto Show: Ford vs. Tata
In November 2019, Mustang enthusiasts gawked and cringed when Ford (F) unveiled the latest addition to the Mustang lineup: the Mach-E. It wasn’t a louder,…

Futures

Cherry Picks

Volatility by Sector
RIPE AND JUICY TRADE IDEAS Traders think of Biotech as the most volatile sector, but it wasn’t in 2019. Last year, the most volatile sector…
Tactics
A Better Way to Put It
Protective puts are popular, but traders have more cost-efficient ways of hedging their positions Losses hurt. Experiments indicate that avoiding a $5 loss carries twice…
False Prophets
The financial industry is ripe with personalities claiming to be experts on the financial markets. These individuals, or groups, spout their buy and sell opinions…
The Myth of the Protective Put
Buying an expensive “portfolio insurance policy” hardly ever works In Chicago, the weather can seem as volatile as the market. A day that begins with…
Zeroing Out Those Utility Bills
With this hack, investors can make utility companies pay the family gas and electric tabs Traders consider utility stocks relatively safe investments—partly because regulation limits…
Taking Futures to a New Level
Advanced uses of futures include scalping, pairs trading and delta hedging Futures contracts offer retail traders some strategic advantages that aren’t available with stocks and…