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COMEBACK IDS
Two big stories are dominating the financial pages as Luckbox goes to press—the stock market sell-off and Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Both got us…
Cathie Wood Check
Cathie Wood’s fascination with disruptive technology generated plenty of attention at the April FTX Salt Crypto Bahamas conference. But the central question raised in the…
Apple’s EV Advantage
As the company’s market cap was topping $3 trillion, the highest ever for a U.S. company, details emerged about its electric car Move over Tesla.…

Liquid Assets

Big Sip Energy
Coffee, tea and energy drinks provide vigor and pep, but too much caffeine comes at a cost. Luckbox tested low-caffeine and caffeine-free alternatives. When Aristotle…

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…

Financial Fitness

Garbage In Garbage Out
Good nutrition provides your body with the fuel to boost energy and promote efficiency   The computer era adage of “garbage in, garbage out” also…

The Last Picture

Retro Reboot
What’s with the nation’s ongoing fascination with the past? Americans tend to treat just about anything retro as an iconic piece of history worth remembering,…

Diversions

Electric Avenue
Route 66 played a major role in U.S. automotive history, but can drivers still trace its path in their electric vehicles? Americans have been getting…

Arts & Media

Trades

In the News

The Technician

Sunshine Securities
Only 0.014% of the solar energy reaching Earth is converted into usable power. That leaves plenty of room for improvement, and companies are rushing to…

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

Petroleum Perseveres
While debate continues on the transition from fossil fuels to green energy, the nation will rely on oil and gas for the foreseeable future In…

Futures

Crude Over Crypto
Cryptocurrency may seem less attractive these days as the invasion of Ukraine increases the volatility of crude oil  As war rages in Ukraine, crude oil…

Cherry Picks

6 Looks at Energy Stocks
Crude oil prices of more than $100 a barrel are boosting stock prices in the petroleum sector, but the effect on the S&P 500 is…
Tactics
Greenbacks & Green Energy
Here’s how to size up equities in the new, sustainable energy companies Renewables still account for a mere 12.6% of U.S. energy consumption even after…
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…