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Operation Bayonet
An international band of cyber police joined forces to bust the bosses of sinister darknet marketplaces  This account of an international crackdown on the internet’s…
Beneath the Deep Web: The Darknet
Everything evil proliferates in the mostly inaccessible outer reaches of the internet. Call it the darknet and don’t confuse it with the deep web. Popular…
Darkest Markets
The demise of the notorious Silk Road darknet market gave rise to even bigger and more nefarious online alternatives The FBI and Europol teamed up…
Tracking the Darknet
Are the cops closing in on the criminals who run darknet marketplaces? Luckbox asks the contributors to this issue Law enforcement agencies are becoming better…

Festivals

Burning Man
A former floor trader shares sights—and insights—from his 15th visit to The Playa By Alan Matthew Burning Man, which bills itself as “the place to…

The Poker Trade

Top 5 Mistakes Donkeys Make
Expert poker players refer to amateurs as “donkeys.” Here, a WSOP pro reveals the most frequent donkey mistakes. When amateurs sit down at the poker…

Trader

Meet Harvinder Singh Dhillon
Trader & Entrepreneur Office London Age 28 Years trading 5 How did you start trading? Having a finance background, I always saw trading as the…

The Normal Deviate

Forget the Darknet
The markets can provide the excitement active investors want—without risk of prison time Ah, the so-called darknet. The Wild West of the internet. Where anonymity—or…

Game Theory

Wrestling With Reality
Spontaneous or scripted? The pros sometimes improvise on a predetermined storyline to create a crowd-pleasing spectacle.  Redneck soap opera. Populist performance art. Repressed homoerotic fantasy.…

In the News

Trades

Light this Candle

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

The Technician

Trading the Trading Posts
Twenty years ago, the idea of publicly traded stock and commodities exchanges would have struck most investors as extremely peculiar. It might have seemed almost…

Macro View

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

Changes at Exchanges
Like many industries, financial exchanges have consolidated in the past few decades. The world-famous New York Stock Exchange is now owned by the Intercontinental Exchange…

Futures

ETFs Move Over: Smaller Futures are Here
That’s the greatest financial innovation of the last 20 years? Weekly options? Digital currencies? Zero commissions? It may come as a shock that many consider…

Cherry Picks

How Gold Fits
 Investors often tout gold as a strategy during market declines. It sounds ideal because a precious metal like gold should withstand shocks to the economic…
Tactics
Trading the Gold-Silver Ratio
Here’s the simplest way to reduce portfolio volatility by pairs trading the two heavy metals In the world of pairs trading, the gold to silver…
Beta-Weighted Portfolio Hedging
“Buy the dip” was so 2019. In 2020, “buy the dip” has been replaced by “trade the churn.” And if 1,000 point swings in the…
Pairs Trading with Futures
For a pairs trade, find two highly correlated assets that have recently diverged in performance Pairs trading involves buying and selling related markets to capitalize…
Trending Together
Many stocks tend to move in tandem, so pairs trading enables investors to mitigate directional exposure Investors might consider using pairs trading when they feel…
How Volatility Products Behave
One of the big winners from last week was the volatility space, which received an outsized amount of attention due to the rout in global…