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Picture Tomorrow
What will everyday life look like in five, 10 or 25 years?  Writer and filmmaker Luke Kingma of Futurism Studios (owned by renowned futurist Ray…
50 Years to Run for Cover
Not every luckbox reader will live to see the year 2069, so here’s a preview To mark the recent opening of the Samsung destination store…
Facing Intel Inequality
Coding and STEM skills aren’t enough to keep humans relevant in the Age of Artificial Intelligence  Swedish-Australian futurist and innovation strategist Anders Sörman-Nilsson averages 240…

The Normal Deviate

Volatility: Trading’s Best Crystal Ball
Volatility provides a clue about what the future may hold for a stock Long-term stock trader?  Short-term options trader? Medium-term money machine? No matter how…

Luckbox of the Month

Game Theory

Handicapping the 2019 US Tennis Open
In the world of sports, European football, cricket, American football, baseball, and basketball usually get the most international coverage. Those sports possess legions of rabid…

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 Poker Trade

Psychic Poker Play
Players can predict an opponent’s range of possible hands by following a few simple tips World-class poker players often seem to “know” the hole cards…

Arts & Media

Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Futurism podcasts aren’t for everyone. With work, family, friends and finances vying for attention, it’s difficult to justify carving out time to listen to what…

Trades

Light this Candle

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

The Technician

Forecasting Price Patterns
Every culture develops its own brand of futurism. From time immemorial, people have spun tales of clairvoyance, created magical totems like crystal balls and paid…

Macro View

5 Tips for Choppy Markets
These markets are untradeable—there’s too much uncertainty. I’m getting chopped up.” Does that sound familiar? It might. Portfolio managers and traders have been expressing those…

Do Diligence

Futures

Cherry Picks

Tactics
Don’t Fear Volatility: Reap It!
Modern Halloween traditions are steeped in “fear,” which unofficially makes the holiday a celebration of volatility.  That’s because most traditional financial media outlets usually talk…
Making the Leap to Futures
Understanding the differences and similarities between futures and equities Even investors with plenty of experience  trading equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may find the leap…
Short Volatility
One of the paramount goals when trading the financial markets is to maximize potential gains. Secondarily, most traders would likely prefer to minimize risk. If…
Sizing Up Futures Contracts
Most traders find old school futures contracts too big for their accounts  To trade futures, begin by understanding the sizes of the products, the expected moves…
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…
Managing Directional Risk
While many traders focus on statistics-based volatility positions that leverage the mean reversion philosophy, it’s important to recognize that even these types of exposures can…
The (Broken Wing) Butterfly Effect
Trading a BWB at price extremes affords the trader room for the trend to continue and zero risk, if the trend reverses. When markets reach…