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Your Brain on Speed
How would you score on a cognitive ability test? Luckbox teamed up with JobTestPrep to share questions similar to those used on the iconic Wonderlic…
The Smartest Man in America?
Luckbox leans in with Chris Langan, a man with an estimated IQ score of 200, who breeds horses, ponders the nature of the universe and…
Demystifying Mensa
Members of the best-known high-IQ society don’t just discuss Proust or quantum mechanics. They know other ways of having fun, too. The leaders of Mensa,…
Dismantle the Cult of Smart
Variations in IQ scores are one reason schools should stop trying to squeeze every student into the same academic mold  Fredrik deBoer, author of The…

The Political Trade

Liquid Assets

A Difficult Year for Distilled Spirits
Americans in COVID-19 lockdown changed the modes and means of their drinking habits in 2020, resulting in many losers and some surprising winners in the…

The Normal Deviate

The Smartest Guys in the Trade
Traders don’t need the highest IQ in the room—they can succeed with discipline, quick calculations, confident decisions and a little online help  People are sensitive…

Trader

Meet Michael Nauss
Trader/Consultant, @bonpara Age 35 Office Halifax, Nova Scotia Years trading 15 How did you start trading?  It was a very random occurrence during a job…

In the News

Crypto Art? Yeah, That’s a Thing
An emerging market for digital art and memorabilia—referred to loosely as “crypto art”—could turn the traditional world of art upside down Ones and zeros are…

The Last Picture

The Last Picture
Brain Matters Our brains contain roughly 86 billion brain cells • In general, men’s brains are 10% bigger than women’s. However, the hippocampus, the part…

Trades

Light this Candle

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

The Technician

Seven Smart Stocks
Is Luckbox focuses on the measure of intelligence, let’s turn our attention toward the sector of the equity markets dedicated to education companies. Most well-known…

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

High-IQ ETFs
The American public has favored mutual funds for decades and by the end of 2019 had placed $21.3 trillion in them, often through 401(k) retirement…

Futures

Cherry Picks

Volatility “Sweet Spot”
Securities are ranked on this page according to their forward-looking volatility from last year. Traders seeking safer investments—at least those expected to move less—might lean…
Tactics
The Long and Short of Weekly Options
Trading in weekly options has exploded in 2021, but investors and traders should consider the respective value propositions of weekly, monthly, and LEAPS options before…
Trading Bitcoin’s Recent Volatility
Without developed options markets, it can be hard to track and trade bitcoin implied volatility, but investors and traders can also reference historical volatility. Cryptocurrencies…
Put-Call Parity
The overarching pricing relationship that exists between calls, puts, the underlying and the strike price. Options trading has exploded during the last 12 months, and…
Covered Calls Explained
Covered calls are one of the most popular options-based strategies in the stock market because they provide equity holders with valuable flexibility when it comes…
Tips for Trading Microchips
Semiconductor stocks offer high volatility and extraordinary liquidity Tech stocks were the market to buy in 2020. While Covid-19 crippled many sectors, technology stocks bloomed…
Make History Work For You
Google provides historical stock prices traders can study or use to create a personalized portfolio tracker  Anyone with a Google account can easily download historical…