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Predictions for 2023
After learning to live with the totally unexpected in 2022,  Luckbox Magazine makes its annual outlier forecasts for another wild ride FINANCIAL MARKETS AND THE…
The Future of Policing has Arrived
Predictive analytics warn of criminal activity from the streets to the boardroom Computers are predicting when and where crimes will occur—but don’t expect a real-life…

Liquid Assets

Patriotic Spirits
These whiskeys are inspired by the House and the Senate, but they’re far more palatable than most political punditry  In even the most contentious election…

The Normal Deviate

Probability Matters
Get serious about investing by attaching a numerical probability to every trade It’s fun to speculate about cultural, political or economic events that might happen…

The Rockhound

Music in 2023
Revenue will keep increasing, long-established artists will continue to sell the rights to their catalogs and TikTok will operate even more like a record label. …

Fettle & Fitness

Your Future Fitness Starts Here
What gets measured, gets managed. Know the five key fitness performance indicators. Do you want to get into the best shape of your life in…

Record High

Fake Financial News

Forecasts for Farmers
Long-range weather predictions have helped keep the Old Farmer’s Almanac in business for centuries. The editors must be doing something right.  As I sit down…

Trades

In the News

The Technician

What Lies Ahead for Stocks
This column’s predictions for stock prices in 2022 have proven painfully correct. Now, the Technician is watching crypto for signals on how equities will perform…

Macro

The U.S. Dollar Will Crash
A mean-reverting macro currency trade explained by a meaty metaphor Extreme prices can make an active investor salivate. Contrarians and trend followers alike tend to…

Do Diligence

The Predictive Power of Options
No one knows for sure what direction the market will take, but options prices can provide actionable clues It’s been a rough year for long-term…

Futures

Down with the Dow
Investors who still track and favor the Dow can trade the value of the index Headline writers love describing the daily movement of the Dow…

Cherry Picks

Six Traders, Six Trades
A trading committee offers long- and short-term strategies for the new year Tony “BAT” Battista  Bullish investors looking to take a long-term view could consider…
Tactics
4 Crypto Criteria
Choose a crypto by analyzing market cap, volatility, correlation and utility With hundreds of cryptocurrencies widely available, it’s challenging to choose the “right” one. Is…
Learn the Trade: Start Here
These essential resources can help any active investor navigate the equity markets Learning about finance on the internet can seem challenging because so many courses…
First, Diversify
Reduce risk by investing in a variety of stocks, sectors and asset classes
Three Ways to Short the Market
A menagerie of options strategies called zebras, lizards and spreads can help investors profit from a continued decline in stock prices in the new year…
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…