Topics
What to Know About Earnings Season
Expectations for quarterly earnings season—which ramps up on Jan. 13—are tempered at this time due to the backdrop of rising interest rates and a slowing…
2023: Expect A Trader’s Market
Chaos will roil the economy this year, but the Federal Reserve is creating market opportunities for active investors Keeping active doesn’t just improve your health.…
Trading Time
Timebank members exchange an hour of their work for an hour of someone else’s An enthusiastic gardener who hates to bake might be a perfect…

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…

Liquid Assets

Bourbon is Bigger in Texas
Garrison Brothers’ bold, pricey barrel-strength bourbons are worth the splurge Judging whiskey awards may sound like fun, but after sipping dozens over a couple of…

The Rockhound

Debunking The Music Algorithm
An anthropologist reveals how Spotify and other platforms decide what songs to recommend Nick Seaver was working on his Ph.D. in anthropology when he began…

Trader

The Apprentice: A Mathematical Edge
As he learns trading, a teenager is already stockpiling financial wisdom—and cash In the case of 18-year-old Jacob Intrator, youth isn’t wasted on the young.…

Side Hustle

Bartering For Kicks
Trading sneakers online provides the thrill of the hunt and the opportunity for profit Cave dwellers were exchanging animal hides and sharp sticks long before…

The Last Picture

Taking Stock in Big Pharma
Billionaire Mark Cuban wants to pull the pharmaceutical industry up by the roots and plant something new. In the next issue, Luckbox leans in with…

Trades

In the News

The Technician

Three Stocks Coming Up Short
Stocks are decoupling, and this troika of equities appears to be headed lower Of the many changes that shook the stock market in 2022, perhaps…

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 Active vs. Passive Overlap
Long-term investors and active traders have more in common than they might think So-called professionals sometimes urge novice investors to turn their backs on active…

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

Affordable Futures
Retail investors can use new smaller futures contracts to hedge their portfolio bets  Hedge fund managers and other big investors have been using futures to…
Tactics
Good Trade Management Pays For Itself
New tastytrade research shows how the implementation of a disciplined trade management approach can help traders avoid outsized losses—especially during severe bouts of market volatility
Two Bullish Strategies for 2023
When playing a rebound, investors and traders often use long stock or short puts—both of which have produced historically attractive win rates, but with different…
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…