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Alien Artifact or Just Another Rock?
Scientists debate whether extraterrestrials may have created a mysterious object visiting us from outside the solar system The world may someday remember 2017 as one…
Earth 2.0
NASA’s former head scientist says humans may soon discover signs of life elsewhere in the solar system and eventually on exoplanets Six years ago, a…

The Political Trade

Cuomo Will Be Reelected, Scaramucci Says
Sexual misconduct allegations might not be enough to stop the New York governor from securing a fourth term. Despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations and a…

Liquid Assets

Outer Spirits
A stellar space race for potables is underway While the billionaire bosses of Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX battle for space tourism bragging rights,…

The Normal Deviate

Beware of These Two Mental Traps
What can we learn from the possibility of alien life or the idea that we live in a massive simulation?  If someone wanted to make…

Fake Financial News

The Last Picture

The LAST Picture
“A few hours before leaving space for the last time, I went to the Cupola to take a few final shots. After I shot this one,…

Reason's Edge

Trades

Light this Candle

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

The Technician

Failure to Launch
It’s no secret that equity investors are always on the lookout for the “next big thing.” In years past, they’ve become fascinated with cannabis stocks,…

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

Space Stocks Have Limitless Upside
This year marks the 105th anniversary of Boeing (BA), a company known across the globe for its long history of unparalleled innovation and success. But…

Futures

Cherry Picks

Options With Futures
Why trade E-mini S&P 500 futures when Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures is also liquid and more appropriate for smaller accounts? Trading the /ES on…
Tactics
Short Side of the Moon
Feeling bearish? Options and futures can beat short-selling. Here’s how. There’s something suave about shorting the market, whether it’s fading an earnings pop, selling a…
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 Options Using Volatility Metrics
When trading options, investors and traders have a plethora of data at their disposal to assist with trade analysis, including Implied Volatility Rank and Implied…
How Much Volatility Is Too Much?
Risk increases if a stock is too volatile or makes price moves far outside of what’s expected Options traders often gravitate toward highly volatile stocks.…
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…