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The Fed’s High-wire Act
A soft landing for both the economy and the strong dollar seems like a fantasy in these uncertain times. That’s why investors should look back…
Diamonds: The Newest Asset Class
A serial entrepreneur is working to transform one-of-a-kind gems into a tradable commodity Diamonds may be forever, but only a few of the biggest, most…
The Great Crypto Debate
A Ponzi Scheme or the Future of Money? Proponents extoll the virtues of digital currency, while critics deem it worthless. Nearly everybody advocates regulating it.…
Crypto: What is it good for?
Critics disparage digital currency and believers praise it. Right now, the bears may seem clairvoyant, but investors who focus on the price of bitcoin may…

Liquid Assets

In the Still of the Night
Moonshine has always played a role in American spirits-making, but the 21st century saw the advent of legal ’shine sold on store shelves. Luckbox put…

The Normal Deviate

Probability Reigns
Unless we know the chances they’ll come true, predictions mean almost nothing  The new year brings resolutions and predictions. Spend time with friends or family…

In the News

Music & Festivals

Financial Fitness

Sunshine Superman
Vitamin D—either from supplements or sunshine—strengthens the immune system, elevates mood and lowers blood pressure  Let me save you some time: Every single day, take…

Book Value

The Bitcoin Standard
Luckbox’s Technician columnist reviews a crypto classic that explores bitcoin’s libertarian underpinnings My story begins in the summer of 1993. We were renting an office…

Trades

In the News

The Technician

Technical Analysis Makes the Grade
Are you inclined to question the merits of technical stock analysis? Then consider this history lesson. Early in 2021, Luckbox examined the charts of public…

Macro

Oil, Ukraine and the Krone
Europe’s energy shortfall will boost Norway’s currency The Norwegian krone tends to rise against the euro when crude oil prices are on the upswing. Indeed,…

Do Diligence

A Nurse, a Lawyer and a Mail Carrier
Career choice can affect your financial future in unexpected ways Debate over the value of higher education often centers on the relentless rise in tuition…

Futures

Big Bets in Smaller Packages
Investors can express bullish or bearish opinions on cryptocurrencies by trading the CME’s affordable (and more secure) micro futures contracts The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)…

Cherry Picks

2 Trades for the Cautious Gold Bug
Here’s how investors can make money from the glittering precious metal, even when it’s declining in value Many in the financial world think of gold…
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
3 Tips When Selling Options
When considering short options positions, market participants often weigh three important factors: Implied volatility rank, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), and undefined risk vs. defined…
3 Trading Strategies for a Bear Market
Amid bear market conditions, investors and traders can utilize several strategies to express their market outlooks, including dollar-cost averaging, bear put spreads, and bull put…
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…