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The Side Hustle Century
Tens of millions of American workers have had a second job—usually to help pay the bills but sometimes to fuel a passion or scratch an…
6 Simple Side Gigs
Looking for side-hustle ideas? Luckbox evaluates the challenges, barriers to entry and profit potential of some of the most popular second-income opportunities. Ride SharingIncome Potential…
Side Hustle Success Stories
Most part-time gigs simply supplement a full-time job, but these side hustles blossomed into major, life-changing enterprises for some savvy entrepreneurs. While side hustles start…
Meet James the Trader
A longtime part-time trader continues to learn new tactics and still enjoys winning James Heidbreder developed an  interest in trading when he was still in…

Festivals

Burning Man
A former floor trader shares sights—and insights—from his 15th visit to The Playa By Alan Matthew Burning Man, which bills itself as “the place to…

Technology

The Normal Deviate

Volatility: Trading’s Best Crystal Ball
Volatility provides a clue about what the future may hold for a stock Long-term stock trader?  Short-term options trader? Medium-term money machine? No matter how…

Record High

Greta’s Guitars
Sam and Jake Kiszka, two of GVF’s three brothers set aside time with luckbox to discuss music, fame and influences. Sam plays bass and keyboards…

Financial Fitness

Shredded on the Side
Side hustles go better with physical conditioning These days, everybody needs a side hustle. A professional house painter oversees fishing expeditions on the weekends. A…

Game Theory

Handicapping the 2019 US Tennis Open
In the world of sports, European football, cricket, American football, baseball, and basketball usually get the most international coverage. Those sports possess legions of rabid…

Trades

Light this Candle

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

The Technician

Side Hustle Stocks
Googling “gig economy companies” or “side hustles” yields a multitude of entries on individuals and organizations. They’re workers and companies offering goods and services that…

Macro View

Take a look at the Krona
 The U.S. dollar(USD), the world’s most traded currency, is followed in trading volume respectively by the euro (EUR) and the Japanese yen (JPY), according to…

Do Diligence

Futures

Cherry Picks

Sector Ignorance
RIPE AND JUICY TRADE IDEAS Most investors own one or more of the Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq or Russell 2000 indexes. Common ways to…
Tactics
False Prophets
The financial industry is ripe with personalities claiming to be experts on the financial markets. These individuals, or groups, spout their buy and sell opinions…
News-Driven Trading
Basing trades on public announcements and earnings reports can generate profits without a major investment of time Investors always have something to trade, thanks to…
(Covered) Call to Action
Savvy investors can turn a 401(k) or IRA into a facsimile of a covered call Americans store a big chunk of their investments in 401(k)…
Time Decay, Theta & Toga Parties
Let’s talk Greeks—and no, there will be no reference to toga parties (sorry about the clickbait). Instead, the “Greek” we’ll cover is theta, aka time…
Zeroing Out Those Utility Bills
With this hack, investors can make utility companies pay the family gas and electric tabs Traders consider utility stocks relatively safe investments—partly because regulation limits…
Taking Futures to a New Level
Advanced uses of futures include scalping, pairs trading and delta hedging Futures contracts offer retail traders some strategic advantages that aren’t available with stocks and…
Managing Directional Risk
While many traders focus on statistics-based volatility positions that leverage the mean reversion philosophy, it’s important to recognize that even these types of exposures can…