Reliable Strategies for an Unpredictable Future

Options help savvy investors avoid the worst consequences of drama on the world stage From a worldwide surge in inflation to the largest armed European conflict since World War II, recent events have contributed to a year-long bear market and left investors with significant uncertainty heading into 2023. But regardless of whether U.S. markets have … Continued

Trading Bitcoin Without Bitcoin

Retail investors can obtain long exposure to cryptocurrencies without establishing a digital wallet and linking it to a crypto exchange The crypto market has had a turbulent run in 2022. Major cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, are down nearly 50% since January, compounded with a slew of bankruptcies at major decentralized finance companies, including … Continued

The Risks of a Budding Market

What active investors need to know about trading marijuana stocks and exchange-traded funds Cannabis has come a long way. Once a focal point of America’s war on drugs, it’s now legal for recreational use in19 states and for medical use in 37 states. Lifting restrictions has had momentous results. U.S. marijuana sales reached a staggering … Continued

Trading Bitcoin Without Bitcoin

Retail investors can obtain long exposure to cryptocurrencies without establishing a digital wallet and linking it to a crypto exchange The crypto market has had a turbulent run in 2022. Major cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, are down nearly 50% since January, compounded with a slew of bankruptcies at major decentralized finance companies, including … Continued

Education Technology Plays

Edtech companies are increasing access to online education. But does that make their stock a good investment?  The tech industry has truly redefined education. In fact, companies such as Chegg (CHGG), Duolingo (DUOL), Coursera (COUR) and Udemy (UDMY) have made a wide breadth of educational resources accessible to consumers from every demographic. But are these … Continued

Post-pandemic Reset

Stock in companies specializing in home entertainment and home offices appreciated during the pandemic but stumbled as the world reopened  he COVID-19 pandemic devastated global economies in early 2020, but by sheer happenstance, a handful of companies were perfectly positioned to benefit from worldwide lockdowns. Driven largely by a massive shift in consumer spending preferences, … Continued

Now What? Keep Your Head Straight, or Head For the Exits?

The global economic recession following the onset of COVID-19 was nothing short of unprecedented, but the subsequent recovery in U.S. markets was arguably as shocking.  And now this correction. Let’s look back for a moment. For example, the S&P 500 took approximately 1,167 trading days (4.6 years) to fully recover from the 49% selloff of … Continued

A Clean Break From Energy Stocks

Renewables account for an increasing share of energy production, but liquidity limits their tradability Fossil fuels have dominated the global energy sector for a century and a half and have defined how investors trade energy stocks for decades. But these days they’re getting some competition—renewable sources now account for 29% of global energy production.  That’s … Continued

Don’t let Stocks Ruin Your Day

Meta Platforms (FB), formerly known as Facebook, experienced a historic loss in stock price after a lackluster 2021 Q4 earnings report. The company’s stock depreciated by more than 26% by the end of the following day, reducing Meta’s market capitalization by $230 billion. That’s a very bad day. It’s nearly unprecedented for a stock that … Continued