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Hanging on for the Market’s Roller-Coaster Ride

Hanging on for the Market’s Roller-Coaster Ride

The market is finally on pace to break its three-week losing streak. But will it be the start of a longer rebound or is it just more short-lived euphoria? No one has a crystal ball to know the answer. But the Real Talk is that it doesn’t matter… Because as Alpha Investor founder Charles Mizrahi…

How Wall Street Really Works (2022 Edition)

How Wall Street Really Works (2022 Edition)

I can still remember sitting in that hot and stuffy classroom at the start of the college semester, listening to my finance professor talk about the intricacies of various stock market theories to describe how stock prices should move. There are plenty of models that attempt to assign a value to stocks, like the discounted…

How Marshmallows Can Impact Your Net Worth

“You can have this treat now, or have two when I get back to the room.” The children offered this choice were, on average, around 4 years old. Seated at a table right in front of them was a marshmallow on a plate. They could eat the marshmallow now … or wait. If they could…

Upgrading the “Invest Like Buffett” Plan

Many individual investors model their trading strategy off Warren Buffett. The “Invest like Buffett” plan goes like this… (Somehow) find stocks like Buffett Buy and hold those stocks for 50 years Become a billionaire This plan is not for me. For one, I’m not patient enough to hold something for 50 years. But more importantly,…

The Simple Way to Make Money During Downturns

Losing money really hurts. The pain of losing $100 is much greater than the joy of making $100. Behavioral economists call it “loss aversion.” It’s hard to fight. We’re hardwired to feel this way. That’s why rational people act irrationally when they’re losing money. And with the stock market off to its worst start since…

This “Fast Money” Trader Made 370% in 2 DAYS

Two weeks ago, I filled you in on one heck of an unusual options trade. And it wasn’t like the usual trades I feature in Big Money Monday… Most often, the trades I spot for you are set to expire weeks, if not months from now. That’s because it’s rare to see traders throw six…

What Iraqi Kitchen Spies Taught Me About Trading

When I was stationed as an intelligence analyst in Iraq 12 years ago, my main priority was managing risk. After all, being an intelligence analyst meant my job was to assess rumors. And we faced significant threats. Any mistake carried deadly consequences. So when I heard the whispers about our kitchen staff, my first thought…

Amazon… This Move Backfired

Amazon used to trade for over $1,000 a share… But as of this month, shares are now available for only $100. And, just as expected, hungry investors swooped in and sent the stock soar— No, wait… That’s not quite how the story went. See, in early June, retail giant Amazon (AMZN) announced a 20-for-1 stock split. It was…

Sorry, Cathie Wood — Hope Is NOT a Trading Strategy

If you want to be a successful trader, you must be able to laugh at yourself. Trading is a high-stress job, after all — and nothing relieves stress like a good joke. One of my personal favorites goes like this:  ”A short-term trade that fails isn’t a loss — it’s just a long-term trade that…

The Truth Behind Rising Gas Prices

The Truth Behind Rising Gas Prices

In times of turmoil, people tend to point fingers at anything and anyone. And in today’s market, with two weeks of downtrends, increased interest rates and rising prices on gasoline …everyone’s pointing fingers. But who’s to blame here, if anyone? Today I’ll be clearing the air on these gas price myths and setting the record…