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Hedge Funds Don’t Beat the Market – Is This a Bad Thing?

A common criticism of hedge funds is that they don’t beat the market (commonly taken as the S&P 500, which is the world’s most tracked equity benchmark). Some even use this as a way to question why hedge funds exist in the first place. Namely, if something doesn’t add value, then shouldn’t natural forces do […]

Banks Bucking Financial Trends

There’s no denying that the economy is in a state of flux at the moment, with increasing interest rates and soaring energy costs being just two of the challenges facing businesses and individuals alike. However, there are some areas of the financial sector that seem to have remained unrattled by all this commotion and are […]

Copper Stocks

Copper, and therefore copper stocks, are a hot item of interest. With the rise of commodities as an asset class of interest in a more inflationary world, copper stocks are being more heavily considered by traders and investors. Moreover, with climate protocols and greater global sensitivity to the use of hydrocarbons, if we do see […]

Preferred Stock

What Is Preferred Stock? Preferred stock is a type of equity that typically pays fixed dividends and has priority over common stock in the event of a liquidation. Preferred shares generally have greater voting rights than common shares, but Common Stockholders elect the Board of Directors. Preferred Stock vs Common Stock – Key Differences Preferred […]

Global Stocks Fall On Fed Rate Hike Bets

European stock markets have retreated to new lows after the US economic data caused traders to ramp up their bets on high Fed rate hikes. The Fall Of The Stock Market In early September, European stock markets fell causing the dollar to be pushed to a 24-year high against the Japanese yen. This was caused […]

What To Do With $100k [Investment Portfolio Strategies]

If you have $100k in cash or are wondering what to do with $100k in the bank, in this article, we cover a balanced approach to what to do with this kind of money. Assuming you have no debt, an emergency fund of 3-6 months of living expenses, and are already maxing out your retirement […]

Risk Parity Strategy Without Bonds – How It Can Be Done

Risk parity is an investment strategy that aims to balance risk across asset classes, rather than allocating more capital to traditionally “safer” investments like bonds. The goal is to create a portfolio with consistent returns, regardless of market conditions. It’s also sometimes called balanced beta. It does not generally involve any tactical trading outside rebalancing to […]

When Will the US Run Out of Money? (And Impacts on Markets)

Can the US or any country run out of money? Technically, the government doesn’t have money. A government is just a collection of individuals. Everything in an economy comes down to productivity.  Governments collect tax revenue from what boils down to underlying productivity at the most fundamental level. It can use a combination of those […]

Robinhood Axes Almost A Quarter Of Staff

US-headquartered trading broker, Robinhood, is reducing its headcount by nearly a quarter in the face of an uncertain economic landscape and falling revenues. This follows the 9 percent cut it made to its workforce in April. Reduced Trading Activity Robinhood was one of many trading platforms that did well in the global pandemic. Its commission-free […]

Gross Margin

What Is Gross Margin? Gross margin is the difference between a product’s selling price and its cost of production. Gross margin is expressed as a percentage of the selling price. For example, if a company sells a product for $100 and it costs the company $90 to produce the product, the gross profit would be […]

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