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Options Strategy for Protecting Investment Gains

Options Strategy for Protecting Investment Gains

When the stock market and your portfolio have ridden higher and higher in a bull market, there typically comes a point at which the market turns around and goes lower. At these times stocks can be quite volatile and all of those years of stock price appreciation may be on the line. An options strategy for protecting investment gains at such times is a protective collar.

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What Will Be the Washout Price of Bitcoin

What Will Be the Washout Price of Bitcoin?

A term from the commodity business comes to mind, washout. The washout price is the price paid for a shipment of spoiled grain or other commodity that no longer has value based on its original purpose (like being a food that can be eaten). The term is also applied when a producer or trader cannot make delivery of a commodity, so their delivery does not happen and is of no value. So, if worse comes to worst, what will be the washout price of Bitcoin?

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Are Politically Motivated Investment Decisions Wise

Are Politically Motivated Investment Decisions Wise?

While the move by DeSantis is an investment drop in the bucket aimed at firing up his base for a 2024 presidential bid, the move by Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee has the potential to affect a lot of people’s investments. Our bottom-line question is this. Are politically motivated investment decisions wise?

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Would Crypto Regulation Have Prevented FTX Fraud

Would Crypto Regulation Have Prevented FTX Fraud?

Turn back the clock and remember that last spring President Biden issued an executive order telling government agencies to figure out how to efficiently regulate cryptocurrencies. Yesterday we asked would crypto regulation have prevented FTX collapse. The question we pose today is would crypto regulation have prevented FTX fraud?

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Would Crypto Regulation Have Prevented FTX Collapse

Would Crypto Regulation Have Prevented FTX Collapse?

Crypto regulation is coming but would crypto regulation have prevented the FTX collapse and, for that matter, would crypto regulation have prevented fraud allegedly committed by Sam Bankman-Fried and others with client assets?

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Is Tesla a Buy or a Sell?

Is Tesla a Buy or a Sell?

As noted in an article in Bloomberg, Tesla stock has never been so cheap when viewed from the perspective of its PE ratio and seems to have the potential to keep falling in value. Ever since the company went public in 2010 its shares have gone up and down but mostly up, based on investors’ belief that Tesla will dominate the electric vehicle niche long into the future. What is going on with Tesla and why and is Tesla a buy or a sell going into 2023?

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Was FTX Just Another Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Was FTX Just Another Madoff Ponzi Scheme?

Mr. Madoff came to mind this morning when we heard that Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX fame was taken into custody by Federal Agents. The SEC has issued a statement in a parallel civil complaint saying that there was massive fraud for years. So, was FTX just another Madoff Ponzi scheme or simply a business mismanaged by its owner?

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Year Ahead for the Crypto World

Year Ahead for the Crypto World

Now we wonder about the year ahead for the crypto world. Will we see crypto find a bottom and then rally or will it establish itself on successively lower price plateaus in 2023.

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How Will Microsoft’s Fight with the FTC Affect Your Investments

How Will Microsoft’s Fight with the FTC Affect Your Investments?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not waiting for monopolies to dominate industries and then go after them. They are now trying to block takeover and mergers before they create or strengthen monopolies. The most recent company in the crosshairs of the FTC is Microsoft. How will Microsoft’s fight with the FTC affect your investments?

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How Crypto Lost Its Way

How Crypto Lost Its Way

Looking at the collapse of FTX and many other crypto enterprises one wonders how crypto lost its way from being a way to make it safer and fairer to invest and do business to a massive con game that has stolen life savings from many investors.

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