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What Hedge Funds Really Do

Institutional investors, the ultra-rich, and high-end accredited investors often take advantage of hedge funds in search of higher returns than commonly seen in the stock market. Historically, such funds use
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Maximize Sharpe Ratio

Reward and risk are constant concerns of investors. A useful tool for analyzing return on investment versus risk is the Sharpe ratio. The name comes from Nobel laureate William F.
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Growth Investing

There are two basic ways to invest. One is to choose investments that are currently available at a discount to their usual or intrinsic value. The other is to choose
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Bottom-up Investing

Successful investors and traders analyze the stocks that they invest in and the stocks, currencies and commodities on which they trade futures. So-called macroeconomic forces like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,
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Automated Market Maker

Market makers are market liquidity providers. Stock exchange market makers have functioned for years quoting both buy and sell prices. These market makers make their money on the difference between
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Elliott Wave Theory

Day traders in commodity futures, stock, and currencies primarily focus on short term price fluctuations. However, it is always wise to have an appreciation for longer term trends and the
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Best Trading Tools

An important factor in day trading success is the set of trading tools that a trader uses. Evaluating patterns in trading data allows a trader to time their buying and
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Japanese Candlesticks

There are many indicators that help make day trading successful but none with the history of Japanese Candlesticks. This trading indicator dates back to 18th century Japan when Samurai wielded
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