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Steve Kanaval

Steve Kanaval

Steve began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1980 and ran Morgan Stanley Derivative Prop Trading for the firm. He continued his career as a Trader/Portfolio Manager for multiple Hedge Funds during the Internet Boom of the 90's. Steve is known as an expert in trading stocks and digital currency and has published thousands of articles and archived video with important market participants related to US Equities, private shares, and crypto currency. He offers a humorous, unique insight related to volatile stocks and the related back stories and drivers. He is a featured speaker on the conference circuit specializing in market volatility, liquidity and emerging market assets.

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Bitcoin

No Matter Bitcoin Hardfork or Softfork, Prices Have Already Adjusted

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

I believe digital currencies incorporate future events in the same way stocks do, the release of earnings or the introduction of a new product will be reflected in pricing in many stocks 90 to 180 days before earnings are released or a new product generates sales, and the share price will reflect future events. Digital currencies are...

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Cryptocurrencies

The Trading World Loves the Action in Digital Currencies

Posted on July 12th, 2017.

I believe all markets behave in a similar way, and I do not think it matters if you are trading a digital currency, a stock or an option.  I started out my career trading futures contracts on currency before all global currency rolled into the Euro.  We would trade futures contracts on the Swiss Franc, the Japanese Yen or the German Mark...

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Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Fork Takes a Big Bite as the Market looks for Logic

Posted on July 11th, 2017.

If you are depending on fundamentals to trade any digital currency you will end up frustrated and broke.  In reality, digital currencies do not have the kind of fundamentals like stocks, and in this early phase of fat tail volatility, you can only depend on technical support and resistance levels to guide you. Anticipating and...

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Bitcoin

Regulators Allow Option Trading On Bitcoin: The First Step Towards Smoothing Volatility

Posted on July 10th, 2017.

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced over the weekend that it has issued a registration order to LedgerX LLC (LedgerX), granting it status with the CFTC as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF). These terms are opaque to most, but they are very important if you trade digital currency. It is important because many US...