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Trade Recommendation: Palladium is Soaring – Best Performing Precious Metal in 2017

Posted on July 18th, 2017.

Several sources are now reporting an increasing supply deficit for palladium in 2017. According to a report by the Financial Times, “the palladium market is witnessing a rising deficit”. This would mark the sixth successive year of significant supply shortages in the palladium market, whereas its sibling platinum this year may be...

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Biotech

Biotech Dominates July Penny Stock Picks

Posted on July 17th, 2017.

July brings new opportunities to trade penny stocks, according to the Investopedia top 10 penny stocks to watch. Biotechnology stocks in particular are poised for a breakout. Biotechnology funds broke out of the long-term basing pattern in June, forcing rotational buying pressure, which bodes well for the low-priced sub-sector, with many...

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Financial Freedom

Why I Am Looking to Invest in Cambodian Real Estate – Part 2

Posted on July 16th, 2017.

Once you have decided that Cambodian real estate is something you would like to explore more, the next question is how should you go about it. An important thing to take note of is that many emerging or frontier markets, especially in Asia, are characterized by a rapidly growing number of expats, but with very few housing options...

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Financial Freedom

Why I Am Looking to Invest in Cambodian Real Estate – Part 1

Posted on July 15th, 2017.

Real estate investing is something we have previously talked about on Hacked. For quite some time now, I have been researching the best places to invest in real estate overseas. With real estate markets in many Western countries slowing down along with their overall economies, more and more people are starting to realize that there may...

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Analysis

Comparing the Cryptocurrency Bull Market and the Dot-Com Bubble: A Tale of Two Revolutions

Posted on July 5th, 2017.

The infamous .com IPOs and the recent cryptocurrency ICOs, Google and Ethereum, Microsoft and Bitcoin, 1999 and 2017 and so on and so on… We can draw several parallels with the euphoric years of the late 90’s in the dot-com segment and today’s blossoming cryptocurrency-blockchain industry. But before we get overly excited about the...

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Brokers

Global Stock and Cross-Asset-Class Broker Recommendation: Interactive Brokers

Posted on July 4th, 2017.

Pros Great global asset coverage and availability (100+ markets) Very low fees and margin rates No proprietary trading, no risk of default Good mobile offering and versatile trading platforms API integration, automated trading options, Cons $10,000 minimum capital ($5000 for US IRA accounts) User Interface not the easiest Customer...

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Business

Last Week’s Top Cannabis Stock Winners And May’s Stocks To Watch

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

Medicinal and recreational cannabis continues to spur investment in marijuana-based pharmaceuticals. Several publicly traded cannabis stocks gained more than 5% this past week, some of which have market capitalizations exceeding $50 million, according to Investopedia. The Solactive North American Medical Marijuana Index, which tracks the...

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Financial Freedom

Double your trading account

Posted on May 24th, 2017.

A recurrent theme in the queries put before me is how best to become wealthy by trading.  We all want that of course.  But if it was easy, every trader here would be wealthy already.  The question I am asked is: “Can it be done if one starts small?”  IMHO it can be done and the best way is to just focus on doubling.  Doubling...

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Investments

Mid-Cap ETFs: Growth And Stability At A Better Value

Posted on May 23rd, 2017.

Mid-cap stocks – those with market capitalization between $2 billion to $10 billion – are less known than large and small cap stocks, but they can provide profitable investments, according to investment experts. Quality, stability and value are typically associated with large cap stocks. Growth is usually associated with small-cap...

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Bitcoin

How to Invest in a Decentralized Economy?

Posted on May 22nd, 2017.

Australian-born Michael Dunworth, CEO of Silicon Valley-based blockchain Wyre, has said that financial advisors should invest in Bitcoin to understand the currency better in the decentralized economy. In a report from the Financial Standard, Dunworth said: “You don’t have to break the bank. You could invest $10, $100 or...

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Cryptocurrencies

Exchange Traded Funds Hit Record $2.865 Trillion In April; May Reach $5.9 Trillion By 2021

Posted on May 16th, 2017.

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) – baskets of assets traded as stocks by investors and institutions that typically charge lower fees than mutual funds – hit a record $2.865 trillion in April, driven by rising stocks, according to a report from ETFGI, an ETF researcher. The ETFGI estimate is in line with a February report from...

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Business

Dow Could Hit 100,000 By 2030; Adviser Urges Investors To Prepare

Posted on May 13th, 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average could hit 100,000 by 2030, according to financial author and adviser Ric Edelman. Edelman, who believes incredible profits are in the making for those who prepare for new economic realities. If it doesn’t hit 100,00, he said, it will probably hit 150,000. The blue-chip index currently trades at around...

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Analysis

Active Fund Managers Underperform Indexes

Posted on April 14th, 2017.

Are active fund managers worth their fees? Not according to a newly-released report from S&P Dow Jones Indices that reports on actively managed fund performance. Actively managed funds did not fare well against indexes in the last 1-,3-, 5- 10- and 15-year spans, meaning investors are better off sticking with passive funds that track...

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ICO

ICO Analysis: Internet of Coins

Posted on April 9th, 2017.

There is an ongoing crowdsale of the “Internet of Coins (IoC).” IoC is one of the competitors in this budding space of networking various blockchains mentioned in our last ICO Analysis, regarding Cosmos. IoC differs from Cosmos significantly. For starters, while Cosmos uses hubs and zones to interconnect assets, IoC uses a somewhat novel...

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ICO Analysis: Cosmos “Blockchain of Blockchains”

Posted on April 6th, 2017.

Cosmos is a novel answer to “sidechains,” which aims to enable users to traverse a galaxy of blockchains with ease. One intended usage of the platform will be to enable automated overflow of transactions, due to the congestion in current cryptocurrency designs. Cosmos consists of “zones” and “hubs.” A “zone” can become congested, just...

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Economy

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Investors?

Posted on April 4th, 2017.

With interest rates inching upward in the U.S. and elsewhere following a period of sustained low rates, what should investors do to maximize their earnings? Last month, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and signaled it will raise interest rates more this year. This followed a raise in December, the first in more than a year....

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Investment Recommendations March 31st

Posted on March 31st, 2017.

Gold: Short-Term Buy Gold Futures, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Gold is still trading in a broad advancing trend channel on the 4-hour chart after this week’s mild correction. The $1240 support held the price twice in the last period and the precious metal remained relatively strong in the face of the Dollar’s rebound. Gold might be ready to...

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Articles

How I lost 1600+ USD in Less Than 3 Hours

Posted on March 29th, 2017.

A couple of days ago I wanted to show you how you can earn a lot of money by trading CFDs (Contracts for Difference). I made a pledge to myself, and to you, that I only was going to use 10 000 NOK (approx. 1200 USD) as my initial bankroll. The goal was to make as much money as possible in the coming weeks (and months). However, as I also...

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Analysis

Daily Analysis: Cryptocurrencies Advance as Brexit Officially Begins

Posted on March 29th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2353 0.21% DAX 12202 0.41% WTI Crude Oil 48.62 0.48% GOLD 1253.50 -0.27% Bitcoin 1044.30 0.30% EUR/USD 1.0751 -0.58%   The Euro is in the center of attention today so far, as the common currency is losing ground against the majors, while stock markets are relatively...

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Articles

How to Start Your Investment Portfolio: Is the Crypto Space the Place to Invest?

Posted on March 28th, 2017.

The idea of investing for the average person can often seem like a daunting prospect. Many people may be put off by the idea of investing their hard-earned cash, let alone what they should invest in. Not only that, but the rise in digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is further adding confusion as to whether this is a good...