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04/01/2020

Analyzing the Real Estate Market Today vs. 2008

In this new blog post, author Howie Bick takes a look at the housing market in 2008 vs. today’s crisis with the current Coronavirus pandemic. He also looks at the SPY and how the two time periods compare. This is […]

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02/05/2019

What’s the Relationship Between Oil and the Dollar?

Most traders have noticed the inverse relationship between the dollar and commodity prices—including crude oil. While this isn’t surprising for commodities priced in dollars, the inverse relationship also holds true for commodities priced in other currencies. Commodity traders should keep […]

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01/28/2019

The Global Slowdown and What It Means for Traders

There are growing signs that the global economy may be headed towards a slowdown after a record decade of growth. On January 21, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020, cutting weakness […]

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01/18/2019

How Do Government Shutdowns Impact the Stock Market?

Government shutdowns have a significant impact on federal employees, government contractors, and many companies relying on government services. Most shutdowns are resolved within a few days and there’s little impact, but in some cases, shutdowns have lasted more than two […]

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11/30/2018

The Interest Rate Effect: What Is It?

Interest rates affect many things, both for businesses and for us all personally. While they may at first seem disconnected, interest rate changes can actually affect markets too. The overall influence of interest rates is known as the interest rate […]

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08/30/2018

The Rise and Fall of the Crypto Boom

From the earliest days of mankind, the need to find, store, and transfer value has been a challenging exercise. Even to this day, this continues to task the brightest minds in society. From violent takeovers to formalized barter systems, humans […]

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