It’s one of the cruelest features of bear markets: as soon as you think you found the bottom, the markets have a way of shaking the tree one last time.
Why do highly profitable institutional investors treat their investments like long-term businesses, while most individuals underperform with short-term, speculative strategies?
Across the planet, the cannabis industry is rapidly expanding into new frontiers like we’ve never witnessed before. The U.S. midterm elections brought us three more states with legalized marijuana, and now believe it or not, 80 million Americans now have legal access to recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, or both.
The final quarter of 2018 has been marked by stock market volatility, much of which has stemmed from the ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Investors are getting worried, but there’s another school of thought: is it possible that the President is preparing to strike a deal, which would send the equities markets soaring to fresh all-time highs?
Following October’s volatile month in the stock market, cryptocurrencies have proved themselves to not only be stable, but relatively immune to major stock market declines. And compared to the U.S. dollar, which has consistently lost value over time, multi-year crypto ownership has been highly successful. But given its brief history, can we really say that crypto is better money?
To the surprise of many, the U.S. dollar has been the best-performing asset of 2018 – something that hasn’t happened in many years. It’s a remarkable and unexpected phenomenon… or at least, it was unexpected to investors who took the wrong side of the trade. But how can we explain the dollar’s strength, and why is it happening now? And, should you be moving all into cash now?