Review of Financial Trading in Python

I was excited when I took the latest training module called, Financial Trading in Python. At first, I thought it was going to be highly theoretical, which can be okay. But sometimes, you just want to get to the good stuff. That’s what this course will provide. Light on theory and heavy on digging […]

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Accounting Equation Defined

Accounting People

The accounting equation is a fundamental concept for investors, accountants, and business owners. It is a simple formula, yet when arranged in the preferred way, causes confusion for people. The goal of this article is to help define the accounting equation formula, and to show why the preferred format is used and how it makes […]

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What Is a Short Squeeze?

Short Squeeze

As I sit here writing this article, the headlines are heating up about the stock of a company called GameStop (GME). The company was subject to a massive short squeeze, which I will explain that terminology in a moment. To add insult to injury, the trading platform Robinhood, restricted access to accounts during this squeeze, […]

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August 2020 Financial Round-Up


August is often a slow trading month. As such, this post will cover items that are less trading-centric. In this edition, I’ll discuss retiring early, what to do with a lump sum of cash, student loans, robots and investing, homeownership, and finally closing credit cards. Topics Retiring EarlyHow to Invest a Chunk of ChangeWhat to […]

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What Is Your View on VOO?

Vanguard VOO

Many investors are considering Exchange-Traded Funds over mutual funds. The expenses are typically lower, and they are more tradeable. It’s like having the benefits of a mutual fund but with the ability to trade like stocks. When think of investing in the S&P 500 index using ETFs they often turn to the Spyder (SPY). But […]

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A Few Ways to Invest a Lump Sum of Money

Wouldn’t it be great to get a pile of cash? It doesn’t happen that often, but it pays to know what to do when it does. Many people would be tempted to spend it. However, with the right approach to investing, you can grow that sum significantly. Learn about a few ways to invest a […]

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Your First Taste of Automation

Have you caught the finance bug yet? It’s a bug that affects experienced investors or traders. As investors gain experience, they realize they can use the power of computing to do the heavy lifting of analysis. If you’re at that point, then this article wil give you your first taste of automation.Why the Need for […]

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Have You Met FRED?

FRED Search Option Search for gdp

Have you met FRED? If you haven’t, you are about to when you read this article. FRED is not a person, but a thing. It’s a service provided by your tax dollars that helps you learn about various components of the economy. It is created and maintained by the Federal Reserve of the United States.This […]

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