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The finance industry is one of the most influential industries around the world today. The world develops according to the flow of financial resources. In recent years, as generations become more and more concerned about ethics, social responsibility, and climate protection, the need for responsible investment choices has been the center of attention for many people.

Also known as sustainable, green, or simply responsible investing. ESG investing is another term that means Environmental, Social and Governance investing.

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In recent decades, humankind has fought against climate change and pollution, social injustice, separatism, and many other issues that held us back from…

A dedicated stock trader needs to be aware of the financial environment concerning the financial markets. He or she needs to be up to date and to be able to find new opportunities as they arise. This article contains some of the things that a trader needs to be aware of, and follow in a weekly or even daily manner.

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01. Company News

First of all, he or she needs to follow the news concerning every company inside his or her portfolio. Then, as Nathan Meyer Rothschild once said “buy when the cannons are firing, and sell when the trumpets are blowing”, a…

There are some ratios in nature that can describe things in the micro-level such as atoms to galaxy formations and more. One of them is the golden ratio.

We symbolize the golden ratio with greek capital “Φ” or sometimes with the small “φ”. We use this symbol because “Phi” is an irrational number without an end, kind like “π”. (Φ = 1.618033988749895…)

A very interesting use of these nature constants is in trading. Since we can find these everywhere around us, these ratios are also in markets.

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Fibonacci analysis, and the golden ratio.

The first commodity that an investor needs to know about is gold. Human history is full of stories about gold. Stories and legends about golden cities like “Eldorado,” or people that with a simple touch would turn anything to gold like “King Midas.” Gold is an unbreakable piece of the world’s financial history.

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Quick Financial History

We have evidence from small caves in Spain that humans were interested in this rare metal since 40,000 BC. The oldest gold mine map was drawn in ancient Egypt in 1,320 BC. The first gold coins were found in Lydia, in western Asia Minor, around 610 BC.

The 7th (01 May 2021) biggest by market capitalization cryptocurrency, Cardano, is one of the most interesting projects in the crypto world. In this article, I will give you an introduction to what Cardano is and why it is such a promising project.

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Cardano’s vision is to create “an internet of blockchains”. This will allows seamless interchangeability between the blockchains. Cardano will allow, as an example, the flow of Bitcoins into the Ethereum blockchain and vise versa.

Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, the founders of Cardano, were also involved in Ethereum in its early days in 2013. After two years…

A trading journal is a piece of software that every trader needs to have. A trading journal is the only way for a trader to identify his or her statistical edge, and overall performance. With this tool, a trader can manage his or her risk, track statistics, and even prepare for taxation.

Below, you will find eleven trading journal solutions. Everyone has different needs, so one should do his or her own due diligence.

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01. TraderVue

Michael Covel has dedicated three books on the legendary turtle traders group and their so-called “trend following” trading strategy. This article is my personal view of his work, the lessons I personally took from them, as well as my opinion on them.

This article should not be viewed as a replacement of the book but rather as an introduction or as a side guide. Everybody learns and takes away different things from a book from another.

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The Story Behind the Legend

Although trend following is an old concept, it took form after the Chicago trader Richard Dennis started the turtle traders group. Other historical traders…

Another great indicator for every trader is the Average True Range (ATR) oscillator. In this article, I will analyze its history, calculation, and use.

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This indicator has been created by J. Welles Wilder Jr, the same creator of the Relative Strength Index (RSI). He wrote about it in his book titled “new concepts in technical trading systems”, in 1978.

Blockchain technology came to not only revolutionize the financial industry but any other industry imaginable. The tokenization process will help the smaller retail investors get their hands on investments like art, real estate, collectibles, and many more.

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On the 11th March 2021, the above image was sold its unique NFT version for $69,346,250. Some might think “why this image cost so much”, and the answer is the reason that the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci cost almost 1 billion US dollars. As “Mona Lisa” can be copied both digitally and physically so can the above NFT. What’s unique though…

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