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  • The Boeing Dilemma - Is It Too Big To Fail...?

    Posted in Stocks on Jun 06, 2024

    ****Ticker Symbols:- The Boeing Company (BA) - $184.57, Airbus SE (AIR - EPA) - €152.60, Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) - $30.76

    What Happened?

    The obvious place to start maybe, the fact that this is a richly storied company, boasting a 107 year history at the tops of aviation success. However, this piece is not meant to put any of that ‘trophy case’ character into question but to answer a simple question. What now?

    BA has historically been a decent performer with its stock going from $19.75 in 1990 to $60.60 in 2010. Fortunately for BA, this was only the beginning. The following decade saw its stoc...

  • The ‘Meme’ Stocks - The Revolution Or A Revolution?

    Posted in Stocks on May 30, 2024

    Ticker Symbols:- Reddit Inc. (RDDT) - $62.23, GameStop Corp. Class A (GME) - $23.86, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) - $4.34, BlackBerry Limited (BB) - $2.95

    What Are They Really?

    Meme stocks refer to a select few that gain sudden popularity through social media and can lead to sky-high prices and unusually high trading volumes of these stocks. The popularity of meme stocks is generally based on internet memes shared among traders, on platforms such as Reddit's r/wallstreetbets. With the type of investor quite varied but largely retail, the experience of such investors tends to be quite...

  • Understanding Genetic Algorithms in Stock Market Prediction

    Posted in Stocks on May 28, 2024

    What Are Genetic Algorithms?

    Genetic algorithms (GAs) are a subset of evolutionary algorithms inspired by the process of natural selection. They are used to solve optimization problems by mimicking the processes of selection, crossover, and mutation. In the context of stock market prediction, GAs are employed to identify patterns, optimize trading strategies, and enhance forecasting accuracy.

    Key Components of Genetic Algorithms

    Population: A set of potential solutions to the problem. Chromosomes: Representations of these solutions, often encoded as binary strings. Fitness Function: A function...

  • Stock Buybacks

    Posted in Stocks on May 14, 2024

    A Prudent Asset Management Strategy Or...

    by Gerald Chauma

    Ticker Symbols:- Apple (AAPL) - $183.05, Meta (META) - $476.20, Alphabet Inc. Class A (GOOGL) - $168.65, Walt Disney Co (DIS) - $105.79

    What Are They?

    By definition, this is a process that entails a publicly listed company, buying back its shares on the secondary market from any and all investors that want to sell. Shareholders are under no obligation to sell their stock back to the company, and a stock buyback doesn’t target any specific group of holders— as it’s open to anybody. The company can use its available cash or debt (which w...

  • Understanding Stock Shorting: Advanced Insights

    Posted in Stocks on May 14, 2024

    Introduction to Stock Shorting

    Stock shorting, also known as short selling or simply "shorting," is an advanced trading strategy used by investors and traders to profit from the decline in the price of a stock. Unlike traditional investing, where investors buy stocks with the expectation that their value will increase over time, short sellers aim to profit from falling prices by borrowing shares from a broker and selling them on the open market. Once the stock price falls, they buy back the shares at a lower price and return them to the broker, pocketing the difference as profit.

    Mechanics of ...

  • NASDAQ100 Index Fund Introduction

    Posted in Stocks on Apr 07, 2024

    Introduction

    The NASDAQ 100 has historically been regarded as the tech-laden index & has seen a constant upward trends over the last 5 years, with the following ticker symbols, AAPL, MSFT, GOOG & GOOGL, NVDA, AMZN, META leading the charge to trillion dollar valuations. But is there still value in the index, if one is to look more closely to it ‘without’ the aforementioned ticker symbols. That is usually a hypothetical but what if it wasn’t. What if we were to trade the individual stocks within the NASDAQ 100 based on merit. Is value for 3x, 4x, or 7x returns still lingering about?

    Standalone C...