HFT – High Frequency Trading (is helping)

Gone are the dealers on NASDAQ and the specialists at the NYSE. Instead, a company’s stock can now be traded on up to sixty competing venues where a computer matches incoming orders. A majority of quotes are now posted by high-frequency traders (HFTs), making them the dominant source of liquidity in the market.

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What is payment for order flow?

In short: “Payment for order flow is the way your broker will outsource his order fullfillment. They usually have a prearranged agreement with a market makers who will execute the order for them.” The new buzz word for 2021 is “payment for order flow” whereby some brokers receive payments from…

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What does GAS (and gwei) mean in crypto terms?

In short: “A blockchain network needs some form of energy to keep going, and this energy is usually the computational power that will help users complete orders. That energy is called gas or gas=fee. For the Etherium network the gasfee is measured in GWEI” Bitcoin and other first-generation cryptocurrencies allow…

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A growth stock?

It seems like we only invest in growth stock lately. But what is that? When does a stock clasify as a growth stock? And why do we like them so much? A growth stock: Has higher price-to-earnings ratio than the broader market Has a record for high earnings growth Tends…

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Sector Rotation

In short: ” It is the movement of money invested in stocks from one industry to another as investors and traders anticipate the next stage of the economic cycle. Based on the idea that the economy moves in reasonably predictable cycles.” We as long term investors know that some stock will go out…

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