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The Election has Crushed Volatility November 06, 2020

By Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

As election results continue to trickle in suggesting Joe Biden will be the next president, there still remains a bit of uncertainty with respect the final electoral vote tally as well as any legal challenges that will emerge in the coming days. Even still, the…

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Stock Options Traders are Back at the Speculation October 16, 2020

By Bryce Coward, CFA in Uncategorized

In the last few weeks stock market sentiment as expressed in options has come full circle. Back in August we were noting a rather amazing level of outright speculation in stock options, mostly by small traders that were buying short-dated out of the money calls…

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Spotlight Garmin: Driving GPS Innovation Since 1989 September 24, 2020

By Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Garmin’s is one of those stories we used to see a lot: private companies made in the USA and spawned from the fruits of federal government innovation, in this case GPS. “In the early 1970s, the DoD (Department of Defense) began creating the Global Positioning…

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Correction Update: Correction Continues September 18, 2020

By Bryce Coward, CFA in Uncategorized

We’ve been writing for the last month about the risks, and then the corrective activity in the stock market. Even as the market didn’t peak until the first few days of September, it “feels” like this pause has lasted longer than that. And yet, we…

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Spotlight Franco-Nevada: Innovating Gold Production September 02, 2020

By Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Franco-Nevada is the world’s largest gold royalty and streaming company. This means the firm invests in gold and mines, but indirectly, the idea being to provide investors with exposure to gold prices and gold exploration while limiting the risks of investing directly in mining companies….

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