In 1955, an onion farmer from New York made a fortune cornering the market for onions in the United States.By the time he was done, there were literally onions flowing
Futures 101Over the last several weeks, I've hit on the basics of some common forms of derivatives, including call options and put options.But there is more work to be done.
1/ An Allegory of FinanceI have been posting a lot of educational (and humorous!) threads on finance, money, and economics.My mission is simple: to demystify these concepts and make them
Derivatives 101The term "derivatives" is often used in the world of finance. But for most people, it is just another example of complicated financial jargon. Often used, seldom understood.Let's fix
In 1865, a 30-year old financier named Jim Fisk made a fortune betting on the fall of the Confederacy.It was the original "big short" - a financial scheme you have
1/ VIX 101If you follow the financial news, you've probably heard a lot of talk recently about the VIX.But what is the VIX and how does it work?Here's VIX 101!
1/ The “Fed Put” 101If you’ve been following the financial media, you may have heard @mcuban and @elerianm on @SquawkCNBC referring to the “Fed put” in the markets and its
1/ Money Printing 101By now, we have all seen the “money printer go brrrr” meme and have heard about the money printing exploits of central banks.But what is money printing
1/ Bonds & Yields 101If you follow the financial news, you see and hear a lot of talk about bonds and bond yields.But what are they and how do they
1/ A Thread on MarketsIt is the year 1500 and you enter a market in Renaissance-era Italy.There are buyers and there are sellers. Prices of the various goods are determined
1/ A Thread on Sound MoneyImagine it is the year 2200 and you land on a tiny planet inhabited by friendly aliens.Walking around, you admire their incredible alien technology.You wonder
1/ Wirecard's WireFraudThe fall of payments darling Wirecard ($WDI) due to allegations of financial fraud has been swift.I love a funny fraud, and this one is very funny, so I'd
to improve your experience.