The 10 Commandments of Successful Traders

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We’ve all heard stories about people who suddenly start living lavish lifestyles after getting into trading. We’ve also watched TV ads of “revolutionary” trading platforms that promise us quick and easy income on the side. Of course, there’s much more to trading than just pouring money in and cashing profits out.

So, how does one become successful in this industry?

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5 more “fat finger” errors that (nearly) destroyed the markets

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As we witnessed in our previous article on the topic, flash crashes can sometimes be sparked by typical human flaws, such as greed or carelessness. This time around, we’ll examine 5 extra cases where the markets crashed not just under the hasty fingers of nervous traders, but also due to some serious malfunctions in the automated trading software they used. However, before we do that, we should probably briefly explain something first.

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Are Safe Haven Assets Becoming Extinct?

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In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic grew from a considerable health threat to a global financial crisis. What followed was a torrent of sell-offs and fund transfers to so-called safe havens, such as gold, government bonds, and the Japanese yen, which quickly weakened the stock markets to an extent comparable only to the worst of market recessions.

The en masse and almost simultaneous investor migration from medium- and high-risk financial instruments to traditionally strong assets in times of crisis inevitably had us asking the question: what are the hidden risks of investing in safe havens in 2020?

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Two flash crashes that rattled the markets

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Abrupt market crashes, also known as “flash crashes”, are anything but new. And while their effect on the global economies is typically short-lived, there are instances where such downfalls can spark lengthy economic crises, similar to Black Tuesday—the day that marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

As history has shown time and time again, sudden market dips are usually a byproduct of either boundless avarice or downright reckless behaviour. In this article, we’ll look into two real-life stories that completely support both of these stereotypes.

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Vaccine Against COVID-19 – an Investment Opportunity or a Financial Bubble on the Verge of Popping?

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With over 34 million infected and 1 million deaths globally, the race for who will first develop a suitable vaccine against the coronavirus is more disputed than ever. At the moment, thousands of investors have flocked to the biotechnological sector where, according to the World Health Organization, as of July there are 173 potential vaccine developers hard at work, while research expenses have reached billions of U.S. dollars.

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