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Contrarian trading for independent thinkers

With the rise of new asset classes there are now more places to seek out opportunities as well as beware the inevitable cycles of boom and bust… and boom again.

Our aim is to entertain, inform and ultimately help you to make more from your trading. 

Why I’m back trading crypto this month

Trading cryptocurrencies is a frustrating business at times. The market has gone through a series of manic episodes: surging 50% to 100% in a few weeks only to collapse again. In between those episodes, there have been long months of tedium where I’ve sat on my hands,...

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Wild markets are great for silver

Wild markets are great for silver

Stock markets have put in some impressive gains over the last four months. So much so that I’ve recently started to question my own personal scepticism about the recovery. Tough time for bears It’s tough to keep proclaiming impending financial doom when all around...

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This “white gold” could soar as lockdown is lifted

This “white gold” could soar as lockdown is lifted

Tesla continues to defy expectations and seems to be emerging from this first phase of lockdown with enormous fanfare. In early June, a Chinese version of Tesla's Model 3 saw record-breaking sales. Then on June 21st, Musk tweeted that Tesla was bringing production of...

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Has Tesla run ahead of itself?

Has Tesla run ahead of itself?

Robert’s been right on the money with his Tesla call. When he wrote that on 24th March, Tesla’s stock was beaten down along with everything else. It was the depths of the Covid market sell-off. Robert wrote at the time: “One of the shares that has been hit hardest...

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How you could print your next home

How you could print your next home

For the last week, Michael Torpak, a sculptor from Prague, has been overseeing his latest project. It’s a new home that he hopes will be ready to launch on the Vltava River in early August. The home itself took a few weeks to design. It’s shaped like a protozoa - a...

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Biology is Eating the World

Biology is Eating the World

This week I read a report about a disturbing new project by the Chinese police. It seems that for the last three years, Chinese police have been engaged in a massive project to collect blood samples from thousands of men and boys in cities across the country. They...

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CARBON COLLAPSE AND THE BOOM IN ETHICAL INVESTING

CARBON COLLAPSE AND THE BOOM IN ETHICAL INVESTING

In the last three months, we’ve seen the biggest crash in carbon emissions since records began. No war, recession or previous pandemic has had such a dramatic impact as COVID-19 in just a few short months. A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows...

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Mr Market hands out a timely reminder to rampant punters

Mr Market hands out a timely reminder to rampant punters

Wait… I thought the selling was over... that the Fed had our backs… But what’s this? Apparently, Mr Market’s not quite ready to be the one-way ticket investors want him to be. So, yesterday he reminded them who’s boss. An 1,861-point, 6.9% sell-off on the Dow...

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New Market Threat: US-China War to Intensify

New Market Threat: US-China War to Intensify

The biggest story for investors over the last two years was the US-China trade war. Two superpowers vying for supremacy, with knock-on effects rippling around the world. Still, markets shook it all off... and marched on up, as they had since the April 2009. Then the...

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What your cells look like at minus 180°C

What your cells look like at minus 180°C

Recently I’ve found myself looking at pictures of dangerous pathogens. Many of the pictures were produced by Dr Elizabeth Fischer of the Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Dr Fischer has spent three decades creating images of deadly diseases: from Ebola to HIV and...

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