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The Importance of Fundamentals in Crypto Markets

Many investors focus on fundamentals. They search for value in the stock market and are confident in that approach. They point to Warren Buffett as a source of inspiration and shop for bargains.

As Buffett says, “Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” This approach is difficult to apply to crypto markets for two reasons.

Read about those two reasons here.

Investment Lessons from a Great Economist

Few economists gain fame. When they do, it can be from an error. Irving Fisher, for example, developed the basic ideas behind the time value of money but is best remembered for saying just nine days before the 1929 stock market crash, that stock prices had “reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”

One economist who seems to have escaped this fate is John Maynard Keynes who is widely recognized as one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers.

You can learn more about this influential thinker in this article.

Tariff Talk Could Move These Sectors

Stocks reacted with a sell off on what traders are calling “the tariffs announcement.” Last week, President Donald Trump suddenly announced that the United States would impose a 10% tariff on aluminum imports and a 25% tariff on steel imports.

The news came without any warning, catching both government officials and traders by surprise. According to The New York Times, the legal review of the tariffs was not completed prior to the announcement and a White House spokesman indicated a decision was weeks away.

To find out which sectors could be impacted by tariff talk, click right here.

Overcoming the Problems of Covered Calls to Create Passive Income

Covered calls are a well known income strategy. With this strategy, an investor sells call options on stocks that they own. They generate immediate income by selling the call which can increase the yield on their stock portfolio.

It’s an appealing strategy for income investors. But, there are a number of problems for individual investors seeking to use the strategy.

Find out more about these problems and explore the solutions in our latest article.