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Three low-volatility investing strategies for a highly volatile stock market

“Low-volatility ETFs are built on a portfolio of low-volatility stocks and sectors” writes Simon Maierhofer for marketwatch.com. There are a number of low-volatility ETFs, each using their own methodology.In general, low-volatility ETFs have reduced volatility. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Scientists create AI that can crush the world’s best AI… at board games

“So while they’ve definitely taken over as ancient board game champions, the robots likely won’t beat us at Texas Hold ‘Em” writes Jackson Ryan for cnet.com. The AI-destroys-humans narrative is pretty consistent in the gaming world, with robots beating us at board games, complex multiplayer video games like Dota 2 and, of course, Go.The program was pitted against the world’s best AI for three board games: In each case, AlphaZero was only given the knowledge about the games basic rules. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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DeepMind’s new AI program, AlphaZero, taught itself to play and beat the world’s best AI in three different board games: chess, shogi, and Go

“So while they’ve definitely taken over as ancient board game champions, the robots likely won’t beat us at Texas Hold ‘Em” writes Jackson Ryan for cnet.com. The AI-destroys-humans narrative is pretty consistent in the gaming world, with robots beating us at board games, complex multiplayer video games like Dota 2 and, of course, Go.The program was pitted against the world’s best AI for three board games: In each case, AlphaZero was only given the knowledge about the games basic rules. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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OKEx Launches New Derivative Product Perpetual Swap

“According to the statement released by the exchange, Perpetual Swap is a peer-to-peer virtual derivative” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. With the addition of Perpetual Swap, users of OKEx now have access to perpetual swap, futures contract, and spot trading with margin and leverage on the Maltese exchange.OKEx, a digital asset exchange based in Malta, announced this Monday that it has launched a new derivative product – Perpetual Swap, in a move that brings the exchange much closer to rounding off its crypto-based financial product offering. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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Goldman Sachs has formulated these low-risk, high-reward trading strategies to help investors profit from the G20 summit

“The firm also says investors should consider buying calls on exchange-traded funds that have exhibited more volatility around trade news” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. That’s where the derivatives strategy team at Goldman Sachs comes in.If this happens, it could trigger a rebound in the trade-war-exposed group, leading to gains for investors positioned accordingly.In the US stock market, the further away a company is from President Donald Trump’s trade war, the better. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. Treasury leading media war against Iran: general

“So, they have activated all of their capacities in media war against Iran, however, they have not been successful” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerospace division of the IRGC, said on Tuesday that the U.S. Treasury is leading a media war against Iran through its support of foreign intelligence services.Noting that psychological warfare against Iran is not something new, Hajizadeh said necessary strategies should be adopted to counter it. “Today’s war requires wiser strategies, because during the imposed war [1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war], the enmities were…

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BANK OF AMERICA: Market chaos will double over the next 3 years — here are some strategies to help investors stay afloat

“Bank of America is not leaving you out to dry, and has also shared some strategies to help navigate the choppy waters ahead” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. Specifically, BAML examined the VIX and the yield curve, which displays the gap between shorter-term 2-year Treasury yields and longer-term 10-year yields.A rising VIX does not necessarily spell doom for stocks, since the S&P 500 delivered annual returns of 21.6% between 1993 and 1998 even as the VIX was rising, Subramanian noted. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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A $736 billion strategist is bracing for a 2019 stock-market meltdown worse than anything we’ve seen this year — here are his top 3 tips for profiting from it

“In fact, the strategist at the UK-based $736 billion asset manager foresees a 5% to 15% stock-market correction next year” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. That’s because higher valuations equally increase the risk that many companies become disconnected from their earnings growth.Of course, it’s also key to identify underlying growth triggers that would propel such stocks higher.It’s a robust list that includes higher interest rates, slower earnings growth, lofty valuations among growth stocks, the US-China trade dispute, fading fiscal stimulus, and the aging of the US economic cycle. Source: businessinsider.com Share…

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Stock market faces more potential turbulence in November as G-20 summit, elections loom

“Wall Street is wrapping up what has been a tumultuous month for stocks, but more volatility could be ahead” writes Michael Nagle for cnbc.com. November features several variables that could influence markets, including an upcoming G-20 summit of world leaders, the midterm elections, the latest jobs report and a Federal Reserve meeting on monetary policy.Investors will kick off November after a rough month for the major stock indexes. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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