China stock crackdown, plus experts share their favorite crypto apps

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A full-blown meltdown in Chinese stocks

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US investors hold $2 trillion in Chinese stocks, but the entire market is effectively a financial house of cards. By skillfully exploiting regulatory loopholes in both Beijing and Washington, Chinese companies have evaded oversight, keeping investors in the dark about the true state of their finances. Read our full analysis here.

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Chinese stocks are tanking. Here’s why their financial meltdown could get way, way worse.


10 crypto traders show us the apps they use

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Cryptocurrency trading can be incredibly challenging, with 24-hour markets and extreme volatility. Investors often use multiple apps and platforms to make sense of what’s happening in the market. We spoke to 10 crypto experts to understand what apps they use for trading, price monitoring, and news.

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We asked 10 crypto traders to show us the apps they use on their phone to trade, track prices, and read news


Meet a real-estate investing power couple

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Between the two of them, real estate investors Sharon Tseung and Sean Pan own 21 rental units. In an interview with Insider, they explained their entire process, from how they decide which geographies to pursue, to how they normally finance their properties.

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A couple in their 30s breaks down how they came to own 21 rental units in affordable, high-appreciating areas across the country – and share their approach for picking top cities, realtors, and financing strategies


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13 must-see charts, plus an $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig

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13 must-see charts for the 2nd half of 2021

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The first half of 2021 in the stock market has been full of once-in-a-decade events. We asked 5 strategists from leading institutions to outline the most compelling charts informing their outlooks for the second half. Here are their top 13.

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13 must-see charts for navigating markets in the second half of the year, according to strategists at 5 top investment banks and asset managers


Check out this $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig

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Idan Abada has gone viral on TikTok with an $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig. He explained to us how mini miners are generally used, what people usually hope to accomplish, and which limitations can impede success.

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An $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig is viral on TikTok. The video’s creator told us 3 reasons why it’s an appealing alternative for crypto traders, and explained its limitations.


An interview with Grayscale’s CEO

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Grayscale Investments has launched a DeFi index fund in collaboration with CoinDesk Indexes. The market-cap-weighted index fund is Grayscale’s 15th product and tracked 10 tokens as of July 1. Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein told Insider why they’re launching the DeFi fund now.

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The world’s largest crypto asset manager is launching a decentralized finance index fund. Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein told us why the firm is betting on DeFi amid surging demand from institutional investors.


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Understanding buy-and-hold investing – a long-term strategy that Warren Buffett swears by

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Some investors say that buy-and-hold investing is the best way to manage risk.

  • Buy-and-hold is a long-term investment strategy that involves purchasing securities and keeping them in your portfolio for a long period of time.
  • Some investors say that buy-and-hold investing is the best way to manage risk and work toward long-term financial goals.
  • Opponents argue that you could get better results with a hands-on approach to your portfolio. However, historic results typically favor a passive investment plan.
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We’ve all heard the saying: Good things come to those who wait. This can be applied to investing, where you can choose to buy the stock of a company you think will be successful over time, with the expectation of long-term profits. This is known as a buy-and-hold strategy.

What is the buy-and-hold strategy?

Buy-and-hold investing is a strategy where passive investors purchase an investment, like a stock or mutual fund, and keep it for a long period of time despite changes in the market. Many famous investors, such as Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, are well-known fans of buy-and-hold investing.

Over a short period of time, financial markets tend to fluctuate. Stock and other asset prices go up and down almost constantly during trading hours. Graham, the author of “The Intelligent Investor,” equates buying and selling stocks on a short time horizon to gambling. He says that true investing takes place over a longer time span.

Whether you manage your own portfolio or work with a trusted financial advisor, buy-and-hold investing is the best investment strategy for most people. If you are investing for retirement or other goals at least 10 years away, buy-and-hold investing is a natural fit.

Should you try the buy-and-hold strategy?

The strong argument for buy-and-hold investing is that, over a long enough period of time, a well-run company should increase in value.

Buying and holding allows you to ride out the waves and noise of the markets and capture that gain in your portfolio. For example, the average 10-year stock market return is 9.2%.

But not all investors are fans. Some mutual funds do fall into the group that can outperform the market, and actively managed fund advocates say that the biggest advantages can be seen in a down market. That’s something we have not experienced in a while.

The financial takeaway

The buy-and-hold strategy is a form of passive investing, and it’s easy to see why it’s become a go-to approach for most people.

Buying and selling stocks quickly may be exciting, but it is also very risky. Where your retirement and future are involved, you don’t want your portfolio to feel like a Las Vegas casino. If a slow-but-steady route to growing your wealth sounds enticing, buy-and-hold is probably the best investment strategy for you.

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How to spot short squeezes, plus 27 must-read crypto books

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How to spot short squeezes

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GameStop shares have skyrocketed this year after a meme-fueled short squeeze shocked Wall Street. Hedge funds continued to short the stock even after the initial whirlwind, which further fueled the trend. Longtime GameStop analyst Michael Pachter shared with us how investors can spot squeezes – and also successfully short stocks themselves.

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A GameStop analyst shares how to successfully spot the short squeezes that send meme stocks to the moon – and warns of a common shorting mistake to avoid


27 must-read crypto books

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The sudden rise of cryptocurrencies has dominated headlines in markets both this year and last – and it’s caught some investors off-guard. We asked 15 crypto experts for their top book recommendations to help you get smarter on crypto, and ended up with 27 prime recommendations.

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Your ultimate crypto reading list: 27 books that experts say everyone should read to better understand digital currencies and invest in them profitably


99th-percentile strategy

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The Balter Invenomic Fund has beaten 99% of peers over the past year, and is in the 95th percentile over 4 years. The fund’s managers told Insider about their highly diversified approach to stocks, which includes both long and short bets.

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The managers of a high-flying value fund that’s crushing the market and beating 99% of its competition this year told us how they’re doing it – and the vital role that betting against stocks plays in their process


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Playing the commodity supercycle, plus 10 cheap, disruptive tech stocks

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Playing the commodity supercycle

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Tony Greer, an ex-Goldman commodities trader, runs the independent research firm TG Macro. In an interview with Insider, Greer broke down why he believes the bull case for commodities remains intact. He also shared 5 stocks and an ETF to play his highest-conviction subsectors.

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An ex-Goldman trader breaks down why he is ‘salivating’ to buy the dip in grain stocks – and shares 5 stocks and an ETF to play the commodity supercycle


10 cheap, disruptive tech stocks

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Dave Sekera, the chief US market strategist at Morningstar, says it’s hard to find any real bargains in the market right now. But he still shared with us 10 disruptive tech stocks that also look underpriced relative to peers, as well as the top tech themes worth investing in.

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Morningstar’s chief US market strategist explains how to find tech stocks that can disrupt and triumph long-term, and shares 10 picks that are still underpriced in an increasingly expensive market


5 qualities of a great trader

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Colin Lancaster is a hedge fund manager and the former head of macro strategies for Citadel. He also authored the book “Fed Up,” which details the fictional journey of a macro trader. He laid out for us the 5 qualities that make a great trader, and provided his current market outlook.

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A former head of macro strategy at legendary hedge fund Citadel lays out the 5 key qualities he believes makes a great trader – and provides a rare outlook on the future of the industry


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Trading the Fed, plus insights from a 99th-percentile fund manager

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Fed-driven portfolio adjustments

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The Federal Reserve left interest rates steady this past week while setting the stage for two hikes by year-end 2023. Traders, who took a wait-and-see approach before the Fed meeting, quickly sprung into action. Insider spoke with Wall Street and crypto investors to gauge how to position for the hawkish shift.

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The Fed has left rates steady while signaling 2 potential hikes by the end of 2023. Here is what to do with your stocks, bonds, and digital assets, according to top Wall Street and crypto investors.


99th-percentile insights and stock picks

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Financial-sector stocks have outperformed the rest of the market over the last several months. Hennessy Funds’ Dave Ellison – who’s in the 99th percentile compared to peers over the past year – told Insider he expects their strong performance to continue. He shared 5 financial stocks to buy now in order to take advantage of the remaining upside.

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Dave Ellison has beaten 99% of his peers over the last year managing the Hennessy Small-Cap Financial Fund. He breaks down why he thinks financial stocks still have room to run – and shares 5 names to bet on


SPAC shorts

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Short interest in SPACs stood at $3.2 billion in mid-June, up from $2.7 billion. The uptick in SPAC shorts comes as the market works to recover from a weeks-long slowdown, and one ETF manager expects recently “de-SPACed” companies to see short activity surge soon. Exclusive data shows the 20 most-shorted blank-check companies right now.

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Bets against SPACs are revving back up as the market attempts a comeback. Here are the 20 most-shorted blank-check companies now.


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Stablecoins as the future, plus a dissection of AMC’s options frenzy

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Stablecoins as the future of money

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Bitcoin, which set out to replace cash and credit cards, has proven far too volatile to work as money in the real world. But a new form of crypto known as stablecoins could become a leading form of currency. Investors are flocking to stablecoins, and governments around the world are creating their own versions.

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Forget bitcoin and other hypervolatile cryptocurrencies. For everyday transactions, the future of money is stablecoins.


AMC options frenzy

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We chatted with Steve Sosnick, an options expert who’s also the chief strategist at Interactive Brokers and the head trader at Timber Hill. He broke down 3 potential drivers of AMC’s almost 2,500% surge this year, and discussed how long the retail-fueled rally might last amid frenetic options activity.

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A veteran options trader breaks down 3 potential drivers of AMC’s 2,500% surge this year – and shares how long the retail-fueled rally might last


A 4-part inflation playbook

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Keith Parker at UBS says investors broadly hedging against rising inflation are missing out. He instead recommends a more proactive approach that involves buying stocks with strong pricing power. Parker breaks down the 4 different ways investors can employ a pricing-power investment strategy.

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UBS says this 4-part inflation playbook will help investors profit now and in the market’s next phase – and shares how to track the threat of higher prices in real time


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Wall Street crypto masterminds, plus an interview with a dogecoin millionaire

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Interviews with Wall Street’s crypto masterminds

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We spoke to 11 of Wall Street’s top crypto experts who are helping investors understand and trade the ongoing mania. They hail from firms including Bank of America, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank.

The impressive group of pros told us how they became involved with crypto research, and shared their industry outlooks.

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Meet the 11 crypto masterminds at Wall Street firms like JPMorgan, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley who are helping clients understand the mania – and successfully invest in it


DeFi strategies

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Wave Financial is one of the largest crypto wealth managers and caters to high-net-worth individuals. David Siemer, the firm’s CEO, explains how he helps sophisticated clients find high yield in the DeFi markets. He also shares the areas where he’s investing in now, including 3 tokens to watch.

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The CEO of one of the largest crypto wealth managers shares his tricks for playing the DeFi market – and lays out 3 tokens with surging revenue streams


Meet a dogecoin millionaire

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Glauber Contessoto became a millionaire in April after investing in dogecoin two months prior. In an exclusive interview, he told Insider he believes cryptocurrency is the future and that dogecoin will be used for everyday transactions. Recent market volatility doesn’t bother him. Instead, he uses the dips to buy more doge.

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A ‘dogecoin millionaire’ explains why the recent drop does not shake his bullishness in the meme coin – and shares his advice for new buyers


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Stock pick central

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Ask an analyst – our columnist answers your questions about how novice traders can thrive in financial markets

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  • Insider’s new “Ask An Analyst” column offers novice investors advice on how to succeed with stocks.
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Retail investors – everyday people who buy stocks – are more important than ever in trading.

In January, Redditors saved bricks-and-mortar video game chain GameStop from being shorted, tanking Wall Street veterans in the process.

They have since also piled into cryptocurrencies, driving “meme token” Dogecoin to record highs and pumping up the value of anything from silver to lumber.

Hedge funds can no longer look down on them as people who follow the leader.

But lowering the entry barrier to the stock market has meant a lot of novices are trading money they cannot afford to lose.

Insider is launching Ask An Analyst – an advice column that aims to make you a better trader with straight forward responses to basic questions.

Read the column: How to find stocks with the most growth potential

This isn’t about listing stock picks. If you’ve wondered “how much research should I be doing on a stock? What am I doing right? What am I doing wrong?” this is the column for you.

Our columnist is Ryan Paisey, a veteran trader who has been in markets for nearly 20 years, and runs trader news service PriapusIQ.

“For too many players, the basic knowledge of the games we play are lacking, they are more concerned with guessing ‘up or down’ than understanding the basics which can immeasurably help improve their decision making process,” he says.

“I’m not here to tell you how to trade. I am here to share my 20 years of experience with those that have questions which only experience can answer.”

To submit your question, email jsommers@insider.com with “Ask An Analyst” in the subject line.

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100x crypto opportunities, plus new ways to protect your portfolio from inflation

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‘Wolf of All Streets’ crypto trader shares his strategy for 100x opportunities

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Scott Melker, aka “The Wolf of All Streets,” is a legend in the world of crypto trading. He spoke with Insider about how he balances his investing and trading strategy.

He specifically laid out his strategy for identifying 100x-return opportunities, and shared five under-the-radar tokens he’s bullish on.

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‘Wolf of All Streets’ crypto trader Scott Melker breaks down his strategy for making money using ‘HODLing’ and 100X trade opportunities – and shares 5 under-the-radar tokens he thinks could explode


How to safeguard against inflation

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Markets have shown vulnerability to inflation fears in recent weeks. Experts across Wall Street have had to decide whether they trust the Fed that rising prices are “transitory,” or if they think a damaging inflation shock is looming.

We spoke to a pair of stock chiefs to learn their playbooks for safeguarding against inflation.

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‘Inflation could destroy today’s darlings’: An equities chief overseeing $7.5 billion has been preparing for inflation since June – Here’s his playbook and 2 sectors set to surge

The chief strategist at a $1.5 billion firm breaks down why stocks are staring down a period of weak returns in the months ahead as investors misjudge the recovery – and says they are also mistaking how the Fed will react to inflation


The case for ether to $25,000 in the short term

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Su Zhu and Kyle Davies are the founders of the crypto asset hedge fund Three Arrows Capital. In a recent podcast appearance, they discussed how they rebalanced to ether after being overweight bitcoin. They also shared how ether could overtake bitcoin and go over $25,000 in the short- to medium-term.

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The founders of a crypto-asset hedge fund break down how ether could overtake bitcoin in market cap – and why the second-largest cryptocurrency will go over at least $25,000 in the short- to medium-term


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