Cathie Wood’s China strategy, plus chart-driven trading tips

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Cathie Wood’s China strategy

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Cathie Wood has been selling out of Chinese stocks amid an expanding government crackdown, according to daily stock-holding reports analyzed by Insider. We compiled Wood’s recent comments about how she’s approaching Chinese investment going forward, and where else she’s seeking opportunities.

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Inside Cathie Wood’s China investing strategy: The Ark Invest CEO breaks down why she’s selling out of Chinese stocks – and what she’ll be buying instead with the cash raised


Chart-driven trading wisdom from Katie Stockton

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Katie Stockton founded Fairlead Strategies and is a technical analysis expert with over 20 years of experience on Wall Street. She shared the secret behind her methodology, as well as three top indicators she’s always watching. As a bonus, she explained why charts signal ether is gearing up to outperform bitcoin.

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Legendary technical analyst Katie Stockton shares her secret sauce for spotting turning points in markets with 3 of her top indicators – and why the charts signal ether is set to crush bitcoin


How to invest like a contrarian

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Jason Shapiro is a contrarian trader whose system doesn’t correlate to any other strategy. He broke down for us his investing approach, including the indicators he uses to identify consensus ideas he wants to defy. Shapiro also shared his risk-management measures, and two trades on his radar right now.

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A 30-year futures trading veteran breaks down his contrarian approach designed to beat the market against all odds – and shares 2 trades on his radar now


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Bitcoin to $250,000, plus secrets from a market wizard

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Bitcoin’s path to $250,000 by 2025

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Joseph Edwards is the head of research at Enigma Securities, a London-based crypto liquidity firm. He called bitcoin’s meteoric rise to $60,000 last year and predicts it could reach $250,000 by 2025. The ex-professional esports coach also shares two altcoins that could surge 20 times over the next few years.

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The head of research at a crypto firm who called bitcoin’s surge to $60,000 last year breaks down why it will reach $250,000 by 2025 – and shares 2 altcoins that could go up 20 times


A market wizard explains how to find asymmetric opportunities

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Peter Brandt is a highly skilled trader profiled in Jack Schwager’s book “Unknown Market Wizards.” Over the years, Brandt has grown from a technical analysis trader to a meticulous risk-taker. He broke down how he identifies asymmetric opportunities and avoids performance-dragging trades.

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Unknown market wizard Peter Brandt averaged an annual compounded return of 58% over 27 years. The highly profitable trader breaks down how he finds asymmetric opportunities – and shares 2 rules to avoid ‘popcorn trades.’


How to master house flipping

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30-year real-estate-investing veteran Deb Cleveland is a house flipper who owns 80 rentals. She got her first property for $62,000 with a five-year loan and sold it at $225,000 18 years later. Cleveland explained how she finds discounted properties, renovates on a budget, and sells for huge profits.

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Deb Cleveland is a master house flipper who maintains 80 rental properties. The 30-year real-estate-investing veteran breaks down how she picks discounted houses to buy, renovate on a budget, and successfully sell or rent for huge profits.


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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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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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SIGN UP FOR INSIDER INVESTING: How to mine doge, plus a playbook for trading meme stocks

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How to mine doge

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Dason Thomas says he began mining crypto in his garage to earn altcoins like doge and litecoin. He then converts the mined altcoins to cryptocurrencies he prefers like ether, or buys more miners. Thomas breaks down how he got started with a $700 rig, and how he’s set up now.

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How to mine doge: An 18-year-old TikTok influencer shares his process for earning crypto without directly buying via a $700 rig – and explains how it works for other altcoins including litecoin


A playbook for meme stocks

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Morgan Stanley strategist Boris Lerner argues that investors should look at the patterns of retail traders to gain an advantage. He says heavy retail selling is a good predictor that a stock will underperform in the next month, and lays out six popular bets for day traders.

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Morgan Stanley shares a meme-stock playbook that average investors can use to profit from the Reddit-driven market revolution – including 6 specific areas day traders love


Top 10 shorts ahead of earnings season

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Stocks have been on a hot streak but a variety of factors could stoke volatility heading into the third quarter. Ahead of a hotly anticipated earnings season, the founder of TradeZero America lays out the 10 most-shorted stocks above $10, which could either continue to face pressure, or be squeezed higher by retail traders.

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TradeZero’s co-founder shares the top 10 stocks above $10 traders are shorting on the online brokerage ahead of a potentially volatile earnings season – and explains why they are either primed to become meme stocks or profitable shorts


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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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