Lessons from the Pros

Nov 8, 2016 Issue

Featured Article

How to Pick Stocks – Why Investors Get it Wrong

Compare the average investor’s returns around the world to the average Wall Street firm’s returns. I think we would all agree that the average Wall Street firm is making the lion’s share of the money while the average investor is either losing or not making much at all. Why? Because, they know how to pick… Read More »


Volatility in Trading

In the last week, volatility in the equity futures contracts has increased markedly. This happened over a period of just seven trading days. The Chicago Board of Options Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, jumped approximately 60% in that short spell, going from a reading of 12.75 to 20. For some traders this sudden… Read More »

Real Estate

Understanding the Difference Between a Condominium and a Cooperative

Question: I have started looking for a small rental property and came across a “housing cooperative.” What are the differences between this and a condo? Can they both make good rentals? The biggest differences between a Housing Cooperative and condo are the ways ownership is held, legality and financing.
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