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Lester Daniels
published in Blogs
Jan 17, 2022
Guide to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Guide to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Most investors by now are aware of the cryptocurrency craze. Bitcoin’s price is soaring, and investors all over the world are caught in the mire of “do I invest? Or is this a bubble waiting to burst?”

Nobody has the definitive answer to those questions, and there are plenty of risks involved with investing in cryptocurrency. But many investors are just looking for some basic answers first, like where and how to invest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This article will focus on the cryptocurrency exchanges, where investors can engage in the buying and selling of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Think of it like the New York Stock Exchange, but instead of traditional stocks being traded its bitcoin and ethereum and ripple and litecoin being bought and sold.

Here are four of the more widely used and known cryptocurrency exchanges. To note, we (Tickeron, Inc.) do not recommend one exchange over another and investors should be advised that trading in cryptocurrencies involves the potential risk of loss.

1) Coinbase — this is perhaps the most popular and widely known cryptocurrency exchange in the world. You can use Coinbase’s platform to buy and sell bitcoin, ethereum, and others and as a means for operating as your online wallet. The platform is user-friendly with an easy-to-use app, has solid customer support, and is regarded as one of the more trusted exchanges due to robust security and some insurance protection. Of course, no exchange is completely free from hackers and rogue actors, but Coinbase is known to have solid security in place.

2) Bittrex — this is a much more sophisticated and diverse exchange than Coinbase, as here traders can buy and sell hundreds of different kinds of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, litecoin, ripple, and others. The platform is user friendly and has a good security track record, but it lacks a mobile app and has been slow to add new tokens that hit the market via ICOs.

3) Bitfinex — this is boasted as the world’s largest exchange by volume, and it has good relative liquidity and a solid trading engine. It even allows traders to use margin and other features not found on other exchanges. The coin selection is smaller than that of Bittrex, but the features of Bitfinex arguably outstrip what is available to traders on Bittrex. One point of contention, however, is that Bitfinex has been hacked three times before.

4) Bitstamp — this exchange is located in Europe, and is the large bitcoin exchange there. Bitstamp offers trading pairs of bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and ethereum. Bitstamp has a solid reputation in the cryptocurrency community, even though the platform has been hacked in the past. One reason it is highly regarded is because it’s been around the longest, and has developed a solid reputation over that time. It is known as one of the more conservative cryptocurrency exchanges, with its prices for coins often lagging behind others.

There are dozens of exchanges to choose from, and again we just list these as examples of some of the most widely-known ones. If you’re looking for an exchange on which to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, it makes sense to do your research to find out the security features, customer service, transaction costs, track record, whether it’s been hacked, and other features that are of importance to you.

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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
published in Blogs
Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.