Spending four years feeling out of place might just teach you how to find your place.

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The Dream

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of going to an Ivy League school. After all, that was my parents’ American dream: work hard to provide an environment conducive to cultivating success in their children. The most critical step that came before adulthood was which college I would attend.


If only I put my money in these at the beginning of last year…

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To say that the stock market performed surprisingly well in 2020 would be an understatement. For the major indices, this translated to the Dow rising by 7.3%, the S&P 16.3%, and the Nasdaq an impressive 43.6% to finish out the year.


Robinhood (Source: TechCrunch)

Are you looking to try your investing but don’t know where to start? Or, have you started investing but feel like you don’t really know what you’re doing? Whatever the case, you’re at the right place.


It’s possible even though Apple doesn’t show the trade-in option on its refurbished products.

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Maybe like me, you’re looking to buy a new Macbook and trade in your old laptop. On Apple’s website, you can score some savings by looking at their refurbished products, but the trade-in option just isn’t there.


My Plan to Enter the World of Algotrading

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According to Business Wire, algorithmic trading (algotrading) is responsible for around 60–73% of all U.S. equity trading. These are largely owned by high-frequency trading firms that rely on data and lightning-fast speed to execute trades in all situations. Because speed is such an important part of the business, many firms are based in Chicago and New York where fiber optic cables connected them directly and saved precious milliseconds on trades.


Are mortgage rates and housing prices moving in our favor?

Real estate experts keep saying we are in a seller’s market. Likely, you have heard the stories of record low inventory causing dozens of offers on homes the day they hit the market: all of them way above asking price. It is no wonder that home values have been steadily increasing in most metropolitan areas around the country.

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If you are considering buying a home this news has probably made you wonder, is now really a good time? The answer is, yes! Low interest rates combined with the tax benefits of real estate investing make buying a home in today’s…


Then I Had My Worst Trading Week Ever

Checking my brokerage account has started to become a masochistic exercise to see how much more money I lost in the stock market. By the end of yesterday, my account balance showed that I had wiped out over a month of profits in a single week. How naive I was to think that a $5,000 loss would be the most I experienced in February.


In short, yes. Here’s why I run 2 Medium Partner Program accounts.

My Medium Partner Program Earnings from My Two Accounts
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My account went down nearly $5,000 within two hours today.

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Eating breakfast while staring at a several thousand dollar loss isn’t fun. By this point, I know this feeling all too well. I don’t know about you, but I often see stories about how others are managing to score enviable gains in the stock market. However, learning how to navigate red days in my account has been instrumental to helping me keep my overall trading trajectory.


Why I’m not buying Bitcoin, and what I’m doing instead.

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I would have easily made over 300% of my investment in under a year if I had invested in Bitcoin at the start of 2020. In fact, between the time I started writing this article and where it’s trading now, Bitcoin has soared another $6,000 or another 15% in price.

Silver Berry

Software engineer by trade, stock market aficionado for fun

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