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Tag: speculation

Betting on Political Races: My Penny-Ante Hobby May Soon Be Banned

Four years ago I confessed in a column that I was guilty of day trading. Except that, as a political junkie, I trade in election outcomes, not stocks. I have no interest in betting on anything else, including sports and equity markets. My speculative adventures have...

Is Bitcoin an Investment? New ETFs Still Risky

If you’re looking for a heart-pounding rollercoaster ride into the uncharted territory of financial wild things, forget boring old S&P 500 returns. Look no further than the shiny new Bitcoin ETFs hitting the market. Or not. You may have seen ads for the...

Is There a Dark Side to Cryptocurrency?

I’ve been warning against speculating in crypto currencies since 2017. Any currency typically has no place in any conservative investment portfolio. That is doubly true for digital currencies. They need to be approached in the same manner as any risky speculation....