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The History of the Efficient Market Hypothesis

Investors pump money into the stock market in order to generate a return on the money they’ve invested. While many investors simply try to generate a return, others also try to outperform the market. However, the efficient market hypothesis, or EMH, suggests that current prices provide a complete reflection of all of the information available […]

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Can social network signals accurately predict stock behavior?

Market sentiment has been used to predict stock market behavior for decades, and with the rise of social networks, some penny stock investors are utilizing social network signals to gain an edge in the marketplace. However, many traders and investors remain skeptical about the power of social networks in predicting market movements, begging the question […]

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Infographic: The Golden Age of Mobile

Our daily life increasingly revolves around using our mobile devices in numerous contexts. Whether we are checking our email or fanatically competing with friends in Flappy Bird, our mobile device is never out of arm’s reach. Below you will find some jaw-dropping statistics, prepared by our Penny Stocks Lab team, which make a compelling case […]

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Highest-Performing Sectors of 2013

Investors often look at sectors to determine the best and worst-performing areas of a nation’s economy. By providing them with insights into areas potentially worthy of investment, investors are able to then look at the market performances of individual companies within a high performing sector. Sectors across the board experienced tremendous growth last year. To […]

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An Introduction to 5 Major Stock Market Indexes

Most people generically refer to the market as if all of the various major indexes move in beautifully timed correlation to one another. In reality, however, the numerous indexes covering different market segments rarely move together in choreographed movements. After all, if they did act in such a way, there would be no need for […]

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An Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Many penny stock investors envision the micro-cap and small-cap market as a person from time to time. After all, it has mood swings that turn it from euphoric to highly irritable, allowing it to react violently one day and more than make up for itself the next. However, can human psychology actually help you understand […]

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Important Psychological Biases That May Hinder Your Investing

Whether you’re deciding on an outfit, judging a chili cook-off, or investing, there’s a decision making process behind nearly everything you do. Simply put, decision making is a cognitive process that results in a final choice being made from numerous alternative scenarios. Decisions can be actions or opinions, but every decision is both conscious and […]

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How Ordinary Investors Can Invest In Bitcoin

Bitcoins, the most popular of all electronic cryptocurrencies, are stealing the spotlight these days. In Norway, one guy bought a meager $27 in Bitcoins four years ago, only to discover that his paltry original investment was now worth a staggering $1 million. Of course, one cannot bring up the topic of Bitcoin popularity without mentioning […]

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