Betting on the dollar can be risky, as it tends to lose value over the long term rather than gain. (Getty Images)"The U.S. Dollar index has been on a strengthening trend, setting higher lows since the beginning of September," says Josh Green, head trader at GPS Capital Markets in Salt Lake City. He expects the dollar to continue to rise through 2018, given improving economic reports in the U.S. and low interest rates overseas that make many other currencies too stingy to hold.
And what about blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin? Companies are scrambling to find new uses for blockchain technology, which allows participants to record transactions or other information without having to trust a clearinghouse like a central bank. Should investors look for companies developing new uses for blockchain, or will this become the next false "game changer" like the dot-com bubble that burned so many nearly 20 years ago?
The asset you buy cannot be an identical twin to the one you sell, even if it has a different name or ticker symbol. (Getty Images)"A wash-sale can affect any investor who is looking to buy and sell securities," Blitzer says. "Individuals to fund managers are affected by the wash-sale rules, particularly one who is constantly trading securities – and thinking they're being smart by taking losses and going back into the stock. Sorry, the loss will be suspended."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".