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Thinking for the Very Long Term

“If you want to beat the S&P 500, starting thinking of the index as a filter and not as a benchmark. It’s a starting line; it’s not the finish line.”         ...
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Who Designs the Stock Trading Software for Hedge Funds?

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The activity of a hedge fund is based on a free choice of investment strategy and necessary instruments. Foundations can take a variety of management approaches that are ultimately profitable. The difference between these...
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Investors Ask Many Questions About Your Financials

Here’s a comprehensive guide. Everything you need to know Working in a segment that supports investors during the investment process (Due Diligence) and the decision-making process, I often see sellers underestimating the sales process or...
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AI Regulation: A European Approach to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Renowned technology strategist Clara Durodié discusses the European Union’s proposed new ethics regulations on artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The ethics of artificial intelligence have been subject to debate for decades. But with AI tools...
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Evaluating the Three Most Common Back-of-the-Envelope Real Estate Calculations

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I recommend anyone investing in real estate to do a thorough job of due diligence before and after getting a property under contract. And this involves doing a very detailed financial analysis too. If...
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When dollars fall from the skies..

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Markets speculate, more so, during times of low visibility and market volatility. The $1.9tr American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has raised concerns about inflation flaring up that will leave little choice with the fed...
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Inflationism: State-Sponsored Monopoly or the Economic Strategy

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Money is a fiscal unit that functions as a generally accepted medium of trade for transactional purposes. But that unit does not maintain its given value all the time. The money can lose its value...
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Mining for Opportunity: A New Way to Invest in Crypto

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Dara and Randy Rivera of FinTEx talk to Jimmy Odom, co-founder of Bit Capital Group, to discuss crypto markets and Qualified Opportunity Zones. 2021 is arguably the year of cryptocurrencies going mainstream. But there’s...
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Financial Literacy for Kids: Instilling Perspective

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There's something contradictory about the role of money in our lives. It would be nice to have more of it, but not too much of it. We need just enough of it not to...
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The Future of Real Estate After Covid-19

As the United States slowly emerges from our Coronavirus nightmare, many industries look quite different than they did before we entered the Covid-19 era. Small business has been devastated, large companies like Amazon have...
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A Lazy Man’s Guide to Data Driven Investing

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Recently, I’ve read Dr Justin Chan’s piece on Data Driven Investing. I found it quite interesting and eye opening: A Big Data intelligence firm for businesses and investors, used satellite imagery of JCPenney parking lots during the quarter to confirm that...
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Hiring For Your Startup? 5 Best Practices

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Hiring effectively is both a science and an art. This article will cover five practical principles to make the life of a startup CEO easier. 1) The Hiring Landscape In emerging ecosystems oftentimes there is a...
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Using Options to Indicate Future Stock Price

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A time-series analysis of underlying asset movement as a function of option trades, powered by the Facebook Prophet model. 1. Introduction 1.1 Options & Their Use In Stock Forecasting The traditional view of an option is as...
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Deep Tech Dive #6 | Jai Malik General Partner of Countdown Capital

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Building with Machine Ethics For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jai Malik, General Partner of Countdown Capital. Countdown Capital is a Deep Tech VC firm focused on investing and...
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Half of the world’s wealth is about to lose most of its value

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Investors are beginning to realize that they need to have their money under control. One of Warren Buffett many hidden quotes that stand out is: "Rule Number One: Never lose money. Rule Number Two: Never Forget...
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Deep Tech Dive #5 | Norris Tie Co-Founder & CEO of Exosonic, Inc.

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From Sub to Super, in Silence For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Norris Tie, Co-Founder and CEO of Exosonic, Inc. Exosonic is a supersonic aviation company developing a new standard...
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Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

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At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken -- it works for some startups some of the time but by and large it’s inefficient. While part of it is...
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How to Find Banks to Refinance Single Family Investment Properties

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Buy and hold real estate investment is, in my humble opinion, the best long-term investment someone can make. That doesn’t mean it comes without its share of challenges, though. One of the major hurdles...
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A Failing Startup? 5 Best Practices

We often talk about what to do for your startup to succeed. But what to do when you have to call it a day? This post is focused on 5 best practices for winding...
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Looking Beyond NFT From Million Dollar JPEG Energy Hogs To Its Value Proposition

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The value of digital content can be captured in NFT (Non-Fungible Token), a type of cryptocurrency that is stored on the Ethereum blockchain. This allows anyone to create a token or tokens for their digital content and sell...