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Will Pokemon Cards Become the Latest Commodity Craze

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Gamification, scarcity, and The Greater Fool Theory Pokemon cards have been on fire lately. While Gamestop hasn’t quite made it to the moon, a 1st Edition Holo Charizard Card, the gold standard for Pokemon trading...
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The Link Between Consumerism And Productive Societies

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Why consumerism and productivity go hand-in-hand, everything has a price Consumerism is seen as a negative trend in most of today’s society. Because the behavior is associated with being pretentious, greedy, or even mindless. It...
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Impermanent Loss In DeFi — The Risks Involved In Providing Liquidity

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The impermanent loss also called divergent loss, is the difference between when you are holding tokens in an AMM (Automated Market Maker) Liquidity Pool and just simply holding them (i.e. HODLing) on the blockchain. When tokens are provided for...
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Is There a Correlation Between Tax Cuts and Tax Revenues?

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The other day on a Facebook thread, I was trying in vain to make the point with a group of recently retired pilots that we must raise taxes soon. I wrote that it has...
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We can Homogenize the Global Market without Globalization

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Looking back at the history of human evolution and its associated socioeconomic obstacles, we can observe how to overcome the disparity between classes of communities. Despite all that, as of today, we are still...
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Who Do You Think You Are?

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A Voice from the People in Maine’s Pine Tree Zone Debate Who Do you Think You ARE! ? photo by Mackenzie Andersen “Who do you think you are?”, he said, as though I needed to be...
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How not to be dumb money

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Why believe a title that says I’d know how to tell dumb from smart money? Because I’ve been both and learned from financial scars accumulated since 1987. I’ve also taught a behavioral investing course...
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Close But No Cigar — Stock Market Targets Record Highs Amidst Stalled COVID Relief

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DDI Markets & Economy Newsletter | Week of August 17 | Together With Alpha Trades DDI Updates Expert Chat program: A collaborative marketplace where people can chat with experts who can solve their problems. Are you an...
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The Irrationality Behind Rationality

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The article unravels the myth behind the theory of rational decision making used in modern-day economics. The conventional economic theory defines rationality as an inherent characteristic of the homo sapiens. In simplistic yet significant terms,...
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Can emissions trading save us?

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What is emissions trading? Source Emissions trading, also known as cap and trade, has two components. First a cap is set on total emissions for the participating firms. Each firm is allowed a certain amount of...
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Globalization’s future is more fragile than we know

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The Present and Past crisis says it all, but these too shall pass! Pankaj Ghemawat, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and the IESE Business School in Barcelona. He States this in Foreign...
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Capitalism and Fake Modernity

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Capitalism is a type of economy in which wealth is privatized, as individuals own the means of producing goods and earn a profit. This economic system has shown itself historically to be highly innovative,...
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The Sharpe Ratio Paradox: Why Still Invest In Venture Capital?

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Sharpe ratio is a way of quantifying returns based on risk, specifically it is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.There are some limitations,...
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If Capitalism is a failure, then what is the Alternative?

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In the current political sphere along its rhetorical voyage, we all can meet face to face with buzzwords such as Capitalism, socialism, liberal, or social Democracy. Those words are often within the legit context....
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Climbing the Liquidity Ladder

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Big things are happening with private market liquidity. Just as the tokenization fad crashed and burned, a much bigger wave of PE secondary transactions took off on a hockey stick growth path. The successful efforts...
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Thoughts on the Long Term Winner

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Today we are going to discuss how the long term survivability of a prospective crypto asset is the single best indicator of its investment quality. We will also consider capital’s role in this model...
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Can Any Formula Tell You How Much Money To Save?

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We are led to believe that there is a way to properly prepare for any financial disaster. But in the current (rapidly changing) economic climate, is that still true? Not too long ago I...
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Observations on Token Derivatives – Part Two

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In Part 2, we continue discussing how to use the MOVE Contract by understanding how does the buyer operate. Further, we discuss the practical results of the strategy and before we conclude, we discuss...
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The Price of Poverty

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There is a high price to pay for living the life of those who don’t have any resources to pay it. Most people can imagine that being poor isn't ideal. But what a lot of people...
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Are You Experiencing FOBO?

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Have you heard of Fear Of a Better Option yet? We know that making choices is hard. The more choices we have, the less we explore, and the more likely we are to go with...