Ponzi Scheme

The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 1

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We construct the model of a simple Ponzi scheme, deduce how long the scheme will last and when a rational promoter will skip town.  Basically, most of the dead P2P platforms or asset management products we...
Startups

Startups And Saying No To A Large Investor

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Hot startups are often thought of that way because of who is involved and how bold the idea is. And they get disproportionate and arguably undue attention. If you are finding yourself in that...
Dividend Aristocrats

3 High Quality Dividend Aristocrats For Long-Term Dividend Growth

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Dividends are a big part of our investing philosophy, as research has shown that dividend growth stocks have significantly outperformed non-dividend paying stocks. For example, the Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 57 stocks...
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Breaking down the Investing styles of four different Generations

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We live in interesting times - a crossroads where four generations make up the changing demographics of the evolving global economy. This has not only given rise to the new tech- enabled model of...
Data

Guide to Using Free Alternative Datasets to find Trading Ideas

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Alternative Datasets Traditional metrics used when making investing decisions while broad, tend to come from the same set of data points: Financial metrics, Business Operations, Competitor Performance, etc. Alternative data extends the definition of data...
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Visualizing the first decline in Global Wealth & HNWIs since 2011

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5 Charts showing the Declining wealth trends in 2018 after seven years of growth Following a slump in Global Equities in late 2018 and the subsequent slow down in the Global Economy, 2018 was marked...
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How Long Can the U.S. Bull Market Last?

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The U.S. economy is currently in the tenth year of its expansion and investors and policymakers alike are wondering what will trigger the next recession. Despite the U.S. stock market is overvalued with a...
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The Impact of 2008 Financial crisis on 20 biggest Bankruptcies in U.S History

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Conducting business comes with its own set of risks, plans sometimes pan out while failing miserably on other occasions. This doesn't mean just because there is a certain risk involved you don't try. Risk...
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What’s New & Interesting in Crypto Trading?

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The Cryptoverse is evolving at a breathtaking pace - not a single day goes by without you finding something new, interesting or innovative here. Financial trading instruments involving digital assets are perhaps the fastest...
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10 Alternatives to Google Finance Portfolio

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Goodbye to comfortably checking relevant investment news and market movements, tracking your gains and losses in one portfolio on Google! Google Finance has decided to remove its beloved portfolio feature, and while it was not...
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What is “Bitcoin halving” & its potential of powering an extended bull run into...

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Bitcoin halving sounds like a complex phenomenon at first reading, but it simply a process of reducing the mining rewards to half, done to maintain the supply of Bitcoin (21 million). More details on...
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A Complete Guide to Equity Research -Part 2

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Equity Analyst Reports Part 2: The Necessary Evil In this second part of our examination of equity analyst reports, we are going to look at the following topics: The decline of the traditional equity research...
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Bitcoin is acting as the New hedge against the Global Liquidity Risk

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What a relentless recovery has the Crypto kingpin Bitcoin staged in the past 10 weeks or so as it finally broke the all-important $10K psychological level, last seen in Mar. 2018. Not only that,...
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Trading Idea of the Week: The Carry Trade (Part 1 of 2)

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As traders and investors, we know that certain events trigger market-wide volatility much more than others. Interest rate decisions by countries fall into this category, simply due to the enormity of the implications behind...
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Why are the Central banks & Billionaire Investors accumulating Gold?

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The precious yellow metal has acted as a store of value and a medium of exchange for centuries. For a good part of the 18th & 19th century, the gold standard was in effect...
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Startups and Investors Seek the Right Fit

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Raising capital in developing markets can be difficult, but what must entrepreneurs know and do to increase deal flow and improve scalability and growth for pre- and post-revenue companies? John Armah has experience with the subject...
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4 Charts showing ‘Big Money’ accumulation in Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has touched $9K so far this year - price levels not seen since July 2018. The crossing of the psychological level of $10K is still a level that needs to penetrated convincingly to...
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Business Partnerships: Their Importance for Expanding Overseas

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With China and other Far East countries growing into strong business hubs, any serious entrepreneur must be thinking of expanding his business into that prime region. The European Union, on the other hand, has...
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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is the future of Borrowing & Lending

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We have seen a major theme emerge almost every year in Cryptoverse which defined the path of the DLT movement going forward. Started off with a craze for smart contracts when Ethereum launched in...
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Evolution of Value Investing: How it has Changed Since the Days of Graham

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Value investors are thought to be a staid lot. Spendthrift, and always looking to the long term. The key principles of value investing have not changed since Benjamin Graham picked up his first cigar butt. But...
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