Six Blockchain Projects addressing Global Challenges

The recently established UNICEF Innovation Fund under the auspices of the parent charity funded six blockchain startup projects in the emerging markets to tackle real-world problems. The pooled fund has been designed to specifically...

Data Driven Statistics, Trends & Facts 2018

The most challenging part for me personally when writing a blog is to find the relevant data driven statistics about that particular topic. Often it takes a considerable amount of time to figure out...

Financial markets end the year in a Psychological frenzy

The financial market moves to end the year depicted the true definition of the "roller coaster ride." Records got broken on the U.S stock market with the biggest Pre-Christmas loss ever, followed by the...

Facebook stepping into Crypto arena with plans to issue a stablecoin

Facebook has been in hot waters throughout the year... mostly due its own doing. The data breach scandal which affected 87 million users, cost the social media giant dearly with the loss in consumers'...

Santa rally for Cryptos as Stocks go into a free fall

The year is winding down to an eventful end as divergence takes shapes in different sectors of the financial markets. Cryptos saw first weekly gains in a while & gave something to cheer about...

FOMC’s interest rate hike fuels the Greenback rally even further

Most of the market segments had anticipated a rate at hike at today's concluded FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. However, the pundits were also of the unanimous view that it would be a...

Cryptos hope of a recovery waning & Stocks volatility spooks investors

The week started off on optimism of a trade truce between the two biggest economies of the world (U.S/China), but the dead-cat bounce in the Equity markets quickly reversed direction to end the week...

It’s not just the Crypto Winter anymore…

Things in Cryptocurrencies are as chilly right now as the winter gets up here in Canada. But here's the thing... the carnage that started in the digital coins has now spread over to other...

Soft Power of the Digital Age

With the setting up of the 'Modern World"- including the 'Postmodern'- super-heroes are being shaped in flesh and bonds. Even though we may not watch them in films or read in novels, they have...

Big Banks are the biggest Crooks!

Massive fines, tightening regulatory oversight & increased competition from the Fintech companies around the world has not deterred the big banks to hoodwink the authorities by conducting shady deals, dodging compliance procedures & overlooking...

The Twilight of the Leaders

What role will organizational leaders play in the future? They won’t go away, but some believe the charismatic-type company executive will see his role diminish as power, authority, and responsibility gets distributed among largely...

Cryptos bounce maybe short lived but Stocks buoyant on trade deal expectation

When the fortunes turn for an asset on a financial market, even good news become bad news & that's what has been happening to the Cryptocurrencies lately. More on that later but they did...

Huobi – Transition from a Crypto Exchange to a Blockchain ecosystem

Huobi continues to march forward as a Crypto Powerhouse with the most recent launch of Cryptocurrency derivatives platform. More on that later but Huobi as of now stands as the third biggest Crypto exchange...

The Age of Dataism

The term 'Dataism" first appeared in 2013 in a New York time article by David Brooks. This term has been then widely debated thanks to the efforts of the Israeli historian, social scientist and...

Year-end rally to come in global equities, led by emerging markets

I recently wrote that I would be enlisting the help of friends and family to help make up for some of my weaknesses when it comes to investment thinking, writing and executing. I am...

Forget about Oil, Water is the future.

We’re not running out of alternatives for fuel. The energy sector was once a booming glory of investors, no matter the market’s state — the argument could always be made for Liquid Gold. Oil. The Pinnacle of all...

To Gain an Edge, Influencers Move Markets

Influencer marketing raises several questions: Not only what is it, but is it still a thing? Henny Mohenyi Maruapula adamantly affirms the second part. After all, he makes his livelihood in the trade. Through his...

Game changers in Financial markets this week

Let's start off with reviewing the financial markets briefly before discussing the bigger & more meaningful moves. Cryptos which have had a meaningful rebound recently slipped a little bit this week but generally held...

The Italian Story: Easy Math, Somewhat Complicated Economics, Extremely Complex Politics

In recent weeks I have been covering the current Italian stalemate with the European Union regarding the Mediterranean country’s 2019 budget. Its targeted 2.4% fiscal deficit as a share of its GDP is three...

Knowing the difference between Investing, Saving & Impact Investing

Ever since I was a kid, the only good money management lessons that I learnt was from my parents. Even in this information & data-driven world there is hardly anything substantial taught in schools...