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Thousand Years of Hedging History, Part 1

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This article will bring you through the evolution of hedging, from natural risks to single-point measurement risks, and regionalization risks. Following, it will also discuss regionalized hedging and the emergence of hedging with gold.    “……(usury),...
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Cryptocurrency 2018: is it worth investing in?

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As we approach the half-way mark in the year, how will cryptocurrency shape up in Q3 and Q4? Here’s our insight into the future: With the combined market cap of $17.7bn at the start of 2017...
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Knowing the difference between Investing, Saving & Impact Investing

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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...
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Want A Good Acquisition? 5 Ways Startups Can Get A Win-Win

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A crisis puts pressure on both slowing down and accelerating startup acquisitions. Slows down because many acquirers, especially corporates, become more conservative trying to conserve cash. Case in point the week of Apr 13...
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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Artificial Intelligence in The Future of Finance and The Planet

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Like any innovation, artificial intelligence drives excitement and contradictory opinions at the same time. It can open tremendous opportunities for the future of finance and the planet. The future of finance can be promising if...
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Top 4 Artificial Intelligence stocks to buy and why

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to make its way into the mass consciousness in 2019. And through applications such as machine learning and deep learning, exciting breakthroughs will be achieved over the next few years...
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Taking a Bet on Travel Companies

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How taking advantage of emotions in the market can pay off It is no secret vacations have been put on hold. Airline and travel companies have been virtually at a standstill. Those who have read my previous...
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Is inequality unequal?

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There is a Polish saying that, for a poor one, the wind always blows into the eyes. There are similar English sayings such as “the poor must pay for all,” “a poor boy never...
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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...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 3

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We conclude our findings in a bid to help users better understand Ponzi schemes, so as to lower their investment risks. With reference to the research discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 1. There is...
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Virtual Wealth Management with Forward-Thinking Advisors in a Post COVID World

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Covid-19 is by no means a thing of the past with the number of cases continually rising across the world, but I do believe we're beginning to deal with it better. We're adapting. After...
Banking

Cloud & Banking Services: A Very Profitable Romance

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Looks like the technological disruption in the banking services is just around the corner. The recent massive Cloud adoption is shaking the entire industry from its foundations due to the improvement of the customer...
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Using Tech To Protect Your Investment

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Hailstones develop in the lower portion of storm clouds and typically come along with heavy rain. Erratic and strong winds keep water droplets up in the clouds where they form and freeze together, eventually...
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Software Reuse and the Disruption of the API Economy

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AIKON wants software developers around the world to connect their products together on blockchain What do you get when you cross a German tech startup savant with a Mexican fintech expert and a U.S. political...
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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...
investors

What do Investors Look For? Advice for Founders

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I get asked a lot of questions by company founders. One of the most common: what do investors look for in a new platform company? What qualifies me to answer this question? I’ve founded four...
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Plan and Build Your Real Estate Business

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The real estate business has to be one of the top five favorite professions of all time. The reason is simple. It does not need a specific qualification and/or experience. Yet, the returns can...
Medium Best Stories

DDI – Medium Top Stories July, 2019

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10 Best Stories From DDI Medium Publication in Tech, Finance, and Entrepreneurship July, 2019 How we 3D print your whole prescription into one pill By - Fred Parietti The Misconceptions of AI By - Jasper Ruijs Technology Trends That...
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Linear Discriminant Analysis in the Financial Market

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When it comes to finance, every investor wants to make sure they are putting their money in the right places. The last thing they need is having one of their debtors or investments go...