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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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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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AI Regulation: A European Approach to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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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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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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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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What makes a portfolio “ESG”?

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Environment – Social - Governance (ESG) Investing has recently had significant interest by institutional and retail investors alike. The idea of helping society and the environment is a noble goal. A big challenge and...
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A Failing Startup? 5 Best Practices

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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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Facebook and Google Love Stock Buybacks

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They generate huge amounts of free cash flow and use the most of this to reduce their share counts — to great effect on their stock prices. Not too many people realize that both Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB)...
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4 Principle Challenges of Blockchain in the Financial Industry

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Undoubtedly, blockchain has revamped the financial industry on both the business and customer end. These 4 challenges are needed to be addressed for future prosperity. Blockchain opened advanced, and innovative trends that are leaving an...
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The Age of The Millennial Investor: How The World of Investment is Set to...

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Covid-19 has carried with it a wide range of disruptive influences across countless industries. While there was an initial significant adverse impact on the investment landscape, it appears that the pandemic has accelerated a...
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Thinking for the Very Long Term

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“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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Hedge Fund Investor Relations: 2021 Global Trends

The coronavirus pandemic has seriously affected the economies of many countries. People faced several shocks: general uncertainty and volatility of markets, closure of borders, an unclear forecast of the end of the coronavirus pandemic,...
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Four Outcomes of Monetary Policies

The Fed’s record $8 trillion balance sheet and how can you protect your money. Our rulers have always understood one law. If you control the money, you control the world.  For many millennia, money was...
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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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It’s Not Your Father’s Day-Trading Anymore

My father was a day-trader back in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and traded for his own account.  He worked on the floor of the...
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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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Signaling Risk? How Early Startups Can Work Best With Big Funds

Signaling risk typically happens when a large fund comes into an early round, creating an expectation in the market that they will lead the next round. For instance, if a $1B firm puts in...
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What is Up With These Mega Rounds? Making Sense Of The Startup Market

$530M round: Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.5B $400M round: Cityblock Health raises another mega-round of funding, tipping its valuation over $5 billion $130M round: TrueLayer raises mega-round as open banking heats up These...
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Should I Raise More? 5 Principles For Entrepreneurs

Many things about startups are about power laws -- fundraising included. The best companies do attract disproportionate attention and the entrepreneurs are faced with the choice, if not pressure, of raising more. Below are...
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5 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Significant Stock Buybacks

These five stocks have consistent dividend and share repurchase programs that can significantly enhance your total return over the long term I like to write about stocks and cryptos. One reason is that it helps...