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Alternative Investments – Their Role in the Post Pandemic Landscape

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The economic repercussions of the global pandemic continue to be felt across businesses and industries worldwide. The stock market continues to rise, but the path is rocky, and not all sectors are outperforming. Amid...
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SPVs and SPACs — A Straightforward Guide For Entrepreneurs

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Have an investor wanting to do a SPV? Wondering what is all this talk of SPACs? This post is focused on entrepreneurs looking to learn more. 1) Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) -- Also sometimes called...
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Bringing DeFi Speed to Private Funds

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DeFi is bringing new excitement to the old idea of cooperative ownership. Customers get tokens, earn fees, and vote on decisions. In theory, this improves governance. In practice it accelerates customer commitment and adoption...
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Is Our House On Fire?

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Exploring Future Scenarios with the Changing Climate The growing number of high-intensity acute physical hazards like wildfires and floods have been a source of increasing alarm and concern for public and commercial interests alike.  Right...
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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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The Best Stocks to Invest in October

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October showers bring May flowers. Does the same hold true for these stocks? These stocks are primed to do well in October and beyond based on their recent return. With the market seeing a little...
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A Global Channel for Digital Securities

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Tokenized securities were a disaster in 2018. Investors didn’t want them, regulators didn’t like them, and issuers used them to offer scammy small-caps. All of those things need to change before we can use...
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SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

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Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a startup. SAFEs were really formalized by Y-Combinator in late 2013 (more on their...
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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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Why Most People Lose Money Day-Trading (And How to Not Be One of Them)

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Day-trading is hard, and most people lose money at it. I definitely have. In fact, I once lost more money in a single day than many people earn in an entire year at a regular...
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DeFi Is Booming, But There Are Caveats To This Killer DApp

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Cryptocurrency may have found a killer DApp, in DeFi (Decentralized Finance). It has opened up the cryptocurrency space with a total valuation locked at $8.11B in early September 2020, with a high of $9.605B (source: DeFi...
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5 Great Ways to Invest in September You Need to Know

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Five stocks outperforming in 2020 AsTesla and Apple made news last month with their stocks splits driving some stocks higher, the stock market is cooling off in September. Stocks in the long run will do...
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Five Financial Applications Of Natural Language Processing

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The last five years have been revolutionary for the field of natural language processing. We went from glorified ctrl-f to a machine that can write programs for us based on natural language descriptions. While...
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Confessions — I Absolutely Don’t Love Bitcoin

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And neither should you It's true, I have written several articles on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies which will likely moon in the next year or so. If you haven’t read my articles before, you should understand...
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The Uselessness of Centralized Economic Development and the Hope of UBI

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In my home town on the rural coast of Maine, we once had an economic development council, but it was little more than a public-private consortium with a license to spend the public’s money in...
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The Perfect Crypto Trading Strategy

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Bold? You get to decide, not financial advice. If you've been in the trading game for a while, you may have heard of "pivot points" and "VWAP." The former sounds like the title for an...
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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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Injection For the Market – FAANG Continues to Ride That Perma-bull Energy

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FAANG stocks pull the market higher on news of an FDA emergency greenlight on a COVID plasma treatment. After a week of jobless numbers cracking up once more, the market and the pandemic sent...
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These dividend pearls have been convincing investors for 100 years

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Do you want stocks that pay out reliable bonuses? Then you should take a look at these two depots. Some stocks have been paying dividends for at least 100 years. A little brain teaser to...
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Think Global, Act Local: 4 Keys For Startups To Expand Into New Markets

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You are a startup that has done fantastic in your home market. Congratulations. Can you repeat it in new markets? This post focuses on how to think it through, focusing on 4 critical levers. 1)...
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