January 2018 is a good time to take a quick minute to recap how things are going. Occasionally it’s smart to make a mental ‘progress report’, so to speak, on where the market is and how people are behaving. The Global Economic Crisis of 2008 is now ten years behind us, yet some investors still… [Read More] It is the Best of Times; it is the Worst of Times
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On a recent episode of Hidden Brain, host Shankar Vedantam discusses a book by Alison Gopnik called The Gardener and the Carpenter. Alison uses an analogy between gardeners and carpenters to explain modern approaches to parenting. To summarize: Carpenters have the ability to make their workshops into an ideal creation space. They control many variables:… [Read More] Investors are Like Gardeners, Not Carpenters
Is Bitcoin a currency? Is Bitcoin simply an asset? Who will ultimately be right about Bitcoin? Kevin O’Leary, from the TV show Shark Tank and also Chairman of O Shares ETF’s recently commented about Bitcoin, and the trouble he ran into when trying to pay for something with Bitcoin. That is, using bitcoin as currency:… [Read More] A Bit More About Bitcoin…
With most charts, your eyes scan from left to right. But not this one. Look all the way to the left to see the mania we call today “Bitcoin” Chart originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2017 in the article titled “Bitcoin Mania: Even Grandma Wants In On The Action”
You can’t take a swim without getting wet. I recently finished reading Professor Scott Galloway’s, The Four. If a deep dive into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google sounds intriguing to you, definitely check the book out. I’m actually going to relate a passage from The Four to the idiom shared above. Galloway says in The… [Read More] Embrace the Uncertainty
I don’t know about all of you, but getting a smartphone changed my life. Sure, I had social media accounts before I had a smartphone, but my activity on those sites SKYROCKETED once I had the apps right on my phone. I always told myself, “When I get an iPhone, I’m definitely NOT going to… [Read More] Step Away From The Investment App!