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Ethereum and the Death Hoax Problem

Investment | September 21, 2017

Russian born Vitalik Buterin is a promising youth. From a young age he displayed incredible aptitude for math, economics and even programming. He excelled as an academic. Eventual he became a recipient of the Thiel Fellowship, a grant of $100,000 offered to bright scholars. The selection rate for this privilege is less than 1%. Buterin […]


Stocks Rally to New Highs

Investment | September 20, 2017

Stocks in the US started last week off with a bang, as the three benchmark stock indices all rallied on Monday amid lessening tensions with North Korea. As mentioned in last week’s article, there was a significant amount of market apprehension about the events that could take place over the weekend, i.e. a missile attack. […]


Is The U.S. Dollar Losing Its Role As the Global Reserve Currency?

Investment | September 19, 2017

The U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency. For now. Being the global reserve currency means that when commodities from grain to oil are bought and sold between countries the medium of exchange is the U.S dollar. That benefits the U.S.  because there is on-going demand for U.S. dollars. China must use U.S. dollars to […]


Understanding Gold’s Place in Modern Portfolio Theory

Investment | September 18, 2017

There are countless ways to invest. Some prefer to simply “buy the market” and choose an equity index fund. Others have a more risk-averse approach choosing instead to stick with more predictable fixed-income products. However, all these different styles should include a consideration of modern portfolio theory (MPT). The reason: MPT is an important concept […]


Choosing Between Gold and Bitcoin in Times of Fear

Investment | September 14, 2017

Recent headlines have been a constant reminder of destabilized relations with North Korea. As CNN reports, “The country has fired 21 missiles during 14 tests since February.” This frequency signals a powerful drive by North Korea to gain attention as a nuclear capability on the world stage. “Less than six years into his reign, Kim […]