Interest Rates: A Race to the Bottom?
Business / Economics / Economy / finance / Financial / interest rates / Investing / personal finance / Saving for retirement / US Government / US Markets / World Markets

Interest Rates: A Race to the Bottom?

This month’s move by the Federal Reserve Bank to lower interest rates for the first time in a decade may prove to be a “boondoggle”. This was done on the backdrop of all the economic indicators in the U.S. posting continuously showing record employment, rising wages, all time historic high stock index prices, and record … Continue reading

Back to the Future, The Monster is Here
Artificial Intelligence / Digital / Innovation / Investing / Technology / The Internet

Back to the Future, The Monster is Here

It must be something in the Human DNA. People are always intrigued with what the future will look like. Never satisfied with how things are, it is our ever-longing desire to improve, innovate, invent, and drive forward. This includes faster, better, cleaner (sometimes), and easier. By the time you get to the end of this … Continue reading

Here’s to the Crazies as well as the “Naysayers”
Capital / Crowdfunding / Innovation / Investing / Investment Groups / Scams

Here’s to the Crazies as well as the “Naysayers”

Thank goodness for both! I was scrolling through my Facebook feed over the last few days and I have seen a simple yet “catchy” ad for an investment crowdfunding platform. Now for the record, as you know, I despise this model, as it goes against every bone in my body for what my firm was … Continue reading

Bitcoin…so, is there egg on my face?
Cryptocurrencies / Currency / Financial / Investing / Scams

Bitcoin…so, is there egg on my face?

On July 27, 2017, I wrote a blog trying to tell my followers about the difference between speculation and investing. Nothing has changed. What has changed is that the wonderous and mysterious Bitcoin has increased from a paltry $2500 (considered insane then) to over $11,000 USD today. I have had some people continuously remind me … Continue reading

Respect… an exercise applied to business
Business Ethics / Investing / Investment Groups / Respect

Respect… an exercise applied to business

It’s kind of the calibrator for society, don’t you think? Whether we are talking about relationships (romantic, friendship, or work), it is what separates up from down, good from evil, right from wrong, something from sustaining or imploding. It’s the greatest currency anyone can possess or give, and it costs nothing. Respect…In other words, for … Continue reading

Don’t Confuse Speculation with Investing. Crypto Currencies… GET out!
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Don’t Confuse Speculation with Investing. Crypto Currencies… GET out!

Tulips come to mind! Generally considered the first speculative “bubble”, investors and common folk alike bought into the never ending rise of tulip bulb prices way back in @1637 A.D. Yes, this is as relevant today and a lesson to be learned. It was coined “Tulip Mania”, where prices rose exponentially and deviated from any … Continue reading

Crowdfunding: The “Fat Lady” is on stage
Business / Capital / Crowdfunding / Investing / US Government

Crowdfunding: The “Fat Lady” is on stage

In a recent blog posting on Crowdfundinginsider.com, the question is posed if the “Wheels have come off” the REG CF for Crowdfunding. The article explores the political manoeuvring that went into the legislation and the “finger pointing” that has resulted with the dismal results so far. It is reported in this piece, that a paltry $24 … Continue reading