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Negative Interest Rates In America?
The Congressional Budget Office just predicted that the U.S. federal budget deficit will hit $3.7 trillion for fiscal year 2020. One of the most worrying consequences is the increasing likelihood of negative interest rates.
When To Sell And When To Hold
When is the optimal time to sell shares after an IPO? Also, what are the warning signs of a failing startup? And how do I get out in time?
To Short Or Not To Short
What happens to my shares (or convertible note) in a startup if it gets bought out? And do you recommend shorting U.S. stocks (or buying puts) as a hedge against a potential recession?
Why Bitcoin Is Still Crushing Altcoins And Startup Deal Flow Is Better Than Ever
Today we answer two readers' questions: Why are altcoins doing so poorly compared to bitcoin?; and if crowdfunding portals due their own due diligence, why are there so many startups that still need to be avoided?
Who Watches The Watchers?
“Who watches the watchers" is becoming an increasingly important question in artificial intelligence (AI). Plus the latest news on promising startups, cannabis, and cryptocurrencies.
Defining Reasonable Revenue Growth
What kind of revenue growth is reasonable for a startup to demonstrate at the early stages? And why are most recent IPOs underperforming?
Early Investors Don’t Need To Worry About WeWork
The WeWork fiasco can and should serve as a wake-up call to entrepreneurs and investors. It will put more focus on companies reaching profitability and less on “growth at all costs.”
How Founders Get Funding And How Investors Ensure They Deserve It
I spent the past few days listening to founders of seed-stage companies pitch their worth. Here's my advice...
How To Modernize The SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in serious need of reform. The agency isn’t fit to regulate the modern era of securities. You want proof? Consider exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
San Francisco Startups Inhale Almost Half Of California Venture Capital Funding
Just how much VC money goes into San Fran-based startups? And how does it compare with the rest of the Golden State?
WeWork Isn’t The Only One Cleaning Up Its IPO Mess
Bitcoin’s fall wasn’t the only big news story this past week. In fact, this was the first time in our history that crypto, cannabis and a startup could just has easily have been our lead story.
T. Boone Pickens’ Real Legacy Has Nothing To Do With Oil
America has lost an icon. The news headlines tell you that oil legend or oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens passed away at age 91 this week. But what the news headlines don’t tell you is that Pickens’ impact on business and investing went far beyond oil.
Bitcoin Consuming Less Electricity
Bitcoin is getting more eco-friendly.
News Fix: Old Banks Learning New Tricks
Bitcoin is often described as “digital gold.” That’s for good reason – the assets have a lot in common. Now bitcoin and gold prices may even be syncing up. Over the past three months, bitcoin has moved in tandem with gold.
Bitcoin Network Surpasses Another Milestone
Bitcoin has the best security track record of any cryptocurrency. Its network has never been hacked. And its decentralized design means there’s no single point of failure. That’s one of the reasons why we like it so much.
Bitcoin Hash Rate Reaches New High
This past Saturday, bitcoin reached a new milestone. The bitcoin hash rate – the measuring unit of the network’s processing power – reached an all-time high of 79 million tera hashes per second.
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