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Naughty And Nice Lists For 2020
Ethereum is having a better year than bitcoin. If you didn’t notice, that’s ok. Bitcoin gets all the publicity and attention.
Be Ready For Direct Listings
Direct listings are fairly rare. But the most prominent direct listings in the past few years are doing extremely well.
Diversify Your Crypto Portfolio
With all the attention bitcoin has been receiving, it’s been easy to miss just how well the rest of the crypto markets have been performing.
The Number One Rule Of Investing
There is no risk-free investment with high returns. Think about it. If there was a safe investment with high returns, everyone would want to buy it. When demand goes up, the price goes up. When the price goes up, the return goes down.
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.
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