Finance

  • ICE Chief Takes Lead On Market Reform
    Posted by on February 24th, 2014 at 7:53 am, Comments: 0

    One of the reasons I started this blog in 2010 was because I thought that the general public was pretty misinformed when it came to [...]

  • What We Will See In The Future
    Posted by on February 20th, 2014 at 10:44 am, Comments: 0

    Been reading around the web about the WhatsApp purchase by Facebook.  WhatsApp had one investor, Sequoia.  The VC only owned 20% of the company based [...]

  • Getting Stock Market News Efficiently
    Posted by on February 19th, 2014 at 8:47 am, Comments: 0

    One of the tougher pain points when investing is trying to get and assemble news about single stocks you have money in.  When you are [...]

  • Can Bitcoin Lose to An Established Business?
    Posted by on February 13th, 2014 at 5:55 am, Comments: 0

    I have been writing about Bitcoin lately.  It’s been mostly optimistic writing, but it pays to look at the other side. My friend Andy Swan [...]

  • Is Bitcoin Deflationary? Inflationary?
    Posted by on February 9th, 2014 at 9:23 am, Comments: 0

    In the comments on one of the Bitcoin posts, someone posited that Bitcoin is deflationary. Other posts on Bitcoin that I have seen have said [...]

  • Bitcoin Criminals
    Posted by on February 6th, 2014 at 8:08 am, Comments: 0

    Publicity surrounding Bitcoin is good and bad.  Stories about people getting rich quick spur interest.  But, now we are seeing stories on government crackdowns since [...]

  • Bitcoin or Check? What Does a Merchant Prefer?
    Posted by on February 2nd, 2014 at 8:22 am, Comments: 0

    Back in the old days when it was impossible for regular people to get a credit card, people either payed for goods and services by [...]

  • What Happens in A Cash Transaction?
    Posted by on February 1st, 2014 at 10:17 am, Comments: 0

    There is an increasing amount of information on the web about Bitcoin.  Macro information, how it’s an online ledger, how it’s a platform, how it’s [...]

  • Does The Economy Need Risk?
    Posted by on January 22nd, 2014 at 8:21 am, Comments: 0

    For many people, “risk” is a four letter word.  People fear risk.  But assumption of risk can be beneficial for you.  A friend of mine [...]

  • Stock Exchanges are Ripe to Be Disrupted
    Posted by on January 19th, 2014 at 9:39 am, Comments: 0

    Tell me, why are stock exchanges still in business today? I honestly have no clue.  The only reason I can see is so media outlets [...]

  • The Big Change in The Labor Market
    Posted by on January 17th, 2014 at 10:19 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with two macroeconomists from the Atlanta Federal Reserve. They were doing some research on entrepreneurial ecosystems as [...]

  • The Professor’s Respond, and the New York Times is Silent
    Posted by on January 14th, 2014 at 8:50 am, Comments: 0

    There was a bit of a kerfuffle a couple of weeks ago when the New York Times unfairly took extremely low brow and cheap shots [...]

  • Chicago: Startup City Data
    Posted by on January 10th, 2014 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Nice slide deck on Chicago’s startup scene. Startup Guide: Chicago from Adam London I have a similar slide in the deck I give potential investors [...]

  • PBS Frontline Wonders “How Does Anyone Make 60% Per Year?”. Answer: Insider Trading.
    Posted by on January 10th, 2014 at 7:09 am, Comments: 0

    Did you see the Frontline piece on insider trading?  Was very interesting to watch.  I have a very different perspective than the mainstream on insider [...]

  • SEC to Kill Crowdfunding If They Can
    Posted by on January 6th, 2014 at 9:41 am, Comments: 0

    The federal government doesn’t like to be pushed to try new things.  Agencies like to push the market.  They hate it when the market pushes [...]

  • Are Academics Bought and Paid For?
    Posted by on December 28th, 2013 at 12:35 pm, Comments: 0

    The New York Times has an article about academics that defend Wall Street.  I find it pretty ironic that a newspaper dedicated to the destruction [...]

  • Predictions for 2014
    Posted by on December 27th, 2013 at 5:16 am, Comments: 0

    The Stocktwits bloggers had an internal email thread running around the last few days.  It’s the time of year when people make predictions for next [...]

  • Treasuries Wild? Wait Until the Fed Really Tapers
    Posted by on December 24th, 2013 at 9:02 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday a reader sent me an email.  He is going to remain anonymous, but he asked me to write about what happened in the US [...]