Posts Tagged ‘China’
Is A Cyber Attack an Act of War?
Posted by Jeff Carter on June 14th, 2015 at 9:33 am, Comments: 0
This past week it was revealed that the Chinese hacked into American government computer systems and stole sensitive information about 16.9 million military and intelligence […]
Liquidity and Startup Investing
Posted by Jeff Carter on June 9th, 2015 at 8:14 am, Comments: 0
One thing that people don’t understand about angel investing are opportunity costs. There are opportunity costs when you are faced with a choice between investing […]
It’s A New Information Age in Financial Markets
Posted by Jeff Carter on April 21st, 2015 at 9:42 am, Comments: 0
When I traded on the floor, one of the reasons it there was a cost to be there was we had better information than the […]
Never Look A Gift Horse In the Mouth
Posted by Jeff Carter on April 16th, 2015 at 9:26 am, Comments: 0
That’s an old saying. But old sayings have a way of being true. I remember doing that with out trades on the floor. Sometimes, you’d […]
Are You A Puppet?
Posted by Jeff Carter on March 22nd, 2015 at 10:02 am, Comments: 0
If you read ZeroHedge enough, you will eventually think dark thoughts all the time. His blog is predicated on fear. Sometimes there are some posts […]
Where To Find Money If You Are A Startup
Posted by Jeff Carter on February 10th, 2015 at 6:47 am, Comments: 0
If you are a startup, how do you find money? The other day when I spoke to a class at Chicago Booth we discussed it. […]
Distractions, Multitasking Make You Worse
Posted by Jeff Carter on January 29th, 2015 at 9:58 am, Comments: 0
My wife sent me an article she read. I think it’s totally accurate. It’s really accurate when I look at my own life, and I […]
Want To Go To College And Study Engineering For Free?
Posted by Jeff Carter on January 25th, 2015 at 8:02 am, Comments: 0
The world needs more engineers. We can always use them. Engineering is a great way to structure your thinking. It’s a great way to organize […]
Bitcoin Exchange Regulations
Posted by Jeff Carter on January 21st, 2015 at 8:36 am, Comments: 0
The blog TBI has a piece up on the state of bitcoin. In it he identifies one of the challenges of bitcoin: 2) We’re in […]
When Will US Companies Scream About The Dollar?
Posted by Jeff Carter on January 5th, 2015 at 7:12 am, Comments: 0
One of the things that businesses watch carefully is the value of the US dollar. One of the shining parts of the American economy over […]
Younger Generation Engaging Less in Entrepreneurial Efforts
Posted by Jeff Carter on January 3rd, 2015 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0
The trend is clear. Younger people used to start a lot more entrepreneurial type businesses in years past than they do today. Only 3.6% of […]
Expensive Oil: Bad for Market, Cheap Oil: Bad for Market
Posted by Jeff Carter on December 14th, 2014 at 7:14 am, Comments: 0
Ha, I shook my head when I started to see headlines that cheap oil was bad for stocks. I also didn’t see any headlines blaming […]
Ebola Helping the Market Break
Posted by Jeff Carter on October 13th, 2014 at 10:41 pm, Comments: 0
This market is reminding me a little of 1987. The trading action the week before the crash in 1987 was extremely volatile. There were weird […]
What Stops The Music?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 17th, 2014 at 8:57 am, Comments: 0
The stock market has been going up for the last five years. Sure, there have been some pullbacks, but this market feels like the 1996-2000 […]
We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 29th, 2014 at 9:04 am, Comments: 0
That excuse can work in startups. When you are a founder and your investor or board member questions you about something, it’s totally allowable to […]
Aiding the World’s Poor
Posted by Jeff Carter on July 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am, Comments: 0
It seems there is never a shortage of causes or poor people. One of the conundrums for rich countries is how to bring poor countries […]
Should Startups Pay Attention to MacroEconomics?
Posted by Jeff Carter on June 13th, 2014 at 8:10 am, Comments: 0
MacroEconomics can be boring. The measurements for them are also pretty messy. There are lots of worries with running a startup company. Two of the […]
Should We Ban GMO Crops?
Posted by Jeff Carter on May 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am, Comments: 0
The Chinese Army banned GMO crops. I am glad they did. I am not glad because I am against GMO seeds. I am glad because […]
Jeffrey Carter is an angel investor and independent trader. He specializes in turning concepts into profits. He co-founded Hyde Park Angels one of the most active angel groups in the United States in April of 2007. He previously served on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Board of Directors. He has done market commentary for (More...)