Archive: Early Investing
News Fix: 2019 IPOs, Massive Dividends and Sensible Crypto Legislation
By Vin Narayanan on December 22, 2018
In this week’s News Fix, the list of companies that might go public in 2019 grows, Juul pays insane dividends and politicians take steps toward sensible crypto regulations.
U.S. Corporate Debt Is a $9 Trillion Problem
By Adam Sharp on December 21, 2018
Adam Sharp explains why he thinks corporate debt in the U.S. is a major problem.
Crowdfunding Is Shrinking the Gender Gap
By Allison Brickell on December 17, 2018
On top of the gender pay gap, there’s also a gender gap in venture capital fundraising. But crowdfunding is making inroads.
Mailbag: Demystifying Security Tokens, IPO Strategy
By Early Investing on December 16, 2018
In this week’s mailbag, the Early Investing team is covering security tokens and the IPO landscape.
News Fix: Robinhood Keeps Besting the Banks
By Vin Narayanan on December 15, 2018
In this week’s News Fix, we’re seeing Robinhood drive banks crazy, late-stage startups plan their IPOs and more.
Illinois Bets on Cannabis, Casinos to Solve Pension Woes
By Adam Sharp on December 14, 2018
It’s the end of the year, but the markets aren’t slowing down. Adam Sharp shares the stories he’s watching this week, along with some analysis.
Crypto Needs to Show, Not Tell
By Andy Gordon on December 12, 2018
There are three ways crypto could fail. Investors need to see clear progress being made... and have patience.
Pot Production in the Golden State
By Allison Brickell on December 10, 2018
As the California marijuana market continues to grow, certain regions are emerging as the dominant producers.
Q&A: Ripple’s potential SEC issues; Using Blockchain to Prevent Data Breaches
By Early Investing on December 9, 2018
Ripple’s status with the SEC is still a concern. But blockchain is poised for big things in data protection.
News Fix: DARPA Eyes the Blockchain
By Vin Narayanan on December 8, 2018
In today’s News Fix, DARPA is turning toward the blockchain, institutions keep investing in crypto, and both crypto and cannabis have a busy week.
How to Hedge Against Stock Market Turmoil
By Adam Sharp on December 7, 2018
Dear Early Investor, After nine years of relatively smooth sailing, stock markets have hit rocky waters. The market is not reacting well to the prospect of higher interest rates. The trade war mess certainly doesn’t help. But I believe the primary driver is the Federal Reserve. The problem is, nobody…
When Will the SEC Say Yes to a Bitcoin ETF?
By Andy Gordon on December 5, 2018
Is it surprising that the SEC has rejected all bitcoin ETF proposals to date? No. But time is running out.
Bitcoin Mining Is Greener Than You Think
By Allison Brickell on December 3, 2018
Bitcoin mining gets a lot of flak for its energy consumption, but a new report finds that it’s actually more environmentally friendly than you might think.
Mailbag: Airdrop Requirements and Risk Tolerance
By Early Investing on December 2, 2018
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team answers questions about airdrop social media requirements and risk tolerance in the crypto market.
When Beliefs Don’t Match the Facts
By Vin Narayanan on December 1, 2018
In a battle of sentiment vs. fact, fact should theoretically win out. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case. The same goes for the crypto markets.
The Passion Driving Cannabis Entrepreneurs
By Adam Sharp on November 30, 2018
Just before Thanksgiving, Adam attended the largest U.S. cannabis industry conference. Speaking with all these entrepreneurs reinforced his belief that cannabis could be the most transformative industry of this century.