Archive: Early Investing

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.
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.
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.