Archive: Early Investing

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 knows what the Fed is going to do. If it keeps hiking interest rates, real estate and stocks will take a hit. An old saying has it that the Fed’s…

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.

The Wisdom and Pain of the Long-Term Investor

By Andy Gordon on November 28, 2018

Both crypto and dot-com companies have had their share of down spells. But have investors reached full capitulation yet?

Industries Must Heed the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Allison Brickell on November 26, 2018

In a recent report, the World Economic Forum found that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here - and businesses must adapt.

Mailbag: Marijuana Business, Crypto Market Rebound

By Early Investing on November 25, 2018

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing Team digs into the marijuana business and a potential crypto market rebound.

On the Eve of Thanksgiving, Some Food for Thought

By Andy Gordon on November 21, 2018

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks and sharing. So here’s some food for thought.

American Companies Are Getting Old

By Allison Brickell on November 19, 2018

The typical American company is getting a lot older. And investment strategies may have something to do with it.

Mailbag: Decriminalizing Marijuana, Bitcoin Halving

By Early Investing on November 18, 2018

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing Team answers questions about marijuana decriminalization and bitcoin halving.

Digging Into the Marijuana Business in Vegas

By Vin Narayanan on November 17, 2018

Half of the Early Investing Team traveled to MJBizCon this week... and it’s one of the most exciting conferences they’ve ever been to.

Look for Startups That Check These Three Boxes

By Andy Gordon on November 14, 2018

I’m always on the lookout for a company that meets three key criteria. So I was excited to discover two companies that checked all the boxes.

Distrusting Candidates (but Not Crypto)

By Allison Brickell on November 12, 2018

A week after the midterm elections, we’re seeing how crypto is playing an increasingly large role in political campaigns.

Mailbag: Open-Source vs. Private Blockchains, SEC Delays

By Early Investing on November 11, 2018

In this week’s mailbag, the Early Investing team addresses private blockchains potentially moving ahead of open-source projects and the SEC missing a deadline.