The Next Right Play is Blockchain, not Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining has been declared public enemy number one by environmental lobbyists. It’s been abandoned by Elon Musk for excessive fossil fuel consumption. Senator Elizabeth Warren has openly called for government intervention. The ride is over, folks. Cryptocurrencies aren’t going to disappear, but they do have a rough road ahead. Experienced investors knew this would…
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Have you “Watered” your Investment Portfolio?

Nothing grows without water. That’s true for humans, animals, plant-life, and possibly your investment portfolio in 2021. “Watering” might be the catalyst to secure double-digit returns this year. Have you looked at the numbers for water stocks recently? Of course, investing in water goes beyond simple dollars and cents. As temperatures warm and precipitation totals…
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Soligenix Payday, Delayed, Unlikely to be Denied

Breakthrough cancer drug on track for its own recovery   Takeaways Biopharma Soligenix HyBryte™ therapeutic was in late stages when the Covid-19 pandemic caused manufacturing disruptions Simultaneously, the company pushed back its regulatory new drug application (NDA) submission process, following discussions with the FDA, by up to a year in order to include further data…
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The Fed Needs to Raise Interest Rates

Interest rates need to go up. The Fed doesn’t have a choice. Jerome Powell says that these “one-time increases in prices are likely to only have transitory effects on inflation.” With all due respect, that is wishful thinking, bordering on delusion. Obviously, Jerome doesn’t go to the supermarket. Price increases are once a week there,…
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Tax-Deferred Investments to Protect Capital Gains

Corporate and capital gains taxes are going up. Sure, there’s a debate going on about exactly what the numbers will be, but trust and believe that they’ll be much higher going forward than they have been for the past few years. It’s time to look at some tax-deferred investments. Thankfully, the tax increases of 2021…
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Market Democratization Will Suffer with the Biden Tax Plan

According to the Tax Policy Center, “High marginal taxes can discourage work, saving, investment, and innovation. Specific tax preferences can affect the allocation of economic resources.” That’s the first line of their answer to, “How do taxes affect the economy?” For those gearing up for a political rant, put your sword back in the sheath….
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Turkish Crypto Ban Sparks Regulatory Conversation about Bitcoin

The unstoppable force known as Bitcoin seems to have finally crashed into an immovable object, at least in one small (minded) part of the world. Citing the possibility of “irreparable” damage and transaction risks, the central bank of Turkey has banned cryptocurrency. Tayyip Erdogan struck again, firing the central bank governor and installing a puppet…
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Who Will Come Out on Top in the Renewable Energy Sector?

Assumption is the lowest level of knowledge, but it’s also the foundation upon which opinions are formed, and eventual conclusions are reached. It’s an inherently flawed system, but it works. Think hypothesis, followed by experimentation, leading to a proven theory. How does this apply to today’s topic? Americans are assuming that the Biden administration, with…
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Leveling the Field: Washington, Wall Street, or Both?

In his annual letter to JPMorgan Chase shareholders, Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon expressed both optimism and concern over America’s economic prospects. Although Dimon expects the economy to boom after COVID, he believes the pandemic has revealed deep, systemic flaws that will slow economic growth. For Dimon, the deepest of these flaws has to do…
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The Rise of the Robinhood “Expert” Investors

Holiday weekends are a time when old friends and family gather for food, fellowship, and in my case, casual discussions about the stock market. Easter this year was more of the same, with smaller crowds and one notable exception. Everyone is suddenly an investment expert. Free trading platforms, combined with a historic bull market run,…
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Fundrise “IPO” May Pay Off for Investors in 2021

Recovery for commercial real estate this year may be uncertain, but the team at Fundrise doesn’t seem to be concerned. With a diverse investment strategy, the company’s unique approach to raising capital is likely to pay off for investors in 2021. Fundrise is a crowdfunding app for commercial real estate. No big deal, right? There…
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Big Tobacco is Making Moves in the Cannabis Industry

In the 1980s, Oldsmobile produced the best-selling cars in America. In 2004, the last Oldsmobile rolled off the assembly line and the brand was discontinued. The history of US businesses is filled with similar stories. Does anyone remember Compaq computers? Here’s another name to throw in the hat. RJ Reynolds. Don’t bother looking for them…
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