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6 LegalTech Startups Disrupting the Legal Industry

“Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.” Those were the words of Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher from the 1700s who thought that knowledge was rapidly advancing towards perfection. Were he alive today, Mr. Bentham might be truly amazed at how technology is being used to make the […]

Global X FinTech ETF or Ark Fintech Innovation ETF?

Thematic investing is all about “identifying powerful, disruptive macro-level trends” and then finding “the underlying investments that stand to benefit from the materialization of those trends.” That’s according to Global X, an expert in thematic investing that offers a range of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track various themes, the dominant category being disruptive technologies. […]

The Safest and Easiest Way to Invest in Bitcoin

Albert Einstein once said that reality is an illusion, but a very persistent one. He could have easily made the same statement about money, only some of which has actual value. In Papua New Guinea, they use pigs for money. Even today, you can pick up a decent-looking younger wife for about five or six […]

Is Investing in Bitcoin a Safe Haven Like Gold?

“The market seems overheated but it may just be getting started – proceed with cautious optimism,” is the sort of shite you’ll often hear pundits say. These sorts of wishy-washy statements tell you absolutely nothing useful, but since the pundits need to say something, they try to avoid speaking with conviction so you can’t call […]

The Dangers of Paid Stock Research Reports

Over the past decade and a half, we’ve been warning our readers to avoid penny stocks like the plague. We’ve backed up those warnings with dozens of examples where penny stocks became absolutely worthless over time. Were these outright scams, or just incompetent management teams who meant well? Who cares, investors still lost all their […]

How Disruptive Technology Thematic ETFs Work

“There Are Now More Indexes Than Stocks,” was the title of a May 2017 Bloomberg article which attributed this amazing stat to the demand for indexes by investment managers. There’s a seemingly endless number of ways you can slice and dice a universe of stocks, and even rules-based indexes that make active stock selection decisions, […]

A $69 Billion Fintech Stock That’s Soaring

Finding about the merits of a given disruptive technology stock late in the game makes it tough for new investors to establish an entry point. Ideally, you identify a portfolio of stocks you like, and buy a little bit each month with the extra income you have because you live below your means. Then, you’re […]

How to Invest in Startups With the World’s Best VCs

Lately we’ve been noticing lots of ads on Facebook about investing in some exciting-sounding startups that are trying to solve some grand problem. Click through the ad and it’s almost always some equity crowdfunding platform telling you about some can’t-miss opportunity to invest in the next Microsoft Tesla. We recently warned our readers about the […]

About MSCI’s Global Innovation Indexes

In our recent article on innovation management, we looked past the buzzwords to talk about the importance of constant improvement at a company-wide level. Says Wikipedia, innovation is “the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.” Investment management firm ARK Invest takes this a step further by defining […]

How to Invest in Farmland with AcreTrader

There’s an old slang term that emerged around World War II, and you still hear it today: “He bought the farm.” It referred to when a service member died. The military would pay out a death beneficiary to the family. The payout would perhaps fulfill the dream of buying a little plot of land somewhere […]