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Monetizing Your Alternative Data With Eagle Alpha

While ICOs have come and gone leaving a bunch of broke suckers in their wake, artificial intelligence has gained so much steam now that it’s practically a commodity. Anyone can download a free artificial intelligence software framework, hire a few engineers, and begin coding away to solve some problem. Artificial intelligence itself is not a competitive […]

Alternative Data for Predicting Geopolitical Risk

A machine learning algorithm is only as good as the data you use to train it with. That’s why any company that has a large proprietary data set can now start to extract exclusive insights from it, something that in the olden days we used to call “data mining.” Nowadays, it’s all about trying to predict the […]

Life Insurance for Healthy People Like Runners

Think about asking someone you trust to do something important when you die. Unless this person really, really cares about you, what are the odds they follow through with what you asked them to do once you’re dead? Now think about asking a corporation – who lists you in their system as a number – […]

Low-Risk Passive Income That’s High Yield

Ever since Tim Ferris made the broader public aware of the “4-Hour Workweek,” people have been dreaming about how they might be able to get rich by working half as much as they do now. That makes about as much sense as it sounds. There are plenty of digital nomads out there who promise they’ll show […]

Using Blockchain for International Payments

When you spend your days producing insightful articles and giving them away for free, you need to conserve your costs so that you can make sure the MBAs who produce the stuff receive a fair wage. In other words, when you’re bootstrapping you need to count your pennies. The world is your oyster, so you go to […]

Trading Tech Stocks on International Stock Exchanges

Trading tech stocks on international stock exchanges not only expands your investing universe but also provides a much-needed diversification effect which helps offset the inevitable volatility you’ll face when investing in any disruptive theme. In a recent article, we talked about two stocks – Elixinol and Charlotte’s Web – which offer investors exposure to the popular […]

How Micro Investing Apps Are Evolving

They say that the only way an alcoholic can cure their condition is to decide that they want to stop drinking. The same can be said for any sort of addiction that you want to kick, though there are some exceptions. Instead of trying to convince the more than 30% of obese Americans that big isn’t beautiful, […]

Tracking Cell Phone Locations with Geospatial Data

When you work in sales, one of the things you’ll learn is how to handle objections. While we simply see objections as legitimate reasons for why we may not want to buy a product, the salesperson sees objections as hurdles they need to get through before your John Hancock inevitably adorns the contract. Some objections […]

A VC That Uses AI to Find Startups to Invest In

Over the years we’ve found many companies out there that really want to tell their story but don’t know the best way to do that. What they usually end up doing is paying some PR firm who will then cold call us asking if we want “a pitch,” and we then tell them to pack […]

Alternative Data for Finance and Investing

We’ve all heard some variation of the adage about how 98% of the world’s data was created in the past two years, and at the rate the Internet of Things (IoT) is developing, that should continue to hold true. A firm out there has now developed an IoT sensor that can actually power itself using […]