Fintech

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 […]

About Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

Never have global equities been more accessible to retail investors than today. There’s more to the world of investing than the Nasdaq or the Silicon Valley Vatican. We frequently cover international stocks because there are some gems to be found out there flying under the radar. (For example, three of the five machine vision stocks […]

How SPACs Reward Everyone Except Retail Investors

One thing our regular readers know by now is that we always say what we think, and we never apologize for it. Sometimes that might mean we’re wrong, and we’re fine with that. We’ll admit we’ve lost money on some investments or called something totally wrong or said disparaging things about zee Germans. In doing […]

Invest in Income Share Agreements with Edly

What every employer wants are candidates with particular skills – technical and interpersonal – and the determination to see their company to success. These are the sorts of people employers want to invest in. Now, you can too. With all the world’s information only as far away as a Google search, the ability to connect […]

Insurance Provider Lemonade Offers Stock in IPO

There aren’t many trillion-dollar industries, let alone multi-trillion-dollar industries. One of the biggest industries in the world, insurance – property, casualty, and life – premiums amount to approximately $5 trillion globally, accounting for 11% of gross domestic product in the United States. We previously discussed how technology is reshaping the insurance industry and today we’re […]

The Problem with Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

When you create a new fintech platform targeting retail investors, you then need to attract their attention. Let’s say you have an alternative asset fintech company that sells timberland as an investment. You might ask sites like ours to write about the platform in exchange for a commission on any leads generated. They call this […]

Why Farmland Investing Makes Sense

The term “flight to quality” refers to the tendency of investors to move their money from high-risk assets to low risk-assets in times of turmoil. For example, the herd might exchange high-yield bonds and volatile tech stocks for the stability of gold or the Swiss Franc. The logic behind this transfer of assets is to […]

How to Make a Good Investment in Fine Wine

Sometimes, the most memorable things experienced during university didn’t seem important at the time. Maybe some of you had a statistics class where the teacher demonstrated “the birthday problem.” In a class of 40 students, there’s an 89% chance two people have the same birthday. Doesn’t seem intuitive, but there’s a mathematical explanation for it. […]