Fintech

Some Fintech Companies Aren’t Good For Investors

Tech media has become a political mess. Reporters think their mandate is to catch venture capitalists saying horrible words like “retard” (some now refer to it as “the r-slur“) so they can engage in public condemnation. Incompetent “AI ethicists” are now paraded around as martyrs. And during all of this, the necessary stories that provide […]

How to Spot Binary Options Trading Scams

The old adage about a fool and his money being easily parted overlooks the intelligent people who get conned and are too embarrassed to ever admit it. Getting fleeced isn’t just for beginner investors. There are some incredibly sophisticated scams out there, and today we’re going to use our platform to warn readers about a […]

A Stock Exchange For Private Companies

Is there anything more depressing than your side project’s domain name coming up for renewal? It’s then you realize – for yet another year – that all you’ve really accomplished was buying a $12 domain from GoDaddy. We’ve all been there. For most people, that will be the extent of their foray into entrepreneurship. Those […]

Investing in SpaceX with Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust

People who start with nothing and manage to accumulate large sums of wealth usually share a few common characteristics. They don’t talk about how much money they have, they understand the notion of value for money, and they realize that most financial “advice” that’s given by mainstream pundits is a bunch of malarkey. It doesn’t […]

Is IP Group Stock Something We Want to Invest In?

There’s a recent debate going on about whether or not people who have a PhD ought to put prefix their name with “Dr.” or not. It’s a debate that’s been had plenty of times before. When the flight attendant asks if there’s a doctor on board, don’t use the credentials unless you’re comfortable raising your […]

Upstart Stock – A Play on AI-Powered Consumer Lending

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming so pervasive that it now comes in 28 different flavors, each of which has companies claiming to operate in that space. Any entrepreneur knows there’s a bit of “fake it until you make it” going on in all startups, but at some point, you need to show traction. In the […]

Draper Esprit – A Publicly Traded European VC Firm

You’ll often hear wantrepreneurs complain about how their genius is being held back by venture capitalists (VCs) who don’t throw money at them because of <INSERT PERCEIVED INJUSTICE HERE>. The truth is that venture capital investing is exceptionally risky. Harvard Business School senior lecturer Shikhar Ghosh’s research showed that 75% of startups never return cash to […]

Square Stock vs. PayPal Stock vs. Adyen Stock

Certain professions attract more self-important people than others, but none more than finance. It’s quite comical when you consider that over the long term, 95% of active managers – those who try and beat a broader market benchmark – cannot. There is no special magic required to be a good investor. Useful financial concepts can […]

Root Insurance – A Pure Play InsurTech Stock

Ever since the Italians issued the first insurance contract in 1347, companies have been making money issuing insurance policies. It’s not just about accurately predicting your claims so you can price policies that are profitable. It’s about having a massive pool of cash that you receive from the people you insure which can then be […]

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 […]