Author: marcuss

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The Robotic Revolution In Asia

Fintech… self-driving cars… renewable energy… blockchain… these will all make our children’s lives very different from ours. But there’s another technology that you hear about a lot less often that may have an even bigger impact, on nearly every part […]

Where Is The Ammo?

Where Is The Ammo?

Economies expand and contract as part of a natural economic cycle… growth, boom, slowdown, recession, recovery… repeat. The magnitude of the ups and downs changes, but not the cycle itself. Since, and including, the Great Depression of 1929, the U.S. […]

Chinese Debt Under Control?

Chinese Debt Under Control?

A lot of people have been sounding the alarm about China’s credit situation. Many think tanks, academics, government officials, and even the (now outgoing) head of the People’s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, have warned of the risks of the […]

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Empirical Metrics To Value Property Valuations

In today’s world of rising real estate prices, it’s common to hear commentary about bubbles or that “prices are crazy”. That’s a great way to get a headline. But just because the talking heads think a real estate market is […]

The Clean Revolution?

The Clean Revolution?

It’s one of the biggest megatrends in the world today… And this sector is poised to grow significantly over the next one, two, ten, and even 40 years. I’m talking about clean… or renewable… or green… or alternative energy. Whatever […]

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The blockchain war is coming

There’s a revolution brewing in how companies – any business entity, doing anything, anywhere in the world – operate. I’m not exaggerating. Let me explain. The way it is now For hundreds of years, the way that companies are structured […]

The Big Money Is Still On The Crypto Sidelines

The Big Money Is Still On The Crypto Sidelines

OK, so I’ve been harping on for a while now about why I think you should own a little bit of bitcoin. Maybe you’re getting a little fed up? I appreciate that. We looked at incorporating crypto coverage into our […]

EM”Riskier” Than USTs  During Rate Hikes?

EM”Riskier” Than USTs During Rate Hikes?

Investors have been waiting years for interest rates in the U.S. to rise. In recent years, murmurings by the Federal Reserve, the American central bank, about interest rates have been enough to send markets into a tailspin. And conventional wisdom […]

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Proselytizing capitalism And Blockchain In Kyrgyzstan

Twenty-one years ago, I travelled to the most remote corners of an obscure country in Central Asia that few people have ever heard of. I was on a proselytizing mission: To “convert” subjects to the “religion” of capitalism. Proselytizing capitalism […]

The Power Of Dividends

The Power Of Dividends

To some investors, dividends are for financial penny-pinchers… or for widows, orphans and retirees, for whom a few additional percentage points of return makes a lot of difference. If you’re a speculator who’s aiming for a 300 percent gain on […]