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Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper

Two economists have developed a model for pricing bitcoin and other assets in decentralized financial networks.<p>Emiliano Pagnotta and Andrea Buraschi, …

Bitcoin Price Rises as First Cryptocurrency Ratings Are Released | Investopedia

Bitcoin’s price limbered up slightly from yesterday but still failed to break the $12,000 barrier. According to Coindesk’s index, a single bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

Tab 1: Balances<p>Balances is the finances-at-a-glance tab.<p>Brandon uses the website Personal Capital to track his spending and saving, and inputs those …

Retirement

12 Great Apps To Save More Money and Jump-Start Your Financial Freedom in 2018

New Year, new you? How about New Year, new ways to save your money? Every start of the year gives us another chance to implement better money-saving …

Personal Finance

The best apps to get your financial act together

Spend less, save more.<p>What's the best money-management tool out there? It may just be your phone. From sticking to a monthly budget to cancelling recurring subscriptions, applications can help you take control of your finances.<p>The apps we've picked out run the gamut from complete financial managers …

Apps

Ripple’s XRP Is Using Cryptocurrency To Solve Real Problems

Bitcoin is a libertarian experiment in decentralized currency where everybody keeps everybody else honest. As such it tends to be a roller coaster driven entirely by how the free market values Bitcoin. Ripple, marked as XRP on the cryptocurrency markets, is decidedly <i>not</i> that.<p>XRP has been getting …

Bitcoin Is Weaker Than Ever But Ripple Is Not A Good Alternative

Summary and Thesis<p><i>^NYB data by YCharts</i><p><b>Bitcoin</b> (COIN, OTCQX:GBTC) gains its value from being synonymous with cryptocurrency for many traders and …

This Photo Showing the Earth and Moon Together Is Totally Bonkers

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently en route to Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid that could contain the basic building blocks of life. Late last …

Why Bitcoin Will Mimic The 1989 Junk Bond Crash

Structure abides, while details proliferate. The recent boom in bitcoin speculation closely parallels the junk bond bubble of the 1980s. Today, …

Beating The Market With A Simple Quantitative System

Investing is always a matter of probabilities as opposed to certainties. There is no way to tell for certain how a specific asset or an investment …

Best Index Funds for 2018

Here are some of the best passively managed funds you can add to your portfolio.<p>If you're an investor who doesn't want to focus on individual stocks, …

Investing

Budgeting your money using the "50/20/30" rule

<i>Chase is sponsoring</i> <i>GOOD Money</i> <i>to help shape your financial future, at every step as you move from the haze of student debt toward the horizon of</i> …

Wi-Fi could be about to get 100 times faster after new breakthrough

Sometimes a technological breakthrough comes along which makes you want to punch the air and yell, ‘YEAH SCIENCE!’<p>This is one of those times – as …

Where you put your savings in your 20s could make a difference of as much as $3 million by retirement

Sure, it's impossible to guarantee big returns or time the market — not even Warren Buffett can do that.<p>But if you're part of the 46% of millennials staying out of the stock market because it's "too risky," you could be leaving millions of dollars on the table.<p>That's according to a recent …

3 Effective Ways To Potentially Profit In Stocks While Minimizing Risk

We are always looking for ways to profit while keeping risk to a minimum in the ever-changing stock markets. Two strategies continue to yield …

The Importance of Portfolio Diversification for Your Investments

Diversifying your portfolio won't bring you quick riches, but it will steadily build wealth over time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While your income is your greatest wealth-building tool, it’s certainly not your only tool. As an entrepreneur, you already know how …

Investing

Let's Go Indexing: Taking A Different Approach

<b>Introduction:</b><p>I never quite understood why there is so much angst with investors, when it comes to investing with individual stocks vs. investing …

JPMorgan's ultimate guide to the markets and the economy

But upon closer examination, the true state of the markets and the overall economy is more complicated.<p>The Fed trying to reduce its balance sheet at a time when the rise of economic nationalism has some worried about the direction of the economy and the potential effects of the next …

3 Top-Performing Investment Strategies Of 2017

I have always been fascinated by investment strategies.<p>That’s because each investment strategy offers a glimpse into a different methodology that …

How to set up a budget you'll actually keep in just 4 weeks

There are few of us out there who would attempt to build a house without following a blueprint.<p>And for good reason: One poorly placed beam, and your home could come crashing down.<p>Yet when it comes to our finances, so many of us choose to forgo that all-important money blueprint: a budget.<p>A 2013 …

Personal Finance

Want to be rich? Here's all the advice you'll ever need

I’ve been offering financial advice professionally for nearly 40 years. I’m also a millionaire several times over.<p>During my decades in the trenches, …

A financial planner explains how to set yourself up to retire at 50, in 7 steps

Early retirement has become a popular financial goal. And well it should be. Even if you never retire early, just knowing that you can is liberating!<p>And it may just be the strategy that frees you up to take on even bigger challenges in life. That can happen when you reach the point where you no …

Retirement

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

The price of Bitcoin just hit an all new high — here's how easy it is to buy your first one

At its lowest point, one bitcoin was equal to about $230.<p>But now Bitcoin is at an all-time high, and rising. Within the last month, the price of one bitcoin has climbed from $1,280 to around $1,480.<p>Given the currency's covert nature, the average person still may not understand how buying and …

This Couple Crushed Their Debt

Koda and Kelly Sanborn are the picture of financial health. They have zero debt, a well-honed budget and money stashed in nearly a dozen savings accounts.<p>But it wasn’t always that way.<p>Just four years ago, the Twin Cities, Minnesota, couple had $32,000 in debt, no savings and no real financial …

8 money mistakes the middle class keeps making

This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income - or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas).<p>America's middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also …

Retirement

Smart Beta ETFs Help Manage Risks, Capture Opportunities in Today’s Markets

As the U.S. looks for opportunities in an extended market run, investors may turn to smart beta exchange traded funds that selectively screen for factors to help people manage risks and still capture upside potential. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Arne Noack, Director of ETP development …

How to Invest When You Are In Your 20s and 30s

What's the best way to invest when you are younger? There is no one-size-fits all investment strategy for people in their 20s and 30s but there is no …

The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money for 2017

AKA how to get your shit together when it comes to your hard-earned cash this year.<p>Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole …

5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

Personal Finance