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To Whom Does This Thing Belong? And How Do We Know? | Jeffrey A. Tucker

What’s the single greatest invention in human history? I would argue that the answer is private property. If you understand why, then you should also …

How To Buy Bitcoin, Now That It's Reached An All-Time High

<i>This story appeared in the June 19, 2017 issue of Level Up by Forbes newsletter.</i><p>If you’ve ever exchanged dollars for euros, you expect the exchange rate to be nearly equal, give or take a few cents. Knowing that, it’s easy to see why bitcoin has been so hot lately. The price for one coin has spiked …

Cryptocurrency

4 Reasons I'll Never Invest in Bitcoin (and You Shouldn't Either)

This digital cryptocurrency belongs nowhere near your portfolio.<p>Chances are, you'll have a hard time finding an investment that's outperformed …

Cryptocurrency
Japan

A simple Bitcoin and Blockchain explainer

Itching to have the upper hand at a future dinner party? We got you covered.<p>It’s all over the news and you know the basics. You know bitcoin is some …

Blockchain

Bitcoin, Ethereum and a New Direction for Cryptocurrency Investment

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following article</i> …

Cryptocurrency

The Cryptocurrency Market is Exploding. Here's What You Need to Know.

A Major Spike<p>On April 1, 2017, the total market cap for all cryptocurrencies was slightly higher than $25 billion. Roughly two months later, the cap …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies, Helicopter Money and The Dangers of Hyperinflation

The biggest danger of the cryptocurrency bubble is not speculator losses but hyperinflation. As values of virtual currencies increase and they gain …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Prices Surge, Here's Why Cryptocurrency Is Skyrocketing

Bitcoin prices are skyrocketing. Business Insider reported Thursday bitcoin hit a record high, exceeding $2,700 per coin, up from $1,400 on May 1. …

Australia Just Made a Really Smart Bitcoin Decision | William Suberg

Australia has officially confirmed it will treat Bitcoin “just like money” from this year and it will no longer be subject to double taxation.<p>In its …

Bitcoin

10 'gray swan' events to watch out for in 2017

In the financial markets, black swans happen. It is, by definition, an unpredictable or unforeseen event that comes with extreme consequences — but its "close cousin, the gray swan, can be envisaged," according to Nomura Global Research.<p>The gray swans are "unlikely but impactful events" that "lie …

Economy

The Fed is dragging us to economic hell

Don't buy that statistical economic garbage. The economy recovered <i>in spite of</i> Fed policy, not because of it. The economy recovered because business owners, entrepreneurs, and workers rolled up their sleeves and made things happen.<p>It involved a lot of pain: layoffs, asset sales, lost customers, and …

Interest Rates

Everyone's doing exactly the wrong thing with options right now

Probably depends on how you're wired.<p>(Most people are wired like number one.)<p><b>What are options, anyway?</b><p>I started my career on an options trading floor. It's weird to start learning about options before you know anything about stocks or bonds or anything else. When I interviewed, I didn't even know …

Investing

Bonuses Paid to Singapore Banks for Selling Risky Debt Under Scrutiny

Singapore’s private banks are coming under scrutiny for earning bonuses by selling risky debt, as the city sees an unprecedented wave of defaults. …

Finance
Economics
Economics

7 Reasons the Stock Market Could Fall -- and 1 Reason You Shouldn't Sell

Stick to your game plan.<p>It’s hard to believe we only have seven months in the books, because 2016 has already been a wild year for U.S. stocks.<p>After …

Stock Markets

Here's the most important chart in the world that no one is talking about

Actual and expected inflation are diverging.<p>Over the last couple of years, the idea of inflation expectations remaining "anchored" has been a cornerstone of the Federal Reserve's reluctance to raise interest rates.<p>Low rates, at heart, are really about pulling demand forward to engineer economic …

Markets