Over the past two decades, some of the best and highest-yielding investments have been made by investors who recognized the potential of small-cap stocks.  You really don’t have to look very far to find small caps (market capitalizations ranging from $300 million to $2...
Globalization, the megatrend spawned by the physical connectivity of every corner of the world and solidified by digital connectivity, has once again come into sharp focus thanks to recent events such as Brexit, trade wars and the Trump administration’s effort to disrupt global supply chains controlled by...
The COVID-19 crisis has packed a big wallop to the global economy that will likely be felt for years to come. Back in June, the World Bank sounded the alarm that the crisis was likely to plunge the economy into the worst recession since WWII. The dire...
Why Was I Born, If It Wasn’t Forever?-- Eugène Ionesco, French Playwright. Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has grappled with the ephemeral nature of life and harsh finality of death. For many millennia, human societies have scoured high and low for the elusive...
The last decade provided a pretty wild yet exciting ride for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). From the ETF industry crossing the $4B mark in AUM (assets under management) and the meteoric rise of ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) investing to the SEC approving the first-ever non-transparent, actively managed...
Nowadays, nearly every media company, from Apple, Comcast and Disney to Amazon and beyond is taking a stake in the explosively growing TV streaming business, which was worth nearly $43 billion in 2019--before the major COVID catalyst.  Now, it’s expected to reach a phenomenal...
After a 3-year drought, crypto bulls are once again basking in the limelight as bitcoin and its altcoin peers continue to take out fresh highs. Bitcoin hit a 24-hour high of $38,737.65 on Friday, coming within touching distance of its all-time high of $41,940 that it set...
A full decade since the first retail stores fell victim to the inexorable march of ecommerce and Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), the retail apocalypse shows no signs of abating. The last decade has been brutal to the American retail industry, as countless traditional malls continue to shutter at...
Robinhood, the fee-free trading app that promised to level the playing field for retail investors, has by now made good on its promise: The app hasn’t only caught on amid a global pandemic, but it’s become a powerful driver of the market itself, with Wall Street now...
A historical event without precedent in living memory, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the commodity markets, including metals and mining, in a variety of ways with many miners experiencing the downside of relying on global supply chains, specialization and ultra-lean operations.  Many mining operations...