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...
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 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...
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...
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...
There is a meatless war brewing, and the leading protagonists are slugging it out in a bid to be crowned champion of the  alternative meats industry. In one corner is Wall Street darling, Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND), the certified vegan brand that has been serving up meat-like...
Real estate thought it was going to breeze through the pandemic while it watched travel, retail and service industries plunge into COVID uncertainty, and while the industry isn’t crumbling, a visible slowdown will have to prompt change. The Spring 2020 real estate shopping season...
It was easy to shrug off that emerging class of Millennial investors when they first started dabbling in stocks without playing by the rules of tradition. But that shrug was a mistake that became very clear when the democratizing zero-fee trading app Robinhood soared to heights unimaginable.
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...
There’s an old adage in investment circles that suggests that “the trend is your friend.”  For decades, megatrends have always set the stage for winning investments, whether they involved technological revolutions, government driven regulation or population demographics.  This has certainly continued...