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...
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...
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...
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...
As the second most abundant element in the Universe behind only hydrogen, it’s ironic--and somewhat maddening--that helium is also one of the rarest elements on earth. In our atmosphere, helium occupies just 5.2 parts per million (ppm), earning the designation of a ‘rare’ gas thanks to one...
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...
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 Covid-19 pandemic triggered a financial and economic meltdown of epic proportions, rivaled only by the Great Depression, resulting in the fastest bear market in history.  While the energy industry is being forced to completely reinvent itself, with renewables coming out on top and diversification...
The Covid-19 pandemic has proven to be a major boon for the gaming industry, particularly video games and eSports in the so-called pandemic gold rush. With traditional sports only recently returning to some semblance of normalcy albeit to mostly empty stadiums, online gaming has been able to...
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...