5 Excellent Pieces of Advice on Investing in Stocks

When it comes to stocks, those who have an opinion exceed those with no idea. Here are some ideas worthy of your attention. An investment professional, Michael Burry, was one of the few who predicted the 2008 mortgage crisis and the financial collapse. That day, lots of people were thinking that the housing market is…

Why One Analytics Company Is Hedging Their Bets by Buying Bitcoin?

MicroStrategy recently shared its new strategy of diversifying its portfolio with $250 million worth of bitcoin. “Our investment in Bitcoin is part of our new capital allocation strategy, which seeks to maximize long-term value for our shareholders,” — Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. These words belong to the CEO of one of the most valuable business analytics…

Are You Ready to Replace POS Terminals With iPhones?

Apple’s latest acquisition foreshadows a new payment innovation coming to iPhones. Apple Inc. acquired Mobeewave Inc. for $100 million on August 3, 2020. This news is quite crucial to foresee the roadmap for Apple’s Payment services. After introducing Apple Pay in October 2014, the tech giant has accelerated its fintech investments and innovations significantly. After adding cards…

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing: Stop Picking Stocks to Start Making Money

Plus the one golden rule that all successful investors agree on. “The reality is there will always be a lure to try and beat the market, especially since those who have beat it consistently are revered so highly” — Bill Miller, Peter Lynch, billionaire hedge fund managers There’s a definite thrill of going up against the market and venturing to…

The Internet Is More Vulnerable Than You Think

The internet may be more centralized and more vulnerable than we think. It may also be under serious threat from political risks. High profile accounts on Twitter being hacked, Cloudflare network going down, and Russia experimenting on a closed internet are not drawing a bright picture for the future. Yet, there is still hope!

Can You Build a Startup Anywhere in the World?

As the 100 meters sprint races have a psychological limit of 10 seconds, the startups also have a similar limit at $1 Billion valuation to be a “unicorn”. Especially in developing countries, being a unicorn has numerous challenges. Turkey’s first tech unicorn Peak Games shows that your geography doesn’t have to set your course.

How to Append Your Sheets on the Cloud

Running python notebooks in Colab can significantly ease your daily tasks. Google provides you some free CPU, and even a small scale GPU that’s perfect for running simple tasks through its hosted Jupyter notebook app called Google Colab. Just run your code on the cloud and interact with your Google Drive files in 6 simple steps.

Is It Now the Time to Replace the Banks with DeFi?

Blockchain innovations keep bringing us new and exciting products. After standard cryptocurrencies, the evolution continued with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), IEOs (Initial Exchange Offerings), Smart Contracts, etc. and now it’s time for DeFi (decentralized finance). It’s here to replace banks but it may still be a bit early.

How Much Time Do You Need to Double Your Money?

Benjamin Graham came up with the rule of 72 and mentioned it in his book The Intelligent Investor. The rule says, when you divide the rate of the annual return/interest rate to 72, the result gives you the number of years required to double your money. It’s the most practical way to forecast the growth of your invested savings.

The 3 Business Models I Tried Until My Startup Completely Failed

There are numerous ways to generate an income for your online business and all of them have certain pros and cons over each other. Here is what I learned from 3 different business models I’ve experimented with, before fully admitting the failure of my start-up.

Why Is Bitcoin Futures Better Than Any Other Physically Settled Commodity Futures?

Bitcoin futures are better since, it’s easier to store a digital asset than a commodity. When the contract is about to expire, nobody will push the prices to negative values to avoid physical delivery. After receiving, it’s easier to sell your Bitcoins in a cryptocurrency exchange than to find a customer for your oil barrel.

Is Stock Market the New Way to Fund Bankruptcies?

After declaring bankruptcy, the stock price of the car rental company Hertz spiked around 700%. The retail investors of Robinhood App see an opportunity here, where all institutional investors avoid the stock? Who is right? And what does it tell us about the markets?