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What Is Driving Bitcoin’s Growth

Probably everyone and their mom is asking you about Bitcoin now. How many headlines have you seen this week about Bitcoin alone? I bet it’s a few dozen!…

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What Is Driving Bitcoin’s Growth

Probably everyone and their mom is asking you about Bitcoin now. How many headlines have you seen this week about Bitcoin alone? I bet it’s a few dozen! Bitcoin’s a hot commodity right now. But it’s okay to wonder: What’s making it so big? Bitcoin: A brief history. But what is Bitcoin, exactly? And why is it suddenly so desirable? Bitcoin is one form of cryptocurrency, a form of payment that is centered around secrecy and protection against counterfeit. This money is virtual and tied completely to…

Is Hospital Investing the Next Big Thing?

Have you ever wondered how to get in on the phenomenal growth of the health care industry? Even though the political situation with the Affordable Care Act is in limbo right now, the medical, and especially the medical tech industry, is inundated with venture capitalists, hospital corporations and hi-end tech startups that desperately need funds. For investors who don’t mind taking some risks, this sector is ripe for profit-making. There are essentially three ways to get in on the investment side of the activity. One…

Oil Investment Secrets: The Beverly Hillbilly Effect

Come and Listen to a Story... In the early 1960s, the Ballad of Jed Clampett, theme music for TV’s wildly popular “The Beverly Hillbillies,” told the story of a “man named Jed,” who discovered oil literally bubbling up from the ground on his backwater Tennessee land. Next thing you know, the OK Oil Company paid the dirt-poor dirt-farmer $53 million for his property. After that, the extended clan drove straight to Beverly Hills, with their belongings, beloved dog Duke, and recalcitrant grand-mother loaded into a 1921…

The Case for Investing in Rhodium

In late 2017, multiple media outlets featured stories about the “precious metals outlook” for the upcoming year. The few advocates for investing in rhodium, a by-product of platinum mining, were routinely dismissed as kooks, Neanderthals, and worse. Fast-forward to early 2018. If anyone had listened to the “rhodium nuts,” as one network analyst called them, they would have seen a doubling of their investment during the 12 intervening months. Actually it was better than that, with an annual return of 118 percent. Gold and…

How Did Russian Oligarchs Get So Wealthy?

On Dec. 25, 1991, the USSR ceased to exist. About five minutes later, a group of business speculators began taking advantage of the chaotic situation and during the ensuing few years became the world’s newest cadre of billionaires. Who are these mysterious born-again Capitalists and how did they pull of the financial trifecta of the century? An even better question is why the process seems to be replicating itself in Putin’s modern-day Russia, where a new breed of oligarchs have replaced generations of tsars, dictators…

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