Category Archives: Finance

Steve Blank on the Tech Bubble: ‘VCs Won’t Admit They’re In a Ponzi Scheme’

Steve Blank, is a professor and creator of the lean startup movement.  In a recent interview with Inc.com, he suggested that the role of VC’s has shifted over time, and that it may be signaling that the Silicon Valley bubble is ready to burst. Source: Steve Blank on the Tech Bubble: ‘VCs Won’t Admit They’re In a […]

These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix It

John Mauldin asserts that GDP growth has only two basic components: growth in productivity and growth in the workforce size. You can grow an economy by increasing the working-age population or by increasing productivity; it can’t be done with central bank magic fairy dust…. Source: These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix […]

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The seeds of the next housing crisis have already been planted

We’re seeing the same telltale signs that we did a decade ago, writes Michael Brush in a recent MarketWatch article.  Does that mean we have planted the seeds for the next housing crash?  Read on and decide if you agree or not.

Source: The seeds of the next housing crisis have already been planted – MarketWatch

It’s Do or Die for the Bulls

Watch the video, “It’s Do or Die for the Bulls” on Yahoo Finance. The Bank of Japan just shocked the markets. Investors around the world were hoping for more stimulus. Instead, they got the worst news possible: ‘helicopter money’ is illegal in Japan. Source: Right now, it’s do or die for the bulls | Watch the […]

Bill Bonner preparing for next recession

One economist laments on the historically high US debt bubbles and says he’s preparing for the next recession…by stocking up on cattle, wine, and vegetables. Source: Bill Bonner preparing for next recession – Business Insider

The Housing Supply Problem

  US housing supply can’t keep up with accelerating demand, which forces home prices and rents up. The article suggests that this imbalance could potentially wake the sleeping inflation dragon and force the Fed to raise rates more frequently and aggressively than expected. Source: Housing market supply problem – Business Insider

Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. Source: Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

Why you should consider freezing your credit reports

In this age of high-profile security breeches at both private and public entities, the risk of having one’s financial accounts accessed or identity stolen is increasing dramatically.  Freezing your credit reports could be a big step in thwarting would-be identity thieves from gaining access to your financial information and using it to acquire credit cards […]

More than half of US renters older than 40, study says – Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The majority of U.S. renters are now older than 40, a fundamental shift over the past decade that reflects the lasting damage of the housing crash and an aging population. Source: More than half of US renters older than 40, study says – Yahoo Finance

Naturalist David Attenborough says sun can save Earth – Yahoo News

David Attenborough, acclaimed nature documentary-maker, calls on the world’s governments to spend a fraction of their defense-related R&D budgets on making renewable energy so cheap that, in ten years , nobody will want to use fossil fuels anymore.  According to Attenborough, capturing only 1/5000th of the solar energy that falls on the earth and moon […]