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Bitcoin as an investment

Have written before about Bitcoin and virtual currencies.  I am not a fan.  People whom I expected to embrace virtual currencies are avoiding them and other are embracing them, who I thought would never touch them. But now investors now have a new option for gaining...

Taxation of Long Term Gains

Long-term capital gains have favorable rates, over ordinary income. Profits from the sale or exchange of capital assets held over a year are generally taxed at 0%, 15% or 20%. There’s also the 3.8% surtax on net investment income of single filers with modified...

Bitcoin in the US

It is possible that regulators may soon approve the first U.S. exchange-traded fund for bitcoin. Investors who have watched the cryptocurrency’s value soar since 2017 have understandably grown interested in gaining exposure to bitcoin via an ETF, rather than holding...

The Casino App

We now have a couple of generations brought up on video games, so was it ever a far stretch that someone would create a stock trading app that gamified investing. Michael Burry from the “Big Short” (book and movie); blasted Robinhood’s gamification of investing,...

The “greater fool theory”

The basic thought behind any investment, stock, collectable or tchotchke is that it has value and can be resold at a later date; or so thought all of the beanie baby holders. What they were relying on was the “greater fool theory”. The greater fool theory argues that...

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