Kevin

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Kevin is a graphic designer from Vancouver, BC. He runs the site Freedom 35 Blog in his spare time and writes commentaries about business, investing, personal finance, and economics.
Weidmann and the Future of the ECB
  • Weidmann and the Future of the ECB

Weidmann and the Future of the ECB

By |February 24th, 2018|

The European Central Bank (ECB) is one of the most powerful central banks in the world. It controls the monetary policy for the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the Euro. Together these countries have a combined GDP of over $11 US trillion. The ECB’s primary task is to maintain “price stability in […]

This is the Best Asset to Hold Right Now
  • This is the Best Asset to Hold Right Now

This is the Best Asset to Hold Right Now

By |February 20th, 2018|

Earlier this month on Monday February 5th, the Dow Jones plunged nearly 1600 points. Percentage wise this represented a 6.2% decline. It was the largest single day drop before coming off the bottom but still ending the session more than 1,000 points lower. This is a lot to digest. And it’s not only in […]

Watch This Stock on Valentine’s Day

By |February 14th, 2018|

The Hershey Company, a chocolatier in Pennsylvania probably loves Valentine’s Day more than anyone else. For Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), increasing demand for its chocolates this time of year is a big part of its business model. Hershey’s devotes an entire part of its website to Valentine’s Day, where it advertises many different types of special […]

Why Bitcoin is Not a Real Currency
  • Why Bitcoin is Not a Real Currency

Why Bitcoin is Not a Real Currency

By |January 27th, 2018|

There are approximately 1,500 different cryptocurrencies on the market right now for trading with a combined market capitalization of $560 billion. BTC makes up a large portion of that value, about 35%. The problem with labeling cryptos as currencies is that they are not actually currencies in the traditional sense. They function more like […]

The Next Downturn is Coming: Prepare Yourself
  • The Next Downturn is Coming: Prepare Yourself

The Next Downturn is Coming: Prepare Yourself

By |January 19th, 2018|

With the U.S. stock market up over 20% last year investors have to wonder about the long term visibility of the markets. The Shiller P/E ratio is currently around 34 times.  This is twice as high as the average historical ratio of 16.82 times. The U.S. isn’t the only place where investors are shrugging […]

Don't buy INSYS Therapeutics (INSY) in 2018
  • Don't buy INSYS Therapeutics (INSY) in 2018

Don’t buy INSYS Therapeutics (INSY) in 2018

By |January 10th, 2018|

As more states relax the regulation for the recreational use of marijuana investors are eager to look for opportunities in this budding sector. But we should look closely at the reality of using marijuana for medical purposes and other products. Companies related to the growing or distribution of cannabis products do have positive prospects […]

Ignoring Risk Management is a Costly Investing Mistake
  • Ignoring Risk Management is a Costly Investing Mistake

Ignoring Risk Management is a Costly Investing Mistake

By |January 9th, 2018|

What is Risk Management?
Many investors have difficulty figuring out exactly what risk means to them. But this is an crucial topic to understand if you are to succeed in today’s markets. In the financial world, risk management is the process of identifying and handling uncertainties in one’s investment decisions. If you can manage your […]

Best Stock Sector to Watch for in 2018
  • Best Stock Sector to Watch for in 2018

Best Stock Sector to Watch for in 2018

By |January 1st, 2018|

As 2018 begins investors try to decide what the best investments are to get into. Last year it was marijuana stocks and technology companies. Will 2018 repeat the same trend? Probably not. When the economy grows faster the chair of the Federal Reserve tends to raise interest rates. Given how the GDP growth in […]

Why Bitcoin is Not A Form of Money
  • Why Bitcoin is Not A Form of Money

Why Bitcoin is Not A Form of Money

By |December 15th, 2017|

The Purpose of Money
Money has been around for as long as human civilization. The purpose of money is to facilitate three primary functions.

Medium of exchange
Store of value
Unit of account

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin do not currently exhibit any of these qualities. It had initially been a medium of exchange when early adopters […]

Stay Away from Startups in This Industry
  • Stay Away from Startups in This Industry

Stay Away from Startups in This Industry

By |December 8th, 2017|

According to data research that was conducted at Statistic Brain, startup companies in the information industry is most likely to fail than companies in other sectors of the economy. After the first four years of operation here is how likely a company in the following industries will still be operational.

Finance Insurance and Real […]