Tag: economics

  • Stacks of Cash: A Game Theory Application of What To Do When A Credit Card Reader Breaks

    Everyone always tells you to carry cash. My dad has drilled that into me and my brother since we were young, and it’s proven correct more times than once. However, I still never carry cash. The cost of going to the ATM, getting cash out, and then actually carrying a wallet is simply too high […]

  • Emerging Markets: Strong Dollar & The Path to Emerged Markets

    How do you value pieces of paper? What creates currency? What makes the dollar a reserve currency? There are several different models used to value currency, including Purchasing Power Parity and the BEER (Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate) model, amongst others. There are several variables that go into those models, most notably conditional expectations, current rates, […]

  • The Contagion of Currency: The Podcast

    https://castbox.fm/vb/88765713 An analysis of how we value currency, what is going on with the lira, and how it affects all emerging market. Enjoy!

  • Starbucks & Growth: Embracing China’s Multi-Billion Dollar Market

    Starbucks created the “coffee experience” which was their economic moat in the beginning and has deteriorated over time for numerous reasons Howard Schultz (Founder and Former CEO) & Scott Maw (CFO) leaving will create temporary headwinds and investor concern Success in China is necessary for the success of the company SBUX is America’s favorite drink […]

  • Dollar vs Yuan: Podcast Version

    Click here for the link to my FIRST podcast EVER. Expanding the blog into a new territory. I learn by reading (hence, the blog). Some people learn by listening. Some by seeing. Some learn through kinesthetics (I’ll have to brainstorm some ideas on that one). I want information to be accessible to everyone. That’s why […]

  • The WWE (World Wide Exchanges) SmackDown!: Dollar Battles Yuan for Trade War Prize

    WWE is known for ” purely entertainment-based, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches, though matches often included moves that can put performers at risk of injury if not performed correctly.” I thought that outline was fitting for what is currently happening in our macroeconomy. I’ve done a couple of pieces like this before – a general market update, a […]

  • Futures, Forwards, and SPOTS: How the World Can Trade Pork Bellies Without Ever Touching a Pig

    Confession: I normally don’t do much research outside of options and long stock. Not because the other platforms are some terrible place where people are yelling about pork bellies and soybeans, but simply because I don’t really understand it. So to make up for admitting my weaknesses in finance on my finance blog, I decided […]

  • How to Make Money When the Market Declines

    When you take a trade off, you need to put one back on again. So that’s just what I did. I was looking at the Dough platform and running through the checklist in my head:

  • Governance through Decentralization on the Blockchain

    Decentralization is an important part of the blockchain, and one of the reasons that a lot of investors are curious in the product. The way that the blockchain operates is on a peer to peer network, utilizing consensus mechanisms. There is no over-arching “person-in-charge” (on Bitcoin). On some of the other coins, such as Ethereum […]

  • The Bitcoin Blog: The Future Lies in the Blockchain

    Cryptocurrency is an absolute mind boggler. Bitcoin first caught my eye about 2 weeks ago, so I was definitely late to the party, as it has been on the markets since 2010 (at the ripe price of $0.04). It has been on a tear. Right now at time of writing (12/5/17 3:20 pm CT) the […]