6 Reasons You’ll Love Being a Late-Stage Investor

A few years ago, a buddy of mine named Charlie invested in Uber.

People thought he was nuts:

Investing in a car service? Dealing with municipal and licensing regulations?

To most folks, it seemed like a high-risk dud.

Then – because, sometimes, it just happens – Uber became a “hot” private start-up worth billions.

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How to Predict an Economic Collapse

Well, I think you have to look at it in the context of how it all got started and you look back at the financial crisis of 2008, and the Austrian School would say that was inevitable. We may not have been prescient in picking the exact top or when it was gonna happen. Certain Austrian economists did do a good job of selecting.

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Why Heartbleed Will Change the Internet as You Know It

If you have watched the news or been online since last Monday, you might have heard something about the latest Internet threat to your privacy and online security — the Heartbleed bug.

The Heartbleed bug is a vulnerability in one of the principal tools used to encrypt sensitive information stored on Web servers. Information like usernames, passwords, and financial information like credit card numbers or bank accounts. The tool under attack, OpenSSL, is used by over two-thirds of all Web servers today to protect sensitive information on the Web.

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From Monroe to the Bush-Obama Doctrines, American KARMA is Long Overdue

I wait for the first domino to fall on Empire. Will it be a bond collapse? Another total market meltdown? A right-wing/NRA/neo-Confederate fight to the finish against "central government" (Washington) and subsequent martial law? A cathartic race war in New York or Chicago or Detroit or LA against police violence, corrupt politicians, angry white men, phony liberals and decades of exploitation by the middle and upper classes who salute themselves for electing the first African-American president while continuing to institutionalize racism and poverty?



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Big Opportunity in the “Baby Bakken” Oil Field

Last week on a trip to Denver, I got a firsthand look at one simple fact: America is an energy juggernaut.

Today, I want to share some insight and give you a front-row seat to America’s next big shale play.

Let’s get to it…

In the past 10 years, the U.S. has turned the ship around, quite literally.

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Build Biotech Wealth on Solid Platforms

Potential. That's what every investor is looking for in a biotech investment. Grant Zeng of Zacks Small-Cap Research zeroes in on three primary factors when he looks at whether a particular company has the potential to succeed in the fast-moving life sciences industry. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Zeng dissects his process and names 10 companies that have survived his exacting examination. The Life Sciences Report: As an analyst you focus on promising junior biotechs. What primary qualities do you look for in a company that you rate hold or outperform? And what do you think makes a junior biotech attractive to someone who might want to acquire it?



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More To U.S. Economic Slowdown Than Weather

The stock market has hung in there so far this year in spite of negative economic reports from December through February that indicated the economy was slowing significantly. Not that the market continued its winter rally. For 2014 so far, the Dow is down 0.9%, the S&P 500 is up just 0.6%, and the Nasdaq is down 2.2%.



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Has Solar Power Finally Arrived?

Dr. Kent Moors writes: Solar power has always offered up the promise of three tremendous benefits. It’s renewable, it’s great for the environment, and it can be produced right here at home – safely insulated from the ups and downs of global politics and market bottlenecks. But there has always been one big problem with solar – the price.



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Bank Depositor Bail-Ins and Real Assets vs Liability-Based Assets

Bail-ins are a new way of "rescuing" banks and other financial organizations that have been sweeping around the world, even as they rewrite the rules for investors and depositors. Bail-ins have already occurred in Cyprus with their banking system, as well as with the retirement system in Poland. The European Union is on board in rapidly implementing bail-in standards, and they are under intensive scrutiny by regulators in the United States, with ratings on some major US bank securities already being changed in anticipation of the potential for bail-ins. Canada has announced its intentions in this area as well, and Japan is moving rapidly.



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Silver Conspiracy Fact Versus Conspiracy Theory

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested from its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class.” -Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863 The mainstream is on an academically-driven mission to politicize conspiracy theories and lump them all into the same category. While gold and silver manipulation is an ancient conspiracy fact, eyes are wide shut to the general awareness in the face of one revelation after another.



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