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Because of Texas, a Historic Infrastructure Bill Now Looks Inevitable

Feb 22, 2021

Imagine the world as a ball-shaped scoop of ice cream, sitting upright in an ice cream cone. The polar vortex is a circular flow of low-pressure cold air swirling around the top, or dome, of the ice cream scoop. This low-pressure air flow is held in place by a ring of high-pressure warm air that surrounds it like a doughnut. …

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Berkshire Hathaway Makes a Surprise Move in Japan

Sep 01, 2020

For a guy who just turned 90 — his birthday was Aug. 30 — Warren Buffett is still razor sharp. He is certainly not “washed up,” as flash-in-the-pan day trader Dave Portnoy called him earlier this year. Every once in a while, Buffett makes a surprise investment with billions. It is typically an unexpected move — the kind of thing…

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Bitcoin and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Nov 22, 2019

China giveth, and China taketh away — when it comes to cryptocurrencies at least. Just last month, the entire cryptocurrency market surged, gaining $50 billion worth of market cap in 48 hours or so, on a pro-blockchain speech from Xi Jinping, the president of China. Few had expected China’s leader for life to give such a powerful personal endorsement. The…

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Bitcoin Boom, Bitcoin Bust… Here’s What You Need to Know

Sep 08, 2021

There are three major storylines that I’m watching around Bitcoin right now. And all of them concern me. Let’s dive into these headlines and explore their future impact on the space.

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Bitcoin is a Schelling Point

Nov 06, 2020

On Oct. 30, we noted that Bitcoin is outperforming gold. Less than a week later, as the U.S. election week comes to a close, Bitcoin is up another 14% (above $15,500 as of this writing). The latest run higher seems driven by a sudden burst of extreme U.S. dollar weakness — a bullish thing for risk assets in general, and…

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Brexit is Finally “Done” — as Britain Heads into the Great Unknown

Jan 31, 2020

For three-and-a-half years — ever since the historic referendum vote on June 23, 2016 — Britain has been in a state of emotional turmoil over Brexit. The painful saga of whether to accept Brexit, what kind of Brexit it would be, and what kind of deal would be negotiated seemed to drag on interminably, like a dental procedure that never…

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Brilliant Billionaires Keep Buying Bitcoin

Nov 12, 2020

When smart people look at Bitcoin, they wind up buying it. This seems to be happening with clockwork-like regularity now. It feels like every other week or two, if not every other day or two, some new individual or entity, known for excellence in their domain of expertise, is buying BTC. The latest example of this is Stan Druckenmiller, a…

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Britain’s Green Industrial Revolution is a Sign of the Investing Times

Nov 23, 2020

“Imagine Britain when a Green Industrial Revolution has helped to level up the country,” wrote U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a Financial Times opinion piece on Nov. 17. “You cook breakfast using hydrogen power before getting in your electric car, having charged it overnight from batteries made in the Midlands,” Johnson went on. “Around you the air is cleaner;…

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Better Than Google? History Says This Stock Is Exactly That

Jun 29, 2021

In July 2004, one of the world’s most innovative companies completed its initial public offering (IPO). In fact, this company transformed the way that people buy products. It wasn’t Google, but it probably changed your life. You just might not know it yet.

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Bitcoin Will Not Replace the U.S. Dollar (It Will Do Something Better Instead)

Jan 13, 2021

As the institutional world starts taking Bitcoin seriously, new questions are emerging. For instance: Will Bitcoin replace the U.S. dollar? Will it push aside major fiat currency competitors? Could Bitcoin usher in a fiat-free world? In our view, the answer is “no” three times over. The destiny of Bitcoin is not to replace or dominate fiat currencies. It is to…

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