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State of the Economy - February 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018

Investors never seem to be satisfied. The economy is healthy, but fears of higher interest rates triggered by mounting inflationary pressures have contributed to the dramatic fall in stock prices and increase in bond yields. More

What's In a Bitcoin?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to buy and sell goods and services anonymously, without the involvement of a bank or government. Transactions are tracked by a network of independent computers using blockchain technology. Recently, bitcoin has received much press, not because of its use as a currency, but because its value appreciated over 20,000% in 2017. What is the underlying reason for the appreciation of bitcoin? More

Is Bitcoin Money?

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Investors of bitcoin are not the faint of heart. Their wild ride took them from a low of $739.55 to a high of $19,870.62 in 2017. (Yahoo Finance) During the ride the value experienced swings greater than 5% in a single day on 240 occasions. (That is the equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average moving approximately 1,000 points in a day.) What caused the huge changes in value? Supply and demand, of course! The demand for bitcoin has been a tug of war between speculators and investors who believe the blockchain technology and the use of bitcoin as a currency is the wave of the future, and prominent economists and investors who believe bitcoin is the next investment bubble. More

State of The Economy – January 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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