Month: December 2021

Finance can be a fiercely competitive field to break into. After all, it’s a famously high-paying industry known to deal out six or seven figures in salaries and bonuses for those at the top. Even those on the bottom rung can expect to start at a good wage compared with other fields. You may not
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The big theme of investing for 2021 has been decision-making under uncertainty. When things are unpredictable or unreliable, cognitive and emotional biases can play an even bigger role in investors’ decisions. As Morgan Stanley wrote in an Aug. 2020 note, the pandemic has served as a trigger for emotional biases of many stripes. While COVID
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EtherWrapped, a project designed to provide a yearly summary of users nonfungible token (NFT) activity, launched a little over eight hours ago to palpable fanfare within the crypto community. The website detailed a plan to airdrop YEAR tokens based upon quantitative engagement statistics in users’ MetaMask wallet, or in simpler terms, their number of transactions, volume
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The new year traditionally brings with it resolutions: we make intentions to lose weight, drink less, exercise more, be kinder or more patient or just generally be better people.  What if you were to make some resolutions for your house? Here are five ways to approach your home with increased respect and sensitivity. Houses, like
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According to reports, roughly $2.2 million worth of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were stolen from a collector. The owner of the NFTs Todd Kramer said the incident was “arguably the worst night” of his life. Furthermore, there’s claims that the NFT marketplace Opensea froze the
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Tax increases probably are coming. Even if Congress doesn’t agree on substantial increases this year, they’re likely to come. The 2017 tax law is scheduled to expire after 2025. The pre-2018 tax law will be re-instated automatically unless Congress agrees to something else. Plus, the trillions of dollars added to the national debt the last
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Will mining companies ever wonder why the metals aren’t soaring? by Chris Powell of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: In his new essay, “The Perfect Storm for Gold,” Nick Barisheff of Canadian gold fund manager BMG Group itemizes all the reasons gold should be soaring, and, indeed, should
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For investors in Apple, Inc. (AAPL), the investment has certainly been fruitful. For those who are late to the party and are considering investing in the Cupertino-based consumer products giant, a good place to start gauging the company is its balance sheet. A company’s balance sheet presents a picture of its financial situation at a certain
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Almost 10,000 Bitcoin (BTC) left major United States-based exchange Coinbase on Dec. 30 in a sign that investor appetite is returning to the sphere.  Data from on-chain monitoring resource Coinglass shows Coinbase’s professional trading arm, Coinbase Pro, shedding 9,925 BTC in the 24 hours to New Year’s Eve. Binance adds 66,000 BTC in December The
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304 days or roughly nine months ago, 42 companies held bitcoin on their balance sheet with an aggregate total of 1,350,073 bitcoin on March 1, 2021. Today, metrics indicate there are 59 companies, a few countries, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with 1,499,493 bitcoin held in treasuries. Private and Public Companies, ETFs, and Countries — Treasuries
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December municipal bond issuance was up nearly 10% year-over-year at $38.2 billion, but total volume in 2021 fell just shy of last year’s record. The muni market saw $475.3 billion of debt in 2021, down 1.9% from $484.6 billion in 2020. Despite this, the total issuance for 2021 still bested the previous record of $448.6
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Most taxpayers either hope to pay as little income tax as is legally possible or try to receive the most money back as a refund after filing their income tax return. However, when tax season comes around, some taxpayers have not researched how they can minimize their income taxes. It’s possible that they may end up paying
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At the beginning of 2021, only a niche group of crypto enthusiasts knew what non-fungible tokens (NFT) were. By the end of the year, however, nearly $41bn had been spent on NFTs, according to the latest data, making the market for digital artwork and collectibles almost as valuable as the global art market. “This year
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Sharing is Caring! Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The interesting feature of the ‘last chance to get out’ is nobody sees it until after the crash has done its damage. Every asset bubble has a last chance to get out before the crash point that becomes obvious in the aftermath. But at the time, this
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2021 was an interesting year for interior design. We saw lots of new interior design trends including more traditional looks, fluting, and wallpaper everywhere. But many of the styles that were popular in 2021 won’t stay that way for long. 2022 will be an interesting year for interior design as we collectively try to get
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