How to Find Bear Market Territory

Since 1928, based on the S&P 500, there have been 26 stock market declines that we call bear markets. But they were especially frequent during the 1930s: The bad news is that recessions tend to accompany bear markets. However, on…

How YOLO and FOMO Affect Investing

In the realm of behavioral economics, we can find the active investing incentives that include YOLO and FOMO.

How SWIFT Makes Money Move

With SWIFT instantly becoming famous, we’ve taken a look at a heist and its history to demonstrate what it does.

When a Cryptocurrency Almost Bought the Constitution

At Sotheby’s Constitution auction, a billionaire from the traditional investing world competed with cryptocurrency newcomer ConstitutionDAO

Which Firm Was the First Robinhood?

Similar to the goals expressed by Robinhood, long ago a major Wall Street firm focused on retail investors and also had its IPO.

When Your Gas Tank Is Like Your Bank Account

It is possible that bank runs during the early 1930s can explain the gasoline shortages created by the Colonial Pipeline hacking.

How a Fake Country Fooled the Big Banks

As an emerging markets investor in 19th century South America, it was tough to find out what was really happening. At best, up-to-date news had a three month journey. Even with good winds, the round trip between London and South…

How Free Stock Trades Can Be Expensive

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely demonstrated the impact of “free” in an experiment that he described in Predictably Irrational. At first, participants could choose a Hershey’s Kiss for a penny or a Lindt Truffle for 15 cents. Selected by 73%, the…

A Bit of Bitcoin Geography

Our story starts in San Francisco with a programmer, Stefan Thomas, who has a cache of 7,002 Bitcoin worth approximately $220 million (on January 12). During 2011, he was given those Bitcoin for making this animated video. Do take a…