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How Will the EU Deal With Brexit?

25.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on How Will the EU Deal With Brexit?

The Union’s supposed aims of cooperation and openness will now be tested. What’s more important: the EU’s integrity or its values? Will the EU allow Britain to leave in a way that continues cooperation and openness, or will it punish us and turn its back on what it supposedly stands for?

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Robot Pets Expected to Reap Record Returns

25.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Robot Pets Expected to Reap Record Returns

The craze for Tamagotchi showed that this surprising market may have real potential. The coming artificial intelligence revolution means that such experiences are likely to become far more rewarding in future.

Why You Should Bet on Bitcoin

24.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Why You Should Bet on Bitcoin

Each time geopolitical turmoil pops up somewhere, the price of bitcoin spikes. Recent trouble in Venezuela and China are two examples. Each financial shock, crackdown or poor economic release has sent the bitcoin price higher.

Expect Profit from Personal Genomics

24.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Expect Profit from Personal Genomics

The FDA recently gave 23andMe the green light to restart its consumer health genetic testing service. It’s “chocks away” for personal genomics’ next flight – and a good time to take a look at how this radical new future is unfolding.

Are You Entitled to the Income of Others?

23.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Are You Entitled to the Income of Others?

If you’re trying to answer that question based on ethics, legalities or some sort of social theory, you’re not thinking like an economist. You’re arguing about moving water around the bathtub. Good luck to you.

The “Personality First” Approach to Investing in Startups.

23.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on The “Personality First” Approach to Investing in Startups.

I always recommend meeting the managers of companies, before investing. It’s generally one of the best ways to gain an insight into the way the company’s run today – and how it will be run in future.

How to Profit Off Geopolitics

22.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on How to Profit Off Geopolitics

I'm going to show you how geopolitics create investment trends and profit opportunities. They’re predictable, convenient to invest in and far more interesting than any other type of investing

Don’t Buy Japanese: Watch the Widowmaker

19.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Don’t Buy Japanese: Watch the Widowmaker

Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme collapsed for one primary reason – he had more investors exiting his scheme than entering. As soon as this happened it was over. According to this most recent census, the Japanese population peaked within the last few years

Earn Big by Investing Small

19.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Earn Big by Investing Small

As we’ve seen, professional investors have to stay away from small companies. They’re too small to invest in, which means that private investors get the run of the place. There are opportunities just lying around that you’d never find on the main

Why You Should Be Suspicious of Portfolio Diversification

18.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Why You Should Be Suspicious of Portfolio Diversification

Apart from being legally mandated to promote diversification, financial advisers benefit from it. It increases the amount of things they need to be doing for you and can charge you for. But does it work?

Going to the ends of the Earth for phosphate

18.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Going to the ends of the Earth for phosphate

As land-based resources become harder to extract, public and private sector experts alike have identified the potential for seabed mining of phosphate to nourish New Zealand farms.

How Blockchain Could Have Prevented the Recent Cyberattacks

17.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on How Blockchain Could Have Prevented the Recent Cyberattacks

Hacks like this make the way we currently think about data security seem increasingly obsolete. Having a “centralised” system whereby all data is accessible if you break in is crazy. It’s like a bank robbery: once you’re in the vault, you can

New Underwater Discovery Could Change Energy Forever

17.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on New Underwater Discovery Could Change Energy Forever

Today, we’re going to be looking at a somewhat different energy commodities story – tellurium. This element is vital for many solar power projects. It’s topical right now, because of a huge new underwater discovery.

RideLink Aims to Become “the Airbnb for Cars”

16.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on RideLink Aims to Become “the Airbnb for Cars”

There’s a difference between models that share people’s time, like Uber, and those that share assets, like Airbnb and RideLink. These differences ought to be top-of-mind for investors considering market risks.

Peak Oil: What Comes Next?

16.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Peak Oil: What Comes Next?

Imagine if you were a bronze investor at the end of the Stone Age. Or an iron ore investor at the end of the Bronze Age. Or you bought oil stocks before the Royal Navy was refitted from coal to oil by order of Mr Churchill before the First World War. Which

Genius or Insanity: A Look At Elon Musk’s Underground City

15.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Genius or Insanity: A Look At Elon Musk’s Underground City

The promo video starts when cars pull up in special parking spaces. These turn out to be lifts, akin to those on an aircraft carrier. Each is topped with a giant, electric skateboard, which acts as a tiny, automated car transporter. You sit passively: whisked

China Looks to Build a New Silk Road

15.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on China Looks to Build a New Silk Road

While US President Donald Trump threatens countries with protectionism, China is offering cash to open up markets. International rail, ports, airports and everything else are expected to be on the to-do list. China’s direction isn’t just trade but a trade

The 5 Problems of Central Banking and How to Profit From Them

12.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on The 5 Problems of Central Banking and How to Profit From Them

Central bankers are tasked with making our economy run smoothly. But what if central bank policies are the cause of economic problems, not the solution to them? Let’s take a look at the flaws of central banking and how they turn into investment

The History of Longitude: How the UK Funded Innovation

12.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on The History of Longitude: How the UK Funded Innovation

Show me a way of pinpointing exactly where you are on the planet in a reliable way. On land or at sea. It doesn’t matter. Do that, and the £20,000 is yours. The catch is, you can’t use GPS, or even use a map. You need to figure it out yourself.

Medicine’s New Game-Changing Approach to Disease Prevention

11.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Medicine’s New Game-Changing Approach to Disease Prevention

Instead of trying to alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, healthcare's newest approach focuses on a single treatment that could potentially prevent a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases.

New Reports Reveal Alarming Cracks in Chinese Financial Markets

11.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on New Reports Reveal Alarming Cracks in Chinese Financial Markets

It’s interesting to think about how China has gone from being a production powerhouse to a housing bubble to a debt bubble in the space of only a few years. It took the Americans decades.

Are You Ready for Driverless Cars?

10.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Are You Ready for Driverless Cars?

Transport is one of the most crucial sectors in the modern economy, and soon it's all going to change. Driverless taxis will make car ownership shrink faster than a slug in salt, yielding huge changes throughout society: putting millions out of work, creating

Smugglers Send Cost of Bitcoin Soaring

10.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Smugglers Send Cost of Bitcoin Soaring

Bitcoin is nationless. Its payment infrastructure is decentralized. This means it challenges the US government’s control over the international financial infrastructure. Smuggling is alive and well in our modern world, and bitcoin is the currency of choice.

Facebook to Now Monitor How You Feel

10.05.2017 • Great BritainComments Off on Facebook to Now Monitor How You Feel

Despite the hype, salespeople have been doing this for millennia – and a technological approach isn’t necessarily any less ethical. Behind the hubristic headlines, the real story is far more nuanced. Today, we’ll unpack it.