Investing

Gamestop and Robinhood Explained

Yesterday, I visited the Chris Spangle Show on the We Are Libertarians Network to discuss the Gamestop (GME) short squeeze, Robinhood keeping users from buying GME and related securities like Blackberry (BB), Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY), and Nokia (NOK), what all this means for the market and the public, and how the government might intervene.

View the Youtube video below or click here to listen to the podcast episode.

Education

Education and a Happy Life

I am an educator. I have been teaching for 10 years. This week, as I reach a huge milestone in my own continuing education, finishing my Master’s degree, the field of education is facing an existential crisis. K-12 schools are underfunded by state and local governments and have huge issues in inequality. College educations are increasingly necessary but wildly expensive. Covid-19 has magnified many of these problems and brought to our attention how vulnerable the system is. To use a finance metaphor, our society is in a period of price discovery for education. We cannot figure out what it is worth to us.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Meltdown by Chris Clearfield

Meltdown (Clearfield)Our society increasingly relies on complex, tightly coupled systems that handle our healthcare, finances, travel, and more. While those systems can be more productive and theoretically safer, they have vulnerabilities, including the complexity in itself. Sometimes, the addition of more safety features can actually make something less safe by making it more complex and therefore more likely to allow for a mistake to be made. Continue reading “Book Review: Meltdown by Chris Clearfield”

Investing

Diversify Your Income Portfolio With This Sector Dividend ETF

Summary:

  • Infrastructure operations can be a great source of income by moving people, dry goods, energy liquids, and other essentials.
  • This fund provides a 5% yield from a global equity portfolio.
  • Infrastructure can provide income from the energy sector with less exposure to commodity price volatility.

When you hear the word infrastructure, building roads, bridges, and tunnels might be the first thing to come to mind. Infrastructure can be so much more, and it can be a great source of steady cash flow. Continue reading…