Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Investing, Millennials

Diversify Those Crypto Gains

For most retail investors the hype around cryptocurrencies appears to have calmed down, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given how many caught FOMO and bought when Bitcoin was at $19,000. But, the 4th annual Consensus Blockchain Technology Summit, which kicked off Monday, tells a different story. For the individuals working in cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, the excitement hasn’t died down–it’s…

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Stocktoberfest East 2018

Tuesday night I hopped on the last flight out of Indy to make my way to New York City for Stocktoberfest East 2018, a tremendous investment focused event put on by the fine folks at StockTwits. The late flight, early morning arrival and full day of learning made for a long Wednesday, but it was definitely worth it–Stocktoberfest East will…

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A Little Market Perspective

Well, the market just closed with the US indices all down between 2.0% and 2.5%. I have no doubt you’ll see headlines with “violent”, “tanking”, “plunge”, and “the ‘n’th worst day” over the weekend, but before you panic when you see the Dow Jones closed down 665 points, I want to offer a little perspective. Note: I highlight the Dow because…

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No More Apologies For Global Diversification

“Diversification means always having to say you’re sorry.” -Michael Kitces (I’m not sure of the origin, but I heard it from Michael, so he get’s the credit) Financial advisors who have had to apologize for keeping their clients disciplined and in a globally diversified portfolio can breathe a little easier after 2017. It was in 2017 the international markets finally…

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Investing

The Ripple Effect Of Cryptocurrency

Crypto education continues…just paid 38% in fees to test out owning Ripple…tuition paid. What a process! — Justin Castelli (@jus10castelli) December 18, 2017 Worried my professional identity was beginning to blur the line between a financial advisor and a crypto-crazy, I had planned to take a break from the world of cryptocurrency and Blockchain after cashing in my initial investment and…

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Investing

Prerequisites For Investing In Bitcoin

Disclosure: As of this writing, I personally own Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) and may invest in other cryptocurrencies in the future. If you have not invested in Bitcoin, you’re most likely getting the itch as the value of a bitcoin races towards $10,000. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency must have been the topic of conversation at Thanksgiving as investors…

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