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Bad Accounting Data Doesn't Just Mislead Investors

Bad Accounting Data Doesn't Just Mislead Investors

Home buying has been surging during the coronavirus pandemic… And September data show that the trend isn’t letting up. As industry publication HousingWire explained late last month, existing home sales jumped more than 9% from August and more than 20% from a year ago. During fall and winter, housing prices usually round off and sales […]
Debt Holders Are Scared About Bankruptcies, But They Shouldn't Be

Debt Holders Are Scared About Bankruptcies, But They Shouldn't Be

When investors buy bonds, they naturally hope that the underlying company doesn’t go bankrupt… But even in the event of a bankruptcy, they do have some protection. One of the positives in bond investing is that creditors are reimbursed before equity holders if a company goes under. Between 2005 and 2019, the average bond holder […]
This Data Platform's Algorithms Use Your 'Amygdala Hijack' to Print Money

This Data Platform's Algorithms Use Your 'Amygdala Hijack' to Print Money

More than 38 million people caught on to the ‘EQ hazards’ of The Social Dilemma documentary… My coaching comments for our global team often revolve around the subject of “EQ,” or the emotional quotient (more commonly known as “emotional intelligence”). From Benjamin Franklin to Carl Sagan to Warren Buffett, folks have emphasized how temperance and […]
Digital Payments Are Booming, and This Processor Is Taking Advantage

Digital Payments Are Booming, and This Processor Is Taking Advantage

For years, the world has been trending toward digital payments… And yet, as The Economist recently explained, banks have been slow to adopt this trend. This has led to the emergence of a new breed of banks…  Offerings like Nairobi-based Safaricom’s M-PESA, a mobile-money service, have thrived during the shift. Other beneficiaries include Nubank, a […]