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Exactly how the blockchain will radically transform the economy

Economists have been exploring people’s behavior for hundreds of years, how we make decisions, how we act individually and in groups, how we exchange value. They’ve studied the institutions that facilitate our trade, like legal systems, corporations, marketplaces. But there is a new technological institution that will fundamentally change how we exchange value, and it’s called the blockchain.

Now, that’s a pretty bold statement, but remember that while block chain technology is relatively new, it’s also a continuation of a very human story. And the story is this. …


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What to Do When Left Out of a Will

Left Out of a Will

Despite your relationship with a loved one, you are not always guaranteed to be in that individual’s will upon their death. It can be a shocking twist to find out you are not included in a loved one’s will while other people are written in. A will can exclude individuals who believed they would be a part of it. On occasions, those left out of a will were told they would be a part of the document at one point.

Being left out of a will can be humiliating and painful. However, there are some steps you can take to clarify why you were left out of the will. You may even be able to contest the will. To contest the will, you will need to prove the person was coerced, frauded, or did not have the mental capacity to make the correct decision. …


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What is the most exclusive credit card in the world?

It isn’t too difficult to get a credit card in the 21 stcentury. You are likely to be bombarded with adverts for new credit cards in the mail or online. Banks and other financial institutions are always eager to give people credit, and an online credit card application takes just a few minutes to fill-in and submit.

Not all credit cards are equal

Yes, if you want any old credit card you can get one with little effort. However, there are some credit cards that cannot be applied for by just anyone. …


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What Sustainable Investing is Really About

Can sustainable investing make money?

Don’t you hate it when you’re told, you can’t get what you want. When you listen for it, the world gives you this message just about every day, when you’re told, you can’t have it both ways. You can eat healthy food, or fast food, not both. You can drive fast and fun car, or save money on gas, not both. Somehow when issues are framed this way, we’re more likely to accept that we can’t get what we want.

Investors are told you can either make money on stocks or save the planet, not both. People have been trying it for years, and it doesn’t work, the returns are lousy. Fast forward to today. …


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Extinction Level Event Planning for HNW

What is Apocalypse Insurance?

The Apocalypse Insurance trend is sweeping the world and wealthy individuals are “buying” up policies. The 2020 pandemic led to an increased interest in Apocalypse Insurance. The trend is likely to continue with wealthy people, and even non-wealthy persons, “buying” policies. But what is Apocalypse Insurance and how can it benefit you?

How does Apocalypse Insurance work?

Apocalypse Insurance is the name that has been given to a type of insurance wealthy and super-rich individuals “purchase” or create in case of a global calamity. The COVID-19 pandemic is one type of global calamity that hit the world extremely hard. Economies have been thrown into disarray. Governments have struggled to cope with matters, leaving millions of people without confidence in their leaders. …


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A second passport is essential in today’s world. There are several reasons why it is so important to have a second passport, and if you have more options, you can make smarter decisions. It opens doors around the world and gives more choices about how you travel, pay taxes, do business and live your life. A second passport is a core element of International Flag Theory.

Take your bank account, for example: You do not keep all your assets with the bank, but divide them up and deposit them in another account.

Why a Second Passport

If you have a good but weak passport, a second passport provides security against unpredictable threats and is insurance. For example, the government of the country could revoke your passport and take your money for any reason (think of Greece), and what would you do then? …


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Penny Shares Guide

What are Penny Shares

Penny Shares have the following characteristics:

  • Share price of less than $1.00
  • Market Cap. Of less than $100million
  • Bid / Offer spread greater than 10%

Penny Shares have the potential for explosive capital growth, however whilst they have universal appeal we would only recommend sophisticated investors add them to their portfolio due to their increase risk.

What are US Penny Stocks

Penny stocks trade below $5 in the US. As they are small, low-valued businesses, they offer higher risk and reward to traders. US Penny stocks are regarded as a more speculative investment than larger businesses because they are geared for growth, with many yet to generate any income.

Penny Shares Risk Warning

Standard Regulatory Risk Warning for Penny Shares

There is an extra risk of losing money when shares are bought in some smaller companies including ‘Penny Shares’. There is a big difference between the buying price and the selling price of these shares. If they have to be sold immediately, you may get back much less than you paid for them or you may have difficulty in selling them. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The price may change quickly and it may go down as well as up. You could lose every penny put into a particular share. …


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Investing in Psychedelic Medicine

When large-scale marijuana farms opened in the United States, investors went crazy plunging money into the set-ups. As marijuana has become legal in more US states and in Canada, the interest in investment in the crop has died down. Yes, some investors are still eyeing up pot as their go-to investment. However, more and more high-net-worth individuals and sophisticated investors are investing their money elsewhere.

Rise of Psychedelic medicine

Psychedelic medicine has become the new area of interest for many high-net-worth persons. …


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Governments Confiscate Gold?

Can Government Confiscate Gold?

The answer is yes, the United States government has the legal authority to confiscate gold. And while this may seem an unlikely action today, recent events which include the housing crisis of 2008 and the pandemic of 2020 have spurred economic distress in the US have reminded those who own gold that such a possibility still exists.

How can the Government confiscate gold and what can you do about it?

The answer starts with your own portfolio and how you can diversify it to protect yourself from major economic changes.

How Government Gold confiscation began

The confiscation of gold in the US began in 1929 with the collapse of the stock market which led to the Great Depression. This cataclysmic event which began the US quickly spread around the world and shut down most economies. …


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Sophisticated Investor Magazine

What is a Hedge Fund Manager?

A hedge fund manager is a company or individual who manages, makes and supervises the business of a hedge fund. A hedge fund manager is an individual or group of individuals responsible for managing and managing an investment fund or portfolio of investments in a fund.

Portfolio Management

Hedge fund managers are professional portfolio managers and analysts employed by financial companies and individuals to set up hedge funds. Managing a hedge fund is an attractive career option, given the fund’s highly lucrative potential. …

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