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Alternative Investing

Alternative Investing

This blog will explore ideas, news, and other interesting information related to alternative investing. Though we may discuss general macro finance, investing, economic issues and even more traditional investments like equities, bonds, and RE - the main focus will be on other options such as crowdfunding, crypto, collectibles, and more.


StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - June 2024

9 Jun 2024 5 minute read 1 comment davidgyoung

This is NOT investment advice.  Investing in startups is risky whether it is via StartEngine or any of the other platforms.  Liquidity may or may not be an option for an extended period of time.  Let's see if we can toss out a few names on a monthly...

Yen Freefall, Now We See How Well Dressed The Emperors Are

19 May 2024 2 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

At first, it seemed odd that there was little to no real reaction to the BOJ attempting to end YCC after so many years.  There was and always is some type of market reaction, but the collective shoulder shrugging from the investment community seemed...

Bitcoin Allocation Stone Rolling Downhill - Part 2

16 May 2024 2 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

The purpose of this post is to follow up on a prior post about Bitcoin allocation gaining momentum. First, a couple of recent posts from this platform: Bitcoin Allocation Gaining Momentum - Part 1 BOJ Ends YCC After 20+ Years Supporting UST and Nobod...

StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - May 2024

2 May 2024 4 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

This is NOT investment advice.  Investing in startups is risky whether it is via StartEngine or any of the other platforms.  Liquidity may or may not be an option for an extended period of time.  Let's see if we can toss out a few names on a monthly...

Bitcoin Allocation Beast A Stone Gathering Speed Rolling Downhill?

25 Apr 2024 1 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

Maybe grab a little piece just in case? Well, that's what Mass Mutual did and they are the oldest firm in America in the most boring and "lets' watch paint dry" space possible - insurance. First, a couple of recent posts form this platform: BOJ Ends...

SLR, Discount Window, Notes/Bonds, and Bitcoin - But Who's Keeping Track Anyways?

11 Apr 2024 3 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

Sure seems like there are warning flares sent from time to time from those at the highest levels of the financial industry and markets.  To wit - recent commentary from those dealing with the riskiest instruments and odd suggestions from the Fed abou...

StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - April 2024

31 Mar 2024 5 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

This is NOT investment advice.  Investing in startups is risky whether it is via StartEngine or any of the other platforms.  Liquidity may or may not be an option for an extended period of time.  Let's see if we can toss out a few names on a monthly...

Ok, So When The Heck is CHECKMATE - Bitcoin

29 Mar 2024 1 minute read 6 comments davidgyoung

Admittedly - we felt the cuts would come before publicly announced further bond buying.  Maybe it won't go down that way.  So what.  Here's a few recent posts here that are relevant to this topic: BOJ Tries to End YCC and Bitcoin Impact Fed Jawbones...

Ethereum, The SEC, and Hopium

28 Mar 2024 1 minute read 3 comments davidgyoung

The below link is an article from Fortune (mainstream "experts" in finance and economics) discussing the SEC probing companies about Ethereum specifically: SEC Probes Crypto Companies on Ethereum First, some recent relevant posts on this platform: BO...

YCC BOJ JPY JGB UST QE CNY - Elephant In The Room Is Hungry and So Is Bitcoin

23 Mar 2024 1 minute read 3 comments davidgyoung

It's surprising that this topic is not getting the majority of the attention in the financial media.  Oh, what topic is that? The Bank of Japan ending Yield Curve Control (YCC) and Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP). Here are a couple of recent pos...