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.


Google Cloud Becomes Tezos Network Validator

26 Feb 2023 1 minute read 7 comments davidgyoung

Google Cloud is becoming a Network Validator for Tezos.  The crypto media actually did pick up the story as displayed here at CoinTelegraph.  Let's dive into what this may or may not mean or indicate, but first a few other articles published here rel...

StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - February 2023

1 Feb 2023 1 minute read 3 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...

Checking In On Liquid Piston - January 2023

16 Jan 2023 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

Liquid Piston did a very successful raise on StartEngine before and is now raising again in an A+ run independently.  We did participate a few rounds back via StartEngine. Financials: They lined up a first six months of 2022 to 2021 yoy comparison fy...

StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - January 2023

16 Jan 2023 1 minute read 5 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...

What Is Needed To Unleash The Next Mega Bull

14 Dec 2022 3 minute read 8 comments davidgyoung

None of this is personal or intended to attack anyone.  Just the way we see it.  Having observed and participated very closely since 2013, we contend it is long past the time to flush out some dead weight and drags on the industry. So here's a few th...

You Borrow Money From Yourself, And Then Pay The Bank Principal, Interest, and Fees

12 Dec 2022 1 minute read 6 comments davidgyoung

The Pentagon just announced that they failed their fifth consecutive audit.  Poke around here to see how they promise they are trying very hard and need to get better.   Not to worry though, DoD assures us they have "only" spent about $21 Trillion si...

Buckle Up - Charts That Aren't Pleasant

30 Nov 2022 2 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

No surprise to anyone here that things are quite a bit rocky.  Well, here's a few charts not intended to brighten the mood at all.  CDS Spreads for Credit Suisse bank just vaulted again in a parabolic fashion to new highs above 400 bps.  This is well...

Interest Payments On Debt Alone Will Eat America Alive (With Yields at Current Levels)

6 Nov 2022 2 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

Previously on this platform we made the case that the Fed was essentially boxed in.  The Fed could pursue/allow hard defaults which result in a literal deflationary collapse of the system and society, or it could opt to inflate its way out of debt.  ...

The Submerge

21 Aug 2022 4 minute read 5 comments davidgyoung

Ethereum's attempt to "merge" to Proof of Stake will end up being a monumental blunder in the history of crypto.  Welcome to Federal Reserve Part II.  Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.  When Will Bitcoin Bottom? Bitcoin As Pristine Collateral...

Fed Pivots - Risk On And The Impact On Bitcoin

30 Jul 2022 4 minute read 4 comments davidgyoung

Here's what the Fed literally said: - Fed is committed to fighting inflation - Looking for "compelling evidence" that inflation heading back towards 2% - "increases will continue to depend on the incoming data and the evolving outlook for the economy...