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Wow. Much Loss. But is it 2008, or is it 1929?

12 Mar 2020 2 minute read 20 comments Daniel Goldman

This article is going to be short, as it's more just a warning (though it isn't financial advice). A lot of people were shocked by the recent events in stock market. A lot of people have never experienced anything like this. Others remember 2008 and...

When You Invest, You are Spending Your Money

18 Nov 2019 3 minute read 5 comments Daniel Goldman

  Investing can be easy, if a person is willing to get a paltry sum. Becoming a successful investor is far more difficult. One mindset that is going to doom people to fail as investors is thinking of investing as a form of savings. It’s not. Investin...

Debt: Friend and Foe

7 Nov 2019 5 minute read 3 comments Daniel Goldman

Debt is an interesting economic phenomenon that acts as a double edged sword. I recently came across an article titled “The Nature of Debt.” It argued that debt is often a burden, but that it does not have to be. That’s true, but the reason is fair...

There’s [Probability] Theory, and Then There’s Reality

21 Oct 2019 3 minute read 2 comments Daniel Goldman

Mathematicians sometimes forget that real life doesn’t always function like mathematical objects do. Expected value is an important concept in mathematics, as well as topics of epidemiology and public health, economics and finance, project man...

The Corporate Debt Bubble and Potential Winners

14 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments Daniel Goldman

As some are starting to point out, corporate debt is becoming incredibly worrisome, especially with negative yielding debt. As a percentage of GDP, corporations are holding more debt now than before the "great recession." Perhaps more importantly, a...

The Interplay Between Liquidity and Adoption of Investments and Other Assets

2 Sep 2019 2 minute read 3 comments Daniel Goldman

Economic theory is complicated, and theories about money and other related assets are no different. With the rise of cryptoassets, things become even more complicated. There seems to be a bit of a debate as to whether liquidity breeds adoption or ado...

Looking for a Cause for Recent Price Trends

15 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Daniel Goldman

This article is going to be brief, since I really just want to comment on a couple points. Over the last couple of days, most of the crypto world has seen a significant decline in asset values. Very few cryptoassets have been left unaffected. As soon...

A True Stablecoin

13 Aug 2019 3 minute read 7 comments Daniel Goldman

USDT and DAI are interesting concepts. They are cryptoassets which are pegged to the USD. There're a number of different cryptoassets that are pegged to different fiat, government issued currencies. They are labeled "stablecoins." But this label is i...

The US Dollar is one of the Worst Sh*tcoins of Them All

12 Aug 2019 4 minute read 13 comments Daniel Goldman

This article is an extension of some commentary on minimum wage, originally published at on December 7, 2014. I’ve decided to expand on the idea, because it’s come up in a few discussions. It’s important to understand how the dollar has...

Saving And Making Money Using Referral Programs

21 Jul 2019 10 minute read 12 comments Daniel Goldman

One way I try to save money is by relying on referral programs. A lot of them don’t necessarily give you cash, but they can reduce your bill, if you’re using their service, and there are a lot of services that offer this feature. I try to keep an eye...