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Newbie Lessons Learned from Trading Volatility using the VXX and VXZ ETNs

I’ve been experimenting with trading volatility on the stock market using ETNs like VXX and VXZ. I learned a few things in the process, and since a few people were curious about this idea and I thought I’d post my learnings for the curious. A couple of months ago I realized that I wanted to […]

Want to increase employment? Make it easy to start, finance, and grow a startup

Thomas L Friedman wrote a short opinion pience in the New York Times today called Start-Ups, Not Bailouts. It’s worth reading and connects to several other trends I’ve witnessed recently regarding regulation and the startup ecosystem. A short excerpt:  “…Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S. were created by […]

More diligence and less capital coming for startups (and their investors)

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