There’s Still Gold In Emerging Markets

The central market in Paramaribo is vibrant and exciting. Walking from stall to stall, I feel invigorated by the innovation and the dedication of the sellers, and slightly woozy from myriad olfactory and visual stimuli. It’s a place where you can buy the uniquely Surinamese version of roti in one stall before sidling up to a seller next door hawking aphrodisiacs from the bois bande tree, or visiting the stand across the way with a dazzling selection of papaya, mango, and dragon fruit. For buyers, it’s a smorgasbord of enticement. It’s often tempting to buy one [...]

By |2018-04-28T21:04:50-04:00May 30th, 2017|Financial|0 Comments

Bitcoin ETFs: Down, But Not Out

Oh, SEC, you may have won the bitcoin battle, but it seems you may not win the war. On March 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission dealt a blow to those who were betting on the approval of Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. In the weeks prior to the SEC’s decision, the price of the cyber-currency had climbed as high as $1,300 in anticipation of the commission approving the Winklevoss brothers’ fund. Immediately after the SEC slapped down the proposed ETF, the price dropped from $1,287.60 [...]

By |2018-04-28T20:33:22-04:00March 20th, 2017|Financial|0 Comments
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