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Tesla is one of the most contentious stocks of our time. It is by far the highest valued automaker in the world. With a PE ratio of ~700 and a market capitalization the size of the next five largest automakers combined, Tesla stock has left bears feeling that the market…


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In a recent FOMC Press Conference on September 22, the chair of the Federal Reserve (the Fed), Jerome Powell, reiterated the Fed’s targets of full employment and inflation of 2%.

Powell acknowledged that the inflation rate has been elevated, blaming it on supply chain bottlenecks. …


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Networks are extremely important in nature and technology. Your ability to parse and extract meaning from these sentences is the result of a powerful biological network consisting of an estimated 86 billion neurons with 100 trillion connections. …


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It’s a bright summer day. The wind is blowing against your face. The birds are chirping. You sip on a freshly squeezed glass of lemonade as you float along the surface of your pool.

Then it catches your eye: a yellow line extending around the perimeter of the water. You…


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How do you turn a small snowball into a large snowball?

You find yourself a snowy hill to roll it down.

As you roll the snowball down the hill, it grows as it picks up more snow. The larger it gets, the more surface area it has and the more…


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Warren Buffett has often remarked that the best holding period is forever. But to hold forever means to do nothing forever. It is hard to do nothing! In a fast paced world bursting with information, it is just a matter of time until we get the itch to do something.


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“Everyone needs to have goals whose attainment requires effort, and needs to succeed in attaining at least some of his goals,” wrote the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, in his late 1995 manifesto published in the Washington Post.

“We can divide human drives into three groups: (1) those drives that can be…


On June 29th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a 30 min virtual appearance at the Mobile World Conference Barcelona 2021. There he provided details on the progress and future plans of Starlink, the satellite internet constellation currently under construction by SpaceX.

The overarching goal of Starlink is to serve areas…


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The proliferation of new financial services, investing apps, and the elimination of trading fees have made investing more accessible to retail investors than ever before. According to a recent study by Charles Schwab, 15% of all U.S. stock market investors began investing in 2020.

These so-called “Generation Investors” are eager…


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Historians believe that money was invented much earlier than writing, perhaps anywhere from 6 to 9 thousand years ago. Unsurprisingly, the early history of money is not well-documented.

Before the invention of money, people in need of goods or services would enter into an agreement to trade, or barter. Bartering…

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