Curated Stuff: Week of May 15

Week in a nutshell
Hi folks, Hope you are having a great weekend. Maybe you are having a house warming party, playing tennis, or working on your wedding side hustle. Whatever it is, I wish you an inspiring and energy filled week ahead. The long weekend up in Portland was great, lots to do and eat in the city. I also ended up in Napa for my department's overnight offsite. Now it's back to the grind, but at least the grind will make us sharper! Finance On Wednesday, markets took it's biggest dive since September 2016, based on some political instability (Investigative committee formed to review Trump's relationships w/ Russia, fallout from firing FBI director Comey, etc). With all of these issues, it will be a bit harder for the President to work on many…
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Curated Stuff: Week of May 8

Week in a nutshell
Hello from rainy Portland, home of giant artisan meat stuffed cheesy biscuits, sour fruity craft coffee and super bitter over hopped beer. Finance The cryptocurrency market is still on fire. Bitcoin is near all time highs and Ripple is still climbing. Of course this is a very speculative, risky investment. Consensus 2017 is expected to bring further Ripple news to the industry (specifically the lock up), so watch out for major moves May 22-24. Is it time to buy or sell? Do the opposite of what I do. [caption id="attachment_509" align="alignnone" width="931"] Ripple is on a tear[/caption] The DOW and S&P didn't do much this week Macron won the French elections President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Improving near-term sentiment in the oil markets Sluggish macro data and weak earnings…
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Curated Stuff: Week of May 1st

Week in a nutshell
Hello! Thought I'd create a weekly curated list of things I've learned. It's meant to be educational, brief, and encouraging. I know I've been hiding in a cave the last few years, so this is also my feeble attempt to keep in touch. Jon Finances Markets remained relatively flat with the DOW at 21,006 and the S&P 500 at 2,399. Tech reported earnings, including Facebook and Apple.  Oil dipped to new lows for the year based on oversupply and low demand The new American Health Care Act of 2017 made its way to the the Senate Keep an eye on the proposed Tax Plan Federal Reserve is planning a June interest rate hike French Elections are this weekend. "Polls" say it's Macron for the win I started learning about cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain technology of decentralized…
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