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How LAToken is Turning your Illiquid Assets into Cash using  Digital Tokens

By David Drake Hedge Funds looking at opportunities There are a lot of developments in the initial token offerings globally.  Some of them are pursuing existing businesses for existing clients, such as this company that I started advising. There’s a lot of flurry and news about cryptocurrency and tokenization but it’s very simply explained that it removes middlemen and automates […]

Why VCs are gearing towards online investing

  By David Drake The rewards of a prosperous investment can be easily spoiled by a number of factors. So, prior to funding a certain project, venture capitalists spend a certain amount of time appraising the available proposals, as well as looking for key ingredient for success. They consider several decisive agents, such as management, the size of the market […]

Investment Outlook 2014: Are you Ready to Race with Stallions?

By David Drake, The Soho Loft   The year 2014 will be full of change and innovation in the finance and investing landscape as many newcomers will enter the game of finance. Here are some of the changes and trends that we see for the year 2014:   1. JOBS Act   SEC will try to make it clear for […]

Identifying Hedge Fund Risk is Risky Business

We received an interesting question from one of our members earlier this week: “I was wondering if someone could give me an idea of where hedge funds are on the totem pole as far as risk with intangible investments. My guess is that they rank with growth mutual funds and are less risky than stocks but I would like a […]

DITMo Special Commentary 6/12

Portfolio Manager Commentary The June2012 report was delayed about a week to allow for commentary on Obamacare and EU election outcomes. SCOTUS delayed their decision until as late as 29June post the date of this report. The June Commentary will focus instead on our eristic speculation of certain geopolitical events potentially to occur imminently and considerations of these events on […]

Saving The State Of California: Reed Hastings

As a manager in Newport Beach, California, concerns over the state’s viability have never been so palpable in the face of an almost $16 billion budget deficit and rising taxes. The answer to a certain course of default is not just cost-cutting or raising taxes. The state needs creative entrepreneurs to rethink every process of providing services. If the focus […]

Investment Philosophy, The Mystery Buyer, Trouble Brewing for Munis, NYS Going Broke, SAC Capital Under the Gun

Every morning my father and I begin the trading session with a review of our investment strategy. We point out pros and cons and attempt to poke holes in theory. We perform this ritual every day, without fail, for the simple reason that when investing in the stock market those who stand still get steam rolled. Success can have the […]

Investment Strategy Turns More Cautious, Existing Home Sales, Record Auctions This Week, Galleon Grief

Stock Market Investing: The Equity markets were down across the board Friday as the week ended. Last week was a week of churning and distribution, two actions I hate to see during a market advance as they often mark the end of a rally. To make matters worse the churning has occurred at key areas of resistance on all three […]

Differences Between Capital Introduction and Third Party Marketing

If you ask ten different hedge fund professionals to explain the difference between third party marketing and capital introduction, you are bound to get ten different answers.  Though often confused, each practice serves a vital role in attracting capital to the industry.  Recently in his Hedge Fund Capital Introduction Blog, Evan Rapoport, Co-founder of HedgeCo Networks, spent some time dissecting […]

Hiring Slowly Picking Up at Hedge Fund Firms

While the debate rages on as to whether the economy is, indeed, displaying evidence of “green shoots,” numerous hedge fund firms appear to be taking matters into their own hands, repositioning themselves to benefit from any signs of improving investor sentiment.  In particular, several firms have gone on recent hiring sprees in an attempt to lock in the best and […]