Because we need some reminding on how to have fun with the world

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Look, we all have the same romantic scene of our post-quarantine lives. It goes like this: “Hey, [insert name of a friend I haven’t seen since March of 2020]. It’s been so long, let me give you a big hug. Do you want to go to a bar later to re-connect and meet some new people?… Oh, you’re going to a “we beat the coronavirus forever” themed house party? Sure, I’ll come along”… This won’t happen.

In reality, the return to “normal” life will still have some measure of social distancing. …


Bill Belichick… Legendary hedge fund investor?

Ray Dalio Source: https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ray_dalio_0119-002.jpg. Bill Belichick Source: Sources: https://brobible.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/gettyimages-1093698142.jpg?quality=90&w=650

Ray Dalio is one of the most legendary hedge fund investors around. When it comes to “macro” style investment analysis, he’s considered the king. All hedge funds nowadays employ quantitative investment methods, but if there is a hedge fund that emphasizes critical thinking and qualitative analysis, it’s Bridgewater. Thankfully for us readers, Ray has dedicated his recent years to writing books about his investment and life principles that give the average person insight into what’s lead him to where he is. As a dork for finance, I couldn’t wait to read “Principles.” I was excited to see both the non-investment…


For the average person, alternative investment options are not readily available. IRA plan, a 401K, and brokerage accounts are available that offer the ability to buy stocks and possibly mutual funds and bonds depending on the brokerage account. All of that, as expected, is offered with a fee as well. Nowadays buying and forgetting low-cost index funds are the key to outperforming the equity managers especially for the average American. But what if you wanted to do more? …


Final acceptance of the 2018 AcceliCITY applications officially ends on Monday, August 27th, putting an end to a tremendously successful inaugural Smart City startup competition application process. In the first year of the Smart City startup competition, AcceliCITY has reached over 300 potential applicants and has gained notable traction in the Smart City development space. As the Smart City movement grows and solutions for cities are increasing in demand, Leading Cities’ AcceliCITY competition is becoming an increasingly valuable program for startups to get the right experience, clients, investors, and connections to fulfill their potential of having an impact on the…


I: Introduction

The aging population and rising costs of living mean that retirement is becoming more and more expensive. So expensive in fact, that the 2.8 trillion dollar trust fund will run out of funds in the near future if nothing is done to reform the system. It is important to realize that the social security system, although designed as such, is not simply a pay-as-you-go system. It can also be interpreted as a program in which the government borrows from young in exchange for a promise of payment of principal plus interest in the future. Looking at the system…


Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, 2018

The early days of the Trump administration, market euphoria was in full effect. In a matter of months after Trumps election the S&P 500 rose by about 30 percent. However, come February, volatility spiked and the S&P 500 lost 10 percent in about two weeks. This was due to treasury yields approaching three percent which is the highest it’s been in recent years along with deficit spending and unclear expectations of what is to come in the near future regarding interest rates, debt, inflation, and trade wars. The Trump spending plan, that is characteristic of a struggling economy in need…


Boston based company Leading Cities has created an accelerator program that provides startups with international clients, capital from a global network of Smart City educated investors, and the tools and knowledge of how to do business in cities. The goal of the program is to bridge the gap between startups, cities, and business users by providing select startups with Leading Cities’ proven track record of successful policy implementation, Smart City tools, and a broad global network.

AcceliCITY leverages the Leading Cities network of forward thinkers in the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors for the benefit of cities on the…

Graeme Mills

Vassar College ’20. Sabre Fencer. Focus in Urban Studies and Economics. Passionate for film and finance. Content & Marketing. Active investor since 2015

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