Things you see at tops

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Things you see at tops

Of all the things that are probably indicative of a financial bubble, Special Purpose Acquisition Company or SPACs are right at the top. If you are new tho SPACs, check out this explainer. There’s so much liquidity out there looking for yields, US SPACs alone have raised over $150 billion.

Compound Advisors

A lot of people are screaming this is a bubble,

“These are all momentum stocks, and a lot of people want to short them,” said Matthew Tuttle, whose firm Tuttle Tactical Management runs an exchange-traded fund that allows investors to hold a portfolio of SPAC stocks. Mr. Tuttle is preparing to launch an ETF that bets against “de-SPAC” stocks of companies that have merged with a SPAC—like electric-truck manufacturer Nikola Corp. and baked-goods maker Hostess Brands Inc. —and a separate fund that invests in the stocks.

WSJ

Personal finance

You’re Probably Getting Screwed By Edward Jones Fees

Edward Jones is a US based advisory form. In the title of the post if you replace Edward Jones with any AMC name, your advisor, distributor, bank, LIC uncle, 70%+ of the time, the title will remain true. You are probably getting ripped off by financial intermediaries without even knowing. Next weekend, sit down, open your account statements and look at the fees you are paying. Odds are you’ll be holding a lot of useless insurance policies and mutual funds.

A free course on personal finance essentials. If you want to get your personal finances in order, you gotta put in the works. This is a good starting point.

Investing

When Stocks Become Collectibles

7 Truths From a Gut-Wrenching Stock Market Crash, One Year Later

What Came Before the $10 Billion Bet on Flying Taxis. Silicon Valley wants to shuttle people around in helicopter-like electric vehicles. Will they get off the ground? A look back at the early 1900s offers some clues.

Inflation watch

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What’s the Best Hedge Against Inflation?

Market history

Modern Issues, Old Solutions

Technology

How Amazon’s S3 jumpstarted the cloud revolution

Crypto

How Dapper Labs scored NBA crypto millions

Old piece but still relevant.

Bitcoin, 11-years in

Media

Why we pay writers. The thinking behind Substack Pro

The Subscription Economy has grown over 435% in 9 years (and the uptick is expected to continue)

Videos

The winds of reflation are blowing… | The Start of a Commodity Supercycle?

Tweets

If you want to go down some crypto rabbit holes, check out the responses

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