Take stocks, for example. They clearly have the potential to deliver lofty long-term gains. Over the past eight and a half years since prices bottomed out during the financial crisis, the stock market has returned an annualized 19% or so. But it’s also clear that stocks go into periodic, prolonged slumps, falling nearly 40% on average over a period of a year in the 20 bear markets since 1929, according to this Yardeni Research report on bull and bear markets.
How these upcoming ICOs will be received in India will be interesting, but the overall tone of cryptocurrencies in the country appears to be cautious. For instance, prominent economist S.P. Sharma is quoted in The Economic Times as pointing out that cryptocurrencies kind of hang in the balance as neither “illegal” nor “legal” form of payment. Indian regulators, meanwhile, similar to many around the world have warned investors about the cryptocurrencies to remain very careful while investing.
The numbers certainly point to a bubble, with ICOs in the 2nd quarter of this year each raising in excess of US$10 in a single day and the sizes are rising as investors look to cash in on the trend before the bubble bursts. If you can get in and get out with your tidy profit before doomsday, then it’s the investment for you, but as with any bubble, few can predict the day of the crash.
They are noncyclical stocks, which means that their prices do not rise and fall with economic expansion and contraction like some such as technology or entertainment. Because people and businesses always need gas, water, and electricity regardless of economic conditions, utilities are one of the most defensive sectors in the economy.
Take a look at the upcoming ICO of Humaniq, which is a good example of a well thought-out campaign. A detailed Whitepaper and roadmap, clearly defined goals for the project, commentary from independent expert and the fact that the developers have chosen to reveal their identities – these are all signs of a legitimate campaign.
If I use 1 GTX1070 instead of 6 GPUs is the amount of ZEC mined reduced proportionately (i.e. exactly one-sixth the amount of using 6 GTX1080)? Or would the amount of ZEC which you can mine from 1 be less than one-sixth.
-mvddc set target GPU memory voltage, multiplied by 1000. For example, “-mvddc 1050” means 1.05V. You can also specify values for every card, for example “-mvddc 900,950,1000,970”. Supports latest AMD 4xx cards only in Windows.
Yes, you can just start with a couple GPUs – if you are buying the rest of the mining rig from scratch, however, make sure you get a motherboard with more PCIe slots so that you have the ability to add more in the future. I started with a simple 2-GPU mining rig and just added a third GPU as funds allowed.
On Macs running macOS 10.7 and greater, AirDrop is available in the Finder window sidebar. On Macs running OS X 10.8.1 or later, it can also be accessed through the menu option Go → AirDrop or by pressing ⇧ Shift+⌘ Cmd+R.
That does not mean, however, that some people won’t use AirDrop for pranks. Josh Lowensohn, from The Verge, used AirDrop to send pictures of sloths in spacesuits to unsuspecting subway passengers who had AirDrop set to Everyone.
Often, ICO is carried out early in the life of initiatives, before the creation their full-fledged infrastructure. Cryptocurrencies are a digital or digital foreign money that uses cryptography for security. Caveat emptor and ethical hazard are fantastic arguments in favor of no rules regarding ICOs and cryptos, but if the market wants to continue to grow, it might want to do more to attract persistently larger pools of capital. This is a temporary research on Preliminary Coin Offering (ICO)and the way it works. CEO Patrick Byrne is chairman of a buying and selling platform for ICO tokens referred to as tZERO Now, the digital venue is planning its personal ICO , which it expects will likely be regulated as a security within the US (unlike another token choices).
However, if you are using cryptocurrencies like ETH to invest in ICOs, there’s no way for the team to know that you are from the US or Singapore. Even if they were to apply geoblocking, you can easily use a proxy or VPN to bypass the block.
An example of this can be seen in the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF with a one-year return from 2014 to 2015 of 193%. Alternatively, the ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas ETF has a five-year loss of 26%.
In general the issuers of high yield bonds are considered less likely to make interest payments than issuers of investment grade corporate debt. Because investors are being asked to assume this risk, high yield bonds tend to come with higher coupon rates, which can generate additional investment income.
Great post. I’ve been interested in Zcash as well, but the same slow start and super hype has me concerned as well. I was tempted to start up a cloud mining account to try it out, but I feel a lot of people are going to be burned on this one either by spending a ton on mining or buying up coins too early before the price reaches some rational equilibrium. The lack of supply in the beginning may support the high initial price, but long term… I dunno. I do think it would be nice to have some Zcash for the features it offers bitcoin currently does not, but I’d also want to know I could transact with it easily as well and right now bitcoin has a huge adoption lead on everything else.
Generally, investors in high-yield bonds can expect at least 150 to 300 basis points greater yield compared to investment-grade bonds at any given time. Mutual funds provide a good way to gain exposure without the undue risk of investing in just one issuer’s junk bonds.
When purchasing mining hardware, you will want to look at these metrics: Th/s and W/GH. Th/s, or sometimes Gh/s, measures a miner’s terahashes (Th/s) or gigahashes (Gh/s) per second and is called hash rate. A higher hash rate means a more powerful miner. You can use this simple calculator from Bitcoin Wisdom to determine how much money an amount of hash power will earn per month.
I’m a strong believer in “market efficiency” a accept that virtually all bad news and good news available (either through research or statistical analysis) is already reflected in the current financial market.
In that particular milieu of freshly launched coins is a newly famous transaction type we need to understand called the “Initial Coin Offering” or ICO. An ICO is akin to an IPO, but in temporal reverse (sort of). Although confusing, it has recently acquired prominence as a favored way to launch a new cryptocurrency.
Ethereum (ETHER-ETH): US$18.5m raised in capital. At ICO investors paid US$0.4 per Ether back in 2014. The value of an Ether hit a high of US$14 per Ether in 2016. Ether is certainly one of the more well-known early success stories. Year-to-date, Ether’s market cap has surged in excess of 500%.
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While stocks are one way to skin the dividend cat and high-yield bonds are another, there’s an option that falls in between the two … preferred stocks. And, the VanEck Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (NYSEARCA:PFXF) may be the easiest and cleanest way to stake a claim in that narrow sliver, collecting a dividend on the order of 5.3% for your time as of the latest look.
We wanted to investigate whether buying overclocked cards was worth it for mining. If you are buying these cards and using them out of the box in Linux (for machine learning) then you do not have access to the nice Windows overclocking tools. Also, crypto mining generates 24×7 load so some of the aftermarket cooling solutions on the overclocked cards can be extremely advantageous. One other point to note is that larger cards like the ASUS STRIX models have PCB and coolers that rise well beyond the PCIe slots. That should be a consideration if you are thinking about these systems in rackmount enclosures.
The difficult ecological situation on our planet encourages humanity to look for solutions that will reduce emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. According to official data around the world, about 70% of emitted substances polluting the atmosphere are accounted for by cars. Today in many countries there are laws that regulate permissible amount of harmful substances in the exhaust…
For tuning the power, you can see the max power of each of the GPU’s is 200 Watts in the gethelp output. I found that setting the maximum power to 160 watts worked the best. After that, I worked to increase the memory speed as much as possible. In the the case of the ASUS Strix I was able to raise the memory speed from the default of 3802 to 4360. When operating, ethosdistro will turn the GPU processor speed down to keep the card within power limits. As you can see in the graphics above, this tuning produced about 460 H/s per GPU, for a total of 2745.
The greatest risk of emerging markets is that the period of extreme growth may last for a shorter amount of time than investors estimate, leading to discouraging performance. The political environment in countries experiencing economic booms can change suddenly and modify the free market or capitalist economy that previously supported quick growth.
This situation happens because everyone who uses the blockchain stores a single copy of the entire ledger on their computer. As everyone has a copy of the blockchain, no single institution or entity can claim the blockchain as theirs which eliminates monopolies altogether.
Just in time for Christmas a new NiceHash EQM 1.0.4a miner is available with about 10-15% speed boost for owners of Nvidia GPUs mining Zcash (ZEC). Like previous versions of the EQM miner it will only work for selling your hashrate on NiceHash, so not able to mine on another pool with it. The latest speed bump is intended for SM52 and SM61 capable Nvidia GPUs (that means only 9xx and 10xx cards), so no speedups for owners for first gen Maxwell GTX 750 (Ti) unfortunately. Currently only a Windows version is available. We are seeing a nice bump from about 320 H/s with the previous version to a little over 360 H/s on a stock GTX 1070 GPU with the 1.0.4a, overclocking brings even more hashrate.
A blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record, not just financial transactions, but anything of value. It’s essentially a digital spreadsheet that is duplicated across a network of computers. The network is designed to update the spreadsheets on a regular basis. As the information is shared and regularly updated and not stored in a single location, it’s considered to be truly public and easily reconciled.
The main advantage for High Yield Investors though is, well, a safe high yield. CEFs often offer high distribution rate including dividends and return of capital. They also often trade at a discount to their net asset value (NAV). And if bought when they are trading at a 10% discount, it’s like paying 90 cents on the dollar.
What makes municipal bonds so safe? Not only do you avoid income tax (which means a higher return compared to an equally risky investment that is taxed), but the likelihood of the borrower defaulting is very low. There have been some enormous municipality bankruptcies in recent years, but this is very rare. Governments can always raise taxes or issue new debt to pay off old debt, which makes holding a municipal bond a pretty safe bet.
The CUR file format is an almost identical image file format for non-animated cursors in Microsoft Windows. The only differences between these two file formats are the bytes used to identify them and the addition of a hotspot in the CUR format header; the hotspot is defined as the pixel offset (in x,y coordinates) from the top-left corner of the cursor image where the user is actually pointing the mouse.