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June 16, 2021 Sign Up
Five articles every week, hand selected by the Flashpoint Investment Team, to make you smarter in the world of tech investments.

#1 WHY IS LUMBER SO EXPENSIVE?

Lumber is one of the most utilized raw materials on Earth. Usually there's enough of it to go around and it's pretty affordable. In recent times, though, you've probably seen headlines about the surges in demand and skyrocketing prices. Problems started mounting long before the pandemic.  What's going on? Experts say it's a...

#2 WHAT HAPPENED TO GE?

GE is a mythic corporation. It was at one time the largest, most powerful company in the world. The corporation has come crashing to Earth in one of the greatest downfalls in business history.  In 2017 its share price has fallen precipitously. In 2018, GE was dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than a century in the index.

#3 MARKET MANIPULATORS ARE LAUGHING

To investors, the global pandemic caused incredible uncertainty and chaos in financial markets last March. At one point, circuit breakers were tripping almost daily, the Federal Reserve was announcing multiple emergency interest rate cuts, and most “capitalists” on Wall Street proved to be socialists as they begged the government for bailouts.

#4 SOFTWARE IS EATING THE CAR

The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars. Predictions of lost global vehicle production caused by the ongoing semiconductor shortage continue to rise. Analysts forecast that 4.1 million fewer vehicles would be produced as a result of the shortage. Can the auto industry cope? 

#5 DD MATTERS, ESPECIALLY IN CRYPTO

It’s hard to criticize the venture capitalists when they seem to so effectively be doing what they’re supposed to, earning money, just realize that having VCs invested is no indicator of quality. Often they have done no more due diligence than the average anon Twitter account in your mentions screaming #XRPTOTHEMOON.
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