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Hedge funds stole money from my father — that’s why I started Collective2

After working for 50 years, and achieving success, my father had a problem. What to do with his money? How could he protect it, and make it grow? He chose: hedge funds. The results were not pretty. Read More

How do you advertise your company when you’re not really allowed to advertise?

When Americans are children, they learn how business works. You advertise a product. People see your ad, decide the product interests them, and pay you. Read More

Where are the big, fat, lazy industries we’re trying to disrupt?

When’s the last time we all enjoyed a good “Lazy Stupid Company Destroyed By Tiny Upstart” story? It’s been way too long. Read More
Blockbuster Video, circa 2003

“If a trading strategy is so great, why sell it on Collective2? Why not just keep it to yourself and earn a zillion dollars?”

If you create a good trading strategy, why let other people use it for a modest amount of money, rather than keeping it all to yourself? Actually, there are several reasons. Read More

Silicon Valley, here come the mobs with pitchforks

Hello, Silicon Valley, welcome to my world. Welcome to the world of demagogues, of crowds with pitchforks, of mobs with torches. They’re coming for you. Do you hear them? They’re outside your window, braying for blood. Your blood. Read More

What’s New At C2 – Improved Leaderboard To Quickly Find Your First or Next Strategy

We rolled out several enhancements to the Leaderboard this week to pack more on each page and make it more useful to research strategies. Read More

Collective2 Adds Support for Cboe Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin came into existence nearly a decade ago in 2008 when a mysterious, and still anonymous, programmer named Satoshi Nakamoto created the mathematics and transactional engine (the "blockchain") that now, after several years of unprecedented, meteoric growth, have given way to a new asset class - "cryptocurrencies." Read More

Passive Investing: Perfect for This Age of Passive, Wimpy Men

You think Alexander the Great would have cared which ETF had the lowest cost basis? You think Napoleon would have worried about tax-loss harvesting? Read More

Why Only Sorbonne-Educated, Literature Ph.D.s Should Cut Your Hair

You get a haircut every few weeks. Everyone does. Men, women, children. Even balding men need a trim occasionally (as I’m finding out, sadly). But what if I told you that you’ve been doing this all wrong? Read More
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The Myth of “Money Always Finds Its Most Efficient Home”

In March 2011, I began a literary journey that would last over 3000 hours, 200 weekends, 20 business trips, and would finally see its completion five and a half years later in October 2016. That journey was my 580-page book, The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return Per Unit-of-Risk. Read More
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