Inflation inflection 4.0 - A Year Ago We Had a Regional Banking Crisis
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2M ago
The Fed, FDIC, and Treasury acted quickly and effectively to prevent this from becoming a systemic bank insolvency contagion and a massive hit to the #startup #tech ecosystem due to #SiliconValleyBank's concentrated customer base ..read more
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How the SEC's Bitcoin ETF Approval Affects Investors
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4M ago
The S&P 500 has reached a new all-time high, coming full circle in just two years, despite growing uncertainty around the economy, the path of Fed rate cuts, and rising interest rates. Outside of traditional asset classes, Bitcoin also recently reached its highest level in two years, following last year's run-up. This has been fueled by the broader rally in risk assets and the much-anticipated approval of Bitcoin ETFs by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC ..read more
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Don't Vest And Forget: Incentive Stock Options and Alternative Minimum Tax
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4M ago
If you're a tech employee who has been granted stock options as part of your compensation package, it's essential to understand the tax implications associated with these options. In particular, you may be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) if you exercise incentive stock options (ISOs). This piece will explore the basics of incentive stock options and the alternative minimum tax ..read more
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? How to Best Understand Systemic Risk in the Financial System
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4M ago
With several large bank failures in recent months, we are all reminded of the 2008 Great Financial Crisis and Recession, when millions lost their jobs, homes, and ways of life. While many factors contributed to this economic disaster, one term can cover nearly all of them: systemic risk. The financial system plays a crucial role in the global economy, facilitating the flow of funds, managing risk, and supporting economic growth. However, it is also vulnerable to systemic risk, which can have far-reaching consequences for the stability of financial markets and the broader economy. Let's look at ..read more
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Spring Clean Your Wealth Plan: Benefits for Tech Professionals
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4M ago
Spring is the perfect time to freshen up not just your home but also your finances. As a tech professional, you work hard to build a successful career and secure your financial future. However, just like your physical space, your wealth plan may also need some spring cleaning to ensure it is in optimal shape ..read more
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? Five Crucial Investor Tools and Insights for Navigating Q2 and Beyond
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4M ago
In times of market uncertainty, investors often turn to sayings such as "those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" and "history never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme." When it comes to the daily headlines, both quotes are relevant, given the long history of banking crises and market swings ..read more
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Don't Vest And Forget - Equity Compensation 101
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4M ago
Over the last several decades, employee equity has become a much larger part of employee compensation. Although not limited to tech companies, it has become especially popular among private and public tech companies to align employee incentives with that the company's performance of the company. The rationale is that if employees are compensated in company equity, their equity value will improve over time as employees are incentivized to maximize their company equity through greater work performance. Through equity compensation, employees have more "skin in the game," so to speak, concerning t ..read more
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Business Owners: How Many Hats Are in Your Closet?
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4M ago
Business owners wear a lot of hats. Ideas, management, execution, funding, and all other tasks business owners take on are essential functions within all company areas. Think of these as different hats a founder must wear ..read more
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? Priced For Perfection - That's So Meta
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4M ago
Last week, one of the largest single value destruction events occurred in market history. As a result, many investors might be asking why, or even how, did this happen ..read more
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All That Tech-Employees Need To Know About Their RSU Equity Grants
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4M ago
When it comes to employee compensation, many tech companies provide equity and stock-based benefits to their employees. The intention behind this kind of stock-based compensation is to align the performance interests of the employee with the employer. One common form of equity-based compensation from publically traded and late-stage private, VC-backed tech companies are restricted stock units (RSUs ..read more
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