Trading Rocks in the Hot Sun

Bloomberg reported recently on a gem and mineral show held at the Tucson Convention Center. While diamonds, gold, and select other precious metals have, since antiquity, been a recognized store of value, there appears to be an expanding universe of gems and minerals that people are looking toward as an investment. Read more here.

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Proposed Law Would Let Accredited Investors Bypass Equity Crowdfunding Portals in Title III Offerings

Proposed legislation in the U.S. Congress would revise the Title III equity crowdfunding landscape by roping off a restricted, sky-box-like section just for accredited investors. Some securities professionals expect Congress to enact this legislation by summer 2015.  Read more here.

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Op Ed: The Monkey Says… Electricity Microgrids

The underdeveloped parts of the world constitute huge potential markets. Many companies are going to make a lot of money there in the coming years. And many of those profitable products will have something to do with bringing power to people who never were part of the hard-wired electric grid. Many of those products will be sold in developed countries to people who want to save money and who will come to realize more and more how fragile the electric grid really is. Read more here.

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Talia Goldfarb Got the Last Jab in the Shark Tank

Talia Goldfarb appeared on Shark Tank on October 31, 2014 and walked away with a partner by the name of Daymond John. According to the former social worker, it’s the perfect partnership. Goldfarb had been in business for 10 years and had taken MySelf Belts as far as she could on her own experience. That’s why she felt she needed a partner. Before going on the show, Goldfarb thought Kevin O’Leary might be one of the sharks interested in working with her. Instead, he was the hardest on her. What happened next? Read more here.

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Showdown in Spokane

In an article at CommercialBankruptcyLitigation.com, Adam Stein-Sapir explores the impact a bankruptcy filing can have on a creditor’s efforts to resolve debts owed post-state court litigation, and how a bankruptcy filing can frustrate those efforts. Read more about this interesting article here!

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90 Second Lesson: What is an Exchange Offer?

The Editorial Staff at CommercialBankruptcyAlternatives.com provides a quick overview of what an Exchange Offer is here!

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Golf is a Crazy Game

In an article written at CommercialBankruptcyLitigation.com, Jason Hirsch discusses a recent Fifth Circuit decision related to funds received by the Golf Channel from Stanford International Bank Limited. Read more about the clawback litigation here!

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Is Distressed Investing for the Little Guy?

 a recent article at CommercialBankruptcyInvestor.com, John Peterson discusses whether distressed investing is for the ‘little guy’. Read this important article here

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Buying Manhattan: Investment Prices Drop on the City that Never Sleeps

Last year, AIMKts published a piece called, “Can’t Afford to Live in NYC? You Can Still Own a Piece,” focusing on CityShares, a platform for investing in emerging neighborhoods in NYC, open only to accredited investors, for a minimum investment of $100,000. Other platforms offer similar opportunities with smaller minimums. Read more here.

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Study: IPOs Grow Under the JOBS Act

A study from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Management has found that the JOBS Act seems to be having its intended effect – creating jobs, by helping more startups go public. Read more here.

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