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Chicago E-Commerce Solutions Firm Picked Up by San Fran Tech Company for $23 Million

SOURCE: CHICAGO INNO E-commerce continues to transform the globe, and the accelerated use of solutions brought on by COVID-19 continues. Silicon Valley unicorn acquires Chicago software company Nova Libra GrubMarket, a San Francisco food-tech company, has acquired Chicago-based Nova Libra, a 23-year-old software company that builds e-commerce sites for businesses.  GrubMarket said Tuesday it is scooping up…
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Feature: Beeple – Hottest NFT Launch of 2021

As Christmas of 2021 recedes into the past, a record year in NFT’s is coming to a close. Across the land people dream of bringing in 2022 with a NFT bang! As the new year approaches, thoughts of a successful NFT launch are dancing through the minds of artists and collectors. They are dreaming of…
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Business in Post Pandemic World

What should small businesses be anticipating in this murky post pandemic environment? First, anyone starting up or at the helm of a young business can’t look past the political environment. This was proven when highly politicized and unprecedented lockdowns were mandated. The industries that thrived were the pharmaceutical and big tech industries. Amazon, Netflix, Facebook,…
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Learn About the Markets the Right Way – Identifying Cycles and When They Return

Watch what you post! You better be right! The internet keeps a record of what you post to it. (More people should keep that in mind.) The internet holds people accountable for their statements and viewpoints. It’s a double edge sword for a finance professional or any expert. You better be right! How to Learn…
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Crude Oil and Ten Year Dance Brings in Obama Era GDP Rates

FIRST PUBLISHED: MIXED MARKET ARTIST Below, the price of Crude Oil rallies hard and the Ten Year futures contract moves slowly lower (yield higher). Crude Oil Ten Year Futures Analyzing the relationship can inform much about the current cycle. Of course, Crude Oil was demolished during the height of the pandemic and the lockdowns. From…
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Blockchain Technology in China Matters!

(Learn about blockchain technology from IBM.) The Communist Chinese Party has produced a Five Year Plan since 1953. The Five Year Plan outlines social and economic development initiatives. Blockchain and Fintech were mentioned for the first time in the outline of the Five Year Plan that was approved on March 13. 2021 for the period…
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Research the Conditions! Global Biodiversity is Decreasing.

Conservation and Preservation are Beautiful and Holy! There does not exist a complete and sound philosophy that discounts beauty, especially natural beauty. The conservation and preservation of the immense biodiversity of our planet is primary. Research the Problem It is the responsibility of all market operators (both consumers and producers) to understand the condition of…
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The Force of Will and Perspectives on NFT Pricing in the Present Times

By Billy Lee also Published in: MIXED MARKET ARTIST (The above featured image is The Future is Here listed on OpenSea) There is a force of will at work in the markets. Perspective plays its part in the pricing of securities. Many exclusively discuss pricing mechanisms like supply and demand, measurable differences in technology, etc. However, there is a qualitative consideration that…
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About Markets and Choice in a Free Society

Freeing the Sports World of Steroids, Silencing Donald Sterling, Stopping Global Warming and more… BILLY LEE FIRST PUBLISHED IN MIXEDMARKETARTIST.COM BY BILLY LEE When the division of labour has been once thoroughly established, it is but a very small part of a man’s wants which the produce of his own labour can supply. He supplies…
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Don’t Be So “Pretendtious”! – Pondering the State of the Union

first published in MIXEDMARKETARTIST.COM by Billy Lee on Feb 2015 We can pretend that what has not had the greatest effect on the economy during the Obama years is ZIRP or zero interest rate policy. We can pretend that the force of Federal Reserve liquidity provisions is a lesser force than the accomplishments of President Obama…
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