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Dr. Lecter: the Silence of the Unicorns is Here . . .Want a Nice Chianti?

There are no shortages of “Unicorn Sceptics” in Silicon Valley . . . I just have been waiting for an actual Unicorn denouement moment to join the haters . . .and now we have it. At Next Big Thing Investor we follow the incidence and ramifications of transformational change . . .both positive and negative. When […]

Nevada Outlaws Daily Fantasy Sports Without Gaming License

And so the payback from Vegas vs. Daily Fantasy Sports begins. Reported vig earned at Nevada Sports books last week: $30 million Reported Entry Fee Rake at DFS sites last week: $60 million It was only a matter of time for this: Over the last several months, Nevada Gaming Control Board (Board) staff has analyzed […]

Reality Check for Venture Investors: You DO Know that @ 90% Startups FAIL, Right?

Just to make sure you are not drinking the VC Kool-aid . . .or the startup shibboleth. Facts of Life in StartUp Land: Nearly half of all U.S. companies backed by venture capital fail outright, and another 25% don’t return investors’ money, according to research firm Sand Hill Econometrics and Harvard Business School. So let’s […]

WTI Oil Price Breakdown Gives Another Short Trade with SCO

The massive oil supply builds in the United States we expected (driven by annual oil refinery shut downs for maintenance and product changes) now gives traders another shot on goal to short oil back to $42 support. We like the 2X leveraged Short WTI ETF SCO as the best play. I will wait for Oil drilling […]

You Know How it Feels Like You’re Paying Taxes for 2 Families? Guess What . . .You Are!

Who says American taxpayers aren’t generous?  You’ve been working to provide for two families and I bet you didn’t know it! The latest data of who pays Federal taxes shows (and corporate taxes collected are so low they don’t really count) 55% of Americans are paying about $900 billion a year in benefits to the 45% […]

China Sells $100 Billion + of U.S. Treasury Bonds . . .and NOTHING Happened?

What happened to the Austrian Economics folk who predicted when China needed to sell US treasuries the dollar would collapse and the 4 Horseman of the Economic Apocalypse would ride again? News flash: in a $14 trillion market with about $20 trillion of demand from global buyers, selling a few hundred $billion of treasuries = […]

You STILL Don’t Know SHIT About Coding and It’s Killing Your Career

If you stumble when someone asks you “So do you Code?” or if the term Code makes you think of someone dying in a hospital bed, this incredible article will begin to set your free. You can basically divide the world of business professionals into three camps: A) those who can Code and do (around 18 million […]

Draft Kings Manager Uses DK Data to Win $350,000 on Fan Duel!

So just when we figured out that just 1% of the players in Daily Fantasy Sports games (DFS for short) on Draft Kings and Fan Duel win 91% of the money (because they are using algorithmic trading data like high speed securities traders and entering  DK and FD “tournaments” hundreds and/or thousands of times) . . […]

‘Next Big Thing Report’ Highlights 45 million Addressable Market for Galmed’s (“GLMD”) AramcholTM Treatment of NASH Liver Disease

I hope you enjoy my recent interview with Josh Blacher, CFO of Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: “GLMD”). Our mission at is to find and report on transformational companies. Galmed’s drug Aramchol meets our criteria big time: Assuming launch in 2020, recent published equity research indicates up to $3 billion a year peak market sales for Aramchol […]

Why You Will LOSE Your Daily Fantasy Sports Game This Weekend and EVERY Weekend

If you are a televised sports fan, I don’t have to tell you that about half of the ads you’ve seen lately on ESPN or Fox Sports 1 etc have been for the two major “daily fantasy sports” or DFS league sponsors FanDuel and DraftKings. Their ads show you average Joes winning “Millionaire Maker” games of skill drafting […]

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Next Big Thing Alert: The Small Satellite Wave is Exploding . . eh Launching

Can you name an industry that has grown sixfold in the last five years to 800 companies that is NOT an internet, drone or new consumer gadget like GoPro or FitBit? Think small satellites . . .under 1100 lbs . . .and call that industry the “newspace” space. And it ain’t all Elon Musk and […]

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