Author: Ryan Bresnahan

America’s New Cash Crops

America’s New Cash Crops

‘Cash crop’ is an interesting term. When you hear the term cash crop, it invokes memories of your high school American history class, where it would be applied by and large to the cultivation of tobacco in the United States. But as time goes on […]

Why Millennial’s Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Why Millennial’s Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Millennials are doing everything differently. Whether it’s method of transportation, social media, or even the consumption of avocado toast, the behaviors and taste of young people have been markedly different than those of the previous generation. Across all facets of life, most things have been […]

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Our taste change, technologies evolve, live goes on and whether we like it or not, the world changes every day. To put it bluntly, change is inevitable. Although it’s an inevitable reality of our world, it doesn’t mean that we’re on the verge of it. […]

Protectionism vs. Autarky: Why separating the two terms is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction

Protectionism vs. Autarky: Why separating the two terms is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction

In recent years, the terms ‘protectionist’ and ‘autarkic’ have morphed into the buzzwords of choice for journalists when describing someone or something that is not explicitly pro-free trade. By and large, they are used as linguistic ammunition for opinion writers when attacking either something they […]

Why You Should Thank the Dutch for Your Portfolio

Why You Should Thank the Dutch for Your Portfolio

What do stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds all have in common? No, not that you’re getting rich off of them (although that’s a good guess), but something different. Like all concepts in history, these things can be traced back to a single […]

How Monopolies are Killing Farms

How Monopolies are Killing Farms

To farmers, farming is about much more than just growing crops. It’s a way of life. That may sound corny (pun intended), but it’s true, and it is a reality to millions of farmers around the county and the world. Unfortunately for them, though, farmers […]

Pills for your Portfolio: How to Invest in Orthopedics

Pills for your Portfolio: How to Invest in Orthopedics

If you are like me and your parents are of the “baby boomer” generation (meaning they were born between 1946 and 1964), you may have heard the phrase “my back hurts” more often than once. There’s nothing wrong with that—it is simply something that comes […]

Why Millennials Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Why Millennials Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Millennials are doing everything differently. Whether it’s method of transportation, social media, or even the consumption of avocado toast, the behaviors and taste of young people have been markedly different than those of the previous generation. Across all facets of life, most things have been […]

4 Hard Lessons from My First Time Daytrading

4 Hard Lessons from My First Time Daytrading

Investing takes skill and experience. Most investors being with neither of these qualities – including me. In hindsight, it is easy to remember where I went wrong when I first started, and what errors I could have avoided. I was new to the world of […]

Has China’s Changing Economy Affected Their Culture?

Has China’s Changing Economy Affected Their Culture?

China is changing; there is no doubt about it. You see it on Facebook, television, and hear it on the radio – we are all aware of this. An increasing number of millionaires, a growing middle class, and more skyscrapers than the United States. This […]