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Doing Business While Black Can Make the World Into a Complicated Place

Why Bitcoin is getting so much attention from the investing community

by BBS Staff Invented a little over 12 years ago, Bitcoin was a new kind of digital payment system. It was created over an internet built computing network that could not be controlled by an individual, company, or government. In truth, the trading history of Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency is...

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He was an epic failure, now his video game is going to make him a billionaire - Dr Boyce Watkins

by Dr Boyce Watkins Kim Chang-Han is a videogame developer that everyone should know about. But even if you don’t know his name, your kids might know his games. The Korean developer is the creator of an incredibly popular videogame called PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, which has been...

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Investing changed my life, even after being born a black man

by Dr Boyce Watkins I grew up black. In fact, I am still black and proud to be that way. Being black often meant that economic conversations around the dinner table were very simple: If you wanted to make money, you had to get a job. There was no conversation about building wealth. No...

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Why I just bought more shares of Tesla Stock - Boyce Watkins, PhD

by Dr Boyce Watkins Let me explain why I bought Tesla. After discussing the issue on The Black Financial Channel this morning, I realized that I didn't go into as much detail as I'd originally planned. Here are some thoughts on why I decided to add Tesla back into my portfolio, after selling...

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How to select stocks for your portfolio: Most people are doing it wrong - Dr Boyce Watkins

by Dr Boyce Watkins One of the leading questions I receive from my students is "How do I pick the right stocks for my portfolio?" Well, stock selection is a little like choosing the right outfit at the mall: One size doesn't fit all. The outfit you choose can be based on your body style,...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Five clear reasons Amazon Stock will split within the next 12 months

by Dr Boyce Watkins The recent stock splits of Apple and Tesla were all the rage among my students in The Black Business School.I noticed immediately that these stocks were gaining more interest from the public, even from investors who’d never bought a share of stock in their life. As a...

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Many HBCUs won't survive the pandemic

by Dr Boyce Watkins Many American universities, once wealthy and prosperous, are now headed for an economic death march. Many universities are going out of business because the pandemic has pressured them to the point of no return. Their old business models of charging 50, 60 and even 70...

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It would take 228 years for the average black family wealth to catch up with whites - Here's the truth about that statement

by Dr Boyce Watkins We've all read that it would take 228 years for the average black family to match the wealth of the average white family. This statement is true under specific conditions. The truth is that we will NEVER catch up with other communities if we keep the same habits. ...

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Are student loans similar to sharecropping? A Finance professor answers that question

by Dr Boyce Watkins I was asked today whether or not I felt that student loans were a form of predatory lending or could be compared with sharecropping. After doing some research on the topic, I've concluded that the answer is "absolutely yes." You see, sharecropping gained a negative...

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What makes The Black Business School different from other institutions?

by Dr Boyce Watkins I spent 25 years teaching at a wide variety of business schools (The University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, The Ohio State University, etc) and even taught in China. It didn't take me long to realize that in the midst of all of this academic "opportunity" there...

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