Roughly this time last year I was chosen from among millions of people to receive an official Medium t-shirt, sent to me in the mail.
Me! A random Australian guy living in China. I’m not even in the US.
I haven’t even been to the US since Obama was president.
Yes, I was chosen. But not by Medium, I chose myself.
Also, the shirt was in no way official, or affiliated with Medium in any way.
Regardless, it was an honour, and has provided me with an unearned feeling of satisfaction ever since.
But today was different. I received an…
Over a year ago, I used some of the money I’d earned writing for this site to purchase $2,000 worth of shares.
This was right as the market was crashing, at least in part as a result of the spread of Coronavirus. So I saw it as an opportunity to explore some theories I’d had about the stock market that I’d always wanted to verify.
I was determined to prove that share prices crashing is never a reason to quickly bail from the market. …
I have said this many times before, but it bears repeating in light of how I have flittered my way through 2021 so far… I am very easily distracted.
I’m someone that always needs to write, but where I publish my content is constantly shifting, and unfortunately, it’s almost impossible for me to keep focused on anything for more than a short period of time.
Medium has been by far the most consistent outlet for my writing, even though I am often suddenly missing for large gaps of time. I joined the platform almost two years ago, and while I…
Video Essayist, fiction author, and YouTube personality Lindsay Ellis unwittingly became the latest “Twitter Villain” last month when one of her Tweets went viral. (In a bad way).
After watching Disney’s latest animated film ‘Raya and the last Dragon’, Ellis Tweeted;
“Also watched Raya and the Last Dragon and I think we need to come up with a name for this genre that is basically Avatar: the Last Airbender reduxes. It’s like half of all YA fantasy published in the last few years anyway.”
People across Twitter interpreted this Tweet as a “straight white person” mashing all Asian fiction content…
Discount fashion giant H&M found themselves in the firing line today when a year-old statement concerning cotton grown in Chinese province Xinjiang blew up on Chinese social media today.
It’s unclear why the statement has suddenly gone viral. Users of Chinese Twitter equivalent ‘Weibo’ I talked to were enraged at the clothing giant, completely convinced that the statement was randomly penned and released sometime today. Instead, the statement was first reported on roughly a year ago according to Reuters.
When it comes to investing, it would be an understatement to say that we’re living in merely interesting times. Thanks to the collective boredom of the youth, the stock market has become a high-powered slot machine powered by memes.
But despite the ups and downs of the stock market, there’s one place on which I can always rely; my beloved property market.
I adore the property market for being the slow, dependable option that can still go just a bit wild, usually the moment you think you’ve got it all figured out.
If you saw Dan Levy’s episode of SNL…
In a move that should surprise absolutely no-one, News Break has dropped their game-changing $1,000 per month minimum royalty guarantee for all creators on the platform.
If you’re a News Break creator and you’re unable to believe that the platform couldn’t sustain that payment model anymore.. then I have no words. What is your life.
News aggregate service “News Break” burst into the scene late last year with a promise for writers that was so unbelievable, it seemed like a scam. When I was first told about it, I was confident that it was either fake or a pyramid scheme…
When friends ask me to accurately tell them what the hell is going on with the stock market right now, I just shrug my shoulders.
“The rule book was thrown out the window” I casually say before getting back to my latte.
“Is that because Reddit ruined everything?” My naive friend will ask, causing me to splutter latte all over my shirt.
Reddit didn’t ruin anything, let’s just get that straight right out the gate. Reddit simply dared to do something when they didn’t like what the hedge fund overlords were up to.
Let’s be real, hedge funds have been…
For most people in the world right now, the drama that’s unfolding on the stock market looks completely insane and unjustified.
It can feel strange to hear from every corner of the internet that the hedge funds “deserve this” and that all these big money guys are evil.
What could anyone have done to deserve this much of an outcry from the Reddit community?
In case you haven’t heard, the subreddit WallStreetBets banded together and bought up the shares of failing retailer GameStop over December and January. This collective action caused the $18 share price to skyrocket to over $300…
“What the hell is going on?!”
You scream as the stock market shatters around you. Redditors are shaking the foundations of the market while hedge fund managers run screaming from the building, desperately shoving cash into their pockets as they run.
Ladies and gentlemen, what we’re experiencing is something unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.. and the ride isn’t over yet.
This whole misadventure begins with r/WallStreetBets, the subreddit made up of thousands of investing fanatics who believe in the average investor and hate the crooks that make up Wall Street.