An analogy of a flock of birds with problems of innovation and intellectual property

Have you ever sat in amazement watching a local flock of birds as they quickly and abruptly change direction while a flock follows? Observing flocks of local birds, it is immediately apparent that they are significantly different from migratory birds, as migratory birds fly in a straight line. It’s hard to say why the birds fly together in local flocks and seem to challenge each other over who will lead the formation, but it seems to be what they do. From long-distance migrations it is clear that they are doing this for the sake of aerodynamic advantage.

And now I would like to draw this analogy and invite you to think. I would like you to sit back and think about it for a moment when I compare it to innovation and change in any given industry, when industry leaders take positions with new innovations, research and development and other companies follow them. Sometimes the industry has a pretty good idea of ​​where it will go in the future, but it doesn’t know exactly how to get there – or exactly the intended destination – just what will end up getting there.

Let’s take a look at Apple and their latest iPods, iPhones and iPads – you have to admit it’s a lot of innovation for one company in a short amount of time. It seems that if you think that new innovations can not be, Apple is coming up with something new. They are definitely innovators in the personal technology industry, personal computers, and who knows what else in the future? Every time they innovate, a flock follows. Some of the other companies or birds are watching very closely and trying to imitate almost exactly.

Other companies are kept far behind, they are calm, not trying to fight for the pole position or keep up with them. Instead, when the flock makes a hard turn to the right, they can just slightly adjust their trajectory vector to catch up with them. In fact, the following companies, imitators and copyists of their innovations, patents and intellectual property spend much less energy, although it can be said that they are still part of the herd (industry).

Older or weaker birds do this most often, especially if they can’t keep up with stronger young birds that may flaunt in front of potential mates or compete for the order of pecking. One may ask, which strategy is best? Flying after the leader and thus in their currents like Lance Armstrong on the Tour de France, or hovering in the Peloton and flying a shorter distance each time the flock turns in a different direction, still gets to the indie destination with the rest birds.

If we look at Apple and its market capitalization, or at a company like Google, or even Microsoft at the time, we’ll see that innovators, if they can keep innovating, tend to win the game. In a flock of birds, the leading birds are likely to mate with other birds of their choice, and they remain on top of the order of pecking. Because of all this fancy flight and hard work they are probably also stronger birds, more physical and it is also a benefit.

There will always be leaders in any industry or field, and there will always be leeches who are attached to them. Some will say that the best strategy is to be the main bird or to take advantage of the “first market theory” as often as possible, and yet I would suggest you in our time rapid prototyping, fierce personal branding and marketing technologies to be first in the market cannot be smart and even safe. Okay, but we’ll notice that many of the pioneers of new technologies do enjoy certain benefits – but not always.

For every Apple, Google or Microsoft there are tens of thousands of companies, startups, innovative companies that are financed with venture capital, which are no longer with us. They were also the first in their market, spending a lot of money on branding and marketing, setting up distribution channels just to get older birds to copy their techniques, innovate and emulate their prototypes – thus capturing most of the market share in the end.

Eventually, they also landed at their destination, albeit less tired, with less money spent, and they had plenty of energy to share in the profits, worms or food available at the destination market.

Recently, we have seen many lawsuits between Apple and other competing, imitation companies. Many of these companies were abroad, and they either stole patented information, stole patents, or directly copied Apple products.

In China, most consumers believe that paying the full price for American products is crazy if you can buy an exact copy or imitation for 10 percent of the price. In fact, you would be considered unreasonable, stupid and unreasonable if you decided to do the right thing and buy the original, not a fake.

This means that if you work for a company and buy a legitimate Microsoft program or Apple product, you will be considered stupid and perhaps not a very good money manager, and so you will not get a raise in your company – other employees actually laugh at you for your unwise decision to do the right thing. In this regard, there is an inherent problem in the cultural differences between Americans and Chinese.

When we enter the debate on pharmaceuticals, we see the same thing. In the United States, buying some drugs costs a lot of money, but in places like Africa, they buy fakes from other places where they have infringed patents made for the same chemical, and use them instead, in fact in Africa they require medication free. This means that the company, which conducted research and development, invested in patents and went through a difficult process by the FDA, and meanwhile spent hundreds of millions of dollars, in some cases losing.

The copying company is rewarded for fraud, theft and theft of intellectual property. However, if we return this to the “bird flock analogy”, we can see that it is very common in nature. Thus, one could assume that imitation is a completely natural thing. And even if the United States has patent and intellectual property laws in place, these companies, business owners, and representatives of other cultures don’t understand what we’re talking about.

Of course, once we start borrowing their technology, it’s amazing how quickly they rediscover why patents and intellectual property rights are important. In many cases, if you can innovate, stay on the cutting edge of technology and keep moving fast, you can lead a flock and become a winning bird. Yes, it takes a lot of energy, and it’s almost American, but we’ll see that in the end the rest of the flock also won awards, although these were just some of the most innovative and powerful birds that brought them there.

If we want stronger birds (Eagles), we will have to reward successful innovations, not so that they are lazy, but so that they can benefit from research and development without attracting a giant flock of followers. If we don’t, we will find fewer companies introducing innovation and we will slow down technology development. If you are against technology, you may prefer this concept, but if you are for the development of humanity, you can understand why it is so important.

I would like to tell you that the next time you observe a flock of birds flying locally as they spin and turn, you can think about the dynamics of innovation in the marketplace, all the challenges we face in our world, and what we need to do to make sure the game remains fair to all concerned. We need to reward the pack leaders if we are going to continue the race around the clock. Please keep all this in mind.

About New Era Cool Base Performance Technology

New Era is the official cap of the Major League Baseball and one of the leading manufacturers of sports caps in the world. Since 1920, New Era has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hats, producing a top quality product that has surpassed more than 90 years of constant fashion, cultural and sporting environment.

New Eras ’ability to produce and sell top quality baseball caps has earned itself the title of“ Official Major League Baseball Cap ”. Did you know that all your favorite major league baseball players wear New Era 5950 caps on the field during the game?

New Eras On-Field Collection hats have Cool Base Performance technology from New Eras, which provides a hat with the best characteristics, while providing the highest quality and comfort in the most extreme conditions.

Cool Base Performance Technology New Eras has three main factors:

1) revolutionary phyllite

2) supreme drying

3) resistant to shrinkage

How are New Era caps with Cool Base Performance technology different from other New Era 59Fifty caps?

The main difference is the material. On-Field Collection hats with Cool Base Performance technology are made from 100% polyester, while most other New Era hats are made from 100% wool or a 70/30 wool / cotton blend.

Polyester is a synthetic material used to make various garments, mainly from a mixture of cotton and polyester. Here are some benefits of using polyester:

1) Polyester dries quickly

2) Polyester retains its shape better

3) Polyester is more resistant to mold and mildew damage

For major league baseball players and other athletes, it’s easy to see why the New Era makes its On-Field Collection hats made of polyester. New Era polyester caps with Cool Base Performance technology are ideal for MLB players and other athletes because of the extreme conditions in which they play. Polyester helps:

* hats dry quickly in hot conditions, when the cap is likely to spill sweat, and in rainy and cold conditions.

* hats do not shrink. New Era hats are mostly custom, so under the influence of sweat or water woolen or cotton hats will shrink.

* hats stay in shape through games, workouts, throwing them in lockers and stuffing the bottom of sports bags.

* caps retain color better.

When making polyester garments such as New Era caps, you need to take very thin threads of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that are woven or knitted to provide maximum flexibility.

Combining thin polyester fibers with the sewing quality that New Era provides, you will notice that New Era caps, made by Cool Base Performance technology, have a smooth and silky feel.

Profit, Investing Fantasyland: ETFs and Mutual Funds with High Dividends

Several years ago, when asked at a meeting of the AAII (American Association of Individual Investors) in northeastern New Jersey, a comparison was made between the professionally managed portfolio “Market Cycle Investment Management” (MCIM) portfolio and any of several High Dividend Select stocks. . ETFs.

  • My answer was: which is better for retirement, 8% of income in your pocket or 3%? Today’s answer will be 7.85% or 1.85%… and, of course, there is no molecule of similarity between MCIM portfolios and ETFs or mutual funds.

I just took (closer than I-usually-worried-to) “Google” to the four “best” ETFs with high dividends and, similarly described, a group of mutual funds with high dividends. ETFs are “marked” by an index such as the “Dividend Allocation Index,” and consist mostly of high-cap U.S. companies with a history of regular dividend increases.

Mutual fund managers are tasked with maintaining an investment mechanism with high dividends and are expected to trade according to market conditions; An ETF holds every security in its underlying index, all the time, regardless of market conditions.

According to their own published issues:

  • The four “best” ETFs with high dividends in 2018 have an average dividend yield (i.e. in your checkbook on spending money) in … pause to translate the spirit, 1.75%. Check: DGRW, DGRO, RDVY and VIG.

  • Just as outrageous profits, the “best” mutual funds, even after slightly higher management fees, produce a whopping 2.0%. Look at them: LBSAX, FDGFX, VHDYX and FSDIX.

In fact, how can one hope to live at this level of income production with a portfolio of less than five million dollars. This is simply impossible to do without selling securities, and if ETFs and funds do not grow in market value each month, the dive into the principal amount should occur on a regular basis. What if the market is taking a long turn?

The funds described may be the best in terms of “total profits,” but not from the profits they produce, and I have not yet determined how you can use either total profit or market value to pay your bills. without the sale of securities.

As much as I love high-quality dividend-producing stocks (all investment grade stocks are dividend payers), they just aren’t the answer to “readiness” to retire. There is a better, profit-oriented, alternative to these “dogs” producing equity income; and with much less financial risk.

  • Note that the “financial” risk (the probability that the issuing company will not make its payments) is significantly different from the “market” risk (the probability that the market value may fall below the purchase price).

To compare apples to apples, I chose four equity-focused closed-end funds (CEFs), from a much larger universe that I’ve been following quite closely since the 1980s. They (BME, US, RVT and CSQ) have an average return of 7.85% and a payment history of an average of 23 years. There are dozens of others that bring in more profits than any of the ETFs or mutual funds mentioned in Google’s “top class” results.

Although I firmly believe in investing only in dividend-paying stocks, high-dividend stocks are still “growth-oriented” investments, and we cannot expect them to generate such income. on which one can rely from one’s cousins ​​for “income purposes.” . But the stock-based CEF is very close.

  • If you combine these monsters of earnings from stocks with the same managed earnings CEF, you have a portfolio that can lead you to “retirement readiness” … and that’s about two-thirds of the content of the MCIM-managed portfolio.

When it comes to generating income, bonds, preferred stock, bills, loans, mortgages, real estate, etc. are naturally safer and more profitable than stocks … as envisioned by the gods of investment, if not the “Wizards of the Wall”. The street. They’ve been telling you for almost a decade that a return of about two to three percent is the best they can offer.

They lie through their teeth.

Here is an example, as reported recently Forbes Magazine an article by Michael Foster entitled “14 funds that break Vanguard and bring in returns of up to 11.9%”

The article compares both profitability and total profitability, quite clearly shows that the total profitability is meaningless if the competition brings 5 ​​or 6 times more annual income. Foster compares seven Vanguard mutual funds to 14 closed-end funds … and outsiders win in every category: total stock market, small capitalization, medium capitalization, large capitalization, dividend growth, U.S. growth and U.S. value. His conclusion:

  • “When it comes to yields and one-year returns, none Vanguard funds will win. Despite their popularity, despite their fascination with passive indexing and despite their pleasant history, many want to believe in the truth – Vanguard – lagging behind. “

Hello! It’s time to step up your income program before retirement and stop worrying about total income and changes in market value. It’s time to put your portfolio in such a position that you can do it unambiguously, without hesitation and with full confidence:

“Neither stock market volatility nor rising interest rates are likely to have a negative impact on my retirement income; in fact, I’m in an ideal position to take advantage of all the markets and interest rate movements of any magnitude at any time … never breaking into a director except for contingencies. ”

Not yet? Try it.

* Note: No mention of securities in this article should be construed as a recommendation for any specific action: purchase, sale or retention.

Reagan banned CFCs and founded Cap-and-Trade

Many Republicans celebrated Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday because he is considered a unifying figure who skillfully combined principles, pragmatism, and service to the nation. He was a thoughtful conservative-traditionalist who remembered our responsibilities to govern future generations. He has preserved many wild areas so as not to damage their economic development. The way he solved two pollution problems should set an example for Republican politicians today.

During the 1980s, there was scientific evidence that CFCs from cans and refrigerants damage the ozone layer. The layer filters out UV rays, which can cause skin cancer and damage to the environment. Reagan ignored political controversy, ideology, and statements about economic catastrophe – and followed the advice of scholars. He signed the Montreal Protocol, which bans CFC emissions. Economic catastrophes have not happened, and the ozone layer is recovering.

When Canada was concerned that emissions from northeastern power plants were entering Canada and acidifying their lakes, Reagan offered a market solution to the problem. He developed a system of restrictions and trade, according to which polluters had to pay when buying loans, and companies that reduced pollution, received loans. Despite initial complaints, the system worked well and cost much less than energy companies claimed, and none failed.

Scientific evidence has become clear and convincing that human emissions of CO2 cause climate change, endangering the environment and the health of future generations. However, many of our leaders are reluctant to accept scientific evidence. The industries involved say it will be too expensive, and some argue that it will destroy our economy. The system of restrictions and trade proposed to solve the problem has been halted by political controversy. Our current Congress leaders, especially those who ignore science or insultingly call Reagan’s system a “tax limiter,” should look to Reagan as an example.

Coinbase says "No solution" Made for Ripple

“No decisions” on new assets, Coinbase says amid rumors of Ripple

Coinbase is abandoning stories that it may soon add the XRP Ripple token to its current trading pairs.

The speculation came after it emerged that Coinbase chief operating officer and president Asif Hirji could appear alongside Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse in a special episode of CNBC’s “Fast Money” program on March 6th. Moreover, despite solid confirmation of the alleged listing, on Monday the price of XRP rose to more than $ 1.

After hours of turning off the radio on the issue, Coinbase used Twitter to dispel rumors, saying the January declaration listing new cryptocurrencies – which subtle elements like the “committee of internal experts” would eventually make these decisions – hadn’t changed.

Our statement of January 4, 2018 remains valid: we have not decided to add additional assets to either GDAX or Coinbase.

As a prepared segment of CNBC, it is unclear whether Garlinghouse and Hirge will perform on the panel or appear on their own. Host Melissa Lee posted on Twitter a screenshot from the crypto-themed promotional segment, which also features Passport Capital founder John Burbank and Social Capital founder and CEO Chamat Polychapity.

A Ripple spokesman declined to comment on the rumors when they were reached.

Ripple saw another great month fail when its cryptocurrency asset XRP lost significantly compared to unbeaten highs in early January.

XRP won the attention of its customers, gaining up to 1,000 percent earlier this year, as well as new customers; his blockchain startup became the crypto industry’s talk in 2018.

However, it is important for beginners to realize that the roots of all this enthusiasm are related to the specific claims of the startup, in particular that its technology will transform international payments, improving outdated methods used for payments and money. between major financial institutions.

According to Ripple, its products are not only cheaper and faster, but also proudly support them more methodically than the services available on the market today, which focuses primarily on the use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Coinbase has just doused Ripple enthusiasts with a bit of cold water who want to see how their coin hit the popular mainstream exchange.

Rumors that RRple’s XRP will be next in line after Bitcoin Cash hit a fever this week among coin rush types, with some reading between the lines of Tuesday’s CNBC Fast Money segment featuring Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Coinbase president Asif Hirji. in what appears to be a panel discussion on cryptocurrency trends.

Speculation based on the Fast Money segment led XRP to $ 1.07, which is about 6% more than the weekly average. XRP Ripple remains the only coin in the top five by market capitalization that is not available on Coinbase, although given the centralized nature of XRP and very different goals compared to other cryptocurrency projects, its absence is not surprising. However, there are many trading interests, and these things don’t stop Coinbase from adding XRP in the future if it decides to do so.

Any allegations to the contrary are untrue and not endorsed by the company. ”Following the statement, XRP modestly rolled back to its previous averages.

The company also cited a January 5 blog post about the criteria for adding new assets. The message said that “Coinbase will announce the addition of new assets only through a post on our blog or through other official channels.” The company most likely does not want to repeat the chaos around the introduction of Bitcoin Cash. Support for Coinbase’s latest asset was officially announced long before the time, but the deployment itself was marred by big bonuses, a trading freeze and an internal insider investigation.

Is the rebound penny stock too good to be true?

If you love penny stocks (and judging by the number of stocks that have fallen into the penny range over the last 18 months … you many), then the last month has been one of remarkable optimism, or great pessimism.

From March 9 to April 9, the Dow Jones average rose 23%, the S&P 500 rose 26% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 30%. Small-cap stocks were well ahead of large ones, with the Russell 2000 index up 36% over the same period. According to Howard Silverblatt of S&P, this was the sharpest 23-day increase since 1933.

A recent rise in U.S. stock prices has prompted one investment officer to say the rally was “too explosive to be sustainable.” According to Birinyi Associates, if low-cap stocks outperform high-cap stocks to such an extent after bear markets, rallies are fading.

Will history repeat itself? Will low-cap stocks and penalties continue to rise?

According to one article I read (and undoubtedly ten times more to the contrary), pessimistic views seem to be based on one main assumption – that history is a good guide for the future.

And it often happens. Except when history has little to offer for comparative analysis. While we’ve all lived to talk about past bear markets, we haven’t seen anything like it in the past year or so.

In fact, it has probably been a century since the economy experienced a sharp decline in the velocity of money, like last year. Since 1907, the US economy has not experienced a real panic, as in late 2008.

Larry Summers, chief economic adviser to President Obama, said in late 2008 the economy behaved like a ball falling from the edge of the table. Almost every major piece of economic data, the article notes, resembles the front half of a “V” starting around September.

Car sales fell to a level well below the level of recycling, while home sales fell to just one-third of the amount needed to keep up with key indicators such as population growth. The combination of a rapid decline in economic activity, rising foreclosures and mortgage defaults, and market accounting has led to large losses in banks and a panicked sell-off.

According to some financial analysts, the economy and the market are only rebounding from the historically rare events of last year.

If so, and most stocks fall and trade at seemingly bargain prices, how can we separate penny stocks from strain? After all, even fine penny stocks have seen investors overreact by sending their stock prices off the table. But what penny stocks are going to jump … and what deservedly fall?

During a regular bear run, markets will correctly predict the value of many stocks and their discounts accordingly. A 50% price cut is certainly a mark-up, but it’s not a profitable deal if the company’s value has been halved, if business units have deteriorated or been overstated.

This fall, investors were killing pennies in almost every sector. The question is, which penny stocks have undergone a justified correction, and which have resulted from a mistaken, emotional overreaction?

Here are some penny stocks that you may be familiar with. While their stock prices fell last fall, these are financially stable companies that have become a side damage hampered by gloomy market sentiment. And, unlike most penny stocks, their stock prices are bouncing.

Accelrys Inc. (Nasdaq – ACCL) is a profitable, financially sound company with more than $ 53 million in cash, a strong international presence and no long-term debt. Since the beginning of March, the share price of ACCL has risen by 28.57%.

In early February, ACCL announced that third-quarter revenue was up 5% year-over-year to $ 20.6 million. Net income for the period was $ 1.01 million, or $ 0.04 per share, compared to (loss) ($ 1.23 million) or ($ 0.05) per share for the same period last year.

California microdevices (Nasdaq – CAMD) is an innovative company with more than $ 48 million in cash, no long-term debt and good long-term growth potential. Since the beginning of March, the share price of CAMD has risen by 39.56%.

In late January, CAMD announced that the results of the third quarter of fiscal 2009 (ended December 31, 2008) were in line with revised instructions of $ 9.7 million. While demand for the company’s products has plummeted due to the weakening global economy, the company’s strong balance sheet will help it withstand the current economic storm. CAMD expects the current stock adjustment to be completed by mid-2009.

Art Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq – ARTG) is a profitable, financially sound company with more than $ 59 million in cash, no long-term debt and improved operations. In early March, ARTG traded for just $ 1.95, and this week reached a high of $ 2.96 per day; for a short-term spread of 51.79%.

In March, ARTG announced the conclusion of two strategic partnerships. In early February, the company announced that revenue in the fourth quarter was up 16% year-over-year to $ 45.4 million. Net income rose significantly to $ 3.5 million. Revenue for the full year grew by 20% to $ 164.6 million. The company also achieved a full-year profitability of $ 3.8 million.

If the recent rise with small capitalizations and penny stocks is viewed through the prism of recent history, then we could all expect markets to roll back significantly. As the last 18 months have been far from typical, it is difficult to articulate the optimism of some markets.

It’s possible that some penny stocks are going back to where they were last fall – before emotions were heard and they fell off the table. And it still gives shrewd penny investors room to maneuver before a real market boom begins.

Cryptocurrency: The Fintech Disruptor

Blockchains, sidechains, mining – terminology in the secret world of cryptocurrency accumulates in minutes. While it sounds unwise to impose new financial conditions in the already complex world of finance, cryptocurrencies offer a much-needed solution to one of the biggest troubles in today’s money market – transaction security in the digital world. Cryptocurrency is a defining and destructive innovation in the rapidly evolving world of financial technology, a responsive response to the need for a secure medium of exchange in the days of virtual transactions. At a time when transactions consist only of numbers and figures, cryptocurrency offers to do just that!

In its most basic form, the term cryptocurrency is evidence of the concept of an alternative virtual currency that promises secure anonymous transactions through peer-to-peer online networks. Wrong name is property rather than actual currency. Unlike everyday money, cryptocurrency models operate without a central authority as a decentralized digital mechanism. In the mechanism of distributed cryptocurrency, money is issued, managed and approved by a collective network of community peers – the continuous activity of which is known as extraction by peer car. Successful miners also receive coins in gratitude for the time and resources used. Once used, transaction information is broadcast to the public key network blockchain, not allowing each coin to be spent twice by the same user. Blockchain can be seen as a cash register. The coins are password protected with a digital wallet that represents the user.

The supply of coins in the world of digital currency is determined in advance, without manipulation, by anyone, organizations, government agencies and financial institutions. The cryptocurrency system is known for its speed, as a transaction with digital wallets can materialize funds in minutes, compared to a traditional banking system. It is also largely irreversible in its intent, further reinforcing the idea of ​​anonymity and eliminating any further chances of tracking money back to their original owner. Unfortunately, the distinctive features – speed, security and anonymity – have also made cryptocurrencies a way of transactions for many illegal transactions.

Like the real world money market, exchange rates fluctuate in the digital coin ecosystem. Due to the limited number of coins, when the demand for currency grows, the value of coins increases. Bitcoin is the largest and most successful cryptocurrency to date, with a market capitalization of $ 15.3 billion, occupying 37.6% of the market and currently priced at $ 8,997.31. Bitcoin entered the foreign exchange market in December 2017, trading at $ 19,783.21 per coin before facing a sudden drop in 2018. The decline is partly due to the rise of alternative digital coins such as Ethereum, NPCcoin, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin and MintChip.

Due to tightly programmed restrictions on their supply, cryptocurrencies are considered to adhere to the same principles of economics as gold – the price is determined by limited supply and fluctuations in demand. With constant exchange rate fluctuations, their stability will still need to be reviewed. Thus, investing in virtual currencies at the moment is more speculation than the usual money market.

In the wake of the industrial revolution, this digital currency is an indispensable part of the technological breakdown. From the point of view of a casual observer, this rise can look exciting, threatening and mysterious at the same time. While some economists remain skeptical, others see it as a lightning revolution in the monetary industry. Conservatively, digital coins are going to displace about a quarter of national currencies in developed countries by 2030. This has already created a new asset class along with the traditional global economy, and a new set of investment funds will emerge from cryptocurrency in the coming years. Recently, bitcoin may have gone down to focus on other cryptocurrencies. But this does not indicate the collapse of the cryptocurrency itself. While some financial advisers emphasize the role of governments in fighting the secret world to regulate the central governance mechanism, others insist on maintaining the current free flow. The more popular cryptocurrencies, the more attention and regulation they attract – a common paradox that disrupts the digital bill and undermines the main purpose of its existence. In any case, the lack of intermediaries and supervision makes it extremely attractive to investors and causes a drastic change in daily trading. Even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) fears that cryptocurrencies will displace central banks and the international bank soon. After 2030, conventional commerce will be dominated by a crypto supply chain that will offer less friction and more economic value between technology-savvy buyers and sellers.

If a cryptocurrency seeks to become an essential part of an existing financial system, it must meet very different financial, regulatory and social criteria. It must be protected from hackers, user-friendly and heavily protected to offer its fundamental benefits to the core monetary system. It should maintain the anonymity of users without being a channel for money laundering, tax evasion and internet fraud. Since this is a must for the digital system, it will take a few more years to understand whether cryptocurrency will be able to compete in full swing with the real world currency. While this is likely to happen, the success of cryptocurrency (or lack thereof) in solving problems will determine the fate of the monetary system in the coming days.

Synthetic or human hair? Everything you need to know before buying a wig

It is said that the ancient Egyptians invented the wig before the 1600s. It doesn’t really matter who made them first; I am just happy that the wig was made! Every woman / man who knows the heartache of a bad hair day appreciates the value of a good wig. Indeed, in the 21st century wigs have found a new meaning. They are fashionable and help all people to comfortably achieve the desired look. Wigs also help people better preserve their natural hair. Constant heat treatment and styling of natural hair is harmful. As a lover and owner of wigs, I welcome the evolution and fame of this key beauty item. If you want to buy a wig online, you have no privilege to touch and feel it. To this end, it is important to know how to evaluate quality and style to make an informed decision. This complete resource gives you the tools you need to order the most suitable wig that suits your needs.

What exactly is a wig?

According to an online dictionary, a wig is a coating made using real or artificial hair. The definition says that wigs are mostly worn by judges and lawyers in the courts or people trying to hide their baldness. Currently, women are popular to wear wigs as a fashion shortage. With or without hair, many people will wear stylish wigs to look updated and neat. Wigs also have cultural significance when celebrities create their brand and persona around a certain look enhanced by a wig.

Types of wigs available in the market

Wigs are made using synthetic hair, human hair or a mixture of human and animal hair. Sheep, rabbit rabbits and horses are some of the most common sources of animal hair used to make wigs.

Wigs made using synthetic hair

Synthetic wigs are made using artificial hair. Some of the most common materials used to make them include nylon and acrylic fibers. Synthetic hair technology has really improved by making some of the most beautiful wigs on the market synthetic. In fact, some artificial wigs made of hair are indistinguishable from wigs made of human or natural hair. There are many benefits to choosing a synthetic wig, as shown below;


– Quality looks very real and natural

– They are more affordable compared to natural hair or wigs made of human hair

– Synthetic options will not have a problem of tangling, it is common in human hair types

– These wigs will retain their style even after washing

– You can choose different styles and designs from the market of your choice

– In general, they are easy to maintain


– Synthetic wigs are pre-made and you can’t manipulate or change the style as you wish

– Synthetic wigs have a shorter service life – no more than 6 months – but it will depend on the brand

Wigs made of human hair

Human hair wigs give you comfort by knowing that you are really wearing real hair. As mentioned above, human hair can be mixed with real animal hair to form a hybrid. This type of wig comes with a set of pros and cons as shown below;


– Folding can be done to your liking. You can dye, curl and style just like your real hair. So you need a good stylist to make your human hair wig look great

– Due to the versatility of the texture you can get a wig that is very close to the texture of your natural hair

– These wigs often last longer than their synthetic counterparts. A person who wears such a wig daily can enjoy the service for a year or more

– These wigs look and feel natural and it can improve your overall look and confidence


– They are often more expensive

– Maintaining them can be even more expensive, as well as maintaining your real hair

– Wigs and styles in them do not withstand the elements and, of course, will react, becoming dry and tangled

– They fade faster and are more fragile to heat and styling tools

– They will take work and time to put on – in addition, they are usually heavier than synthetic wigs

How to choose the best type of wig to buy?

When it comes to wigs, there is no single size or type that would suit everyone. You buy what suits your needs. The following factors will determine whether you buy a human hair wig or a synthetic hair wig. Keep in mind that there are wigs made of synthetic hair that are safe to heat.

1. How much are you willing to spend?

If you are pennies, then synthetic wigs are made for you. They are not only more affordable but also of excellent quality and look very natural. If you do not mind digging into your pocket, then you can choose a wig made of human hair.

2. What are your preferences in hairstyle?

If you are one of those people who thrive by changing the look of your hair every other day, you need versatile wigs that can be removed to your liking. Due to this, wigs made of human hair are flexible and can be colored, thermal and curled to achieve the desired look. If you choose synthetic wigs that are heat-friendly, this is a good option; however, thanks to stacking, they last no more than 4 months.

3. Do you wear a wig daily?

Wearing a wig daily will expose it to elements regardless of type. So you need a wig that lasts longer and is more durable. To this end, a human hair wig can really help you. You can wear it for up to a year. You can also choose synthetic wigs that are more comfortable for your pocket. Investing in two or three can help you extend the life of each wig. It can also give you style options to break the monotony.

A guide to buy a wig that is perfect

Once you get a general idea of ​​what type of wig you want, it’s time to consider the details. Factors such as head size, cap type, color and style will matter.

– How to determine the size of the head for the perfect wig approach

Wigs should fit perfectly and just like your clothes and shoes, you should know your size. In general, there are three sizes of wigs; small, medium and large. Most women fall under the middle cap of the head. To this end, the market has many style options in this regard. The next popular category of wig sizes is miniature ones, where women wear smaller wigs. Few women wear oversized caps. Use a tape measure to determine the circumference of the head from the forehead and around the hairline. You can also use a flexible fabric to define the measurement. If your head circumference is 20.5 to 21.5 inches, you are small in size. 21.5 to 22.5 inches will indicate the average cap or head size. The large cap drops 22.5 to 23.5 inches. Many wigs come with adjustable straps to help you optimize accordingly.

– Consider the type of hat for the perfect wig

Types of hats play a role in improving the appearance of the wig as a whole. There are four main types, as shown below;

1. Classic wigs without a hat – they are without a hat and allow hair to breathe better. They have weft rows of hair sewn together.

2. Wigs with monofilament cap – Hair is placed on a transparent mesh cap separately. It gives a gorgeous natural look. They are more expensive than classic wigs.

3. Wigs associated with a hand cap – This is an upgrade of a wig with monofilament. It has a design tied by hand where the hair is conquered on a lace fabric for an even better natural look.

4. Lace front wigs – with the help of lace fronts all of the above types of wigs can be improved. The hair is sown on very thin laces around the hairline. This way, your wig can be distracted to get a very natural look.

– Choose your favorite wig style

Short hairstyles for chin length, medium length and long hairstyles, there are different styles of wigs to choose from. Be creative and choose what you like best. After choosing the desired style, consider the colors available for a particular product. Again, this is a chance to do what works for you. Some style experts may recommend certain colors and styles of wigs for your head, but in fact you should use your personal taste to get what you want most. If you prefer expert opinion on head shapes and best styling techniques, the following guide is for you.

How to choose the perfect wig for your face shape

There are seven basic forms of personality. All people will have unique shapes, but these are common shapes to help you choose the most beautiful wig.

1. Oval face shape

It is a longer face with a narrow jaw compared to the cheekbones. Most elements of the form are proportional. To this end, this form can accommodate any wigs and hairstyles.

2. Round face shape

Features of this face include a round hairline and a round chin. The widest part of the face will be the cheeks and ears. The best styles for this face shape include short wigs or wigs that are slightly longer than the chin. Adding fullness and height to the top is the key to getting a great look.

3. Square face shape

This face has a very strong square jaw line and a square hair line. Wavy wigs, which add softening and roundness, go very well with this face shape. Layers are great, adding height to the top. Curls and waves will add symmetry, improving your overall look.

4. Rectangular or oblong face shape

It is a longer face without much width. He may have a very high forehead and a narrow chin. Short and medium length wigs will shorten the length of the face. Side pieces and layers are great for improving your look. With fuller sides the width of your face will be added.

5. The shape of the heart face

This shape will feature wide cheekbones and a forehead with a narrow jaw line. The chin will often be small and soft. Some of the most suitable wig styles include side parting styles, chin lengths and other longer styles. The idea is to soften and narrow the chin by reaching balance with the visible cheekbones.

6. Diamond face shape

This face is considered the place between the oval and the heart shape. It has a narrow forehead and jaw line. The good thing about this shape is that it can take off most wig styles. Experiment with what looks best on you.

7. Pear face shape

This face has a round chin, narrow forehead and wide jaw. Styles that minimize the jaw line are great. Hair adjacent to the forehead and temples can create an oval shape. Very long and full styles will add jaw width and you can avoid these wig styles.

How to choose the best baseball caps to order

Of course, most custom baseball caps allow you to fulfill your requirements for different occasions. It is true that hats are also commonly available in the market. However, not everyone will prefer to wear hats because it does not match their style. Either way, finding the perfect hat that will captivate most users is a daunting task. When setting up a baseball cap, you will come across different options. It’s best to know that more non-standard caps are usually more expensive than regular baseball caps.

You need to consider the following factors when buying individual caps.

  • You should always think about the quality of the material before planning to buy a baseball cap.
  • It is important to know your requirements for purchasing a baseball cap. You will be able to plan the purchase of the right type of cap if you learn about its use.
  • You need to plan your budget before you start looking for custom baseball caps that fit your needs and requirements.

You should prefer to buy caps that are made of quality material. A cheap quality hat will not be a good purchase option. In case you want to distribute custom caps as a promotional product, you will have to purchase the best quality caps. A good quality cap will improve the image of your company. Cheap will create a negative image in the user. You can print your company logo on the cap. At the same time over the cap you can print a slogan or message of your company. This will solve your goal of increasing the advertising of your product and services.

It is preferable to buy hats made of quality material. It is true that choosing the right type of hat will always depend on the material from which it is made. Different types of materials are used to make baseball caps to order. Nylon caps are usually sold in the market. At the same time, leather hats are exciting to wear. However, buying them is expensive. Materials such as cotton, canvas and wool are also used to make baseball caps. Nowadays, many people prefer to buy denim hats. You can also have hats made of different materials.

You need to know that each type of hat will have its positive and negative factors. For example, leather caps increase the level of humidity. However, it will be a unique item to wear. At the same time, buy cotton hats cheaper. However, they are not durable. Therefore, it is better to decide on your favorite material before ordering.

You should always try to wear a cap before deciding to buy. This will allow you to choose the best type of baseball cap you need. Go ahead and get a cap with web-based websites.

How cryptocurrency trading software helps develop your cryptocurrency platform

The cryptocurrency trading software package is an integrated system for managing all aspects of the cryptocurrency trading platform, such as all types of buying, selling, exchanging, lending, MLM and affiliate management, converting, comparing and analyzing the market live.

Important features to consider:

Buy, sell and exchange: Nishue is an impressive trading management system that offers a smooth and secure methodology for your users to effortlessly buy, sell and exchange cryptocurrencies.

Lending system management: This system is quite convenient for brokerage and has a Crypto lending service management system, such as proposal management, maintenance and moderation, etc.

Unique admin module: Nishue contains a secure and advanced admin module that allows you to thoroughly control your cryptocurrency exchange.

Separate Customer Profile: A separate customer profile module that helps your users easily track and verify all open deposit or withdrawal orders, records, transactions, etc. with one click.

MLM and Affiliate Management: These ready-made marketing automation tools make it easy to manage your affiliate commission level, contribution history and documents.

Market Comparison and Converter: Two additional systems have been integrated for live crypto comparison, conversion and depth analysis.

How cryptocurrency trading software helps develop your cryptocurrency platform:

Deposit and withdrawal of coins: crypto traders need to maintain a huge request for deposit and withdrawal daily. Trading software helps manage your business with an automatic installation algorithm.

Coin Pack and Loan Offer: Keep different coin packs and loan offer on your client’s fingers. You can create, manage and advertise your offer using a well-designed package.

Wise Commission: If you follow the MLM strategy to reward your participants, and are worried about setting up their commission? Well, he is ready to automatically calculate the commission on their level.

Notification and risk management: Every crypto trading platform should organize a system of push notifications to keep yourself and your customer informed of many anxious problems, thus helping to eliminate risks. In this case, the system design is perfect.

Gateway to multiple payments: you can integrate your cryptocurrency wallet, local currency, Payeer Even Mobile Banking system as a payment method in this software to make your transaction hassle-free.

Daily, weekly and monthly return on investment: You worry about maintaining a return on investment, as you said. This cryptocurrency trading management software can automatically calculate ROI, commission and others according to your instructions.

Free Responsive Website: It needs to be integrated with our fully responsive system, SEO optimized dynamic website and it is completely free. This will help you run your business smoothly.

Crypto comparison, conversion and depth analysis: cryptocurrency market capitalization and coin converter with two addition systems have been integrated for live comparison, conversion and crypto depth analysis

100% secured system: trading software designed with high security in mind. In this software for cryptocurrency trading the protected whole base, two-factor authentication and many other security systems were applied.

The absolute package is exclusively for spot cryptocurrency trading, which allows users to trade Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin through Coinbase. Based on the same technology that provides the Nishue software feature, it includes proven market-leading tools designed over 25 years to provide both professional and active cryptocurrency traders with a better experience than what is currently available. offered by other crypto-only trading solutions.