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Weekend Reading - November 10th, 2017

There’s a limited amount we can learn from one event that makes us better prepared to handle the next event.

Article of the Week

Never Do That Again- (Collaborative Fund) - Keep an open mind when investing, because there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the market.

Market

 A Bull Market Should Make Investors Happy. This One Isn’t.- (New York Times) - While there is a sense of euphoria, there is still uneasiness as the market climbs higher.

Playing The Odds- (The Irrelevant Investor) - Everyone looks like a genius, or an idiot at some point in time.

The Next Bear Market - (A Wealth of Common Sense) - How you choose to react determines how successful your outcome will be.

Snapchat

Snapchat User Growth Disappoints in Another Down Quarter - (New York Times) - User growth is not keeping up with expectations.

Snap Stock Sinks Along With It's Ad Prices -  (MarketWatch) - Snapchat automates and decreases ad prices while Facebook raises ad prices and targeting.

Snapchat Is Redesigning Its App Because It Knows It's Too Hard to Use - (Gizmodo) - The application is attempting to make it's platform more attractive to a wider audience.

Bitcoin

Can Bitcoin Be Tamed?- (The Reformed Broker) - What happens when more investors gain access to Bitcoin through funds?

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week (Vice) - Higher prices and more demand leads to more computers online mining for the currency.

Cryptocurrency Pioneer Sees a ‘Total Bubble.’ Just in a Good Way- (Bloomberg) - Mixed thoughts about what a bubble means for Bitcoin going forward.

The Boy Genius Behind the $28.5 Billion Cryptocurrency Ethereum - (Inc.) - A young "scientist" has successfully created a new cryptocurrency and spurred the introduction of ICO's.

Misc

The Generation that Tech Forgot - (Collaborative Fund) - Tech has overlooked the baby boomer generation and is missing opportunity.

How Netflix Works: The (Hugely Simplified) Complex Stuff That Happens Every Time You Hit Play - (Medium) - Interesting primer on how Netflix physically delivers content to you every time you sit down to watch.

Harnessing the Power of Coffee to Energize the Planet - (National Geographic) - A British start-up is recycling coffee grounds to provide carbon neutral fuel to companies, vehicles, and people.

Charlotte Happenings

Agenda Weekender: 65+ Things to do this Weekend, Including the Charlotte Marathon, Southern Christmas Show and Sycamore's Fall Oyster Roast- (Charlotte Agenda) 

Proposed Tax Plan: A Boom for Charlotte Housing Market?- (Charlotte Stories)

The South’s First Axe-Throwing Bar Is Opening This Saturday – LumberJaxe CLT- (Charlotte Stories)

Cash Confessional: A week of spending in Charlotte on a $48,000 salary - (Charlotte Agenda)