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Should I Invest in Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology?

"We view crypto-investing as driven by the greater fool theory of investing or speculation, and we genuinely mean that in a bullish way for now," says Jason R. Escamilla, CEO of ImpactAdvisor, a wealth management firm in San Francisco

Simply put, there are dozens of investment products on the horizon, many of which will introduce entirely new segments of investors to buy bitcoin: adding liquidity by way of all the marketing into new distribution channels. With those forces in place, it's anyone's guess when and at what level this bubble will peak.

"As an investor, you have to ask yourself, if you are getting into bitcoin today: what's your edge over the person selling to you? Simply looking at a chart showing the price rise is not enough," for bitcoin or any other second-hand good that trades in a marketplace.

U.S. News, Nov. 2017


Beware Of The Bitcoin Bubble: Investment And Financial Advisors Warn

But it is anybody’s guess what inning. It looks to me like we’re well ahead of the 7th-inning stretch,” said Jason R. Escamilla, CEO of ImpactAdvisor, an investment advisory firm in San Francisco. “The price level and energy usage are unsustainable. There is far better technology emerging to meet the same needs.

Forbes, Nov. 2017


The Newest Metric for Financial Success: Customers’ Emotions

"For Jason Escamilla, CEO of ImpactAdvisor, a wealth management firm that focuses on values-based investments, emotions and money are inextricably linked, as values-based investments are often driven by emotional responses to causes. (For example, an investor may choose not to invest in companies that he or she sees engages in practices detrimental to the environment.)

But..."Being emotional is not an edge in investing," he said."

Tearsheet, Aug. 2017


When Social Responsibility Becomes an Investment Strategy

"Social responsibility is the central theme of US-based software provider Impact Labs. In September, it announced the launch of the first algorithmic portfolio software solely for those who actively adopt ESG investing."

Waters: Trading Technologies for Financial-Market Professionals, Dec. 2016 issue

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