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Zach Leach

Zach Leach has 9 articles published.

I studied music and business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I have a passion for music, technology and finance.

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The beginning of the year for the markets is a stark contrast to the impressive gains of 2017, with a steep fall that was precipitated by arguably the Longest Streak Ever Without a 5% Correction, and also a series of events that have wreaked havoc in the bond market. Bond investors have recently gained control of…

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The Republican’s Education Bill, The Prosper Act, will do no such thing

in Politics

There are currently 6 million job openings in the United States. Job openings are in part due to a huge tech oriented skills shortage. The current administration plans on gutting public education and removing subsidies that have been necessary for young adults to receive post-graduate higher education. The New Republican spending bill will likely make…

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Spectre and Meltdown, One Very Large Technology Tragedy

in Technology

Meltdown, a vulnerability that primarily affects Intel and ARM based chips, and Spectre, a vulnerability that affects all processors, have been known about for 7 months.  They are, for the most part, the largest security vulnerabilities that have ever been exposed. Rumors have been going around that Meltdown only affects Intel, ARM, and APPLE processors and…

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Blockchain Currencies in a Nutshell

in Finance

When asked about Blockchain technologies, most people respond with blank faces.  Here is a small rundown to catch people up. The strongest cryptocurrencies have generally one thing in common, they have something called a blockchain which is stored on many users computers.  This is different then the current banking system, which stores records on databases on servers.  What…

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Bitcoin’s Slide Spared No One

in Finance

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple, the largest crypto currencies by market cap, all slid from their highs almost 40% on Thursday, mostly reclaiming 20% of those gains.  It seems investor’s fears of a complete collapse have not been realized. Interestingly no currency was spared in the investor pullback, as all of the currencies followed an…

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The End of an Era

in Finance

Consequences of Cheap Money After weeks of mania from an explosive price valuation from Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto currencies, it’s safe to assume that something strange is happening to the worlds financial markets.  Bitcoin’s price has skyrocketed from a little over $1000 the beginning of the year upwards to $19,000 this past week and…

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