Entries by Sameer Amin

Bash the cash: the future of currency

I remember growing up and trading games, toys and Pokémon cards with my friends, not realizing that I had just bartered. Bartering, used in early civilizations, eventually gave way to different forms of currency such as shells, stones, beads, fur and coins. Over the past millennium, cash has been king, but in the 21st century, […]

Buying beauty: the pros and cons of investing in art

It’s no secret that a well-diversified portfolio is crucial for accumulating long-term wealth. Stocks, bonds and mutual funds can provide variety, but some of today’s savvy investors are probing beyond these conventional asset classes and looking at alternatives. Increasing competition in the wealth management industry has created demand for new wealth management models, and one […]