The Food Sector Goes On Offense

Food and beverage stocks are having their worst year relative to the S&P 500 in more than two decades. This sector, known for stability, is leaving too many investors with a queasy feeling of FOMO. At press time, prices had declined 2% for the year while the S&P had risen by 16%. This lackluster performance … Continued

When AI Eclipses Humanity

The singularity— the time when super intelligent computers surpass human understanding and shed human control—may soon be upon us Suppose a medical research team asks a chatbot to develop a vaccine to eradicate every variant of COVID-19 in humans. It’s a perfectly reasonable request that could go shockingly wrong.  The machine might formulate a drug … Continued

The First $100 Billion Drug

An obesity medication is reportedly poised to shatter the record for pharmaceutical sales volume  A prescription drug that combats obesity is expected to become the biggest-grossing pharmaceutical in history, ringing up five times the sales volume of its nearest competitor, an industry authority predicts.  “With modest patient penetration, we could see tirzepatide generating more than … Continued


Son Dao has made a fortune in almost no time by bucking the market’s bearishness. He turned $1,600 into $2.5 million in 17 months. Yes, Luckbox verified the numbers. Twenty-eight-year-old Son Dao was born in Vietnam, but now he’s living a spectacular version of the American dream just outside Atlanta. Despite a bear market—or really … Continued

The Future of Policing has Arrived

Predictive analytics warn of criminal activity from the streets to the boardroom Computers are predicting when and where crimes will occur—but don’t expect a real-life remake of the 2002 sci-fi film Minority Report. In other words, Tom Cruise won’t be swooping down in a futuristic bladeless helicopter to stop an aggrieved husband from plunging a … Continued

Are We Doing Voting Right?

Advocates argue that ranked choice balloting empowers voters, encourages candidates to moderate their views, discourages negative campaigning and strengthens third parties. Skeptics aren’t so sure. Ranked choice voting may seem mysterious to most Americans, but this relatively rare way of casting ballots has colored the results of recent elections from New York to Alaska and … Continued

Diamonds: The Newest Asset Class

A serial entrepreneur is working to transform one-of-a-kind gems into a tradable commodity Diamonds may be forever, but only a few of the biggest, most precious examples have been taken seriously as an investment vehicle. The problem’s been that each one is unique—they aren’t a tradable, undifferentiated commodity like oil, gold, corn or pork bellies. … Continued

Hire Education

Carving out a decent career doesn’t require spending four years and a king’s ransom in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree Career training has expanded so much lately that it’s creating alternatives to expensive four-year college degrees.  Fifty years ago, vocational-technical education primed high school students for jobs like meat cutting or auto mechanics—almost anything that … Continued

Liberal Arts: Prep school for Life

Don’t view the value of a liberal arts college education solely through an economic lens. This professor has the stats to support that idea.  It’s not so much what you study but how you study it that leads to financial success and personal fulfillment. That’s one of the big ideas that emerged from a study … Continued