Luckbox Leans in with Phil Tetlock

Philip Tetlock, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has helped a generation of forecasters hone their prediction skills. At the university’s Good Judgment Project, Tetlock worked alongside his wife and research partner Barbara Mellers to form a team of forecasters so accurate that they outperformed intelligence analysts who had access … Continued

LUCKBOX READERS VS. MARKET EXPERTS

The Luckbox editorial team uses polls to gauge reader sentiment ahead of every issue. This time, the editors posed the same questions to a panel of financial experts. Here’s how the results compare.  What will the March Consumer Price Index (to be released mid-April) look like?3%-4% Chris Beauchamp: Pricing pressures are likely to moderate as … Continued

High Art

Everydays—The First 5000 Days, a JPG file created by the digital artist known as Beeple, sold a year ago at an online Christie’s auction for $69.3 million. The price set a record for an artwork that exists only digitally as a non-fungible token (NFT). That’s a lot of money but far short of the value … Continued

Luckbox Sold an NFT

Proceeds from the NFT charity auction, which ended on Veterans Day, went to coding bootcamp for veterans Code Platoon. The Luckbox team in August announced the creation of an NFT charity auction as part of its cryptocurrency-themed issue coverage. Three months and more than 10 bids later and the auction officially ended.  Longtime tastytrader Kartik … Continued

UP NEXT: The Issue with Inflation

On November 30th, Luckbox will release it next issue. The following is a sneak preview. To make sure The Issue with Inflation is in your inbox, subscribe for free here. When it became apparent last month that inflation had reached 6.2%—the highest it’s been in 31 years—even the optimists began backing away from the idea that pandemic-related … Continued

The Luckbox Bookshelf

New and not-so-new books that captured our attention this month  The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power  By Shoshana Zuboff Shoshana Zuboff came up with the phrase “surveillance capitalism” to describe how companies accumulate wealth and amass power in the new “behavioral futures markets.” As … Continued

Take Back Control of Your Data

The surveillance economy robs you of valuable personal information. Don’t stand for it! Follow these steps to fight back. Devices Choose ‘dumb’ devices over ‘smart’ ones whenever possible. A smart kettle is not necessarily an improvement over a good old-fashioned one, and it represents a privacy risk. Anything that can connect to the internet can … Continued

The LAST Picture

Tempering a Taper Tantrum? Fed Chair Jerome Powell looks as though he may have a lot on his mind these days. But who could blame him? COVID-19 is interrupting supply chains, hourly workers seem reluctant to return to the labor force after quarantine, and the specter of inflation is once again casting a shadow over … Continued

More Luckbox Love

Luckbox magazine earned one first place and two honorable mentions in the 2021 Folio Magazine Eddie and Ozzie Awards for editorial excellence presented Oct. 14 at a gala dinner in New York. The magazine took the top prize in the category of Best Full (Instructional) Issue for the December 2020/January 2021 edition: The Art & Science … Continued

Nakamoto’s New Era

Terms like “mining” and “proof of work” are essential for cryptocurrency literacy. In his latest book, Anthony Scaramucci simplifies the complex and explains why his firm now wholly embraces bitcoin On Oct. 31, 2008, a link to an eight-page white paper written by Satoshi Nakamoto titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was posted to … Continued