The Diary

June 27, 2021

Most savvy investors know that diversification of assets is a key part of achieving true wealth over the long-term – which is why many of them allocate a portion of their portfolio to real estate. Curious about the real estate market in a recovering economy, we reached out to BJ Turner, founder of LA-based commercial real estate investment and property development firm Dunleer Group BJ gave us the scoop on which markets are cooling and which emerging markets are heating up, and why this could be the end of the multi-tenant office tower. Fun fact: he’s also an avid small-cap investor, and gives us his pro tips. You can read more in this issue’s Interview.

And if you’re a regular reader of The Diary, you know that we follow energy-related stocks closely – but what happens if America’s actual power grid is compromised? The US economy is in big trouble, that’s what. Read our Spotlight feature to learn how you can invest in America’s most vital asset.

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In this issue:

Spotlight: The biggest threat to America’s power grid – and how you can invest in one of the country’s most valuable assets.
Interview: We chat with BJ Turner, founder of LA-based real estate investment firm Dunleer Group, about the post-Covid real estate market.
In the News: China is trying to destabilize Bitcoin – what does it mean for gold?
Infographic: How to Avoid Common Mistakes With Mining Stocks (Part 2: Business Plan)


The Biggest Risk to the American Power Grid


It was a warm October morning.

I was headed out for my daily caffeine fix, and as I drove I sensed something weird with the sky.

There was a strange, giant grey cloud on the horizon. At first I thought it was a thunderhead.

Then it hit me – that wasn’t a cloud.

It was a huge plume of smoke to the north.


I live in Northern California, where sadly we now get wildfires every year… especially in the fall, when the dreaded “Diablo” winds blow.

Thanks to the Diablo winds from the previous night, what had started as a small fire had now exploded in size, and was heading our way.

So I packed up some clothes and my laptop just in case.

The next morning my cell phone started screeching that it was time to evacuate… NOW.

Continue reading here.


BJ Turner, Founder of Real Estate Investment and Development Firm Dunleer

The global real estate market took a hit in the months after the onset of the pandemic, but as  with stocks, a depressed market presents fresh opportunities to “buy low”. Dear Retail chatted with BJ Turner, founder of private LA-based real estate investment and development firm Dunleer, to find out which market segments have the most potential in a recovering economy.

Continue reading here.

In the News

China’s Bitcoin Meddling Reinforces Gold’s History as a True Store of Value

As they say, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and right now Bitcoin’s weakest link is China. About 65% of the world’s Bitcoin mining took place in China as of April 2020, according to an estimate by the University of Cambridge.

Given China’s dominance of Bitcoin mining and therefore its critical role in the stability of the Bitcoin network, the country has presented an enormous concentration risk that has been widely neglected by both crypto speculators and the media – until now.

Continue reading here.



How to Avoid Common Mistakes With Mining Stocks (Part 2: Business Plan)

Anyone can have an idea for a business, but not everyone can run one. And when it comes to industries that can make real money, having a solid business plan is everything.

That’s what makes picking the right mining company to invest in so difficult. Yes, there is a lot of money to be made in mining, but to truly build a business, there needs to be a concrete strategy in place.

View the full infographic here.

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