#MoneyMoves

What Happened This Week 11/2/2018

What Happened This Week 11/2/2018

The Numbers Are (almost) In… At market close (3PM) today, the winners of Rapunzl’s October Student Competition will be decided! Be sure to check the leaderboard to see if you came out on top. We want to congratulate all participants on riding out a roller coaster of a month for the markets, and remind you to join this month’s November Student Competition, which is currently […]

Continue Reading

What Happened This Week 10/26/2018

What Happened This Week 10/26/2018

We’re Goin’ Dow(n), Dow(n)… The recent market slump continued into this week as the Dow fell 600 points alone on Wednesday. Lead by massive dips in tech, the S&P dropped nearly 3% while Nasdaq, which lists many of our country’s largest tech companies, fell 4.4%. Many analysts are warning that the constant red days have pushed stocks into the ‘correction territory; from its previously claimed […]

Continue Reading

Making Money in a Market Slump

Making Money in a Market Slump

Gold versus Stocks Wow! The S&P 500 lost 4% of its value since October 1st. That’s about $1.3 trillion and might leave you wondering…. How can I make money when the stock market goes down? That’s where we come in! We spent the week researching companies, trying to find investments that have both growth opportunity and protect your downside risk. We came up with 4 […]

Continue Reading

What Happened This Week 10/12/2018

What Happened This Week 10/12/2018

Dow Drops, Tech Wanes Stocks continued their steep falls this week as the Dow fell below to 25,000 for the first time since this past July. In the 2-day period from Tuesday to Thursday, the Dow totaled losses of over 5%. The NASDAQ, known for its highly tech-centered portfolio, fell more than 2% alone on Tuesday as the riskiness of the tech market continued to […]

Continue Reading

Stocks We’re Watching October 2018

Stocks We’re Watching October 2018

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), one of the hottest stocks on Wall Street this year, may finally be due for a readjustment. AMD, which develops semiconductors and computer processors, has seen its value increase over 140% since the beginning of 2018. Much of this growth was fueled by AMD’s development of its high-tech graphics cards, which have played an important role in […]

Continue Reading

What Happened This Week 7/27/2018

What Happened This Week 7/27/2018

Stocks Stay Strong It was a good week for global equities with modest tailwinds from micro and macro factors. Q2 earnings reached their crescendo this week, with 174 companies reporting and 60% of the S&P 500’s market cap will have reported 2Q earnings. On average, US companies are showing earnings growth of over 25%, reflecting strong economic conditions and the positive impact of tax reform. […]

Continue Reading

What Happened This Week 7/20/2018

What Happened This Week 7/20/2018

Trade Tension Turbulence Despite notable gains at the beginning of the week, the market experienced severe fluctuations following some foreign policy changes. These changes, which aim to toughen foreign-investment reviews, re-ignited trade tensions and caused U.S. stocks to decline. Many stocks, such as The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), started out the week with record highs. However, the DJIA fell 0.5%, while the S&P 500 […]

Continue Reading

The Minimum Wage Debate

The Minimum Wage Debate

Remember when a Big Mac used to cost 75¢? Or how about when you could buy a can of soda for a nickel? Naturally, price levels increase over time (this is often called inflation), and in order to keep up with their constant rise, our wages have followed. However, many workers are dissatisfied with the pace that their salaries have grown relative to global prices, […]

Continue Reading

What Happened This Week 7/13/2018

What Happened This Week 7/13/2018

Banks Post Mixed Earnings Reports PepsiCo’s (PEP) quarterly results were better than expected, indicating the possibility of a gradual recovery in its soda business. PepsiCo’s North American beverage sales fell only 0.9 percent – its smallest drop in four quarters – as the company launched a vigorous marketing campaign to revive soda sales. Pepsi’s net revenue rose 2.4 percent to hit $16.09 billion, $5.19 billion […]

Continue Reading

What Happened This Week 6/29/2018

What Happened This Week 6/29/2018

Trade War Fear Worries Investors The stock market took some hits this Monday due to fears of an impending trade war between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 (S&P) lost 1.4%, but despite spending most of the session at a low, it managed to close a tick above its 50-day moving average. On the other hand, the Dow Jones (DJI) lost 1.3% and ended […]

Continue Reading