What Happened This Week 8/25/2017

What Happened This Week 8/25/2017

The market was uncharacteristically stable for the most part this week as investors looked forward to Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming today.   Contrary to stable markets, President Trump has continued to peddle absurd threats. He’s now warning lawmakers that he would close down the government if Congress doesn’t pass a bill that would allow […]

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Investing Your First Paycheck – Interview

Investing Your First Paycheck – Interview

A few days ago, we took the time to sit down with Simone Capers and talk to her about how we can plan for retirement and why it’s important to begin investing early; both of which are important pillars in achieving financial fluency. We wrote up the highlights of the conversation and included them below so that everyone can benefit and learn together.   Myles […]

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What Happened This Week 8/18/2017

What Happened This Week 8/18/2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) started the week off on a high-note as it surpassed the 22,000 mark for the first time since it’s initial dip. Most of the positive gains were propelled by the technology sector as Nvidia (NVDA), AMD (AMD), and Micron (MU) all surged in the opening hours Monday morning. It looks like our speculation last week about an overheated semiconductor industry […]

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What Happened This Week 8/11/2017

What Happened This Week 8/11/2017

Last week’s record-breaking highs were quickly replaced with lows this week as the Dow (DJI) dropped under its 22,000 point milestone Thursday morning.   Disney (DIS) announced that it would cut ties with Netflix (NFLX) as it planned to launch it’s own streaming service which seems fairly self-destructive. Both stocks went into a spiral, although the rest of the market for the most part held steady, and […]

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What Happened This Week 8/04/2017

What Happened This Week 8/04/2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) reached a new milestone this Wednesday as it surpassed 22,000 for the first time. Since it closed over 21,000 this past March, 18 of the 30 stocks in the Dow increased. The top 5 performing stocks, lead by Boeing (BA) and McDonald’s (MCD), helped the Dow stay above this historic milestone longer than Jeff Bezos was the richest man […]

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What IPO’s and Share Dilution Mean

What IPO’s and Share Dilution Mean

Often lost in the conversation among amateur investors is the purpose of issuing stocks (or having an IPO) for the companies whose equity the stocks actually represent. Learning the fundamentals of a corporation’s motivation for issuing shares and the consequences that such action can have on shareholders is critical for a casual investor to accurately value their portfolio and inch closer to financial fluency.   […]

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