Does the President Really Help the Economy?

Does the President Really Help the Economy?

For decades, economists have studied and debated how much, if any, impact the President actually has on the US economy. 2018’s first official GDP figures are set to be released later this week, and with the economy on strong footing, it is likely Donald Trump will offer his own answer to this question by taking credit for the country’s economic health. Public mindset often conflates […]

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What Happened This Week 1/26/2018

What Happened This Week 1/26/2018

Mixed Signals Earlier this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin signaled a shift from conventional economic policy by stating a weaker US dollar would benefit the US economy. Mnuchin is speaking with regard to international trade, suggesting a stronger US dollar makes exports less affordable for other countries, putting American manufacturers and exporters at a price disadvantage. Naturally, […]

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Industry Spotlight: Recreational Marijuana

Industry Spotlight: Recreational Marijuana

Finding holes for new markets is a valuable space with high returns. The marijuana industry is looking prime for booming, so let’s use our financial fluency tools to look deeper at its market impact.   How did we get here? Marijuana’s usage in America dates back to the Native Americans, however, it only became controversial in 1860, when several states began signing the first regulations. […]

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BAAD Tech

BAAD Tech

What is going on with tech firms?   The economy has made major strides under Trump’s presidency, and a large part of that historic rise is due to the success of tech giants. Led by Facebook (FB), Google (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), and Apple (AAPL), the tech industry continues to churn out historic returns as our society becomes evermore dependent on their advanced and addictive products. […]

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What Happened This Week 1/19/2018

What Happened This Week 1/19/2018

Amazon posts shortlist. E-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) released a shortlist of potential sites for its second headquarters, which will reportedly cost around $5bn create 50,000 jobs. Among the top 20 contenders were large metropolitan areas like New York, Chicago, and LA, as well as some unexpected places like Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. Amazon says one of the most important factors in its final decision will […]

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International Cryptocurrency Regulation

International Cryptocurrency Regulation

What is happening with cryptocurrency? After a historical rise to fame and value in the past year, the cryptocurrency market as a whole took a massive dip in the past week as more countries have put forth regulations. Cryptocurrency’s recent founding and name recognition have made it a target for regulators due to its potential as an unregulated and universal medium of exchange. A large […]

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Breaking down the Tax Bill

Breaking down the Tax Bill

Wondering what’s going on with the GOP’s latest tax bill? Here’s how it impacts you, small businesses, and the markets in order to figure out the best way to allocate your portfolio.

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What Happened This Week 1/12/2018

What Happened This Week 1/12/2018

Oil prices climbed to a four year high. The price of Brent Crude (ICE) rose past $70/barrel for the first time since December 2014 on news that Opec, the 14-member cartel of petroleum exporting countries, announced it would limit output this year. Price gains were supported by a decrease in US oil stock.   Cryptos stumble, regulators press on. South Korea, one of the world’s […]

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What Happened This Week 1/05/2018

What Happened This Week 1/05/2018

Happy First Friday of 2018!   The market continues its upward hike as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) hit a record high of 25,000 this week. Amidst one of the longest bull markets on record, the Dow rose 25% last year, the S&P 19%, and the Nasdaq 28%, mostly due to strong gains in tech stocks. But the question remains…   Will it continue?   President Trump’s […]

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