Coronavirus: Meltdown As Virus Spreads

Coronavirus: Meltdown As Virus Spreads

What Happened Last Week? New cases of coronavirus were discovered around the world. More unsettling information from healthcare specialists was announced. Multiple countries declared the virus a pandemic; and one Bloomberg Opinion argues that coronavirus is here to stay: like the common cold or influenza. This sent the public into a panicked frenzy, purchasing face masks and other basic essentials. WeWork issued a work from […]

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Merger: A Sprint to 5G

Merger: A Sprint to 5G

In 2018, Sprint and T-Mobile announced a merger, to form a new company. This new company would be at a whopping $146 billion. Ownership of the new company would be split three ways. Deutsche Telekom would own the majority – 42%. SoftBank Group is eager to make-up for its WeWork Snafu and currently holds 27%. The remaining 31% will remain publicly traded. Two years later […]

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Managing Debt: Over-levered & Under-saved

Managing Debt: Over-levered & Under-saved

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz states “having a plan on how you’ll pay off the debt can keep you focused on what it will take to attain ‘financial freedom’”. THE CURRENT DEBT SITUATION Did you know that total household debt balances increased by $193 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, and now stand at $14.15 trillion? To put things into perspective: balances have grown $1.5 trillion higher […]

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Breaking Down The Tax Bill For Investors

Breaking Down The Tax Bill For Investors

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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Stocks, Markets & Turkeynomics

Stocks, Markets & Turkeynomics

Ahh Thanksgiving! That wonderful time of year when families come together, reflect on all they are thankful for, and share a delicious home-cooked meal. Everyone loves Thanksgiving dinner. So naturally, us market fanatics at Rapunzl decided to take a closer look at some of the market forces and economic concepts behind your meal and how it’ll impact certain stocks. Let’s Talk Stocks Turkey Turkey is […]

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Investors’ Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

Investors’ Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

2017 has been the year of the chip. Particularly, it has been the year of the semiconductor. Tech stocks have dominated markets this year, and a large part of that support has come from its chip-producing companies. Semiconductor stocks have surged as their capabilities continue to become more essential to our daily life. These highly-complex, highly-functional chips provide a glimpse into the future of technology. […]

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Should Investors Question the G20 as an Elusive Dream?

Should Investors Question the G20 as an Elusive Dream?

This year’s G20 Summit lacked the unity of past meetings. On one side of the table, we saw 18 nations and the European Union. The United States sat on the other side of the table. Between these two, was the divide: climate change, a divide that has led many to describe the G20 as the G19 plus one. But what exactly is the G20 Summit and […]

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Learn How To Invest In An IPO

Learn How To Invest In An IPO

The life of a stock is an eventful one, and it all starts at its IPO. Let’s take a deeper look as we step closer towards achieving financial fluency. What is an IPO? An IPO is an acronym for initial public offering. This represents a company’s first sale of stock to public investors. For instance, Uber has raised private capital; hence, you cannot find Uber […]

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Why The Subprime Auto Debt Bubble Matters

Why The Subprime Auto Debt Bubble Matters

BUBBLES? SUBPRIME AUTO DEBT? WHAT? BUBBLE In the world of economics, a bubble represents a significant price increase of an asset irrespective to an increase in the asset’s underlying value. We saw it with housing prices in 2008: individuals were buying houses to “flip” rather than owning as a long-term investment. Bubbles emerge when the value of an investment is dictated by perception & speculation, […]

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