Industry Spotlight: Salmon

Industry Spotlight: Salmon

From the tops of our bagels to the centerpieces of our Friday night dinners, one food has forced its way deep into our diets and is showing no signs of slowing down: salmon. As Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, doctors have pushed for fish (in place of meat), specifically salmon, to make up a greater part of the consumer’s daily diet. For this week’s industry […]

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Venezuela: A Country in Crisis

Venezuela: A Country in Crisis

Venezuela used to be considered one of the future powers of the world when its economy peaked in the late 1970s following an oil-driven gold rush. But following decades of oil gluts, shortages of food and healthcare, and continuous political turmoil, the failing country’s future tells a frighteningly different story. Venezuela, once a rising powerhouse, can now simply be described as a country in crisis. […]

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Green Bonds

Green Bonds

Here at Rapunzl we love green! From greenbacks to green beans and everything in between, we think it’s the best color there is. Just take a look at our logo! Green represents life, cleanliness, and this beautiful place we call Earth. So naturally, we decided to use our financial fluency tools to take a closer look at how money becomes truly green: green bonds.   […]

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Is the G20 An Elusive Dream?

Is the G20 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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Oil in a Bear Market: So What?

Oil in a Bear Market: So What?

Oil prices, one of the most basic resources in the commodity marketplace, and their impcats on the markets are important to learn. As one of the market movers in today’s marketplace, we must take a closer look at oil in order to continue to build towards financial fluency.   To analyze oil prices, we need to take a trip back to the 1970s when the […]

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