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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Disney Stock On Stream With Comcast Bidding War

Disney Stock On Stream With Comcast Bidding War

In June of 2017, The Walt Disney Company also known as Disney (DIS) gathered with its board of directors to discuss the growth of two new business segments: direct-to-consumer and international, particularly seeking to expand the distribution of new streaming products, services, and offerings. A lot (not so quietly) has happened since then. Disney established a foothold in the direct-to-consumer marketplace by acquiring a 30% […]

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Retirement Accounts 101

Retirement Accounts 101

The concept of saving for retirement is not addressed as early as it should. In fact, with all the alarming data, it is something that should be on the forefront of everyone’s thoughts. While most employers offering 401(k) plans to their employees, you should also be making contributions to a self driven retirement plan early in your career. Especially when you’re earning less money! What […]

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WeWork Valuation Not Working For Investors

WeWork Valuation Not Working For Investors

Office-sharing startup WeWork, owned by The We Company, and SoftBank Group, are pressing ahead with plans to go public in spite of lukewarm interest for shares which many claim are overvalued. In January 2018, The We Company (which has a really sick website) raised money at a $47 billion valuation. Then reality struck. Institutional investors responsible for purchasing shares before the IPO have balked at […]

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Starbucks: More Than A Coffee Shop

Starbucks: More Than A Coffee Shop

This month Starbucks (SBUX) celebrated the 40th anniversary since Howard Schulz started with a packed coffee store in Seattle. That coffee store has since grown into a manifestation of the American Dream. Howard Schulz is now running for the Presidency with thousands of coffee stores across the globe. The company exceeded revenues of $10.7 billion last year. They have 16,850 Starbucks in 40 countries. They […]

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The Big Four: Dominating The Stock Market

The Big Four: Dominating The Stock Market

As of last week, the Big Four (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google) have a combined market cap of $3.2 TRILLION which represents over 15% of the $20 trillion US economy. In 1997, shares of Amazon (AMZN) & Apple (AAPL) traded below $2 per share. Facebook (FB) & Google (GOOGL) hadn’t even been started. It was the dawn of the Internet Era. The following year, Google […]

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Learn To Trade Successfully in a Market Slump

Gold versus Trading Stocks Wow! The S&P 500 lost 4% of its value since October 1st. That’s about $1.3 trillion. Don’t panic and trade away all your positions just yet. Think before you trade: 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 a trade that has both growth […]

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Minimum Wage: Investors Tackle A Political Debate

Remember when a Big Mac used to cost 75¢? Or how about when you could buy a can of soda for a nickel? Prices naturally increase over time (inflation). In order to keep up with their constant rise, our wages have followed. With that said, many workers are dissatisfied with the pace salaries have grown relative to global prices. This has reinvigorated the debate over […]

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Trading Risk: Stocks During the North Korea Summit

The Situation For the past several weeks, a proposed summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been whimsically planned, cancelled, and re-planned. They continue trading PR students. Most recent developments suggest that the summit is confirmed. It will allegedly go ahead as planned on June 12. The North Korea summit saga, like other recent political issues such as tariff disputes, […]

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