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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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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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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The Age of E-Commerce

The Age of E-Commerce

Black Friday has come and gone, and another historic year of sales is in the books. Let’s use our financial fluency tools to take a closer look at the market impact of the one time during the holiday season when your wallet actually thanks you.   Transfer of Power   Retail store sales have continued to take a severe dip this year as e-commerce giants […]

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Turkeynomics

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 so we can all add it to our financial fluency toolbox.   […]

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Living in a World of Negative Rates

Living in a World of Negative Rates

At many of the world’s central banks, setting key interest rates is the primary tool for conducting monetary policy and stabilizing economic activity. When central bankers are worried about inflation or an economy expanding too quickly, they can raise rates and increase the cost of borrowing, giving households and businesses more reason to save their money, rather than spending or investing. Similarly, in the midst […]

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Crypto-craziness

Crypto-craziness

  With a market cap of nearly $200 billion, it is safe to say that nothing has had a quicker rise to fame in recent years than cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s foundation in 2009 was the first domino to fall in a line of hundreds as the blockchain industry continues its rapid expansion.   The general technology provides users with a decentralized platform that allows them to […]

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Investors’ Interest in Semiconductors

Investors’ Interest in Semiconductors

2017 has been the year of the chip, and no, we are not talking about the Lay’s products seemingly thrown into every new Taco Bell menu item. 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, […]

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