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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All Investors Should Learn About The New Fed Chairman

All Investors Should Learn About The New Fed Chairman

The Federal Reserve moves markets. It’s inarguably the most important central banking system in the world. Lenders, banks, and financial institutions from every end of the globe follow the actions of the Fed. Therefore, any potential uncertainty in, or disruption of this institution commands the undivided attention of global investors. And Markets are breathing a sigh of relief today. Reports emerged that Trump nominating current […]

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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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Oil Prices Hit An Investor Bear Market

Oil Prices Hit An Investor Bear Market

Oil prices is one of the most basic resources in the commodity marketplace.. That’s why their impacts 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. The Current Situation To analyze oil prices, we need to take a trip back to the 1970s. Then, the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries, […]

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Cyber Attacks & Why They Matter

Cyber Attacks & Why They Matter

Since 2005, Ransomware and cyber attacks have been the most common cyber threat. You may be asking yourself “what is ransomware”? Ransomware is a virus designed to block parts of your computer from use. To unlock your computer, victims are forced to pay a sum to the entity or individual behind the virus. Origin Stories Of Cyber Attacks The first ransomware occurred in 1989 by […]

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How Retail Uncertainty Impacts Investors

How Retail Uncertainty  Impacts Investors

As consumer preferences have shifted over the past decade, so has the retail industry; but what does that mean for investing in retail stocks? Overall retail is growing and remains a massive part of the US economy. However, growth in physical retail is being outpaced by inflation. This has contributed to a profit squeeze for most companies causing a slump in stock prices. Additionally, consumers […]

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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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Stock Market Uncertainty Amidst Trump-Comey News

Stock Market Uncertainty Amidst Trump-Comey News

Stock Markets declined today. Information surfaced regarding President Trump asking former FBI director, James Comey, to prematurely end a federal investigation into Michael Flynn. Flynn was President Trumps’ former National Security Adviser who left amidst allegations of improper relations with Russia. The current political climate has created enormous uncertainty for the future. Bloomberg has even described the Trump-Comey debacle as the deepest crisis of Trump’s presidency […]

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