Tech Stocks: Why They Hate Net Neutrality

Tech Stocks: Why They Hate Net Neutrality

You may have read some of the headlines or seen the trending hashtag #FreeTheInternet. Tech stocks are hardly promoting the hashtag on their website but everyone’s talking about net neutrality. It may be a hot topic, but few people actually understand the true consequences of the proposed regulation repeal. What is net neutrality? In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed regulation. This regulation forced […]

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How To Invest In The Age of E-Commerce

How To Invest In The Age of E-Commerce

Black Friday has come and gone. Another historic year of sales is in the books. So that has left many curious about how to invest after the recent numbers… Transfer of Power Retail store sales continue to decline this year. E-commerce giants like Amazon (AMZN), Alibaba (BABA), and Shopify (SHOP) threaten to put brick-and-mortar stores out of business. In 2016, foot traffic on Black Friday […]

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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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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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Investors Eye Tech Stocks’ Uncertain Future

Investors Eye Tech Stocks’ Uncertain Future

The past month hasn’t been a good one for investors in FAANG (FB, AAPL, AMZN, NFLX, GOOG) and other major tech stocks. FAANG stocks were down an average of about 5.5% while popular recent IPO Snap Inc. (SNAP) is down 16.4%. So what caused this decline? Let’s take a deeper look as we continue to step towards financial fluency. Although there are differing opinions, it […]

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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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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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