Tax Grants Gone Wild: Musk vs. Bezos

Tax Grants Gone Wild: Musk vs. Bezos

In 2014, Elon Musk secured $1.3 billion in tax grants from the state of Nevada to open a battery plant, this caught the attention of Jeff Bezos. Bezos grew green with envy over Musk’s ability to pit five states against each other in the form of tax incentive packages. As a result, Bezos couldn’t help but question why it was regularly accepting comparatively minuscule incentives. […]

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Juul Goes Up In Altria Smoke

Juul Goes Up In Altria Smoke

THE RISE OF JUUL E-cigarette start-up, Juul Labs exploded in popularity with its initial 2015 launch. It is the highest-selling and fastest growing e-cigarette on the market. In 2017, it generated $224 million in revenue. In 2018 that figure rose to a cool $1 billion, no big deal. However, what was once praised as Silicon Valley’s $38 billion darling, now faces an uncertain future amidst […]

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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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Investors See Venezuelan Debt Default Likelihood High

Investors See Venezuelan Debt Default Likelihood High

Investors considered Venezuela as one of the future powers of the world. Its economy peaked in the late 1970s following an oil-driven gold rush fueled by international investors. What followed were decades of oil gluts, shortages of food and healthcare, continuous political turmoil, and debt defaults. Unfortunately, the failing country’s future tells a frighteningly similar story. Venezuela, once a rising powerhouse, is a country in […]

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Trader Spotlight: Healthcare & An Aging Population

Trader Spotlight: Healthcare & An Aging Population

After WWII, the boom in childbirths created lasting effects that the US is starting to realize. Welcome to the price of the Baby Boomers. For each trader out there, we wanted to highlight the Healthcare Industry. First we provide a high-level overview; then examine where a trader may find opportunity in an industry that services the aging, but is hardly aging itself. So What is […]

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President Stock Market Shift?

President Stock Market Shift?

For decades, economists have studied and debated how much, if any, impact the President actually has on the US economy. The 2018 GDP figures are set to be released later this week. With the economy on strong footing, it is likely Donald Trump will offer his own answer to this question. Taking credit for the country’s economic health. Public mindset often conflates the role of […]

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Marijuana Stocks: A High Overview

Marijuana Stocks: A High Overview

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 Marijuana get here? The usage of weed in America dates back to the Native Americans, however, it only became controversial in 1860, when several states began signing the first […]

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Breaking Down The Tax Bill For Investors

Breaking Down The Tax Bill For Investors

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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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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