The Money & Financing Behind Green Bonds

The Money & Financing Behind Green Bonds

Here at Rapunzl we love green! From greenbacks & money to green beans and everything in between. It’s the best color there is. Just take a look at Rapunzl’s logo! Green represents life, cleanliness, and this beautiful place we call Earth. So naturally, this week we decided to take a look at how money becomes truly green: green bonds. So What are Green Bonds? Well, […]

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Living & Investing in a World of Negative Interest Rates

Living & Investing in a World of Negative Interest Rates

At many of the world’s central banks, setting key interest rates is the primary tool for conducting monetary policy. Their goal? Stabilize economic activity. When central bankers are worried about inflation or an economy expanding too quickly, they can raise rates. This increases the cost of borrowing, giving households and businesses more reason to save. In the midst of an economic recession, central banks can […]

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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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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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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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