The ETF Craze

The ETF Craze

In the past few years, ETFs have gone from rare to commonplace. But what are these things that everyone talks about? An Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, is a security that trades on a stock exchange that tracks a sector, index, commodity, or a group of assets. ¬†Essentially, instead of buying a specific stock, such as Apple (AAPL), you could buy a technology ETF. This […]

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Retail’s Uncertain Future

Retail’s Uncertain Future

The role of consumer preferences in shaping our markets is a prominent one. Let’s take a deeper look as we step closer towards achieving financial fluency. The Consumer Revolution As consumer preferences have shifted over the past decade, so has the retail industry; but what does that mean for investing in retail stocks? Although overall retail is growing and remains a massive part of the […]

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Subprime Auto Bubble?

Subprime Auto Bubble?

Bubbles?¬†Subprime Auto Debt? What? Most people understand a bubble, but for those who don’t, here’s a crash course. Bubbles are important pieces of knowledge when it comes to achieving financial fluency. Prices become skewed as investors speculate about future price increases; as a result, investors invest on expected returns rather than investing in the value of the asset. We saw it with housing prices in […]

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