Green Bonds

Green Bonds

Here at Rapunzl we love green! From greenbacks to green beans and everything in between, we think it’s the best color there is. Just take a look at our logo! Green represents life, cleanliness, and this beautiful place we call Earth. So naturally, we decided to use our financial fluency tools to take a closer look at how money becomes truly green: green bonds.   […]

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Crypto-craziness

Crypto-craziness

  With a market cap of nearly $200 billion, it is safe to say that nothing has had a quicker rise to fame in recent years than cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s foundation in 2009 was the first domino to fall in a line of hundreds as the blockchain industry continues its rapid expansion.   The general technology provides users with a decentralized platform that allows them to […]

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Investors’ Interest in Semiconductors

Investors’ Interest in Semiconductors

2017 has been the year of the chip, and no, we are not talking about the Lay’s products seemingly thrown into every new Taco Bell menu item. 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, […]

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The Importance of Net Neutrality

The Importance of Net Neutrality

When people use the internet, they expect a free open network without restriction. You want to be able to dictate your own internet experience. This right is protected by a principle called Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is the principle that the internet provides an open network that allows for free communication and free speech. To put it more simply, Net Neutrality allows for an open network to use as […]

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Tech Stocks’ Uncertain Future

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 has been the most common cyber threat. You may be asking yourself “what is ransomware?” Ransomware is a virus designed to block parts or all of your computer from use until a sum is paid to the entity behind the virus. The first ransomware occurred in 1989 by a Harvard graduate named Joseph Popp. Since then, Ransomware has grown to cost global citizens […]

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