Investors Ride The Crypto-Crazy market

Investors Ride The Crypto-Crazy market

With a market cap of nearly $200 billion, nothing has had a quicker rise to investor fame than cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s foundation in 2009 was the first domino to fall. Hundreds followed. The industry continues its rapid expansion. Investors are piling on the train. Blockchain provides users with a decentralized platform. This platform allows them to make untraceable transactions with lower transaction fees compared to standard […]

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Investors’ Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

Investors’ Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

2017 has been the year of the chip. Particularly, it has been the year of the semiconductor. 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, highly-functional chips provide a glimpse into the future of technology. […]

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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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