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WeWork Valuation Not Working For Investors

WeWork Valuation Not Working For Investors

Office-sharing startup WeWork, owned by The We Company, and SoftBank Group, are pressing ahead with plans to go public in spite of lukewarm interest for shares which many claim are overvalued. In January 2018, The We Company (which has a really sick website) raised money at a $47 billion valuation. Then reality struck. Institutional investors responsible for purchasing shares before the IPO have balked at […]

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Starbucks: More Than A Coffee Shop

Starbucks: More Than A Coffee Shop

This month Starbucks (SBUX) celebrated the 40th anniversary since Howard Schulz started with a packed coffee store in Seattle. That coffee store has since grown into a manifestation of the American Dream. Howard Schulz is now running for the Presidency with thousands of coffee stores across the globe. The company exceeded revenues of $10.7 billion last year. They have 16,850 Starbucks in 40 countries. They […]

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The Big Four: Dominating The Stock Market

The Big Four: Dominating The Stock Market

As of last week, the Big Four (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google) have a combined market cap of $3.2 TRILLION which represents over 15% of the $20 trillion US economy. In 1997, shares of Amazon (AMZN) & Apple (AAPL) traded below $2 per share. Facebook (FB) & Google (GOOGL) hadn’t even been started. It was the dawn of the Internet Era. The following year, Google […]

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Learn To Trade Successfully in a Market Slump

Gold versus Trading Stocks Wow! The S&P 500 lost 4% of its value since October 1st. That’s about $1.3 trillion. Don’t panic and trade away all your positions just yet. Think before you trade: how can I make money when the stock market goes down? That’s where we come in! We spent the week researching companies, trying to find a trade that has both growth […]

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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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Stocks & Dating Apps: Industry Spotlight

Swipe right if their annual returns on stocks are higher than 20%. Led by Match.com, Zoosk, and Tinder, online dating stocks is revolutionizing how we define relationships. Newfound dating apps might not be the perfect match for everyone. But they have generated billions in revenue and grown to become some of the app store’s top-grossing apps. The Rise of Online Dating Stocks In 1959, the […]

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Stock Industry Spotlight: Salmon

Stock Industry Spotlight: Salmon

From the tops of our bagels to the centerpieces of our Friday night dinners, one food has forced its way deep into our diets. Constantly in stock at grocery stores and showing no signs of slowing down: salmon. Americans’ waistlines continue to expand. So doctors have pushed for fish (in place of meat), specifically salmon, to make up a greater stock of the consumer’s daily […]

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Stocks: 8 Facts Investors Should Know About Guns

Stocks: 8 Facts Investors Should Know About Guns

Guns are as American as apple pie with huge stocks like Smith & Wesson. But unlike pie, they kill hundreds of innocent American children every year. When it comes to a subject that carries such morbidity and seriousness, being informed is essential. This Thursday, we are not spotlighting an industry. We are using spotlighting guns and what matters when it comes to them: the facts. […]

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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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