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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Tech Stocks: Why They Hate Net Neutrality

Tech Stocks: Why They Hate Net Neutrality

You may have read some of the headlines or seen the trending hashtag #FreeTheInternet. Tech stocks are hardly promoting the hashtag on their website but everyone’s talking about net neutrality. It may be a hot topic, but few people actually understand the true consequences of the proposed regulation repeal. What is net neutrality? In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed regulation. This regulation forced […]

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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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