Disney Stock On Stream With Comcast Bidding War

Disney Stock On Stream With Comcast Bidding War

In June of 2017, The Walt Disney Company also known as Disney (DIS) gathered with its board of directors to discuss the growth of two new business segments: direct-to-consumer and international, particularly seeking to expand the distribution of new streaming products, services, and offerings. A lot (not so quietly) has happened since then. Disney established a foothold in the direct-to-consumer marketplace by acquiring a 30% […]

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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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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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Breaking Down The Tax Bill For Investors

Breaking Down The Tax Bill For Investors

Wondering what’s going on with the GOP’s latest tax bill? Here’s how it impacts you, small businesses, and the markets in order to figure out the best way to allocate your portfolio.

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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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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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Learn How To Invest In An IPO

Learn How To Invest In An IPO

The life of a stock is an eventful one, and it all starts at its IPO. Let’s take a deeper look as we step closer towards achieving financial fluency. What is an IPO? An IPO is an acronym for initial public offering. This represents a company’s first sale of stock to public investors. For instance, Uber has raised private capital; hence, you cannot find Uber […]

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Why The Subprime Auto Debt Bubble Matters

Why The Subprime Auto Debt Bubble Matters

BUBBLES? SUBPRIME AUTO DEBT? WHAT? BUBBLE In the world of economics, a bubble represents a significant price increase of an asset irrespective to an increase in the asset’s underlying value. We saw it with housing prices in 2008: individuals were buying houses to “flip” rather than owning as a long-term investment. Bubbles emerge when the value of an investment is dictated by perception & speculation, […]

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