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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Oil Prices Hit An Investor Bear Market

Oil Prices Hit An Investor Bear Market

Oil prices is one of the most basic resources in the commodity marketplace.. That’s why their impacts on the markets are important to learn. As one of the market movers in today’s marketplace, we must take a closer look at oil. The Current Situation To analyze oil prices, we need to take a trip back to the 1970s. Then, the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries, […]

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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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Stock Market Uncertainty Amidst Trump-Comey News

Stock Market Uncertainty Amidst Trump-Comey News

Stock Markets declined today. Information surfaced regarding President Trump asking former FBI director, James Comey, to prematurely end a federal investigation into Michael Flynn. Flynn was President Trumps’ former National Security Adviser who left amidst allegations of improper relations with Russia. The current political climate has created enormous uncertainty for the future. Bloomberg has even described the Trump-Comey debacle as the deepest crisis of Trump’s presidency […]

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