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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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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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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