Finance

Risk and Reward: The Role of Rating Agencies

Risk and Reward: The Role of Rating Agencies

In 2011, the United States credit rating was downgraded from AAA to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s. The large reaction by politicians, news anchors, and many others brought into question what those letters and symbols really meant. While no one could really explain the tangible […]

Panic! at the Stock Market

Panic! at the Stock Market

Over the past few months, the stock market has been reaching record highs never seen before, setting milestones on what feels like a daily basis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the monumental mark of 25,000 in early January, and the Nasdaq Composite topped off […]

Why Millennial’s Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Why Millennial’s Aren’t Using their Father’s Brokerage

Millennials are doing everything differently. Whether it’s method of transportation, social media, or even the consumption of avocado toast, the behaviors and taste of young people have been markedly different than those of the previous generation. Across all facets of life, most things have been […]

Turning Tides of the Underwriting Industry

Turning Tides of the Underwriting Industry

To ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange is a symbol of tremendous accomplishment to those in the business sphere. On the day of a company’s initial public offering (IPO), the NYSE traditionally invites representatives of that company to ring the bell […]

The Bearer of Bad Tariffs

The Bearer of Bad Tariffs

On January 22, 2018 President Trump imposed a set of tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. President Trump levied the tariff in the hopes of protecting foreign-owned America-based companies like Suniva and SolarWorld, both of which are in some financial trouble. The tariff […]

Curves to Care About

Curves to Care About

How US Treasury yield curves have never gone out of style.

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Some commercial trademarks– like Google, Band-Aid, and iPhone– have penetrated into our lives so much that they have seeped into our normal vocabulary. The companies to which these names are attributed are huge corporations valued in the hundreds of billions, yet they all started as […]

Viva La Revolución! Repairing the Relationship between the U.S. and Cuba

Viva La Revolución! Repairing the Relationship between the U.S. and Cuba

This past June, President Donald Trump announced that he desired to renew the economic restrictions previously lifted by the Obama Administration against the island nation of Cuba. Details are thin, but the administration plans to prevent American trade with businesses operated by the Cuban military, […]

Bitcoin: Where it Came From and Where it is Going

Bitcoin: Where it Came From and Where it is Going

We have all heard about this newfangled computer money called Bitcoin. Whether it is through a college friend advising that you invest in it before it’s too late, or your uncle scoffing at the idea of making any sort of gain off “the world’s biggest […]

Net Neutrality: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Net Neutrality: Who Wins and Who Loses?

The repeal of net neutrality prompted an array of opposing opinions of where the internet is headed. Some believe that the repeal marks the beginning of an internet apocalypse and an imminent destruction of the world wide web, yet others predict that the repeal will […]