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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why You Should Thank the Dutch for Your Portfolio

Why You Should Thank the Dutch for Your Portfolio

What do stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds all have in common? No, not that you’re getting rich off of them (although that’s a good guess), but something different. Like all concepts in history, these things can be traced back to a single […]

The Original FinTech Giant

The Original FinTech Giant

FinTech is a hot and cutting-edge sector, but its roots are more traditional than you’d think.

Bias for Day Traders

Bias for Day Traders

Bias will make you poor and it will make you poor without you even knowing it. See, the human mind is programmed to respond in certain and specific ways to things like loss, change, lack of control, and the way we process information. Since humans […]

CDS: Crisis Deflected (Sometimes)

CDS: Crisis Deflected (Sometimes)

It’s like fire insurance; except everything is on fire.

Gains to Keep You Warm

Shoveling snow is a lot better when you know that you just made a killing in the market.