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How to Tell Whether the Stock Market is Overvalued

Some analysts say that the current US stock market is overvalued. Others disagree. What factors are going into this decision-making? How can you decide whether a stock market is overvalued or whether it may still be a good time for investment? Let’s take a look at some of the factors you should watch out for … Continue reading “How to Tell Whether the Stock Market is Overvalued”

Why it’s a Good Time to Take Your Money Out of Snapchat

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), commonly referred to as Snapchat, has been quite the disappointment after going public in 2017. Those familiar with cutting edge technology and the latest apps are well aware of Snapchat’s popularity amongst tech-obsessed youngsters. However, few could have predicted Snapchat would be the bedrock of a publicly traded company. Though Snap’s … Continue reading “Why it’s a Good Time to Take Your Money Out of Snapchat”

Companies (and Stocks) That Actually Benefit from Tariffs

On June 1, the United States imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Canada retaliated against the 25 percent tariff on steel and the 10 percent tariff on aluminum by imposing similar tariffs on steel and aluminum it imports from the U.S., and imposing tariffs on several American … Continue reading “Companies (and Stocks) That Actually Benefit from Tariffs”

Brett’s Debt: Financial Lessons from Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

This past news week was a big one when it comes to current events. But the biggest news by far was the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States to replace the retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. However, as part of the process of serving as a federal judge, … Continue reading “Brett’s Debt: Financial Lessons from Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee”

How Money Mishaps Can Ruin Your Marriage (And What to do About Them)

More money, more problems? If you read any study or report that cites the leading reasons as to why couples eventually divorce, money and finances are almost always near the top of the list. And the reasons behind monetary issues aren’t always necessarily a matter of not having enough of it, but in some cases … Continue reading “How Money Mishaps Can Ruin Your Marriage (And What to do About Them)”

Twitter Stock Tanks: What it Means for All of Social Media

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Twitter had deleted 70 million accounts through May and June after finding them to be fake. Though the announcement was made after the market had closed on Friday, Monday quickly showed the results of the news: Twitter’s stock fell sharply on July 9th, from $46.70 to $42.48, before … Continue reading “Twitter Stock Tanks: What it Means for All of Social Media”

American Companies Have Never Owed This Much Money

American companies currently have a total of $6.3 trillion in debt — more than they ever have before. To a certain extent, taking on large loads of debt can be normal during periods of economic recovery. But, it isn’t wise for companies to keep this debt, and it’s even riskier for companies to continue leveraging … Continue reading “American Companies Have Never Owed This Much Money”

Is Netflix Still a Wall Street Winner?

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a Wall Street darling since 2015, and it is hard to believe it went public in 2002 at $1.21 per share. Currently priced at $390, Netflix is now one of the world’s ten 10 largest web companies based on revenue. The streaming service has become so popular, consumers are using … Continue reading “Is Netflix Still a Wall Street Winner?”

Is it Time for Investors to Pay Attention to Dating Apps?

Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH), the owner of several popular online dating websites, is currently priced at $38.59. Match’s 52-week high is just under $49. The company’s 52-week low is a mere $17. Match subsidiaries Plentyoffish Media, Hinge, Eureka and Tutor.com have proven wildly successful in recent years. Let’s break down this love-maker to determine if … Continue reading “Is it Time for Investors to Pay Attention to Dating Apps?”

Banks are Embracing Artificial Intelligence — is That Really a Bad Thing?

Chances are you’re at least vaguely familiar with the storyline from the popular Terminator films. You know, how the Skynet artificial intelligence program becomes self-aware, infects computer servers and calls upon terminators to defend itself from the human race. It’s arguably the most well-known example of artificial intelligence (AI) gone bad. A more recent example … Continue reading “Banks are Embracing Artificial Intelligence — is That Really a Bad Thing?”

Is Craft Beer Killing America’s Brewing Industry?

Over the past decade, domestic beer companies have been slowly but steadily losing traction. More and more Americans are declining to drink mass-produced light beers, instead focusing on liquors, wines, and — of course — craft beer. Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light are among the hardest hit, and shipments from US breweries … Continue reading “Is Craft Beer Killing America’s Brewing Industry?”

Toys R’ Us is Gone — What’s Next for the Beleaguered Toy Industry?

TRUbecontinued? Only time will tell, but Toys R Us did leave store fans wondering with a couple of vague social media posts last week when it shuttered the last of its stores across the country. In one Facebook post, there’s a picture of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the giraffe holding a rolling suitcase and … Continue reading “Toys R’ Us is Gone — What’s Next for the Beleaguered Toy Industry?”

Medical Startups Are Bringing Doctors to Your Smartphone

From prescriptions to psychiatric consultations, many startups are attempting to disrupt the medical industry by bringing services directly to the smartphone. “Telemedicine” is becoming an industry unto itself, and could have some substantial ramifications on the medical industry. Through telemedicine, doctors can better serve areas that have no direct medical care. Patients are able to … Continue reading “Medical Startups Are Bringing Doctors to Your Smartphone”

General Electric Kicked Out of the DOW — What Does It Mean?

In the middle of June, General Electric was kicked out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, signaling the removal of the last original company used to measure the strength of the American economy. GE, the Dow’s worst performer in 2018, has been replaced by Walgreens. It has been part of the original index since the … Continue reading “General Electric Kicked Out of the DOW — What Does It Mean?”

Employee Pay is Fueling Restaurant Wars

“Wait, that costs how much?!” If you’ve been to a McDonald’s lately, there’s a decent chance that you left second-guessing if what you paid was actually the price of your food. It likely was the correct price, and your surprise about the cost of the meal probably wasn’t out of disbelief due to how affordable … Continue reading “Employee Pay is Fueling Restaurant Wars”

Why Working Just A Bit Longer is Great for Your Financial Future

You can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You’ve already maxed out your 401K contributions, a succession plan is in place for your position, and you’ve begun to make a list of all the places you want to go and things you want to do upon leaving the workforce. All you need … Continue reading “Why Working Just A Bit Longer is Great for Your Financial Future”

Winners and Losers from SCOTUS’ Decision on Internet Sales Tax

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling could change the way consumers shop online as well as the e-commerce landscape as a whole. In a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS ruled in favor of South Dakota in the case of South Dakota vs. Wayfair, which means that states can now require businesses … Continue reading “Winners and Losers from SCOTUS’ Decision on Internet Sales Tax”