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Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Will Hold Steady Amid Market Turmoil

Though the stock market is in flux, some stocks are stagnant or even on the rise. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is one of the few bucking the general trend. The company can easily withstand a market downfall. This is not to say the video game industry is recession-proof, but Activision Blizzard's offerings are so captivating that investors can hold their position without worry, regardless of how low the market dips. Even if the market were to drop several thousand points and the economy were to enter a prolonged trough, Activision Blizzard will still rake in the cash. People will continue to ...Continue reading

Could U.S. Steel Be a Good Buy Right Now?

With stocks like Facebook and Tesla plummeting, investors may be looking for a different class of investment. Perhaps it's time to go with something a bit more...traditional. Initially founded in 1901, the U.S. Steel company is the 24th largest producer of steel across the globe and the 2nd largest domestic steel producer. With nearly 30,000 employees across the nation, U.S. Steel has been a solid, stable company for some time. Investing in Domestic Steel First: the steel industry. Steel has been doing extremely well under the guidance of the Trump administration, which shouldn't be a surprise: it was a major ...Continue reading

What Instagram’s Cofounder Exodus Means for the Brand

Instagram is an interesting company. Founded just seven years ago, Instagram was purchased in 2007 for a billion dollars by Facebook. Since then it's continued to grow dramatically, and estimates now place it at an estimated valuation of approximately $100 billion. But where does this value come from? Social media is historically valued more by the engagement and adoption of its users than its actual revenue stream, and this has created an interesting new way to look at the industry. Instagram cofounders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom recently stepped down from the company, but this itself may not be as ...Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Trump’s New NAFTA Deal

One of the big campaign promises from then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was to renegotiate what he perceived to be unfair trade deals. In addition to seeking a fair trade deal with China, one specific pact that regularly drew the ire of Trump is NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. On the campaign trail, Trump regularly referred to it as one of the worst deals ever negotiated. As president, revamping NAFTA has been one on his agenda since day one. This week, less than two years into his presidency, Trump has successfully ...Continue reading

Flood Insurance 101: Do You Actually Need It?

Last month, the country and much of the world watched as Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas, dumping several feet of water on the area and flooding homes and businesses. Recovery efforts are ongoing, and likely will be ongoing for quite some time. However, to add even more insult to injury to home and business owners affected by the flooding, there's a very good chance that their insurance policy doesn't cover the damage. Hurricane Florence has once again brought the subject of flood insurance back into the spotlight, something that we need to take a closer look at. The True Cost ...Continue reading