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Mark Stevens on Venture Capital and COVID-19

On May 27th, 2020, the Amador Valley Investment Club hosted Mark Stevens in a virtual webinar that included students from various high schools across the country. Mark Stevens is a renowned venture capitalist and a part owner of the Golden State Warriors. He was a former partner at Sequoia Capital, one of the most successful […]

Education

The Importance of Financial Literacy

“Money comes and goes, but if you have the education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building wealth. Illiteracy, both in words and numbers, is the foundation of financial struggle.” Robert Kiyosaki It’s no secret Americans fall short when it comes to financial literacy. In fact, only 57% of […]

Bonds Education

Investment Grade and High Yield Bonds

“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott Bonds are an important component of many investors’ portfolios. In the past, they offered a stable return compared to other investments such as stocks, which are more volatile. There are many types of bonds, but most of them typically fall into one of two categories: […]

Economy People

Kamala Harris and LIFT

On the evenings of June 26th and 27th, millions of Americans tuned in to NBC News for the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates. By the end of night two, the fierce clash between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had made headline news. Although many now know of Harris, the California senator has distinguished herself for […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Student Debt

If you are following the 2020 presidential election news, you’ve probably heard of Elizabeth Warren and her stance on student debt. Considered a front-runner in the Democratic presidential primaries, Warren has openly voiced her opinions on corruption and transparency in politics and business. Recently, though, Warren’s stance on student debt has become more and more […]

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Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income

With the 2020 presidential election drawing nearer, we’ve seen more and more democratic candidates launching bids. While less popular than some of his competitors like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang is gaining significant media attention for his strong, often radical views. One proposal he’s made is a Freedom Dividend, a spinoff of universal […]

Silicon Valley Tech

The Return of Flip Phones

For years, foldable technology has been categorized as something from the future. The thought of being able to fold your phone like a piece of paper seemed like pure science fiction. There were flip phones, but the need for physical keyboards essentially halved the screen sizes and doubled the thickness of these devices. Recently, smartphones […]

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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Draws Controversy

Facebook’s announced cryptocurrency, Libra, has made quite the splash since it was first announced. For starters, it is already more well-known among the public than any other crypto besides Bitcoin. That includes staples of the cryptocurrency world, such as Litecoin and Ethereum, both of which have been around for years. While masses sit on the […]

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Facebook to Launch Cryptocurrency

Facebook. This web-based tech giant has become a household name over the past 15 years. Many associate it with social media, photo-sharing, and due to recent events, a danger to personal privacy. However, through acquisitions and mergers, Facebook has bled into multiple other industries, such as fitness, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. The February 2019 […]

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2019 TechCrunch AI and Robotics Sessions

Compared to last year, this year’s TechCrunch AI and Robotics Sessions at UC Berkeley seemed to be more informative and engaging. I felt that there was also a wider variety of topics discussed on the panels as well. Robotics Start-Ups One of the first panels that interested me was about building a better robotics company. […]

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EP 6 — Simplifying Market Design and Game Theory with Alvin Roth of Stanford University

In this episode, I talk to Alvin Roth of Stanford University about market design and game theory. We delve into topics like market structures, market failures, game theory applications, and more! Check out the episode to learn about market design and game theory in a simplified way! Alvin Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw […]

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Intro to Earnings

Earnings: the thing all investors obsess about. Every company reports earnings and investors pay close attention to them. Investors look at metrics like EPS, EBITDA, P/E, and many more to judge the company and its stock. The company’s earnings are a very important factor, but understanding it can seem extremely overwhelming. In reality, earnings and […]

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Credit Ratings and Credit Scores

You may have heard of credit scores before in various places during your daily life. These scores are part of a much larger rating system that has immense influence over our economy and investors’ attitudes. The Basics A credit rating is an assessment of how suitable a borrower is to receive financial credit or money. […]

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Basics of Stocks

Most people at some point in their life will hear about stocks and the stock market. They can provide people with a chance to grow their money and reach their investment goals. But, what exactly are they though? They certainly are more than just flashing numbers on a screen. At the most basic level, stocks, […]

Crypto Silicon Valley Tech

Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Draws Controversy

Facebook’s announced cryptocurrency, Libra, has made quite the splash since it was first announced. For starters, it is already more well-known among the public than any other crypto besides Bitcoin. That includes staples of the cryptocurrency world, such as Litecoin and Ethereum, both of which have been around for years. While masses sit on the […]

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Bitcoin Surges in Recent Weeks

Cryptocurrencies have been on a roll in recent weeks, and Bitcoin is leading the pack. When people think about cryptocurrency, the first thing that comes to mind is Bitcoin. That is because Bitcoin was the first-ever cryptocurrency. Satoshi created Bitcoin in 2009 when he restructured the blockchain to support such digital currencies. Bitcoin’s value, which […]

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Facebook to Launch Cryptocurrency

Facebook. This web-based tech giant has become a household name over the past 15 years. Many associate it with social media, photo-sharing, and due to recent events, a danger to personal privacy. However, through acquisitions and mergers, Facebook has bled into multiple other industries, such as fitness, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. The February 2019 […]

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Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

With 2018’s sudden spike in the value of Bitcoin, many investors and entrepreneurs saw their profits go through the roof. Masses of average people hurried to follow this trend, in hopes of themselves hitting the jackpot. However, this process created a large misconception about Bitcoin to the general public. Many considered Bitcoin to be a […]

Crypto Currency

The Current State of Crypto

Are bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies back? In short, not fully, but the crypto space still looks promising. This past week, the total market cap of cryptocurrency rose to a high of 183 billion, an increase of approximately 40 billion compared to the previous week. The market cap is the total value of all cryptocurrencies in […]