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Week of 11/16/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. A Slow Week for Stocks With the end of the highly-contested election cycle, the market has remained relatively stable as we head into the winter holidays. The Dow Jones dropped 0.74%, the S&P 500 fell -0.77%, while the NASDAQ gained 0.22% on the quiet […]

Currency Education

The History of the US Dollar

The US dollar is one of the most stable and trusted global economy currencies. It has come a long way since its inception in 1775, with its fair share of ups and downs. Today, we’re going to take a look at the timeline of the US Dollar and its developments.  1690 The British-controlled Massachusetts Bay […]

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Biotech During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Biotech companies are at the forefront of an unprecedented push to find a vaccine for COVID-19. Because a vaccine will allow people to safely return to work, biotech is the key to ending the pandemic. Biotech companies focus on altering living things, such as genetically engineering crops to have a higher yield or creating vaccines […]

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Week of 11/9/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Fading Excitement With amazing news announced Monday in the form of Pfizer’s reportedly 90% effective vaccine, markets started off the week very strong. The news from the American biotech company helped sustain the broad rally of the past two weeks, leaving non-tech industries that […]

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Week of 9/14/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines 1. Three’s a Crowd This past week was the 3rd consecutive week that the market declined. Continuing their trends from the previous week of 8/31/2020 and 9/7/2020, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ continued their decline as many investors began to feel uneasy with the current […]

Investing People

How Jim Simons Solved the Market

When it comes to trading and investing in the market, it seems as though people always give the same advice — “invest in what you know” or “look at how specific companies perform”. This has been the only real way to invest for a very long time. Using methods that rely on traditional finance, economics, […]

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Economy Markets Silicon Valley Stocks Tech

Week of 11/16/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. A Slow Week for Stocks With the end of the highly-contested election cycle, the market has remained relatively stable as we head into the winter holidays. The Dow Jones dropped 0.74%, the S&P 500 fell -0.77%, while the NASDAQ gained 0.22% on the quiet […]

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tesla stock
Economy Markets Silicon Valley Stocks Tech

Week of 11/16/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. A Slow Week for Stocks With the end of the highly-contested election cycle, the market has remained relatively stable as we head into the winter holidays. The Dow Jones dropped 0.74%, the S&P 500 fell -0.77%, while the NASDAQ gained 0.22% on the quiet […]

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Economy Markets People Stocks

Week of 11/9/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Fading Excitement With amazing news announced Monday in the form of Pfizer’s reportedly 90% effective vaccine, markets started off the week very strong. The news from the American biotech company helped sustain the broad rally of the past two weeks, leaving non-tech industries that […]

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Week of 11/2/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines 1. An Election Rebound After selling off in October, markets quickly rebounded this week after seeing election results. Market indices charged ahead, with the Dow Jones gaining 6.11%, the S&P 500 gaining 6.47%, and the NASDAQ gaining 8.04%. More encouraging economic news has arrived, with […]

tesla stock
Economy Markets Silicon Valley Stocks Tech

Week of 11/16/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. A Slow Week for Stocks With the end of the highly-contested election cycle, the market has remained relatively stable as we head into the winter holidays. The Dow Jones dropped 0.74%, the S&P 500 fell -0.77%, while the NASDAQ gained 0.22% on the quiet […]

pfizer stock
Economy Markets People Stocks

Week of 11/9/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Fading Excitement With amazing news announced Monday in the form of Pfizer’s reportedly 90% effective vaccine, markets started off the week very strong. The news from the American biotech company helped sustain the broad rally of the past two weeks, leaving non-tech industries that […]

Biden stock market
Economy Markets Policy Stocks

Week of 11/2/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines 1. An Election Rebound After selling off in October, markets quickly rebounded this week after seeing election results. Market indices charged ahead, with the Dow Jones gaining 6.11%, the S&P 500 gaining 6.47%, and the NASDAQ gaining 8.04%. More encouraging economic news has arrived, with […]

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The Issue with Surveillance Capitalism

I was having a conversation with a group of friends the other day, and we were talking about how Google or Facebook or any of these companies that offer completely free to use services make money. Most people seem to believe that these companies sell your data, but in reality, it’s a little more complicated […]

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What I Learned From My Time at the SEC

I accepted my internship offer at the US Securities and Exchange Commission in March 2020. Just a week later, COVID-19 hit the Bay Area harder than almost anywhere else. It forced most of my school work from UC Berkeley online and all but guaranteeing that the internship would be virtual too.  Nevertheless, I had an […]

Opinion

The Importance of Financial Literacy in India

The new morality does not consist in saving but in expanding consumption. Simon Patten Today, India is one of the biggest markets for businesses. Its large population is seen as an asset by Multinational Corporations. India has become a hub for Information and Communication Technology with Banglore seen as the Silicon Valley of India. There […]

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Economy Markets Silicon Valley Stocks Tech

Week of 11/16/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. A Slow Week for Stocks With the end of the highly-contested election cycle, the market has remained relatively stable as we head into the winter holidays. The Dow Jones dropped 0.74%, the S&P 500 fell -0.77%, while the NASDAQ gained 0.22% on the quiet […]

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Week of 10/19/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines 1.  Back-and-Forth Week Stocks had a back-and-forth week due mainly to hopes for new stimulus rising and fading with new headlines from DC. For the past week, the Dow fell 0.95%, the S&P 500 fell 0.53%, and the NASDAQ fell 1.06%. As investors bet more […]