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Week of 4/5/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in three short headlines. 1. Robust Heading into Finals Week After refueling the past few weeks, bullish investors once again took over the market as the S&P, NASDAQ, and Dow Jones all rose of over 2% this past week. Large-cap growth stocks outperformed so-called value stocks for the second week […]

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What Exactly is a Bitcoin?

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. On Halloween 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis, a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was sent to a cryptography mailing list. The paper was written by an anonymous person (or persons) named Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto described Bitcoin as a digital currency that would allow transactions between two parties without […]

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What Exactly is a Bitcoin?

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. On Halloween 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis, a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was sent to a cryptography mailing list. The paper was written by an anonymous person (or persons) named Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto described Bitcoin as a digital currency that would allow transactions between two parties without […]

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The Pareto Principle: Pea Pods’ Important Contribution to Business Theory

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. Back in the pre-Netflix days, video rental shops faced a problem they called the “Gone With The Wind Syndrome”. Although video rental shops made the majority of their revenue from a handful of movies (usually the newest, hottest flicks), every store had to have older movies like Gone With The Wind in stock. As […]

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The Story of John D. Rockefeller: Racks on Racks

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. “JD” Rockefeller (1839-1937) was an American business tycoon, philanthropist, and the richest person in modern history. He earned his wealth by founding Standard Oil, the largest oil refiner in the early 20th century. Although the company was ultimately broken up, its successor entities still dominate the oil industry. An Auspicious Youth Rockefeller […]

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Week of 3/8/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Investors Get Back Together with Tech The ongoing feud between the rising Treasury yield rates and high-growth tech stocks was seemingly put on hold this week as the NASDAQ rallied 2% while the Dow Jones gained nearly 4%. For the first time in its […]

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Week of 4/5/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in three short headlines. 1. Robust Heading into Finals Week After refueling the past few weeks, bullish investors once again took over the market as the S&P, NASDAQ, and Dow Jones all rose of over 2% this past week. Large-cap growth stocks outperformed so-called value stocks for the second week […]

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EconomyInternationalMarketsPolicyStocksTech

Week of 4/5/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in three short headlines. 1. Robust Heading into Finals Week After refueling the past few weeks, bullish investors once again took over the market as the S&P, NASDAQ, and Dow Jones all rose of over 2% this past week. Large-cap growth stocks outperformed so-called value stocks for the second week […]

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Week of 3/29/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Growth and Tech Stocks Back on Solid Ground Tech investors were able to finally catch their breath during this week as the Nasdaq outperformed other indexes and finished the week 3% higher. From the outside, it appears as if the feud between the rising […]

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Week of 3/15/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Shaky But Steady Week With the one-year anniversary of the pandemic coming up, the market has never been so strong. Even with Treasury yields causing investors to revisit their relationship with higher growth stocks, it presently looks as if they are staying together and […]

stock market
EconomyInternationalMarketsPolicyStocksTech

Week of 4/5/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in three short headlines. 1. Robust Heading into Finals Week After refueling the past few weeks, bullish investors once again took over the market as the S&P, NASDAQ, and Dow Jones all rose of over 2% this past week. Large-cap growth stocks outperformed so-called value stocks for the second week […]

stock market
BondsEconomyMarketsPolicyStocks

Week of 3/29/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Growth and Tech Stocks Back on Solid Ground Tech investors were able to finally catch their breath during this week as the Nasdaq outperformed other indexes and finished the week 3% higher. From the outside, it appears as if the feud between the rising […]

pareto principle
EconomyEducationPeople

The Pareto Principle: Pea Pods’ Important Contribution to Business Theory

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. Back in the pre-Netflix days, video rental shops faced a problem they called the “Gone With The Wind Syndrome”. Although video rental shops made the majority of their revenue from a handful of movies (usually the newest, hottest flicks), every store had to have older movies like Gone With The Wind in stock. As […]

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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 […]

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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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The Frightening Economics Of The Boring Company

Have you ever been frustrated out of your mind by traffic that seems to last forever? Well, it’s not just in your head, you do spend an insane amount of time in traffic. How much time exactly? Try 54 hours each year. Yup, that’s more than two days spent in traffic. That number goes right […]

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Inside Tesla’s Crazy AI Manufacturing Revolution

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Fremont, California is probably one of the most popular car factories in the world. About a decade ago, Tesla was a struggling startup in the automotive industry. It had just narrowly escaped the clutches of bankruptcy. In a stroke of good fortune which, ironically, was caused by an economic crisis that hit […]