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What Does it Mean to “Short” a Stock?

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. Why do investors buy a company’s stock? There can be many reasons, but they always boil down to one assumption: The stock will be worth more in the future than it is worth today. But what if you are convinced the stock will be worth less tomorrow than it is worth today? […]

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Education Investing Markets

What Does it Mean to “Short” a Stock?

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. Why do investors buy a company’s stock? There can be many reasons, but they always boil down to one assumption: The stock will be worth more in the future than it is worth today. But what if you are convinced the stock will be worth less tomorrow than it is worth today? […]

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Education Investing Markets

What Does it Mean to “Short” a Stock?

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. Why do investors buy a company’s stock? There can be many reasons, but they always boil down to one assumption: The stock will be worth more in the future than it is worth today. But what if you are convinced the stock will be worth less tomorrow than it is worth today? […]

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Economy Investing Markets People Policy Stocks

Week of 4/26/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Flat Week After a four-week string of mostly positive gains during mid-April, for the second week in a row, the major indexes barely changed. This week was basically flatter than the Earth (Kyrie Irving gets it). The Dow and NASDAQ posted slightly negative weekly […]

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Bernie Madoff’s Legacy

Bernie Madoff, the once-renowned investor and financier, died on April 14th, 2021 while serving a 150-year prison sentence for securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and other felonies. A pioneer in electronic trading and even the chairman of Nasdaq in the early 1990s, Madoff defrauded investors out of tens of billions of dollars over multiple […]

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Economy Education People

Malthusian Trap: How Humans Escaped The Cycle of Misery (For Now…)

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. The Malthusian Trap is a theory which argues that, unchecked, population growth will outpace increases in food production and inevitably lead to global famine. The theory is named after Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), the economist who proposed this principle in 1798. Malthus failed to account for agricultural innovation, which has helped bring […]

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Week of 4/19/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Mixed Feelings Investors’ feelings toward the market this week were more mixed than our feelings about John Walker after that finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Investors couldn’t make up their mind on what mattered more between Biden’s proposal to sharply increase […]

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Week of 4/26/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Flat Week After a four-week string of mostly positive gains during mid-April, for the second week in a row, the major indexes barely changed. This week was basically flatter than the Earth (Kyrie Irving gets it). The Dow and NASDAQ posted slightly negative weekly […]

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Intro to Trading

So, you’ve been eyeing the stock market lately, watching it go up and down, making money for some while losing money for others. You’re convinced that you can do better than your friends, who you used to exchange baseball cards with as a kid. Well, you may be right — but there’s more to it […]

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Rising Bond Yields and a Stock Market Selloff

For the past few weeks, much of the focus on the stock market has been around rising bond yields, specifically the 10-year Treasury note. As bond yields have risen, stock prices have slipped and investors have become increasingly sensitive to the activities of the bond market. But what does this mean for stocks? Why are […]

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Economy Investing Markets People Policy Stocks

Week of 4/26/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Flat Week After a four-week string of mostly positive gains during mid-April, for the second week in a row, the major indexes barely changed. This week was basically flatter than the Earth (Kyrie Irving gets it). The Dow and NASDAQ posted slightly negative weekly […]

Bonds Economy Investing Markets Stocks

Rising Bond Yields and a Stock Market Selloff

For the past few weeks, much of the focus on the stock market has been around rising bond yields, specifically the 10-year Treasury note. As bond yields have risen, stock prices have slipped and investors have become increasingly sensitive to the activities of the bond market. But what does this mean for stocks? Why are […]

stock market
Crypto Economy Markets Policy Stocks Tech

Week of 4/19/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Mixed Feelings Investors’ feelings toward the market this week were more mixed than our feelings about John Walker after that finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Investors couldn’t make up their mind on what mattered more between Biden’s proposal to sharply increase […]

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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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Week of 4/12/2021 Market Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. Spending Splurge Helps Economy The market had a robust week as bullish investors added fuel to their fire. All major indexes finished around 1% higher than the past week, with the Dow Jones topping 34,000 points for the first time in history. Like mothers […]

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Webvan: The Dotcom Bubble’s Biggest Bust

This post originally comes from BrainFeed.co. Webvan was one of the first online grocery stores and is among the most famous Dotcom Bubble busts. The company raised nearly a billion dollars from investors, but went bankrupt after just two years of operations. Webvan’s strategy of “growth at any cost” was characteristic of many failed Dotcom Bubble companies. Same […]