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The Coastal “Tex-odus”

By now, most have heard of several high-profile people and companies moving from California and New York to Texas. Prior to the pandemic, Texas was already experiencing a boom in both population and economic activity. Numerous companies such as Apple and Google already had plans to set up offices that would employ hundreds in up-and-coming […]

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Intro to Life Insurance

Life is full of danger. Natural disasters, accidents, injuries, and more are all morbid topics, but they are a part of life — or death, for that matter. If we have families and close friends, chances are that at least some of them are partially or fully financially dependent on you. If you died today, […]

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What Top Finance Leaders and Experts Teach Their Kids About Money

Along with relationships, finance and money management is the one topic parents dread to talk to their kids about the most. While parents may be able to talk to their children about the basics of savings, discussions typically stop at that. Only about 30% of parents talk to their kids about investing money and saving […]

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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 […]

InvestingPeople

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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InternationalMarketsStocksTech

Domestic and International Electric Vehicle Markets Heading Into 2021

During the latter half of 2020, the electric vehicle market has experienced unprecedented growth, both domestically and internationally. Tesla’s ever-increasing dominance has owned both markets since the first quarter. But recently, the American titan is facing reputable competition in companies from the world’s largest electric vehicle market: China. Wedford describes this international stock rally best […]

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Domestic and International Electric Vehicle Markets Heading Into 2021

During the latter half of 2020, the electric vehicle market has experienced unprecedented growth, both domestically and internationally. Tesla’s ever-increasing dominance has owned both markets since the first quarter. But recently, the American titan is facing reputable competition in companies from the world’s largest electric vehicle market: China. Wedford describes this international stock rally best […]

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EconomyMarketsPolicyStocks

Week of 12/14/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. 2020 Back At It As 2020 unwinds, the markets have continued to embody some of the year’s trends: ups and downs in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones resulted in a rise of 0.37% and fall of 0.29%, respectively, while Nasdaq gained 1.84% in […]

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Intro to Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are financial partnerships that use pooled funds and employ different strategies to earn the highest possible returns for their investors. They are run by a fund manager, also known as the general partner, whose job is to maximize returns and eliminate risk as much as possible. Hedge funds are considered to be more […]

texas exodus
EconomyMarkets

The Coastal “Tex-odus”

By now, most have heard of several high-profile people and companies moving from California and New York to Texas. Prior to the pandemic, Texas was already experiencing a boom in both population and economic activity. Numerous companies such as Apple and Google already had plans to set up offices that would employ hundreds in up-and-coming […]

electric vehicles
InternationalMarketsStocksTech

Domestic and International Electric Vehicle Markets Heading Into 2021

During the latter half of 2020, the electric vehicle market has experienced unprecedented growth, both domestically and internationally. Tesla’s ever-increasing dominance has owned both markets since the first quarter. But recently, the American titan is facing reputable competition in companies from the world’s largest electric vehicle market: China. Wedford describes this international stock rally best […]

stock market coronavirus
EconomyMarketsPolicyStocks

Week of 12/14/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines. 1. 2020 Back At It As 2020 unwinds, the markets have continued to embody some of the year’s trends: ups and downs in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones resulted in a rise of 0.37% and fall of 0.29%, respectively, while Nasdaq gained 1.84% in […]

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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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EconomyMarketsSilicon ValleyStocksTech

Week of 12/7/2020 Recap

A recap of the past week in 3 short headlines 1.  Eventful Week Every day this week had something for everyone. From highly anticipated tech IPOs to encouraging vaccine news to lawsuits against Big Tech, every day brought something new. First off, the S&P 500 fell 0.96% for the past week. Investors feared that more […]

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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 […]