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Why Apple Announced a 4-for-1 Stock Split

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In a time of worry and economic hardship, FAANG stocks, such as Apple, have been performing extremely well. On July 30th, Apple announced its third-quarter earnings, which blew out analysts’ expectations. According to a press release by Apple, the company saw a revenue of $59.7 billion, an 11% increase year-over-year, and diluted earnings per share […]

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Intro to Earnings

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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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What Recent IPOs May Be Telling Us About the Economy

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If you follow the financial news, you’re probably familiar with the recently called-off WeWork initial public offering, or IPO, for short. With a valuation that reached levels as high as $47 billion and balance sheets indicating a company hemorrhaging cash, WeWork’s plan had all the indications of the 1999-era excess and technology bubble. With a […]

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Intro to Leverage

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You gotta spend money to make money. Or rather, it takes money to make money. This is true because when capital is invested, it generates interest proportional to the investment. Therefore, the larger the investment, the larger the return. This is great if you have tons of money because it means you can make tons […]

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Intro to Dividends

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While looking at various stocks, you may have noticed something called a dividend. Perhaps you saw a percentage that denoted the “Dividend Yield,” or you saw the “Ex-Dividend Date” and the “Payment Date.” As an investor, these are important concepts to understand, especially when choosing to buy a stock. Does it offer a dividend? What […]

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Reading Stock Tickers

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“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” – Paul Samuelson Stocks are one of the greatest ways to grow your money. Stocks or shares of a company are ownership of a company. While stocks can be exciting, reading a […]

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Safe High Yield Dividend Stocks

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Dividends are often the key factor for long term investors in differentiating between risky and safe plays. In times of great market volatility, or even bear markets, expected quarterly cash payout are safe havens for investors. The global markets are heading for a 10-year expansion, but some underlying risks do remain present. This last week, […]