Markets & Economy

Waiting on Housing’s Generational Shift

April 10, 2019 | Investing

Just like sunshine and chirping birds, ubiquitous For Sale signs are a sure sign of spring. More than ten years after the Great Recession, which saw home prices plummet, the housing market has certainly come a long way from the bottom. Despite significant improvement, however, home ownership …

5 Truths About Female Investors

March 25, 2019 | Investing

They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. We aren’t so sure we’re from different planets, but there are definitely differences when it comes to investing. With Women’s History Month in full swing, we take a look at five key facts about women as investors. 1. Women are more …

The Economic Impact of Immigration

March 11, 2019 | Investing

From Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street, immigration is a hot topic. It is a multifaceted issue with economic, legal, and political ramifications. But for investors, what have the 28 million immigrants working in the US really meant for the economy and labor markets? Let’s take a look. …

Big Tech Meets Big Government

March 08, 2019 | Investing

Big technology has changed our lives: Apple and the iPhone; Google and Gmail; Amazon as the Everything Store; and Facebook and its social kingdom. Over the past few years, the Silicon Valley tech giants have grown to capture an ever-greater part of our lives. As these companies take up more of …

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The True Cost of Gridlock

January 29, 2019 | Investing

Late last week, President Trump and congressional Democrats came to an agreement to end the longest government shutdown in American history. The opposing parties struck a short-term three week deal to reopen the government and provide financial relief for the nearly 800,000 furloughed federal …

Biotech Starts Strong in 2019

January 17, 2019 | Investing

Amid volatility and drug pricing rhetoric, stock prices of pharmaceuticals and biotech companies trailed the market in 2018. Two weeks into 2019, however, biotech is enjoying its best-ever start to a year. We have found the sector attractive for some time due to strong fundamentals and high …

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The Economic Impact of the Olympics

September 01, 2016 | Investing

Countries that host the Olympic Games invest billions of dollars hoping to see a boom in their economy, from increased tourism spending and infrastructure updates. Some countries flourish and see a return on their investment from hosting the Olympics, while others pile on debt that can take …


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