Markets & Economy

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 …



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 …



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 …