Global Tragedies and Financial Mess

What a difficult day to attempt to write, with the recent news of bombings in Brussels and 34 reportedly killed and hundreds wounded. Our thoughts and prayers are undoubtedly with all who were directly impacted by these acts of terror. Reflecting on global events was very much on my mind today. Staying up to date…

We are Seeing the Rise of the Machines

Dear Reader, We’re coming to a time with cars that drive themselves, collapsing our insurance premiums, reducing traffic, and hopefully allowing us to get some extra sleep while on the road. Drones are already delivering packages for Amazon. McDonald’s is moving to automation, for both the cash register and the actual hamburger making. Domino’s announced…

The Latest Surge in Oil Prices

Overview Over the past couple of weeks, oil prices have increased at a rapid rate. There are a lot of people who think that oil is recovering quickly due to decreased supply in the market. Many countries that produce oil want to lower production in order to drive up prices. However, other people believe that…

Will SeaWorld’s Concession be a Boom or Bust?

It's a shocking move, no matter how much of it was written on the wall. Under substantial pressure from animal rights organizations and the broad public, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) announced a major concession — the company will cease its breeding program for captive orcas, and they will no longer be forced to perform crowd-pleasing…

Gold is Acting Like Gold

Janet Yellen and the rest of the FOMC are playing ball with the ECB and BOJ, as they decided to cuttheir rate hike projectionsby half for this year.Their lack of tightening was a clear admission of weakness in the economy, and their attempt to "get off zero" in December will go on and prove to…

Investing in Growing Markets

Overview Every investor is worried about the rate of return they receive. Over time, this is one of the most important aspects of investing. Many people live in cities where the cost of living is high. For a professional living in New York City, the rate of return becomes even more important. There are a…

Choose to Get Rich, Plain and Simple

Dear Reader, Getting rich is fun. There are so many paths, and it really all comes down to the choice to become wealthy. You choose to get rich, plain and simple. Somewhere on this road to financial independence is the choice to spend less than you make. Unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg and become a billionaire…