With bullish sentiment steadily creeping back into the market, speculators may be eyeballing undervalued meme stocks to buy. Just to set the tone, Augsburg University defines this investment category as any security “that’s seen its price skyrocket due to excessive trading volume from retail investors.” In particular, social media forums fuel this endeavor. The Wall
A broad variety of different businesses, company structures, and industries exist within the private sector in the United States. The private sector is a broad concept encompassing profit-seeking companies that produce products and offer services, invest capital, and undertake a variety of different activities in pursuit of profit. These companies range in size from small
The role of equity research is to provide information to the market. A lack of information creates inefficiencies that result in stocks being misrepresented (whether over or undervalued). Analysts use their expertise and spend a lot of time analyzing a stock, its industry, and its peer group to provide earnings and valuation estimates. Research is valuable
What Is Waze? Waze is a community-driven map app designed by an Israeli company that was acquired by Google (GOOG) in 2013. Waze uses data from app users to provide quicker navigation routes. Data is submitted both automatically as users drive around (using speeds determined by GPS signals) and can be manually entered on the
Members of the U.S. military are eligible for a variety of government programs to pay for college—during school, while they are serving, and after they complete their service. Here’s a rundown of the programs that are available, starting with current college students. Key Takeaways The U.S. military has a number of programs to help pay for
The technology sector is an inescapably huge investment opportunity for both corporate America and Wall Street. It is the largest single segment of the market, eclipsing all others (including the financial sector and the industrials sector). More than anything, technology companies are associated with innovation and invention. Investors expect considerable expenditures on research and development by
In Dobbs v. Jackson, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the half-century-old precedent that guaranteed federal abortion protections. After the controversial June 2022 decision, the matter was kicked back to the states, leading to a tangle of laws. It’s an ever-evolving landscape. Cost varies. Abortions are less expensive in the first trimester than
In this episode of the podcast, investors learn how to get a company’s profits, or earnings, into their pocket. Stig and Preston continue to explore the basic of stock market investing, the Warren Buffett Way. In the second segment, the Investors discuss an important character that Benjamin Graham taught his students at Columbia Business School
Todd Bunton, CFA, Growth & Income Stock Strategist at Zacks Investment Research, discusses a stock that might be worth a closer look by investors: Darden Restaurants (DRI). This restaurant operator offers strong growth and income while trading at a reasonable price. The company delivered a solid beat for fiscal 2016 Q1, driven by solid same-store
Although the Great Recession is behind us, many Americans struggle to make ends meet. Being employed isn’t enough in today’s economy as more workers need skills to earn a living wage. The middle class in the United States makes up approximately 52% of the population, which is down from 61% in 1970, according to the
As of August 20, 2022, more than 591 million people have been infected with COVID-19 and nearly 6.4 million people have died worldwide. This has been further compounded by an economic crisis caused by the disease’s disruption to the world economy, resulting in millions of people losing their livelihoods, exacerbating global poverty and inequality. The
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, citizen-based group that functions independently of government. NGOs are organized on local, national, and international levels to serve economic, social welfare, and civic purposes. Despite their independence from the government, many NGOs receive significant funding from government entities. Key Takeaways A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, citizen-based
Transformco is the private holding company formed in February of 2019 to purchase the surviving assets of Sears Holding Company, which in turn owned Kmart and Sears Roebuck and Co. The latter holding company was formed in 2004 after an $11 billion merger of Kmart and Sears, a 134-year-old company. Sears struggled financially, and the parent