The Invesco QQQ ETF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the Nasdaq 100 Index. Because it passively follows the index, the QQQ share price goes up and down along with the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100. Passive management keeps fees low, and investors are rewarded with the full gains of the volatile index if it rises.
Inflation is a measure of the rate of rising prices of goods and services in an economy. If inflation is occurring, leading to higher prices for basic necessities such as food, it can have a negative impact on society. Key Takeaways Inflation is a measure of the rate of rising prices of goods and services
The issuance of green bonds—tax-exempt bonds issued by federally qualified organizations and municipalities for the development of brownfield sites—has surged in recent years along with investor appetite for renewable energy. The SEB, a European financial services group, predicted the 2022 green bond market could reach $400 billion, but then growth unexpectedly slowed, mostly to increasing interest
One investment niche that is often overlooked by investors is property tax liens. The increasing volatility of the stock market, combined with still historically low-interest rates, has many investors seeking this type of alternative avenue in order to provide a decent rate of return. In some cases, this unique opportunity can provide knowledgeable investors with
According to a 2020 report from Jobvite, a provider of HR tools and recruiting software, 72% of recruiters are active on LinkedIn, and 67% of recruiters say that LinkedIn provides the highest quality candidates. If you are looking for a job, merely using LinkedIn’s free basic membership could put you ahead of the competition. On
The most common basic personal finance advice anyone gets is this—max out your 401(k) contributions. But what does that mean? How much is the maximum, and what do you do if you exceed it? And yes, you can exceed it—under certain circumstances. For 2021, the maximum allowed contribution to a 401(k) is $19,500 per year
With more than 45 million student loan borrowers collectively owing $1.6 trillion, it’s easy to see why funding a higher education has become a lifelong burden for so many people. It no doubt came as a relief to many of these borrowers when, on Aug. 24, 2022, President Biden announced a three-part student loan forgiveness
What Is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence? The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is a popular technical momentum indicator, calculated for use with a variety of exponential moving averages (EMAs) and used to assess the power of price movement in a market. Key Takeaways Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is calculated by subtracting the 26-period
As the electrification trend picks up steam, investors have a range of options to sift through for growth. There’s electric vehicle manufacturers, renewable energy providers, battery stocks, and a host of other service-related businesses tied to this sector. Within the electrification trend, I think a few battery sleeper stocks may be worth considering above all others.
We’re in the midst of a bear market. That’s something investors haven’t seen in quite some time. While many stocks are getting crushed, it does create an opportunity for patient buyers, especially with top blue-chip stocks to buy. While some may say it’s irresponsible to buy in an environment like this, I think it’s irresponsible
Today, I want to consider some large-cap sleeper stocks to buy. If you were able to travel back in time one year ago, the current market environment might feel like a bad dream. Twelve months ago, stocks were still in a sustained (albeit somewhat tired-looking) bull run and making new all-time highs. While the Federal
Latinx culture has played a huge role in the development of the U.S., but all too often, stories of its most impressive entrepreneurs are lost to a system that is frequently unsupportive of nonwhite ethnic groups. This is partly because members of these groups are often characterized as “illegal,” and many live with the difficulty
If there is one lesson that investors should learn from market history over the past several decades, it is that the best time to buy stocks is when the market is tanking. Unfortunately, very few have the conviction to buy in the middle of a wave of panic selling. If making a complete commitment to
The hotel industry is focused on the provision of short-term lodging, including hotels and motels, as well as accommodation-related services. It’s one segment within the broader hospitality (or leisure) industry. The hotel industry is split into two main categories of companies: C-corporation hotels such as Marriott International Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.; and hotel
The casino sector is one part of the broader gaming industry focused on leisure and resort properties and casino gaming activities. Companies in the sector own and operate casinos, resorts, hotels, ski facilities, and racetracks worldwide. The sector also includes companies involved in online gambling. Big-name casino companies in the sector include Las Vegas Sands
The tobacco industry includes companies that grow, produce, and sell tobacco and related products such as cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Sometimes called sin stocks, tobacco companies are avoided by some investors, including ones who focus on socially responsible investing. The biggest tobacco companies include Philip Morris International Inc. and Altria Group Inc., both of which sell
M12, Microsoft’s venture capital fund, led a $20 million funding round for Web3 startup Space and Time as the tech giant focuses on decentralizing data. Space and Time says it’s the first decentralized data warehouse able to transform any central database into a trustless data source connected directly to smart contracts, using its “proof-of-sequel” cryptography.
Generally speaking, the equities sector represents the collective valuation of all publicly available information about exchange-listed companies, making the notion of long-term sleeper stocks to buy a rather risky concept. Nevertheless, individual investors can’t be all places at all times. Occasionally, a few compelling ideas slip through the cracks, presenting upside opportunities for intrepid investors.
The Globe and Mail published an article on Sept. 23 that discussed the terrifying — and highly profitable — journey of a bank stock. The bank in question was Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY), Canada’s largest company and arguably one of North America’s best bank stocks to buy. Although the article is behind a paywall
On today’s show Preston and Stig have the Macro Mastermind discussion for the 3rd Quarter of 2020 w/ Luke Gromen, Lyn Alden, and Jeff Booth. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: – Whether we will see a return of the liquidity crisis in the USD – Whether we have another currency that can replace the USD