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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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