2 Great Reasons for an Investing Thesis

Having an investing thesis before buying (or selling) a stock is critical to making a sound decision. Simply buying a stock because it, “is bound to go up” may work a couple times, but isn’t something to rely on for a portfolio. Developing a solid thesis will fare you much better in picking better stocks,Continue reading “2 Great Reasons for an Investing Thesis”

What Do The Super Bowl and Stock Market Have in Common?

The Super Bowl is always an incredible culmination to the most watched sport in America every year. For a lot of people this is the first and last football game they will watch for the year. According to AS.com, an estimated 117 million people watched the Rams topple the Bengals. How many of these peopleContinue reading “What Do The Super Bowl and Stock Market Have in Common?”

Rising Interest Rates Will Shake Up the Market

The inevitable rise of interest rates in 2022 has generated a very skeptical outlook on the market in the coming months. Rising interest rates tend to result in stocks losing value, yet a stronger overall economy. This occurs because the percentage return on risk-free money is rising, so people rather make money with no riskContinue reading “Rising Interest Rates Will Shake Up the Market”

A Semester Long Deep Dive: Northrop Grumman

During this fall semester of my junior year at Bryant University, I had the opportunity to take Financial Statement Analysis. In this class I learned how to analyze companies given their income statements and formulate opinions based on the discovered metrics. My company was Northrop Grumman, a member of the Aerospace Manufacturing industry. The analysisContinue reading “A Semester Long Deep Dive: Northrop Grumman”

What the Infrastructure Bill Means For Stocks

Recently, the U.S. senate has passed a $1 trillion bill that will allocate funds towards various infrastructures in America. Structures such as roads, bridges, electrical grid, and internet infrastructure are all in the bill. Although this bill has been approved by the senate, it is now being sent to the House of congress. The HouseContinue reading “What the Infrastructure Bill Means For Stocks”

Netflix Stock: Is It A Buy?

We all know Netflix, one of the most revolutionary inventions of the 21st century thus far. Netflix completely changed the movie industry, and wiped the movie rental business clean. As of July 20th, the company harnesses 209 million subscribers worldwide, an incredible number. Few things in this life are true household names, yet Netflix isContinue reading “Netflix Stock: Is It A Buy?”

How The Fed Influences the Markets

The Federal Reserve System, known as The Fed, is the U.S’s central banking system. At the root of all monetary transactions, The Fed makes sure it all goes smoothly. The main goals of The Fed are to manage the money supply and maintain stability of the financial system. Most of the time, The Fed doesContinue reading “How The Fed Influences the Markets”

Higher Prices Are Here To Stay

Prices have increased everywhere. The most prevalent being gas, lumber, retail pricing, automobiles, real estate, and service costs. What intrigues me most is the rate at which stock market pricing is increasing. Take a look at the 5 year chart on the S&P 500. Look at the rate of increase since the March 2020 drop.Continue reading “Higher Prices Are Here To Stay”

How Many Stocks Should You Hold In Your Portfolio?

A common question once you start buying into stocks is, “How many stocks should I buy in my portfolio?” A lot goes into this answer… “The more stocks you hold, the more your portfolio tracks the entire market. With a small account the goal should be to outperform the entire market.” – The Common TraderContinue reading “How Many Stocks Should You Hold In Your Portfolio?”