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Kevin is a graphic designer from Vancouver, BC. He runs the site Freedom 35 Blog in his spare time and writes commentaries about business, investing, personal finance, and economics.
Global Investment Outlook from BlackRock
  • Global Investment Outlook from BlackRock

Global Investment Outlook from BlackRock

By |June 22nd, 2017|

BlackRock, Inc. based in New York City, is the world’s largest investment management company, with $5.4 trillion assets under management, which is even bigger than Vanguard’s massive portfolio. Due to its large size and influence, BlackRock is often referred to as the world’s largest shadow bank. So when this company releases a report, the […]

Verizon (VZ) Buys Yahoo for Nearly $4.5 billion
  • Verizon (VZ) Buys Yahoo for Nearly $4.5 billion

Verizon (VZ) Buys Yahoo for Nearly $4.5 billion

By |June 17th, 2017|

Yahoo Incorporated (NASDAQ:YHOO) was once an American multinational technology company. But not anymore. On Tuesday earlier this week Verizon Communications officially closed the deal buying up Yahoo’s internet properties in a long awaited acquisition worth nearly $4.5 billion. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer, who was at the helm of Yahoo’s is reported to receive a […]

Amazon Shares Top $1000
  • Amazon Shares Top $1000

Amazon Shares Top $1000

By |June 8th, 2017|

Amazon.com is now a larger company than ever. Its stock climbed above $1,000 per share for the first time last week. Surprisingly AMZN is already up 34% so far this year. Although $1,000 is merely a number, it does represent a major psychological barrier for investors and traders. “The world is becoming more and […]

The Fed May Not Raise Rates Again This Year
  • The Fed May Not Raise Rates Again This Year

The Fed May Not Raise Rates Again This Year

By |May 27th, 2017|

The minutes from the May meeting from the Federal Reserve show that it’s set to continue raising interest rates this year. But a slowdown in the economy could deter the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC’s) plan lest the economy is not yet ready.

According to CNBC, “Substantially lower-than-expected inflation would be a significant hurdle for […]

Wal-Mart (WMT) Sees Growth in Online Sales
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) Sees Growth in Online Sales

Wal-Mart (WMT) Sees Growth in Online Sales

By |May 19th, 2017|

Walmart recently reported stronger than expected earnings, propped up by a large increase in selling products online. America’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer said the value of all of its sales from online jumped by 69% compared with the same period last year. This is in part due to Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com for $3.3 billion, as well […]

Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ) Falls over Law Suits
  • Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ) Falls over Law Suits

Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ) Falls over Law Suits

By |May 10th, 2017|

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has recently been court-ordered to pay out close to $111 million, a record setting amount, to a Virginia woman named Lois Slemp. The law suit claims that she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s products for longer than forty years. This is just the latest lawsuit alleging that using […]

Tesla Going Head to Head with GM and Ford
  • Tesla Going Head to Head with GM and Ford

Tesla Going Head to Head with GM and Ford

By |May 5th, 2017|

Earlier in the year Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) overtook General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) as the most valuable car manufacture in the United States. For some people this was considered jaw dropping news in the automotive world. But for others it was much anticipated.

Tesla, Inc., formerly Tesla Motors, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures […]

McDonald's Stock (MCD) Rise on Strong Earnings Report
  • McDonald's Stock (MCD) Rise on Strong Earnings Report

McDonald’s Stock (MCD) Rise on Strong Earnings Report

By |April 26th, 2017|

McDonald’s shares (NYSE:MCD) rose sharply yesterday soon after it announced strong sales thanks to its all-day breakfast and new menu items. The financial results for the quarter ending march 31st was positive enough for MCD to increase 5.57%, ending the day at $141.70 per share. Operating income is up 14% over the same quarter from a […]

PepsiCo (PEP) Hits New Highs on Investors' Optimism
  • PepsiCo (PEP) Hits New Highs on Investors' Optimism

PepsiCo (PEP) Hits New Highs on Investors’ Optimism

By |April 20th, 2017|

Global food and beverage company, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) is having a great year so far. Earlier this week its stock reached $114 per share for the first time in history. A recent public relations setback may have caused some investors to worry. Pepsi showed a commercial featuring Kendall Jenner resolving a protest by giving everyone […]

Gold Price Reaches 5 Month High
  • Gold Price Reaches 5 Month High

Gold Price Reaches 5 Month High

By |April 13th, 2017|

James Rickards Suggests 10% of Portfolio in Gold
The price of gold sits at $1272 per ounce, the highest it has been since November 10th, 2016. June delivery for gold futures rose $3.90 to settle at $1278, after hitting almost $1282 earlier in the session. Geo-political pressures may fade but gold may be oversold on expectations […]