Kevin

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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.
Private Debt is Rising Again
  • Private Debt is Rising Again

Private Debt is Rising Again

By |August 18th, 2017|

It’s been ten years since the beginning of the global financial crisis that started in 2007. Last week marked the decade anniversary of when the largest bank in France, BNP Paribas, froze $2.2 billion worth of funds in operation citing the subprime mortgage instability in the United States. This triggered a series of events […]

Digital Currencies are On the Rise in 2017
  • Digital Currencies are On the Rise in 2017

Digital Currencies are On the Rise in 2017

By |August 9th, 2017|

Digital currencies are becoming more valuable this year. The cost of the widely used Bitcoin in U.S. dollars has grown by 560% since a year ago. Bitcoin is becoming more and more talked about in the mainstream. It’s breaking records, pushing its market cap above $55 billion recently. Another popular crytopcurrency called Ether, which […]

Dow Jones Reaches 22,000 Points - Here's What it Could Mean
  • Dow Jones Reaches 22,000 Points - Here's What it Could Mean

Dow Jones Reaches 22,000 Points – Here’s What it Could Mean

By |August 4th, 2017|

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high earlier this week on Wednesday as it topped 22,000 for the first time ever. The record is just one in a series of highs since the election of president Trump. But is the bull run we’re seeing now a direct result of the new president, […]

Amazon Stock (AMZN) Falls After Disappointing Quarterly Results
  • Amazon Stock (AMZN) Falls After Disappointing Quarterly Results

Amazon Stock (AMZN) Falls After Disappointing Quarterly Results

By |July 28th, 2017|

Move over, Bill Gates. Someone else has taken your crown as the richest person in the world, if only for a short while. Yesterday morning Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, briefly became the richest man on the planet. Bill Gates is worth an estimated $90 billion by Forbes. Amazon.com’s stock started the session […]

Netflix (NFLX) Stock Soars as it Gains More Subscribers
  • Netflix (NFLX) Stock Soars as it Gains More Subscribers

Netflix (NFLX) Stock Soars as it Gains More Subscribers

By |July 21st, 2017|

Netflix surprised investors with better than expected subscribers growth in the second quarter of 2017. Several days ago Netflix released its financial statements which must have made its shareholders very happy because the stock shot up 13% the next day. The online streaming company added over five million new subscribers around the world, which […]

Adjusting Debt Levels Based on Interest Rates
  • Adjusting Debt Levels Based on Interest Rates

Adjusting Debt Levels Based on Interest Rates

By |July 14th, 2017|

The United States and much of the world has been in a long period of low interest rates. But the Federal Reserve, the independent body that sets base rate targets for the financial markets, has been slowly raising interest rates since 2015. Over the last 6 months, the interest rate has climbed twice, each […]

Retirement Planning for an Older Population
  • Retirement Planning for an Older Population

Retirement Planning for an Older Population

By |July 8th, 2017|

People Are Living Longer

According to estimates published by the Office for National Statistics the average life expectancy for newborn girls is on course to reach just under 97 years and four months within just over two decades. Over the last 30 years human life expectancy has increased by almost a decade. The Office for […]

Why Is Amazon Buying Whole Foods (WFM)?
  • Why Is Amazon Buying Whole Foods (WFM)?

Why Is Amazon Buying Whole Foods (WFM)?

By |June 29th, 2017|

When Amazon.com announced that it will purchase Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM) for $13.7 billion (or $42 per share) earlier this month, WFM stock price jumped from $33 to $42. Not surprisingly this was great news for existing Whole Foods shareholders. But how does this merger help Amazon?

Whole Foods sells healthy, organic products. Most […]

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 […]