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How to Trade in the Current Bear Market?

The S&P 500 entered a bear market on June 13, 2022, when the index declined 24.6%. Year-to-date, the index is down 21.65%, as of September 23, 2022. The US stock market has been on a downward trend since the beginning of the year. Any rallies seen so far have been short-lived. Image Source: Google A

By |2022-09-28T14:44:43+05:30September 28th, 2022|Finance|0 Comments

The Euro is Falling. Why Should the Rest of the World Care?

For the first time in almost 20 years, the euro has dropped below parity against the US dollar. Many analysts associate this with the exponential rise in interest rates taken on by the Federal Reserve to fight inflation, which is at nearly 40-year highs in the US. While this might spell good news for American

By |2022-09-28T15:47:22+05:30September 23rd, 2022|Finance|0 Comments

Will the End of the Russia-Ukraine War Bring Oil Prices Below $100?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rattled the global oil market. The conflict sent already inflated oil prices in the post-pandemic world to a 14-year high. On March 08, 2022, WTI crude oil soared to $123.7/bbl, while Brent crude reached a price of $128/bbl. Gold prices also surged within hours of the invasion with investors’ flight

By |2022-04-11T15:32:54+05:30April 11th, 2022|Finance|0 Comments

Neo Banks: The Biggest Challenge to Traditional Banking?

A term that was first used in 2017, neo banks or challenger banks, as they are called in the UK, are living up to their name. These fintech-based banks are giving the traditional banking system quite a run for their money (quite literally). Although neo banks operate only via digital means, such as mobile apps,

By |2021-06-21T16:03:16+05:30July 7th, 2021|Finance|0 Comments

Dogecoin: Just a Joke or Should We Take It Seriously?

Dogecoin started as a joke. When founders Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer designed a cryptocurrency using the popular grammatically challenged Shiba Inu meme dog as a mascot in 2013, they did not intend to create a feasible alternative to Bitcoin (BTC). Instead, they set out to make a crypto that invited intrigue due to its

By |2021-06-09T10:34:52+05:30June 9th, 2021|Finance|0 Comments

Here’s How Elon Musk’s Tweets Impact the Markets

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve probably seen the Reddit army move markets. While several factors, like the economy, business decisions, fund managers, market pandits, and insiders continue to have a major impact on the markets, another significant driver has come in the form of influencers. A tweet is

By |2021-05-31T10:10:26+05:30May 31st, 2021|Content Marketing, Finance, Social Media|0 Comments

US Stocks End Higher With S&P 500 Settling Above 4,000 For First Time

US stocks ended the holiday-shortened week on a strong note, with tech shares leading the rally. Investors once again started buying tech stocks on the easing of bond yields from their recent highs. The 10-year Treasury yield slipped 7 basis points to about 1.68% on Thursday, after hitting a 14-month high of around 1.77% in

By |2021-04-05T22:11:35+05:30April 5th, 2021|Finance|0 Comments

Wall Street Settles Last Week Mostly Lower, Despite Decline in Covid-19 Cases

US stocks ended the holiday-shortened week on a cautious note, amid a rise in Treasury bond interest rates. US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen told reporters that further fiscal stimulus is needed to help the country get back to full employment, despite some economic reports pointing towards a recovery. Meanwhile, the Labor Department reported

By |2021-02-22T10:44:56+05:30February 22nd, 2021|Finance|0 Comments

US Stocks Record Best Week Since November Despite Weak NFP Report

US stocks started last week on a strong note, driven by hopes of additional stimulus from the Biden administration. Wall Street wrapped up a solid week, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at fresh highs on Friday, despite a mixed non-farm payrolls (NFP) report for January. The US Labor Department reported an addition of

By |2021-02-08T10:49:27+05:30February 8th, 2021|Finance|0 Comments

Wall Street Nosedives on Speculative Trading

Wall Street experienced a rollercoaster ride last week with heightened speculative trading driving severe volatility. Shares of GameStop jumped around 400% in heavy trading during the week, fueled by Reddit posts. The stock of this dying company with an outdated business model spiked after retail traders came together to push share prices higher after reading

By |2021-02-01T10:40:21+05:30February 1st, 2021|Finance|0 Comments