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Make the Most of Your Stimulus Check: An Interview With Ally Executive Anand Talwar

Back in March, Congress passed the CARES Act, and a number of people received a stimulus check in the mail. If you were one of those people, you might have put that money toward an immediate need, like a mortgage or rent payment — but now that there’s the possibility of a second stimulus package, […]

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The Tech Investor’s Survival Guide

If you’re reading this, chances are you bought into tech stocks recently. Or you were tempted to. The FOMO (fear of missing out) is real. If you did, it’s been an impressive ride…until a few weeks ago. Tech stocks plunged in September, and you may be second-guessing yourself now. Welcome to the world of tech […]

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WFH Investment Opportunities

The past several months have shaken up numerous aspects of our daily lives. For many, one of the most notable changes is the shift from working elsewhere to working from  home. Commutes are non-existent, Zoom is the new conference room, and water cooler chats now take place exclusively on G-Chat or Slack. After Google announced […]

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A Market Wake-Up Call

What started off as a mood swing has now turned into a wake-up call. We’ve been able to ignore a slew of bad news for months. But now, the S&P 500 has dropped 8% since September 2, including four straight drops through today. Markets and investors are feeling a little anxious. There’s a lot to […]

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IPOs: Boom or Bust?

Hot trend alert: 2020 could be the biggest year for initial public offerings (IPOs) in decades.  The stock market had one of its best summers in recent memory. At the same time, over 100 companies went public from June to August in the busiest stretch for IPOs since 2000. Popular tech names like DoorDash, Airbnb, and Bumble could jump on the bandwagon soon. This week, an unprofitable software company named Snowflake pulled off a $3.4 billion IPO, the biggest of the […]

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Fall-itility

Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall-itility. Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and we’re all squeezing out those last precious moments of summer. But if you’re a market-watcher, your vacation may have ended a little early. Equities are lurching around again. While there hasn’t been a lot of damage done, the day-to-day swings have been tough […]

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What Is the Dark Web and How Can You Keep Your Personal Data Off It?

Like an iceberg, only so much of the world wide web is visible to internet surfers. Much of it is below the surface. What lies beneath is often referred to as the dark web. But what exactly is the dark web? You may have heard about it in the news headlines, but the dark web […]

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Putting Today’s Turbulence in Perspective

Sometimes you just wake up feeling cranky. That was the essence of the stock market today. The S&P 500 just dropped the most since June 11. There were no major headlines or obvious triggers for the sudden drop. Investors just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. That didn’t make the market action […]

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School-From-Home Savings? Not Quite

Back-to-school season: The words conjure up flashbacks of colorful stacks of three-ring binders and fresh packs of #2 Ticonderoga pencils. But this year, the phrase takes on a new meaning for those entering a hybrid, virtual-, or home-learning school situation. Enter shiny laptops, headphone cords, and the scent of hand sanitizer. As millions of students […]

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Sending Mixed Signals

For all the talk about the stock market being disconnected from the economy, there is little mention of how disconnected the consumer discretionary sector is from the consumer. Since the market bottomed on March 23, the S&P 500 consumer discretionary sector has jumped 76%, making it the best performer in the index over that time […]

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