In the digital age of crowdfunding, entrepreneurs are always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with investors and raise capital. While popular platforms like Kickstarter have helped launch many startups, some companies have turned to unregulated markets,...read more
Last week, the Division of Corporation Finance, which is a division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), formally announced that it would extend the benefits of confidential IPO filing to all businesses, not just the small businesses that enjoyed the...read more
Excuse Me, Are You Going to Use Those Byproducts? New Demand Could Increase Profitability for Oil and Gas Companies
A somewhat unknown shift is happening within the manufacturing of fossil fuels, thanks to the recent U.S. shale revolution. Oil and gas companies are finding new outlets to sell fossil fuel byproducts, which could in turn make drilling more profitable, even in times of low oil prices. The proof is in the plastic. Fossil Fuel Byproducts Increase Profitability for Oil and Gas Companies.read more
In the last 4 decades, economic cycles have followed a similar pattern: we reach full employment, then oil prices spike dramatically, then we fall into a recession. 1973: Unemployment at 4.6% before OPEC initiates Oil Embargo Act, which triples oil prices in global...read more
Roth 401k vs Traditional 401k A new study demonstrates a key difference between the Roth 401(k) and Traditional 401(k)--not in the vehicles themselves, but more so in how rule-of-thumb human behaviors make one more valuable in the long run. The study conducted by...read more
OPEC decided last Thursday to prolong existing oil-production cuts for its member countries in an effort to decrease world supply and help world oil prices rebound. But, there’s a bigger picture situation looming as the group (and all oil-producing countries) is faced with what it previously dismissed as an over-hyped hypothetical scenario.read more
In an OPEC meeting taking place in Vienna today, the group agreed to extend oil production cuts for another 9 months, from July 1st through the first quarter of 2018. OPEC’s earlier production limits were largely responsible for helping oil prices rebound to above $50...read more
Warren Buffett’s Annual Meeting With Berkshire Hathaway On Saturday Warren Buffett stood before Berkshire Hathaway alongside Vice Chairman Charlie Munger at the annual event he coined “Woodstock for Capitalists” and announced his yearly two cents on the status and...read more
All across the country, retailers are feeling the pain from mass store shutdowns. Payless Inc. shoe store recently announced 400 stores set to close as part of their bankruptcy plan. Sears Holdings Corp. and Macy’s Inc, among others, are also closing hundreds of locations. With over 80% of American homes signed up for Amazon (and 63% holding an Amazon Prime account) retailers are scrambling to re-establish their physical store’s value.read more
When you think of the richest counties in the United States, areas that come to mind are New York County (which houses Manhattan), Jackson Hole (home of private-plane billionaires) and maybe Fairfield (in Connecticut, which was the richest county back in 2005). But...read more
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