When a Retailer Declares Bankruptcy

When a Retailer Declares Bankruptcy

Nearly 2000 retail locations have closed, or are scheduled to close in 2017. Retail bankruptcies are at an all-time high,expected to surpass the number of bankruptcies during the great depression. With changes in our economy and changes in our shopping habits, the...
Best Way to Invest in Commodities

Best Way to Invest in Commodities

When you think of investing what typically comes to mind? Stocks. Bonds. What about commodities? A commodity is a raw material or a primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold. Commodities can also be used as a significant way to diversify your portfolio...
How do you Value a Sports Team?

How do you Value a Sports Team?

  I’ve always found it interesting how economists assign value to sports teams. What dictates one sports team being worth $4 billion while another is worth $2 billion?  You’d think it would be the abilities of the players, right? How many games they’ve won? Feats...
Futures Trading 101-Part 1: What is Futures Trading?

Futures Trading 101-Part 1: What is Futures Trading?

As a finance major, people will sometimes ask me what interests me about that field or what my favorite thing about it is. The simple answer to that question is that I grew up outside of New York City and my mother and uncles worked in finance, so I was surrounded by...