How Does War Affect the Stock Market?

How Does War Affect the Stock Market?

Have you ever wondered how your daily life as a consumer might be affected by events occurring around the world? With everything going on right now between Russia and Ukraine, how is the world economy reacting? Today, we’re going to talk about how war and other geopolitical events affect the markets. War and the Stock … Read more

Why Are Gas Prices Increasing?

Brent Crude surged more than 15% over the weekend due to the threat of a ban on Russian oil by the U.S. and Europe. (Brent Crude refers to the price of crude oil forward contracts traded through the Brent Complex, a European oil market.) Stocks are down, with major indices closing in correction territory this … Read more

What is a Good Annual Rate of Return?

It is well known that there are many investment vehicles for investors of all experience levels to choose from. Yet, investors are ultimately aiming for an above average return on investment no matter how simple or sophisticated the investment vehicle is. Depending on what stage of life an investor may be in, he or she … Read more

Mcdonald’s Real Estate: How They Really Make Their Money

So McDonald’s doesn’t make their money from selling burgers. Does that really surprise you? How does McDonald’s make money then? A lot of us don’t realize that McDonald’s isn’t really a burger-flipping restaurant chain. Well, it is, but not purely. Peel back the layers and you’ll find that the corporate entity is actually one heck of a real … Read more