Oil: The Technical Perspective

October 1, 2017 Shayan Salesi 0

Ask any trader what their thesis on oil was 2 weeks ago, and they would tell you the markets are headed for new-lows. Ask that same question now, and you’ll get a room full of screaming looneys arguing about whether the breaking of 5 cent resistance band on oil charts is the beginning of the bull market. In all seriousness, […]

The Easiest Way to Get Started on Investing

September 14, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

Successful investing involves creating an auto system – once you get started, it becomes much easier to manage. Getting started is the hard part… 80% of millennials are not invested in the stock markets. More than 40% believe they don’t have enough money, and 34% said they don’t know how to get started (CNBC). Getting started shouldn’t be as hard […]

Robo-Advisors: Investing Shortcut for Millennials

June 24, 2017 Jelani Smith 1

One of the most common personal finance related questions I get is “how do I start investing?” When you think of investing, you may think of stock trading, equity research, and portfolio monitoring. It can be time consuming, especially when you have a full time job and/or studying in school. The solution to this is robo advisors – my favourite […]

How I Made over 300% on an Apple Option

May 3, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

It wasn’t until I enrolled into a Derivatives course in university, where I gained a huge interest and understanding for options. Half way through this course, I opted for options trading within my TFSA account. Depending on your trading brokerage, you typically have to do an application in order to opt in for options trading. This application usually consists of […]

Stock Markets: Post Trump Effect

November 18, 2016 Shayan Salesi 5

Confused investors, fatigued fund managers, and disoriented traders. Sounds familiar? The market after the election has been a dangerous playing field. Players of the market are attempting to predict what a Trump presidency means. Based on Trump’s previous announcements, investors have sold bonds and their stock-market proxies, while snatching bank and infrastructure stocks on hopes of increased fiscal spending, lower […]

Wall Street vs. Donald Trump; US and Global Stock Markets Plunge

November 9, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

The historic US election shocked investors around the world; plummeting the stock markets and affecting the foreign exchange markets. Prior to the US election, investors were expecting Hillary Clinton to win. A candidate who is more predictable, and would have less impact on global trade. Two days before the election, the Dow surged 400 points, since investors were betting that […]

Why Did Verizon Pay $4.8 Billion for Yahoo

July 24, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

US telecommunications giant, Verizon Communications Inc. acquires Yahoo! Inc.’s core assets in a $4.8 billion deal, expanding the size of Verizon’s digital advertising.   Yahoo is an ‘iconic pioneer’ of the web, with the objective of connecting users with the world wide web. In the past decade, Yahoo has been struggling to compete with Alphabet Inc.’s Google – a platform […]

Brexit Aftermath: Stock Markets Continue to Plummet

June 27, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

A record breaking $2.1 trillion evaporated from the global markets on Friday June 24th – worse than the financial crisis that occurred on September 28th, 2008, after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. This could have been avoided if the voters had chosen to remain into the EU. The Brexit aftermath has many voters calling this situation a Bregret – as they’ve […]

Brexit: The EU’s Worst Nightmare and a Global Bloodbath

June 25, 2016 Mariam Walaa 0

On Friday, June 24th, 2016, humanity woke up to a new world order. Brexit – Britain’s exit from the European Union – finally takes effect five months after Prime Minister David Cameron made the decision to hold a referendum on Britain’s connection with the EU. With 51.89% in favour of and 48.11% against leaving the EU, Britain takes an extraordinarily […]