Students’ Guide to the Stock Market

The stock market is more than just a get-rich-quick tool; in fact, for most people, slow and steady wins the race. Many investment bankers devote endless time and energy to analyzing the market and getting the best deals for their clients. Companies benefit from the stock market because it allows them to raise money from […]

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Economist Milton Friedman: History and Theories

I grew up with an interest in economics because my father was an economics professor. One of the lights in his intellectual firmament was Milton Friedman (1912-2006), who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1976 for his work “in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the […]

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Expensivity by the Ounce: Thirty of the Most Expensive Substances in the Universe

Urban dictionaries define “expensivity” as the gravity of how expensive something is, so let’s combine gravity and money to take a fun look at some of the most expensive substances in the universe by weight. Obviously, this is more of a continuum than we’re able to represent here, but from white truffles to antimatter, get […]

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A Strategy for Trading Options on Index ETFs

Warren Buffett famously remarked that “if you don’t figure out how to make money while you sleep, you’ll work until you die.” Of course, avoiding this fate can also be achieved by making extra money during the day in ways that don’t interfere with your regular job. What I’m about to discuss falls more in […]

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The Wealth Tax Made Clear

The Wealth Tax in Plain English What would it mean for the government to impose a wealth tax? In the broadest sense, a wealth tax is imposed on everything that you own. Such taxes are often reserved for those the government deems to be “wealthy.” This can be an individual or a corporation, since the […]

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