Category: Finance

  • AAPL company review

    Here are the three main questions to answer: How do they make money? Who are their competitors? Why that business will grow? How does AAPL make money? The biggest revenue source from Apple is its iPhone in its America segment. Most of their product line includes personal computers, smartphones, wearables, tablets, and accessories. They also […]

  • What is the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was designed to prevent another financial crisis similar to the one that occurred in 2007–2008. The act, which was named after sponsors Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), is made up of numerous provisions that must be fulfilled over several years as […]

  • How do mortgage rates and the housing market in general affect the stock market

    Looking at what economic factors to look at, I’m confused because I don’t know what to look for in each of them. Current mortgage and refinance rates For the housing market, I found this mortgage rate article showing the current mortgage and refinance rates but what do I take from it? Are those high? Are […]

  • What does market capitulation mean?

    To surrender or give up is the literal meaning of capitulation. In finance, this term refers to the moment when investors decide to give up on trying to regain lost profits as a result of declining stock values. Assume you own a stock that has fallen ten percent. There are two options: waiting it out […]

  • What is the Fed’s Minutes and why you should care about them?

    Investors tune in to hear the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision every six weeks or so. The headline news is straightforward and almost binary in its simplicity: will they or won’t they (change rates)? In the short term, markets tend to react one way or another depending on whether the Fed’s policy move was consistent […]

  • Difference between the Dow and Nasdaq and S&P

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA, or Dow), the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite Index are three stock market indexes that you’ve undoubtedly heard about. All three indexes are used to evaluate market performance on any given day. They’re also used to calculate a variety of investment products that are based on daily price […]

  • What are the public and private sectors?

    The private sector is the portion of the economy that is controlled by individuals and businesses for profit, rather than by the government. As a result, it includes all commercial enterprises that are not under state control. The public sector comprises companies and corporations that are run or owned by the government, whereas voluntary organizations […]

  • What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

    The aggregate monetary or market value of all the completed products and services produced inside a country’s borders in a specific time frame is known as gross domestic product (GDP). It serves as a comprehensive scorecard for a nation’s economic health as a general measure of overall domestic production. GDP is frequently calculated on an […]

  • Quick summary of the US Treasury, who they are and what they do

    To learn more about the US Treasury, I watched a couple of videos and wrote down notes to help me learn. Here’s one of the videos followed by a quick summary: They’re the central bank of the United States. They control the money supply. They keep two economic metrics in check: unemployment and inflation. […]