over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The most popular offerings are IPO’s, or initial public offerings. This is when a company decides to create shares and sell them to the public market. Some famous IPO’s in recent history include Twitter, Snap Inc., and Blue Apron. The process for an IPO is time consuming and takes multiple moving parts. Now with the introduction of cryptocurrencies, some are beginning to fund their operations with ICO’s or initial coin offerings. This is essentially when a company trades you their currency for U.S. Dollars in return.

 Macroaxis  fundamentals technology   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

If you’ve ever stopped and looked at the cell phone market, then you know the competition is fierce. Not only are the providers trying to get an edge, but the equipment they sell if just as important as the brand itself. Taking a look at Verizon, they have recently released numbers and acquired more users than the street thought. However, that does not take away the fact T-Mobile and Sprint are gaining ground. If you want to boil it down to any one item, it could be the cost of having a cell phone plan.

 Verizon Communications  fundamentals services   verizon communications telecommunications diversified telecommunications communication services telecom services
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Internationally speaking, many people are unsure of what that entails investment wise. People typically have a general understanding of our markets due to the news and passive exposure. However, you ask them about international markets and they may not be able to give you anything at all. International investing is a wonderful way to solidify a well balanced portfolio as well as give you exposure to aspects only seen outside the United Stated markets. With that being said, one of the more effective method of gaining exposure is through an ETF.

 JHancock Multifactor  fundamentals other   jhancock multifactor john hancock foreign large blend
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Kohl’s has recently unveiled in 10 stores that they are going to begin selling Amazon products as well as accepting returns of items that were purchased from Amazon. In a dark and depressing retail landscape, this is a bright spot and these two are teaming up to play into their respective strengths. Kohl’s has the brick and mortar presence that Amazon does not. Kohl’s benefits by having the privilege to sell Amazon products and attract a new dynamic customer base.

 Macroaxis  fundamentals services   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

New homebuilding numbers came out and they were lower than expected, but they are saying that this is due to the hurricanes that have hit the country. Certainly this has something to do with it, but keep in mind that there could be underlying issues. Homebuilding is an indicator of peoples willing to move and buy, and can show a trust in the workforce that jobs are readily available or there is enough people spending money. Investments that could be specifically affected are REIT’s are real estate investment trusts. Typically a go to for investors to add diversification, it is sensitive to these situations.

 Macroaxis  fundamentals other   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Bitcoin continues to push boundaries by making new highs, but many are beginning to wonder if it is over valued and is being hyped up. Time will reveal the answer to that, but in the mean time, it continues to be a form of investment and spending for many. Bitcoin is the face cryptocurriencies everywhere and it stretches far beyond the coin itself.

 Macroaxis  fundamentals finance   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Technology continues to advance and the many different applications on the market now allow the user to invest essentially however they like. A popular issue that arises though is that people are tired of the cost of trading. Some brokers are charging five dollars or more to process a trade. The more people pay for trades the less they are investing and it diminishes potential returns. With that being said, there are multiple ways to increase your investing margins using apps for your phone.

 Macroaxis  fundamentals services   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

We will be concluding the ETF series with an international ETF that will allow you to have exposure to the rest of the world. International holdings can certainly add value, but many avoid it due to the unknowns. Reporting of individual companies is different than that of the United States, making it difficult to obtain financial numbers. Vanguard offers an international ETF by the ticker of VXUS.

 Vanguard Total  fundamentals other   vanguard total vanguard foreign large blend
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Netflix is raising their prices and this is not worrying investors. This company is a streaming service that allows users to watch television shows and movies for a monthly subscription fee. Hulu and Amazon are direct competitors but they seem to be holding their ground well. With the raise in prices, the debate people are having is will this hurt their market share. Advances in technology and 4K features, these are reasonable points for the company to raise their price.

 Netflix  fundamentals services   netflix consumer cyclical media - diversified entertainment
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Amazon is searching for a location to put their second headquarters and major cities such as Chicago are taking this seriously. The amount of jobs and income this HQ would provide to the winning bidder would be significant to say the least. This company continues to dominate the market and they have been cited as an ingredient to the retail slow down. Companies such as Walmart and Google are teaming up to take on this giant.

 Amazon  fundamentals retail   amazon consumer cyclical specialty retail

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