What is the Difference Between a Stock Split and Reverse Stock Split?

Apple (AAPL) made headlines recently for continuing to post strong numbers even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also announced that its Board of Directors approved a four-for-one stock split. So what does this mean? You might be under the impression that a stock split is a move utilized for companies that are in financial … Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Stock Split and Reverse Stock Split?

Steve Eisman: What Calls Has The Big Short Investor Made Since the Financial Crisis?

Steve Eisman is not a name that many casual investors will recognize as readily as Warren Buffett or even Carl Icahn. Mention that he was the lead character in the movie “The Big Short” however, and you will get a strong flicker of recognition. Eisman will be forever immortalized as the protagonist of The Big … Continue reading Steve Eisman: What Calls Has The Big Short Investor Made Since the Financial Crisis?

Mercari Support: How to Contact Mercari If You Have a Problem

Mercari, the Japanese selling app started in February 2013, is an easy, fun and fast way to buy and sell goods. It's a well run app that is incredibly user friendly. However, like any other service, sometimes you need a little help to navigate any potential problems. How to Contact Mercari Mercari Customer Support: Best … Continue reading Mercari Support: How to Contact Mercari If You Have a Problem

How many JCPenney stores are left?

Post last updated May 16, 2021. According to JCPenney's official website, there are "approximately 850" remaining locations, but the company announced a list of 154 stores closing on June 6, 2020 in the wake of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in May 2020. (This was revised and is now 152 stores). On June 23, 2020, … Continue reading How many JCPenney stores are left?

It’s Never the Market’s Fault: How Winners Own Their Mistakes and Constantly Improve Their Results

There are a lot of people confounded by the market’s epic rally in the face of what appears to be a dire economic situation. The US economy faces double digit unemployment, with entire sectors such as travel and hospitality potentially less viable as going concerns. The price of oil recently traded below zero and interest … Continue reading It’s Never the Market’s Fault: How Winners Own Their Mistakes and Constantly Improve Their Results

How to Buy ESG Stocks on Robinhood

If you pay attention to the the asset management industry long enough you will notice trends that come and go as the companies that profit from offering investments come up with new ways to “mark up” the assets they offer by making something that is pretty simple seem more complex. Before the financial crisis global … Continue reading How to Buy ESG Stocks on Robinhood

Robinhood Logo: What Robinhood’s Design Choices Mean For You

Pretty much everything about Robinhood’s user experience is visually appealing, and that includes its logo and app icon. The Robinhood logo features an upward arrow within a feather, in reference to the folkloric character the app is named after who wore a feather in his hat. The light green logo certainly provides those who encounter … Continue reading Robinhood Logo: What Robinhood’s Design Choices Mean For You

How Top Traders Change Their Mental States to Beat Negativity

Even the best traders and investors face losing streaks. Steve Eisman launched a hedge fund after his famous Big Short call. It failed. John Paulson made a big call on gold after making billions on shorting the housing market. The call was wrong and his fund suffered large outflows. Bill Ackman's single most famous short … Continue reading How Top Traders Change Their Mental States to Beat Negativity

The Reopening Process is an Opportunity for Attentive Investors

I had a boss who was an expert in the garment industry and had spent the early part of his career immersed in the business of clothes. He used to drop into clothing stores in New York City for fun, just to observe how well they were managed. Were customers greeted promptly at the door? … Continue reading The Reopening Process is an Opportunity for Attentive Investors

How to Select an Actively Managed Mutual Fund: Akre Focus Fund Case Study

In the battle between passive and active investing, there has been one clear winner in the past decade. Passively managed index funds now account for a majority of assets under management in the ETF and mutual fund space. The reason for passive investing’s triumph over the past decade has many contributing factors, but probably one … Continue reading How to Select an Actively Managed Mutual Fund: Akre Focus Fund Case Study