Is the Bull Getting Crushed?

Is the U.S. market rally fading? Following the U.S. Presidential Election on November 8, the American stock market was on a tear – until March when the rally started to tone down somewhat. Some of the tepidity could be attributed to uncertainty arising from global politics, cross-border tensions and the timeline/success of the implementation of […]

Could the Future of Education Reside in the Tech World?

To say that the internet has revolutionized the way we learn is an understatement. Today, technology is seeping into conventional classroom and changing the world of teaching. In what’s dubbed as ‘EdTech’(a portmanteau of ‘education’ and ‘technology’), a plethora of online platforms and applications are offering learning tools, structured courses and tests, much like what […]

What a “Border-Adjusted” Tax Could Mean for U.S. Retailers

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have been feeling the pinch lately with struggling sales and cratering stock prices. The word ‘pinch’ actually puts it lightly. In the past year, Macy’s announced plans to lay off 10,000 workers and close down 100 stores. It plans to focus more on its website and towards developing new concepts to combat […]

Is the US Startup Industry Flagging?

The startup industry is to a large extent the cornerstone of the ‘Information Age.’ To launch a company, one needs a great idea. But, to have it executed, companies need to attract venture capitalists (VCs). A weekly index measuring the health of the U.S. technology startup industry is at its lowest point in three years. […]

Airbnb Turns a Profit – Is it Time for Investors to Profit Too?

The “sharing economy” may have just become a legitimate money-making economy too. According to a Bloomberg report, people close to Airbnb have suggested that the online home-rental company turned profitable during the second half of 2016. This comes shortly after investors estimated the company’s value at around $30 billion, making it the fourth-highest valuation among […]

Is U.S. Infrastructure Set for a Revival?

One of the promises that took center stage in Donald Trump’s campaign trail was the $1 trillion funding that he wanted for U.S. infrastructure. And now, the Democrats have proposed a similar-sized investment, albeit suggesting a different route. Intended to rebuild America’s transportation and other infrastructure, the Democrats’ proposal hinges mostly on new government spending. […]