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Samsung Secures the 5G Market

By Samantha Bader Samsung has made a major play in their quest to become a main supplier of 5G technology in America. The company, based in South Korea, signed a contract with Verizon worth USD 6.65 billion that runs through 2025 on September 8th. The deal is based around Samsung supplying Verizon with 5G chips and infrastructure.  “With this latest long-term strategic contract, we will … Continue reading Samsung Secures the 5G Market

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The Pandemic Job Market: What’s in Store

By Isabella Diez The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked 2020 and brought unprecedented challenges to billions around the globe. The implementation of government sanctioned lockdowns has drastically changed the job market. In Canada, hundreds of businesses have shut down, leaving millions of individuals without employment. This current reality has countless people facing the stress and uncertainty that comes with unforeseen job loss. How can Canadians approach … Continue reading The Pandemic Job Market: What’s in Store

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NASDAQ Whale Makes a Splash on Big Tech

By Dylan Howse The Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has been revealed as the perpetrator behind the tech industry’s recent rise and fall.   Nearing the end of August, the market was rallying as investors became more confident after recovering from the downfall of the pandemic. Yet, it was the tech industry that caught everyone off guard as their stock rose astronomically in a span of a few … Continue reading NASDAQ Whale Makes a Splash on Big Tech

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Oil on a Slippery Downward Slope

By Momal Khan The future of the global oil industry is looking bleak. Over the years, the oil world has seen many shocks but none have paralleled the impacts being witnessed today. The industry’s 2021 outlook has taken a huge hit from the COVID-19 pandemic’s repercussions, as fuel consumption was slashed earlier this year. The impacts of this have had a trickle-down effect in all … Continue reading Oil on a Slippery Downward Slope

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The Market Impact of Trump vs. Biden

By Daniel Tortis Every four years there comes a time the attention of the entire world turns to the United States in order to see who will become the next president. The election impacts not only America, but has many ramifications that are felt worldwide. Given that America is Canada’s biggest trade partner and that we share so many economic ties with our ally south … Continue reading The Market Impact of Trump vs. Biden

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We Are Hiring Staff Writers!

The Financial Marauder is hiring Staff Writers to expand our newsletter coverage. We are looking for individuals from any program and level interested in finance or business who would enjoy writing for the club. Position Description:As a Staff Writer, you will help shape the content of our newsletter and help further the club’s development. You will also receive ongoing mentorship from the leadership team on … Continue reading We Are Hiring Staff Writers!

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Get Involved

Every member is encouraged to contribute articles for the Financial Marauder. However, there’s no obligation to do so. We are generally looking for 500-600 word articles on a range of business-related topics from undergraduates in any program and level. The link below has more information on the process: If you are ever stuck or just want some more information, please do not hesitate to contact … Continue reading Get Involved

Disney+ Enters the Streaming War

By, Sophia Krnjeta Going up against industry leader Netflix, and well-established platforms such as Amazon Prime is a daunting task for any new streaming service. Despite this reality, Disney+ has seen great success in gaining subscribers and capturing audiences since its launch just under five months ago.  In the short period of time since the launch of Disney+, the service has marked a strong positive … Continue reading Disney+ Enters the Streaming War

Air Canada Takes a Nosedive

By, Momal Khan The travel industry is experiencing an unprecedented rate of downturn, with Canada’s largest airline being no exception. Air Canada’s stock has taken a plunge as it copes with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused mass cancellations and restrictions on airlines all over the world.  The S&P/TSX Composite Index dropped 9.9 percent to the lowest level since February 2016, sending … Continue reading Air Canada Takes a Nosedive

Oil Industry Bleeds Red

By, Rowland Goddard Canada’s oil industry has taken a beating over the past few years and these last two weeks have felt like the knockout punch. The combination of the Saudi-Russian price war along with the COVID-19 pandemic has created a double edge sword, where energy supply is abundant, but demand is crumbling. Where does the industry go from here? During the first two months … Continue reading Oil Industry Bleeds Red

Retail Investors Bet Big

By, Abdulah Hussain Retail investing is on the rise as unorthodox options traders dabble in borderline market manipulation. Individual investors have often been overlooked in their ability to move markets but not anymore thanks to an online Reddit community. This group of over one 900,000 users claim to have found the key to fast wins in the stock market, leaving professionals in awe to question … Continue reading Retail Investors Bet Big

VISA Meets Plaid

By, Rowland Goddard Is how we pay for goods and services changing? Conceptually, maybe not. However, now consumers have access to numerous methods to facilitate the payment of goods and services that didn’t exist even ten years ago. Fintechs like Plaid are changing the transaction process for the consumers of tomorrow.  Plaid provides integration between banks and fintechs. Currently, they are integrated with over 11,000 … Continue reading VISA Meets Plaid