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Controversial Ballot Proposition Up for Vote

By Samantha Bader The American election is fast approaching, and while many people are by now well- aware of the presidential nominees, there has been less attention paid to other measures on state ballots. One such measure will be up for a vote in California this November. The proposition is called Proposition 22, and it is being hotly contested. Proposition 22 is widely supported by … Continue reading Controversial Ballot Proposition Up for Vote

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Getting Individual Stimulus Right

By Rowland Goddard The past 6 months have pushed many Canadian and American families to their breaking point. For some of these families, individual stimulus plans have been one of the big reasons they have been able to stay afloat. It is no secret that many people were out of work for either all or the majority of this summer. The Canadian unemployment rate got … Continue reading Getting Individual Stimulus Right

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A New Focus from Canadian Entrepreneurs

By Momal Khan Starting a new venture during these uncertain times may not be as rare as we think. Some Canadian entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the sudden shift in the business climate to emerge with their own ideas; where others saw pandemic- alarms and shutdowns, these individuals saw golden opportunities. While it may be assumed that opening a new business in the midst of … Continue reading A New Focus from Canadian Entrepreneurs

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Canada Braces for Impact

By Momal Khan The second wave is here – and it may hit more like a tsunami this time around. With cases nearing the thousands each passing day and businesses facing Stage 2-like restrictions, Canadians are bracing for impact as we head into October.  In an announcement alongside Health Minister Christine Elliot in Toronto last Thursday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that health officials have … Continue reading Canada Braces for Impact

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IMF Sounds the Alarm

By Dylan Howse Just as Argentina, Lebanon, and Ecuador thought nothing could get worse, the IMF is now warning of a debt crisis for emerging and developing economies. A harsh reality that’s facing many of the world’s pandemic-hit nations.   From the start of COVID-19 back in March, to date, the IMF has provided emergency loans and financial lending tools to about 80 countries. Stating back … Continue reading IMF Sounds the Alarm

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Movie Theatres: Going Extinct?

By Daniel Tortis COVID-19 has changed the landscape of society as we know it. Not only have the lives of many been permanently altered as a result of the virus, but many industries are on the brink of financial collapse. Movie theatres have been especially hit hard with companies such as AMC in the U.S and Cineplex in Canada having revenue drops greater than 95 … Continue reading Movie Theatres: Going Extinct?

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Millennials Flee Toronto

By Isabella Diez The move from the city to the suburbs has been happening for years but the pressure from the current COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend. This drift has shown to be true mainly for millennials. Individuals in this age group are starting families and seeking more affordable ways of living. Toronto is known for tight living spaces and high prices, and so … Continue reading Millennials Flee Toronto

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Retail Investors Rise Up

By Samantha Bader Perhaps the largest surprise to come out of the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the resurgence of retail investors entering the market. Retail investing, which is when consumers manage their own stocks in financial markets, has majorly expanded since March. Nearly 800,000 new accounts were opened at the three biggest brokerages alone during March and April in the United States. … Continue reading Retail Investors Rise Up

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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 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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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 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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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