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Investing in Innovation

By Ethan Currie, Staff Writer The S&P 500 index has returned an average of roughly 10.5% every year since its inception in 1926. Acting as a benchmark for the overall market, investment firms have been attempting to outpace S&P returns for decades. While many portfolio managers offer risk-averse solutions, other firms take a different approach in attempting to maximize investor gains. In this regard, ARK … Continue reading Investing in Innovation

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The Rise and Future of Sports Gambling

By Runisan Natheeswaran, Staff Writer Over the past couple of years, the sports betting industry has changed dramatically. Due to many countries ruling this activity illegal, labeling it as “sinful”, and the lack of places to place a wager, the industry struggled for a long period of time. Fast forward to today, and the sports betting industry has experienced unprecedented growth. In 2021, the U.S … Continue reading The Rise and Future of Sports Gambling

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Economics of the Super Bowl

By Forrester Sorensen, Staff Writer If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you have almost undoubtedly seen headlines regarding the ongoing Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Olympics, as an institution, have historically been built on principles such as “fair play, stoicism, and self improvement for self improvement’s sake”. And despite instances of corruption and massive sponsorship deals, the Olympic games represent the … Continue reading Economics of the Super Bowl

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A Look Back at the 2008 Crisis

By Tony Jiao, Staff Writer As every young Canadian knows, these days housing isn’t exactly affordable. However, it would still be a stretch to call our current prices a “bubble”. A bubble typically occurs when a dramatic rise in price is not correlated with consistent demand, such as the housing bubble and the subsequent infamous crash of 2008. Looking back, it is easy to see … Continue reading A Look Back at the 2008 Crisis

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European Carbon Faces the Heat

By Johanna Fernandes, Staff Writer The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), is a core component of the EU’s climate change strategy, and seeks to provide regulation on the world’s largest and fastest growing carbon market. The EU ETS follows a cap-and-trade approach to regulation, where they set a cap on how much greenhouse gas pollution can be admitted each year, and reduce credits by 2.2% … Continue reading European Carbon Faces the Heat

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Crime at Credit Suisse?

By Samantha Bader, Co-President Switzerland has long been known as one of the banking capitals of the world. Their banks have a reputation for being fiercely private, and operating with little government interference. However, a case currently being waged in Swiss court could change all that. Credit Suisse, one of the largest banks, is on trial for money laundering. It’s the first instance in which … Continue reading Crime at Credit Suisse?

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The Fall of Peloton

By Jonathan Paglialunga, Director of Operations In September of 2019, Peloton and its founder, John Foley went public with optimism about the future of the company on the trading floor. Two months later, Foley boasted about the “predictability of the revenue” for the technologically connected fitness company. In a November 2019 interview, Foley stated, “We know how to grow and stick the landings on what … Continue reading The Fall of Peloton

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Alphabet Stock Jumps

By Runisan Natheeswaran, Staff Writer On February 1, 2022, Alphabet Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings after market close, warranting a 7.5% rise in their stock price the following day. The stock still ended the week off with a 2.5% gain, despite the Facebook-led tech sell-off.  Alphabet reported better than expected fourth-quarter earnings and announced a 20-1 stock split that will take place in July. The company … Continue reading Alphabet Stock Jumps

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Rollercoaster Pricing takes Hold

By Isabella Diez, Co-President Consumers are accustomed to the price of gas and airline tickets changing daily, but now the prices of everyday items may be following suit. The rising costs of production, labour, shipping, and product shortages, which are viewed as consequences of the pandemic, are forcing retailers to consider implementing dynamic pricing. This trend is evident not only in online retail but in … Continue reading Rollercoaster Pricing takes Hold

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Meta Stock Plummets

By Jawad Abbas, Staff Writer On February 2nd, 2022, Meta announced its Q4 earnings report, which revealed a dismal quarter for the company in the latter months of 2021. Meta’s poor earnings reports resulted in the stock price plummeting by a whopping 26% in one day. But what exactly did Meta’s earning reports reveal that caused the company to lose around $251 billion in market … Continue reading Meta Stock Plummets