Many younger Black Americans started investing in the stock market during the pandemic

Apr 20, 2021
According to a recent survey, 30% of Black investors under 40 first got into the market in 2020.
Black Americans who didn't grow up talking about investing are now able to pass on information they never had to their own friends and family.
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Why there's a flood of new stock market investors

Apr 13, 2021
This explosion didn’t happen just because everyone was stuck at home. It started before the pandemic.
New retail investors could have a good shot at growing their savings if they take a long term approach.
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Is the GameStop saga a sign of a stock market bubble?

One thing that bubbles have in common? The unpredictable consequences of economy-wide innovations.
speculative fevers often emerge during times of major economic and technological change. "And in essence, these speculators are accelerating the rise of a new economy," says Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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How can a company like GameStop profit from stock price surges?

Feb 2, 2021
Companies can try to capitalize on a spike in stock prices by issuing new stock while the price is high.
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Why is GameStop stock going wild right now?

Jan 27, 2021
Last March, shares were $4 apiece. Now they’re more than $347. Social media has something to do with it.
A GameStop location in New York City. The video game retailer fell on hard times, but recently, its stock has zoomed.
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Why the U.S. wants some Chinese firms booted off the stock exchange

Jan 7, 2021
The Trump administration is debating whether to push the New York Stock Exchange to delist tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.
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Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

Nov 24, 2020
Investors were encouraged by the latest vaccine progress and news that the transition of power in the U.S. will finally begin.
Stocks have rallied in November, with the Dow reaching a milestone level Tuesday.
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China halts Ant Group IPO after Jack Ma blasts red tape

Nov 3, 2020
Analysts say the suspension reinforces the dominant role of the Chinese government in the private economy.
People visit a showroom of Ant Financial, now called Ant Group, in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province in 2018.
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Businesses encourage the U.S. to trust the election process

Oct 29, 2020
Major business groups have penned a letter urging Americans to be patient as votes are counted.
Workers board up the entrance of an office building in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2020. Delayed election results could lead to damaged retail storefronts and other infrastructure if violence or protests break out.
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The presidency is not the stock market

Oct 23, 2020
But there are theories about that ...
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a President Trump press conference plays above, March 12, 2020.
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