How Free Stock Trades Can Be Expensive

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely demonstrated the impact of “free” in an experiment that he described in Predictably Irrational. At first, participants could choose a Hershey’s Kiss for a penny or a Lindt Truffle for 15 cents. Selected by 73%, the…

Why GameStop Stock Is Like a Beanie Baby

GameStop describes itself as a chain of 5,000+ stores that sells video games and entertainment products at malls and online. Rather than a retailer, though, GameStop will probably be remembered as a financial bubble. During 2020 when the stock was…

How to Rescue a Rhinoceros and a Coral Reef

New financial products might be able to boost sustainability projects for the black rhino and a Mexican coral reef.

Why Recent Stock Market Fluctuations Are Tough To Explain

Looking at a Covid-19 time table, economic fundamentals, and economic uncertainty, we can try to explain recent stock market fluctuations.

Why We Need to Know About the Cupcake Bubble

Long gone, but still here in many ways, the cupcake bubble is a timeless story about more than decadent food.

Where LEGO is More Than a Toy

Instead of spending hours or even days constructing a multi-thousand piece set, many thousnads of people prefer investing in LEGOs.

The Surprising Upside of Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing can generate a larger return but not for the ethical reasons most of us would expect.

Looking at the Bulls and the Bears

Looking at the ups and downs of bull and bear markets takes us to the past and present Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500.

Understanding Coronavirus as a Black Swan Event

Looking at coronavirus as a Black Swan Event, we can better grasp its predictability, its impact, and its similarly to other exceptional crises.

Throwback Thursday: From Dutch Tulips to New York Cupcakes

TBT: Looking at financial bubbles, we could see that stock markets, cupcakes, tulip bulbs, and real estate have a lot in common.