Author: Morgan Camp

Vaccine Investing During a Global Pandemic

As of June 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had already infected more than 5.3 million people across the globe and claimed the lives of over 343,000. As the virus continues to spread, social distancing guidelines and lockdowns are consequently extended and healthcare systems are overwhelmed like never before.  The world hopes for a vaccine to ease the tensions, but with all the uncertainty, most experts agree it will likely be anywhere from 12 to 18 months…
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Video Game Stocks’ Success During COVID-19

Investing in Video Game Stocks It is no secret that many industries have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the world self-quarantining and avoiding all non-essential public appearances, sectors such as events, hospitality and travel are understandably taking big hits. Countless small businesses have closed their doors!  Hair and beauty salons are non-existent and restaurants are few and far between. In fact, one may easily assume that all sectors of the economy are in similar…
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Fossil Fuels: Are You Wearing Petroleum-Based Clothing?

When you think of the top contributor to pollution, the oil industry is probably a safe guess. However, designer Eileen Fisher boldly points out that the clothes we wear may be a close second. While many are quick to question the integrity behind that claim, a climate change and textiles study found that the fashion industry is responsible for nearly 10 percent of our global greenhouse emissions! It’s no secret that fast fashion — the relatively new industry…
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Are Republican Presidents Better for the Stock Market?

President Trump argues that the stock market has flourished with him in the oval. For example, the incumbent told reporters it is the “highest stock market in history” and “the reason our stock market is so successful is because of [him].” His claim alludes to a broader belief that the stock market fares better under Republican presidents as compared to their Democratic counterparts, due to their perceived pro-market and pro-business philosophies. Democrats, in contrast, can…
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Plastic Straw Ban: How Does This Affect My Investments?

“No straw, please!” If you’ve stopped by Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts lately, you probably noticed an empty bucket where the plastic straws used to be. Whether it’s a ban on foam cups or a change from plastic to paper, the popular coffee chains are not the only ones jumping on the sustainability trend.  Most major cities have also banned plastic bag and straw usage. India has even pledged to ban single-use plastic across the entire…
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