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Here’s What to Expect this Summer in Travel & Tourism

According to Hopper’s Summer 2022 Travel Guide, more than half of Americans plan to travel for pleasure this summer, indicating that they are eager to go back on the road. Most tourists are going on vacation or to see family and friends—24% are traveling for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak. With soaring flight… Read more »

You Should Expect a Housing Boom this Summer: Here’s Why

We are currently in the midst of one of the strongest housing markets the country has ever seen. Home prices have appreciated by 20.6% between March 2020 and March 2022.[1] By now, we all have an idea of how this happened—low-interest rates, easy money policy, demand driven by a new post-covid lifestyle, and a housing… Read more »

Dry Bulk Shipping Report: May 10, 2022

Dry Bulk Shipping: Bi-Weekly Report Dry Bulk Defies Global Market Rout The Capesize market has finally shown signs of strength, with spot rates doubling over the past few weeks, catching up to what in hindsight was an accurate futures market versus one that at that time seemed way too optimistic. With all major dry bulk… Read more »

ETF 101: The Basics

What is an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)? An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a single security that provides exposure to a basket of underlying securities, like a mutual fund share. Exchange-traded funds can contain all types of investments—such as stocks, commodities, or bonds. ETFs will typically track a certain index, sector, commodity, or other asset class. How… Read more »

Video Game Industry: Q1 2022 Market Review

The “marathon of growth” global video game industry has briefly slowed down to grab a drink of water. According to EE Fund Management’s mosaic of data sources and independent research, a chief component of this is the natural cycle of consumer demand. Another element is the gradually improving—but still cantankerous—supply chain issues and game release… Read more »

Light Up Your Portfolio: 420 Cannabis Market Outlook

Federal Regulation Updates The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (the “MORE Act”) on April 1, voting 220-204. A 2020 version of the bill was passed by the House in December 2020, only to be rejected by the Senate.[1] Significant headwinds caused by the U.S. Senate may thus be… Read more »

Cannabis Investing 101

With support for cannabis legalization at an all-time high and cannabis stock prices hovering around 52-week lows, many investors have been considering whether to dip their toes in the cannabis industry. Investing in marijuana stocks can be challenging and even confusing to investors, with the current legal regulatory regime adding another layer of complexity. Cannabis… Read more »

Travel Trends of 2022

The Travel & Tourism sector was ravaged by COVID-19 concerns, mandated lock-downs, and international mobility restrictions. In 2020, the global Travel & Tourism industry lost USD 4.5 trillion. Hit particularly hard, the sector’s overall contribution to GDP declined by 49.1% from 10.4% in 2019 to 5.5% in 2020, compared to a global GDP decline of… Read more »

The Future of Real Estate Tech

For many people, purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions and transforming events of a person’s life. It is also one of the most frustrating and inefficient processes that often takes months to complete with considerable transaction costs. While other industries have evolved to take advantage of new technologies to create timing and… Read more »

Video Game Tech Industry 2021 Review

2021 Game Tech Industry Review The video game industry flourished in 2021, despite new headwinds created by the pandemic. Supply chain issues and the crypto trend made acquiring equipment such as hardware difficult and expensive. Regardless, millions of new gamers adopted the hobby with the use of either their mobile devices, cloud gaming services, secondary… Read more »