Ambassador Profile: Patric Grimhall
Aug30

Ambassador Profile: Patric Grimhall

Have you met Patric Grimhall? If not, it is about time! Patric has been a tremendous asset since he joined the SprinkleBit Ambassadors. Patric is a recent Finance Graduate from San Diego State University and is currently working as an investment banker for Xnergy Financial. As an ambassador, Patric loves discussing and talking about stocks, investing and finance in general. Patric tends to dive deep into a...

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Four Common Beginner Mistakes When Investing
Aug28

Four Common Beginner Mistakes When Investing

It’s always hard to do things for the first time, and investing is nothing different. Hopefully this list can help you avoid the most common investing mistakes among beginners. 1# No Plan: Without a plan, you will be lost in the world of investing. Investors without plans do not have any structure to base their investment decisions on. This means that they are more likely to make decisions on whims and rumors of the market...

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What Is The Federal Funds Rate And Why Does It Matter?
Aug21

What Is The Federal Funds Rate And Why Does It Matter?

For the last year, the #1 talking point among economists has been the federal funds rate. So what is the federalĀ funds rate? In the United States, the federal funds rate is the interest rate at which depository institutions (banks and credit unions) lend reserve balances to other depository institutions overnight, on an uncollateralized basis. Reserve balances are amounts held at the Federal Reserve to maintain depository...

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Earnings Calendar, Top 14, Week of Monday 8/22 through Friday 8/26
Aug19

Earnings Calendar, Top 14, Week of Monday 8/22 through Friday 8/26

Company Ticker What Time EPS Estimate Monday 8/22/16 Zoe’s Kitchen Inc ZOES After Market Close $0.06 Tuesday 8/23/16 Best Buy Co Inc BBY Before Market Open $0.43 Intuit Inc INTU After Market Close $-0.02 Kirkland’s Inc KIRK Before Market Open $-0.21 Wednesday 8/24/16 Express Inc EXPR Before Market Open $0.17 GUESS? Inc GES After Market Close $0.07 HP Inc HPQ After Market Close $0.44 Williams-Sonoma Inc WSM After Market...

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Market Outlook for the Second Half of 2016
Aug07

Market Outlook for the Second Half of 2016

If you had a bullish portfolio this spring, you’re feeling pretty good right about now. The market (S&P500) is up almost 20% since the lows of February. Tesla ($TSLA) is up 60% up, Amazon ($AMZN) is up 56%,  Nvidia ($NVDA) is up 128% S&P500 Year-to-Date This leads to the question, what has changed since then? The first point was the fears of a US recession has been denied by a sprawling jobs market and...

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