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What Is the Internet of Things?”

Defining the Internet of Things (IoT) can be simplified down to the connection of everyday things — like homes, industrial equipment, watches, etc. — to the internet, for the purpose of collecting data, tracking usage, and automating systems. While it encompasses many technological devices, it’s important to remember that the Internet of Things spans across […]

Should PayPal Investors Worry About Amazon.com”

Mobile payments is growing 33% per year. IMAGE SOURCE: Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently announced that its Pay with Amazon payment volume nearly doubled in 2016.The online retailer has seen a boost in its momentum after expanding its payments service into France, Italy, and Spain, as well as other markets like government payments, travel, and digital goods, […]

IPOs Are Buzzy…But Do They Live Up to The Hype?

Our brains are wired to like new things, even when they aren’t necessarily better than the old. In the world of investing, nothing is newer or  can generate more excitement than  an initial public offering—commonly referred to as an IPO. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding IPOs and speculation runs rampant as to who will […]

The 3 Best REITs for Sky-High Total Returns

As interest rates rise, bonds will pay higher coupon rates and will become more appealing to investors. This means that the other investments they have relied on for yield will be less appealing in comparison. Source: Shutterstock Last fall’s jump in rates caused the stocks of many leading real estate investment trusts to underperform. Yet REITs […]

Pandora Media: Stuck In The Mud, Pedal To The Metal And Wheels Spinning

Background First off let me state that I think Pandora Media, Inc (NYSE: P) has a great product for streaming music – I use the free ad-supported service. But they are operating within an industry environment that will likely never allow them to become profitable. They have launched a new premium subscription product for $9.99 […]