Archive for the 'Ecomonics' Category

The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: “Air Pocket Stock” Defined

According to Investopedia: An Air Pocket Stock is: “A stock that experiences a sudden drop, similar to a plane hitting an air pocket. Air pocket stocks are usually the result of investors reacting to negative news…An air pocket stock isn’t necessarily in dire straits. More often than not, the abrupt, drop caused by disgruntled investors […]

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Gentrification In Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

A short documentary on the gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The filmmaker interviews various people about the issue of gentrification in general, and specifically how it affects Bed-Stuy. [SIDEBAR: $350 for rent?? There are people who have lived in Bed-Stuy for generations whose rent isn’t that cheap. Where did he gat that deal?! SMH!] Tweet

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: The Billion Dollar Black Hair Care Industry Edition

While perusing an old issue (May 2008) of Ebony Magazine, I came across an interesting article. The article entitled, “Koreans Capitalize On Black Beauty’s Big Business” By: Adrienne P. Samuels discusses the billion dollar hair care business that is bolstered by Black dollars. According to the article, Black people spend “between an estimated $1.8 billion […]

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: Hyperinflation

Hyperinflation is a condition in which the rate of inflation is in an uncontrollable advancing state. When inflation exceeds several hundred or several thousand percentage points, hyperinflation is in effect, and a country’s money becomes greatly devalued. In this state, the price of goods also rise sky high, causing a currency’s purchasing power to plummet. […]

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: FUBU Founder Discusses Business

One of the founders of FUBU, Daymond John, gives advice on how to build a business; how to cater to your customers; how to invest in, and flip, companies; making his first million dollars; raising capital for your business vs. giving up ownership. “You always just have to be somebody who really loves what you’re […]

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: Taking Advantage Of Low Interest Rates

Interest rates are at an all time low. Economists have said that the interest rates have never been so low for so long. Real estate buyers are at a great advantage with a 40-year low rate. Fixed-rate mortgages are recommended in this type of economic environment. This type of mortgage will lock the interest rate […]

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: Short Selling Defined

According to the online business dictionary, short selling can be defined as follows: “Profiting from an anticipated drop in the price of a commodity, financial instrument, or security by: (1) borrowing and selling it now, or by (2) selling a firm promise (futures contract) to deliver it on a later date at the current (or […]

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: Bank Of America May Be Seeking To Sell Off Their Mortgages

As more mortgage holders become delinquent on their loans, and as foreclosures continue to increase in certain regions, loan providers are seeking to sell off their rights to collection. Some financial institutions are deeming the collection of mortgage payments to be too costly. Less than an hour ago, Reuters reported that Bank of America Corporation […]

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The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: World’s Largest Textbook Publisher Buys Into NOOK

Anyone who has ever endeavored to engage in a high-level of study, whether formally or informally, knows of the expense of textbooks. Textbook publication is a very profitable business. Now, with the emergence of e-books, a whole new market has opened up for textbook publishers. Textbook publisher, Pearson, which is the largest higher educational publisher […]

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Dr. Amos Wilson Discusses Black People & Our Relationship With Money

“Money is mis-spent to relieve pain.” -Amos Wilson “The spending for getting over an inferiority complex involves spending the money with the person who gave it to you in the first place.” -Amos Wilson “The essence of controlling people is to provoke a desire in them, and then, of course, have the control of the […]

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