Breaking the Big Four

Once, the Big Four was a term used to describe the biggest accounting firms. Today, it is widely used to describe the biggest firms, overall. The Big Four are Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook (sometimes referred to as the Big Five, together with Microsoft) – the four largest companies in the world in terms of market capitalization (well, Microsoft is also there in the middle) but most importantly, in terms of influence, power and success. These companies have something in

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Market Cap to GDP – a Somewhat Overlooked Indicator

One way to check if the market cap of American publicly traded companies has not disconnected altogether from their real incremental value is comparing their market cap to the total GDP. This ratio can be used to understand whether the market is overvalued – in the U.S, the lion share of the companies are publicly traded, at least the big ones, thus we can expect to find a correlation between both the movement and the size of the stock market

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2017 in Numbers

This year has not yet ended, but we all know that nothing too important happens during the holiday. The financial world is mostly on vacation, volumes in the market are very low, and trading stocks takes a backseat for most people. The decision-makers are also on vacation—the interest rate decision for this month has already been made, and tax reform talks will probably stagnate during the break. So, we can now summarize the year that’s about to end. So, how’s

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