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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What’s the difference between stocks and poker?

When I first entered the stock market, I used to think I could beat it. I thought I could pick the best stocks and see the value of my account increasing every day, and this same feeling affects most people in the market. This is also what happens to most people at a poker table. Sometimes you just need to lose some money to get rid of your arrogance. The problem is that by listening to news from the stock

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San Francisco vs. the NASDAQ

 “Real Estate Prices have gone nuts! The prices are insane!” Real estate prices are a major topic everywhere you go. Home prices have skyrocketed in recent years, becoming out of reach for most young people. The price-to-income ratio in Los Angeles and San Francisco is now approximately 10, which means that if you work ten years, earn the average salary of a person living in one of those cities, and save all of it, you would be able to buy a house at the end

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