Entries by Ryan Hughes

Who Is Martin Shkreli?


If the name Martin Shkreli doesn't ring a bell, you've probably heard of him via his reputation. The 32 year-old is perhaps the most famous pharmaceutical price gouger in history. His company purchased an out-of-patent medicine, Daraprim, and raised the price of the life-saving drug in September from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill, a 5,455%...

Will Oil Lead Us Down?


Oil has dominated headlines recently. The single most important commodity on the planet has been under significant pressure lately. If this doesn't tell you that something is wrong with the global economy, then I don't know what can. This drop can be attributed to a stronger US dollar, slowing global demand, and ever-increasing supply from...

Cautious Optimism


Believe it or not, but we are witnessing history in the making. From the March 2009 lows, the 5 year and 9 month S&P 500 bull market rally has resulted in a 203% cumulative return! Most that have participated in this historic run are a bit nervous about the risks to the market. Many professionals...