It’s more than the 2% we’re led to believe

Image from Canva

Understanding inflation is crucial to bettering your finances. It impacts your earnings, spending, and investment returns, which all result in a change to your purchasing power.

It’s worth looking into true inflation and its impact, and not just the CPI number. …


Image from Canva

In 2016–2017 it was pot stocks. In 2020–2021 it’s EV stocks. And in a few years, it will be quantum computing stocks.

As is often the case, there are industries that offer innovation and potential returns years before profits are made. A few years ago marijuana companies saw their share…


Expectations going into a new month

Image from Canva

Before even going into this article, god bless the comment section.

I wrote two articles in September about how a crash was likely. Did it happen? Not exactly. September was down about 5%. …


Short and sweet, but filled with valuable information

Image from Canva

As I sit here on a Sunday evening scrolling through LinkedIn drinking an expired beer, I started thinking of a conversation I had with a friend recently.

He asked me about a Roth IRA and if he should start investing in one. The answer is always “Yes.”

But it got…


An easy to follow guide to make a reliable tracker

My spreadsheet in Google Sheets

I had started looking at data for a different article I planned to write. Like always, I spent way too much time looking at the data and playing around with it.

But, I decide what I had created was helpful for my investing future, so I thought I’d share it.


The stocks down 20% right now

Image from Canva

Last week I wrote the stock market was soon due for a 10% correction. Boy, was I wrong.

The S&P 500 is down 2.5% from its all-time highs. I still think there's more room for it to fall. …


History shows why we could lose 10% this month

Image from Canva

The stock market has been on a tear for the last year and a half.

Following the crash in Spring 2020, prices rebounded and closed out 2020 at new highs. The gains didn’t stop there. Year to date, the S&P 500 is up 20% for 2021.

But trouble is just…


How legal issues are slowing down the industry

Image from Canva

SPACs were all the craze in 2020.

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), also known as blank check companies, exploded in popularity last year. There were over 200 SPACs in 2020, with gross proceeds that far exceeded 2018 and 2019 combined.

And 2021 got off to a hot start for SPACs…


Forty years of data to find the best strategy

Image from Canva

IPOs always grab attention. They’re like the new girl at school. Investors have spent years trading the same old, boring stocks — now a new stock is available to invest in generating plenty of buzz.

Just a few weeks ago, Robinhood IPO’ed. …


Hedge funds see record amounts of assets

Image from Canva

For years, betting against the market hasn’t worked out. Yet year after year, people put money into hedge funds hoping to outsmart the masses.

Sure, the people who bet against the housing market in the 2000s made a killing. But for most people who buy into a hedge fund or…

Cody Collins

Top writer in Investing, Economics, Technology, and Business. Check out my publication on Medium: Yard Couch. Email: cjcollins1997@gmail.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store