Articles by tag: Russell Rhoads

Short-Dated Option Trading Rises Without Shaking Up Overall Market

The market for short-dated option trading, known as “zero-day options,” has seen a significant rise in activity, rising in popularity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. These options allow traders to position themselves based on specific events like economic data releases or monetary policy decisions, and zero-day options for the S&P 500 now make…

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BlackRock, Big Banks, and Social Media Wars: A Comprehensive Look at DE&I and ESG Practices, Threads’ Battle with Twitter, and the Earnings of JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo

DE&I, ESG practices, social media wars, and recent earnings of financial giants such as JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo create a vortex of activity ripe for discussion. In a world where social media platforms are battling for supremacy and big banks are releasing their earnings, the conversation around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and…

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Taming Twitter Trolls, Index Fund Risks Exposed, NVIDIA’s Overpowering Influence, and the ‘Risk off’ Question

The disruptive landscapes of finance and social media lay bare new risks and rewards for industry professionals navigating these uncharted waters, including underestimated index fund risks, the influences of generative AI corporations like NVIDIA, and the rising tide of online trolling. An alarming trend that has necessitated this conversation is the growing dissonance between…

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Do June’s CPI Numbers Mean More Interest Rate Hikes? Experts Are Watching Other Indicators For a Better Answer

The dance between inflation and interest rates is a delicate one, and the Federal Reserve’s role as the choreographer is critical. With the release of June’s CPI report, how should businesses gauge the health of the market and the chance for further interest rate hikes. What will be the Federal Reserve’s next move? June’s…

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Do Gen-Z Employees Care About ESG, CEI and DEI?

Today, discussions about Environmental Social Governance (ESG), Corporate Equality Index (CEI), and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) are becoming more prevalent in the corporate world. Yet, many question their validity and impact, as institutions grapple with integrating these initiatives into their overall philosophy. This discussion is crucial, considering that globally, sustainable investment assets stood at…

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Untamed Ethos
Untamed Ethos with Joshua Wilson: Episode 2

In this episode of Untamed Ethos, Dr. Joshua Wilson and Dr. Russell Rhoads discuss the current state of the markets and the surprising resilience of stocks despite recent bad economic numbers. They also talk about the controversial decision by the First Lady to invite both winning and losing NCAA women’s basketball teams to the…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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