πŸ“ˆ Heat Waves Are Causing Gas Prices To Spike

Plus: Apple misses the mark for the third quarter in a row.

Good Morning!

Grab your shades and sunscreen, because it's getting hot out there – and I'm not just talking about the weather. We've got gas prices sizzling like a summer BBQ at a jaw-dropping $3.82 per gallon, hitting levels we haven't seen in almost a year. But fear not, because we've got a nifty trick up our sleeves – ever thought about grabbing a piece of those big-name stocks without breaking the bank? We'll show you how to ride the wave of fractional shares.

And speaking of waves, let's talk about Nikola, the electric vehicle trailblazer. These folks are riding high on a $16 million grant wave – talk about striking gold in the world of EVs! But it's not all sunshine and rainbows in tech land. Our favorite tech giant, Apple, seems to be having a bit of a rollercoaster ride with their numbers. Third straight quarter of not-so-great ones?

Grab your Venti iced half-caff nitro cold brew and let's get into it! β˜•οΈπŸ‘‡οΈ

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Markets

Heat Waves Are Causing Gas Prices to Spike (3 minute read)
The national average for a gallon of the good ol' go-go juice has skyrocketed to a nine-month high, thanks to some heat-induced refinery hiccups. You're looking at a wallet-thinning $3.82 per gallon, a swell of 29 cents from just a month back – according to the auto club AAA.

Heat troubles, oil prices that just won't quit, and everyone hitting the road like they're auditioning for the next Fast & Furious movie have joined forces for another price surge. Over in the Golden State, California, they're giving their wallets a workout with gas prices soaring past the $5 mark.

At least this time around, we're not facing off against the August 2022 gas apocalypse of $4.16, which followed the dramatic June price climax after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Investing

How To Buy Fractional Shares on Webull (5 minute read)
Webull is a commission-free stock trading app that offers fractional shares. This means that you can buy as little as one share of a company’s stock, which can be expensive if you try to purchase full shares. Fortunately, Webull makes it easy to buy fractional shares by allowing you to purchase partial shares. In this tutorial, we will show you to buy a fractional share on Webull.Β 

Nikola Stock Investors Celebrate as it Secures $16 Million in Grants (4 minute watch)
Nikola (NKLA), the electric vehicle giant, just scored a sweet $16 million in grants, making their grand total a jaw-dropping $58.2 million in just a month. Our pal Parkev Tatevosian over at Fool.com is giving them a high-five for their funding conquests and spilling the beans on what this could spell for those snazzy Nikola stock investors. Who needs a magic wand when you've got grants raining down.

Apple Revenue Meets Forecast at $81.8bn, Stock Falls 2% on Weaker iPhone Sales. Again. (2 minute read)
Apple might be going through a bit of a creativity crunch! The iPhone virtuosos just hit a sour note with their revenue, marking the third straight quarter of not-so-great numbers. Sales dipped by 1% from a year back, landing at $81.8 billion, and, hold onto your iPhones, that's a whopping 14% down from the previous quarter.

Money

I’m a Real Estate Agent: Buy Real Estate in These 5 Countries To Be Rich in 10 Years (5 minute read)
A strong dollar, high domestic interest rates and a turbulent U.S. housing market are pushing more and more Americans to buy properties overseas β€” and for many, the gamble is paying off. Publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have reported on U.S. buyers spending less money for more house in foreign markets that offer a high quality of life for a low cost of living β€” and many who don’t want to move are tapping into lucrative investment markets abroad.

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