33 results for tag: finance


How Will the Election Affect the Markets? Do Normal Trends Apply Today?

In a nutshell: “The last week before the election” is bucking past trends What usually happens right after a presidential election? How does either party's win affect the market? While voters figure out whether Clinton or Trump would make the better president, stock market observers wonder, “How will the outcome affect the markets?” Recent Developments Buck the Trend There are some interesting trends and unusual developments connected with this topic. Market behavior is not following the usual script this election cycle, since a rally averaging  at 1.8% S&P gain typically occurs in the week before a presidential ...

Five Problems with Financial Information

With over 12 years of experience in financial markets, I have seen conflicts of interest that financial information can produce. Over 40 million in the U.S., that is one out of every eight people, are pursuing honest, free, and transparent information. However, I couldn’t distinguish between reliable and untrustworthy information, even with years in the industry. I knew we had to address this problem. We identified five critical problems in stock financial publications, and addressed how we are solving them with a dynamic, interactive, and user-friendly social network: 1. No evidence exists that shows that people are doing what they are ...

Twitter: What is it, Who wants it, and Why?

There is an old proverb about an elephant and a group of blind men, who are asked to reach out, touch the creature, and describe what they feel. To the man who grasps the tail, it is like a very thick rope; to one who feels a leg, like a tree trunk; and to one who touches an ear, like a huge fan… None are actually incorrect, but no one can agree on what the creature actually is. Twitter (TWTR) is like that: “What the heck is it?” It is.. a utility which allows you to catch the latest headlines? a way to engage potential buyers or clients? a gold mine of data about millions of consumers? And what is Twitter worth, anyway? ...

What Strategy Will Pay Off in the University Challenge?

When investment teams face off, who will use data most effectively? This is exactly what graduate students will learn in the Peeptrade University Challenge when student teams, each managing a $10,000 portfolio funded by Peeptrade, compete for prime results. This challenge, which begins October 3rd and ends December 2,  gives students the actual experience of investment and risk management while also raising money for charities that the students have chosen. Come December 3, teams from these participating university business schools will present final results and defend their investments before a panel of experts:  University of Ch...

The Democratization of Finance

Historically, the financial industry has been riddled with both needlessly complex trading tools, and extremely archaic and elitist processes. Thankfully, we are now blessed with a massive influx of fintech (financial technology) startups to help simplify the lives of self-directed investors, and empower them with the necessary tools to be successful. Within one of the financial powerhouses in Asia, more specifically, Singapore, there is a startup that is doing just that. This startup called, “Call Levels”, provides real-time monitoring and instant price alerts on a wide range of asset classes. This allows investors to be notified of market ...

Peeptrade’s $1,000 trading contest winner is…

Peeptrade is proud to announce that the winner of our $1,000 trading contest is Allen Lloyd! The contest winner was determined by the Sharpe Ratio, a metric for risk-adjusted return. The competition was very close in this contest, and we would like to congratulate all of the other top contestants below! Trader Sharpe Ratio Allen Lloyd 10.997 Mike Coury 6.229 Pacini Capital Management 5.447 Carl Sera, CMT 5.147 Cyrus 3.766 Dr. Jeff Ross 3.536 Michael Harris 3.425 Brian Lowrance 3.086 Eugen Shluter 3.085 Stoken Asset Management 2.919 Want to see how you would have staked up ...

Meet Peeptrade’s Past Trading Contest Winner

The Past Winner In preparation for our upcoming trading contest, we interviewed the victor of our previous contest, Nicholas Rossolillo. Nicholas ended the first trading contest with a mind-boggling Sharpe Ratio of 9.615, which is 3.849 higher than the second-placed investor. His style of investing is aggressive, and he trades primarily in equities. Nicholas began investing by himself in 2005, when he opened a Roth IRA after finishing high school. From 2012 -2014, he worked as a financial advisor at Edward Jones, before founding his own firm, Concinnity Financial, in October of 2014. Currently, he is the President of Concinnity Financial, and he ...

Stock Picks in a Post-Brexit World

Well, now they’ve done it: the UK public voted itself out of the European Union in late June. After it invokes Article 50 of the EU Charter, the UK has two years to renegotiate its trade deals and treaties as best it can. One can expect clemency to be neither asked of, nor given by, the remaining 27 member states. If these deals cannot be wrapped up in two years, only a “yes” vote by all 27 to extend the deadline will give the UK more time. (Fat chance.) So, what is the cost of all this? What does the UK have in store for itself post-brexit? An estimated loss of 2 percent of GDP in 2017 for starters. “In April, the EY Item Club, a forecas...

Netflix and chill until Q3 is over

On July 18th , Netflix ($NFLX) released its earnings report for Q2, and it is fair to say that it is quite disappointing. At its release after closing bell, its share price fell from $98.81 to $84.88 overnight. This is because investors lost trust in Netflix as a profitable stock. They cite Netflix’s un-grandfathering strategy and increasing competition as two main reasons behind Netflix’s inability to acquire new customers in Q2.  Why Netflix rallied From June 27th to July 18th, Netflix’s stocks rose by almost 16%, from $85.33 per share to $98.81 per share. This rally comes with the news of its partnership with Comcast, as well as the ...

Be Patient on the Line

LINE Corp ($LN) IPO’d today, July 14th, in what is being described as the biggest tech IPO of the year. Initially, LINE had planned to offer 35 million shares at a price range of $26.50 to $31.50 per share. Today, they made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange at $42 per share, with a high of $44.49. This would give the company a valuation of over $9 billion. The company will be offering 22 million shares on the NYSE and the remaining 13 million will be on the Tokyo stock exchange. This article will analyze the success (or failure) of LINE’s IPO from perspectives of leadership, profitability, innovation, and growth. https://twitter.com/NY...