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The Trump Effect

International Trade — and Deals — Trump “America First”   Does “America First” automatically favor domestic stocks? Nope. International trade is driving most of today’s uptick in stock prices. Infrastructure? Take a look at the current version of “China First.”   Now that we have gotten way past the heavily symbolic “first 100 days” of his Presidency, it makes sense to look for patterns which seem to characterize Trump’s effect on the stock market. This yields one fascinating result: despite the mantra of “America first,” the companies currently getting richer the fastest are primarily ...

Theory Meets Real World: Top Programs Face Off in 2017 IB + Peeptrade Competition

Analysis and theory are fine, but the real test of an investment strategy is results.  So, when top business schools compete in a real-world investment showdown, it is worth watching to see who wins. It is especially worth watching when the competition’s host, Peeptrade, gives you access to the details of the portfolios. Peeptrade hosted its first such competition, the Peeptrade University Challenge, last Fall: teams representing top U.S. and U.K. programs were each seeded with $10,000 to see who’d achieve the greatest gains. The winner? MIT’s Sloan School of Management crushed its closest competition, Tuck Dartmouth, with a 2.53% gain over ...

Peeptrade Announces Spring University Challenge

FinTech startup introduces global competition into university program CHICAGO, IL – April 5, 2017– After the completion of Peeptrade’s Fall 2016 University Challenge, which saw MIT take first place, the financial technology and social networking startup is back with the Peeptrade Spring 2017 University Challenge! In a statement, Peeptrade CEO Juan Mendoza discussed the new global emphasis of the program. “We created this program to give practical experience to the money managers of tomorrow,” said Mendoza. “That is why, we’re so happy to expand our program into Europe and Latin America. We want to provide this learning opportunity ...

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...

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...

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...