10 results for tag: portfolio


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...

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 ...

FinTech Firms like Peeptrade Disrupt the Financial Sector

FinTech, as high-tech, non-bank payment processing and investment firms are collectively called, is rearranging the financial services marketplace, and 2016 is setting up to be an exciting year for new developments! The faster you can transmit or receive money, crowdsource funding, or position yourself for venture capital, the better for you and your business. Additionally, the more you understand how shrewd stock market investors plan their moves, the better for your personal investments. Traditional banks, more slow-moving and cumbersome, are being forced to share the space with agile, young companies that expedite payments and facilitate stock ...

2015: A Year of Mergers, Acquisitions, and More

Over here at the Austin offices of social trading network, Peeptrade, we were thinking about all the changes we’ve undergone in the past year. There were many  events and awards we won, and of course all the chaos in between. That’s when we got to thinking about the year in general, and man it’s been a crazy one! From Drake’s Carlton-esque dancing in Hotline Bling to Volkswagen’s emissions scandal to the death of an iconic lion by a deranged dentist, we’ve been through quite a lot. Just as crazily, though, this year has been filled to the brim with massive mergers, acquisitions, and other deals. In our take on the year in review, we’ve ...

What Hiccup? Amazon Still King

A few days ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a bit of a glitch. Basically, there was a server issue in Virginia with DynamoDB, a NoSQL database service that is part of the AWS portfolio. As a result, the infrastructure for Netflix, Product Hunt, SocialFlow, Reddit, and many more was disrupted. It’s not the first time this has happened, either. In 2013, AWS suffered a similar outage that took down the likes of Instagram, Vine, and Airbnb. According to Forbes, the outage cost Amazon roughly $66,000 per minute. Despite these outages, however, Amazon’s stock price didn’t seem to be affected. Why? Because unlike Apple, Amazon has strong leadership ...

Is Innovation Dead? Apple Starting to Look Rotten

Apple just completed its annual circlejerk a few days ago, and there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: what does this mean for shareholders? Well, it isn’t good news I’m afraid. To summarize, they launched the iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen, stylus, and keyboard, the Watch OS2, a new remote for the Apple TV, and the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Basically, they announced improvements to existing products, but nothing actually new. Well, that’s not true. The stylus they launched, which they are calling the Apple Pencil, is something completely revolutionary for the company. That could be, though, because Steve Jobs said of styluses in 2007, ...

Seven Things Every Trader Can Relate To

We all make mistakes. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes not. The real difference between a trading mistake being hilarious and tragic is the amount of money lost as a result. Hopefully, this list brings back more laughs than it does tears. (more…)

How Using Your iPhone Can Help You Invest

In an earlier blog post, Peeptrade talked about what FinTech is and the impact it is having in the market right now, but why does all of that matter? (more…)

Why I Started Peeptrade: An Interview with the Founder

To better understand the Peeptrade story and what social trading is we asked the Founder, Juan Mendoza, 5 quick questions. The responses were great and this marks the beginning of our Peeptrade blog. (more…)