31 results for tag: social trading


Social Trading Made Simpler

Social trading is a form of investing designed for the modern trader. It allows people to trade online with the help of others and some claim it helps eliminate the learning curve altogether. On various platforms, traders can interact with one another, stay up to date on financial news, and even copy the trades of other investors. This new form of trading can be confusing, though. Luckily there are resources like InvestinGoal to help you pick the right traders. InvestinGoal has one mission “to provide all the knowledge, strategies, reviews, tips, guidelines and quality content for all investors willing to invest their money with social tradin...

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 ...

The Future of Barnes & Noble to Include Alcohol

Will Barnes & Noble survive if it serves alcohol and offers full-service dining? Barnes & Noble's executive team is betting that if stores offer alcohol and full-service dining, book-loving customers will come more often and stay longer. With that in mind, Barnes & Noble has announced that four suburban pilot stores in New York, California, Minnesota, and Virginia will begin doing so in 2017. According to Jaime Carey, president of development and the restaurant group, this is the way to “create a better bookstore.” In an interview with Fortune magazine, Carey put it this way: “We already have a cafe, so we said let’s have ...

Learning from Warren Buffett

Humble Beginnings It started with Coca-Cola: as a boy, Warren Buffett bought six-packs from his grandfather’s Omaha grocery store for 25 cents, then sold the bottles for 5 cents each. By age 11, he had learned to analyze stock price charts and bought his first shares; at 12, he worked two paper routes; and, at 14, he claimed deductions ($35) for his bicycle and watch on his first-ever tax return. Fast-forward a few years. At 19 he graduated from college; at 25, he launched his limited investment partnership firm; and, by 35, had control of a New England textile company named Berkshire Hathaway. The rest, as they say, is history. Warren ...

And the winner is…

Peeptrade is proud to announce that the winner of our $5,000 trading contest is Nicholas Rossolillo! 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 Nicholas Rossolillo 9.615 Elite Wealth Management 5.766 London Fielding 5.021 Cyrus 3.553 Brayne Rowland 2.450 Sinead Aleksovski 1.943 Jonathan Maula 1.480 Travis Chingo 1.347 IRA Eligible Portfolio 1.268 Alex Fotopoulos 0.757 If you’re interested ...

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 ...