31 results for tag: social trading

What Has Starbucks Been Up To?

We hear a lot of talk on Peeptrade’s message boards about Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). The other week a user commented on their new innovative efforts to capture market share. Among other things, he brought up Starbucks’ new delivery program. To answer his questions and to respond to others, we thought we’d take a deeper look at the company. (more…)

On the Road: A Recap of Peeptrade’s Travels

In the last several weeks, Peeptrade has been on the road. We traveled out to Las Vegas for trade shows and exhibitions, crawled the streets of Austin with a host of other startups, presented during LaunchPad360 at Money 20/20, and then took Ireland by storm at Web Summit. At each event, we shared our vision for the future of social trading and extended our ever-growing waitlist. Tech.co, October 4 - 6: In September, Peeptrade was recognized by Tech.co as Austin Startup of the Year. So, we travelled to Las Vegas to celebrate with startup winners from across the nation at Tech.co’s Celebrate 2015 event. The event was spectacular, and Tech.co made ...

Peeptrade Goes to Las Vegas for Money 20/20

Peeptrade is going to Las Vegas! Not for the casinos and certainly not to see Celine Dion, but to go to Money 20/20 and speak at Launchpad 360°. Like Ms. Dion, we’ll be there all week! (more…)

Private Companies With Potential

  We all have companies that we secretly wish we had shares in. Today, we talked to some different folks over here at Peeptrade to see what company, besides Peeptrade (obviously), they’d invest in if they had the opportunity. (more…)

Can Volkswagen Recover After Emissions Scandal?

  Earlier this month, the EPA announced that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) by making its cars appear less polluting than they actually are. The agency found that nearly half a million VW diesel cars in the US were affected, and VW has since admitted that the deception has affected 11 million cars worldwide. As a result, Volkswagen stock has plummeted nearly 60% and lawsuits have been filed, angering some of VWs most loyal customers. (more…)

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 To Survive a Market Collapse

There’s a quote from Warren Buffet that we love, “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years”. What does that mean? Well it could mean a lot of things, but basically it means don’t invest in the market if you think you will need that money and will be forced to sell. You need to look at the market as an investment, not a short term gamble. (more…)

What Is Social Trading?

You’ve probably heard of terms like swing trading and day trading, but what about social trading? Social trading is a process in which experienced traders share information about the market with other interested parties. Social trading platforms let users see what top traders are investing in and lets users of all experience levels share their opinions, moves, and thoughts on the market. The newest of these platforms, Peeptrade, even lets you see stats on these traders so you can decide which ones to follow. (more…)