5 results for tag: stock market


US economy strong. World economy recovering. Markets will storm back!

Great time to host another Peeptrade University Challenge :) By Ali Bakir Co-Founder Peeptrade In a nutshell: The economy is doing great. It was already in decent shape, but now it’s soaring. A lot of that has to do with sheer “business confidence”―and there’s plenty of it. Is 3% annual growth sustainable in 2018? Yes, it is, if the right stars align. Once again, teams from the best business schools will face off in a University Challenge. The economy? Investors are lovin’ it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index were both up almost 5% in January. What’s not to like about that? No wonder the ...

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 ...

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? ...

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...

2016 Market Snapshot

We all know that 2016 is now known as the worst start of the year in the history of financial markets. But how bad are they? There are some sectors and markets that are performing worse than others, this is why in Peeptrade we give you a snapshot of the different markets across different asset classes. US Emerging Markets Non US Developed Countries Commodities Currencies *All data as of market close January 27, 2016 Most people lose money in a bear market, but there are a whole host of different strategies that can be very profitable during a turmoil. At Peeptrade you can see how experts trade all different kinds of ...