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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 ...

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...

Twilio Shows Exactly Why Tech Unicorns Are Valuable

Where did all the IPOs go? The number of IPOs this year has dropped. Significantly. If you look at May and June filings, that becomes readily evident. In May and June of 2015 there were 29 and 39 IPOs, dropping this year to 8 and 9, respectively. But even last year's IPOs barely topped public-to-private deals. So what’s going on here? And why did Twilio IPO if other companies aren't?  There are three core reasons for the slump in IPOs recently. First, there are the lingering effects of investment unease from the 2008 stock market crash. The overall economy simply hasn’t rebounded to full bullish levels. As a result, investors are still ...

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 ...