In order to stay alive, all businesses in or near the maturity stage have the need foresee the future of the market and quickly adapt to these changes in consumer behaviour and trends. There's an ongoing need to have flexible, growth oriented strategies. A couple of ways to do this is to shift their focus on their new products and scrap old loss making ones, or acquire promising up-and-coming startups.
In the wake of recent technology advances and evolution of the robo-advisory phenomenon the imperatives of financial advisors have significantly changed over the last 2 years or so. Besides the price advantages that rob-advisors were able to pass on to clients due to the scale provided by tech, companies like Wealthfront and Betterment did a really swell job of winning the confidence of young investors. The best (human) financial advisors,
Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) has been a constant subject of study for tech industry watchers. There are more than 500 stocks in the still burgeoning technology sector. Many if not most of these stocks have given good returns over the last year or so. And AMD has doubled as well. But its price band of $6 to $15 is no where near its hey days value when the stock used to play
Life of an early stage business is like that of a toddler. You see her after a few months and "suddenly", she's able to walk & make some conversation. Stockal will, sort of, be in that stage for a couple more years. So when you get a note from us every other month, we will hopefully have something significant to share. Always. Also, as a young company you're pulling multiple levers (pardon
Ask an investment advisor what her top challenges are and besides expected responses such as "getting the best ROI", "making money for my clients when market is not going up and up", you'll commonly hear things like "managing client expectations", "managing information flow" and "staying in touch with clients to just the right degree ". Looking closely, these are not small issues to deal with. Setting and managing expectations is something every investment advisor
Last Friday, Qualcomm(NASDAQ:QCOM) closed at $61.81 with a spike of 12.7%. This has been largely news driven. Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd had planned announce its bid for Qualcomm Inc. Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg had reported that the bid for QCOM could be more than $100 Million. Broadcom has apparently prepared a $70 per share bid, which QCOM is preparing to fend off, on the note that it’s undervalued.
UA (NYSE:UA) saw its peak in the mid-2015 and has since then started a slow descent from $50 to a range of $15 -$20 now. Due to a lag in its growth, UA has implemented a restructuring last quarter in order to streamline its business and better align its results to its direct-to-consumer channels. In 2017, so far the company has seen declining margins, rising operating expenses, a massive restructuring
EBAY is due to announce its Q3 Revenues and so, there has been quite a bit of chatter about EBAY in the last few days. As you can see, Stockal’s Social Media Pulse has gone up significantly in the last few days, indicating that the interest levels for EBAY went up. Since Social Media Pulse measures the “acceleration” of social chatter, not just point- in-time volumes, it gives us a
The Equifax data breach is another one in a long list of recent breaches in recent times. Whether our security systems will be able to keep up with our habit (and need) of sharing personal data now and then, and how urgently we need to address this is a topic that needs a whole separate discussion. But as an investor it might not be a bad idea to put the
If you're a young investor just entering, or looking to enter, the stock market - this is a perhaps great time to be in your position. Done right, investing can actually be more interesting and much simpler, and enjoyable, than most people will have you believe. "You see, I always thought that 'numbers are not my thing'. But hey, I love stories and as I started taking interest in businesses,