If you’re not using Twitter, StockTwits, LinkedIn and other social media when you invest, you could be making a mistake that could deprive you of potential profits. One big catalyst that came in 2013 was the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] began allowing companies to use Facebook and Twitter to communicate information to investors. And they have been using social media as a way of releasing earnings information and significant corporate news.
Two quick questions to make note of before reading further: 1. How old are you? 2. How much are you looking to put in the markets? Based on your responses above, you might want to think about your money in the following ways - “If I lose this money today, can i make it back?”, “Is this money meant for a later purchase a few years down the line?” (more…)
Picking the right stocks is at the core of being a successful investor. With over 10,000 stocks listed on US exchanges alone, there’s always a chance you might be missing opportunities ‘coz you’re not looking hard enough. Different investors have different approaches to identifying stocks, but the best investors have a streamlined workflow and they value their workflow more than the stocks they invest in. Seasoned investors have the ability
Ever wondered why you often find yourself trying to outperform the market while some of the seasoned investors seem to be playing safer? As investors the first thing we owe ourselves is to decide what “kind of investor” we will be before we dive into the deep end of the pool. And generally our investment style is governed by the amount of money we are looking to invest. (more…)
The ability of Snapchat to go IPO surprised many traditional investors and market commentators. But for most modern investors it has been a classic story of a business built, first, around brand and users and then, looking at revenue. Much like Facebook and Twitter. While the ultimate success/failure of Snapchat is still be seen (and similar companies have seen mixed results, largely), it reconfirms the notion that differentiated tech businesses,
Every major event every year - like the NBA finals or the Oscars - brings about a sense of enthusiasm towards the entertainment industry. But did you notice how many non-entertainment companies get involved quite often with these events? From stocks in sports to retail to social media, almost everyone could be susceptible to short-term investor interest. (more…)