Non-fungible tokens, aka NFTs, are gaining enormous popularity among the masses with each passing day. These tokens are nothing but digital assets. They are one-of-a-kind creations that are dependent on blockchain technology for recording the details of their ownership. There are also several benefits of NFT’s for artists that they can no longer ignore.
Meme stocks run on momentum. As long as there are enough investors egging the stock on, and coming up with new reasons to buy and HODL, the stock is on an uptrend. We saw that happen to GameStop in January and then with AMC in June. Now, it seems like meme hypers have turned their attention to BlackBerry. The stock closed at $8.59 on May 25 before all sorts of news started emerging hyping up the company on social media, especially on the subreddit WallStreetBets. By June 3, BlackBerry stock was up 85% at $15.88.
Contrary to popular opinion, not all stock markets are alike. Different regions and country stock markets often move to the beat of their own drummer based on all sorts of factors, from economic growth to political events and perceptions of risk. It pays overtime to take a global perspective.
The United States has been making a V-shaped recovery since the last quarter of 2020, with rising GDP and consumer spending and declining unemployment. The country’s recovery rate is just behind China, as US GDP increased at an annualized rate of 1.6% in the first quarter of 2021 (ended March). In comparison, the European region witnessed a double-dip recession in the first three months of 2020, as the Euro Zone GDP shrunk by 0.6% over this period.
Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE: PLTR) develops software solutions for federal government agencies and commercial businesses. Its proprietary Palantir Gotham software is highly coveted in defense and intelligence agencies, owing to its pattern identification from datasets and reports. Palantir Foundry, on the other hand, is a big hit among businesses as it creates a central operating system for data storage, integration, and analysis.
Water is one of the most vital components of life. It is thus natural that some investors seek to include water stocks in their portfolios. In general, water stocks have simple business models and are resilient to recessions thanks to the essential nature of their business.
While COVID-19 has taken center stage for the past year, there remains a huge need for advance testing, treatment options and cures for other diseases. That points toward personalized medicine and next-generation genomic sequencing (NGS) solutions.
There are many players in the sequencing market, each of which offers a different twist and exposure for investors.
2021 has been earmarked as the year for global recovery from one of the worst recessions in modern history. With complete lockdown during the initial months of the pandemic followed by the prolonged period of social distancing reducing activity, most countries, including Canada, are currently dealing with the repercussions of the economic slump.
The space industry is expected to reach a trillion-dollar valuation over the next decade, driven by declining production costs and disruptive technology inventions. Rising government spending and increased public interest should significantly accelerate this industry growth, as major economies around the world are currently racing to establish themselves as pioneers in space exploration. Morgan Stanley expects revenues from the space industry to cross the one trillion mark by 2040, registering a CAGR of 185.7%. Bank of America, on the other hand, estimates the market valuation to grow 230% to reach $1.40 trillion by 2030.
The electric vehicle frenzy, pioneered by Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has triggered a global automotive evolution. The rising climate change concerns across the world has been one of the key reasons behind the rapid rise of the electric vehicle industry, bolstered by favoring governments. However, with the global economy currently grappling with one of the worst recessions in modern history, the automobile industry is currently in a slump. Consequently, without adequate earnings and revenue growth, EV stocks are presently trading at surmounting valuations, raising concerns regarding a potential asset bubble.
The GameStop frenzy has left many people wondering about the connotation and implications of a market squeeze. While the speculative rally kickstarted by a Reddit group is battling to take on the biggest hedge funds in the United States, a similar situation in the commodity markets is brewing. Retail traders have been formulating another coup to take on the precious metals industry, allowing silver futures to hit an eight-year high of $30.03 per ounce on February 1st.
DIY investing – short for do-it-yourself investing – has become increasingly popular.
This is because it is a low-cost, customizable way to build a long-term investment portfolio.
Unfortunately, the finance industry wants you to believe that investing is difficult and that you need a finance degree. The truth is, you don’t have to be a finance professional to invest in the stock market. However, there are a few concepts and strategies you should understand before you begin managing your investments. In this article, I will teach you how to follow a DIY investing strategy for retirement.
Investing in the stock market is a fulfilling activity of choice for do-it-yourself investors. Taking control of your finances, whether that be as a second stream of income or preparing for the future, smart investing can be extremely beneficial if done properly. In addition, many investors love the thrill associated with buying and selling the markets along with the satisfaction and sense of pride that goes along with managing their own money and taking control of their own financial well-being.
I was watching the movie Free Solo the other day, and it got me thinking about trading. The movie, which recently won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, follows the mountain-climber Alex Honnold as he attempts the first free solo ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan 3000 ft rock face. Free solo means, rather unbelievably, climbing alone without the aid of ropes, fixed gear, or any other protective equipment. One slip, one wrong move and you inevitably fall to a grisly death on the valley floor. A death which has claimed many of Alex’s friends over the years.
Not too long ago, a majority of financial trading took place over the phone. Back then, if you wanted to buy or sell a stock, you had to call your broker and have them make the transaction for you. However, this process is no longer necessary thanks to the development of trading systems through the use of APIs. In this article, I will be discussing everything you need to know about trading systems and the APIs that help build them.