With the evolution of social networks occurring where users are searching for more intimate, community focused environments it isn’t surprising to see the rise of Discord being used to host many niche communities. Discord, mostly known as an online gaming communication platform, has grown to host all sorts of group chats. Similarly to Slack groups and Telegram groups, Discord may arguably be becoming the hottest group chat platform out there.
The turn of the decade has already brought on tensions between the U.S and the middle east, the death of Kobe Bryant, and also a devastating new virus that has effectively neutered the Chinese workforce. While the stock markets are currently riding record highs and interest rates remain low, investors should now, more than ever, ensure that their portfolio’s are properly diversified to handle any change in the market and global economy.
Investing in stocks can be daunting when the whole world is battling against a pandemic hit global economy. To make matters worse, the outbreak is happening at a time when there are genuine fears that the US economy could be slipping into a recession.
The fact the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections will be held in a few months just makes things much more complicated. All of these factors are a serious cause for concern especially to investors in the US stock markets. A barrage of information is easily available on the internet. leading investors to wonder which of these datasets are actionable and which ones are irrelevant.
A prudent investor always keeps an eye out for the latest information to stay abreast of the market events and one of the best ways to stay updated is through email newsletters with coverage focused on relevant and curated information for stock market investors.
This article discusses some of the most well-known and credible websites that share regular email newsletters with their subscribers. Some of the email newsletters are freely available while some of them charge a small fee to their subscribers. Different newsletters cater to different investment strategies or styles. A leading newsletter for dividend investors might not be the right pick for you if you prefer to make a higher frequency number of trades per month.
First things first. Why would you need to join a community, forum, or chat group?
To learn the basics, if you are a newbie
Get online help with difficulties and concepts
Save money by learning from others’ mistakes
Reap psychological benefits (reminder of how much you don’t know/keep your ego in check/how experienced traders deal with losses/etc)
Avail instant information on topics or stocks of interest to you
Benefit from a 360-degree viewpoint – get all the pros-and-cons instantly
Get a feel for market sentiment
Generate fresh ideas for trading or investing
Make money through copy-paste. Yes, some social trading networks can actually help you make money by hitching your trades to a successful trader
Enjoy friendship and camaraderie, because trading and investing can sometimes get lonely
Develop your own reputation, and then monetize it
Best of all…the above benefits usually come for free!
If you haven’t been paying attention or live under a rock then you probably noticed how the first week of 2020 has significantly increases world wide geopolitical tensions and the increase of a chance of World War 3 occurring in 2020. With Iran responding to the US by sending multiple ballistic missiles on US bases located in Iraq there is a strong chance that US will respond with more military action.
There are a lot of topics that get covered when it comes to stock trading. What are the best resources to learn about stock investing? What tools are best when it comes to trading? Who are the best brokers? What get’s overlooked is the social aspect of stock investing. The community aspect where like-minded investors can discuss, learn, and share in an environment that allows everyone to benefit and improve their trading strategies. The value of forums is incredible in almost any industry and this is why there are hundreds of stock investing forums that exist even today. So what is the problem? It is hard to know which one would be a great fit for any one investor. Each forum has their own strengths, focuses, and target audience. We did all the leg work to come up with the definitive list of the best stock trading forums so that we can save you time, allowing you to spend more of it learning and trading.
The Internet is a great educator. Anybody willing to expend some time and effort can bring themselves to speed on practically any topic under the sun. That includes money and investing. For free. Well, usually. So here’s a collection of websites that an investor in Canada can browse to expand his investing and financial knowledge base, and get on with building wealth.
Earnings season is here and technology giant Amazon will be announcing its quarterly results on April 30. So, what can you expect from the e-commerce heavyweight in the March quarter?
At a time when most industries are grappling under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, shares of Amazon have easily outperformed the broader markets. Amazon stock has gained 24% in 2020 compared to the S&P 500 decline of 10%.
The stock market sell-off amidst the coronavirus scare has created an opportunity for long-term investors to buy high-growth stocks at a cheap price. Last year, five semiconductor stocks made it to the top ten performers of the S&P 500. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was the best S&P 500 performer in 2018 and 2019 and Nvidia (NVDA) in 2020, growing ~10% YTD (year-to-date)
The US and China are the two major semiconductor markets. They are also the epicenters of coronavirus. Investors feared that the resulting lockdown from the pandemic would disrupt semiconductor supply and delay demand, sending AMD’s and Nvidia’s stocks down over 34% between February 19 and March 16. However, this sell-off opened a buy window.
On March 26, stock markets showed early sign of recovery after over a month of decline. Most cities across the globe have been quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic making working from home the new normal. This work from home boost has proved to be a boon to SaaS (software-as-a-service) and telecommunication companies.
During these critical times, investments in stocks of internet related service providers and tech companies could make a difference to your portfolio. Tucows Limited (TCX) is one small cap stock you can consider for your portfolio.
Tucows stock has a market cap just above $522 million. On March 19, its stock price closed 3.6% higher. In comparison the S&P 500 index rose by 0.5% and Dow Jones by 0.95% yesterday. Even in the last one-month period, Tucows stock fared better than these two indices, as it declined by just 12%.
Social networks have seen tremendous growth during the age of the internet. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and now even TikTok have billions of users sharing content. At the same time, social networks appear to be seeing an evolution of sorts. Users are slowly spending less screen time on large social networks in exchange for focused, more niche style social networks.
When it comes to stock trading, an aspect that is severely overlooked is the social side of things. Like other professions, hobbies, and interests there is usually communities or networks where like-minded people can discuss together to learn and get a better grasp of ideas. Within stock trading and stock investing, there are a plethora of tools and services that allow you to get better data and make traders faster and cheaper, but there still aren’t enough social sites that provide value to their members. Sure there are many stock investing forums already in existence but there are limited networks designed to discuss and see what others are trading in real-time. eToro is a great site that allows it’s users to copy porfolio’’s of others, something that is beginning to be known as social trading. Unfortunately Canadians are taken to a page all to familiar when trying to go on eToro’s website.
We are officially launching our group chatting capability on Hashtag Investing. A robust messaging tool that actually empowers stock traders to discuss in a high quality, real-time group chat that mimics the design of WhatsApp, Slack, Telegram, discord or Facebook messenger. These chatting apps are extremely user friendly and many mobile users are comfortable chatting on their since they already do it with friends and family.
Today’s online space is loaded with thousands of tools for investors to better view, understand, learn, share, and trade in the stock market. There are naturally many services that don’t offer any value at all, but then there are some that rapidly grow into household tools that every investor is talking about, and this is exactly the type that Koyfin falls under. As a website that strives for genuine recommendations and knowledge sharing I was compelled to bring this interview with the Founder and CEO of Koyfin for you to understand exactly why you should be using this tool! Here’s Rob!