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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!
On June 19, 2018, the Canadian Senate passed a bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana and the effective legalization date was announced by the Prime Minister as October 17, 2018.
Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug.
From that date, under the Cannabis Act, persons of age 18 or older are allowed to possess up to 30 g of dried cannabis in public. Adults may also make cannabis-infused food and drinks so long as organic solvents are not used to create concentrated products. Individual Canadian provinces are able to set their own procedures for retail sales, and there is considerable variation from province to province.Read More
A study by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) said this was Canada's second brush with near-recession conditions after 2015. But ominously, the bank warns that a third instance of a recession risk looms in 2020 when the US could witness a slowdown after exuberant growth and jobs conditions in this year. The Canadian and US economies are pretty much joined at the hip and if the US slows down, Canada could also feel the pain.
According to Deloitte, Canada's economy stalled in Q4 but did not derail. They think the Canadian economy will likely grow a tepid 1.3% this year and a marginally better 1.5% in 2020.
But when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. And that brings us to the recessionary implications for Canada from the US-China trade showdown.Read More
Hashtag Investing is simply a community network of stock investors looking to learn, share, and discuss stocks, stock markets, equities, and other investments online in real-time. When we first started out we started building this community using Slack. Slack is a business communication tool that allows companies to chat and discuss internally. In a sense, it is meant to replace email where it can handle hundreds and even thousands of users in a group chat-like setting. Slack has been a key system for us in growing and starting out and there will be some members that will stick within that platform naturally.Read More
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!Read More
In January this year, a Bloomberg survey found that analysts saw a median 25 percent chance of a slump in the next 12 months, up from 20 percent in the December survey, and at a six-year high.
The January survey was conducted within a scenario of an ongoing trade war with China, the government shutdown, and rising volatility in the financial markets.
That survey came upon the heels of a December 2018 survey of US CFOs by Duke University that showed 82% expected a recession to begin by the end of 2020.Read More
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.Read More
Recently, Hashtag Investing re-launched a entirely new community platform for stock investors. One of our biggest focuses is ensuring that the community grows properly and has the right culture that allows investors to freely share valuable content from diverse perspectives Below is our first draft of our internal community culture and member principles.Read More
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.Read More
Investors looking for high-quality dividend growth stocks should consider the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of 57 stocks in the S&P 500 Index that have increased their dividends for at least 25 years. The Dividend Aristocrats make for great long-term stock investments.
In order to become a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must have several desirable qualities. Dividend Aristocrats widely have strong brands, leadership positions in their industries, and durable competitive advantages that provide for long-term growth.
The following 3 Dividend Aristocrats could produce excellent returns for dividend growth investors.Read More
The technological hype of the internet century is moving away to a new age - the blockchain age. Soon, we will not be able to single out any business that won’t be using this new technology at least to some extent.
More so, there are plenty of investment opportunities for those looking to profit from this new technological advancement.
Stock market trading has come a long way from its initial beginning in 1817. Before computers, stock exchanges were held at physical exchange locations. Traders gathered at pits to buy and sell securities through open outcry. Throughout the day, traders would mark in their notebooks the trades they accepted and then settle their books with the transaction counterpart. This system stayed pretty much the same until the NYSE in 1971, the world's first electronic stock market.Read More
ShareAlpha, a new up and coming proprietary stock discovery engine is now partnering with a popular and established value investing news medium, ValueWalk, in order to provide premium members access to their exclusive discovery tools. This partnership was in facilitated by and in conjunction with Hashtag Investing.Read More
With the launch of our new stock discovery tool powered by ShareAlpha, we wanted to share the 5 year performance of all strategies our users can deploy. These are based on Canadian stocks. We will update this monthly as new data is inputted. See below for this months returns!Read More
In the last few weeks we at Hashtag Investing partnered with ShareAlpha to bring our members a powerful new stock discovery tool. You can read our press release as well as an incredibly insightful Q&A with co-founder Patrick Kuczynski to learn more about this tool and partnership.
In this post we wanted to provide a high-level introduction to the tool in terms of what it does, why you should do it, and how to operate the tool. This will be the first of a series of post that goes through each feature, functionality, and benefits they have!Read More