IPOs or initial public offerings have always excited investors. It is the process of offering shares of a private corporation to the public in a new stock issuance. Before an IPO, a company is private with limited shareholders including the founders and some private investors. In other words, a typical stock investor cannot buy stocks of a private company. But once a company decides to go public and lists on an exchange, any investor can buy its stocks.
The electric vehicle space has been garnering significant interest in recent times. As people all over the world are transitioning towards environmentally friendly vehicles, share prices of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and peers have gained solid momentum right now. One such company is WorkHorse Group (NASDAQ:WKHS) that has surged close to 600% in 2020 and is valued at a market cap of $2.1 billion.
As the novel coronavirus bulldozed its way into the G7 nations in the US and Western Europe, it halted the biggest market rally on February 19. Within the next fortnight, the stock market plummeted by 20%, the fastest crash in this century in the US.
A 20% drop from the previous highs is considered as a bear market, but the speed with which the stocks dropped denotes a crash. However, the stock markets recovered amid optimism that the pandemic wouldn’t last long and the economy would revive. Since, the circumstance was unique, not similar to other historic crashes, the markets responded quickly.
TORONTO, July 21, 2020 – Hashtag Investing, a unique and rapidly growing social community for stock investors, has now launched an app for iOS and Android. where investors can now download the app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. This feature will now allow the members to access the community on their mobile devices so that they can stay updated, discuss and share their opinions on the go.
The social community for investors is now over 4,000 members strong and aims at becoming the highest quality online community for investor education and knowledge sharing. Through the Hashtag Investing app, stock investors can post updates, follow each other, share educational content, conduct polls, and chat real-time. Its robust platform has the power to become a full-fledged social networking site for stock investors.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.