7 Steps in 2 Years to ‘Smash’ £150K Equity Crowdfunding Target on Seedrs – the Process – the Great, Good, Bad and Ugly

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Disclosure: I’m an investor in Seedrs, and CityFALCON has business relationships with Seedrs. If you depend on the media you may not realise this but fundraising at an early stage remains a real challenge in the UK unless you have… Continue Reading →

Resolute Forest Product (RFP): Cyclical, Out of Favour but 34% Owned by Prem Watsa

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael Wiggins De Oliveira, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. Resolute Forest Product (RFP) Date: 10/3/2017 Market Cap: ~ $400m Price per share: $4.50 Net debt: ~$761m EV:… Continue Reading →

16 Must Watch Movies For Traders And Investors

16 Must Watch Movies For Traders And Investors Not too long ago we reviewed what impact the hit film The Big Short can teach us about value investing. See the original post here.  The blog post prompted us to take… Continue Reading →

SnapChat IPO Price Trend. Will it Follow Google, Facebook or Groupon?

Summary of SnapChat IPO price trend so far: Post their IPOs, tech companies go through 4 phases: Euphoria, Pessimism, Optimism, and Realism. Snap Inc is obviously in the Euphoria stage. Price data of 7 big tech IPOs show that most… Continue Reading →

Polar Bear Pitching – CityFALCON Dream from an Ice Hole…Why, How, What’s Next?

The Polar Bear Pitch, held in Oulu, Finland in the dark cold days of mid-February, is an annual event for startups pitching their ideas for the chance to win the 10,000 euro prize and, more importantly, get coverage and interest… Continue Reading →

Stock Screeners – How to identify value and growth stocks to research

Half the battle of investing is finding the right stock. There are thousands of listed stocks, but some are (much) better than others. How can you find the right ones? One way is to glean large amounts of data from… Continue Reading →

I Invested My Own Money to Compare Top UK Stock Brokers

At our value investing clubs where we now have more than 1800+ members in the UK and in Europe, I often get asked about the best brokers for investing in shares, ISAs, ETFs, etc.  I personally do not use the… Continue Reading →

NVIDIA’s GPUs in the AI and VR Revolutions

Summary NVIDIA’s stock has rallied 3x in the last one year and now trades at a market capitalisation of $63bn. NVIDIA is leading its way in the GPUs market and benefiting from significant progress we are seeing in the fields… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Strategy in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

The U.S. stock markets have rallied since the presidential election in Dec 2016 on expectations that the fiscal stimulus proposed by President Trump will benefit the economy. 10-Year U.S. Yields rose from 1.86% during election day to 2.45% in Dec…. Continue Reading →

How to Raise Money for a Start-Up in Risk-Averse UK; fcuk innovation, problem, solution

If you’re sitting somewhere outside of the start-up ecosystem, the media can make you believe that there is tons of liquidity floating around the UK that’s waiting dormant to be utilised by green-eyed entrepreneurs. But the unfortunate reality is that… Continue Reading →

What Financial Stocks and Sectors Benefit from the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence?

Cloud computing and AI are becoming staples of everyday life – even if you don’t know it. The cloud is ubiquitous (by design and by adoption), and artificial intelligence, a completely different area in tech, is reaching into our lives… Continue Reading →

Harte-Hanks – A Value Stock

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael Wiggins De Oliveira, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. Harte-Hanks Date: 19/1/2017 Market Cap: $93m Share price: $1.52 Valuation / target price: ~$2.50 Investment Thesis Harte-Hanks (NYSE:… Continue Reading →

10 Life Changes That Will Get You Ready for Entrepreneurship

As a first time entrepreneur (and a single founder at that!) who has been building a product company for the last 3 years, I’m the first to admit that I’ve made tons of mistakes. If I were to do everything… Continue Reading →

Greatest Investors of All Time – How Did They Do It and What We Can Learn from Them

There are literally tens of millions of stock market and private investors today. The personal investing revolution has enabled anyone with a few hundred dollars to trade stocks. But we don’t have millions of great investors. Only a select few… Continue Reading →

Understanding Debt, Equity & Risk Reward Ratio – Investing for Newbies

This is episode 2 in our new to investing series – Understanding Debt, Equity & Risk Reward Ratio. Enjoy! Transcript of video When you start thinking about investing in the stock market, you’ll hear a lot of financial jargon thrown… Continue Reading →

What is Market Capitalisation? – Investing for Newbies

This is the first episode of Investing for newbies. Here we talk about what is market capitalisation and why it’s what you should consider why buying a stock. Transcript of video If I told you can buy this apple in my… Continue Reading →

Fossil (FOSL) – Plenty of Meat on the Bones – 50% Upside

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael Wiggins De Oliveira and Laurent M. Thibeault, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. FOSSIL (NASDAQ-GS:FOSL) Current Price: $31 Target: $50-$55 Background: If you haven’t heard of this company… Continue Reading →

Why the Apple Stock is the Perfect Short for Your Tech Portfolio

Summary: 2016 has been a crazy year on geopolitical and other fronts; Apple has struggled to innovate over the last several years compared to the other technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Tesla; If your portfolio comprises technology… Continue Reading →

The Decline from Demonetisation Provides a Great Opportunity for Long term Investors to Buy India

In continuation to the Indian Government’s reform agenda, PM Modi on November 8, announced immediate demonetisation of Rs. 500 & Rs.1000 notes, in a move to reduce black money in the system, curb funding of illegal activities and address the… Continue Reading →

Why Single Founder Discrimination is More Severe Than Gender or Racial Discrimination in the Start-Up World?

Imagine someone going to a woman and saying – “You will fail because you’re a woman…how many women do you see in the boards of big companies?… clearly the stats prove that you’ll fail if you’re a woman”.  If you… Continue Reading →

L.B. Foster: Under the Radar and Undervalued

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ:FSTR) Date: 10/11/2016 Price: $12 Valuation: Easily $25 Business overview: FSTR is a manufacturer of products for rail,… Continue Reading →

Value Pick – Gulfmark Offshore is a Multibagger to Buy for the Next 2 Years

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. Stock: Gulfmark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) Date: 1/11/2016 Current Market Price: $1.10 Price target over two years: $5 per share, possibly $10-$15 Downside… Continue Reading →

Octopus Labs Accelerator – Week 2 – Game ON

As expected, in the first week we were settling down, and the real action started in the last week, week 2 of the program.  Also on the business front, we had a very positive week at CityFALCON (touch wood!). We… Continue Reading →

Octopus Labs Accelerator – Week 1 – The Pilot

Why join an accelerator program again? Whether accelerators are helpful or a waste of time depends on several factors, and we, at CityFALCON, have declined a few of these that have approached us in the past.  Apart from whether they… Continue Reading →

CityFALCON Financial News API for £20 Donation to ActionAid

The story goes that Nathan Mayer Rothschild, once reputed to be the wealthiest man of his generation, made a fortune because he was the first to learn of Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Informed by his couriers, the… Continue Reading →

Why and How to Invest in India

Summary India is starting to represent the new breed of high-growth emerging market, as Indian GDP grew by 7.5% in 2015, outpacing Chinese GDP growth (6.0%) for the first time. While China has spent the past several years developing infrastructure… Continue Reading →

Why We Are Valuing CityFALCON’s Crowdfunding Round at £4m?

As a value investor, I look to buy assets quoted below their ‘intrinsic’ value.  If you’re in London, come down to the London Value Investing Club, where we have over 800 active members and hold 2-3 events each month. At… Continue Reading →

Four Things That We Failed At Within Our First Two Years Of Start-up Operations

One of the key differences between Silicon Valley and the rest of the entrepreneurial world, is that the rest of the world does not celebrate failure as much as it should. Here in UK, “success” is the primary focus, and… Continue Reading →

How Developments in Financial News Aggregation are Transforming the Financial News Industry

Financial news is very different from news relevant to other sectors, because financial news drives markets and can greatly determine which investors profit, and which face losses. In a way, financial news has ‘split-second value,’ where even a mere split-second… Continue Reading →

Our Commitment to Investors in Our Crowdfunding Round

We recognize and appreciate the contributions of all our investors, and the inherent risk they take by investing in a new venture…

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Why You Should NOT Invest In Our Upcoming Equity Crowdfunding Round

Our goal is to make our fundraising campaign one of the most transparent crowdfunding campaigns ever…

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Top 30 Financial Stories of H1 2016 On CityFALCON

Following our article on Top 30 Financial Stories of 2015 On CityFALCON we continue monitoring the most important events in the world of finance. The first half of 2016 was not easy. The market…

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Difference Between Stock Market Investing and Trading – Don’t Mix Up the Strategies

This post is inspired by the presentation by Kaushik Punjabi at London Value Investing Club. The content of the post however is the view of the author. Trading Investing Purpose…

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Asset Allocation for Dummies – An Introduction to Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is an art. It is the art of making the correct, risk-adjusted, investment decisions that suit your specific investment time horizon. As with any art, it takes time, patience and experience…

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Brexit Is a Major Challenge For UK Banking System

The recent decision made by the UK public to leave the EU brought a wave of uncertainty upon the nation, with investors worried about the potential looming economic implications. With the general consensus prior to the vote that the UK would decide…

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One Trading Strategy After Brexit

Disclaimer – Do your Own Research Our content is intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only. It is very important to do your own analysis…

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A Value Investor’s Strategy After Brexit

On June 24th, 2016, the geopolitical landscape in Europe shifted in such a way that plunged global markets into chaos. The United Kingdom held a referendum…

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After Brexit, The Way Forward For UK Start-ups

On June 24th, 2016, the geopolitical landscape in Europe shifted in such a way that plunged global markets into chaos. The United Kingdom held a referendum…

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Twitter: An Undervalued Growth Play?

Twitter looks like an undervalued growth play, especially after Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Summary – Twitter is currently trading at $16.34, down 26%…

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Financial News API and Widgets – know what you are missing!

Global markets are constantly changing, and traditional financial news has been around…

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Why I’m Staying Long GBP/EUR Into The EU Referendum?

With the Brexit vote only a few days away, I’ve been hedging my equity positions. The only big directional position I’m planning to hold…

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How Will Brexit Affect The UK And World Economies, Start-ups, The Rich, And The Poor?

The answer to this question is ‘no one knows’, and all that most of us can do is to guess. Here is my view. Being an entrepreneur and considering that most stats…

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Why Investors Should Get Excited about the FinTech Revolution

FinTech is the new buzzword in London, and for good reason – we’re beginning to see how technology will be leveraged in financial services. FinTech is already showing…

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Why I Have Invested 20% Of My Portfolio In UK Start-ups

I’m a typical London professional. I have a small portfolio in stocks, mutual funds and start-ups, not unlike many other London professionals. After launching my own fintech start-up…

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4 Reasons Start-ups Get Acquired – It Goes Beyond Revenue and User Traction

Acquiring start-ups is risky business. No matter how good an idea sounds, or how simple a solution a start-up offers, the acquisition may never pay off…

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Stock Market Investing by Immersion – How The Average Worker Could Have Leg up on Wall Street

If you’re going to start a hobby, you’re going to bring background knowledge you’ve learned throughout your life to that hobby…

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What the Film ‘The Big Short’ Teaches Us about Value Investing

Spoiler Alert – Read this article after watching the movie. It’s reasonable to wonder what a movie about the housing crisis and ensuing financial meltdown could teach regular people…

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Why Most Start-ups Worth Investing Are Worth At Least £1m Using ONE Fundamental Financial Concept

An idea is worthless until someone is willing to invest in it. When someone puts money…

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How Stock Market Investing Has Changed in the World of Tech Disruptions

Today, a startup with a camera and a clever idea can create a viral video that can eat into the market share of major companies, possibly even bringing large companies down. In tandem to this trend, many big industry players…

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5 Key MACRO Takeaways from Warren Buffett’s Letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders  

Every year Warren Buffett writes a letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. It looks like this year he enjoyed writing the letter especially…

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