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Bitcoin Price Will Go To Zero As Bitcoin Will Struggle To Remain The Dominant Cryptocurrency

Back in 1999, I was in my final year of graduate school in finance and economics.  Most of the students in my class and/or their families were involved in the Indian stock markets.  The game was simple – apply for… Continue Reading →

Student Loan Debt – the New Mortgage Crisis in 2018?

Most people around the world view education as a means to a prosperous life. When reliable manufacturing and physical labour jobs were a staple of Western, industrial economies, tertiary education was considered for the elites only. Costs were relatively low,… Continue Reading →

The Bull Market Roars on, but it’s Time to Saddle up

This year marks the 8th year of the bull run which started in March 2009. It’s a cycle which has shown resilience against all odds and propelled the index higher by 240%. In fact, untoward incidents that were expected to… Continue Reading →

How to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies, and What to Watch Out for

We’ve written about cryptocurrencies (CCs) before at CityFALCON, and that piece was largely focused on the technological aspects of them and how they can be related to real commerce and trade. In another article, we wrote about Initial Coin Offerings… Continue Reading →

How and When a House Mortgage could be the Biggest Mistake of Your Life

Lehman Brothers, AIG, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Countrywide Financial, Royal Bank of Scotland, Wachovia, Lloyds. Are these names familiar? They all suffered major upheaval or failure during the 2008 Financial Crisis, most of them being acquired… Continue Reading →

Uncertain Volatile Times Call for Certain Investment and Hedging Strategies in the Stock Markets

The world has always been an uncertain place. That is the reason for the fundamental risk-reward balance in finance. The contemporary world offers unprecedented access to information to unprecedented numbers of people across the globe. Anyone with an Internet connection… Continue Reading →

High Frequency and Algo Trading are Taking Over Markets – What It Means For You

We talk a lot about how machines are being used more and more in finance. This is especially important in High-Frequency Trading (HFT) and Algorithmic Trading or algo-trading (AT). There is simply no way for humans to compete on these… Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know About ICOs – The New Way to Finance a Venture

Wherever money is involved, there is innovation. That is no different for blockchain technology. The popular transaction-tracking technology, which we have written on before here, is now being applied in a way to raise funds for a venture. Part crowdfunding,… Continue Reading →

Will Women Traders and Investors Outperform in the Online Trading World?

Back in 2015, when I was raising funds for my FinTech start-up CityFALCON, I mentioned that our most active user on the platform is a woman trader who trades from home while her family is out.  I would never have… Continue Reading →

Are FANG and Tech Stocks Really Expensive at the Current Levels? One Ratio Tells the Story

Summary: FANG Stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google/Alphabet) have rallied a few times over the last 4-5 years. This seems to be the case with other tech stocks as well. The rise in the tech stocks has not only been because… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin – Everything You Need to Know in 2017

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We have come a long way since the days of a barter system. It hasn’t been necessary to have a specific good and trade it for some other specific good for a long time. For most of written history, there… Continue Reading →

Founder-led Companies Will Continue to Outperform in the Stock Markets

Founder-CEOs are the people who start a company, grow it, and then continue to run it once it has become a large corporation. Some of the most famous names are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. Are founder-CEOs better… Continue Reading →

Play on Cyclical Commodity of Intrepid Potash Through a Terribly Cheap Company

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael Wiggins De Oliveira, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. Stock: Intrepid Potash Price: $1.80; $220m market cap Upside potential: 35% Date: 18/4/2017 Investment Thesis of Intrepid Potash… Continue Reading →

Tesla is NOT Valued at More Than General Motors and Ford. Hint: Enterprise Value

For the last few days, you would have probably seen headlines such as “Tesla is worth more than Ford – and GM is in sight” and people arguing about whether Tesla is worth being valued at the same level as… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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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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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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How will Brexit affect UK startups?

For those of you who may not be aware, the UK will hold a referendum on 23 June to decide whether or not UK should remain in the European Union. As a (fintech) startup, we are really worried…

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