Category

Investments

When and Why Stock Investing for Dividends may not be Profitable

You might see headlines such as a fund or a company has announced a 1000% dividend or also how some funds and smart managers only invest in dividend-paying stocks.  In this article, we cover the basics around dividends and whether… Continue reading →

Tax Implications to watch out for while Trading and Investing in the Stock Markets

If you have ever received any income, you are at least somewhat familiar with taxes. Many people who hold salaried, full-time jobs as their sole source of income may simply know they pay taxes on their income and at the… Continue reading →

Top Websites for Crypto, Bitcoin, and ICO News, Research, and Analysis

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Even if the fervour has died down from its heights of Winter 2017-2018, the technology itself is still developing and will continue to do so. Bitcoin futures launched in December 2017 in the United States… Continue reading →

ETFs, Mutual Funds – Everything You Need To Know

In this final instalment of our series of posts (see the earlier posts here – Part I- Introduction to ETFs, Mutual Funds, REITs, ETNs , Part II- All you need to know about REITs, ETNs), we will assume you have decided to… Continue reading →

REITs, ETNs – All You Need To Know

While we termed REITs as funds, technically they do not have the term “fund” in the name. Either way, they are still pools of assets to help investors gain exposure to otherwise inaccessible assets. In this case, the asset class… Continue reading →

An Introduction to Mutual Funds, ETFs, REITs, ETNs

MFs, ETFs, REITs, ETNs. Four acronyms many investors may be familiar with, and in their expanded form, they are familiar to many members of the noninvesting public. Mutual funds, born in their modern form in the early 20th century, enable… Continue reading →

The Complete Guide to Concentrated Portfolio Stocks Value Investing – Play to Win

Daring. This is how most of the people would describe concentrated value investing. Getting head to head with high-speed rail could certainly be thrilling and exciting, but in modern financial markets where everything is decided in a brink of a… Continue reading →

What 400 Year History Tells Us About Emerging Asset Classes Including Cryptos

Sticky Post

This post is inspired by the presentation by Ashish Kaushal at London Value Investing Club.  The content of the post, however, is the view of the author. Humans have always considered some objects as assets. Food, shelter, clothing, water. These have… Continue reading →

Must Know Cryptocurrency Terminology: Shorthand & Slang Used by Community

The term cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. There are plenty of articles, and office watercooler gatherings around the globe are buzzing with crypto-this and crypto-that. It is the “next big thing”. The recent spectacular rise in several currencies’… Continue reading →

The Biggest Reason Why People Lose Money in Stock Markets & Cryptocurrencies

We, humans, are social creatures by nature. Our banding together and sharing of information has catapulted us from cavemen to spacefarers in just a few millennia. Society and human contact are essential to our success. But, as with anything, there… Continue reading →

2018 Stock Market Predictions by 10+ Investment Banks

2017 was a wild year. The inauguration of Donald Trump, the Brexit impasse and negotiations, possible far-right populist victories in European elections, the threat of nuclear war in East Asia, separatist movements within the EU, the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies… Continue reading →

How to Make Money in a Stock Market and Cryptocurrency Bubble?

Many investors, old and new alike, suggest that you stay away from bubbles. And if you have long-term capital appreciation interests in mind, then it is definitely advisable to avoid them. But if you are willing to trade on the… Continue reading →

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

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 here. The blog post prompted us to take a look at what other… 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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

© 2018 CityFALCON Blog — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑