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EIS – The Best Tax Relief Scheme for Risk-Taking Investors in the UK?

Note: We are not tax advisors, and you should refer to your financial advisor before making any investment decisions. G­­­­overnments are keen to bolster their economies, and one of the most effective ways to build up a strong economy is… Continue reading →

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing Trends & Principles Going Mainstream

The world today is highly interconnected, and what happens across the globe may eventually affect investors and consumers at home. Supply chains are long, multinational corporations invest and operate in far-flung locales, and modern telecommunications technology allows us to see… Continue reading →

What Stock Exchanges can learn from Crypto Exchanges?

The world’s major stock exchanges have been at the forefront of technology for decades, largely because of the massive potential for technological leverage and the astronomical amounts of capital and money at play. Recently, global exchanges have undergone a period… Continue reading →

The Power of Financial Compounding Explained in Seven Graphs

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. We always hear we should start to save for retirement early. We should reinvest our dividends… Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

10 Questions About Value Investing in Stocks And Shares That Most Beginners Ask

CityFALCON’s goal is to provide our users with digestible data to inform investment decisions. For those who are beginning their journey into value investing, we would like to extend our welcome by helping you start off in the right direction…. 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 →

Fundamental vs Technical Analysis for Stock Market Investing and Trading

We’ve written about the differences between investing and trading before – Difference Between Stock Market Investing and Trading – Don’t Mix Up the Strategies. These two strategies sound similar, but they have very different foundations and philosophies. Here, we will… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Bottom-Up vs Top-Down Investing – Stock Screening Strategies

The financial world is vast, and the number of investing strategies reflects that. Two broad categories for classifying investment styles is the top-down and the bottom-up approach. As the people who coin these terms are more concerned with clarity than… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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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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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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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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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Inspirational Quotes for Stock Market Investing

Sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and re-evaluate your investing strategies. Here are some inspirational quotes from some wise investors that could help. “Investing should be more like…

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Popular Stocks At 52 Weeks Low

The start to the stock markets in 2016 has been unprecedented. There have been some structural issues in some markets such as China but some of the carnage may not be warranted…

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The 55 Best Finance Blogs of 2016

We’re only a few days into 2016, and there is so much to look forward to. But the passing calendar year also gives a chance to reflect. If you’re like us here at CityFALCON, one thing you might have spent…

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The Ultimate Guide To Understanding The Stock Market

Introduction The stock market is one of the most valuable components of the market economy. It can create a lot of opportunity, but it can be difficult to understand. There’s so much jargon and expertise involved, just thinking about can…

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5 Reasons Why I And Most People Have Lost Money In The Stock Markets

I’m not an expert on the markets, nor do I have a PhD or some quantitative research to support my arguments. But here are some of my experiences from investing in the stock markets for the last 15 years. There…

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Man vs. Machine in Trading and Investing

During the London Fintech Week last week, I had the opportunity to discuss this topic on a panel along with UCL professor Donald Lawrence and John Booth of Midpoint. Also, I have had long discussions on this subject with Niall… Continue reading →

Twitter Hatch – Preparation, Script, Story of two minutes pitch

12 August 2015 – the date I and my team can never forget.  In the midst of the painful fundraising process, we realised that we had an opportunity to differentiate, get validation for what we are doing and strengthen relationship… Continue reading →

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