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Snapchat’s IPO sets a dangerous precedent for tech companies seeking capital on the public market. As multi-class voting structures become the new norm in Silicon Valley, institutional investors are revolting.
After seven years of a consistent flow of new regulations, the trading world is not looking for more regulatory change, but a review of what is working and relief from what has gone too far — basically, a smarter approach.
After seven years of regulatory rule-writing, financial industry vets want a break from new rules and a smarter approach to what’s on the books.
Equity exchanges, big and small, are reaching back and reaching forward to create new value propositions for customers.
Issue and industry insights from 28-year trading industry veteran Dan Collins, editor in chief.
Modern Trader provides cutting-edge actionable market research while holding analysts accountable. And, when we publish specific recommendations, we will also let you know how we did.
An old-school farmer’s secret can pay big dividends for modern day traders.
Bid & Ask
After we sought out famed former Internet analyst Henry Blodget for his take on the upcoming Snapchat IPO, we asked him a few more questions.
It is not too early to exploit seasonal demand dips in coffee as price precedes consumption.
The average true range is a volatility indicator that can be used to calculate stops and confirm technical signals.
Big-time market moves sometimes can be anticipated by looking at their footprints.
There is no reason to equate moves in the price of gold with those of platinum, but knowing that may prove opportunistic.
Central banks around the globe are engaged in a battle to ensure their markets remain competitive based on the value of their home currency.
How do you profit from a short-term downward spike? Enter a synthetic long through options.
Tim Chartier has consistently been in the top 3% of the 4 million annual submissions to ESPN’s March Madness tournament challenge.
A look at long-term trends of commercial interest in the CFTC’s “Commitments of Traders” report.
Currency markets are increasingly turning to U.S. fiscal and trade policies as the factors most likely to shape the U.S. dollar’s direction in 2017.
Cycle Projection Oscillator: Rocket science meets markets
The great advantage of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) is that it’s built-in diversification. The great disadvantage? Also that it’s built-in diversification.
Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL), previously shorted in Modern Trader’s July 1issue, is still unravelling at the seams (then, we recommended to short at $96.91 and to cover short at $71.00).
Even the most inobservant investors can spot the arrival of the Chinese New Year by the ubiquitous column in every financial journal declaring that “20XX Belongs to China” and telling you that you need to add exposure to the world’s “largest untapped market.”
Yum China Holdings (YUMC), priced at $28.10 with a market capitalization of $10.8 billion, is a Chinese fast-food company that was spun off from its U.S. parent in October.
Industry innovator returns to a traditional commodity market structure in launching new fund.
Quantitative Investment Management (QIM) won the 2016 Coquest Advisors’ CTA Challenge for the second consecutive year.
Music trade musings & new music reviews
Spirited recipes & reviews from our resident mixologist
Distilled spirits have been showing steady growth, practically in the past seven years, and according to the Distilled Spirits Council, supplier sales for spirits increased 4.5% to $25.2 billion, with volumes up 2.4% to 220 million cases in 2016.
WTI crude oil has recently broken above its long-term trendline, which it initially breached in January 2015, but still has been clinging to it at month end.
Crowd-sourced earnings estimates from Estimize consistently outperform Wall Street.
The easiest spot to find a great industry is at the top of the Zacks list. That’s as lazy as top-down analysis gets.
Applying classic chart patterns to current trading opportunities
Those operating in the financial services space have long had problems with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a creation of the flawed 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill and the brainchild of financial sector foe Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass).
U.S. economic data and select global influences