The Frontier of Finance and Social Media
 
BreakingCall.com publishes podcasts and interviews about social finance and related topics. Our objective is to explore the frontier of investing, technology and social media. For more information about Brian Egger's new book, Social Media Strategies for Investing, please visit our author page on Amazon.com.
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  • Posted on 27-11-2014
    India ushered in economic reforms in 1991, which, among other things, facilitated the entry of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) into Indian stock markets. While government-owned mutual funds were already in existence, private sector mutual funds entered the fray. Subsequently, a number of India-dedicated exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were launched by foreign fund houses.  ETF...
  • Posted on 26-11-2014
    RSS feeds offer a powerful advantage in the noisy world of social media: they put limits on aggregated content and serve up information that interests you. If you are new to the world of social media and its cryptic iconography, you might not be quite sure what to make to make of the RSS icon. This symbol, a small orange square with broadcast waves emanating from the top right corner, is the...
  • Posted on 11-11-2014
    Financial research is different from financial journalism. However, in recent years, professionals in both industries have encountered a similar dilemma. Analysts and journalists are often greeted with the expectation from their readers that the fruits of their labor – written reports – are free. When I entered the securities business in the late-1980s, I had a hard time explaining to my...
  • Posted on 09-11-2014
    If you publish a WordPress blog, or write articles that appear on Medium, you’ve probably discovered how easy it is to produce beautiful-looking written work on the Web. Content may be king, but good content management systems make the king look regal.  The same goes for Twitter. Cosmetically, there's not much difference between a Tweet that goes viral, and one that fades into obscurity. A...
  • Posted on 27-10-2014
    I recently wrote an article about several technology startups that use a “gamified” approach to simulate stock investing, in order to teach novice investors about financial markets. New apps like CloudStock, TradeHero, and Stox appear to target members of the millennial generation. Users of these apps build portfolios with virtual money in order to learn about investment-related...
  • Posted on 22-10-2014
    I worked as a securities analyst on Wall Street for about twenty years. My last decade on the Street coincided with the emergence of the social web. The convergence of finance, technology, and social media has changed the way investors gather and share information. Yet many highly effective professionals on Wall Street are unfamiliar with important online tools that can inform their investment...
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The Frontier of Finance and Social Media. The landscape for stock analysis has also been altered by the convergence of technology, social media, and finance. In just the last few years, several important developments have revolutionized the way information is distributed and stocks are traded on Wall Street ... Read more