The Frontier of Finance and Social Media
 
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  • Posted on 23-03-2015
    A new mobile app called Meerkat was all the rage at the recent South by Southwest (sxsw.com) tech startup conference. The app enables users to stream live video to their followers, either at their whim, or by scheduling a video for a later time. All notifications from Meerkat are transmitted on Twitter, and users can set up alerts that notify them when one of their Twitter connections has a live...
  • Posted on 16-03-2015
    Justin Paterno, a manager of the investing website, StockTwits, recently observed that "mobile is starting to eat the financial world." While there seems to be little doubt that mobile is the platform of the future, all this “eating” seems to be taking place at two different tables. Users who fancy white linen table cloths and bone china prefer to dine at the "house of Apple." For more...
  • Posted on 23-01-2015
    Bitcoin is a bit of a head-scratcher. Its US dollar value has fallen about 30% year-to-date, and has sunk about 80% since peaking in late 2013. The digital currency is a long way from mainstream consumer adoption. Yet, its enthusiasts have had some reasons to be optimistic about bitcoin's long-term prospects.  Coinbase, a bitcoin wallet provider, made headlines earlier this week when it closed...
  • Posted on 18-01-2015
      Last week, I attended the #SocialWallStreet Meetup at New York's Fraunces Tavern. David Rosen, the co-organizer of the meetup, and an SVP of Digital Corporate and Public Affairs at Edelman, asked attendees (many of whom hold senior roles in corporate communications and public relations) to identify the pressing social media-related issues that affect financial firms. Social media advocates...
  • Posted on 30-12-2014
    In the fictional world of the 1990s, Seinfeld's George Costanza feigned being a marine biologist, and aspired to "pretend" he was an architect. Those outlandish plot lines were used as comedic fodder. Today, there's probably an app for professional posing.  When I worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (also known as DLJ, a predecessor of Credit Suisse (CS)) during the 1990s, the technology...
  • Posted on 29-12-2014
    Theme The CNX Nifty index, a bellwether of the Indian stock markets, produced aggregate returns of 45 percent in the last two years, and 37 percent in the past year. Did investor buying reflect confidence throughout this rally? We reviewed the traded volumes and deliverable volumes data for all the fifty stocks constituting the CNX Nifty index, for the last twenty-four months, between December...
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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