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Making Portfolio’s Buzz – Unblock and Unchain Them

Speaking about giving your portfolios a buzz, had you ridden on the Bitcoin bandwagon starting this time last year (2017), your portfolios would have had a pretty good ride right through mid-December.The price of Bitcoin rallied from $1,030.24 on March 27, 2017, to $8,101.55 recently (March 27, 2018). That’s a buzz of about 700%!... Read more
Initial Coin Offering - ICO

You’ve Heard of ICOs, but What About Venture Capital Investments in...

ICO vs. VC: Two Sides of the Same Coin Among other positive developments for the blockchain space, 2017 was the year of the ICO (Initial Coin Offering).  As public interests in cryptocurrencies heated up towards the latter half of the year, newcomers with fresh investment capital fanned the flames of the already white-hot fundraising model.Throughout... Read more

3 Chinese Companies You Simply Can’t Ignore

You might think that the S&P500 is the only worthy candidate for your hard-earned capital, but think again. Actually, while S&P500 had a price return equal to 18.17% and a total return of 21.14% in 2017, the index was heavily outperformed by the emerging market index. This index rewarded its shareholder with an astonish... Read more
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Why Are Analysts Still Bullish on Intel Corporation (INTC)

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is in the news amid reports that the company is mulling over a bid to acquire Broadcom. The move comes amid Broadcom’s aggressive steps to acquire Qualcomm. Intel’s management is worried that a possible merger of Broadcom and Qualcomm would create an undisputed market giant.Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) fundamentals remain strong despite... Read more
Carl Icahn Hedge Fund

Carl Icahn’s Biggest Tech Stocks Holdings

Carl Icahn is fast becoming an undisputed guru of the US stock market. The billionaire is currently in the news after his rival Bill Ackman lost his bet against Herbalife. Icahn and Ackman had a long dispute over Herbalife, Icahn being bullish on the stock. Carl Icahn is also in the limelight these days... Read more

Forget Bitcoin: 4 Best Blockchain Stocks to Invest Right Now

Blockchain predates cryptocurrency by a big margin. The technology, which forms the basis of the modern cryptocurrency revolution, is here to stay forever. Blockchain is independent of the current turmoil in the Bitcoin. Blockchain technology is being used to solve major problems faced by humankind. That’s why it should be safer and more profitable... Read more
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Xiaomi to Partner on Pcs, Cloud Computing...

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Xiaomi have announced a partnership which will see the two tech firms deepen an established relationship in the areas of personal computer hardware, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. In a memorandum of understanding, the two firms have also pledged to evaluate avenues of collaboration in the future.Microsoft stands to benefit... Read more

Blackberry Ltd (BB) Resurgence Makes It a Must-Buy Stock for 2018

BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) stock has been resurgent over the last few months. The stock is up about 38% over the last six months. Statistics show that Blackberry’s transition away from smartphones and towards driverless cars and software is working. In the third quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2017, Blackberry raked in $190 million in... Read more
micro-chip and semiconductor manufacturers

Semiconductor Companies Are Not Just for Mining Cryptocurrency

If you are a “traditional” portfolio manager, or a retail investor looking for diversification, chances are that you first look at a specific sector, and then pick the best of breed players in that sector. There’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s another “indirect” way to play sectors you like, which may give your... Read more

Reclassification of the Merchant Category Code Between the Merchant and Visa...

Payment processors Visa Inc (NYSE:V) and Worldpay Inc (NYSE:WP) have announced that they will reverse duplicate transactions which were blamed for causing the unauthorized withdrawals to some users of Coinbase, a virtual currency exchange. Coinbase, which is based in San Francisco, California, is the leading exchange in the United States for the selling and... Read more