Can Twitter (TWTR) Reinvent Itself

Twitter might well be the decliner with the highest growth rates on the US stock market. Opposed to a revenue growth of 48% during the last quarter, its share price has plummeted with over 35% since the start of the year. That has brought the company’s market value back to $10 billion, compared to an … Read more

Why PayPal Deserves A Place In Your Investment Portfolio

Forget about Apple Pay. According to a December survey by Retale, only 20% of US consumers prefer the payment service, a similar percentage as last year. 50% of consumers prefer PayPal’s mobile payment service, trumping consumer banks as well (27%). PayPal remains the leading digital wallet platform and its position gets stronger and stronger. During … Read more

How To Survive A Bear Market

The new year started really ugly for the stock market. The S&P 500 Index is down almost 10 percent since the start of the year and January hasn’t even finished yet. Since the high recorded in May 2015, the index declined 13% and that provokes market watchers to speak of a bear market unfolding. Analysts … Read more

Netflix World Domination

Netflix starts the year with a huge step towards world domination. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the online video streaming company surprised many by announcing it now offers its services in more than 190 countries. From previously 60 countries, almost all countries are now covered. Except for the Big One: China. Nevertheless, … Read more

“The Rule of 50%” Is A Great Indicator For Internet Stocks

Due to the rise of smartphones and tablets, a lot of internet traffic shifted from the traditional desktop towards mobile usage. However, a large number of internet companies struggle to monetize mobile traffic. Now, analysts of Deutsche Bank Markets Research found “The Rule of 50%” that helps explaining why a couple of internet companies turned … Read more

2016 Predictions: Election Takes, India To Buck Otherwise Negative Emerging Markets Tide

This article concludes the 2016 predictions series with views on politics and international affairs. Clinton Wins Primary Easily; Republicans To Have A Heated Convention Let’s dispense with the easy prediction first. Hillary will win the Democratic primary without issue. Bernie Sanders, as a self-avowed socialist, has failed to garner much support outside of his narrow … Read more