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Archive Monthly Archives: October 2018

They Fill Your Inbox, but Not Your Portfolio

Investors have a big appetite for food delivery companies this year. The Wall Street Journal reports on Pitchbook data revealing that $3.5 billion has been invested in food and grocery delivery startups so far in 2018.If you follow The Spoon, then this news shouldn’t come as any real shock. We’ve been covering big money deals […]

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Big Swings and More Misses

China growth and financial market worries have morphed into the latest buzzkill for global investors, adding to a list that includes earnings jitters and rate-hike worries.A two-day rally sputtered out for the Shanghai Composite despite all the jawboning from Beijing officials, with an equity selloff spreading globally. That means a big haul of U.S. earnings […]

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New Kids On The Block

The nascent esports industry resembles the Wild West.Esports companies are constantly buying and selling teams and players to compete in the best leagues and build audiences on Amazon’s Twitch and Alphabet’s YouTube. Facilities are being built where gamers can train. It’s a shootout to see who can be the biggest and baddest brand. There are some […]

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Promises, Promises, Promises

​Oil prices fell drastically Tuesday morning despite Iran sanctions still looming over markets.- The rupture of Enbridge’s (NYSE: ENB) natural gas pipeline in British Columbia on October 9 disrupted the fuels market on the entire northwest coast of North America.- The interruption of gas flows into the U.S., in Washington State and Oregon, forced several […]

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Trump’s First Baby Drop

A three-week stock market sell-off may signal concerns that the massive stimulus from U.S. tax cuts and government spending will fade sooner than expected, a central issue for the Federal Reserve as it considers when to halt interest rate hikes.For now, a more than 7 percent fall this month in the S&P 500 index, which […]

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Virgin’s Hyper Loop in Saudi Crosshairs

Richard Branson has reportedly stepped down from the chairman role of Virgin Hyperloop One.In a statement, cited by Reuters, Branson said the company would require more time than he could devote to the company:At this stage in the company’s evolution, I feel it needs a more hands-on Chair, who can focus on the business and […]

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Buckle-Up and Enjoy the Ride

Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Golub says an upsurge in volatility may be feeding on itself, leading to further wobbles in a market that was on the verge of busting higher just weeks ago.In a research report distributed Monday called “U.S. Equity Strategy: Post Traumatic Volatility Disorder,” Golub says a resurgence of volatility is under way and […]

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Murder Was the Case That They Gave Him

The oil market has so far shrugged off rising U.S.-Saudi tensions over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by agents of the kingdom in Turkey, but the saga appears to be far from over.A chorus of U.S. lawmakers is questioning Saudi Arabia’s official story about the murder, raising the prospect of sanctions or a ban […]

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Pot Stocks Tumbling Alters Power Dynamics

Shares of major Canadian-listed cannabis companies extended their broad declines Monday as investors pull out of the volatile sector just a few days after recreational use was legalized in Canada.Legalization has not been kind to some of the country’s biggest names such as Canopy Growth Corp., Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Tilray Inc. which have seen […]

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Berkshire Hathaway of Pot Hits NYSE Tuesday

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) has confirmed that its shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Edmonton, Canada-based company, referred to in some circles as the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) of cannabis because of its successful track record investing in other firms, said its shares will trade under the ticker “ACB,” the […]

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