Tagged: stock market

Consumer Sentiment about State of UK Economy Echoes CFO Perceptions of External Uncertainty, Dropping Below 5 Yr Avg: Report

The team at UK-based Blend Network, a peer-to-peer lending platform, notes that the prospects of the United Kingdom’s macroeconomic environment are “becoming gradually more positive.” Blend Network writes in a blog post that the improvement is “reflected, among other factors, in job openings at a… Read More

Retail Investing App Robinhood to Acquire Say for $140 Million

Retail investing and trading service app Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) said it would acquire Say Technologies for $140 million in an all-cash deal. Founded in 2017 by Alex Lebow, Jeff Cruttenden, Julio Fredes,  Noah Kerner, and Zachary Hascoe, Say Technologies is a technology platform that empowers shareholders… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Prices Surge 13.4% YoY, the Largest Increase in 17+ Years

The team at UK-based P2P lender Blend Network notes that the Covid-19 pandemic may be subsiding, however, the “new normal” may not look the same as 2019. As noted by Blend Network, market participants are increasingly concerned about inflation, especially during recent months. The P2P… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Reports Investing Over $264M into a Diversified Portfolio this Year

At the beginning of 2021, the team at Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” had introduced an updated version of their proprietary fund infrastructure that “enabled the creation of a unified flagship product, which aims… Read More

Bitcoin has its First Down Month Since Sep 2020, Ethereum Surges Past $3,500 for New All-Time High: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading digital currency wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, notes that as the crypto-asset space exceeds the $2 trillion market value level, many people might be wondering just how much longer and higher will these prices go in… Read More

Kyle Sonlin: CEO at Security Token Market Discusses Potential Impact of Security Tokens on Global Financial System

We recently connected with Kyle Sonlin, CEO at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on supporting the nascent blockchain-based security tokens space. Sonlin explained how the global financial system is evolving rapidly and how security tokens can help streamline many traditional business processes. Sonlin… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Reports Investing Over $110M into 846 Rental Units during Q1 2021

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that their annual letter to investors (released in January 2021) had revealed that they rang in 2021 with an updated version of their proprietary fund infrastructure, “enabling the… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Explains how Long-Term Net Return Is Most Appropriate Way to Measure their Performance for Investors

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that it’s hard to imagine a single person or industry who may have been left untouched by the unprecedented events of 2020 (following the COVD-19 outbreak). Fundrise is… Read More

Stock Trading in Hong Kong has Increased Significantly Compared to Volumes Reported Recently by London Stock Exchange

Stock trading volumes in Hong Kong have reportedly increased by as much as 4x compared to those on London’s main stock exchange, as large tech stocks continue to attract investors from other jurisdictions. Some have referred to Hong Kong’s stock trading as the “Nasdaq of… Read More

P2P Property Lending Platform Blend Network Reports Strong Q4 2020, Says COVID Vaccine Announcement led to Stock Market Rally

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, notes in its latest monthly market pulse report that one of the very few, seemingly positive headlines of this year is Britain becoming the first country to license a “fully tested”… Read More

Blockchain enabled Security Tokens Outperformed the Average of Major US Indices including Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq in June 2020, Driven by Overstock

Jonah Schulman, head of marketing at Security Token Market, notes that the “main catalyst” for the substantial growth in the security token market, during June 2020, was the 96% surge in the Overstock (OSTKO) security token trading on tZERO. Schulman pointed out that at the… Read More

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Correlation with Gold Weakens, but Strengthens against S&P 500 Stock Market Index in June 2020: Report

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency’s correlation with gold has weakened following the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic uncertainty. However, the digital asset’s correlation with the S&P 500 stock market index appears to be getting stronger, according to research report from crypto exchange Kraken. Kraken Intelligence,… Read More

Shadow Banking In China: Tighter Regulations Slowing Core Alternative Finance Activity, But Others Expanding More Quickly, Says Moody’s

  Moody’s Investor Service on Monday said that tighter regulations in China, which is Aa3 stable, have been successful in slowing the growth of core “shadow banking” activity. However, other alternative banking activities have been expanding more rapidly–a situation akin to pushing down on an inflating air mattress and watching the surrounding space rise… Read More

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