Market Recap with Jiazi
Dec04

Market Recap with Jiazi

Macro Update on Oil, U.S. Job Market, Stocks and Bonds Markets, and China   On Oil: On Nov 30, 2016, oil prices rose more than 9%, as investors were hoping a deal determined by major oil-producing nations would help oil prices break out from a punishing slump, which has lasted over two years. The percentage gains were the biggest for U.S. and international crude prices since February. The Brent global benchmark broke above $50 a...

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Understanding ETFs: What Do You Need to Know?
Nov27

Understanding ETFs: What Do You Need to Know?

  One of the best ways to begin investing in stocks – or to add diversity and depth to your current stock investing strategy – is with exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. Since their arrival in the early 1990s, ETFs have soared in popularity with the average investor. Whether for a retirement fund, an investment portfolio or a college fund for a growing young investor, ETFs offer a remarkable hedge against risk, provide...

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Investing 101: How to Beat the Market
Nov13

Investing 101: How to Beat the Market

Any Investor’s Dream is to Beat the Market, but Only a Handful Actually Do It. If you’re already rich, you could shove your money into a hedge fund and hope for the best, after their ridiculous fees that is. But not even the black-box trading hedge funds are a sure thing. The average return of hedge funds in 2013 was a meager 9.1% compared to the S&P500’s 17.8%.   So How Do You Beat the Market Then? Well,...

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Market Recap with Jiazi
Nov06

Market Recap with Jiazi

Macro Update On U.S.   U.S. real GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.9%[1] in the third quarter of 2016, as compared to the 1.4%[2] increase rate in the second quarter. The latest U.S. inflation rate is 1.5%[3] through the 12 months ended September 2016, as published on October 18, 2016; the rate could give the Fed confidence that inflation is to reach the bank’s 2% target. Real disposable personal income increased 2.2%[4] in...

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Fitbit Analysis ahead of Q3 Earnings 2016
Nov02

Fitbit Analysis ahead of Q3 Earnings 2016

Fitbit will report their earnings after the markets close today. They will most probably beat their expectations and it won’t affect the stock price a single cent. However, there are something that will. Let me explain. Let’s start with the expectations for the quarter: Company’s Expectations For This Quarter Outlook and Guidance Fitbit’s outlook for the third quarter of 2016 is as follows: Revenue in the range of...

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Recap: Live Q&A with Alex from our Wall St HQ
Oct30

Recap: Live Q&A with Alex from our Wall St HQ

In case you missed out on our very fist SprinkleBit Webinar, here is your chance to catch up! On Thursday, Alex sat down and answered some of the questions you guys have been sending us. During this 30 minute Q&A session we covered many questions frequently asked by new traders and investors. Skip the first 5-minutes and you will be taken right to the good stuff.   In this video Alex answers: 1. I would like to know the best...

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