Unbundling of Research costs from commissions could benefit Investors and Traders

Earlier we wrote of the changes beginning in the UK by the FCA to highlight the true costs of research for buy-side firms (which is also true for individual investors and traders).  Today we look at a similar story but from a different perspective – how will this unbundling potentially impact brokers and their research.  […]

How to manage the equivalent of 174 newspapers a day when trading and Investing

In 2011 The Telegraph wrote “If you think that you are suffering from information overload then you may be right – a new study shows everyone is bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day.”  How is an individual, financial advisor or even a growing asset management firm supposed to keep up […]

Does social media impact the stock markets?

In a recent article from The Trade over half of traders think that social media does impact the market.  In their article (“Half of traders say social media generates alpha”)they mention that over half of professional traders believe there is opportunity to capture alpha(essentially your risk adjusted return, see Investopedia for a more detailed definition) […]

Stock & News Research is Critical, Are You Effective?

As personal investors, traders & market participants we all have the responsibility of staying current with our market research. We know all too well the impact that a positive news article can have for a stock on our watch-list and the sting that a bad earnings call can leave on our portfolio. Momentum can change […]