Financial Technology (otherwise known as FinTech), is drastically changing the way financial service firms operate and the way that the world of money functions; transforming the ways in which we transfer, borrow and manage our finances. Throughout the UK in particular, FinTech is growing in stature and popularity.
Learning and Investing
Trade shows are a part of most B2B and B2C marketing strategies and it can feel daunting having to stand up in front of a room full of people trying to sell your business. Share Talk attended the recent Master Investor and UK Investor shows and we certainly learnt a lot!
Here are some ways to make sure that you and your business stand out to capture the attention of potential customers.
How can finance become a better business partner through utilizing emerging technologies? Here are 7 recommendations on how to unlock finance’s potential.
“Watching neighbors get rich at the end of a bubble while you sit it out is pure torture”. Jeremy Grantham
Why be masochistic and sit out one of the greatest bull markets in history? If you have clear guidelines: milestones based on other bubbles such as stock markets in the 1920s and 1980s, then you can profit from both the bubble inflation and when it bursts. Like then, current stock market valuations are not sustainable. But, even with the anticipated Trump inspired increase in inflation, that doesn’t stop valuations going much higher before much lower. That is the nature of a bubble.
Many years ago, a remote and mountainous region in northwestern British Columbia gained considerable notoriety as an emerging mineral district. With a rich mining history, one of the world’s largest silver mines (Eskay Creek, discovered in 1988), and million ounce gold deposits – this area of incredible wealth became known as “The Golden Triangle”.
Investors know the NYSE as a home for the world’s most important blue chip stocks. Massive companies like Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon Mobil, and Coca-Cola are listed on the exchange along with roughly 2,400 other companies, and together they add up to an astounding $20 trillion in value.
But how do other exchanges around the world, such as the ones in Toronto or London, compare to the famed NYSE?
Natixis, have pioneered the first Blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform, built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric, allows major steps in a crude oil transaction to be digitized on the Blockchain, ensuring improved transparency, enhanced security, and optimized efficiency.
Bill Gates once famously said that we systematically overestimate the change that will occur in two years, while underestimating the change that will come in the next ten.
The ongoing conversation about the death of legacy media definitely fits that mold.
Saturday 25th March, the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, welcomed over 4,000 visitors to the UK’s largest event aimed at informing, inspiring and educating private investors. The Master Investor Show brings together private investors of all portfolio sizes to hear keynote talks from celebrity investors and gain access to new investment opportunities.
Today, Mark Johnson of “TheBizLounge” discusses his top & least favourite shares for the first quarter on this video.