The Frontier of Finance and Social Media
 
BreakingCall.com publishes podcasts and interviews about social finance and related topics. Our objective is to explore the frontier of investing, technology and social media. For more information about Brian Egger's new book, Social Media Strategies for Investing, please visit our author page on Amazon.com.
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  • Posted on 22-12-2014
    Refresher courses about money laundering aren’t enough. Wall Streeters needs a “deep dive” into data and crowdsourcing tools. Wall Street needs to reeducate itself about the meaning of continuing education. The way it’s handled now is misdirected and ineffectual. When most brokerage employees hear the phrase "continuing ed," they wince, because they associate the term with mandatory...
  • Posted on 18-12-2014
    Financial technology has brought about sweeping changes in the way business is conducted. Social finance is one fintech sector that clearly hit its stride in 2014. Dynamic growth opportunities are emerging in other corners of the fitnech world. Several important startups have developed new payment technology systems geared towards businesses that process small-denomination transactions. The...
  • Posted on 09-12-2014
    Newcomers to the world of social finance – whether they be tech entrepreneurs or non-financial professionals – are often surprised by the apparent willingness of analysts and traders to share their ideas with other online community members. They're skeptical because they can't understand why sophisticated investors would trust the input of someone else who'd be willing to share their best...
  • Posted on 03-12-2014
    For years, financial market observers and participants have voiced skepticism about whether the cacophony of messages on social media can tell us anything useful about stocks. For those who are skeptical about whether social media is relevant to investing,  I would argue that the term "social media" is destined to become an anachronism. What many of us would label "social media" will become...
  • Posted on 01-12-2014
    Last week, I met with Igor Gonta, the CEO and founder of MarketProphit. The New York City-based fintech startup draws on data from Twitter to analyze real-time market sentiment. However, it does so in a unique way: the firm assigns scores to financial bloggers, based on the “track record and accuracy of [their] stock calls.” The MarketProphit platform identifies which financial bloggers...
  • Posted on 27-11-2014
    India ushered in economic reforms in 1991, which, among other things, facilitated the entry of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) into Indian stock markets. While government-owned mutual funds were already in existence, private sector mutual funds entered the fray. Subsequently, a number of India-dedicated exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were launched by foreign fund houses.  ETF...
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The Frontier of Finance and Social Media. The landscape for stock analysis has also been altered by the convergence of technology, social media, and finance. In just the last few years, several important developments have revolutionized the way information is distributed and stocks are traded on Wall Street ... Read more