March 2017

Brexit triggered – how are UK businesses impacted?

May officially triggered Brexit this week and marked the beginning of two-year negotiations for Uk’s exit from the EU. Multiple negotiation outcomes are possible. But in the worst case scenario, if no agreement is reached, the trade would revert to… Continue Reading →

SEC’s Rejection of the Second Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The SEC yesterday rejected the SolidX ETF proposal, citing concerns relating to the possibility of market manipulation and difficulty in the regulation of the peer-to-peer network in overseas markets. It had earlier rejected the Winklevoss proposal for a Bitcoin ETF… Continue Reading →

Nike Earnings Report for Q3 – here is what to focus on

Nike will post Q3’17 earnings tomorrow. Despite being a dominant player in the sports apparel industry, the stock underperformed the S&P 500 index last year as it faced increasing competition from Under Armour (basketball shoes) and Adidas (fashion shoes). In… Continue Reading →

Resolute Forest Product (RFP): Cyclical, Out of Favour but 34% Owned by Prem Watsa

Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Michael Wiggins De Oliveira, and does not reflect the views of CityFALCON and its stakeholders. Resolute Forest Product (RFP) Date: 10/3/2017 Market Cap: ~ $400m Price per share: $4.50 Net debt: ~$761m EV:… Continue Reading →

China’s strong start in 2017 – does it indicate recovery?

China’s economy had a strong start in 2017. FA investment growth picked up, with private sector investment at a yearly high. And though falling auto sales drove retail sales growth numbers to below 10% for the first time since 2003,… Continue Reading →

16 Must Watch Movies For Traders And Investors

16 Must Watch Movies For Traders And Investors Not too long ago we reviewed what impact the hit film The Big Short can teach us about value investing here. The blog post prompted us to take a look at what other… Continue Reading →

Triggering Article 50 – implications for the UK market

The UK parliament has cleared the bill for Article 50. It is expected that PM Theresa May will officially begin Brexit negotiations with the EU by March end. What this means: 1) The legalities Despite gaining a 2-year timeline following… Continue Reading →

Oil sinks lower from supply woes – blip or downtrend?

WTI suffered its steepest one-day fall in 13 months on Wednesday and is now trading below $50. EIA report of record build in US inventories triggered the plunge. Rising shale oil production has been keeping a lid on oil prices… Continue Reading →

Polar Bear Pitching – CityFALCON Dream from an Ice Hole…Why, How, What’s Next?

The Polar Bear Pitch, held in Oulu, Finland in the dark cold days of mid-February, is an annual event for startups pitching their ideas for the chance to win the 10,000 euro prize and, more importantly, get coverage and interest… Continue Reading →

SnapChat IPO Price Trend. Will it Follow Google, Facebook or Groupon?

Summary of SnapChat IPO price trend so far: Post their IPOs, tech companies go through 4 phases: Euphoria, Pessimism, Optimism, and Realism. Snap Inc is obviously in the Euphoria stage. Price data of 7 big tech IPOs show that most… Continue Reading →

SNAP IPO – is the hype overshadowing the substance

Snapchat finishes its first day of trading on the NYSE at $24.48, about 44% higher than its price of $17, at a market cap of $28bn, Ok, the SNAP IPO is another tech mega IPO with a lot of expectations… Continue Reading →

The soaring US Stock Markets – is the rally sustainable?

Dow breached the 21000 mark for the first time today, S&P and Nasdaq hit record intraday highs post Trump speech. Overall, the US stock market s are up more than 10% post elections driven mainly by anticipation of “phenomenal” tax… Continue Reading →

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