Market Insights


Has the pandemic setup another Roaring Twenties? 1920 vs. 2020

Unsurprisingly after such uncertainty in 2020, there is a wide dispersion of forecasts for 2021, from boom to bust. Jim Cramer and others expect a boom...


Is Salesforce buying Slack?

The giant cloud software company is working on a deal to acquire the messaging company. According to people familiar with the matter, this would be one of the biggest software transaction ever.

16 September 2020

Fed meeting & Buffett-backed Snowflake IPO

For this day ahead I’ll be focused on potentially the biggest software IPO ever – Snowflake as well as the Federal Reserve rate decision and UK CPI data.


6 Reasons Softbank's ‘Nasdaq whale’ trading strategy made $4 billion

This is a deep dive into Japanese conglomerate Softbank’s ‘Nasdaq whale’ strategy, which appears to be one of the principal causes of the summer 2020 melt-up and subsequent drop in tech stocks.


Ant Group’s IPO: potentially the biggest in history

If Chinese billionaire Jack Ma already broke the record for the biggest IPO with Alibaba - $25 billion in 2014 – he could very well surpass it yet again with Ant Group’s IPO.


Emerging Tech Series: Secretive Palantir is going public

Secretive big data and analytics start-up Palantir, co-founded by Peter Thiel, said late Monday it has confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. Palantir's leaked IPO paperwork gives a look into ...


Emerging Tech Series: Airbnb has filed confidential IPO paperwork

What a difference a few months makes! Home-rental company Airbnb Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has confidentially filed for an initial public offering. Airbnb had plans to go public earlier this year, but an IPO was put on hold as the ...


Emerging Tech Series: Canoo plans to go public later this year

Joining the wave of companies chasing Tesla’s success, Electric-vehicle startup Canoo announced yesterday that it will go public at an estimated $2.4 billion valuation later this year. Like some other new entrants, Canoo will use an unusual ...