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Why I wouldn’t want to be a bank in this market

As the late Rodney Dangerfield put it so eloquently, banks don’t get no respect in today’s market. It’s not that they haven’t tried. Post the 2007-2008 credit crisis, many of them have cleaned up their acts. they’ve stopped predatory lending (well, kinda) they’ve shored up their capital reserves (actually, they have to add another $68 billion against future … Continue Reading

Investing in students — with Pave’s Oren Bass

What do you get when you put the college debt problem together with crowdfunding? An entirely new investable asset, that’s what. Oren Bass, co-founder of Pave.com, joins be to talk about how crowdfunding has created an entirely new type of investment: people. Instead of shouldering hundreds of thousands of dollars of student debt early in … Continue Reading

Investing in distressed mortgages — with Jorge Newbery

The Internet is opening up all kinds of new investment opportunities that many of us didn’t have access to before. One way real estate investors have made lots of money over time was by investing in distressed mortgages. But for an individual to buy a single mortgage is pretty complicated, let alone risky. Jorge Newbery … Continue Reading

Stuck on publishing a book? Join us for the MEBINAR, Meb Faber talks publishing, books, and the investment field

Very excited to be hosting the MEBINAR — Mebane Faber joins me tomorrow for an intimate chat about his experiences with publishing investment books (the best selling, The Ivy Portfolio and new book, Shareholder Yield). Meb is a publishing powerhouse with a portfolio that includes one of the most downloaded whitepapers in history. What you’ll … Continue Reading

Update: Fintech M&A, circa 2013

From Berkery Noyes, an independent iBank with some great industry data, comes an update on mergers and acquisition activity in the fintech space. Q3 2013 KEY TRENDS Total transaction volume in Q3 2013 increased by 21 percent over Q2 2013, from 77 to 93. Total transaction value in Q3 2013 rose by 55 percent over Q2 2013, … Continue Reading

Digital subscribers surpass print at Financial Times

I remember during the Internet bubble, the financial media would look to bellweather stocks, like Cisco, to represent how the stock market was moving. The Financial Times (along with its stateside brother-from-another-mother, the Wall Street Journal) is a bellweather of financial media. So, when the venerable FT reaches an inflection point where its digital subscribers … Continue Reading

About Tradestreaming

Tradestreaming is a community of investors learning directly from experts. I’m Zack Miller, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Tradestreaming.com and I literally wrote the book on how to invest in the age of Facebook and Twitter. Tradestreaming is the resource I’ve created to help me become a better investor.  I believe it will help you … Continue Reading