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Tag Archives: invest

Investing in the next mashup

Technology continues to run riot over a variety of industries.  Nowhere has that been felt as acutely as in the music industry.  Apple’s ($AAPL) iTunes may have changed the distribution model (selling over $1B in the last financial quarter alone), basically unbundling CDs and selling individual songs a la carte. Music, it is a changin’ … Continue Reading

Financial voyeurism and the tradestream

Voyeurism drives a lot of our activities online.  Admit it — you’ve definitely googled or facebooked an old friend with no intention of reconnecting.  You just wanted to peer into their lifestream. Venture Capitalist Michael Eisenberg told me once that many of today’s successful online businesses are winners because they incorporate some level of voyeurism. … Continue Reading

Recording the future using social media to predict it (podcast)

This week’s podcast contains a great conversation with Evan Sparks of Recorded Future on this week’s Tradestreaming Radio. Evan and Recorded Future are working to bring analysis of social media chatter to a whole ‘nother level.  Combining sophisticated linguistical analysis and a solid background in devising investment strategies (Evan worked as a quantitative equity analyst previously), … Continue Reading

Tradestream now available for the Kindle

After Tradestream was published in hardcover (affiliate link), I’ve received a lot of requests for a version compatible for the Kindle.  After all, the book is about leveraging social media to become better investors — why shouldn’t it be available in digital format? Agreed — and now Tradestream is available for the Kindle.  Check it … Continue Reading

Letter to the Google founder dudes

Wassup, Larry and Sergey. Nice earnings last night.  26% growth, over $8b in the quarter.  Not too shabby.  I’m taking my $GOOG stock to the bank. Oh, also, cool what you did to the “supposed” adult supervision afforded by (well, ex-) CEO Eric Schmidt.  It’s pretty sick how Larry just wrested control away from him … Continue Reading

Bond rater, heal thyself. If not, we’re bringing in new goons

The WSJ has an interesting article on a relatively new player to the bond rating game, Kroll.  If you’re asking yourself, is that the same Kroll that ran a global private security organization?  Uh-huh.  I think the world is ready for a little smackdown in sovereign debt ratings. According to the article, Jules Kroll created … 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