Insights

Our take on the latest trends and activity in the world of finance, technology, and beyond.

December 5, 2017

Net Neutrality – FCC on Ctrl+Z Mode

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced they will vote on December 14, 2017, to suspend the landmark Obama-era regulation that ensures equal access to the Internet […]
February 22, 2017
Higher interest rates ahead

Interest Rates… What Goes Down Must Come Up

Before the financial crisis, information about global central bank meetings was of moderate interest and included some basic news and research reporting on the event and […]
October 26, 2016
Using qualitative research to avoid the value trap

Avoiding the Value Trap Through Qualitative Research

Since the end of the 2008 financial crisis, growth stocks have soared spectacularly and value stocks have remained relatively cheap. Coupled with a steady uptick in […]
July 11, 2016
Brexit

Q2 2016 Market Insights: Brexit Impact

While the second quarter of 2016 saw a continued rebound from the drop in the markets we experienced in the first quarter, the dominating story of […]
June 29, 2016
AlphaSense Blog - Brexit

Brexit Insights Found on AlphaSense

The old adage, “markets take the stairs up and the elevator down,” certainly seems appropriate in light of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU, […]
May 3, 2016
Cuba

Breakthrough with Cuba, What Happens Next?

Editor’s Note: Since we originally published this post, President Obama has visited Cuba, and as of May 2, 2016, a U.S. cruise ship with 700 passengers […]
April 19, 2016
Preannouncing

Preannouncing Financial Results – Part II: So You’re Going to Preannounce – Now What?

This is Part II of our preannouncement series based on AlphaSense research. Today we focus on the qualitative discussion of the results in earnings preannouncements and […]
April 12, 2016
Fintech

Does Invest-Tech Have a Place in a Fintech-Funded World?

If you haven’t yet heard, there is currently quite a bull market in all things Fintech-related. Every day, there’s a new headline proclaiming how the newest […]
March 1, 2016
Preannouncing

Preannouncing Financial Results – Part I: Analyzing AlphaSense Research

To preannounce or not to preannounce: Surely that is the question that stumps many management teams during the quarterly earnings cycle. There are several reasons for […]
December 8, 2015

Holiday Shopping Gone Digital

With the holiday season in our midst, many consumers took advantage of sales and special offers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Although consumers are eager […]
November 3, 2015
Aging Population

The Aging Population

Between now and 2050, the United States will see a significant increase in its older population segment. This should come as no surprise, as the baby […]
October 14, 2015
AlphaSense Blog - minimum wage

Minimum Wage: As Pressure Mounts, Who Are Winners? Impacts?

While the federally mandated minimum wage continues to stand at $7.25 per hour, more than half of the states and the District of Columbia have set […]
September 15, 2015
Smart Home

The Smart Home: Believe the Hype

With the “Internet of Things” (IoT) era taking off, more of the items in our daily life are becoming connected together. This year, SAP ($SAP) described the […]
September 1, 2015
Viral

Viral Effect of Avian Influenza

The recent avian flu outbreak has affected over 48 million birds worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with roughly 35 million of those being […]
August 18, 2015
Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre? The Coming Tourist Revolution

As of several weeks ago, the U.S. flag is once again flying high in Havana, following the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the […]
August 11, 2015
U.S. Dollar

Impact of U.S. Dollar Strength

The strengthening of the U.S. dollar has been a highly covered topic in the news this year. The dollar has been on an upward trend against […]