Category: Fintech

China Bans Crypto Transactions

China Bans Crypto Transactions

China today outlawed digital currency transactions as it ramps-up its digital Yuan effort. Our guess - as we previously wrote - is that the Fed will take similar action once it rolls out the digital USD. Read more about China's actions HERE. Related TEK2day reports & articles: article: A Digital Dollar Is Comingarticle: The Fed … Continue reading China Bans Crypto Transactions

Automating The IPO Process

Automating The IPO Process

Founded in 2017, Capital Markets Gateway ("CMG") is working to automate the IPO process, an effort that is long overdue. CMG was highlighted in today's WSJ. The firm's platform aggregates data from issuers, underwriters and investors and provides real-time information and analytics to users that otherwise would be aggregated, error checked and tabulated by hand. … Continue reading Automating The IPO Process

TEK2day Podcast Ep. 441: Insurers & Alternative Asset Investing with SS&C Technologies

TEK2day Podcast Ep. 441: Insurers & Alternative Asset Investing with SS&C Technologies

We published our TEK2day Spotlight report - The Evolving Insurance Industry - a few weeks ago. We hosted a follow-up podcast episode with two of the SS&C Technologies (ticker: SSNC), executives that were involved with that effort. You may view the video podcast at the YouTube link below. If any difficulties, simply visit CEORater's YouTube … Continue reading TEK2day Podcast Ep. 441: Insurers & Alternative Asset Investing with SS&C Technologies

Fed Officials Trading Behavior Is Disappointing, Not Surprising

Fed Officials Trading Behavior Is Disappointing, Not Surprising

One would think Fed officials would have the common sense to not trade in stocks at a time when the Fed's heavy hand dominates the capital markets. Fundamentals have mattered little since April 2020 as a result of the Fed's ultra-dovish monetary policy. Yet as reported by the Wall Street Journal certain Fed officials engaged … Continue reading Fed Officials Trading Behavior Is Disappointing, Not Surprising

Is State Street Lost At Sea?

Is State Street Lost At Sea?

If reports are true State Street has lost its way. If State Street (ticker: STT), CEO Ron O'Hanley truly hired Goldman Sachs to help he and the Board think through corporate strategy the company is toast. Any CEO who trusts his company to outsiders has lost his way. Did State Street truly need Goldman Sachs … Continue reading Is State Street Lost At Sea?

A PayPal, Interactive Brokers Transaction

A PayPal, Interactive Brokers Transaction

What could a PayPal, Interactive Brokers transaction look like? With inflated valuations all-stock deals have become more popular. A traditional, all stock acquisition of Interactive Brokers by PayPal (tkr: PYPL), certainly could happen. However, our preference would be for a "NewCo" structure whereby PayPal would own the NewCo business, or at least own a majority … Continue reading A PayPal, Interactive Brokers Transaction

Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Should PayPal (tkr: PYPL), want to have a retail trading product, Interactive Brokers (tkr: IBKR), is the answer. IBKR is the one retail trading platform that puts technology and user security first. In our view a "technology first" trading platform that emphasizes cybersecurity should be table stakes today but unfortunately is not so among trading … Continue reading Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Leveraging The Fed’s Digital Dollar

Leveraging The Fed’s Digital Dollar

The Fed's digital U.S. Dollar will happen. The question is which FinTech firms and traditional Financial Institutions will best leverage it. The Fed will quickly become a FinTech firm and Consumer Depository Institution of primary importance once it goes live with its digital U.S. Dollar. A whole new slate of FinTech firms will rise, building … Continue reading Leveraging The Fed’s Digital Dollar

Our View On Fed Tightening and M&A

Our View On Fed Tightening and M&A

Our view is that the Fed will only truly pursue an extended tightening course (full wind down of QE followed by rate hikes), if price inflation continues to where the Biden Administration feels it will cost the Democrat Party in the 2022 mid-term elections and/or hurt Biden's chances for re-election in 2024. The Fed is … Continue reading Our View On Fed Tightening and M&A

Cult of CEO Personality

Cult of CEO Personality

A CEO's personality offers insights into how that CEO leads his/her company. For example, NLP techniques applied to earnings call transcripts uncover CEO personality attributes that speak to a propensity for undertaking unnecessary risk. For example, Tesla CEO Elon Musk scores low in a couple of key areas (analysis HERE), such that his "outside the … Continue reading Cult of CEO Personality