Source: shutterstock.com/T. Schneider Shares of Cathie Wood’s flagship exchange-traded fund (ETF), the ARK Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA:ARKK), are now down more than 60% year-to-date (YTD). Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve dealt another blow to markets by raising interest rates another 75 basis points and signaling for more raises in the future. In the meantime, Ark…

Since the start of 2021 Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) stock has lost one-third of its value. Shares that started the year over $90 trade today at around $60. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Blame is being assigned to CEO Bobby Kotick, and a long-running sexual harassment scandal he either ignored or covered up. The stock’s fall…

One of the hottest places to be in the investing world right now is the metaverse. Indeed, given how fast various stocks in the electric vehicle, tech, pharmaceutical and cryptocurrency sectors have run, that’s saying something. Simply put, metaverse stocks are the “in” investment many growth investors are watching. Source: Shutterstock This past month has…

The rebranding of Facebook into Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB) has generated significant interest in the metaverse, offering a new investment theme for Wall Street. The metaverse is an immersive, third-dimensional platform with a multitude of experiences that include games, social networks and shopping. In turn, the growing investor attention has recently fueled a rally in meta coins, or cryptocurrencies…

If hype is measured in values from 1 to 10, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock is at 11. The metaverse, a combination of artificial intelligence and virtual reality around which Facebook is rebuilding as Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB), is behind the latest move in Nvidia stock. Just since early October, NVDA is up nearly 50%. Shares are up…

Metaverse stocks have become one of the most widely-followed trends on Wall Street. Thanks to rapid progress in virtual reality technology and computing power, the metaverse space is slowly emerging from sci-fi novels and movies to become a reality. The metaverse is composed of digital online environments in which people can live, work and play.…

In the space where entertainment and innovative technology intersect, two companies are about to join forces. Unity Software (NYSE:U), a software and video game developer noted for its work within the areas of gaming engines and visual assets has announced its plans to acquire Weta Digital, the VFX (visual effects) company founded by celebrated film…

Casual onlookers may have a hard time digesting the broader implications of the virtual reality sector. Having personally stepped into the realm of digitalized ecosystems, I can tell you the practice takes some getting used to. At the same time, innovation is constantly moving forward, which makes the investment case for virtual reality stocks an…

Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, last year saw several highly anticipated initial public offerings, or IPOs. According to FactSet data, the volume of IPOs more than doubled from 2019, with 494 IPOs raising a combined $174 billion, setting new records on both counts. Last year saw the debut of Airbnb (NASDAQ:ABNB), Palantir (NYSE:PLTR), Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW),…

The S&P 500 notched another record high on Wednesday but failed to give bulls some much needed follow-through. It’s a waiting game through these slow summer trading sessions. Let’s look at some top stock trades. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Amazon Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has not performed well since reporting earnings in late July,…

Often referred to as “the metaverse,” the next evolution of the Internet is on the horizon. In the metaverse, people can replicate various aspects of the real world in a more tangible manner, including socialization, entertainment and e-commerce. So, in other words, they can interact both socially and economically — regardless of location. In turn,…

Why invest in startups? As I have mentioned in previous articles about startup investing, the advantages are many. One of the most notable for me is how the best startups give you the feeling of supporting a new vision, a bold business plan. They’re also a great way to diversify the portfolio as startup investing…

Love him. Hate him. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undoubtedly a smart dude. Source: Frederic Legrand – COMEO/Shutterstock.com He built a social media platform that, today, 2.9 BILLION people use every single month. It’s the largest and most widely used platform ever constructed in history – and Zuckerberg was its architect. So if you’re looking…

Reopening stocks have become choppy amidst a new surge in the Covid-19 delta variant, and it seems like tech stocks are back on the upswing. Along with waning worries about rising inflation, the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 could easily outpace other indices in the coming months as investors rotate toward growthy tech stocks. However, despite their long-term…

The year is 1950. The month is October. Alan Turing – the generational genius who cracked the Enigma code and helped end World War II – has just introduced a novel concept. It’s called the “Turing Test,” and it is aimed at answering the fundamental question: Can machines think? The world laughs. Machines? Think for…

Tech stocks had a miserable spring. Since February, tech stocks have been in a steep correction. Making matters worse, the rest of the stock market was strong, thus making the tech sector’s performance particularly dispiriting. In the bigger picture, tech’s setback makes some sense. Growth shares have been in a huge bull run for the…