Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cryptocurrency - How to profit from digital revolution?

This article will be an informative topic and very interesting as the research done on this topic is more than 3 years. Let's start.

What is going on? What is cryptocurrency? How do you catch the wave?

This whole cryptocurrency thing is still new for many and lot of them are still skeptic about it, June 2017 the market cap for cryptocurrencies combined together is $100 billion in the market. 

What is Bitcoin? A type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

How was it created? A software developer called Satoshi Nakamoto proposed bitcoin, which was an electronic payment system based on mathematical proof. The idea was to produce a currency independent of any central authority, transferable electronically, more or less instantly, with very low transaction fees.

Block Chain: A digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.

But where is the money? This is interesting.

Bitcoin is one of the currencies that have been noticed by the industry leaders and have been discussing more and heavily about it. In order to catch the wave, there are underlying currencies which have been derivatives of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is hard to catch trending at close to $3000 a piece at the peaks. 

You still have ways to get in started. First, you have to understand where the trading happens, Coinbase is one of the platforms which lets u buy and sell. Open your account in few simple steps. this is my referral link to Coinbase. It's secure and operated by the US-based firm.

once the account is opened you will have to submit your details. Once confirmed you could transfer money from your bank account and transact.

once logged in you will see 3 options. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin. Ethereum was trading at $30 a month back now is at $315.00 went up till $400. Litecoin was at $10 last month now is at $40.

The good part of trading cryptocurrencies they are open 24 by 7. You are your own master skilled trader. You don't have to wait for exchanges to open or close.

how many cryptocurrencies are there? the answer is 1100+. 
where do I find them?  is one of the places you will find the list.

The whole concept is catching up and new, the information here is purely based on self-study and articles from the internet.

Best wishes
Jay Raghupathruni
Trend prediction is my hobby

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most Wanted Commodity is not oil anymore this last quarter of 2014

Dated 12/17/2014

                 Crude oil the most loved commodity in the world, many wars have been waged and cities built for this great viscous liquid. This last quarter of 2014 things have turned to south as the OPEC stood on its feet to make sure the production goes on irrespective of the prices. 

                 Saudi Arabia is the largest producer standing at spot 1 , trailing behind is United States of America in 2nd and Russia in 3rd positions as of Year 2014. 

Today's crude prices.

               Whole jest of this discussion is to identify the companies in US that are in a region of mid to small level oil producers and having impact on their production and pricing stratergies. Many of these companies are setting foot on the ground scenarios where they work with lenders and part of the well or equipment is shared on profit basis. As the prices go up or down there is a direct impact on their production and operations. 

             The stocks of these firms have been brutally shorted and abused to the core that some have taken some serious dough out of this panic scenario. As a consumer driving around feeling good that gas prices are around $2.67 range in the city of woonsocket, RI. Feels happy at the gas station. At the same time as a investor in these mid cap firms hoping the crdue to shoot up. 

           There are always derivative firms that are impacted for no reason of the slump in oil.       Derivative firms are those who might have been directly or indirectly related to the production of oil. Oil drilling firms (MPO) , shipping firms (NM, EGLE, DRYS), oil distributors, Transporters. When the prices have fallen down there is a heavy buy potential for these stocks, but at the same time there is a thin line between buying a company at the lowest versus company about to go belly up. As a investor, what do you really do at this scenario ?

          As always said, anyone can buy stock and make money, it is not when you buy it is when you sell, but in this scenario it is when to buy. Tough to make decision, back of your mind you are saying, Hey!! it is not the firm's fault it is the overall oil as commodity, but you are also capturing the thought that these companies are running from the loans given by the lenders and lender can pull plug anytime when they feel that the catastrophy is coming soon. The prices and the scenario recollects the fall of financial industry back in 2008. 

           The brave have always risen, if you feel you are not ready to put in one put in two or three. Give benefit of doubt and take a buy interest in your favorite oil company, you never know you will be counted as the oil tycoon soon.

Best wishes!! Make Money !! The slumps in overall commodity is a rare pheonomena happens every few years. You will be in a win win situation . 

Jay Raghupathruni 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gene in the bottle (Alibaba IPO) is OOOUT and Flying

Much anticipated IPO Alibaba founded by Jack Ma (English Teacher) from China Mainland. Initial days of Alibaba Yahoo invested in Alibaba @25% . Current evaluation of the Firm is sized at 190 billions (Fluid estimate), growing faster than anyone can imagine. 

If amazon is the biggest online retail traded firm, Alibaba is combination of 9 amazons. Imagine that.

Actual companies List, Please find below.

It's a very good concept of Business to Business model spread in combination of countries and territories. Alibaba's 1 day sale over the period of 24 hours ($5.75 Billion). Potential for Yahoo is way more .

I believe there is a tremendous amount of growth for this stock . Alibaba's growth oriented management is doing great wonders with the business model and acquiring strong leaders.

Alibaba's Corporate mission :

  1. Client First
  2. Employee Second
  3. ShareHolders Third 
The thing that is impressive from the founder is he says I want every one wealthy trust us, and one more thing observed his 6000 of his employees/associates are becoming millionaires from this IPO.

I feel if Client and Employee Happy, Obviously shareholder don't have to worry about the management.

Things are looking exciting for the online retail industries with a potential reach to more audiences as the smart phone market tied up to Mobile commerce, process of buying and selling is click of button away.

Alibaba's 15 year back start has long ways to go --

Wish you best all share holders.

Note ** Opinions are purely personal :) You earn am happy, you loose am with you too 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Twitter IPO , are you IN or OUT ??

One More Social Media Mogul going into the Public Trading Space -- woot woot ( I Choose this color because it's the time to Twitter)

Twitter filed to SEC on this day of Friday 13th September 2013, Hushed up all the way until today about going public., Wow!! what a way Twitter does things amazed by the way they keep things under control and not get the proto types get leaked, Sorry!! They don't make products, Apple does , My Silly Jokes .. Sorry!! for the Interruption. Back to Twitter and doing things they do it, They have been talks going public way long back when I did not even have a gmail account, Sorry!! Twitter is not that old, pretty much way back from now.

Operations, Twitter is mass communicating messaging system with options to post pictures, Tony Wiener did once, still haunting him., Sorry!! about that posting pictures thing Mr. Wiener  It's powerful, It has the potential to move Stock Markets, shake regimes, bring people to send messages to the world with  one tweet. 

Audience ranging from celebrities to any one who has  a gps device (one more unintended joke) , any one who has a mobile phone with active connection. Potential is huge the market is still getting used to tweeting, the creators of this humongous platform have found ways to nestle their business plan between the daily user activity and mobile platform, ads and tweets that are customized to be a promotion and revenues from product makers.

Long run vision, I can guess not be sure about, growth is related to mobile usage totally, If only Twitter could make their business strategy to capture all that businesses could provide and connect business to consumer they could access tons of Money from direct source being the only medium as of now that could directly talk to each other via twitter. MOBILE is what they should be capturing. 

Groupon,Facebook,Yelp, LivingSocial, all do the same, But Twitter has more mojo to what they can do with what they have, You know what 10 billion dollar evaluation is what every Pre-IPO evaluators are looking at 670 million dollars in revenue (not confirmed). for a 670 million dollar company in the market evaluation the stocks currently are trading at 25-30 dollar range, I believe they would be launched at the same range, I can be wrong. I am a normal twitter user with a fan following of 60+ but who cares join me @ my twitter handle.

As I always say, buy and see, If gained happy for you, If lost you are with me . Your decision is final.

Monday, May 20, 2013

I believed in the Saying "Find , Where you Lost" , FNMA & My Story

Way back 2009, I started my stock trading with Fannie Mae stocks, I traded when the stock was around 23 dollars , which I felt was the 52 week low, I was in impression as any mediocre Investor would be, Thinking it is too big to go lower than that, At the same time I was facing financial troubles with Job slipping away from my hand, and a heavy mortgage, As much I was a fighter to hold what I had I was seeing my financial situation slip away from me, hoping to cash in some gains out of my savings, I started to put in more in Fannie Mae all my analysis was going wrong markets were out of control, then I got so annoyed and angry  that I wrote this article back in 2010, venting my anger that I will not buy any more of Fannie Mae.

If you want to hear me sob, read this post.

Continuing my regular life , moved into rental place after letting my possession of dream home, I compromised with life and downgraded myself. It's too big to hold for me at that moment of time, as things moved my investments in Tech stocks and other investments got me some liquid to hold on to, Like it or not the pretty anchors, the bald guys, the tuxedo news reader who read what the market can be with out thinking much speak to us, not all that comes out their mouth is true.,  Hoping to get zest of what they say, back of my mind I was always wandering about housing situation, as old sayings said, when It will fall It will bring everything down with it, but when It raises It will pull some of the hardworking with it.

Back to my article, last few months back I made a gut choice to pull in 10k of stocks for .39 cents, hoping I will loose all of it, Few weeks passed I for once was  amazed the return from a trade, when going gets tough, tough get going -- I will not loose trust on the fundamentals that made USA strong, I am an immigrant but have lot of respect for this country.

This is 2013 May 22nd, I hope to predict there is bright future for Housing market and US Economy showing a very positive sign,

With Love best wishes

Do you want to read about Ford ? And the Trade I did -- write your comments (Go Green :P)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tsunami Rise in Stock Markets - better Ride the wave

I wrote when the markets were about going down in 2008, now am writing in 2013 , whole 5 years later. As some one told me every 5 years there is a recession in US, I believe what they meant is every 5 years there is a change in markets, starts with down time and eventually peaks out.

Understanding Sine curve if you are investor, you can play with your investments in favor of you. 

When in Rome, be a Roman., Old saying which makes sense if you follow the one liner literally. How it affects our topic here is , current situation (May 2013) is a rising market, every week ever day has been a record -- what it means is heavy Bull Market. Riding wave like a surfer is a best bet, you should be able to guess which wave to tag along, Your gains might be small if you take a small wave still better than loses.., 

Are you settled for less, If yes you are in right playground. Unlike who is hungry and want to be a player, Casino Royal -007., You are up for big profits betting the market.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Facebook IPO - Did you makeup your mind yet ?

Facebook IPO - Going live in a week,  what is that have to do with you ? You must be  curious george as me, be part of the hype or stay away from the burn...

Facebook: My  version:  A popular dot com for social activities, famous for wall, concept got popular when friends could write on each others wall and other friends in the list would know what is going on with others, because other friends knew what's going on, their friends wanted to be your friends, as this multiplications started, facebook developers thought to put a suggestion from their end, Hey!! add this guy/gal you might know her and this became a big hit with users joining referring each other. Totally forget the most popular feature is Facebook does not strictly keeps track of user activity,  who viewed your profile , how many times ?

History on Google IPO:  Popular search engine provider when started, people had a very strong skepticism, how will they make from search engine alone, so as the time speaks we now see google is leaps and bounds ahead in everything and anything, so who is the winner here, always the casino wins, so skeptics loose again. 

Facebook IPO : where there is Juice(Money), There are ants., one old saying in India converted to english.

Dealing with billions, when they can acquire that much, the operating expense, maintaining servers with work force management is the only major expenses.

  • Will attract half of the staff from major search engine
  • Acquistions, mergers, patent buying, online sales,app development

Facebook  Advantage :
 Millions of users, demographic user base :: young crowd with lots of time, life is facebook for people who are constantly updating their personal activities from announcements.,  demographic base is strictly for fun crowd, so if you are one of the facebook users who said, I stopped facebooking, you are not alone, but Facebook is not for those who could not use it to the fullest.

  • Branchout derived from Facebook (Job networking site) (Similar startups utilizing FB)
  • Online game players (Farmville, few)
  • Events, groups, business promotions, single user sign integration to any application

Facebook  Dis-Advantage :
  1. New competition site with enhanced privacy protection
  2. Previous networking sites history
  3. Management - very early to say they have best management or not

Facebook  (BUY-HOLD-SELL)  :  I will say to myself Buy if it's in the range of  IPO pricing...,
I am not promoting Facebook, so you make money you keep it, you loose money you caught a falling me..:) ---

 Let me do this last, May 10th 2012, this write up is pre IPO .... so just don't go bananas, It's personal opinion, if you are reading after Post IPO and you made tons of regrets already for not buying or over buying ...