A huge shout out to Tom, Kristi, Woody, Beth and the entire growing tastytrade crew in Chicago for their two recent awards, plus a new joint venture, and a new studio to house growing media production capabilities.
tastytrade, the world’s fastest growing online financial media company, was honored as the 2013 People’s Choice by Chicago Innovation Awards, recognizing the company’s groundbreaking work in financial media and technology. 30,000 votes were tallied for 100 finalists for People’s Choice (out of 562 nominations), and tastytrade emerged on top.
tastytrade was also awarded the Gold in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards competition for the most innovative small company in North America.
tastytrade CEO and thinkorswim founder, Tom Sosnoff is teaming up with Lightbank Founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky to bring option trading to millennials. dough, the newest software from the creators of tastytrade, uses elements of data visualization, mobile apps, web video, social networking and gaming.
“dough is more interactivity and a ton more scale,” Tom said. “We learned on tastytrade that investors will eat up content, but we’re still talking to a 50-year-old white male. thinkorswim scaled to 185,000 users in 10 years. We want to do that in a year or two. That’s why we went to Lightbank. They have proven with Groupon and Belly that they can scale.” Learn more about dough and read the full article in Crains Chicago Business.
Theresa Carey from Barron’s Electronic Investor signed on for the beta test of dough. Excerpts from the Barron’s story:
Dough acts as an analytical platform, helping you find profitable trades. It has six modules: a trading panel, a monitor of other traders, portfolio analysis, the Grid (which tracks stocks), an activity summary, and a trading journal. The interface guides you through constructing a trade, and is designed to show you the effect a trade will have on your portfolio. ”We designed dough to put the fun and the challenge back into finance. Regardless of age and domain experience, dough engages through investible content,” says Sosnoff.
Learn more about dough and read the full article in Barron’s.
Influence Consulting Clients Make News: Miguel Perez-Santalla, Vice President of BullionVault in New York appeared on CNBC “Street Signs” to debate the value of gold in a portfolio today. Miguel was joined byBill O’Neill of Logic Advisors. Miguel is bullish on gold. See excerpt from transcript on the show below video segment.
Miguel Perez-Santalla appeared on CNBC’s “Hard Money” today to talk about gold and the threat of a U.S. debt default.
The segment, below:
Tune in today at 3 PM ET for episode #5 of New York Markets Live. Miguel Perez-Santalla, Vice President of BullionVault, looks at the impact of trading gold and silver leveraged futures contracts on the NYSE exchange and the market price. What influence do these contracts have? What kind of liquidity does it represent in the marketplace? How many customers take delivery of these contracts? How does this impact the gold and silver price and your precious metals portfolio?
Influence Consulting Group clients make news: It’s summertime and the livin’ should be easy, but business is open and the markets are high. It’s been a busy few weeks for the Influence Consulting Group media department with clients appearing on several financial news shows, including “After the Bell” on Fox Business, “Money Beat” on WSJ Live, “Lunch Money” on Bloomberg TV, and “Taking Stock” With Pimm Fox and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Radio.
Popular Community Bank launched a new iPad app in the latest expansion to its mobile banking platform.
Simply amazing – dBray Media, a member of the Influence Consulting Group Partner Network, snagged the Amazing Kreskin as a new client. Kreskin was previously with Rubenstein and 5W. Why the switch? Maybe Kreskin sees something amazing happening with dBray. Kreskin appeared on The Tonight Show a record 61 times, and appeared numerous times on David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Howard Stern. He is still an active live performer, and appears regularly on WPIX in New York, and annually on Fox and CNN to give his New Year’s Predictions for the coming year.
In Episode #3 of New York Markets Live, 3 PM ET today, Miguel Perez-Santalla, Vice President of BullionVault, looks at the impact of technology on gold, silver, coins and other markets. More than $600,000 in gold was traded recently through a mobile app. Precious metals markets are now global, 24/7, easily accessible for buyers and sellers. How do these changes impact pricing and transparency for the private investor?
Is the idea of the 60/40 portfolio obsolete? CMG Capital Management Group CEO Stephen Blumenthal stopped by the Fox Business studio in New York to discuss ” how to modernize your portfolio allocations” with David Asman and Liz Claman on “After the Bell.”
Miguel Perez-Santalla, VP at BullionVault, hosts his second episode of New York Markets Live! today (6/28), 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET. The topic: The Fed and Gold.
Miguel is joined by Dr. Lawrence Parks, a leading proponent of “honest money” (gold and silver) to replace “fiat money” (such as U.S. paper currency). Dr. Parks has testified before Congress about monetary policy and is the author of several books that examine central banking systems.
Miguel-Perez Santalla talks to Ed Kershen of Equities.com at the Mining & Minerals Conference in New York. Miguel talks about BullionVault, the precious metals market, the benefits of holding physical gold for the retail investor, and why he believes gold will be stable and quiet in the near-term, and ready to pop over the long-term. “Prices drops are opportunities to buy,” says Miguel. See the Equities.com interview.