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Sergey Savastiouk
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Feb 26, 2021
What’s the Difference Between Fintech and Techfin?

What’s the Difference Between Fintech and Techfin?

Fintech’s disruptive potential cannot be understated. Recent analyses from the US Treasury Department and KPMG (the creator of the vaunted, twice-yearly “Pulse of Fintech” report) have offered a rosy outlook for the space, which continues to threaten the way traditional financial institutions do business.

But for all the talk of creating a new financial paradigm, increasing numbers of companies are seeing the value of collaboration with fintech as a path to growth. This allows banks and fintech firms to leverage each other’s strengths – banks offer brand recognition, established trust, experience operating at scale and with regulatory compliance, plus ample capital. Fintech firms bring creativity, agility, digital infrastructure, and a customer-first mindset to the table – while mitigating their weaknesses (and avoiding direct competition). Traditional financial institutions can transcend their legacy systems, while fintech firms can scale profitably in ways previously elusive – assuming both parties can get out of each other’s way.

Meanwhile, a new type of service called techfin offers a new, different type of disruptive potential. Techfin describes a technology company who finds a better way to deliver financial products as one of their many offerings. Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple fall under this umbrella, reaping the advantages of their existing infrastructure. Fintech, on the other hand, typically refers to a non-traditional financial service that uses digital technology to provide a better experience (think Tickeron, PayPal or Venmo). Traditional banks can also offer fintech services (for example, through now-ubiquitous mobile banking apps) without truly being a fintech firm.

Techfin companies leverage their technical faculties to create a competitive advantage. In the era of big data, these companies use their skills in data collection and analysis to identify problems, build personalized solutions, and increase engagement, all in real-time. They are already digital and efficient, with large customer bases; most importantly, they have the brand recognition enjoyed by the biggest names in banking. That built-in trust means consumers are willing to take a chance on techfin financial products, all of which are built on the foundation of a superior technical experience.

Consumers are the ultimate winners in the competition between fintech and techfin, regardless of how the competition unfolds over time. Traditional institutions that can leverage the power of digital solutions will find success with customers who demand frictionless banking; technology companies with existing advantages can provide excellent financial services directly to their existing customers. They are two sides of the same coin – and customers continue to reap the benefits.
 

Tickeron is a Fintech Company with Artificial Intelligence-Powered Trade Ideas

Hedge funds and large institutional investors have been using Artificial Intelligence to analyze large data sets for investment opportunities, and they have also unleashed A.I. on charts to discover patterns and trends. Not only can the A.I. scan thousands of individual securities and cryptocurrencies for patterns and trends, and it generates trade ideas based on what it finds. Hedge funds have had a leg-up on the retail investor for some time now.

Not anymore. Tickeron has launched a new investment platform, and it is designed to give retail investors access to sophisticated AI for a multitude of functions:

  • Finding stock patterns in the market
  • Finding trends in the stock market
  • Testing portfolios to see if they are well-diversified
  • Back-testing statistics to see how different stock patterns generated trading results
  • Making Predictions for price movements in the future, with “A.I. Rank” and level of confidence in the trade.

And much more. No longer is AI just confined to the biggest hedge funds in the world. It can now be accessed by everyday investors. Learn how on Tickeron.com.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.