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Tipping the IceBerg in Fintech and Payments

We truly seem to be tipping the proverbial iceberg when it comes to fintech and payments globally. Innovation for mobile and online commerce sees to be continuing to drive this rapidly changing landscape. In fact, eMarketer “estimates sales will top $27 trillion in 2020” which...

Do You Believe In Limitless Economic Growth?

I believe in limitless economic growth or at least a great deal more than we have been currently experiencing. Regardless, as all of you know that have read Vista Partners most recent February 2017 Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, we are immediately and over the foreseeable...

High School Makes a Cool $24M on SNAP

Wow! Bloomberg reported that a Silicon Valley Catholic High School made a $15k investment in Snap, Inc., which completed an amazing $3.4B IPO yesterday and is now trading under the symbol SNAP. This investment has apparently made the high school $24M. Silicon Valley High School...

Yellen a Smellin’ A March Rate Hike!

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has squarely stated that a rate hike in March is on the table. So it would seem that we are going to see our third rate hike since the world changed as a result of the financial crisis. So markets should...

Vista Partners “Number of The Day” is “44%”

Vista Partners “Number of the Day” today is 44% because Snap, Inc. (SNAP)‘s IPO was priced today at $17 & went on to close at $24.48 Up a whopping +44% today! The company is now enjoying a market cap of $28.33 billion and still losing...

Snapchat (SNAP) Prices IPO on NYSE

Snapchat prices is much awaited IPO Wednesday at $17 and the above the target price and raising $3.4 billion. Snapchat now enjoys a market valuation of approximately $24 billion,  Not too shabby for 5-year old company that provides a disappearing-messaging app and continues  to lose money! USA!...

Bull Market Charging Forward Today!

The bull market is charging forward today post Trump’s address last night! The Dow is currently up over 300 points on the day and the S&P 500 is up over 34 points. Bank of America hikes S&P 500 target as bull market finds new converts...

The Mushrooms Are Upon Us In The Bay!

With all of the early and consistent rainfall in the San Francisco Bay Area this year it is apparently producing a significant crop of mushrooms. So get out there and get your fungi on and enjoy another one of the benefits of this rainy season....

JPMorgan Getting Further Automated

JPMorgan continues to find ways to streamline and automate to further increase its abilities to compete in this ever changing world. A new software program called COIN is making the process of interpreting commercial loan agreements significantly more efficient for them. This software does in...