Holding shares of large companies is a risky investment even during growth or stable periods: you never know what might affect the prices. In order to limit risks at an acceptable level one could use exchange-traded instruments like ETFs and hedging instruments that protect from stock market crashes. In this article we discuss our new investment idea in detail: the Balance portfolio comprising ETFs selected by our analysts in compliance with the market environment.
Due to the stock market correction that occurred in December hitting the technology sector especially hard, many private «unicorns» are forced to seek ways to go public. Some of them are likely to opt for a less traditional method than an IPO at least Slack and Airbnb are considering a direct listing option. Heres what a direct listing is, what IPO alternatives exist, and why it is important.
Slack is going public soon: we immediately discussed the news right in Slack as its the corporate messenger at United Traders. Heres our take on the outlook of a large IPO and some personal experience of using Slack for corporate communications.