Monthly Archives: December 2017
December 28, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Robo Street – December 28, 2017 Expect 25%-50% Selected Gains in 2018 Heading into any new year, there is a constant drum-beating by the investment community to demand fresh strategies to catalyze portfolios when the calendar turns over to January 1. The usual suspect topics come to the fore, such as ‘Dogs of the Dow” […]




December 27, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

As a free member of Tradespoon, you will begin receiving a special newsletter each Friday from Vlad Karpel, our Founder and Chief Investment Officer. Robo Street will take you through the evolving space of advanced machine-learning applications to trading and investing. We’ll be keeping you up to speed and setting a course for a profitable […]




December 20, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

U.S. equity markets are in a holding pattern today as investors monitor the tax-reform bill’s motions and paces. The bill has been passed by the House and Senate, but there appear to be a slew of minor bugs that require revisions. When this happens, the House is required to vote again on the bill. The […]




By Vlad Karpel

Robo Street – December 20, 2017 – New FREE Newsletter from Tradespoon Keeping You Posted Every Week – You’ll be receiving a free Robo Stock Street subscription Welcome to Robo Street, a free e-letter canvasing the future of investing using transformational advances in technology. Hi, this is Vlad Karpel, founder and creator of Tradespoon.com and formerly […]




December 18, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

After closing at record highs on Friday, all major U.S. indices are seeing broad gains today as GOP lawmakers rally behind their tax overhaul bill.  Previously, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida were hinting at not voting for the bill. Last week, both got behind the plan and the only uncertainty that […]




December 13, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S. indices are breaching record territory today as investors look toward today’s anticipated Fed interest rate hike announcement.  8 out of 11 industry sectors are up, led by technology shares. The energy, telecom and financial sectors were excluded from the gains. On the economic data front, we saw the consumer price index gain 0.4% […]




December 11, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

One of the biggest stories of this week is the debut of Bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago CBOE this past Sunday evening. Traffic was so heavy that the CBOE website had gone down temporarily, and we saw price jumps so sharp that two halts were needed. You’ll likely see a cacophony of praise and […]




December 6, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Technology shares are recovering from recent pullbacks, and broader index movements were mostly flat without any sharp swings in either direction. There were slides in the energy sector due to slipping oil prices and uncertainty around details of the OPEC deal. The investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election had produced two more potential […]




December 4, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

The DJIA and S&P 500 hit all-time highs in earlier trading, following an overnight passage of the much awaited tax-reform bill. This bill was one of the bigger carrots for investors and spurred the initial post-election rallies.  The tech-heavy Nasdaq, however, dropped as major technology companies and internet services saw losses above 1%. FANG stocks […]