Square’s dominant year hits a snag

 Square is continuing to make its bid to capture the payments of small businesses around the world, as well as tap into the momentum of peer-to-peer payments products with Square Cash, as its payments volume continues a steady and methodical rise — though, Wall Street still seems a little skeptical today as the stock is […]

Here’s a chart that shows why financial earnings are a big deal

 So, we’re midway through earnings season, and as you’ve probably seen we’ve covered a majority of the big companies that have reported thus far: Alphabet, Twitter, Microsoft, Atlassian, Paypal, eBay, and Netflix. There are plenty more that have reported, and there are still more to come, but these are the periods that generally have the […]

A critical metric for Alphabet’s success is suddenly showing signs of life

 Alphabet delivered a knockout quarter today, handily beating the estimates from Wall Street — but, perhaps more importantly, showing actual growth in a critical metric that has seen a consistent decline for quite some time. Google’s cost-per-click — a metric that helps define how valuable its ads are — grew 1% quarter-over-quarter this year. While still […]

Snap hit another major low and is rapidly tumbling toward its IPO price

 We aren’t fully sounding the :siren: bells just yet, but Snap today took yet another dive as it tapped $17.20 this morning — and is now hovering just above the price that it set for its initial public offering. Snap’s last earnings report resulted in a disaster, and while the company still managed to stay above […]