Monday, July 20, 2020
It took 10 years for e-commerce to jump 11% and eight weeks during the pandemic for the next 11% of growth
For example, based in San Francisco, Bolt is a developer of an online payment platform that is used by its clients to drive e-commerce businesses with new revenue. The firm has had several successful funding rounds recently, which is occurring at a time when e-commerce saw a massive surge in demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Online shopping was already a growing trend, but the pandemic has quickened the pace of adoption. Thanks to self-quarantines and shelter-in-place orders, people across the world were forced to purchase everything from food to consumer goods online. They had no choice but to get used to e-commerce and contactless payments, and now they are hooked.
"Brick and mortar were already on thin ice," said
Ryan Breslow, founder and CEO of Bolt. "COVID accelerated it. We're
in a lucky space. Investors understand commerce is changing at an unprecedented
rate. It took ten years for e-commerce to jump 11% and eight weeks during the
pandemic for the next 11% of growth." https://www.forbes.com/sites/donnafuscaldo/2020/07/16/armed-with-50-million-in-fresh-funding-bolt-helps-retailers-shift-to-ecommerce/#14fbc63e72ac
Saturday, July 18, 2020
This is a truly amazing site that Georgia Tech has created. It provides a real-time Covid-19 assessment tool. For example, take any 'event' size or number of people by county. I used 25, a possible school class size, and the site gives the probability of one person testing positive in the group. For 25 students in Milwaukee county, the probability today is 61%! The numbers are updated constantly based on information coming into CDC and other sites.
Run this app before you attend the dinner party or small gathering you are considering tonight - it might change your mind about going out until this pandemic has passed. I'm not trying to be political here, I'm just pointing out that I'll continue to use science and data analytics to help make intelligent decisions.
The following list contains the complete list holdings of the Marquette University AIM Small Cap Fund (ranked by July MTD performance).
Friday, July 10, 2020
Marquette Student-Managed AIM Fund is a Top 5% Performance Over the Past 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-Year Periods
|This represents the relative net returns of all actively managed small cap funds.|
The dot is the AIM Small Cap Fund and the top line represents the 95th percentile.