Equities Boom

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.09.02

It has been nine-months since the outbreak of COVID-19, and global markets continue to paint a chaotic and unpredictable picture. Continued market volatility has created a perfectly speculative environment for share prices, much like the speculative nature of Forex trading. Stock volumes are now at record highs as retail traders take advantage of current market conditions.

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This is reinforced by the momentous 40% intraday rally in Zoom’s share price . In the initial onset of COVID-19, we found that clients typically went long in this stock. More recently, as market sentiment has changed, we have seen a 50:50 divide in both long and short strategies. Are you taking advantage of this opportunity (are your clients?). Let’s see which way Zoom moves next!

Source: Bloomberg Terminal

At Invast Global, we have seen rapid growth in volumes from our DMA Single Stock CFDs, as broker clients look to take full advantage of this market unpredictability. Our liquidity offering allows your clients to buy and sell (short) stocks, while accessing leverage to gain larger exposures – a perfect set up for clients to truly speculate on all market movements.

The global equities party is well and truly underway, make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

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Big Tech Growth in the Face of Pandemic

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.20

Apple’s recent milestone has placed them as the first publicly traded U.S. company to hit a market cap of US $2 trillion. While 2020 has seen an unprecedented economic slowdown, Apple’s business model has remained resilient – with record revenue at US $59.7 billion. Indeed, the Consumer Tech industry is projected to grow by 5.5%/yr, with the number of users doubling by 2024 (Global Electronic Components Market 2020 Research Report).

Projected Revenue in the Consumer Electronics Segment

 

This is attributed to increasing consumer demand for home improvements, fuelled by Working From Home arrangements, as well as anticipated developments in artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology.

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Company Ticker Margin % Exchange Market cap YTD Return
Apple Inc APPL 0.1 NASDAQ 1.98 T 0.5761
Amazon.Com Inc AMZN 0.1 NASDAQ 1.63 T 0.7645
Koninklijke Philips PHIA 0.15 AMS 40.00B 0.0254
Sony Corp Ord SNE 0.12 NYSE 102.27B 0.1926
Microsoft Corp MSFT 0.1 NASDAQ 1.59T 0.3297

 

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New Symbols – Single Stock CFDs (Broker Liquidity)

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.07

Keep up to date with Invast Global’s expanding Single Stock CFD & ETF offering, here is a snapshot of our latest additions. To ensure that you are subscribed to our full universe of symbols, please download our latest configuration files from the Technical Guide in Section 6 of the Client Portal.

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New Single Stock CFDs

These new symbols were added to the Invast Global DMA Universe from 03/08/20 – 11/08/20
 

Core Symbol Base Currency Exchange
Evergy USD NYS
Coca-ColaEuropeanPartnersNYS EUR AMS
GWPharmaceuticalsADR USD NAS
TUIG EUR ETR
VolkswagenORD EUR ETR
DistribuidoraInternacional EUR MAD

 

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Evergy

 

Market Cap: 12.414 Billion
YTD Return:
: -14.54%
Avg. Volume: 2.683 Million

Evergy engages in the generation,  transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kansas and Missouri. It generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas and oil, uranium, wind, hydroelectric, landfill gas, and solar energy sources, as well as other renewable sources.

 

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC

Market Cap: 15.311 Billion
YTD Return:
: -20.18%
Avg. Volume: 70,928

Coca-Cola European Partners sells a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. As of March 16, 2020, it served approximately 300 million consumers across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.

 

GW Pharmaceuticals

Market Cap: 4.323 Billion
YTD Return: 26.34%
Avg. Volume: 340,296

GW Pharmaceuticals is a British Pharmaceutical company which has established a world leading position in the development of plant-derived cannabinoid therapeutics. GW successfully developed the world’s first prescription medicine derived from the cannabis plant called Sativex and has developed an oral formulation of purified cannabidiol (CBD), initially approved as EPIDIOLEX in the US for the treatment of seizures.

 

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Pharmaceutical Stocks Boom

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.05

Pharmaceutical stocks are in high demand among our clients. Traded volumes boomed in July, assisted by renewed optimism for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine alongside wealthy governments scrambling to lock up forward-looking supply agreements.

After months of declining volumes attributable to the worldwide economic contraction experienced, interest in pharmaceutical companies has rallied once again. Over the coming months, expect to continue to see pharmaceutical stocks in the spotlight, as the race towards a COVID-19 vaccine intensifies.

 

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Most Popular Pharmaceutical Stocks

 

Company Ticker Margin % Exchange Market Cap YTD Return
Opko Health OPK 30% NASDAQ 3.590B 264.63%
Paratek Pharmaceuticals PRTK 35% NASDAQ 194.526M 11.91%
Pfizer PFE 10% NYSE 213.250B -2.02%
Recce Pharmaceuticals RCE 35% ASX 201.115M 284.72%
Mayne Pharma MYX 35% ASX 638.046M -12.64%

 

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Opko Health

US-based Opko Health is a wide-scaling medical company, focusing recently on the COVID-19 outbreak. Off the back of selling their COVID-19 molecular kits, Opko has seen revenue increase by 33%. The company have also released an antibody test.

Paratek Pharmaceuticals

Paratek Pharmaceuticals is a large commercial-stage bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative life-saving therapies for deadly diseases or other public health threats for civilian, government and military use.

Pfizer

Pfizer is one of the largest multi-national pharmaceutical companies in the world. It focuses on the development and production of new and improved medicines and vaccines for a wide scope of conditions.

Recce Pharmaceuticals

Recce Pharmaceuticals is focused on developing products to fight global health threats. Recently, the company struck a deal with US firm Path BioAnalytics to test their new antibiotics against SARS-CoV-2.

Mayne Pharma

Mayne Pharma is an ASX-listed specialty pharmaceutical company focused on applying its drug delivery expertise to commercialize branded and generic pharmaceuticals, providing patients with access to better and more accessible medicines. It also provides contract development and manufacturing services to more than 100 clients worldwide.

 

 

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New Symbols – Single Stock CFDs (Broker Liquidity)

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.03

Keep up to date with Invast Global’s expanding Single Stock CFD & ETF offering, here is a snapshot of our latest additions. To ensure that you are subscribed to our full universe of symbols, please download our latest configuration files from the Technical Guide in Section 6 of the Client Portal.

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New Single Stock CFDs

These new symbols were added to the Invast Global DMA Universe from 27/07/20 – 03/08/20

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Core Symbol Description Base Currency Exchange
Alnylam Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc USD NAS
GrubHub GrubHub Inc USD NYS
BlueApron Blue Apron Holdings Inc USD NYS
Waitr Waitr Holdings Inc USD NAS
Dominos Domino’s Pizza Inc USD NYS
PapaJohns Papa John’s International Inc USD NAS

 

New Featured Instruments

 

Alnylam

Market Cap: 16.736 Billion
YTD Return: 26.56%
Avg. Volume: 804.65 Thousand

Alnylam specialises in the development of RNA interference therapeutics used to treat certain diseases. The company recently received approval to test their product in the UK, as well as establishing a distribution partnership with a company in the Middle East.


GrubHub

Market Cap: 6.66 Billion
YTD Return: 48.52%
Avg. Volume: 4.9 Million

Grubhub is an American food ordering delivery service, connecting consumers with local restaurants. With surging demand as a result of Working from Home arrangements, this is one stock to watch closely.


Waitr

Market Cap: 485.39 Million
YTD Return:
: 1,558.39%
Avg. Volume: 7.22 Million

Similarly to GrubHub, Waitr offers an online food ordering and delivery service. Starting the year as a penny stock, the company’s share price has increased by 1,558% since the beginning of 2020. Coupled with strong second quarter results, this is a stock to keep an eye out for.

 

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Food Delivery Industry Projections

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.30

Online Food Delivery Stocks are weathering the economic storm, attributable to a surge in global demand fuelled by Working From Home arrangements and Social Distancing restrictions. Significant growth is expected to continue as the industry edges closer to 200 billion USD annual global revenue.

 

 

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Company TIcker Margin %  Exchange Market Cap YTD Return
Grubhub GRUB 20 NYSE 6.556B 46.13%
Blue Apron Holdings APRN 20 NYSE 163.79M 86.02%
Waitr Holdings WTRH 35 NASDAQ 561.13B 1483.17%%
Dominos Pizza DPZ 20 NYSE 15.155B 31.70%
Papa Johns International PZZA 20 NYSE 3.033B 48.84%

 

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New Symbols – Single Stock CFDs (Broker Liquidity)

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.28

Keep up to date with Invast Global’s expanding Single Stock CFD & ETF offering, here is a snapshot of our latest additions. To ensure that you are subscribed to our full universe of symbols, please download our latest configuration files from the Technical Guide in Section 6 of the Client Portal.

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New Single Stock CFDs

These new symbols were added to the Invast Global DMA Universe from 20/07/20 – 27/07/20

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Core Symbol Base Currency Exchange
SyneosHealth USD NAS
DigitalTurbine USD NAS
T2Biosystems USD NAS
WRGRACE USD NYS
Albireo USD NAS
Aeglea USD NAS
Veritone USD NAS
Kratos USD NAS
Homology USD NAS
TPICAP GBP LSE
JustEatLN GBP LSE
JustEatTakeaway USD AMS
CellnexRight USD BME

 

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Veritone Inc.

 

Market Cap: 305.135 Million

YTD Return: 352.21%

Veritone specialises in the provision of artificial intelligence technology. With their share price up 350% this year and the Legal AI Software industry continuing to grow, this is one stock to watch closely.

 

Albireo Pharma Inc.

Market Cap: 380.331 Million

YTD Return: -0.12%

Albireo is a biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development of technology to help treat liver-related diseases. After recovering strongly from the market crash in March, Albireo have begun new clinical trials.

 

Digital Turbine

Market Cap: 1.097 Billion
P/E Ratio:
: 80.51
YTD Return: 132.59%

Digital Turbine operates as an advertiser provider on mobile devices and applications. Although they are a company that functions in a highly competitive environment, a recent acquisition of Mobile Posse seeks to strengthen their position in the industry. Coupled with their recent revenue growth, make sure to look out for Digital Turbine.

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FX Markets Asia Awards 2020

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.27

The second annual FX Markets Asia Awards recognise the best banks, dealers, brokers and currency managers in the Asia Pacific region.

Invast Global has been shortlisted for Best FX Prime Broker. Thank you to all that have shown your support, we will continue to lift the bar this coming year as we provide assured, quality service to all our clients. Find out more about the FX Markets Asia awards below:

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Best FX Prime Broker Nominees:

 

Invast Global
Morgan Stanley
Standard Chartered
State Street
UBS
Deutsche Bank
Citi
Credit Suisse
CICC
Bank of America
Goldman Sachs
Yuanta
BNP Paribas

 

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Invast Global Launches Volatility (VIX) CFD

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.23

Invast Global is a leading provider of bespoke Prime Brokerage services globally. With offices in Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong, Invast provides a comprehensive multi-asset service to brokers, asset managers, hedge funds and regional banks. The firm provides high quality, customisable access to Tier 1 execution, clearing and custody services across 30 + global exchanges in equities, ETFs, futures, foreign exchange, commodities and precious metals.

Invast Global are proud to announce the launch of a new Index contract for difference (“CFD”) product utilizing market data derived from the trading of the highly popular VIX® futures contract offered by Cboe Futures Exchange (“CFE”). The VIX futures contract is the most frequently traded, exchange-listed volatility futures contract in the world. VIX futures provide market participants with opportunities to trade their view of the future direction of the expected volatility of the S&P 500® Index.

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The new VIX futures CFD is designed to provide clients with valuable opportunities to gain exposure to the expected volatility of the S&P 500 Index or incorporate as part of a broader portfolio hedging strategy. The new CFD product will be made available for trading via API from Invast Global trading servers as part of a broader Index offering encompassing both data and execution.

James Alexander, Chief Commercial Officer at Invast Global, said: “Invast Global has for a long time been a strong proponent of multi-asset solutions for brokers and continues to focus on innovation with the release of a new VIX futures CFD. By continuing to work with client-focused partners like Cboe, we are excited about the product suite that we have been able to deliver across FX, Index Products and Global Equities.”

Stephen Dorrian, Director of Market Data at Cboe Europe, said: “Invast Global is a valued customer of Cboe, leveraging our premium market data to create and innovate new products, and enhance their customer offerings. We are pleased to support Invast’s creation of a new volatility-based CFD and meet growing broker demand for tradeable products that provide exposure to the Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index.”

 

Invast Financial Services does not accept applications from residents of Japan or the U.S. and does not directly solicit business in Japan or the U.S.  

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The Rise of E-Sports & ETFs

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.21

The world of competitive multiplayer gaming has seen exceptional growth since the early 2000s. eSports is now an essential part of mainstream media, backed by celebrities including Michael Jordan, Steph Curry and Drake, it’s even been considered for the Olympics, and is currently covered internationally by ESPN, NBC and FoxSports.

Global eSports revenue has increased 28% p.a since 2015 (VanEck), and viewership is anticipated to grow at a compound rate of 9% p.a until 2023 (Business Insider Intelligence Esports Report). With both anticipated developments in gaming technology and continually improving internet capabilities, the eSports industry is set up to evolve and flourish with its audience’s ever increasing demand.

e-SPORTS ETFs

 

Exciting new eSports ETFs have been developed to allow traders to harness this tremendous growth opportunity. ETFs offer a simple and cost effective way to gain exposure to this industry. Much the same as trading Single Stock CFDs, Invast Global offers liquidity for a wide range of ETF CFDs which your clients can both trade on a margin and short sell.

Source: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/esports-boom/

 

Invast Global CFD Liquidity

 

Global retail brokers partner with Invast Global for Direct Market Access Single Stock CFD and ETF liquidity via API.

When it comes to Market Data, Invast Global has done all the hard work for you. We act as the “Vendor of Record”, allowing you to sign a single data agreement, covering your usage of the complete suite of exchange data.

Our proprietary Corporate Actions Portal makes Single Stock CFD operations easy. Corporate actions, stock borrow requests and market data are easily managed with our user-friendly online portal.

 

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VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF

 

Total Net Assets: $290.1m
Avg. Volumes: 129.59K
P/E Ratio: 28.65
YTD Return: +46.47%
No. of holdings: 25

The VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF closely tracks the performance of companies involved in the development of video games, eSports and related hardware. Robust against COVID-19 related set-backs due to the online nature of the industry and cancellation of most physical sports (ESPO out-performed the S&P during the pandemic).

 

Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF

 

Total Net Assets: $25.8m
Avg. Volumes: 30.65K
P/E Ratio: 29.24
YTD Return: +43.60%
No. of holdings: 31

The Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF offers investors exposure to the growing market of eSports and related entertainment. This ETF has benefited hugely from the eSports phenomenon.

 

Global X Video Games & Esports ETF

 

Total Net Assets: $121.9m
Avg. Volumes: 117.91K
P/E Ratio: 28.61
YTD Return: +51.15%
No. of holdings: 40

The Global X Video Games & Esports ETF seeks to benefit over the increased consumption of video games and eSports. With the growth of eSports, video games are set to be more sought after than ever.

 

Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF

 

Total Net Assets: $86.8m
Avg. Volumes:
625.33K
P/E Ratio: 21.11
No. of holdings: 36

The Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF tracks the performance of the sports betting and iGaming industry. This includes companies that offer in-person/online sport books, companies that operate online gambling platforms and the companies that provide the infrastructure and technology to the industry.

 

VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF

 

Total Net Assets: $41.1m
Avg. Volumes: 35.69K
P/E Ratio: 28.65
No. of holdings: 43

The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF tracks the overall performance of companies involved in sports betting, lottery services and casinos. This ETF has been impacted by the pandemic, however, will look to bounce back when restrictions ease. Keep an eye on this one.

 

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