The investment world has changed a lot in recent decades. No longer dominated by brokers screaming on the phone like in the film Wolf of Wall Street, investment is now also widely associated with accessible media, especially through mobile phone applications such as Bibit, Olymp Trade and Tanamduit. These applications are examples of how technological developments have driven transformation in the financial sector. However, it does not stop at placing investment activities in mobile phones, current technology has even enabled computers to “replace” traders themselves.

A Short Overview: Algorithmic Trading and Flash Crash

Algorithmic trading or often abbreviated as AT…


Tech companies, digital campaign and why it matters

Most of us use the internet quite often. Take for example social media, who in past years has transformed from only being use as a way to share photos and videos of your pets, loved ones and that one time you actually cook something to being a marketplace where everyone from giant corporations to independent sellers could market their products, to a news source where you catch up with everything going on in the world from juicy celebrity gossips to important real world news such as development of the current pandemic and…


Amazon is one of the tech industry’s biggest player. Its brand valuation has grown exponentially during the last decade and a half. In 2006 it was estimated that the brand’s value is around $5 billion while in 2020 it has risen up to $415 billions (Statista, 2020a). It currently has around 50% of retail sales in the U.S. and 14% worldwide (Statista, 2020b).

Even in the times of a worldwide pandemic, Amazon has remain mostly unscathed and even thriving during this troubling time that has wrecked havoc among businesses big and small. Fear of virus exposure has driven many to…


Banking has been one of the most regulated industry, yet nowadays thanks to financial innovation and technological advancement, commercial banks as we know it isn’t the only player in the field. Although it has only gained popularity among policymakers quite recent after the 2008 Financial Crisis, the practice of shadow-banking isn’t by any means new. Broadly defined as any form of credit intermediation involving entities and activities outside the regular banking system, shadow banking include numerous financial institutions such as investment bank, hedge funds, money market mutual funds, private equity funds, bond insurance companies, etc (FSB, 2011; Zheng, 2015). For…

Firda Zahra R.

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