An Apple A Day

Many were tuned in to Apple’s launch event earlier this week, where they announced 2 new larger iPhones, a smartwatch, plus Apple Pay, their new credit card payment system. We’ve already seen it impact the stock of watchmakers Fossil and Movado, as well as Ebay and GT Advanced Technologies, maker of sapphire displays.

As a fun #ThrowBack Thursday feature, we recall Apple’s IPO in December of 1980 at $22.00 a share. It’s estimated a $5,000 investment in Apple at its IPO would be worth roughly $1.5M today.

Cheers,

Team Kapitall

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Source: 1Stock1

Wintour Is Coming

You may or may not know, but we’re big fans of fashion here at Kapitall. One of the biggest weeks in fashion is hitting NYC, Mercedes-Benz fashion week starts today. The NY Times gives us a great overview in “FashionWeek Guide: Whom and What to Know“.

As the United States Open winds down to its final chaotic days, another late-summer New York spectacle takes its place, one with its own crowds, prized seating spots, celebrity sightings and, of course, winners and losers. Yes, we are talking about New York Fashion Week. The spring/summer season is upon us, with more than 100 shows taking place between now and next Thursday, followed by the same again in London, Milan and Paris until the first week of October.

What happens this coming week here in NY at fashion week, will impact what we’re all wearing in a few months. That gets us really excited for shows from old standards like Versace, Hermes and Gucci to hot up-and-comers like Simone Rocha and the Supima Design Competition. Also making big waves will be companies like Burberry who are in the midst of an aggressive push into the beauty space. According to the Times, technology could be a major play at Fashion Week, with Intel unveiling a smart bracelet and Vivienne Tam, a self-charging iPhone case.

Let us know what you think and what you’re excited to see this coming Fashion Week.

Cheers,

Team Kapitall

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Source: NYTimes and Kapitall Wire 

Get In The Game

We came across this fun list of 9 Nearly Worthless Gadgets You’re Hanging Onto for Dear Life. Of course we were all about the top item, until we saw this:

1. Most of your old sports video games
You might treasure the afternoons you wasted away with your friends playing Madden NFL 2000 and High Heat Baseball, but the games themselves are almost worthless. According to PriceCharting, which records listing prices for video games on eBay, Amazon and Half.com, most sports games for Nintendo 64 and Playstation all start at about $3.

Tell us what you think about the rest of the list with more fun items, like Hit Clips and Casio Calculator watches. We’re pretty darn sure that those Calculator watches are going to make a big comeback soon.

While your Playstation and Nintendo games might be pretty worthless these days, your stocks in those companies wouldn’t be. Could a big Q4 push these stocks in the right direction? Might be worth trading in a few of those games and investing in your own game.

Cheers,

Team Kapitall

Source of list: Mashable

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We’re pretty big fans of Chipotle here at Kapitall.  In fact, here are 17 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Chipotle.

Steven Ells, Chipotle’s founder, started the first restaurant as a way to fund his dream of opening a fine-dining restaurant. The first restaurant opened on July 13, 1993 in Denver, Colo. Fortunately for us, his small taqueria started to make a ton of money and the rest, as they say, is burrito history.

Check out the rest of the list for more fun facts, like discounted “Booritos” to those who come dressed up for Halloween.

Good thing for us he started the chain. How else would we be able to get our daily fix of burrito bowls covered in not-so-secret menu items, like nachos and extra corn. Here’s a quick snapshot of how Chipotle’s stock is currently doing, up  +70.3% over the year.  We’re guessing it’s because of the quesarito.

Cheers,

Team Kapitall

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Source of list: Buzzfeed

Kapitall and Stockr CEOs go Head-to-Head in the Market Master’s Tournament

CEO MM Battle SM_1600_2Jarrett Lilien and Stockr CEO Vinny Jindal are going head to head this month in the Market Master’s Tournament.

Like Kapitall, Stockr aims to “democratize the financial system” by connecting all types of investors to the CEOs, companies and investments trends they need to be informed participants in the marketplace.

Follow and compete against Jarrett and Vinny for your chance to win $100K and become this month’s Market Master!