September has been an eventful month in the capital markets. As COVID-19 continues to impact markets, trading activity and volatility have reached their highest levels since the 2008 financial crisis and interest rates have plummeted - reaching 0% in March. In response to market uncertainty - the market dropped 35% in March - investor behaviour is changing. Interest in brokerage accounts has skyrocketed and options and short-term investing is gaining popularity with retail investors. This month, we share the most recent capital market research and updates, including news about our recently announced partnership with DealSquare and NEO.
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"Funding is extremely complex and often consumes a vast amount of founders’ time. A business needs to be capitalized to get through the various stages of development — from concept, commitment and traction to refinement and then scaling."
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Trading?
"After more than 10 years of steady growth in the stock market, 2020 has been one of the most tumultuous years of trading activity in the public markets. We’ve ricocheted from daily all-time highs in the first few months of the year to a sharp, 35 percent drop in the market in March, back to all-time highs in August."
How Much Are Companies Spending On Compliance?
"Companies spend significant money on legal fees in raising early-stage capital, in some cases amounting to the cost of an additional employee’s salary. One 2019 start-up guide quotes the costs as: $5-20k for very early stage."
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