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Past articles by Andy:

Five Powerful Ways To See If A Stock Is Overvalued

These five elements of stock assessment will give you a better understanding of how to identify a potentially overvalued stock. → Read More

Apple's New iPhones Fail To Impress Consumers

Consumer reaction to the Apple keynote event has been a phenomenal predictor of company revenues and stock price over the last five years. The response to the 2018 keynote suggests that Apple may be in for an uphill battle in 2019. → Read More

Proof That Square Is Completely Disrupting Payment Processing

Square is disrupting payment processing one end-user and one independent merchant at a time. Can the company maintain this growth trajectory as competition heats up? → Read More

Three Hidden Brands Riding Big Consumer Trends

These three companies are using secondary brands to tap into big consumer trends without diluting their primary brand. → Read More

With Consumer Happiness Dropping, Is Tesla In Real Trouble? (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Holes have started to appear in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s sunny outlook. A new report from LikeFolio, which tracks social media mentions of brands and products,... → Read More

Snapchat Users Hate New Interface, Instagram Stories To Benefit (NYSE:SNAP) (NASDAQ:FB)

Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP)'s Snapchat recently updated its platform, but Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB)'s Instagram might be the big winner. This exclusive LikeFolio report is... → Read More

Most Loved, Hated Super Bowl LII Commercials: Pepsi Steals Show, Diet Coke Falls Flat

A new generation? Pepsi (NYSE: PEP) stole the show with its 2018 Super Bowl commercials as its brands Doritos, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew each delighted ... → Read More

Sneaker Wars: How Adidas Was Able To Overtake The Jordan Brand

“But the Yeezys jumped over the Jumpman” Those were the words of Kanye West in 2012 as he rapped about his shoe brand surpassing Nike Inc's (NYSE: NKE) Jordan... → Read More

Can Oprah Do For Kraft Heinz What She Did For Weight Watchers?

We’ve known for a long time that brands partnering with celebrities can often lead to an increase in product sales. One of the best examples of this ... → Read More

Purchase Intent Data Shows Buffalo Wild Wings Could Be In Trouble

The following was originally published on Likefolio. Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) have been under stress for the past week and are in ... → Read More

The Backlash Against Starbucks Is Real, And It Isn't Going Away

Analysts, using outdated consumer surveys, are finally coming to the same conclusions that social data from LikeFolio revealed to us weeks ago – Starbucks is in trouble. → Read More

Which Company Will Win The Enormous Game On Sunday?

Social data tracking technology shows investors how social media chatter around this year’s commercials during Sunday's big game may be able to help them validate potential trading opportunities in real time. → Read More

Stock Price Divergence And Consumer Happiness Are Creating Investing Opportunities

We’re seeing consumer happiness dropping in some interesting brands, as the stocks sit near all-time highs. You can think of this as a real-time channel check to determine how consumers on Main Street are reacting at the product level, before it becomes financial news on Wall Street. → Read More

Top Stock Trends As We Head Into 2017

Social data from consumers has revealed many significant opportunities as we head into 2017. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the trends we’re seeing. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg 1. Chipotle may be in the middle of a major turnaround headed into 2017. Through our measurements of social media conversations about the customer [...] → Read More

Tips For Trading During The Holiday Season

Trading during the holiday season requires both nerves of steel and unique insights into consumer behavior. Here’s how we suggest you approach this high-opportunity time of year: Understand history. Some stocks perform better than others during the holiday shopping season. Take a look at how the stock has performed in late [...] → Read More

An Entrepreneur's Toughest Choice

Here’s the secret: If a decision is difficult, there likely is no wrong choice. When both choices seem equal in validity, the likelihood of one being far superior to the other is almost zero. You can literally flip a coin and shift your mental energy toward something else instead, because spending [...] → Read More

Five Massive Trends Towards The Customer-Centric Future Of Personal Finance

There are currently more entrepreneurs (and their venture capitalist backers) focused on improving the financial experiences for people around the world than at any time in history. The pace of change is accelerating, and massive disruptions are just around the corner. We foresee disruptive potential from five very powerful undercurrents in [...] → Read More

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Sorry, Uber. Social Data Validates The Lyft Growth Story And Valuation Demands

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a lot of media coverage of Uber and Lyft – more than usual. Uber announced it is rolling out self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, and we learned that the State of Massachusetts is imposing a “taxi-tax”, giving the revenue to cab companies on [...] → Read More

Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT)

Check out this observation from Jon Steinberg: That's right— of all the apps that all the new iphone and ipad users could be installing on Christmas, Fitbit Inc (... → Read More