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Installment Payment for Everything

By Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Hey Scoopers,

After a volatile week with mixed employment and inflation data, the stock market ended mostly on a high note on Friday. — More on that in the “Overall Market” section.

Beyond the overall market, a fitness equipment maker regained investors’ confidence. Meanwhile, a cloud data company could not convince investors of its ambitious goals. — More on that in the “What’s Up?” and “What’s Down?” sections.

By the way, what do you think about paying for everything in installments? — More on that in the “Water Cooler” section.

But, first, here is a recap of what happened in the market yesterday:

Market Recap

  • U.S. markets: The stock market mostly ended in the green zone on Friday. Scroll down to the “Overall Market” section to read more.
    Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin’s price stayed at $36K per coin.

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Volatile Week

The stock market ended mostly in the green zone on Friday.

After a week of ups and downs and mixed economic data, the markets had another volatile performance on Friday. The S&P 500 set a new record high for the second session in a row. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq index and the Dow Jones index gained enough to erase earlier week losses and finished Friday almost flat.

Back on Track

So, what happened?

Shares of Peloton (Ticker: PTON) were up by more than 6% on Friday. Although facing problems with regulators in the last few months, the fitness company has regained the market’s confidence. Last week, an analyst said he believes the negative impact of Peloton’s recall would be short-lived. Thus, despite making some mistakes in the past, it seems Peloton is regaining its lost momentum.

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So what happened?

Shares of Snowflake (Ticker: SNOW) were down by more than 3% on Friday. The drop in value came after the company announced a whopping revenue jump forecast. However, analysts are torn about whether the company can reach its lofty goals. Although Morgan Stanley backed up the plans, JPMorgan analysts were not convinced. For now, it seems investors agreed with JPMorgan analysts.

Pay for Everything with Installment

So what happened?

The European fintech company Klarna raised $640 million in investments from SoftBank (Ticker: SFTBY). Klarna offers a service called “buy-now-pay-later.” The service lets customers spread out large purchases across several interest-free monthly payments. After the investment from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, Klarna’s valuation increased to $46 billion. The company generates revenue by taking a fee from merchants every time a customer makes a transaction. Although the merchant has to pay the fees, the seller often experiences an increase in sales. According to its CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the services bring more transparency and convenience for customers.

How do you think about paying for all your purchases with a monthly installment?

If you have any questions, or suggestions let us know by emailing us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

About the Author

Felipe Nebesnyj is an Economics student who is passionate about the stock market and investing in the market. Originally from Brazil, he is working and studying in the U.S. and started learning about and researching the stock market at 16. Before joining Stock Card, Felipe worked on multiple stock market research projects that gave him the necessary knowledge and confidence to put into his stock market analyst career at Stock Card. Last but not least, he is an excellent violinist and enjoys video games.