Avalara: Tax Compliance For The Win?

Investment Thesis Avalara (NYSE:AVLR), tax compliance software provider, is a relatively recent IPO that saw a small uptick in growth rates last quarter. However, that was against fairly easy comps. Avalara is a wait-and-see investment at this point, though its market contains several tailwinds. The Business Avalara makes nearly all of its sales through subscriptions…

How to predict the next market downturn

Is the market going to crash? Many financial pros will tell you that a reckoning of some kind is inevitable — it’s just a matter of when. Predicting the when is the hard part. Trying to make sense of the market’s random walk may be a fool’s errand. Financial markets are inherently finicky beasts, after…