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The Cryptocurrency-Backed EMX Platform Offers Fair Access to Traditional and Derivatives Trading for Investors Outside the U.S.

The Cryptocurrency-Backed EMX Platform Offers Fair Access to Traditional and Derivatives Trading for Investors Outside the U.S.

In a Nutshell: The global market for exchange-traded futures and options is concentrated among a small group of powerful entities. That means a lack of competitive pressure and a pricing structure that favors exchange members over other investors. Since 2017, EMX has grown into a refreshing alternative to the status quo that democratizes futures trading, making it easier, less expensive, and more equitable. The platform enables non-U.S. investors to leverage dollar-pegged crypto... read more »

CrowdStreet: A Platform that Democratizes Real Estate Investment Opportunities While Diversifying Portfolios

CrowdStreet: A Platform that Democratizes Real Estate Investment Opportunities While Diversifying Portfolios

In a Nutshell: Once limited to the most elite of investors, commercial real estate is now becoming available to a broader audience thanks to CrowdStreet. The platform allows accredited investors to diversify their portfolios by investing in individual projects or funds for as little as $25,000. Investors who are new to the commercial real estate asset class can feel confident knowing CrowdStreet’s team of professionals carefully analyzes every project it approves to appear in its... read more »

Recognizing Voleo for Its Social Trading Platform That Encourages Investment Clubs and Promotes Financial Literacy

Recognizing Voleo for Its Social Trading Platform That Encourages Investment Clubs and Promotes Financial Literacy

In a Nutshell: Voleo is a platform that makes joining an investment club easier than ever. Not only does the platform help to remove anxiety for first-time traders, but its inherent group approach can also remove monetary constraints because participants pool their money. Additionally, Voleo promotes financial literacy with a number of resources for novice traders. It also facilitates its annual Voleo Student Competition, sponsored by NASDAQ, to encourage investing among younger... read more »

Roofstock Offers Analytics, Consultation, and Education to Simplify Remote Rental Investments for Buyers and Sellers

Roofstock Offers Analytics, Consultation, and Education to Simplify Remote Rental Investments for Buyers and Sellers

In a Nutshell: Roofstock is revolutionizing the process of buying and selling rental homes — allowing buyers to purchase with confidence no matter their geographic location or experience level. The company certifies properties and tenants for rentals transacted on its platform and gives sellers access to a worldwide market of potential buyers. Roofstock eliminates the guesswork and management hassles associated with buying rental homes and has facilitated the transaction of over $1.6... read more »

The Sun Exchange Allows Sustainable Energy Supporters to Earn Passive Income by Leasing Solar Cells in Emerging Markets

The Sun Exchange Allows Sustainable Energy Supporters to Earn Passive Income by Leasing Solar Cells in Emerging Markets

In a Nutshell: When communities, schools, and businesses rely on expensive, inefficient power sources, it may hamper growth and harm the environment. But by developing solar power structures in regions where the sun shines brightest, they can harness more affordable energy. The Sun Exchange offers a way for solar investors to fund those vital projects and earn returns from municipalities, schools, and businesses looking to save on their energy bills. The Sun Exchange process promotes... read more »

Recognizing Interactive Brokers for Its Universal Investment Management Solutions, Including Low-Cost Trades for the Active Investor

Recognizing Interactive Brokers for Its Universal Investment Management Solutions, Including Low-Cost Trades for the Active Investor

In a Nutshell: Traders today have a lot of options when it comes to how they choose to execute their buying and selling activities. And Interactive Brokers, with its long-standing reputation as a low-cost broker, is one platform definitely worth considering. The company offers access to markets from all around the world, and in multiple currencies, all with a single account. And Interactive Brokers considers itself a technology company that happens to be in the trading business, so... read more »

MarketPsych’s Frank Murtha on How Fear and Emotions Rule Investment Decisions and the Importance of Long-Term Management Strategies

MarketPsych’s Frank Murtha on How Fear and Emotions Rule Investment Decisions and the Importance of Long-Term Management Strategies

In a Nutshell: Stock market investors often make decisions based on emotions — namely fear. We spoke to Frank Murtha, Ph.D., a behavioral finance expert and Co-Founder of MarketPsych, to learn more about how investor sentiments can drive decisions and prices. Dr. Murtha said fear combined with the natural instinct to be reactive can lead to detrimental investment strategies. He said for long-term success, holding steady positions and keeping reactionary trading to a minimum is the... read more »

Regal Assets Enables Investors to Diversify Their Portfolios and Safeguard Their Finances with Precious Metals and Cryptocurrencies

Regal Assets Enables Investors to Diversify Their Portfolios and Safeguard Their Finances with Precious Metals and Cryptocurrencies

In a Nutshell: In the recession that began in 2008, investors received an important reminder of market volatility and the importance of diversification — especially in retirement portfolios. Regal Assets can help investors diversify their portfolios because it specializes in commodities, particularly precious metals and cryptocurrencies. As alternative assets, bullion and crypto help to hedge against downturns in other investments. Regal Assets is also delving into real estate and... read more »

CoinTracker Allows Crypto Traders to View a Portfolio of Their Holdings and Calculate Their Tax Liabilities

CoinTracker Allows Crypto Traders to View a Portfolio of Their Holdings and Calculate Their Tax Liabilities

In a Nutshell: CoinTracker helps cryptocurrency traders and hobbyists automatically sync their holdings from more than 30 exchanges and 2,500+ coins into one streamlined portfolio. The free portfolio tracks profits and losses and all completed transactions. A well-received add-on service allows users to print all of their transactions onto a tax-ready form that calculates capital gains taxes in a snap. Imagine being a stock trader without an organized portfolio of your holdings. That... read more »

By Democratizing the Venture Capital Industry, OurCrowd Allows High-Net-Worth Individuals to Invest in Early-Stage Private Companies

By Democratizing the Venture Capital Industry, OurCrowd Allows High-Net-Worth Individuals to Invest in Early-Stage Private Companies

In a Nutshell: OurCrowd allows individual investors to pool their money and make large venture capital investments in startups. More than $1 billion in committments has been received to date and over 170 companies and 18 funds have been invested in since inception  — including early investments in Beyond Meat's recent IPO and the bike-sharing company Jump, which was later purchased for more than $200 million by Uber. Investing through OurCrowd helps democratize angel investing by... read more »