All articles tagged Investing (45)

eOption Offers Investors Deep Discounts on Commission Fees in a Feature-Rich, Cross-Platform Trading Environment

eOption Offers Investors Deep Discounts on Commission Fees in a Feature-Rich, Cross-Platform Trading Environment

In a Nutshell: With market volatility becoming the new norm, choosing an intuitive and cost-effective trading platform has never been more critical. That’s why eOption offers traders a customizable interface, carefully selected tools and features, and quick access to professional customer support — all while charging some of the lowest fees in the industry. The platform includes mobile apps for iOS and Android that bring its service to an emerging generation of traders who demand... read more »

NeighborhoodScout Gives Real Estate Investors a Wealth of Unique, Valuable Market Data and Accurate Predictions to Make Informed Decisions

NeighborhoodScout Gives Real Estate Investors a Wealth of Unique, Valuable Market Data and Accurate Predictions to Make Informed Decisions

In a Nutshell: Real estate is a sound investment — as long as you pick the right place and time to invest. NeighborhoodScout helps its customers do just that. The company’s team of Ph.D. geographers uses dozens of proprietary models to build its real estate data, uncovering specific housing market details for every neighborhood in America. This enables prospective investors to vet various locations and compare them against state and national averages. Specifically,... read more »

Nadex: The First U.S.-Based Exchange to Offer Binary Trading Opportunities in 29 Global Markets

Nadex: The First U.S.-Based Exchange to Offer Binary Trading Opportunities in 29 Global Markets

In a Nutshell: Nadex, short for the North American Derivative Exchange, provides simple and accessible trading options for individuals with all levels of experience. You can log in to your account from a desktop or mobile device and trade in 29 global markets on as many as 2,500 contracts at a time. Whether you want to trade on the price of crude oil or Bitcoin, the Nadex exchange is an easy -- and quick -- avenue into the market, particularly for beginners. The site's resources... read more »

Acorns’ COO Joins the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Advisory Committee

Acorns’ COO Joins the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Advisory Committee

In a Nutshell: Acorns has risen to prominence in the financial tech world in recent years for its simple but effective approach to helping users learn how to invest their money. The company takes the spare change from bank and credit card transactions and automatically invests it into a portfolio for the user. With a similar eye toward utilizing technology, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau works to find ways to improve and protect the financial lives of Americans. It only makes... read more »

New ProShares ETF Aims to Revolutionize How Consumers Invest in Online Retail Giants Like Amazon and Alibaba

New ProShares ETF Aims to Revolutionize How Consumers Invest in Online Retail Giants Like Amazon and Alibaba

In a Nutshell: Investors have turned to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for nearly 30 years to diversify their individual portfolios or fuel their retirement savings. Rather than investors choosing individual companies, these funds collect the top performers from specific sectors into one holding that investors transact with as they would any other stock. ProShares has spent the last 12 years cementing itself as a leader in the ETF space and proved its innovative standing when it recently... read more »

How the Council of Institutional Investors® Protects Individual Investor Rights through Advocacy of Greater Corporate Regulation

How the Council of Institutional Investors® Protects Individual Investor Rights through Advocacy of Greater Corporate Regulation

In a Nutshell: If you’re one of the millions of Americans who has money saved in a pension or 401(k) retirement plan, you may not know the work taking place every day to keep your funds properly invested and growing. The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that has fought for corporate governance standards and practices since 1985. The Council has been successful in creating change in the ways corporations elect their directors and report... read more »

Expert Jean Chatzky Discusses Women’s Unique Retirement Savings Goals (& How to Reach Them)

Expert Jean Chatzky Discusses Women’s Unique Retirement Savings Goals (& How to Reach Them)

In a Nutshell: Over the course of the last century, the role of women in the global economy has steadily grown, with women today holding 30% of the total private wealth. With that growing wealth, however, comes growing responsibilities — including the responsibility women have to themselves to create their own financial security. We talked to financial expert Jean Chatzky about how women can adapt to longer lives, a pay gap more akin to a chasm, and caring for their families so they... read more »

Investors Gain an Average of 2.66% More in Long-Term Earnings with Betterment’s Automated Investing Platform

Investors Gain an Average of 2.66% More in Long-Term Earnings with Betterment’s Automated Investing Platform

In a Nutshell: Investors can be their own worst enemy. The impediments of fear and overthinking can turn a successful portfolio into a flat one. To help remove the second-guessing from investing, Betterment created a robo-investing platform that uses Modern Portfolio Theory to minimize risk and maximize returns. Betterment claims its approach to investing enables better investor behaviors, such as patience and discipline across all accounts, that help its customers earn 2.66% more than... read more »

How to Take the Long View When Choosing a Financial Advisor

How to Take the Long View When Choosing a Financial Advisor

In a Nutshell: Financial advisors aren’t just for the super wealthy. In fact, the people who could most benefit from an advisor’s services are usually the same people who think they don’t qualify for or can’t afford them. We recently spoke to Joni Youngwirth, Managing Principal, Practice Management, at Commonwealth Financial Network to get her opinion on what to look for when hiring a financial advisor. Youngwirth’s advice includes researching the individual advisor and the... read more »

Diversify Your Portfolio with The Entrust Group: Empowering Investors to Make Self-Directed Retirement Investments

Diversify Your Portfolio with The Entrust Group: Empowering Investors to Make Self-Directed Retirement Investments

In a Nutshell: The Entrust Group has been helping everyday Americans take control of their retirement investments with self-directed IRAs for more than 35 years. From real estate to private lending to eco-friendly investments in solar and wind energy or biofuel — there are myriad investment options to explore when you're the one in control of your own IRA portfolio. The Entrust Group's investment professionals and Learning Center provide investors with the knowledge and the tools... read more »