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Built for Women, by Women: Ellevest is a Goal-Focused Financial Advice Platform that Designs Investment Strategies

Built for Women, by Women: Ellevest is a Goal-Focused Financial Advice Platform that Designs Investment Strategies

In a Nutshell: Investment firm CEO Sallie Krawcheck recognized that many of the market’s gender-neutral strategies fail to account for variables including the salaries, careers, lifespans, and goals of women. That’s why she co-founded Ellevest in 2014 as a digital investment platform built with algorithms and principles optimized for their savings potential. Ellevest offers both men and women personalized short- and long-term, goals-based asset management tools with options for... read more »

Gold Expert Jeff Clark Discusses How Investing in Precious Metals Can Help Weather Economic Downturns and Produce Long-Term Returns

Gold Expert Jeff Clark Discusses How Investing in Precious Metals Can Help Weather Economic Downturns and Produce Long-Term Returns

In a Nutshell: Every good investor knows that diversity is key to a successful portfolio. That’s why precious metals expert Jeff Clark recommends investing in commodities like gold and silver as a solid hedge. The Senior Precious Metals Analyst for online dealer GoldSilver.com explained how the historical cycle that returns to precious metals as a basis for currency proves the value of holding gold and silver as an asset. Clark also explained the importance of keeping gold and silver... read more »

Trezor is the Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet that Combines Offline Key Security with Mobile Compatibility

Trezor is the Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet that Combines Offline Key Security with Mobile Compatibility

In a Nutshell: As cryptocurrency becomes a more mainstream option for investment and payment, users still need a way to protect their digital assets from online threats. Trezor, the world’s first hardware wallet, created by SatoshiLabs, is an open-source device for storing digital keys offline in a secure physical environment. The original and advanced Trezor models allow crypto investors to keep their digital currency safe, yet accessible, with cutting-edge security, recovery... read more »

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 »