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America’s First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange — itBit’s Unique Platform Facilitates Both Global & OTC Trading

America’s First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange — itBit’s Unique Platform Facilitates Both Global & OTC Trading

In a Nutshell: In less than a decade, bitcoin and blockchain technology have appeared and revolutionized business on a global scale. A peer-to-peer cryptocurrency with built-in security, bitcoin challenges traditional banking and significantly cuts transaction costs. These advantages have made it a hot trading commodity for individuals and businesses, as well as an investment opportunity for financial services who see its potential. Launched in 2013, itBit offers a suite of bitcoin... read more »

Find Your Perfect Advising Model with Charles Schwab, 2017’s Top Financial Institution for Wealth Management Services

Find Your Perfect Advising Model with Charles Schwab, 2017’s Top Financial Institution for Wealth Management Services

In a Nutshell: One of the biggest falsehoods in all of product marketing has to be the idea of "one size fits all." Whether it's a baseball cap or little black dress, there isn't a product on the market that truly fits well for everyone -- and that doesn't just apply to retail goods. When it comes to financial planning and wealth management, for instance, you need a strategy designed around your specific needs and goals, not an amalgamation of tactics based on the "average" investor.... read more »

Why Benzinga.com Should Be the First Stop of Everyday Investors Looking for the Latest Investing News and Market Updates

Why Benzinga.com Should Be the First Stop of Everyday Investors Looking for the Latest Investing News and Market Updates

In a Nutshell: It's no secret that investing successfully isn't easy; if it were, you probably wouldn't hear so many stories of people losing their shirts -- along with everything else -- to the stock market. Beyond simply knowing the ins and outs of investing, there are many micro and macroeconomic events that can affect your stock portfolio. Therefore, keeping abreast of important financial news and market events can be just as crucial for everyday investors as it is for... read more »

$22B+ Borrowed to Date — Lending Club’s Lower Interest Rates and Solid Returns Mean a Win-Win Experience for Borrowers and Investors Alike

$22B+ Borrowed to Date — Lending Club’s Lower Interest Rates and Solid Returns Mean a Win-Win Experience for Borrowers and Investors Alike

In a Nutshell: The internet has changed a lot of things; you can order pizza with a computer, shop for shoes on a tablet, and stream TV to a phone. You can also take out a personal loan -- or invest in one -- without the hassle and anxiety of dealing with Big Bank by using peer-to-peer giant, Lending Club. Offering competitive interest rates as low as 6% to qualified borrowers, while providing historical annual returns between 5% and 7% for investors, Lending Club is a win-win,... read more »

Full-Featured Trading at Discount-Broker Pricing: TradeKing LIVE Makes It Easy & Affordable to Start Investing

Full-Featured Trading at Discount-Broker Pricing: TradeKing LIVE Makes It Easy & Affordable to Start Investing

In a Nutshell: In my experience, the average person is more inclined to think of investing as something out of their reach than within it, be it because of a lack of education or a lack of finances. The truth, though, is investing doesn't have to be scary or intimidating -- especially when you use TradeKing. In addition to being one of the most affordable brokers in the marketplace, TradeKing's LIVE trading platform offers a wealth of features, tools, and information to help ensure you... read more »

Barry Ritholtz Focuses on the “Big Picture” With Data-Driven Wealth Management Tools

Barry Ritholtz Focuses on the “Big Picture” With Data-Driven Wealth Management Tools

In a Nutshell: Barry Ritholtz utilizes data-driven strategies to help investors grow wealth over the long-term through his financial planning and asset management firm Ritholtz Wealth Management. There, he and his team conduct research on behavioral finance and use that data along with best practices in portfolio management to help clients achieve their financial goals. In addition to running RWM, Barry also offers astute, easy-to-follow financial advice on his popular blog The Big... read more »

4.8M Users & $5B Exchanged: How Coinbase is Becoming the Most Trusted Platform to Buy, Sell, and Store Digital Currency

4.8M Users & $5B Exchanged: How Coinbase is Becoming the Most Trusted Platform to Buy, Sell, and Store Digital Currency

In a Nutshell: If ever there was an indication that digitization has hit every part of society, it may be the growing popularity of digital currencies. Thousands of merchants across the globe now accept digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and millions of units have been bought and traded. In fact, Coinbase, one of the leading digital currency platforms, has exchanged $5 billion in digital currency to date through their mobile wallet app, consumer site Coinbase.com, and new... read more »

Unbeatable Trading Technology: OANDA Maintains Its Place at the Leading Edge of Forex

Unbeatable Trading Technology: OANDA Maintains Its Place at the Leading Edge of Forex

In a Nutshell: Before the new millennium brought the fintech startup rush, there was OANDA. Launched as the world's first online currency converter in 1996, OANDA brought transparency to a foreign exchange market that was essentially inaccessible to the everyday investor. Over the next 20 years, while startups came and went, OANDA continued to grow and evolve into a global foreign exchange powerhouse, expanding into a cutting-edge individual trading platform, and the exchange and... read more »

On a Mission to Protect & Educate: FINRA Recovered $96.6M for American Investors in 2015

On a Mission to Protect & Educate: FINRA Recovered $96.6M for American Investors in 2015

In a Nutshell: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) protects investors from unethical practices by enforcing rules that govern the activity of over 640,000 brokers from nearly 4,000 securities firms. A financial watchdog, the disciplinary and regulatory agency imposed about $95 million in fines to brokers and dealers while also recovering close to $97 million for investors in 2015. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, a subsidiary of FINRA, recently released its... read more »

Good Financial Cents™ — A Financial Boot Camp Preparing You to Invest, Save, & Retire

Good Financial Cents™ — A Financial Boot Camp Preparing You to Invest, Save, & Retire

In a Nutshell: If you want to retire comfortably, you should start making a plan today, but most people don't know where or how to start. To make sense of your finances, Good Financial Cents offers conversational advice about insurance, investments, credit cards, and Roth IRAs. Jeff Rose, a retired infantry soldier and certified financial planner, compares personal finances to a battleground that many are unprepared to face. For him, procrastination and ignorance is the enemy,... read more »