There are a growing number of robo-advisors available — online investment platforms that are completely automated and will manage your investment portfolio for you. But perhaps the most unique among the lot is Motif. This platform is democratizing the investment universe by allowing you to create your own little investment funds.
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When you open an account with a broker, it often seems easier to just stick with your existing stock broker — even you are dissatisfied with fees, or with customer service. Many investors believe that transferring brokers is difficult. In some cases, stock brokers charge transfer fees when you decide to leave them behind. But don’t let this stop you, though.
As a Millennial investor it’s easy to get overwhelmed. With tons of investment jargon, acronyms, and advice it can be difficult knowing how to make the first step into the investment world. Just because you’re a newbie investor doesn’t mean you have to fear the stock market, or procrastinate saving for retirement!
When the market is in the midst of a downturn, it can be hard to feel good about the situation. After all, when you check your portfolio, it appears you’re losing money. But before you take action based on fear, take a step back and consider the situation.
Robo-advisors are shifting the investment landscape and revolutionizing the way many people manage their money. In contrast to high-priced financial advisors, robo-advisors are offering investment services at a fraction of the cost and democratizing the investing process.
Every once-in-a-while the stock market suffers a schizophrenic break from its normal humdrum up a bit down a bit daily routine. In late August and early September of 2015 we observed one of those psychotic episodes. Stock market investors were dizzy with vertigo from the wild daily fluctuations (mostly negative) of hundreds of points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Can you be a graduate student and a smart investor at the same time? Without a doubt — YES! Your tactics will need to be different than someone who is fully employed, but you can certainly be a smart investor while pursuing an advanced degree. Read on to learn how to balance being a college student and plan your finances for the future.
When you use financial software you want to know that it’s secure, especially if you’re providing bank account passwords so that the application can track your income and expenses automatically. The good news is that many of these financial software companies are very serious about security, and your information is probably protected. Personal Capital is one of them.
When a full on downturn in the market occurs, it won’t come with a whole lot of fanfare — at least not at the beginning. It will likely start slowly, and build momentum. Unfortunately, that’s also the reason why market downturns are so difficult to prepare for, or even to predict.
Robo-advisors are quickly becoming all the rage. What used to be considered an alternative is now becoming more and more mainstream. Even Charles Schwab, a big player in the financial industry has jumped on board with Intelligent Portfolios.