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Trade “Some” Stocks for Free With Loyal3

In the past we've talked about various platforms that help make investing more accessible to retail investors. Interactive Brokers let's you easily trade stocks on foreign exchanges. Platforms like Sharepost, Onepost, and Kickstarter will allow you to invest in disruptive technology startups at the ground level. One other brokerage platform that we have been using for about a year now is Loyal3 which truly lets you invest in stocks for free but of course just "some" stocks. While it doesn't necessarily allow you to invest in disruptive technology, it's well worth taking a closer look at so you can offset those more speculative investments with some solid brands. Founded in 2008, Loyal3 has taken in $50 million so far to develop their platform which is currently only available to U.S. investors. Opening an account is pain free and the platform is very intuitive and usable. There are 66 stocks available to [...]

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One Drone Stock to Invest In

When we talk about drones, we first have to clarify which of the two main types of drones we're talking about; military drones or commercial/consumer drones. From an investor's perspective, these two types of drone represent two very different types of exposures. Military Drones have been in development since as far back as World War 1, were widely used in the Vietnam War, and have no doubt been widely used ever since. There isn't anything necessarily disruptive about an unmanned aircraft taking high-altitude pictures or lobbing rockets at the enemy. This technology is in widespread use today, and the growth will most likely be based on the number of rich countries engaged in "wars" at any given time. Instead, Consumer and Commercial Drones are where the real growth is expected to be at. You may have decided you wanted to invest in drones because one was buzzing around your neighborhood recently, or you noticed [...]

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Investing in Innovation with the ieCrowd IPO

The "sharing economy" has captured the attention of investors with companies like Uber commanding the second most highest valuation of any private company in the world next to Xiaomi. The idea that everyone collaborates, information is transparent, and we all work together to create value is a great concept that is extending to all aspects of disruptive innovation. One company wants to use the "collaborative economy" to commercialize innovation and is looking at an IPO to raise the capital needed to do so. Innovation Economy Corporation or ieCrowd has a unique business model which allows you to invest directly in innovation.       Founded in 2010, ieCrowd has taken in almost $5 million in funding so far and is looking to raise about 4X that amount in a planned IPO. At the end of 2014, the Company had incurred $4.9 million in expenses over the year and had 15 employees on the payroll. [...]

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Investing in Innovation with the ieCrowd IPO

The "sharing economy" has captured the attention of investors with companies like Uber commanding the second most highest valuation of any private company in the world next to Xiaomi. The idea that everyone collaborates, information is transparent, and we all work together to create value is a great concept that is extending to all aspects of disruptive innovation. One company wants to use the "collaborative economy" to commercialize innovation and is looking at an IPO to raise the capital needed to do so. Innovation Economy Corporation or ieCrowd has a unique business model which allows you to invest directly in innovation.       Founded in 2010, ieCrowd has taken in almost $5 million in funding so far and is looking to raise about 4X that amount in a planned IPO. At the end of 2014, the Company had incurred $4.9 million in expenses over the year and had 15 employees on the payroll. [...]

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A List of 19 YieldCo Stocks to Invest In

You may have heard of "YieldCos" in the news over the past year as they continue to grow in popularity. Yield companies or "YieldCos" bundle renewable and/or conventional long-term electricity generating assets in order to generate predictable cash flows resulting from the sale of said electricity through long term contracts. In the past few years, many solar companies have been creating yieldcos in order to secure lower-cost capital as part of cost reduction initiatives in the solar industry. Solar isn't the only type of yieldco though. Exposure to hydro and wind are also offered through yieldcos in addition to traditionally produced electricity from natural gas. In May of this year, the Global X YieldCo ETF (NASDAQ:YLCO) began trading offering investors a diversified way to play this theme. This ETF is based on the "Indxx Global YieldCo Index". While nothing but good things can be said about the benefits of [...]

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A List of 19 YieldCo Stocks to Invest In

You may have heard of "YieldCos" in the news over the past year as they continue to grow in popularity. Yield companies or "YieldCos" bundle renewable and/or conventional long-term electricity generating assets in order to generate predictable cash flows resulting from the [...]

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Investing in Innovation with the ieCrowd IPO

The "sharing economy" has captured the attention of investors with companies like Uber commanding the second most highest valuation of any private company in the world next to Xiaomi. The idea that everyone collaborates, information is transparent, and we all work together [...]

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One Drone Stock to Invest In

When we talk about drones, we first have to clarify which of the two main types of drones we're talking about; military drones or commercial/consumer drones. From an investor's perspective, these two types of drone represent two very different types of exposures. Military [...]

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How to Invest in Solar Stocks After Hanergy

Up until now, investing in the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEARCA:TAN) seemed like the perfect way to get some diversified pure play exposure to the rapidly growing solar industry. Out of the two ETFs available, TAN seems to be the most liquid and transparent. Then in May of [...]

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Dr. Soon-Shiong’s CAR-T IPO NantKwest

In an article last year, we highlighted a very ambitious startup called Nanthealth which is looking to revolutionize healthcare. Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Nanthealth is their leader, a certain Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong whose past achievements in building successful [...]