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iShares Robotics and AI ETF IRBO vs. ROBO Global

When it comes to investing in the many technology themes we cover here on Nanalyze, we’re always quick to recommend that investors diversify instead of trying to find the next Microsoft. Oftentimes, that diversification comes in the form of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The simple way to explain an ETF is that it’s like a mutual […]

9 Money Transfer Alternatives to Western Union

In today’s increasingly globalized world, the need to transfer funds across borders while incurring minimal fees is becoming a requirement for most businesses and people. Historically, a money transfer was conducted using a service like Western Union (NYSE:WU) which is rife with fees. Even if you just try to move currencies between two banks, you’ll see how bad […]

Investing in Music Royalties as an Asset Class

In a recent article, we talked about how the term “asset class” refers to a category of investments like stocks, bonds, or real estate. While these examples represent popular asset classes, some are not so mainstream. Art, wine, and timber could all be considered asset classes, each with their own historical performance and varied reactions […]

Top 7 Biggest Blockchain Startups That Are Not ICOs

Everywhere you look there’s talk of how blockchain technology is changing everything. All these new currencies are sprouting up while bitcoin continues its upwards march. All the while, Silicon Valley naysayers are praising the emergence of ICOs so they can stick it to the man and democratize the entire fundraising process without realizing just how […]

Are Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Scams?

It never ceases to amaze us how many scams there are in the world of penny stocks and yet the SEC does very little to shut them down. We have been exposing these scams for years and will continue to do so because it’s people like the elderly who most often are preyed upon by these […]

6 Robo Advisory Firms Trying Hard to Innovate

We’re often puzzled as to how people can use terminology to put an entirely new coat of paint on something that’s been around for a long time and then purport that it’s new and exciting. Take robo advisors as an example. In the good old days, you met with a wealth manager who asked you a bunch […]

9 Insurance Startups Improving Underwriting

One reason Warren Buffet likes the insurance industry is because of the “float”, a term that refers to the amount of money an insurance company has taken in but not yet paid out in claims. “Float” acts as a free loan that can be used for safe investments that only need to be cashed out when a claim […]