Fintech

The Dangers of Paid Stock Research Reports

Over the past decade and a half, we’ve been warning our readers to avoid penny stocks like the plague. We’ve backed up those warnings with dozens of examples where penny stocks became absolutely worthless over time. Were these outright scams, or just incompetent management teams who meant well? Who cares, investors still lost all their […]

How Disruptive Technology Thematic ETFs Work

“There Are Now More Indexes Than Stocks,” was the title of a May 2017 Bloomberg article which attributed this amazing stat to the demand for indexes by investment managers. There’s a seemingly endless number of ways you can slice and dice a universe of stocks, and even rules-based indexes that make active stock selection decisions, […]

A $69 Billion Fintech Stock That’s Soaring

Finding about the merits of a given disruptive technology stock late in the game makes it tough for new investors to establish an entry point. Ideally, you identify a portfolio of stocks you like, and buy a little bit each month with the extra income you have because you live below your means. Then, you’re […]

How to Invest in Startups With the World’s Best VCs

Lately we’ve been noticing lots of ads on Facebook about investing in some exciting-sounding startups that are trying to solve some grand problem. Click through the ad and it’s almost always some equity crowdfunding platform telling you about some can’t-miss opportunity to invest in the next Microsoft Tesla. We recently warned our readers about the […]

How to Invest in Farmland with AcreTrader

There’s an old slang term that emerged around World War II, and you still hear it today: “He bought the farm.” It referred to when a service member died. The military would pay out a death beneficiary to the family. The payout would perhaps fulfill the dream of buying a little plot of land somewhere […]

About Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

Never have global equities been more accessible to retail investors than today. There’s more to the world of investing than the Nasdaq or the Silicon Valley Vatican. We frequently cover international stocks because there are some gems to be found out there flying under the radar. (For example, three of the five machine vision stocks […]

How SPACs Reward Everyone Except Retail Investors

One thing our regular readers know by now is that we always say what we think, and we never apologize for it. Sometimes that might mean we’re wrong, and we’re fine with that. We’ll admit we’ve lost money on some investments or called something totally wrong or said disparaging things about zee Germans. In doing […]

Invest in Income Share Agreements with Edly

What every employer wants are candidates with particular skills – technical and interpersonal – and the determination to see their company to success. These are the sorts of people employers want to invest in. Now, you can too. With all the world’s information only as far away as a Google search, the ability to connect […]

Insurance Provider Lemonade Offers Stock in IPO

There aren’t many trillion-dollar industries, let alone multi-trillion-dollar industries. One of the biggest industries in the world, insurance – property, casualty, and life – premiums amount to approximately $5 trillion globally, accounting for 11% of gross domestic product in the United States. We previously discussed how technology is reshaping the insurance industry and today we’re […]

The Problem with Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

When you create a new fintech platform targeting retail investors, you then need to attract their attention. Let’s say you have an alternative asset fintech company that sells timberland as an investment. You might ask sites like ours to write about the platform in exchange for a commission on any leads generated. They call this […]