Without a doubt, performing thorough fundamental and technical analysis is time consuming and not for the faint of heart. The vast amount of information available to investors is staggering. Furthermore, organizing the data to yield an educated buy, sell, or hold decision is traditionally left to analysts and institutional grade shops. Luckily for traders, Marc […]Continue reading
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The rise of the “robo-advisor” is hard to ignore. Startups Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, and others have shaken up the managed assets scene by letting algorithms determine the best allocation of capital.
Investing with a robo-advisor has given investors the ability to accomplish long term investment goals with a much lower cost over using a traditional advisor.
A similar trend of lower costs has been seen with the online brokers. All the major brokers charge $9.99 or less per trade, with a variety of firms offering trades at half that rate, $4.95 or lower.
So which is the better choice: park your capital with a so called robo advisor and let the algos direct your portfolio, or take the bull by its horns and trade for yourself?Continue reading
In my never ending quest to find the best investor tools and services, a fellow STTG’r recently brought Briefing.com to my attention.
I’ve always been aware of Briefing because the service is integrating into numerous online stock broker news feeds. What I didn’t realize was the service was far more in depth than what the brokers offered.Continue reading
Individual investors have more resources than ever to manage their portfolios. However, buying foreign stocks is still mostly left to institutional investors, such as mutual funds and hedge funds, or professional traders.
Currency conversion, different reporting standards and higher transaction costs are among the barriers to buying international equities.
So, how can you buy stocks of overseas companies with relative ease?Continue reading