Crowdfunding is nothing new, having been around since the late 1990’s. Crowd investing is a more recent concept. Take the Singapore-based Investing Note, for example.
Founded in 2014, InvestingNote is a free social networking site which enables interaction amongst retail investors and professional traders in Singapore and the South-East Asian region. According to its tagline, the …
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“We want to empower investors by giving them the same toolkits that the professionals have … [t]he financial world wants to keep this kind of information a secret but we have decided to give it away for free.” So says Maria Jacquemai, MeetInvest co-founder. Certainly a headline grabbing statement. Who doesn’t want to have access to Wall Street’s secret toolkit? It’s also a potentially powerful example of how FinTech companies, like MeetInvest, can democratise stock market investment.
So, what is MeetInvest? Essentially, a free expert based stock screening (picking) tool in a social networking [...]
Nutmeg is a UK-based online wealth management platform founded in 2011 providing access to fully managed investment portfolios. Your friendly private banker / financial advisor / wealth manager / [insert title here], not required. As at time of writing Nutmeg has over 95,000 registered users.
Why Nutmeg? Simplicity, transparency, low cost and low ‘barriers to entry’. Nutmeg’s CEO, Nick Hungerford, is fond of noting that:
“Before Nutmeg, personal wealth management was only available to people with £250,000 or more. Everyone else had to use DIY platforms and complete investment [...]
Custom AnchorTradeo is a forex broker. Tradeo offers the MetaTrader 4 forex trading top platform. Tradeo.com offers over 65 forex currency pairs, indices, stocks, cfds and commodities for your personal investment and trading options.Another Anchor
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WhatShares launched in April 2016 and claims to be the first publicly available, real time stock scanner in Asia. Nonsense, I hear you say. What about investing.com, stockflock, and Google Finance (to name a few). Fair enough. You caught me.
WhatShares is actually a stock scanner (as opposed to the ‘garden variety’ stock screener suggested in the article title). The key differences being that, unlike a stock screener, a stock scanner:Analyses live streaming data Is used by prop traders, active traders and dealers / brokers Doesn’t usually include fundamental data or financial ratios; and are Often developed for [...]