Investopedia, a division of ValueClick, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Cory Wagner
and Cory Janssen. Its original concept was based on building the most comprehensive
financial dictionary online. Over time, the focus of the site expanded to building
educational content and tools to help empower the individual investor.
In April 2007, the site was acquired by Forbes Digital, having recognized the pure
potential of Investopedia. After three years of ownership which resulted in significant
growth and expansion of the website, Forbes sold Investopedia to ValueClick in August
Today the site attracts millions of visitors per month seeking to improve their
financial understanding. Investopedia offers an abundance of financial content,
from articles, dictionary terms, tutorials and video, to frequently asked questions
and exam prep quizzes. Notable is Investopedia's Stock Simulator and FXtrader, where
users can register for free and practice their investing skills with $100,000 in
virtual cash in either the stock market or fast paced foreign exchange market.
In addition to online content, Investopedia offers free weekly newsletters covering
all topics from investing basics to Forex trading. Our newsletters cater to all
audiences, whether it be the seasoned investor interested in receiving stock analysis
and trends, or inexperienced individuals looking to get their financial feet wet.
Investopedia continues to expand as new content and tools are added to cater to
its financial audience. Please enjoy the site and may your thirst for financial
knowledge be fulfilled!