Tech

  1. Top Tips for Buying a Financial Advisory Practice

    When acquiring a new financial advisory practice, make sure that your game plan avoids these acquisition missteps.
  2. How The Video Game Industry Works (AMD, AMZN)

    Traditionally, the video game industry was limited to consoles, such as Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation, ...
  3. How Betterment Eliminated Third-Party Admins to Cut Costs

    Once Betterment decided to offer 401(k) plans, the robo-advisor decided to use one of its strongest asset – algorithms – ...
  4. Invest through Equity Crowdfunding: Risks and Rewards (FB)

    Investing through equity crowdfunding carries risks such as risk of failure, fraud and doubtful returns. But it also offer ...
  5. How Simple.com Makes Personal Banking Easier

    A Q&A with a rep from Simple, an up-and-coming internet-only bank.
  6. 5 Ways to Avoid Identity Fraud

    Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint in 2014. Here are some ways you can protect yourself.
  7. Are Robo-Advisors an FA's Worst Nightmare?

    Understand how robo-advisors present an opportunity for traditional financial advisors to enhance their practices and service ...
  8. Predictive Analytics Drives Return for Investors

    A new industry of predictive analysis has developed to make sense of big data and give investors real-time buy and sell recommendations ...
  9. This Is What Jeff Bezos's Portfolio Looks Like

    Take a tour of one of the most broad-ranging billionaire investment portfolios, that of Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com.
  10. What is the Future for Salesforce.com? (CRM)

    Learn about Salesforce and how it has become an industry leader in the cloud-based CRM space. Understand what it has in store ...
  11. Top Tips for Young Financial Advisors

    The aging financial advisory business will soon be creating opportunities for young aspiring advisors. Here's how they can ...
  12. The 4 Best Alternatives to PayPal (PYPL, GOOG)

    Read about four popular alternatives to PayPal, and learn why the online payments industry is too big for one firm to dominate ...
  13. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Facebook Stock (FB)

    Find out what risks Facebook shareholders face in coming years, and why the social media giant may struggle to find new markets ...
  14. Are ETFs a Good Fit for 401(k) Plans?

    The popularity of ETFs among investors and advisors continues to grow. But are they a good fit for 401(k) plans?
  15. Robo-Advisors for Retirees: A Good Match?

    Robo-advisors have democratized investing for many, but can they help retirees? Here are some things to consider before choosing ...
  16. How to Use Technology to Save Big on Travel

    How to leverage the online community and technology to create a one of a kind travel experience that's economical.
  17. Volatility? How to Help Clients See the Big Picture

    Advisors can have a tough time selling clients on the bigger picture, especially when the market is volatile. Here's how ...
  18. Why Perceptual Computing Is The Future 

    Perceptual computing will have a major impact on our future in the coming years. Here's why.
  19. Regional, Community Bank Stocks the Next Big Thing

    The very best opportunities are often in the less exciting stocks and sectors. Community banks may not be sexy, but they ...
  20. Top 5 Useless Financial Products That Will Disappear Soon

    Bank deposit slip: what's that? Everyday tools of our financial life that went from indispensable to obsolete.
  21. How Robo-Advisors Can Help You and Your Portfolio

    Robo-advisors can add a layer of affordable help and insight to most people's portfolio management efforts, especially as ...
  22. 7 Apps Every Financial Analyst Should Have

    Review the seven best mobile apps for professional financial analysts for streamlining up-to-date information and performing ...
  23. The Five Most Disruptive Technologies of 2015

    A breakdown of the five most important disruptive innovations in 2015, including wearable technology, ride sharing and smartphones.
  24. GoPro Steals the Show in Fox's "The Martian"

    Action camera maker GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) landed a starring role in Twenty-First Century Fox's (NASDAQ: FOX) The Martian, ...
  25. NVIDIA Scores a Major Graphics Win (NVDA, INTC)

    In the world of graphics processing units (GPUs) and visual computing, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is at the head of the class. ...
  26. How Tax-Loss Harvesting Can Save You Money

    Harvesting tax losses is a key skill that investors can use to keep more of their money in their pockets the next time they ...
  27. Robo-Advisors' Next Frontier: 401(k) Plans

    Despite the lower cost and tech efficiency, it will most likely take robo-advisors several years to make a real impact in ...
  28. The Biggest Risks of Investing in FireEye Stock

    Examine the current state of FireEye, Inc., and learn about some of the biggest risks of investing in this cybersecurity ...
  29. Prevent Employees From Hacking You Computer System

    Cyber security attacks from a current or ex-employee can cause a lot of pain. Here is how to avoid such attacks.
  30. Germany Tech Startups: Keep Them On Your Radar

    Many German companies, which are eager to catch up with the rest of the world by entering the digital age, are investing ...
  31. IBM's Watson Spreads Its Wings ... Again

    It's been a busy couple of weeks for IBM (NYSE: IBM) in general and its Watson cognitive computing unit in particular. In ...
  32. Betterment's all-ETF Online 401(k) plan

    A look at Betterment's plans to offer an all-ETF online 401(k) plan.
  33. Is It Safe to Send Money Through Facebook?

    Learn how Facebook employs strong measures to keep your information safe when sending money, but understand the rare threats ...
  34. What Blackrock's Roboadvisory Entry Means

    A look at what BlackRock's acquisition of FutureAdvisor means for both roboadvisors and traditional advisors.
  35. Why the Wealthy Are Also Jittery About Volatility

    Many wealthy clients aren't so confident with investments during volatile markets, according to a recent study. That means ...
  36. 7 Popular Software Programs for Portfolio Managers

    For retail investors and money managers, portfolio management software makes life easier. Here are synopses of seven popular ...
  37. Is China's Economic Collapse Good For the U.S.?

    After years of unprecedented expansion, growth in China has finally begun to slow. Does the United States need to worry or ...
  38. The 8 Best Alternatives to Kickstarter

    Learn about Kickstarter, a popular crowdsourcing website. Additionally, learn about eight crowdsourcing companies that are ...
  39. Retirement Tips: How to Choose the Best IRA Custodian

    Finding the right custodian for your IRA means determining the sort of IRA you want. Then you can zero in on the ideal institution ...
  40. 7 Very Affordable ETFs: Should You Invest? (VTI, VOO)

    If you prefer low-cost ETFs, here are seven that should be good bets in a bull market.
  41. The Rise of Subscription-Based Financial Advice

    The latest way to target younger clients is to provide financial planning services for a monthly fee, simliar to a cell phone ...
  42. Robo-Advisors Face First Market Downturn Test

    Robo-advisors are experiencing a major market downtown for the first time. So how did they do?
  43. 7 Stocks Suitable For Young Professionals

    Understand what drives young professionals and where they look to invest; learn about seven stocks all young professionals ...
  44. The 5 Best Alternatives to eBay (AMZN, EBAY)

    Understand the benefits and drawbacks of eBay, as well as the industry in which it operates. Learn about five alternatives ...
  45. The Unintended Consequences of Self-Driving Cars

    An overview of some unintended consequences of the driverless car revolution.
  46. Blockchain Technology To Revolutionize Traditional Banking

    Blockchain technology is being taken seriously by the financial sector as it may prove to be a great disrupter to the traditional ...
  47. Top Questions to Ask When Choosing a Robo-Advisor

    Think a robo-advisor might be the right choice for you? Be sure to ask these questions first.
  48. How to Use Blockchain to Buy and Sell Gold

    Most people still haven't heard of the term "blockchain," but chances are you will soon. A blockchain is a tamper-proof, ...
  49. Advisors: Encourage Your Clients to Get a Second Opinion

    If you are not collaborating with other professionals in your circle, you could be doing your clients a disservice.
  50. 10 Top Broker-Dealers to Follow on Social Media

    Stay in the financial markets 'know' by following these influential independent broker-dealers on social media.
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