Financial Technology

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  1. Mobile Marketing

    Mobile marketing utilizes multiple distribution channels to promote products and services via mobile devices, such as tablets ...
  2. Can ICOs Survive Regulatory Scrutiny?

    The SEC is taking a closer look at whether or not crypto should be held to the same standards as traditional investments. ...
  3. Better Alternative Trading System (BATS)

    The Better Alternative Trading System (BATS) is a U.S.-based stock exchange offering investors equities, options, and foreign ...
  4. No Shoring

    No shoring refers to cases where companies bring business functions back to their home jurisdictions only to automate them ...
  5. Advisors: Have Text Conversations With Clients

    The financial advice industry hasn't embraced texting as a client service the same way that other advice fields have: will ...
  6. Invest in Technology to Avoid Lost Revenue

    For financial advisors, the revenue lost by foregoing new technology is significant, but not as significant as the payback ...
  7. How Square Cash Works and Makes Money

    Square Inc. has rapidly grown into one of the largest payment processing companies in the United States, and here's how it ...
  8. What happens when crypto-bros and big banks collide?

    What do the world's largest banks and manifesto-clutching cypherpunks have in common? A quest for enhanced information security ...
  9. Data-Directed Decision Making

    Data-directed decision making refers to using scientifically valid information to inform executive decisions.
  10. Behavioral Analytics

    Behavioral analytics is an area of data analytics focuses on providing insight into the actions of people.
  11. Instructing Bank

    An instructing bank is one of the banks that plays a role in a transfer of funds between two parties.
  12. Can Anything Replace Ethereum?

    Investopedia asked Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin: what, if anything, will replace Ethereum?
  13. How can I create a linear regression in Excel?

    Learn the steps involved in creating a linear regression chart in Microsoft Excel.
  14. Prescriptive Analytics

    Prescriptive analytics is the use of technology to help businesses make better decisions about how to handle specific situations ...
  15. Business Intelligence (BI)

    Business intelligence (BI) refers to the procedural and technical infrastructure that collects, stores and analyzes data ...
  16. Primary Account Number (PAN)

    A primary account number is a 14, 15 or 16 digit number generated as a unique identifier designated for a primary account. ...
  17. Merchant Discount Rate

    The merchant discount rate is the rate charged to a merchant for payment processing services on debit and credit card transactions. ...
  18. Best Budgeting Software for 2018

    The best budgeting software helps users manage money and is something that you will actually use on a day to day basis.
  19. Tips for Stock Charts That Enhance Your Analysis

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  20. Social Media

    Social media is a computer-based technology that facilitates the sharing of ideas and information and the building of virtual ...
  21. Open Architecture

    Open architecture is used to describe a financial institution's ability to offer clients both proprietary and external products ...
  22. Petro (Cryptocurrency)

    Petro is a cryptocurrency proposed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in December 2017.
  23. 5 Robo-Advisors for 2018

    Robo-advisors have surged in popularity as investors seek low-cost, automated investing opportunities.
  24. Advisors: Here's What You Need to Know About Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to make headlines. Here's how to explain the cryptocurrency to clients.
  25. The 5 Signs of an IRS Phone Scam

    Tax season is approaching. Be aware of the tell-tale signs of an IRS phone scam.
  26. Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)

    A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) is the earthbound portion of a satellite communication system that can be used to send ...
  27. What Was the First Company to Issue Stock?

    The Dutch East India Co. was the first company to sell shares of the business to the public in 1602.
  28. How to Micro-Invest with Acorns

    Acorns automatic savings feature can funnel money into an investment account.
  29. Top 4 Apps for Traders

    Discover some of the best mobile apps to track the market news and manage your portfolio on the go.
  30. The Benefits of Combining Advisors and Robo-Advisors

    There are many benefits to combining traditional financial advisors and robo-advisors.
  31. SEC's Cyber Unit Files Charges vs ICO Scam That Raised $15M

    The SEC's new cyber unit said Canadian company Plex Corps raised $15 million in a fraudulent ICO.
  32. 4 Best Personal Finance Apps as of December 2017

    Managing your money and hitting your financial goals has never been easier with these top personal finance apps.
  33. Bitcoin Price Inches Towards $10,000

    Bitcoin is almost at $10,000 even as investors are preparing for a $40,000 price target for 2018.
  34. Could Bitcoin Futures Destabilize the Broader Economy?

    Wall Street is leery about how bitcoin futures will affect the economy.
  35. Does Bitcoin Cash's Success Signal a Cryptocurrency Conflict?

    As bitcoin prices fell 25% from a new all-time high, bitcoin cash quadrupled in value.
  36. JPMorgan Unveils Blockchain Money Transfer Project; So Much For 'Bitcoin Is A Fraud'

    CEO Jamie Dimon trashes bitcoin even as JPMorgan uses the underlying technology to develop new processes.
  37. What Are Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges?

    Could the latest type of digital currency exchange protect users from potential hacks?
  38. Ripple CEO Favors Government Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

    Brad Garlinghouse says regulatory intervention has been a positive thing for the cryptocurrency field.
  39. 7 Essential Tech Tools for Financial Advisors

    Investing in the right tech tools for your practice can boost productivity and client service.
  40. Are Smart Contracts the Best of Blockchain?

    Smart contracts may be one of the best innovations to accompany blockchain development.
  41. Can Blockchain Make Medications Cheaper and Safer?

    Blockchain-driven innovation has the potential to change the entire pharma lifecycle, from development through to delivery.
  42. Hackers Target Computer Rigs to Illegally Mine Cryptocurrencies

    Hackers are now stealing random people's computer power to mine digital tokens in an alarming new trend.
  43. More Governments Test Out Cryptocurrencies

    Digital currencies may be enticing to governments if cash is in decline or financial networks are out of date.
  44. Cryptocurrencies Will Fail Without Cross-Chain Transactions

    Cross-chain transactability is digital finance's only chance at becoming a relevant substitute for more traditional systems. ...
  45. Blockchain Is a Game-Changer for Online Advertising

    In the massive world of online advertising, blockchain will be a force to reckon with.
  46. China's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy on Cryptocurrency Crimes

    The Chinese media are following the country's government, which has cracked down on ICOs and cryptocurrencies.
  47. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales: ICOs Are 'Absolute Scam'

    Jimmy Wales says ICOs are a fad that are a waste of investor time and money.
  48. Investing in Cryptocurrencies: What to Keep In Mind

    Here are some important pointers when considering investing in crytocurrencies.
  49. What If a Cryptocurrency Bubble Isn't That Bad?

    There is a gold-rush mentality swirling around ICOs and cryptocurrencies. If it's a bubble, is there an upside?
  50. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Attacks Are a Threat

    More than 1.65 million computers have been targeted in malware attacks related to cryptocurrency mining.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Call Option

    An agreement that gives an investor the right (but not the obligation) to buy a stock, bond, commodity, or other instrument ...
  2. Standard Deviation

    A measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean, calculated as the square root of the variance. The more spread ...
  3. Entrepreneur

    An entrepreneur is an individual who founds and runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of the venture.
  4. Money Market

    The money market is a segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities ...
  5. Perfect Competition

    Pure or perfect competition is a theoretical market structure in which a number of criteria such as perfect information and ...
  6. Compound Interest

    Compound Interest is interest calculated on the initial principal and also on the accumulated interest of previous periods ...
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