Is investing hard? Not really. At The College Investor, we believe that lazy investors grow rich. Investors rarely need to learn about anything beyond basic asset allocation. Once you figure out some jargon and automate a habit of sensible investing, you’re set. It’s easier than ever to start investing in publicly traded stocks and bonds. […]
The single most popular trend in investing today is passive investing. Most people associate passive investing with low cost, broad based index funds like those you can purchase at Vanguard. But can you be a passive investor with a more complex strategy? M1 Finance thinks you can. Their innovative investing platform brings together the best […]
From talking babies to Kevin Spacy, Etrade’s prominent marketing campaigns have made it one of the most well-known online trading platforms on the market but do they have more to offer than catchy slogans and celebrity endorsements? E-Trade offers tools and platforms aimed at both experienced and novice investors because of this, most investors can […]
To say that women are becoming more involved in the financial world is an understatement. While income inequality is still an issue, females are earning higher salaries and taking more agency with their finances than ever. So why aren’t they investing? Research shows that men are five times more likely than women to prioritize investing. […]
Asset allocation refers to the overall mixture of stocks, bonds, and asset classes in your portfolio, and it’s the biggest success factor.
Every new investor faces two challenges: The barrier to entry being too high Not having the slightest idea of what to actually invest in It’s no secret that investing jargon can sound like a foreign language. This can deter many people from ever taking the time to learn what they actually need to know. On […]
The first time I ever heard of MLPs was from my Uncle Jeff. Imagine an enormous lumberjack, with a Santa Claus beard and a penchant for stretching the truth. “You know who’s really getting rich up there in Williston? It ain’t them truck drivers. It’s them MLPs. They’re earning all this money without paying any […]
On April 5th, 2012 Congress passed the JOBS act of 2012. With the stroke of a pen everyday people gained access to private investment markets that had once been the domain of “accredited investors,” people with incomes greater than $200K or assets greater than $1Million. Since the new law has been signed into place, real […]
The key to investing success is finding asymmetric risks and rewards. Over time, if you consistently invest your money into assets with small downside potential but huge upside potential, you will see huge returns. It is a well documented fact that finding asymmetric risk through the stock exchange is a struggle. Professional fund managers who […]
How to get started investing in your 30s if you’ve never invested before, with a look at life events, financial balance, and more.
Our complete guide on how to start investing after college, specifically crafted for millennials that are 22 to 29 years old.
Kickfurther is a crowdfunding platform that connects individual looking to earn money to small business owners with inventory funding needs. Kickfurther screens the companies that need inventory but is open to all individuals, also known as “Buyers.” This platform is another example of how powerful crowdfunding can be for both the business and individual. If […]
Trading commodities is complex and requires a lot of upfront work to make sure you fully understand the underlying concepts. You purchase and use commodities every day, but do you understand them as an investment? What forces drive commodity prices? What are the different varieties of commodities? What are the risks of trading them? Commodities […]
Students looking for new ways of earning money to pay off their college debt is a commonplace; however, many a times students fall for risky ways of making quick cash and end up losing even more money. Online CFD trading is one of the most sought after ways and yet the simplest of them all […]
Millennials are a strange generation. They are diverse, savvy, and large in number. They entered adulthood just as the American economy was hitting its lowest ebb in a generation. They earn less than their parents and grandparents, but many of them save a lot more. 30% of them work in the “gig economy”, well outside […]
I want to discuss my personal investment strategy for my own benefit as much as yours. I am a far stretch from a financial expert, and I am confident that I can learn from the College Investor audience when it comes to developing a solid investing strategy. With that said, I believe that many in […]