How do brokerages, like Robinhood, make money?

And, what is payment for order flow? In the aftermath of brokerages limiting trading in stocks like GameStop and AMC Entertainment, millions of Americans are seeking answers about the brokerage industry.  Namely, they are trying to figure out how brokerages make money,…

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Breaking down the movement: what is momentum investing?

What do Tesla, Etsy, and Moderna all have in common? Well, they were some of the biggest stocks of 2020. A ‘hype vehicle’ propelled these companies to market stardom, taking them to 2x, 4x, even 6x in mere months. But, what came…

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The Retail Revolution: Four Phases of Investing in America

In the last 50 years, the financial services industry has been flipped on its head. However, so much of that change has come just in the last few years with the advent of zero-commission brokerage apps, fintech apps, and robo-advisors. With radical…

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After GameStop, Retail Investing Spreads Its Wings

After a rocky 2020, millions of new investors sprung into markets – energized by stimulus checks, boredom, and a desire to make easy money. 48.6% of all trade volume in January 2021 was done at the Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), which includes…

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How A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Influence The Stock Market

Amongst many other things, when all is said and done, 2020 will likely be remembered as the year defined by COVID-19. If all goes well, it will also be remembered as the year we cured COVID-19 in a remarkable amount of time.…

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How Elections Affect The Stock Market

Every four years the United States elects a new president. Millions of Americans sit on the edge of their seats glued to their TVs and phones watching as projections paint the map blue and red. With so much at stake on election…

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4 best brokerage accounts for new investors to open

Looking to get into trading but are unsure of the best place to start? Luckily, there are plenty of viable options and brokers that are ideal for new investors. These cutting-edge platforms have the potential to eliminate the hassles of being a…

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New active investors are losing 38% over 6 months. Here’s how you can avoid it.

Investing in the stock market can put new active investors in dangerous financial situations. To get a better idea of what strategy works best, we compared the average growth of new active investors to new passive investors over six months. Our data…

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