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This Trader Made 295% on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Jay Smith has little doubt the cryptocurrency market will crash.<p>The price of bitcoin has increased sixfold in the past year, despite a 25 percent …

Artificial Intelligence Hedge Funds Outperforming Humans

Quantitative investing, one of the latest paths available to hedge fund managers and incorporating computer analytics in innovative new ways in order …

Artificial Intelligence

Betterment still sees growth amid volatility

Robo-advisors have seen their popularity soar in recent years as their tax-efficient, low-cost automated investing strategy appeals to many young …

Globalization

Snapchat Wants to Be Your Next Financial Adviser

You already trust it with intimate photos, so why not your retirement savings?<p>Snapchat, the social media app known for its disappearing messages, …

Why investors should approach robo advisers with caution

Robo advisers are growing quickly, with some estimating that they’ll manage $12 billion in investor money by year’s end. But as more companies get in …

You may need less retirement income than you think

New research indicates that retirees—especially in higher income brackets—might need to replace less of their pre-retirement income than they …

I founded an automated investing service that manages over $3 billion, and here are the 11 best pieces of financial advice I can give you

I spent years working as a consultant, advising the world's largest banks.<p>Now, I run Betterment, an automated investing service that's working to realize the potential of technology to make each of us great at managing our own money — providing personalized advice and planning. My money management …

Roth IRA

5 Critical Big Data Capabilities Financial Marketers Must Master

Big data promises to revolutionize the consumer banking experience — everything from marketing and sales, to service and security. But financial …

Why banks want you to drop Mint, other 'aggregators'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Millions of people share their bank account passwords with third-party sites and apps that help them track their spending, but some of the biggest financial institutions, wary of hacking risks, are trying to scare people into not using them.<p>JPMorgan Chase & Co and Capital …

This app can make you rich and let you choose…

No one can deny the opportunity that financial investments can yield, yet at the same time so many people are not investing their money. They feel …

Advicent Solutions Hosts 'Advicent Innovation Summit' in Minneapolis; Showcases the Future of Figlo and Narrator Technology

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- <b>The Consumer Revolution has changed the way consumers expect to plan for their financial futures, and</b> …

Why You Need to Do Your Estate Planning Now. I Mean Right Now. Immediately.

A financial planner learns a difficult lesson from a client's sudden death.<p>Last month, I had something happen that I never really thought would …

Apple And Google Are Teaming Up To Lobby For FinTech

Tech companies have been throwing their weight around Silicon Valley for decades, and now they're looking to set the agenda in the nation’s capital as well.<p>In a display of Silicon Valley’s maturing relationship with Washington, five tech companies have formed an advocacy group to push for …

Financial Services

7 Predictions for the Future of Finance

Incumbent payment providers may find it harder to survive<p>A new 179-page report from the World Economic Forum has confirmed what many of us in FinTech …

The man who predicted the financial crisis has some advice for the world’s central banks

Before Raghuram Rajan became the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, he was the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who famously predicted the source of the global financial meltdown in 2005. It’s another matter that few listened.<p>Now, India’s central banker has some …

Central Banks

The Future of Financial Institutions - And Risk

The financial sector has changed hugely since the financial crisis. In order to understand the pressures shaping the financial sector, we interviewed …

Riding the wave of fintech in Indonesia

<i>Photo “Big Wave Surfing Teahupoo Tahiti” by Flickr user Trev Grant licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0)</i>Let me start with a disclaimer. I …

Financial Intelligent Assistance Is Here And It's Going To Be A Game Changer For Wealth Management

Who would have thought technology would be able to give humans a run for their money? Well, we all knew it was coming. With a bit of technological prowess, finUNO’s multi-modal financial intelligence assistant has arrived to do just that – and it’s going to be a bit of a game changer for the wealth …

How Big Is the Internet of Things for Financial Institutions? - Chris Skinner's blog

I just got pinged some more research from Deloitte, who have produced a fascinating report about the size of the market for the Internet of Things …

China’s solar companies look like good bets as green energy gains momentum, analysts say

Solar glass manufacturer Xinyi Solar, and other leading solar energy-related companies, are garnering attention from analysts who say that they are …

How to Trade Bonds, Gold, Commodities, Dollar Ahead of the Fed Meeting

Investors looking to buy the gold ETF should place a good till canceled limit order to buy the ETF if it drops to $105.02, which is a key level on …

Value Investing

Investing<p>Read about Fitbit and its position in the wearable fitness device market, and learn more about how it has performed since its June 2015 …

Investing

Wealth Adviser Daily Briefing: Conflict Question Stalks In-House Products, Including at Robos

The days are long past when big brokerages heavily pushed their own mutual funds to clients, with financial incentives for brokers to tout the house brand. But issues of conflicts of interest involving proprietary products haven’t gone away.

A Green Light for Investment Crowdfunding?

There’s big news in the crowdfunding world. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that they are (finally) voting on final rules …

Internet of Things? Stock You've Never Heard of Just Rose 500%

A little-known stock listed in London has become a trade of choice for investors looking to profit from the technological megatrend known as the …

Algorithmic markets would save us from another financial crisis

As the world recovers from yet another international stock-market roller-coaster — an outright crash probably only prevented by safety algorithms installed after the Singapore flash crash of 2013 — it might be helpful for us to remember a couple of lessons from history.<p>Over the past eight years …

Financial Markets

My Plan to Prevent the Next Crash

Seven years after the financial crash, despite important new rules signed into law by President Barack Obama, there are risks in our financial system …

A group of much-hyped finance startups made a big bet on millennials — but it won't work

The threat: a group of tech-savvy underdogs aiming squarely at millennials.<p>So-called robo-advisers such as Betterment, FutureAdvisor, and Wealthfront have been attracting attention and assets, pitching themselves as low-cost, convenient alternative to brokerages.<p>Some have said their assets under …

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